RINO Season Isn’t Over

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September 23, 2014 3:40 PM

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We’re so close. In just about 40 days Republicans are set to take back the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will lose his job, our man Mitch will step up and pass every bill Reid has blocked and the world will be bright, opportunity filled and prosperous once again.

Give me a break.

Yes, there is a huge chance that Republicans will take back the Senate this November. Great.

But when January comes around, our fearless leader is likely to be nothing more than the spineless RINO he has long proven to be, both unwilling and unable to stand up and fight for limiting the scope of federal government.

I’m not urging Kentucky to vote for Alison Lungdergan Grimes. The last thing our country needs is 6 years of another Senator who was carved from the same Martian rock as President Obama.

But what I am saying is don’t expect anything special with Mitch McConnell taking the lead. McConnell is the textbook definition of the “dime-store-democrat,” establish-type Republican.

McConnell has no intention to use Congress as a vehicle for conservative reforms or to even fight President Obama on his ever more radical agenda. McConnell has made that very clear.

It’s time for leadership change in Washington. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn’t get the boot because people appreciated his style of governance – let that be a lesson to the Senate. It’s time for McConnell to relinquish his leadership role.

It’s plain and simple. With spineless leadership, 51 plus seats means nothing.

Look, we have to win back the Senate. There’s no doubt to this. But on November 5, call Senator Coats – preferably not with your “Obama phone” – to let him know you will not let a RINO control the Senate.

I am.

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  • Joe

    I believe the acronym is RINO–but that may just be the establishment spelling.

    • Andrew J. Ireland

      Republican Hero in Name Only, eh?

      Good catch. You’re correct! Thanks for reading.

      • Joe

        You bet! Congrats on the first post.

  • deanadams

    You claim “or to even fight President Obama on his ever more radical agenda” Which agenda would this be?

    Maybe you should understand the term (RHINO?) you are using before actually using them.

  • Wheelhelmina

    At first I was pleased to see a new conservative voice in this form, but have to admit that I’m a bit disappointed. Do you really think name-calling is going to advance our Party? I understand that many are disappointed with the leadership of Sen. McConnell. In your next post, I hope that you use the opportunity to articulate why you feel as you do and offer concrete solutions for moving forward, rather than sowing divisiveness. After all, isn’t the proper name for someone who despises Republicans “Democrat”?

  • John Sorg

    So true. Thx for having the guts to speak the truth

  • mirsm

    Mitch McConnell a RINO? Really? If so, it’s just another indication of how far to the extreme right the Republican Party has moved. Forget about being the party of Lincoln. This isn’t even the party of Reagan. It’s the party of the John Birch Society.

  • Thinking Prof

    Hard to Take It Seriously

  • Thinking Prof

    Mr. Ireland. I have to tell you that it is folks like you who will condemn the Republican Party to the wilderness for a generation. When folks like Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, Richard Lugar, and (my Lord!) Eric Cantor (people who are true conservatives) are too liberal to be welcome in the Republican Party, it’s hard to take it seriously. So good luck with your drive to oust RINOs from your midst. We in the political middle will welcome them into the Democratic Party one day so your and your ideologues can have your uncorrupted party of pure right wing reactionaries.