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How to recognize a RINO.

Posted on 10/29/2007 8:12:17 PM PDT by cradle of freedom

How can you tell a RINO from a real conservative?


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; republican; rino
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1 posted on 10/29/2007 8:12:17 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: cradle of freedom

Anyone who sponsored or signed or voted for McCain/Feingold.


2 posted on 10/29/2007 8:13:35 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Posting one line vanities in News/Current Events is a tell tale sign.


3 posted on 10/29/2007 8:14:25 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: cradle of freedom
I think that's one of those things where, if you have to ask, you probably are a RINO.
4 posted on 10/29/2007 8:16:26 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: cradle of freedom

RINO = a Republican who takes liberal positions on key issues, such as abortion or the war.


5 posted on 10/29/2007 8:16:28 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: cradle of freedom

They call anyone who doesn’t share their views on race or miimigration or Islam a racist or bigot?


6 posted on 10/29/2007 8:18:05 PM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: cradle of freedom
These days it is pretty simple.

Congressman/Senator (fill in the blank) (R)

7 posted on 10/29/2007 8:18:51 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?" --Greg Adams--Brownsville, TX --On the other Front Line)
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To: cradle of freedom
When he looks like this:


8 posted on 10/29/2007 8:19:34 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cradle of freedom

They refer to social conservatives as “you people”?

They are the former harpies from here who fled to Wideawakes and Darwin Central and are now crawling back forked tail tucked tween hindquarters.


9 posted on 10/29/2007 8:19:53 PM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: wardaddy
They call anyone who doesn’t share their views on race or miimigration immigration or Islam a racist or bigot? :)
10 posted on 10/29/2007 8:20:12 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Blue Highway

Amen! We must vote all the RINOS out and vote Fred Thompson in.


11 posted on 10/29/2007 8:20:41 PM PDT by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: Blue Highway
Not fair you left out the huckster and gramnesty.
12 posted on 10/29/2007 8:21:07 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: org.whodat

thank you....there is spell check for a reason....especially for me...lol

;>)


13 posted on 10/29/2007 8:21:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: Huck
Anyone who sponsored or signed or voted for McCain/Feingold.

Yup. Anyone who is more in touch with the Washington power structure than with the states.

14 posted on 10/29/2007 8:22:49 PM PDT by byteback
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To: org.whodat

I was going to but I figured there might still be Hucksters here and I didn’t want to ruffle their feathers.


15 posted on 10/29/2007 8:23:39 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cradle of freedom

RINO - Republicans in Name Only

http://www.wethepeopleforpresident.com/rino.asp


16 posted on 10/29/2007 8:23:48 PM PDT by gpapa
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To: cradle of freedom

17 posted on 10/29/2007 8:24:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Blue Highway

18 posted on 10/29/2007 8:25:46 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: gpapa

I’m in early on this thread but somewhat reluctant to name my number one RINO.


19 posted on 10/29/2007 8:26:36 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: gpapa
Elected republican= Rino these days
20 posted on 10/29/2007 8:26:47 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a keynote speaker at a Wellstone memorial.........!)
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To: cradle of freedom

They tawk with a Noo Yawk accent, vacation in the Hamptons, and room with homosexuals. Also, look for a tendency to marry trashy women.


21 posted on 10/29/2007 8:27:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: cradle of freedom

22 posted on 10/29/2007 8:27:25 PM PDT by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: CJ Wolf

Puhleeze! Give me a Rudy at least. (That’s Ridiculous)


23 posted on 10/29/2007 8:28:03 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: cradle of freedom

Those that sue gun companies while Mayor and then claim they are as pro gun as anyone else.


24 posted on 10/29/2007 8:29:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Blue Highway

LOL!!


25 posted on 10/29/2007 8:29:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: gpapa

That was fun. Thanks!


26 posted on 10/29/2007 8:34:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Bobbisox

See post #2.


27 posted on 10/29/2007 8:37:04 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: cradle of freedom
Any Republican not as conservative as I am.
28 posted on 10/29/2007 8:37:42 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: cradle of freedom
Anyone who ever voted against Pro-Life positions.
Anyone who voted for the immigration bill.
Anyone who has ever uttered the term "path to citizenship"
Anyone who has ever voted for gun control.
Anyone who thinks National Health Care is a right.
Anyone who is for smoking bans on private property.
Anyone who is willing to give up anything for "free trade"
Anyone who panders to independents to "expand the party"
Anyone who can't understand people who stand on principle.
29 posted on 10/29/2007 8:38:36 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Vote for FrudyMcRomson -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: lesser_satan

that’s great, I have just seen a 3-headed RINO and I didn’t have to go to the zoo.


30 posted on 10/29/2007 8:38:47 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Clemenza

“They tawk with a Noo Yawk accent, vacation in the Hamptons, and room with homosexuals. Also, look for a tendency to marry trashy women.”

hey, I know that guy!!


31 posted on 10/29/2007 8:46:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: cradle of freedom

Apologizes to liberals for taking a conservative position.

Ignores conservatives when taking a liberal position.

Refers to anybody opposed to unchecked immigration as “those bigots”

Thinks massively expanding federal government is a sign of “fiscal restraint”

Campaigns against guns and then says he proudly supports them.

Creates an unworkable state universal healthcare program, then claims he won’t on the federal level.

Becomes angry when after claiming to be conservative is shown to have never supported a conservative cause.

Displays an uncanny ability to pretend legislation isn’t something it openly contains.

Likes working with Democrats over those “right-wing extremists”

Supports abortion, then pretends not to like it.


32 posted on 10/29/2007 8:49:04 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (747 superliners crashed into the WTC on 9/11, Steny Hoyer told me so on 8/7/07.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Sure. Just take a look at any Repub in Utah. They have the R in their title but they’re a bunch of pro-illegal immigration, tax-and-spend liberals.


33 posted on 10/29/2007 8:49:12 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: Huck

NOte the photos of other RINOs but also if he voted FOR McCain/Feingold, would put Thompson among the mix.


34 posted on 10/29/2007 8:51:42 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: cradle of freedom
I’m in agreement with the sentiment in all the posts so far, but RINO isn’t the proper acronym. It should be CINO, for Conservative In Name Only. With the heavy majority of Republicans leaning moderate, it is we conservatives who are now the RINOS.
35 posted on 10/29/2007 8:55:47 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (...."We're the govt, and we're here to hurt."....)
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To: zerosix

And President Bush who signed it.


36 posted on 10/29/2007 8:56:03 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: zerosix

Yep. Also, what would happen if Thompson fot the nomination and then chose a RINO runnning mate? Would conservatives still support him?


37 posted on 10/29/2007 8:56:58 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: roamer_1

Good enough place to bump this thread.

How about, Anyone who is a single issue voter, primarily the single issue being “beat Hillary”.


38 posted on 10/29/2007 9:04:39 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Kirkwood; Huck
Yes, right on as to Bush, who claimed at first to be against the bill.

As to choosing a more RINO than himself, i.e. Guiliani, he'd probsbly gain the dyed in the wool liberals bot totally lose conservatives!

39 posted on 10/29/2007 9:06:39 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Maybe my depiction of them is more apt. They’re UIN republicans — they’d vote for anything with an R in front of it, regardless of what it means to us.


40 posted on 10/29/2007 9:06:56 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: cradle of freedom

He or She doesn’t agree with YOU!


41 posted on 10/29/2007 9:08:02 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: cradle of freedom

I think anyone who puts career and money before principle is a RINO. The money issues are a good way of telling because the RINOs have learned to impersonate real Republicans with the social issues. The RINOs are not as embarassed as they used to be to express conservative social values because they now know that there are millions of values voters out there. But RINOs are weak on fiscal conservatism because heck it’s somebody elses money and they are in bed with anyone who will pay their way, just like a kept woman. RINOs support open borders though they claim to value national security. The reason is that when push comes to shove money trumps everything. That is what a RINO is all about money, money, money. They sell out our border security and they sell out our future by being wasteful and they also sell out our economic strength by bad trade deals that benefit their fat cat friends.


42 posted on 10/29/2007 9:08:19 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom
RINO.. see California Governor.

...and then there's you know who..

Republican presidential hopeful, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith, pose with a pumpkin painted to look like him during a campaign stop at Lull Farm in Hollis, N.H., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

43 posted on 10/29/2007 9:08:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: Huck

And you would rather see Rudy or Mitt or McCain? Come on. You can’t be serious?


44 posted on 10/29/2007 9:09:48 PM PDT by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: roamer_1

Anyone who ever voted against Pro-Life positions.

Yes. In 1992, I voted for “Republican” William Weld for Governor in Massachusetts. I was a recovering liberal at the time and he was the most republican available. I can move on to the next step of recovery.

Anyone who voted for the immigration bill.

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who has ever uttered the term “path to citizenship”

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who has ever voted for gun control.

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who thinks National Health Care is a right.

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.
Anyone who is for smoking bans on private property.

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who is willing to give up anything for “free trade”

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who panders to independents to “expand the party”

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.

Anyone who can’t understand people who stand on principle

Nope. Never. Not gonna do it. Na-Ga-Da.


45 posted on 10/29/2007 9:10:46 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (2007 Champions Boston Red Sox . . . YEAH, BABY!)
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To: cradle of freedom

Apparently in the views of some it’s someone who agrees with you on 85% of the issues.


46 posted on 10/29/2007 9:11:24 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: Bobbisox

I’m trying to figure out why people here don’t support Hunter, and instead choose a so-called “first tier” guy, when the tier system is based on nothing of any substance or value to conservatives. I can see it’s futile to stop it, but I am curious about it.


47 posted on 10/29/2007 9:13:52 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: cradle of freedom

With rare exceptions anyone who is praised by the major use networks.


48 posted on 10/29/2007 9:16:38 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Kevmo; Jim Robinson

“Maybe my depiction of them is more apt. They’re UIN republicans — they’d vote for anything with an R in front of it, regardless of what it means to us.”

That does describe one segment, but I think the Republican Party is more center-oriented than we conservatives want to believe.

Both parties have this fight for control taking place. And it seems both bases are losing to the moderate factions in each party. Not that Hillary is a moderate, but she has not left any room on her right for a Dem candidate. The more openly left a Dem candidate, the lower his poll numbers. And if you put together the national poll numbers for Rudy, Romney and McCain, you have a very high majority of the Republican party favoring them. I’m not saying I like it, just being realistic about where the Republican party is today. It’s a center-right party at best, not a conservative party as defined by Jim Robinson, for example. Unless the polls are all wrong, of course. That’s why I say our problem isn’t RINOS, it’s CINOS.


49 posted on 10/29/2007 9:19:13 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (...."We're the govt, and we're here to hurt."....)
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To: cradle of freedom

The asshles support smoking bans in bars


50 posted on 10/29/2007 9:25:43 PM PDT by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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