Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has been slammed for raising taxes, commuting the sentence of a prisoner who ended up committing murder, and failing to successfully take on conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, wants to outlaw the term "RINO."
Oh! The poor baby!
In the context of inner-party politics the term is applied to Huckabee and other Establishment Republicans who’ve shown a tendency to compromise with Democrats or otherwise failed to stand up for conservative principles. In practice the RINO fails to understand that any act of compromise with the opposition negates the entire point of electing a Republican to an office.
Huckabee specifically stated:
One term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party is 'RINO...It stands for Republicans in Name Only, and it’s a pejorative term that questions the authenticity and orthodoxy of someone’s party purity. I’ve been called that myself, even though I fought in the trenches of Republican politics for over two decades. Even so, I would never pretend that I’m Lord over determining who the real Republicans are.
Even though I’m brain damaged I do understand the point of having an opposition party. But apparently Huckabee refuses to see it.
It is very clear to every rational citizen that the Democratic Party is wrong on every core issue and is Hellbent on the pursuit of unrestrained power at the expense of The People.
He also said:
Personally, I think someone who agrees with me 90% of the time is not my enemy.
In effect Huckabee is a Pragmatist whose fundamental goal and value is power. The negative impact of compromise has no meaning to him. All that matters is being elected.
That absolute fact is that compromise with evil empowers evil. By stating that he is willing to compromise with the enemy he is admitting to being part of the problem.
But now his feelings are hurt by being seen as being part of the problem.
That’s too bad. Huckabee chose to be an enemy of The People and The Constitution. He deserves no better that to be treated as such.
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