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In recent Republican [[Primary election|primaries]], voters have been rejecting establishment RINOs in favor of those with stronger conservative principles. Their commitment to self and not party is evident in their refusal to endorse the candidate that beats them. In some instances, they refuse the will of the voters and their party by running for office on an [[Independent candidate|independent ticket]]. It is important to vote for someone who's more conservative on the issues rather than for a Republican because anyone can join a party and be they can be RINOs.  
 
In recent Republican [[Primary election|primaries]], voters have been rejecting establishment RINOs in favor of those with stronger conservative principles. Their commitment to self and not party is evident in their refusal to endorse the candidate that beats them. In some instances, they refuse the will of the voters and their party by running for office on an [[Independent candidate|independent ticket]]. It is important to vote for someone who's more conservative on the issues rather than for a Republican because anyone can join a party and be they can be RINOs.  
 
== RINOs currently holding political office== 
 
 
=== Government Secretaries ===
 
 
*Defense Secretary [[Chuck Hagel]] of [[Nebraska]]
 
 
*Transportation Secretary [[Ray Lahood]]
 
 
=== U.S. Senators ===
 
 
*Senator [[Lamar Alexander]] of [[Tennessee]] for supporting amnesty and [[Common Core]]
 
 
*Senator [[Kelly Ayotte]] of [[New Hampshire]] for supporting amnesty
 
 
*Senator [[John Barrasso]] of [[Wyoming]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Roy Blunt]] of [[Missouri]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[John Boozman]] of [[Arkansas]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Richard Burr]] of [[North Carolina]], for supporting homosexuals serving in the military.<ref>http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46578.html</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Saxby Chambliss]] of [[Georgia]]
 
 
*Senator [[Jeffrey Chiesa]] of New Jersey, nominated by the RINO Chris Christie and supports him.
 
 
*Senator [[Daniel Coats]] of [[Indiana]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Tom Coburn]] of [[Oklahoma]] for supporting gun control <ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/25/tom-coburn-talking-with-democrats-about-background-check-bill/</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Thad Cochran]] of [[Mississippi]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Susan Collins]] of [[Maine]] for supporting [[abortion]] <ref> http://www.ontheissues.org/Social/Susan_Collins_Abortion.htm</ref>, amnesty <ref>http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/immigration-roll-call-vote-93531.html</ref> [[gun control]] <ref>http://www.sofmag.com/roll-call-vote-manchin-toomey-amendment</ref> and the homosexual agenda <ref>http://www.ontheissues.org/Domestic/Susan_Collins_Civil_Rights.htm#06n-HRC</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Bob Corker]] of [[Tennessee]] for supporting amnesty
 
 
*Senator [[John Cornyn]] of Texas for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Mike Crapo]] of [[Idaho]] for supporting environmental regulation <ref> http://www.crapo.senate.gov/issues/environment/environment_natural_resources.cfm</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Mike Enzi]] of [[Wyoming]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Jeff Flake]] of [[Arizona]], for supporting homosexuals serving in the military and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants.<ref>http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/is-jeff-flake-arizonas-next-john-mccain/</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Lindsey Graham]] of [[South Carolina]] for supporting amnesty <ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/tea-party-lindsey-graham_n_3530569.html</ref>, the drone program <ref>http://www.mediaite.com/tv/lindsey-graham-dismisses-rand-paul-on-drones-judicial-involvement-would-be-worst-thing-in-the-world/</ref>, arming the rebels in Syria and the NSA program<ref>http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/lindsey-graham-nsa-tracking-phones-92330.html</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Charles Grassley]] of [[Iowa]]
 
 
*Senator [[Orrin Hatch]] of [[Utah]], for supporting civil unions for homosexuals, the [[DREAM Act]], [[TARP]], voting for [[Eric Holder]], and insulting the Tea Party.<ref>http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56112240-90/civil-com-gay-hatch.html.csp</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Dean Heller]] of [[Nevada]] for supporting embryonic [[stem cell research]]<ref>http://www.ontheissues.org/social/Dean_Heller_Abortion.htm</ref> and amnesty
 
 
*Senator [[John Hoeven]] of [[North Dakota]] for supporting [[government spending]]<ref>http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/John_Hoeven_Jobs.htm</ref> and amnesty
 
 
*Senator [[James Inhofe]] of [[Oklahoma]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Johnny Isakson]] of [[Georgia]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Mike Johanns]] of [[Nebraska]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Ron Johnson]] of [[Wisconsin]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Mark Kirk]] of [[Illinois]] for supporting gun control, amnesty, abortion<ref>http://www.ontheissues.org/social/Mark_Kirk_Abortion.htm</ref>, and same-sex  "marriage"
 
 
*Senator [[John McCain]] of [[Arizona]]
 
 
*Senator [[Mitch McConnell]] of [[Kentucky]], for supporting excessive government spending and being a [[RINO Backer]].
 
 
*Senator [[Jerry Moran ]] of [[Kansas]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Lisa Murkowski]] of [[Alaska]] for supporting [[same-sex "marriage"]] <ref>http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/lisa-murkowski-gay-marriage-stance-93047.html</ref>, abortion, taxpayer-funded human embryo experimentation, earmark spending, cronyism and amnesty
 
 
*Senator [[Rob Portman]] of [[Ohio]] for supporting gay marriage<ref>http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/15/ohio-sen-portman-now-supports-gay-marriage/</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[James Risch]] of [[Idaho]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Pat Roberts]] of [[Kansas]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Marco Rubio]] of [[Florida]] for supporting [[amnesty]]<ref>http://cnsnews.com/news/article/candidate-marco-rubio-2010-earned-path-citizenship-basically-code-
 
amnesty</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Jeff Sessions]] of [[Alabama]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Richard Shelby]] of [[Alabama]] for supporting gun control <ref>http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=102&session=1&vote=00125</ref> and opposing the impeachment of [[Bill Clinton]]
 
 
*Senator [[John Thune]] of [[South Dakota]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Pat Toomey]] of [[Pennsylvania]] for supporting [[gun control]]<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/17/manchin-toomey-gun-amendment-fails/</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[David Vitter]] of [[Louisiana]] for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
*Senator [[Roger Wicker]] of Mississippi for supporting [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]], an act that strips Americans of their constitutional rights.<ref name="NDAA">http://www.dailypaul.com/198522/senators-who-voted-yea-for-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens-no-trial</ref>
 
 
=== Members of the U.S. House of Representatives ===
 
*Rep. [[Justin Amash]] of [[Michigan]] for opposing the [[Defense of Marriage Act]] <ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/justin-amash-doma-repeal_n_2981622.html</ref>
 
 
*Speaker of the House [[John Boehner]] of [[Ohio]] for abandoning his princapals in favor of "bipartisan compromise"
 
 
*Rep. [[Rick Crawford]] of [[Arkansas]]
 
 
*Rep. [[David Dreier]] of [[California]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Renee Ellmers]] of [[North Carolina]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Chris Gibson]] of [[New York]] for being the most [[liberal]] [[Republican]] in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] <ref>.http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2013/02/21/chris-gibson-ranked-as-most-liberal-republican-in</ref>
 
 
*Rep. [[Joe Heck]] of [[Nevada]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Peter King]] of [[New York]] for supporting the [[NSA]] domestic spying program. <ref>http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/07/25/Steve-King-NSA-Survelliance-Essential,</ref>
 
 
*Rep. [[Frank Lucas]] of [[Oklahoma]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Kevin McCarthy]] of [[California]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Buck McKeon]] of [[California]] for being a sponsor of [[Barack Hussein Obama#National Defense|NDAA 2012]] in the House
 
 
*Rep. [[John Mica]] of [[Florida]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Candice Miller]] of [[Michigan]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Kristi Noem]] of [[South Dakota]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Scott Rigell]] of [[Virginia]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Mike Rogers]] of [[Michigan]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Ileana Ros-Lehtinen]] of [[Florida]], for her support of the homosexual agenda<ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/ileana-roslehtinen-become_n_977464.html</ref>
 
 
*Rep. [[Aaron Schock]] of [[Illinois]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Michael Simpson]] of [[Idaho]]
 
 
*Rep. [[Lynn Westmoreland]] of [[Georgia]] for defending purges by Boehner and supporting the NSA program
 
 
*Rep. [[Don Young]] of [[Alaska]]
 
 
=== Governors ===
 
 
*Governor [[Jan Brewer]] of [[Arizona]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]<ref>http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/06/19/how-tea-party-hero-jan-brewer-saved-obamacare-in-arizona.html</ref>
 
 
*Governor [[Chris Christie]] of [[New Jersey]]
 
 
*Governor [[Jack Dalrymple]] of [[North Dakota]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]<ref>http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/governor-jack-dalrymple-signs-obamacare-expansion-of-medicaid-into-law/</ref>
 
 
*Governor [[John Kasich]] of [[Ohio]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]
 
 
*Governor [[Susana Martinez]] of [[New Mexico]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]
 
 
*Governor [[Bob McDonnell]] of [[Virginia]]
 
 
*Governor [[Brian Sandoval]] of [[Nevada]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]<ref>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/brian-sandoval-nevada-medicaid-expansion_n_2284478.html</ref>
 
 
*Governor [[Rick Scott]] of [[Florida]]
 
 
*Governor [[Rick Snyder]] of [[Michigan]] for supporting unconstitutional [[ObamaCare]]
 
 
=== Federal Judges ===
 
 
*Supreme Court Chief Justice [[John Roberts]] after his support of gutting Arizona's immigration law and yet being the swing vote responsible for keeping [[Obamacare]] upheld. As Supreme Court Justices officially have no party, he is more of a "conservative in name only".
 
 
=== Local Legislators ===
 
 
*State Senator Allan Kittleman of [[Maryland]], for promoting homosexual [[special rights]]<ref>[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/annapolis/2011/02/gop_senator_announces_support.html GOP senator announces support for Md. same-sex marriage bill]</ref>
 
 
*[[Texas]] Speaker of the House Joe Straus
 
  
 
==RINOs currently not holding political office==
 
==RINOs currently not holding political office==

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Sergeant Jesse Kelly runs for Congress in Arizona in 2009 and attacks the RINOs in the GOP

A RINO (Republican in Name Only) is an officeholder or candidate who is a member of the Republican Party, but holds views to the political left of most Republican voters. The term "RINO" describes politicians who claim to be Republican but are in fact liberal, and therefore generally debase the winning conservative coalition base of the Republican Party.

RINOs are often Republican only to the extent it serves their own interests, and will abandon conservative principles as soon as it is in their own interests to do so. RINOs often provide support for raising taxes, abortion as a right, gay rights and gun control. Some RINOs have connections with Planned Parenthood or corporations that support goals of population control; other RINOs pay lip service to pro-life values while in practice not advancing those values.

Double standards by RINOs are common: a birther comment by Romney during his campaign was supposedly a "nothing", but Todd Akin's pro-life comment would somehow "absolutely" could cost RINOs control of the U.S. Senate![1]

RINOs, like Democrats, typically come from states in New England, the Mid-Atlantic; or states on the Left Coast. A less-used term is cafeteria conservative, for a person who picks and chooses which conservative principles to believe, as a person might choose foods in a cafeteria instead of ordering the full-course menu selected by the chef at most restaurants.[2] In contrast to RINO's and cafeteria conservatives, movement conservatives understand that since conservative philosophy is a coherent whole, it is untenable to discard part of it without discarding all of it.

The RINO targets of attack argue they follow middle of the road policies and are not liberals; they claim they get results, and insist that without them the Congress would be totally controlled by liberal Democrats and Republicans would rarely have any success. Conservatives respond that in the heyday of "Rockefeller liberalism" in the GOP the Democrats always controlled Congress, and the GOP only took power when Newt Gingrich launched a national conservative "Contract with America" in 1994, ending 40 years of Democratic control of the House. The notion that we need to elect Democrat-lite type of politicians is false. The election cycles of 2010 and 2012 proved that many RINO candidates are unelectable. RINO candidates wasted millions of dollars; Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Scott Brown, Linda McMahon, and many others could not connect with the people in liberal blue states.

In recent Republican primaries, voters have been rejecting establishment RINOs in favor of those with stronger conservative principles. Their commitment to self and not party is evident in their refusal to endorse the candidate that beats them. In some instances, they refuse the will of the voters and their party by running for office on an independent ticket. It is important to vote for someone who's more conservative on the issues rather than for a Republican because anyone can join a party and be they can be RINOs.

RINOs currently not holding political office

Executive Officials

  • Former President Theodore Roosevelt, because he regulated the economy and used social justice.

Government Secretaries

  • Former Press Secretary James Brady, for being a major gun control advocate
  • Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, for supporting the Homosexual Agenda.
  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, for supporting DADT repeal and being pro-abortion.
  • Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, for supporting DADT repeal and failing to condemn same-sex "marriage" and abortion.

U.S. Senators

  • Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas for claiming that Reagan couldn't make it in the current Republican Party.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Former Congressman Steve LaTourette of Ohio

Governors

Mayors

Former RINOs who have since left the Republican Party

  • Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson supports same-sex marriage and abortion (although he opposes abortion once the fetus becomes viable outside the mother's body). After switching to the Libertarian Party in 2012 to run for President, he openly admitted that he governed New Mexico for eight years as a RINO, even using the phrase "Republican in name only" on multiple occasions. The Libertarian Party is liberal on social issues (with the exception that they support gun rights) but are fiscally very conservative.
  • Former Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania supported ObamaCare and switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party to give the latter a 60-40 edge in the Senate and allow them to enact cloture on the Republican filibuster.
  • Former Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut, who left the party and formed his own local one in 1990, then became an Independent in 1995.
  • Former Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont, who left the Party and became a Democrat in 2001, giving control of the Senate to the Democrats.
  • Former Representative John Anderson of Illinois, who became an Independent after losing his party's presidential primary in 1980.
  • Former Governor Buddy Roemer of Louisiana, who became an Independent after losing his party's presidential primary in 2012.

RINO McCain

A majority of conservatives distrust RINO John McCain even though many of his policies are that of a true conservative. Key RINO principles rejected by McCain include support for gay rights, support for abortion, and support for earmarks. He has positioned his career as a bipartisan moderate, reaching across the aisle whenever possible. This is also his downfall. The era of reaching across the aisle passed -- when statist, socialist Democrats became Senators. His major political blunders mostly came during the 21st century political period. He was against both the Reagan and Bush tax cuts, and employed class warfare rhetoric in trying to stop the tax cuts from taking effect. His support for amnesty was the complete opposite of what conservatives wanted. He has always complained about enhanced interrogation techniques, calling them "torture". In non-election years, he likes to trash conservative positions and icons in order to get the media's and Democrats' approval. However, during the election he refused to go after Barack Hussein Obama's associations with Jeremiah Wright. He believes in the junk science known as global warming, and has supported cap-and-trade programs. Another Middle East war, without a goal, without full commitment to win, without Congressional approval- McCain supports the President. It didn't stop there and in July 2011, he called the Tea Party, the people that care about fiscal sanity in Washington, they are "hobbits".

The sacrifices he has made serving this country cannot be overlooked. John McCain has earned war hero status but also the status as a D.C. zero.

References

  1. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/todd-akin-rape-missouri-senate-race-reince-priebus-/1#.UDpUhNZlQ7s
  2. James Carville & Mary Matalin: He Said, She Said
  3. Such as Dick Cheney, Collin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz.
  4. As can seen by this video (Warning: Contains no graphic content but might still be unsuitable for children)
  5. http://www.csmonitor.com /USA/Politics/2013/0512/Robert-Gates-Obama-made-right-decisions-night-of-Benghazi-attack
  6. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/lincoln-chafee-to-switch-parties-sources-say-91994.html

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