Eight Rules for RINOs (Republicans in Name Only)

February 26, 2015

Hat-tip Mark Levin for pointing this out on his radio show yesterday, though it’s from ConservativeReview.com. As you may or may not know all or most of the newly elected or reelected Senators last November campaigned on two major issues: repealing Barrycare and stopping Obama’s illegal & unconstitutional executive amnesty. Of course we all know where that’s going and here’s why.RINOs

Here are the 8 rules for RINOs so you can spot them quickly whenever you hear them talking (if their lips are moving they are most likely lying!)

  1. Bait & Switch; politics over principle or don’t fight now, fight later. Example:  AR-R Senator Jeff Flake (how fitting), admitted to lying when he was asked if he would honor his term limit commitment made when he ran for election.
  2. Show Me The Money; votes win elections, money is needed to get votes and special interest has lots of money.
  3. Fear; instill fear in the voter. You don’t want a Democrat in office, so no matter how bad I turned out, you will vote for the RINO (how many times have we all done this??).
  4. Governing; code for capitulation. Anyone using this word is likely a RINO.
  5. Double Standard; they moan about conservative primary challenges, but 2 years away from their next election they will spend million$ bashing conservatives as the far-right fringe of the party, whack-o birds, etc.
  6. Me Too;  RINOs claim to agree with Democrats with only moderating differences so they appear socially acceptable and not extremist, and they both end up on the same side, the RINOs just take longer to arrive at the liberal destination.
  7. Pragmatic; code for “not conservative”, the implication being conservatism is ideological while liberalism is just plain reality. This gives RINOs cover to accept the liberal world view. “We must have highways & bridges, therefore the pragmatic thing is to raise the gas tax”. The pragmatic question is how much the gas tax should be raised, never “should we put states in charge of funding their own highways and abolish the federal gas tax”?
  8. Preemptive Surrender; McConnell & Boehner both announced right after the sweeping mid-term victory they would not under any circumstances shut down the government signaling to the Dems loud & clear they can hold firm and not negotiate.

So pay attention and when you spot these behaviors you know you’re dealing with the RINO establishment. If you aren’t sure check Conservative Review’s Liberty Scorecard -the lower the score, the odds are your member is a RINO.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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“I’m Sorry, You’ve Reached the Voicemail for Senator McCain’s Voicemail” Huh? WTF?

July 31, 2013

It’s a lot like any business or restaurant you walk into. If they acknowledge you, smile and are there to serve, you know it right away. If not, well you can expect poor service and lousy customer satisfaction and all at too high a cost. This morning when I called Senator John McCain’s office I actually got the voicemail for his voicemail! I kid you not. Bottom line, many of these guys, the RINOs (John McCain, Jeff Flake, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner) don’t want to talk to you or even hear from you. They’ve made up their mind and made their deals behind the scenes.

Especially don’t call them out for having no spine!

Senators Ted Cruz & Mike Lee are absolutely correct.  Pass the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government in every aspect except ANY funding for Obamacare. Let the Democrats & Obama be responsible for shutting down the government. We’ll survive. Let’s face it that’s what happens every weekend and holidays. Remember sequester?

Repeal vs Defund

If passing a bill to repeal Obamacare in the House is such an achievement, why do it 37 times?? I’ll tell you why, because it’s not an achievement. The Senate will never pass it, so it’s a waste of time! Defunding it likely the last chance, but the Republicans need to stand up for something and get a backbone! Otherwise, why vote for them in 2014 or 2016?

Sorry folks, this just isn’t the way it was meant to me. This is not representation! They’ve made up their minds, made their deals and have no use for us lowly little constituents -at least until reelection time, then they’re all smiles -with their hand out. It makes me sick!

Support Ted Cruz & Mike Lee. Use this link to call your Senators & House members, tell them to defund Obamacare! The Senate version is called the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013 and Representative Tom Graves of Georgia has introduced a companion bill in the House to accomplish the same thing.

BTW, one of my Senators (Schatz’ staff) suggested I write a letter to get an official response. My other Senator (Hirono’s staff) said I’d get a return email responding to my questions. Representatives Hanabusa and Gabbard’s staff said neither would be voting to repeal Obamacare despite the fact that Obama (unilaterally & unconstitutionally) gave corporations a waiver to Obamacare, but failed to give the same consideration to hard working American individuals.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

Strike While The GOP is Feeling All Heady; It’s Time To Defund Obamacare!

March 5, 2013

Speaker Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership (cough-cough), meaning the moderate, mostly spineless old boys and the RINOs in the House never would never have found their backbone in sequestration except for conservatives in the Republican party putting the fear of unemployment into Boehner’s fragile (cry-baby) psyche.

When it comes to federal spending it’s pay for it now or pay BIG TIME later. So with Republicans feeling their oats it’s time to do NOW what they promised after winning the House in 2010.

Defund Obamacare! (and tie it to the Continuing Resolution)

Here’s who you need to call:

Boehner, Cantor & McConnell are having secret meetings & cutting deals with Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, etc., despite Boehner’s earlier promise to go back to the old rules of the House -open meetings, debates, sub-committee hearings and transparency for all to see. Jim Bridenstine & Tim Helskamp are spearheading the de-funding.

        Name:                Phone:                     
John Boehner        202-225-6205       Boo
Eric Cantor           202-225-2815        Boo!
Mitch McConnell    202-224-2541        Boo!
Jim Bridenstine     202-225-2211        Kudos
Tim Helskamp      202-225-2715        Kudos

The cost in taxes, fees and regulations in Obamacare are job-killing, freedom snatching, oppressive burdens that every American; young, old, black, white and Hispanic, working or unemployed, man and woman, gay and transgender -everyone will pay for in many, many destructive ways.

Most Americans, even those who voted for Obama (pity the fools) now realize the damage built into that monstrosity called The Affordable Health Care for America Act.

Don’t be lazy on this It will take you less than 10 minutes. Do it daily until the continuing resolution is passed.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

Revenue Enhancement & Other Code Words for Tax Increases

May 31, 2012

Revenue enhancement, just more Washington-speak and unfortunately this is starting to come from the mouths of Republicans as well as the Libs. It’s another reason why I have to keep reminding myself and others -I am NOT a Republican!

You see the spineless Re-Pubes (RINOS = Republican In Name Only) in Congress are now floating trial balloons before the debt-ceiling gets heated up again, that they may be amenable to revenue enhancements if they got enough cuts in spending. These are the ones that need to be targeted for replacement in the primaries and elections. Thank goodness for Sarah Palin and groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund who are working to elect true conservatives to the U.S. Senate.

Know and recognize the code words and justifications for tax increases:

  • Revenue increases
  • Revenue enhancements
  • Business fees & registration requirements
  • Compromise on taxes
  • Investment in education (or infrastructure, highways, roads & bridges, energy, etc)
  • Jobs Bill
  • Increased Govt. subsidies
  • Anything that includes the word “Fair”
  • Shared sacrifice
  • Reduction of inequality
  • Millionaires & billionaires (meaning individuals or businesses making over $250K)
  • A balanced approach to deficit reduction

Yes keep your ears tuned as we get closer to the coming renewal of the “debt ceiling crisis”. You know where the DEMS and Re-Pubes square off and argue about shutting down the government (which would probably be the best for all concerned).

Utah Senator Orin Hatch may have said it best: 

“The decision to spend lasts only a moment, but the debt incurred to pay for these decisions lasts forever. Our problem is spending that has grown out of control, not a lack of revenue.”

Just keep looking to Europe. God is trying to tell us something in the form of Greece.

Aloha, Mikie

~Remember:  The government has NO resources. They produce NOTHING (like Facebook). They can only take from one group and give to others they feel more worthy of their largess (buying votes). Support tax reform!

Beyond The Consent of The Governed- Yes Way!

April 6, 2012

Okay I don’t care who the next president is (not!) we have plenty of work to do. If Barack Hussein Obama is elected we must get a majority in the Senate and keep the majority in the House. Not only that, due to the huge RINO factor we must support and elect conservatives to both the House and Senate. Why?

  • Republicans talk about balancing the budget. Do they mean it?
  • The Democrats are over 1000 overdue on submitting a budget
  • There’s talk of earmarks coming back
  • Strip searches for a parking ticket?

If Romney is elected, which is not at all a sure bet, we have plenty of work to do and we must support and elect conservatives to both the House and Senate. If you think I am repeating myself, I am. I can’t say it enough. Support Senate Conservatives Fund!

Romney is a big government guy and we know BHO is for sure. We need some stopgap measures in place to put roadblocks in their way. If the Supremes do not rule Obamacare totally and completely unconstitutional in its entirety we still need to undo as much damage as we can there.

Here’s how you can help. Support Conservative Candidates running now just like the Tea Party did in 2010.

Aloha, Mikie

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Call Yourself a Conservative? Then Prove It!

October 31, 2011

And proving it won’t be voting for Mitt Romney any more than voting for John McCain did. The only good thing to come of his miserable candidacy was Sarah Palin (oh, and the slap upside the head when people finally figured out that ‘Hope & Change’). McCain was never a conservative, he was just the old guy Republican the GOP leaders foisted upon us. Today 70% of polled Republicans do not favor Mitt Romeny. He was a liberal governor of a liberal state (the most liberal state) and he authored Romneycare in Massachusetts.

Even not-so Sharpton calls Romney out!

Then why are the old guard Republicans (the national committee, RINOs and moderate Republicans) pushing Mitt Romney on us? And why are all these states advancing their primary debates? Because they want to shape the election and shorten the time frame for the 2nd tier candidates (Obama wasn’t even 2nd tier at this point in ’08) to build support.

Most of all, they don’t want a conservative (any more than they wanted Sarah Palin), they want a ‘big government’ guy who will be just like all the rest of them. This is what turns good candidates and voters off to politics. If you go with another big government guy there is no difference between the Dems and GOP. And BTW, if you had to venture a guess as to where the “un-sourced, anonymous” stories about Cain and sexual harassment came from, who would you point the finger at? I’m just asking.

The bigger point is, they favor a top-down, centrist government which can only come at the cost of our individual liberty. We need a conservative in favor of a smaller federal government, more states’ rights, fewer regulations and big time TAX REFORM! Ultimately, it may not be Herman Cain, but these are the ideals we should be looking for in a candidate to get America back to its greatness again.

Aloha, Mikie


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