Skip to comments.NBC Opinion: Republicans' efforts to end the American republic makes them Republicans in name only
Posted on 01/06/2021 5:36:57 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Though coined much earlier, the acronym RINO — "Republican in Name Only" — came into broader usage in the early 1990s by those on the extreme right to disparage members of the Republican Party whom they accused of being insufficiently "conservative." These days, though, people disparaged as RINOs are usually much more firm believers in republicanism than those deploying the so-called slur, who have commandeered control of the "Republican" Party and perfected the Orwellian art of using words to mean the opposite of what they are.
Put more plainly, it is the Trump acolytes and members of the Republican Party who have joined in their leader's efforts to overthrow the American republic who are Republicans in Name Only.
Plainly, the word to describe those with the goals of the ultra-rightists who pose as "conservatives" is "regressives." And one accurate name for those who shroud their anti-republican actions in the false label "Republican" would be the Anti-Republican Party; other truthful designations could include the Authoritarian Party, the Autocracy Party, the Radical Rightwing Party or the Anti-American Party.
Continuing to use familiar, unthreatening names for those politicians and their followers who are unwilling to respect the most fundamental principles of self-government makes us complicit in their assault on our republic. We need to call them what they really are, to make it easier for the public to see what they're doing. We must stop providing cover for their nefarious actions. And there's no better week to start doing so than this one.
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Robert S. McElvaine, Historian Robert S. McElvaine teaches at Millsaps College and is the author of "The Great Depression: America 1929-1941." His latest book, “The Times They Were A-Changin’ — The Long 1964 that Redefined America & Drew the Battle Lines of Today,” be published by Arcade in November 2021.
He even looks like a dweeb.
Didn’t that guy play the principle in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
American universities are not worth the money. Idiocy.
I the election was not stolen, they are right. If it was, they are part of the problem. They don’t understand that “watering the tree of liberty” thing.
“Well, Dean Milsap, i hope you read my stream-of-inconciousness ad hominem pukeout in N B Ccccc News. I fully expect that raise to crack $30,000 like i was promised last year.”
“Yeah, McManatee i’ll get back to you on that.” *click*
The Single Digit I.Q. guy.
Oh. My. God.
How these people have the chutzpah even to accuse of the very same obsequiousness they accuse us of.
Orwellian usage of words?
Words are all Dem commies care about! Compared to actions of people, anyway. They don’t care about all their looting and burning for months on end, but God forbid you say the Worst Word Ever! Then you’ll be executed!
Does he still wear a red diaper?
Bet he can suck a golf ball through a garden hose
The Republic ended when BOTH parties swore in an ineligible Kenyan from Indonesia.
Cant break whats broken. The Republic was destroyed with Dominion Voting machines. Time to cross the Rubicon.
Actual conservatives value responsibility, self-reliance, tradition, norms, law, truth-telling, morality, manners, knowledge, loyalty, success in business, self-control, religious values, patriotism, stability, maturity, marital fidelity, a sense of history, the checks and balances of constitutional government, deliberation, fiscal restraint, accountability, ordered liberty, justice, principle, humility and compassion.
Pretty good list. Doesn't sound like any RINOs I know.
O.K., McElvaine, get it right: conservatives are RINOs. They run on the Republican ticket because that is the only major party that has conservatives in it. But they are not real Republicans.
The real Republicans are the McConnells, the Romneys, and others who believe in their lobbyists and big money men ahead of the national interest. The Republicans usually pose as conservatives, particularly at election time. But their voting records show they are not real conservatives. They are CINOs.
They are not RINOs because they are insufficiently conservative. They are RINOs because they are insufficiently Republican!! I.e. they act like Democrats.
actually, it is just the opposite
Amazing what an Ivory Tower job and indoctrination will get you.
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