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In California Senate primary, Republicans fear RINO label
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/05/v-fullstory/1615233/in-senate-primary-california-republicans.html ^ | 5 May 2010 | Rob Hotakainen

Posted on 05/05/2010 10:08:12 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

In California Senate primary, Republicans fear RINO label

WASHINGTON — In California and across the nation, it's open season on RINOs.

For many conservatives, there's nothing worse than being a RINO — that's a Republican In Name Only, a moderate, a politician who's allegedly squishy on core principles and a little too independent.

When California Republicans go to the polls to choose a Senate candidate next month, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore says he'll be the only non-RINO on the ballot.

He says both of his challengers, former Rep. Tom Campbell and former businesswoman Carly Fiorina, are true RINOS: Campbell because he backs gun control, abortion rights and gay marriage, among other things; and Fiorina because she cozied up to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign and then spoke in favor of a plan to curb global warming.

Conservatives say there are far too many RINOs in the national Republican Party, epitomized by moderates such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudy Giuliani.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; campbell; carly; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; devore; fiorina; gomez; gomez4obama; gopprimary; rino; romney; romney4obama; romney4obamacare; romneycare; tomcampbell; whitman4obama; whitman4obamacare

1 posted on 05/05/2010 10:08:13 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Purge Purge Purge (/aRnie)


2 posted on 05/05/2010 10:14:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Campbell has run twice before and lost. He is a loser. Chuck DeVore is the anti-Boxer. He is an excellent debater and they are getting scared that he is rising in the polls, hence pieces like this one telling voters that he can’t win. Remember a conservative named Reagan. Chuck does, he worked for him. Reagan won as I remember, and yes, he was a conservative.


3 posted on 05/05/2010 10:16:48 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: CounterCounterCulture

fiorina

whitman

and poisner

are all rinos.


4 posted on 05/05/2010 10:17:01 PM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
and a little too independent.

A little too independent? They follow the democrats very well.

5 posted on 05/05/2010 10:20:49 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: excopconservative

The RINO kingmakers told us McClintock couldn’t win and they pushed Arnold.

Whitman and Fiorina are Arnold in drag.


6 posted on 05/05/2010 10:20:58 PM PDT by Pelham (Obamacare, the new Final Solution.)
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To: Pelham

Remember that well.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 10:24:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Good. They should fear it. Let’s hope all the RINOs are ousted.


8 posted on 05/05/2010 10:25:30 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: CounterCounterCulture
From your article:

"Even many of the conservative Republicans in California have come to terms with reality, and the reality is that if they nominate a very conservative Republican their chances of winning are nil in a general election," --------------------------------------------------------------- In a perfect world I vote DeVore. I still may or may vote otherwise. When the alternative is beating Boxer even a Lindsay Graham type is better.

9 posted on 05/05/2010 10:25:34 PM PDT by byteback
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Let the two RINOs (Campbell and Fiorina) split the "Moderate" vote and Chuck DeVore come out the victor.

YES! YES! YES!

10 posted on 05/05/2010 10:25:57 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Meg Whitman? rino?

video-Meg Whitman: Romney handpicked me and "I'm A Huge Fan Of Van Jones"

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11 posted on 05/05/2010 10:28:55 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: byteback
When the alternative is beating Boxer even a Lindsay Graham type is better.

There was a time when I believed that but not anymore.

12 posted on 05/05/2010 10:41:14 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Freedom of the Press?! I need Freedom FROM THE PRESS!)
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To: byteback; CounterCounterCulture
In a perfect world I vote DeVore. I still may or may vote otherwise. When the alternative is beating Boxer even a Lindsay Graham type is better.

Same crappy reasoning used to foist the failure that is Arnold on us.

I for one will not fall for this failed line of reasoning again.

Good luck selling your principles out again, I won't join you this time.
13 posted on 05/05/2010 10:52:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Amen.


14 posted on 05/05/2010 10:54:49 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: byteback

” When the alternative is beating Boxer even a Lindsay Graham type is better. “

No it isn’t. It’s just as bad.


15 posted on 05/05/2010 11:13:28 PM PDT by Pelham (Obamacare, the new Final Solution.)
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To: byteback
In a perfect world I vote DeVore. I still may or may vote otherwise. When the alternative is beating Boxer even a Lindsay Graham type is better.

Did electing Arnold make it easier or more difficult for a conservative to be elected to statewide office?

16 posted on 05/06/2010 12:26:28 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

This “big tent” BS is OVER.

We tried it your way McCain - and we got unchecked liberalism.

Want to stop Obama? You need to vote for a REAL conservative.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 1:19:16 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Miami Herald
18 posted on 05/06/2010 6:14:14 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Carry_Okie
Did electing Arnold make it easier or more difficult for a conservative to be elected to statewide office?

Non issue. I'm not sure why you are against the Palin wing of the Party. Arnold does not equal Palin or Carley.

19 posted on 05/06/2010 9:40:55 PM PDT by byteback
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To: byteback
Non issue.

The hell it isn't. Arnold has denied GOP support to EVERY conservative candidate for statewide office.

20 posted on 05/06/2010 9:46:13 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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Arnold has denied GOP support to EVERY conservative candidate for statewide office

So we agree that Carly is no Arnold.

21 posted on 05/06/2010 9:57:26 PM PDT by byteback
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To: byteback
So we agree that Carly is no Arnold.

Absolutely not. She'll go with virtually every globalist treaty and crooked corporate scam put in front of her, doing exactly as she's told, just as Arnold does. So Carly is every bit the placeholder RINO stooge Arnold is.

22 posted on 05/06/2010 11:20:31 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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