Skip to comments.No Room for RINOs
Posted on 11/18/2008 9:25:42 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com
South Carolina's Mark Sanford is one of three GOP governors now being widely mentioned as potential saviors of the Republican Party between now and 2012. All are conspicuous for calling on their own party to live up to its principles. Most notably, none have advocated the GOP move to the left.
Mr. Sanford is a two-term governor known for vetoing spending bills, pushing market-oriented policy reforms (such as moving his state's Medicaid system to a private account-based model) and criticizing the lapses of the national GOP. "Some on the left will say our electoral losses are a repudiation of our principles of lower taxes, smaller government and individual liberty," he wrote on CNN.com after this month's elections. "But Tuesday was not in fact a rejection of those principles -- it was a rejection of Republicans' failure to live up to those principles."
In the same op-ed he took a swing at Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, identifying him as someone who "personifies what went wrong in the election. . . He was a proud champion of pork barrel spending and bridges to nowhere and stayed so long that he developed a blind eye to ethical lapses that would be readily seen by scout leaders and soccer moms alike."
Two other leading lights for a troubled GOP are Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Before she became John McCain's running mate, Mrs. Palin was best known for challenging her own state GOP to cure its spendthrift, corrupt ways. She unseated a sitting mayor in her first bid for office and became a giant killer by knocking off the high-handed, free-spending Gov. Frank Murkowski in a Republican primary.
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sanford is the one who truly understands fiscal conservatism
Yes, and from the exit polls and other data collected, the Fiscal Conservatives stayed home while the Religious Right held their noses and voted. Amazing how that turned out after the complaints ahead of time were that the voting would be the other way. McCain has no one to blame but himself for running off the Fiscal Conservatives. His Palin pick helped with all but Catholics. His bailout antics sealed his defeat.
In the past weeks; I've witness that the MSM is trying to divide the unity among RGA with the hope that members of the RGA won't be able to emerge as the leader among conservatism. We as conservative; only have a few member of the RGA, I have respect for Gov. Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin and Rick Perry. These are the people who will lead us through these very difficult time in our nation. Semper Fi Mac!
And there were several McCainiacs on this very board who attacked others for having unwavering principles. A shameful period.
RINOs will not be tolerated any longer. No principles ? Go register as Democrap.
No more RINO’s, if a conservative will challenge McCain in the primaries in 2010 I will work with ACORN to defeat McCain.
Lesson of 2008: A RINO couldn’t even beat a Communist.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
“Last week’s events were rooted in distressed mortgage securities whose optimistic values were facilitated by quasi-governmental entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The investment banking capital write-downs were turbocharged by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which did what too many laws do — it fixed yesterday’s problem. The amazing expansion of credit was fueled by a Federal Reserve offering an easy-money policy that led us right into a credit bubble. All this was made worse by the government enabling some people’s tendency to want more house than they can afford. “
Note: nothing about wall street ‘greed.’
I wish Sanford would run against Grahamnesty in the next primary!
Yes, I held my nose and voted. I put the unborn first and let go of my extreme dislike of most everything else McCain stands for; I'm very glad I did that, but I was no less PO'd at him.
the Fiscal Conservatives stayed home
hope they enjoy obama’s tax increases
Can someone please describe the platform differences from so called RINOS and so called Conservatives?
Sanford, Palin and Jindal must be the future or conservatives have no future with the GOP. Which means no votes, no money and no foot soldiers convincing those precious “moderates” and independents not to believe what the press says about Republicans.
Would you give up control of congress or allow RINOS? Sorry, I have to play the devil’s advocate. I’m not sure I know the answer to the question myself. I’ll go sleep on it.
Them thieves throw some good parties with your money. Old Knees does not want to be dis-invited.