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RINOs need to take back
the Republican Party

Washington Post, by Kathleen Parker

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Posted By:supersid, 2/20/2013 7:24:06 PM

RINO-hunting, the long-popular political sport that morphed in 2008 into a sort of hysteria-driven obsession, lately has become a suicide mission. RINO, of course, refers to Republicans In Name Only and is the pejorative term used against those who fail to march in lockstep with the so-called conservative base. I used “so-called” because, though the hard-right faction of the party tends to be viewed as The Base, this isn’t necessarily so. My guess is there are now more RINOs than those who, though evangelical in their zeal, are poison to their party’s ability to win national elections.

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Kathleen Parker calls for the ´unapologetically sane´ republicans to re-assert themselves in a party taken over by the fringe.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/20/2013 7:27:19 PM     (No. 9187704)

Americans need to take back the WaPo from the communists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/20/2013 7:28:40 PM     (No. 9187709)

Parker sucked up the kool aid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/20/2013 7:29:17 PM     (No. 9187710)

RINOs have been the problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AGGW, 2/20/2013 7:30:48 PM     (No. 9187713)

Sounds as though she has a

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/20/2013 7:32:08 PM     (No. 9187717)

*sigh* I thought Parker had faded away into obscurity after her CNN debacle. I see she´s still around to label conservatives as "insane". What is she calling herself these days?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/20/2013 7:34:58 PM     (No. 9187720)

There you go, RHINOs, listen to the lefty journalists - your soul mates. Great advice!!! She really has your best interests at heart.

I´m for anything that will hasten your demise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TruckingMack, 2/20/2013 7:37:31 PM     (No. 9187725)

Kathleen Parker, I fell in love with your posts years ago. I don´t know what caused you to start down the dark path, accommodating Liberal swine, but you have far traveled that road.

Conservatives do not need to compromise with Liberals in the least. Liberals are empty people in empty suits. It is the Hollywood Media machine we need to defeat. The machine is devoid of emotion. It´s sole purpose is to defeat and destroy Conservatives. Never give in to this evil. Fight it every day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/20/2013 7:41:40 PM     (No. 9187731)

She must now be getting $$$$$ under the table from Soros. Poor BO needs the RINOs to cave to his whims.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/20/2013 7:46:34 PM     (No. 9187742)

i am sorry, i dont know why anyone would care to want her opinion.

what is the basis for her self-proclaimed wisdom?



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/20/2013 7:48:34 PM     (No. 9187744)

This really needed saying. Republicans need to appeal to the majority of voters and you won´t do so going around acting like a bunch of rabid dogs.

Now aged 82, I have been a Republican since 1968 and proud of it. It is the party of reason, and we shouldn´t run from that. Reason attracts more adherents than rabid, and can win more elections. We should eschew people with a death wish who want to drag us down with them on some imagined principle, and become a big tent again.

As to those who want to go down with some mythical ship, let them bay at the moon on their own dime.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: loosecannon1, 2/20/2013 7:53:20 PM     (No. 9187752)

Kathleen, reading you is a waste of time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sanchin, 2/20/2013 7:55:21 PM     (No. 9187753)

Has anyone heard ANY statements from Republican Party Leaders about the ever increasing division in the Republican Party? I have read opinions on boards and heard pundits and such, but I simply have not seen Preibus or any elected members address this bloodbath.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/20/2013 7:57:49 PM     (No. 9187755)

#10, congratulations on your long life. When did you stop believing in the Constitution?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: beth, 2/20/2013 7:58:57 PM     (No. 9187757)

If Republicans become the same as Democrats what´s the point? That is what these people like Parker want. Why don´t they just become Democrats? They are trying to take away any reason to vote for them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sw penn, 2/20/2013 8:10:23 PM     (No. 9187776)

Yes, Yes!
Do, please, give us
the choice between
socialist bankrupt big government Republicans,
and the
marxist bankrupt big government Democrats!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 2/20/2013 8:16:39 PM     (No. 9187781)

Like #7 I used to enjoy Parker´s columns few years ago. Then she went over to the dark side.

#10 - Not if the majority of the voters are wrong.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 2/20/2013 8:39:37 PM     (No. 9187808)

What we need is to have is The American Party.

Love of country, constitution based and free market.

Oh, wait.

Nevermind ...

... it´s called The Tea Party.

And we´d rather go down fightin´ than get dragged down into Marxism.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 2/20/2013 9:04:57 PM     (No. 9187836)

There is not a democrat alive that I will not crawl over broken glass to vote against but that is hardly an endorsement of the republican party.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/20/2013 9:10:23 PM     (No. 9187843)

Parker is a failure. A complete and utter failure. She knows nothing and flaunts it. Someone needs to ask her who the last Republican she voted for was. Watch her bony booty squirm.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tusker, 2/20/2013 9:11:42 PM     (No. 9187845)

Keep repeating the lie and "they" will come to accept the lie as truth.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kahunavol, 2/20/2013 9:15:53 PM     (No. 9187849)

I have a better idea, let them have the party without a fight. It ain´t worth it and they´re going to blame us every time they lose anyway.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chief1942, 2/20/2013 10:09:02 PM     (No. 9187955)

The RINOs can have the GOP. Anyone with true conservative values and a spine, left the GOP years ago. As "independents" we may be wandering in the political wilderness, but at least we haven´t prostituted our core values.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/20/2013 10:12:27 PM     (No. 9187964)

#13, I kinda like the Constitution, especially more since I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1980 following my Air Force retirement, having served in places like Southeast Asia, and having been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for service over the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

How about yerself?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Objectivity, 2/20/2013 10:31:56 PM     (No. 9187996)

I thought everyone at Lucianne just absolutely loved KParker ..... maybe not so much anymore!?

KParker is about as ´conservative´ as David Frumm is .... she is as much a phony as Elizabeth Warren is ´Native-American´

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Reply 25 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/20/2013 11:59:56 PM     (No. 9188092)

Take it back? They never let go of it. Kathleen Parker gets paid by the WaPo. That´s all I need to know. Go sit with Frum, Brooks, Noonan, and the others.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Penney, 2/21/2013 12:12:33 AM     (No. 9188098)

´´RINOS?´´ ...Actually, a statist is a, ´´statist,´´ regardless of party affiliation, which is why there is hardly any difference between how they vote as elected officials. The current problem in the GOP is that vote for a RINO might as well be a vote for a bonified 1960´s/2013 radical lefty/lib/dem pol as the resulting statist policies are simpatico.

Mark Levin´s best seller, ´´Liberty and Tyranny,´´ explains statism and so is a definitive must read.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: plumnellie, 2/21/2013 5:56:43 PM     (No. 9189645)

Yes, Rino´s do indeed own the Repub party with all the losses they rack up. Rino´w rule is the true object of all Democrats, moderates, and leftwingers. Only one small group and growing smaller is left to bemoan the end of our country´s sovereignty. And, we get blamed for all defeats, no matter how we vote. We vote for Dole, McCain and Romney and yet it is our fault the Repubs are losers. Typical of the mentality of liberals, moderates and Tea Party haters.

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