Skip to comments.Purge the RINOs and the RINO Apologists
Posted on 04/28/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT by Natural Law
I am as sick to death of RINO apologists as I am the RINOs themselves. Too many real conservatives took a lot of flack here on FR during the last mid term and presidential election cycles for expecting Republicans to actually legislate like Republicans rather voting for every Obama-lite candidate with an R after their names who just might be electable. To too many, elections are about partisan score keeping and not about the direction and future of the country.
Many conservatives received a lot of undeserved criticism because they refused to vote straight party line or choose the lesser of two evils, opting instead to withhold their vote when neither candidate represented me. All one need to do to see the folly of voting for RINOs is the passing of the Stimulus, the Prescription Drug program, and the confirmation of pro-abortion appointees and judges.
It isn't about party politics or which party is in power. No party owns me or my vote. It is about principle and voting for candidates who, based upon record and not campaign rhetoric, will work staunchly for the conservative principles I believe in. I would much rather be represented by a legitimately conservative minority party than by a RINO majority who moves us toward socialism only slightly more slowly than Obama.
Many conservatives received a lot of undeserved criticism because they refused to vote straight party line or choose the lesser of two evils, opting instead to withhold their vote when neither candidate represented me.
Hopefully the RINO purge will reduce the impetus for a third party. Let’s take over the Republican party like the Marxists have take over the Democrat party.
line em up and mow em down. After some weedin.....we need to do some ho ing
Michael Steele did just that in Maryland’s 1st congressional district in the last election.
Almost every elected Republican in the state came out for the conservative Andrew Harris who was challenging the Rino Gilcrest. Even former Maryland (R) Governor Robert Erhlich (With whom Steele ran as Lt. Gov) came out against the Rino and for Harris. Steele supported the rino who later, after being defeated by the conservative in the primary, endorsed both the democrat and Obama. The democrat won in a very close race thanks to Steele’s efforts.
Purge is the word!
Yep. A simple fact that many party operatives refuse to acknowledge.
RINO rage ping! Saw Brite Hume tonight upset about R party turning on Spector. But Bill Crystal called it a win (longer term) for R party. Why? It’s the start of democrats being held responsible once they have full power.
The GOP saw what happens when you put up a “progressive light” (McCain) against a full-fledged “progressive” (Obama).
Why are there some within the GOP who want the GOP to go moderate or moderately liberal?
They want the GOP to be conseravtive on fiscal policy and national security (2 of the 3 legs) but they want to cast aside the 3rd leg (social conservativism).
IT WONT WORK.
Social conservatives will not show up to vote if the GOP keeps putting up RINOS in Senate races, House races and presidential races.
Reagan types and only Reagan types.
RINO season is open.
Now might be the very best time for us to encourage such useless creatures as Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to make their true allegiances official...
Hell, John McCain can join ‘em for all the git I shive!
The American public is collectively wise. Legitimate conservative candidates win when not compromised or sold out by their own party. Those with no moral compass who opt to say what ever they think they need to say to get the most votes are ultimately losers in every sense of the word.
Stupidity or complicity - it's one or the other.
Charitably, I would say that in John Cornyn's case, it is the former...
I’m tired of insipid vanities.
All you have to do is to win primaries and general elections and then you don’t have to write whiney vanities.
Sounds like one of the RINO apologists trying to rationalize an irrational position. If you don't like them don't read and respond to them.
Well, where do you live? If you live in any state and congressional district where it is feasible to elect a conservative, I doubt anyone on FR would ever implore you to vote for a RINO.
But, if you’re a place where we need to unseat a heavy duty leftist, and conservatives haven’t proved electable, well. . . don’t forget that politics is the art of the possible.
I was a Democrat up until 1976 when the party left me. I feel much more betrayed by this current crop of RINO leaders than I did in ‘76. I once again feel like a man without a party.
Never again will I betray my conservatism for these characters. The country is well on the way to hell with RINOs, we won't get there any faster if the socialist votes they cast have a D behind them.
Next thing you know, Mitt Romney will pop out of the woodwork, big as life and twice as toothy, and start advising us to vote for more “moderates,” as if we can’t use John “I was a prisoner of war” McCain as “Exhibit A” for what happens when we do!
(Is anyone else beginning to, just a little bit, if not exactly sympathize with, then at least begin to understand why the North Vietnamese wanted to treat that smarmy arse so badly?)
I wish I could say some here have forgotten that, but it's worse. Not only did they never know it, they don't even want to learn.
“Im tired of insipid vanities.
All you have to do is to win primaries and general elections and then you dont have to write whiney vanities.”
Whiney vanity? I’m completely confused as to just what you are trying to tell us from your lofty position. Some of us down here need just a tad more explanation.
These Traitors have to be purged! Why the fuss they vote with the Rats anyway so no loss there..The positive side is the party will be more cohesive without these Lousy Democrat spies and Quislings..
Did it ever occur to you the persons you deride as “RINOs” may be doing exactly what they are supposed to do ; ie: represent the interests of those whom they serve ?
You have a viewpoint - and it may be the same one I share-but conservatives have been the tail of the dog for a very,very long time. In fact, considering the last election results, we are more the tip of the tail than anything else.
Insisting everyone else get in step with us-or else-is about like the fabled flea - floating down the river on his back, and screaming “ Open the drawbridge !”
Have you ever looked at his actual voting record? For instance he and Kyl voted against Sebelius today. Specter, Collins and Snowe voted FOR her...... if he is defeated in the primary I will vote for whoever wins, but if he wins I WILL vote for him in the general... people need to use their heads and make the changes in the primaries.
Only for about a nanosecond. Politicians need to at least have the honesty to run as a democrat when they run as a democrat. Voters need to discern if a politician is running for office because he wants to do so something or if he wants to be something. Those who will say anything to get elected are in the latter category and are not to be trusted. Those who would vote for them are misguided.
I would, only to prevent the 60 vote Senate, but that ship has sailed, so to hell with the rinos. They either stand with us or against us.
“Voters need to discern if a politician is running for office because he wants to do so something or if he wants to be something”
It bears repeating.
Basically, what Specter told us today is that he doesn’t know what else to do with his life.
That’s his problem, and it shouldn’t be ours.
Where the h**** did you get the idea YOUR views were supposed to be those of the entire Republican party ?
Did they hold a special convention or something ? Were you appointed the Chief Bottle Washer and Notary Sojack ?
Shouldn’t this have been a Major Media event ?
Hey everybody ! (Drum roll; trumpet flourish) “ Natural Law” is our new Notary Sojack !!
True, but that's the trend here. There's a reason I haven't bothered posting here much for months. Too much "If you're not in lockstep on *every issue*, you're not welcome here."
This is the USA. Last I checked, personal freedom was important, not whether I agreed with everyone here on every single issue. However, posts like this are getting more common all the time. At this rate, it'll be right back around to "Freedom means only what we say it does."
Pipe down, noob.
This is a conservative website, not a RINO or a GOP website. Your noobness raises my suspicions, as we have had a lot of trolls here lately, playing divide and conquer.
Natural Law is expressing what many of us feel. Conservatives have been treated like mushrooms in the GOP for years—kept in the dark and fed a line of sh#t.
No more. The GOP is nothing without us. We’re the base.
Too bad is they are ashamed of us.Well, we are ashamed of them.
The GOP is in trouble because it is trying to accommodate people and principles that it does not stand for.
Taking advice from Dems and the MSM is why we are where we are at now.
If the GOP had some testicles, we could be making life difficult for Obama and his fellow fascists with each new outrage he proposes, but instead, like McConnell today, even the kick in the teeth by Arlen Specter doesn’t even merit a raise in voice from the GOP.
They’ll probably all have lunch together after Arlen’s little photo op with Obama tomorrow morning.
"When Arlen Specter saw the prospect of record deficits for the forseeable future he finally found a party he wanted to join....the Democratic Party"
There are still plenty of people here and elsewhere who are quick to say that it is the fault of conservatives that Obama is in the White House.
They don’t blame the GOP.
They don’t blame McCain.
They don’t blame the likes of Michale Steele.
They blame conservatives for not bowing and scraping before the RINOS.
I am liable to cut out the middle man and slap the next RINO! ;-)
what smack you be preaching man?
Oh, yessir ! Nossir ! Aye-aye sir ! Shine your shoes sir ?
Why in Tophet (I’m being nice) should I-or anyone else care what raises your “suspicions” ?
I like your statement “ We’re the base .” Sez who (beside YOU ) ??
Most of you “ We’re the base” people were touting Ron Paul in 2007-2008, and making snarky remarks about “Juan Mc Cain”-who was the actual nominated candidate.
Horse hockey !
So where did that get you on the Stimulus vote?
You-all talk that way at home, do you ?
Which shows you are utterly unqualified to detect such a trend--any trends for that matter.
Too much "If you're not in lockstep on *every issue*, you're not welcome here."
I've never seen a single person post such a thing. You're obviously hangin' out in the wrong places.
The funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
Thanks for the new desktop wallpaper :)