(Joseph Morabito) – Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are bad for the Republican Party and America. RINOs are nothing more than Socialists Lite willing to raise taxes, increase regulations and add to Local, State and National Debt by borrowing to fund Socialist Schemes.
We just saw this is the state of Nevada where for the first time in decades, a Republican-controlled legislature was elected, Republican Governor Brian Sandoval (BS for short) was reelected and all statewide offices are now held by Republicans.
Nevada turned into a Red State, or so we thought, in spite of the fact that retiring Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid is one of our Senators. Republican voters, that made this happen, were thrilled on election night last November when all this came to be; but then RINOs, led by Governor BS, enacted the largest tax and spending increase in Nevada state history.
These RINOs ignored their reelection promises not to raise taxes and further ignored the will of the people, that on the very same election day rejected a Corporate Margins Tax, by almost 80%.
It was just a few months later that Liar Governor BS, proposed a Margin Tax, now called a Commerce Tax, in his State of the State Address, which BS pushed through the State Legislature. One thing is for sure, if BS were somehow to end up on the Republican ticket as Vice President, this Blogger will not vote for the Republican candidate for President no matter who that may turn out to be because Sandoval is not a Republican.
Instead, Brian Sandoval is a tax and spend, pro-choice Socialist that should come out of the closet and switch political parties.
As you might imagine there is a Recall Movement in the works to remove from office Republican State Senators that are not up for reelection in 2016, as well as, a movement to put a Referendum on the Ballot in 2016 to repeal the $1.5 Billion in new taxes enacted by Governor BS and the RINO State Legislature. However, all of this is very bad for the Republican Party in Nevada and even nationally.
When RINOs, really Socialists Lite, ignore the tenets of the Republican Party and our beliefs in smaller, limited Constitutional government, lower taxes, less regulations, a strong national defense, securing our borders, the right to life and the protection of 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights, they turn off the base of the Republican Party, going forward, that will not show up to vote on election nights in the future.
And, if the Conservative base of the Republican Party does not show up to vote for our Presidential candidate, as a result of these constant RINO betrayals, we lose.
Further, when RINOs get duped by Socialists, without getting any real reforms in return, into supporting their Socialist Schemes, which happens all the time, we end up with higher taxes, more spending and bigger government, as is now happening in Nevada, which is both bankrupting our nation and a threat to our very freedoms.
This Blogger will never, never support or vote for a RINO again, no matter who the opposition Socialist candidate may be because there is no difference I can see between them. I would rather love to hate a Socialist in office, than hate to love a RINO that is no different.
Finally, reaching across the aisle is fine if it means limiting the size of government, lowering taxes and cutting regulations. Compromise is not fine if it means more Socialist Schemes that grow government, increase taxes and add job killer regulations that harm businesses.
The Republican Party better get the message and purge these RINOS from the Party. We are either the Conservative Party of America, to achieve a real choice between the two parties, or the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs and be no more.
Joseph Morabito is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Paragon Global Resources, Inc., an international relocation management company. Prior to working in relocation, Joseph Morabito taught American History and Government in the Los Angeles City School District.