Mike Huckabee: Outlaw Use of ‘RINO’
I certainly appreciate that a RINO is usually better than a Democrat, but when someone is not holding onto conservative principles, it is certainly ok to point this out.
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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.”
In a Facebook post, he whined about conservatives who attack Republicans for not being “pure” enough.
“One term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party is ‘RINO,'” Huckabee wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “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.”
He then said many Republicans would call Abraham Lincoln a RINO.