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Mike Huckabee wants
to ban the term ´RINO´

Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/14/2014 3:46:04 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee wants to ban the term "RINO" -- "Republican in Name Only" -- in the Republican Party. The former governor complained in a letter to supporters that during a recent social media outreach, he was disturbed that too many Republicans were attacking each other and calling them names. "Many of you used a term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party: RINO," he said, calling it a "pejorative term" that questioned one´s purity. Huckabee pointed out that he got a tweet from someone who complained that he was a RINO, which upset him. "With all

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R.I.N.O., R.I.N.O., R.I.N.O., R.I.N.O.!! Huckleberry Hound and his Social Progressive R.I.N.O.´s can go pound Sand!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/14/2014 3:48:11 PM     (No. 9691902)

Wow. He IS a fool.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/14/2014 3:53:44 PM     (No. 9691914)

And why is that Mikey?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/14/2014 3:54:39 PM     (No. 9691916)

Okay. Try these:

SWINE - Selling What I Never Elect.

JACKAL - Just As Centrally Controlling As Lenin

By the way, Huckster, how do you feel about my use of the term Huckster?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3, 1/14/2014 3:56:09 PM     (No. 9691919)

Let´s also ban the terms ´cheater´, ´terrorist´, ´murderer´, ´thief´, ´adulterer´, ´blasphemer´, ´liar´ and whatever else we don´t like about others.

Surely that will make the world a better place.

/s off

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bassman, 1/14/2014 3:58:59 PM     (No. 9691921)

That´s like Obama wanting to ban the word ObamaCare!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/14/2014 3:59:07 PM     (No. 9691922)

Mommie... they´re calling me names.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/14/2014 4:03:18 PM     (No. 9691924)

Gomer Pyle´s first cousin sounds irritated.
Suck it up Goober it could be worse and instead of RINO we could call you a communist.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jglas, 1/14/2014 4:03:33 PM     (No. 9691925)

The RINOs have made ´Tea Party´ into a pejorative. Turn about is fair play.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/14/2014 4:04:45 PM     (No. 9691926)

If the shoe fits....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/14/2014 4:05:58 PM     (No. 9691928)

Ok, if we can also ban Huckabee.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/14/2014 4:08:02 PM     (No. 9691929)

Wonder if Mikey is afraid folks will find out he liked to raise taxes while governor of Arkansas. RINO RINO RINO!! now outlaw the word and put me in jail. Never trusted Mikey.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/14/2014 4:09:28 PM     (No. 9691932)

Hey yo Mike:

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me...Kindergarten 101.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/14/2014 4:12:19 PM     (No. 9691934)

Agree with Governor Huckleberry...I propose "Republican In Name Only" (RINO) should henceforth be---"Republicrat Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey" (CHEESE EATER), or FROMAGE MANGEUR if you prefer French.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/14/2014 4:15:09 PM     (No. 9691940)

I won´t support a Huckabee presidential run; but he has a point. After all, even a blind pig can root a truffle.
The point is that we use the term carelessly and shoot ourselves in the foot. Look at what happened in the last round of primaries: conservatives carved up each front running conservative in turn and we nominated Romney. Romney is a good man, but he wasn´t a candidate of conservative´s dreams.
Let any of the conservative or libertarian candidates, currently considered presidential contenders, put one foot wrong and the condemnation will be horrific.
Further, what constitutes departure from the Republican standard is, often, highly subjective. Thus, one man´s RINO is another man´s true conservative. US political parties are parties of access, not ideology.
If we disagree with a GOP candidate´s position, we should criticize their policy. We shouldn´t call them names.
Democrats are another matter!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/14/2014 4:17:27 PM     (No. 9691942)

I am with #10. Let´s ban Huckabee and his inane ideas.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/14/2014 4:18:40 PM     (No. 9691943)

Only a RINO would consider the term to be derogatory!

Huckabee always gave me a bad vibe and I don´t even know much about him ... now I don´t need to know anything more about him.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/14/2014 4:22:23 PM     (No. 9691947)

My irony gauge just spiked and broke.

What a jackass. Is that term banned, gomer?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MaMe2, 1/14/2014 4:24:07 PM     (No. 9691949)

Wow, name calling in politics! I have a feeling that trend started long before the reign of Augustus Caesar.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/14/2014 4:30:13 PM     (No. 9691954)

Sorry for the poor spelling. How about?:

JACKAL - Just As Capitalism Killing As Lenin

SCUM - Socialist, Communists Urging Marxism.

Meanwhile "RINO" seems to make ´em squeal.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/14/2014 4:31:18 PM     (No. 9691955)

To paraphrase ´John Blutarsky´ in "Animal House" :

"Huckabee, from now on, your Delta Tau Chi name is.... ´Dipstick´."



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/14/2014 4:31:31 PM     (No. 9691956)

All the ladies at the "Chicken Ranch" want to ban the term "Sleazy Ho".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 1/14/2014 4:40:40 PM     (No. 9691963)

Typical RINO comment

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/14/2014 4:40:40 PM     (No. 9691962)

Didn´t Johnnie Cochran say, "If the term fits, you must get the Tasmanian squirts"? In Huckabee´s case, he´s doing his level best to draw attention away from the up-pointing horn sprouting from his proboscis. It´s a dead giveaway. Besides, RINO sounds better that Gomer Pyle.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Tusker, 1/14/2014 4:42:40 PM     (No. 9691964)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww; widdle wino wants trow weight ´round?

Suck tea you gutless RHINO!!!!!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mushroom, 1/14/2014 4:54:18 PM     (No. 9691980)

I think that he wants the power to ban words highlights the problem very well.
RINO is all about power..not Freedom.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/14/2014 4:56:56 PM     (No. 9691983)

If the shoe fits, which it does. They need to quit telling conservatives what to do.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/14/2014 4:57:50 PM     (No. 9691986)

This, from half of the RINO pair that started it all back in 2008 when they went in together to prevent Romney from winning the West Virginia primary. Can´t wait until he announces that he´ll be running again next year and then promptly goes nowhere.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/14/2014 5:04:51 PM     (No. 9691993)

The term must fit too well!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/14/2014 5:30:23 PM     (No. 9692012)

Huckabee is in a bit of a strange place. He certainly isn´t in the tea party group and I really don´t think the establishment pubbies want to have anything much to do with him. He is, after all, a southern Baptist preacher, and if you´ve ever known a few, you know what I am talking about.

In any event he´s in a kind of limbo because he has no backing from either faction. Maybe he thinks he´s in a position to bring the two sides together.

Interesting, isn´t it, how tea partiers going after Rinos is divisive but the establishment going after tea partiers isn´t divisive.

I will say this, Huckabee making this proposal to ban the term Rino does show just how out of touch and completely unsuited to be president he really is.

Shall we also ban the term "conservative", Mike? After all, the establishment pubbies have made it into a pejorative, too.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/14/2014 5:30:43 PM     (No. 9692013)

The ( r-word) Republican seems to have very thin skin. How many words is it now we can´t use?



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Reply 31 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 1/14/2014 5:32:46 PM     (No. 9692015)

Corn pone, as Ann Coulter called Huckabee, is your typical politician. They are at their best when they are taking your money and rights away from you.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/14/2014 5:45:40 PM     (No. 9692031)

Sorry for the second post but I´m still seething.
I´ll bet this is the first round in Huckleby´s bid for nomination in ´16.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/14/2014 6:02:41 PM     (No. 9692047)

Huckaphoney is a RINO himself. How about banning the Huckster from playing the bass guitar.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/14/2014 6:04:17 PM     (No. 9692050)

First you have to ban the RINO´s.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Penney, 1/14/2014 6:15:59 PM     (No. 9692067)

The fact is, ´´RINO,´´ ...Republican In Name Only, is totally appropriate. Check the Congressional voting records to verify.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 1/14/2014 6:33:07 PM     (No. 9692086)

Mike, there is a First Amendment! Grow up! What a wimpy thing to say. I never cared for his politics anyway. Too smarmy for me.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lavalette, 1/14/2014 6:52:28 PM     (No. 9692108)

I was much more in the "let´s preserve Republican unity by letting the RINOs have their way" camp until ten Republican Senators voted for the ENDA outlawing Christianity in the workplace. I am now sadly in the camp that says first we have to defeat our own RINOs before we can even go after the Democrats. We are in the place of William Wallace´s Scotsmen ready to fight while their nobles were selling them out in negotiations with Longshanks.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kafir091101, 1/14/2014 11:07:49 PM     (No. 9692401)

Oh gosh, isn’t he precious.

Poor little boy got his feelings hurt.

In a way I support Huckleberry’s call to stop using the term RINO within the Republican Party.

Hence, I will go down to the Town Clerk tomorrow morning and change my voter registration from Republican to Independent.

Stick that where the sun don’t shine Hucky baby!

Kafir

PS: #38: Unfortunately, you are totally correct.


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Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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