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The word "DINO" is rarely used by liberals!
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Posted on 04/29/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by entropy12

To entertain myself, I will drop in to some of the liberal web sites such as DU, Politico etc.

I have observed viewpoints from extreme left to not so extreme left to almost left of center. But rarely, if ever, I have seen the word DINO thrown around.

Actually there are more registered democrats than republicans in the country. And democrats are a more diverse conglomeration ranging from rich white liberals, blue collar, blacks, Hispanics, militant feminists, recent immigrants, yuppies, Muslims, welfare dependents, etc.

Yet, it is rare for one democrat to turn on another. Whereas I see the word RINO used constantly. Whatever happened to Reagan's 11th commandment (or was it Buckley's commandment)?

On conservative blog sites such as FR, what I see is we dislike more candidates than we like by a ratio of 10:1. I wonder if this is a smart policy.


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KEYWORDS: democrats; dino; rino
To entertain myself, I will drop in to some of the liberal web sites such as DU, Politico etc.

I have observed viewpoints from extreme left to not so extreme left to almost left of center. But rarely, if ever, I have seen the word DINO thrown around.

Actually there are more registered democrats than republicans in the country. And democrats are a more diverse conglomeration ranging from rich white liberals, blue collar, blacks, Hispanics, militant feminists, recent immigrants, yuppies, Muslims, welfare dependents, etc.

Yet, it is rare for one democrat to turn on another. Whereas I see the word RINO used constantly. Whatever happened to Reagan's 11th commandment (or was it Buckley's commandment)?

On conservative blog sites such as FR, what I see is we dislike more candidates than we like by a ratio of 10:1. I wonder if this is a smart policy.

1 posted on 04/29/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

That’s because they all believe that government is a money spigot. They’re only disagreement is whose pocket it goes into.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: entropy12

It is because the Demo-rats have mastered Cronyism....


3 posted on 04/29/2014 2:00:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: entropy12

Good. To use it makes one seem simple minded. They should stop altogether.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: entropy12

I remember several years ago I had to ask here what DU was. I had no idea. It didn’t take long for fellow freepers to educate me about what a vile place it was.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 2:04:48 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: entropy12
The Democrats have gone hard left. Most are Progressive Socialists and the JFK Democrats are about gone.

The Democrats and the Mainstream Press have done a good job of painting the Republicans as extremist while they've been going to the extreme left themselves.

Right now the Democrats ideal is for children is to be high on pot and having homosexual sex. And if they stray into heterosexual sex, the Democrats can absolve them with their sacrament of abortion payed at the taxpayers expense.

6 posted on 04/29/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: entropy12

They rarely break ranks or leave party line.

Our party line of GOPe is perverted and twisted (not in public or party interest)

I recall Obama attacking Lieberman on Senate floor because he was rebuffing him on something, possibly trying to help Hillary against him in 2008.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 2:14:11 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: entropy12

How often does a Rat come across the aisle to help out the Republicans on an issue? I mean when it really counts, not when their vote won’t make a difference.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 2:16:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: entropy12

That’s because they purge their party of any who don’t conform to their group think ideology..................


9 posted on 04/29/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Zell Miller was a Democrat who used to be held up as an example.

And Joe Lieberman was run out of his own party.

Didn’t Ed Koch endorse GW Bush in 2004?


10 posted on 04/29/2014 2:20:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: entropy12

another word you’ll never hear anyone call a democrat is “hypocrite”.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 2:22:15 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: shalom aleichem

“Our party line of GOPe is perverted and twisted (not in public or party interest)”

The entire Dim Party is perverted and twisted , and it is the party line. In other words, it’s homo-genous.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 2:23:07 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: entropy12

Down with Tyranny is a good blog where they bash any Democrat to the right of Mao. Sometimes there is dissent on DU Underground on immigration.

https://twitter.com/repjohnbarrow/status/343016848138309632

@repjohnbarrow- Earlier today someone suggested Democrats use @SenatorSessions words as an ad. Cowardly bigots like Barrow is why they can’t


13 posted on 04/29/2014 2:24:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: entropy12

The last passable “moderates” were run out in 2010 after they voted for Obamacare with some “promise” that abortion would not be part of it.

There hasn’t been a conservative Dem at the national level in years.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 2:24:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: entropy12

They instead called Lieberman everything else when he supported Bush in the Iraq war, which most Democrats voted in favor of and then said they were against. DINO is too polite a term for them.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 2:24:56 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: entropy12
I see the word RINO used constantly. Whatever happened to Reagan's 11th commandment.

A RINO is just another democrat, so it doesn't apply.

16 posted on 04/29/2014 2:25:45 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: entropy12

Of course “DINO” is not used.

RINO is used to describe Republicans without conservative principals.

Democrats have no principals to be without.

The Democrat Party is just about grabbing all you can or causing harm to those you don’t like.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 2:26:48 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: entropy12
If we'd had the Internet a generation ago, they could have used the phrase back then. They were a very divided party back then. But most of the old New Deal/Fair Deal economically liberal/socially conservatives in the Northern states lost in primaries in the Seventies or have retired since. In the South, the old Dixiecrats hung around until the Eighties or even the Nineties, but they're also gone now. Democrats are now the more united and disciplined political party -- something they never were, from the days of Jefferson and Jackson to those of Kennedy and Carter.

Ironically, it may be the very patchwork structure of the party that makes such cohesion and control possible. There's no overall vision or philosophy: each group wants something. It's easier for members of different racial or ethnic or economic or ideological factions to get together to vote for each other's pet projects than it would be if some factions were opposed on principle to more government, more taxation, and more spending.

18 posted on 04/29/2014 2:28:20 PM PDT by x
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To: entropy12

Democrats are NOT a more diverse party. Democrats are white liberal elites propped up victim groups they give money our money to...


19 posted on 04/29/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: entropy12

The late, great radio host Terry Anderson used to talk about this. Democrats give their base just what it wants. Republicans, on the other hand, seem to look down on their base and work against them. Pushing amnesty, for instance.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 2:32:52 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: entropy12
Whatever happened to Reagan's 11th commandment (or was it Buckley's commandment)?

Good point Entropy12. President Reagan's an icon around here but we sometimes forget his 80/20 ally rule:

“My eighty-percent friend is not my twenty-percent enemy” "The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor” (or, “My eighty-percent friend is not my twenty-percent enemy") is credited to Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), but it’s not known when he said it. “My old boss Ronald Reagan used to say, ‘Somebody who agrees with me 80 percent of the time is a friend and ally, not a 20 percent traitor,’” said Haley Barbour, a one-time Reagan political aide, in 1993. The saying means that no one agrees with everyone on everything; slight disagreements are to be expected.

21 posted on 04/29/2014 2:53:29 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, Lieberman was run out, but he still votes lock-step with the Rats.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 2:58:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: sr4402
The Democrats have gone hard left. Most are Progressive Socialists and the JFK Democrats are about gone.

Conservatives could have prevented this but instead sat on the sidelines.

23 posted on 04/29/2014 3:15:50 PM PDT by Digger
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To: MNDude

Very good observation, MNDude!


24 posted on 04/29/2014 3:21:30 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: shove_it

Great quote, had not seen that.

But I’ve said on FR for a decade that Democrats will rally around 70% agreement and FReepers will shred each other over 5% disagreement.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 3:23:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: entropy12

You do understand that there are literally only a handful of DINOs left in Congress...don’t you? And they are DOMINATED by the progressive DimocRATS who vastly outnumber them. And the number of DINOs in Congress continues to decrease with every election.

However, in the Republican caucus in Congress, the GOPe congressional leadership RINOs currently rule over the caucus and, at best, pay lip service to the conservative agenda. In recent elections the number of true conservative Republicans has been increasing in Congress so the RINOs have to be very “slippery” to advance the RINO agenda as the DimocRATS’ junior partners. The percentage of RINOs in the Republican caucus has been decreasing and the tipping point may come after the 2014 (and certainly by the 2016 election). The GOPe RINOs and their supporters understand this very clearly which is why they are making war on the Tea Party and other constitutional conservatives. Control of the Republican congressional caucus may be decided by a handful of votes after this year’s election which is why this struggle is ongoing.

By the way, you aren’t advocating that the constitutional conservatives in the Republican Party UNILATERALLY DISARM (i.e., stop pointing out that RINOs are in fact RINOs) while the GOPe continues its war on constitutional conservatives, are you?


26 posted on 04/29/2014 3:24:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

What I would prefer is to win elections, period.
Because when you lose an election, you no power to push for any conservative agenda. We should always support the most conservative and electable candidate in all primaries.

When general election comes around, I do not see the wisdom of letting the “DOMINATED by the progressive DimocRATS” (your description) win by abstaining your vote. With the exception of a few really liberal republicans, in my opinion most other republicans are preferably to those “DOMINATED by the progressive DimocRATS”.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 3:39:38 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That’s because they all believe that government is a money spigot. They’re only disagreement is whose pocket it goes into.

DING, DING, DING!!!

We have a winner!

28 posted on 04/29/2014 3:44:36 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: a fool in paradise

Correct 2 out of 538! Just shows how united and hypocritical democrats are.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 3:45:22 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: Hugin

Too bad it allows them to win the White House and Senate and almost all big city governments.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 3:47:20 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I do not mean to imply here there is zero dissension between all democrats. I was simply comparing the magnitudes of dissension.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 3:49:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: entropy12

You are too limited in your interpretation of the word “they”. I’m pretty sure the original post referred to both RAT and Pub politicians, at least that’s how I take it.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 3:59:55 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: entropy12

There is astonishing discipline amid the Dem ranks.

I do not think Obama is responsible for it, but he sure benefits from it.

He thinks he is a bad azz wannabe street thug gangsta, when he is really a pansified wimp boy candy azz.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 4:02:59 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

Pelosi was trained by the East Coast mob, Obama by the Chicago mob, and Dingy Harry by the Nevada mob.

Boehner was trained to sell auto parts while playing golf with the manufacturers purchasing agents.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 4:05:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: entropy12

“What I would prefer is to win elections, period....”
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Sorry, I think in the primary season we need to “make war” on the RINOs by trying our best to let the Republican primary voters know what the RINOs really are.

The term “electable candidate” (e.g., Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain, Romney) is a term that the GOP establishment (and the league of RINO protectors) uses to beat down support for conservative candidates.

So, when I see a RINO Amnesty advocate (e.g., Renee Ellmers) being supported by the GOPe I’m going to cry RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO until the cows come home. That’s the only way we’ll gradually replace the RINOs in red districts with true constitutional conservatives (such as Frank Roche http://frankrocheforcongress.com/ ).

The number of RINOs in the Republican congressional caucus has been decreasing as the number of True constitutional conservatives in the caucus has been increasing. We have to maintain the momentum of that change. We’re approaching the tipping point in the caucus and, once we reach that point, we can get rid of the RINOs currently running the GOP and replace them with conservatives. And THAT will be a breath of fresh air.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 4:46:16 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Agreed on making war. Also “electable” to me does not come from the GOPe. A candidate who looks good on TV, is good on his feet in answering gotcha questions which means is knowledgeable on issues, and most of all believes in a smaller, less intrusive government, I can always support.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: shalom aleichem

Obama is the epitome of a narcissistic, vain, lazy, self-admiring, conceited, egotistic and incompetent person.

Other than he is fine.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 5:26:18 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: entropy12

I agree that there are less DINO’s in office than RINO’s.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 5:31:04 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: entropy12

I have to laugh about the idea of Democrats being “disciplined” or “loyal” or whatever. They’re a bunch of screaming, backstabbing, underhanded, hyporitical liars - and that’s the ones who get along. Their party seems “unified” because no pat of it agrees with any other part of it - the same way a gravel bed appears “unified,” from far enough away.

Rats live on fear and punishment and rewards. There is no loyalty in these creatures. The money and perks have to constantly flow, all the time, or they will turn against each other. They live in a world of endless treachery and psychological violence shading into madness. They are always afraid, always scheming, always hurting each other, kicking each other out, buying each other off. They trust nobody - least of all their own, because they know they have no “own.” Every one of them is instantly expendable at a every moment, and they all know it because they constantly remind each other of it by destroying each other. They live lives of sheer terror.

That’s why they are so rigid and erupt into rage when a conservative tries to talk issues with them. They don’t give a DAMN about issues - they ONLY care about obedience, and not getting destroyed, and not being interpreted as a “traitor,” and getting their perks and money while living another day. Democrats already live in hell, a hell of their own making. They have no peace, ever. They slam down anti-depressants, they drink like fish, their relationships are constantly shredded and they eat the souls of their own families and children in order to get what they want.

They are completely, totally insane.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 5:51:13 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: entropy12

I’ve never heard or seen the word DINO until this moment here, did you just invent it?


40 posted on 04/29/2014 6:03:41 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Digger
Conservatives could have prevented this but instead sat on the sidelines.

Conservatives could have prevented the Democrats on anything?? LOLARMAOOTF

41 posted on 04/29/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: entropy12

42 posted on 04/30/2014 8:38:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: entropy12; GeronL
Actually there are more registered democrats than republicans in the country.

Reminds me of the Islamist boast of a billion muslims in the world. Some nations do not tolerate any other faith (or if they do, the non-muslims must face open discrimination and additional penalty taxes, and muslims are not permitted to convert away from Islam under penalty of death).

Not all muslims had any choice in the matter. Same with "Democrat party registration".

You have some who's voter registration card already had the party affiliation already marked 'Democrat'. You have the dead voters who vote Democrat. You have the 2000 registered voters at a strip club address all voting Democrat.

Their "votes" may go to the Democrats but that doesn't mean that there are that many warm bodies voting Democrat.

43 posted on 04/30/2014 8:44:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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