The “handwriting is on the wall,” 2010 is not going to be a good year for RINOs. In case you have not been paying attention, RINO is a liberal, moderate or progressive politician that, in order to get elected in a conservative district or state, places an “R” after his or her name, runs in a Republican primary election, and becomes a “Republican in name only” (RINO).
The Republican Party in its effort to become a powerful force for good government was willing to compromise principles in order to gain majority control of the South Carolina State House and Senate and both houses of Congress in Washington, D. C. Republicans not only accepted Democrat office holders into their party, but encouraged change of party label in order to add numbers and become the majority party.
Republicans now control both houses of the state legislature and the Governor’s Mansion in South Carolina. They have been in control for a decade and yet it has been virtually impossible to get legislation passed that is consistent with the Republican platform, resolutions passed by the delegates to the Republican State Convention and overwhelmingly supported by the conservative grass roots voters.
Why is that? The answer is simply that many of the people elected on the Republican ticket are Republicans in name only and either vote with Democrats or block conservative legislation in committees and prevent bills from coming to the floor for an up or down vote.
At the national level, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the White House yet virtually no conservative Republican legislation was passed. Furthermore the Republican majority grew government and spent the taxpayer’s money recklessly. In 2008, many of the disappointed and discouraged conservative Republican voters stayed home and allowed the Democrats to take control of both houses of Congress and the White House.
Many voters thought the Democrats could not be any worse than the Republicans. They were wrong. Until recently Democrats had a filibuster proof majority in Congress that began imposing “progressive” Marxism on the nation at breakneck speed.
Progressive elitists are now “out of the closet.” They no longer try to disguise their agenda. More and more Americans are becoming aware that we are losing our freedom and our standard of living. They are angry and have expressed their anger through the Tea Party movement and in other ways.
Not only are the angry grass roots voters determined to remove liberals, progressives, socialists and Marxists from public office, through a legal election process, they are setting their sights on RINOs who have been sailing into public office “under the radar.”
Many Republicans in name only, or perceived to be Republicans in name only by their constituents, will have opposition in the upcoming GOP primary. Some seats previously considered to be safe seats for the incumbents will be contested.
In South Carolina and across the country, voting records will be examined and voter guides prepared. Tea Party and Liberty activists who have entered the political arena in response to the frightening agenda of the Obama – Reid – Pelosi regime will provide the voter guides to citizen groups and voters in order that they may compare the voting records of incumbents.
Elected officials who have opposed transparency in government, opposed laws to control borders and illegal aliens, voted for unnecessary spending or supported accepting federal stimulus funds, and violated their oath to “protect and defend the Constitution,” will be especially vulnerable in the Republican primaries.
Patriotic Americans who are familiar with the history of our republic and love liberty and the God-given freedom guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States are dead serious about taking their country back. That is why 2010 will not be a good year for RINOs.