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Cashell: GOP rightists are RINOs (Republican attacks conservatives for taking down Reid-loving RINO)
News-Review, Reno, Nev. ^ | 2010-11-26 | Dennis Myers

Posted on 11/27/2010 1:53:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, a former Republican state chair and Nevada lieutenant governor, said last week that the rightists in the Nevada Senate are not representative of the party. Cashell was reacting to the way far-right senators mustered enough votes in the Senate GOP caucus to force Washoe Sen. William Raggio out as Republican floor leader after Raggio grudgingly supported Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s reelection.

“I think it was very petty,” Cashell said. “I think it was very vindictive. These people claim to be Ronald Reagan conservatives, and they’re not. I knew Ronald Reagan. He asked me to join the Republican Party when I was a conservative Democrat, and I’m still a conservative Republican. … Ronald Reagan felt there was room for all of us in the tent to agree to disagree and not say vile things about each other. But when you come out and you’ve got people, they want to get their pound of flesh, I think it’s terrible. I think it’s very, very disturbing to the whole organization. It’s splitting the organization.”

Cashell, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party on Aug. 12, 1983, said it was Raggio who succeeded in putting a time limit on a tax increase in the Democratic-majority Senate at the last legislature when the rightists were refusing to be involved.

“And I think that Sen. Raggio has been a very strong leader in the Republican Party all these years. If it hadn’t been for him there would’ve been no sunset on the last tax increase. Sure, he’s gone for tax increases. ‘No’ is not the answer to politics, and the RINOs are not Raggio and I. The RINOs [Republicans in name only] are the other people to the far, far right.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: cashell; diablo; nevada; raggio; reid; rino; rinos

1 posted on 11/27/2010 1:53:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
...rightists in the Nevada Senate are not representative of the party.

Hallelujah!

2 posted on 11/27/2010 1:54:51 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385
Cashell, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party on Aug. 12, 1983,...

Another self absorbed politician who needs to wear a belt AND suspenders to keep his pants up.

3 posted on 11/27/2010 1:56:58 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sure, he’s gone for tax increases.

Be gone RINO!!

4 posted on 11/27/2010 1:58:08 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS; rabscuttle385

He’s not a RINO now. He’s a DIABLO.


5 posted on 11/27/2010 1:58:43 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Poor babies...! Conservatives are mucking up their playground.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 2:00:42 PM PST by pallis
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To: rabscuttle385
Cashell was reacting to the way far-right senators mustered enough votes in the Senate GOP caucus to force Washoe Sen. William Raggio out as Republican floor leader after Raggio grudgingly supported Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s reelection.

Your bias is showing, Mr. Journalist.

7 posted on 11/27/2010 2:04:40 PM PST by Logophile
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To: rabscuttle385

Gee. It’s just so mean to expect Republican floor leaders to support the Republican Senate candidate. Especially when the Democrat is Harry Reid.


8 posted on 11/27/2010 2:06:05 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

So did Raggio and his pals think that disloyalty to the GOP would be ignored by his colleagues?


9 posted on 11/27/2010 2:06:32 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: rabscuttle385
And by the way, if the right wing of the caucus can put together a majority...yeah, they kind of are representative of the party, which means their opponents by extension aren’t. Sorry ’bout that.
10 posted on 11/27/2010 2:08:57 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

In his business career, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Cashell Enterprises a hotel casino management company. Bob and his son Rob, own and operate the Alamo Travel Plaza and the Topaz Lodge.

11 posted on 11/27/2010 2:14:39 PM PST by kcvl
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, a former Republican state chair...
...backed Harry Reid in the 2010 campaign. Cashell is not only not a RINO, he's not a Republican, any more than Reid or his mobster friends are.


12 posted on 11/27/2010 2:15:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: rabscuttle385

YouTube - Bob Cashell DENIES Harry Reid Endorsement

7 min - Jun 19, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AVGEynPE2w


13 posted on 11/27/2010 2:21:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: rabscuttle385

Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has already lost one big-name Republican in the state: Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, who had previously supported Sue Lowden in the GOP primary — and now says he’s supporting Harry Reid.

“I think Sharron Angle is just too far to the right for me,” Cashell said on Wednesday, in an interview with the local NBC affiliate. “She’s an ultra-right winger. I can’t support her. I don’t support her.”

Cashell elaborated: “Oh she’s wild. She’s wild. I mean, with the wild ideas she has going back to Washington, our state will suffer and we would never get anything done. And so I’m supporting Harry Reid, and I will go all the way for Harry Reid.”


14 posted on 11/27/2010 2:28:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: rabscuttle385

This is some of the most bizarre reasoning I’ve seen.

He quotes Reagan’s big-tent philospophy. Reagan also said “thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”

So...wouldn’t that extend to “thou shalt not support a Democrat against a fellow Republican even if you don’t agree 100% with said Republican?”

???

Hank


15 posted on 11/27/2010 2:32:10 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (DeMint/Christie 2012...The Y'all and the Ball!)
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To: kcvl

I wonder if this maroon plans on running for re-election and when?


16 posted on 11/27/2010 2:38:02 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: rabscuttle385

These clowns are part of the ruling class Republican party of Nevada that destroyed Angle’s chances during the recent election. Plain and simple explanation....follow the money. Reid had them in his back pocket.


17 posted on 11/27/2010 2:39:14 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: SunkenCiv
Cashell is not only not a RINO, he's not a Republican, any more than Reid or his mobster friends are

I think that that is the very essence of RINOsity.

18 posted on 11/27/2010 2:50:02 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Kahuna; AndyJackson

I think all we have to do is follow the casino money in this case.

Besides the fact the guy is a freaking liar by saying he didn’t endorse Reid when he absolutely did!


19 posted on 11/27/2010 3:21:40 PM PST by kcvl
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To: John Valentine

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. Cashell has said that his 2010 bid for one more term will be the last. Past political experience includes serving on the University of Nevada Board of Regents from 1979 to 1982 and a term at Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1982 to 1986. Cashell is in the hotel/casino business in the Reno area.


20 posted on 11/27/2010 3:25:39 PM PST by kcvl
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s not the first time this campaign season that Cashell has vacillated.

He took heat from Republicans last year when he co-hosted a fundraiser for Reid. He said at the time he wasn’t endorsing the Democrat. (he lied)


21 posted on 11/27/2010 3:28:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

If you think that is bizarre...

Cashell, interviewed Wednesday on the Nevada NewsMakers television program, is a Republican who supported Reid, D-Nev., in his bid for another term over GOP rival Sharron Angle.

“He’s done an outstanding job,” Cashell said. “Do I like everything going on in Washington, DC, no I don’t. But I didn’t like the alternative.”


22 posted on 11/27/2010 3:33:37 PM PST by kcvl
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

If you think that is bizarre...

Cashell, interviewed Wednesday on the Nevada NewsMakers television program, is a Republican who supported Reid, D-Nev., in his bid for another term over GOP rival Sharron Angle.

“He’s done an outstanding job,” Cashell said. “Do I like everything going on in Washington, DC, no I don’t. But I didn’t like the alternative.”

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With a jobless rate north of 14 percent, Nevada had the highest state unemployment in the country once again last month, according to a Labor Department report.


23 posted on 11/27/2010 3:36:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Nevada = Turd filled toilet


24 posted on 11/27/2010 3:59:41 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: rabscuttle385

The Democrats in the GOP hate it when they get smacked around for trying to take over both parties and marginalize Republican voters. Socialists need a one party system.


25 posted on 11/27/2010 5:14:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: rabscuttle385

Being the ‘nice guys’ is going to end or else.
We will not lay down and let you idiots run us over any longer.

Grrrrrrrr


26 posted on 11/27/2010 5:22:56 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Correct. There are three classes of RINO:

  1. Your basic Garden Variety RINO who, at least, has the sense to realize a healthy private sector is necessary to generate the taxes necessary to support the nanny state. These are people like Rudi Guilani, Bob Dole, the Bush family, the Romney family and Arnold.
  2. Your Vichy Republicans who will do what their liberal overlords assign to them, but don't go out of their way to seek opportunities to cooperate. John McCain is the best example.
  3. Your Quisling Republicans who delight in not only in stabbing conservatives in the back at the worst possible time, but also RINOs and Vichy Republicans. Colin Powell is the best example here.

Cashell is Quisling. Worse than Vichy Republicans and worse than RINOs.

27 posted on 11/27/2010 5:56:16 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Slick Willard is the very embodiment of #3. Ah-nold is between #2 and #3.


28 posted on 11/27/2010 6:05:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Purge them all, and don’t apologize for a single one. We are much better off with Coons over Castle. We may find ourselves wishing we didn’t have Kirk. Nothing erodes the GOP caucus like traitorous RINOs within.


29 posted on 11/27/2010 7:07:51 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandwithArizona)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Yep. I’m pretty sure Reagan endorsed and campaigned for Republican candidates.


30 posted on 11/27/2010 10:29:52 PM PST by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL, who’s a bigger scumbag, the columnist Dennis Myers or this assbag Cashell?


31 posted on 11/27/2010 10:43:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Vigilanteman

I believe the root of the RINO problem is that all of them are selfish cowards who run like scared bunny rabbits from the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms.


32 posted on 11/27/2010 10:47:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385

RINOs are republicans in name only. RINOS back democrats like Reid. These clowns are RINOs.


33 posted on 11/28/2010 8:03:55 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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To: montag813

“We may find ourselves wishing we didn’t have Kirk”

Kirk and Brown may be the difference that keeps the Dream Act from passing. I would not trade either of them for a pro-amnesty Democrat. Considering they are from blue states, I’ll keep them and focus on getting conservatives elected in more friendly states.


34 posted on 11/28/2010 1:21:18 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: nbenyo

As a so-called RINO do you really think that the Republican Party can really survive without some sort of cohesion amongst us? Purging us so-called RINOs (who by the way, Reagan was) is only going to fragment the party and turn indies away from voting Republican or not voting. Plus, do you really think that a majority of the money funding the party is coming from the Christian right? It’s actually coming from the business (large and small) leader RINOs on and also lot of non-Christian Jews like Adelson, Sembler, etc. A guy like Huckabee or Romney are the only ones who are going to be able to unite the party in the near future.


35 posted on 11/28/2010 5:57:07 PM PST by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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