For those in our audience who still have one eye on America’s meaningless (at the Federal level) UniParty politics, one of our team members will be publishing a periodic round-up of “Republicans In Name Only” (RINO’s), bringing attention to the frauds who run as Republicans but talk and vote like Democrats.
This first installment is an easy intro to some of the best-known RINO’s; subsequent editions will go further “into the weeds.”
We will scour the news for late-breaking RINO news, but also ask that our American readers contribute and share any state/local RINO developments, so as to help enrich this regular weekly feature.
Our top five RINOs for the week
Mike Pence – Perhaps the biggest RINO of them all is “fly boy” and Walking Dead extra look-alike, the former Vice President. Flies love fecal matter, and the one on the head of this RINO in the photo, during the 2020 vice-presidential debate, was clearly telling the world that it landed on a big pile of it. This Walking Dead extra, is now also campaigning for the Georgia RINOs noted further below.
Without shame, at public appearances, Pence has stated that he could not do what President Trump asked of him, to “overturn” the election. He added that this request was un-American. The fact is, Trump asked Pence to perform his constitutional duty and send the electoral votes back to certain states, who were requesting a review. To think this RINO has aspirations for the presidency is comical… the Peter Principle at work.
Brian Kemp – Making the list, due to the Georgia primary being imminent (May 24th). This RINO Governor of Georgia, along with his Secretary of State henchman below, are almost single-handedly responsible for American Brezhnev (Brandon) now shuffling around the White House, in a brain fog, searching for ice cream. Their malfeasance enabled Democrats to seize control of Georgia elections by loosening mail-in voting regulations, which they had no legal authority to do, without legislative approval. Kemp’s spinelessness signaled to other RINOs to follow suit.
Kemp demonstrated zero leadership by refusing to call a special session of the legislature to review the situation. Then, even when presented with evidence of shenanigans, he refused to do anything about it.
This guy is hiding something (likely in part, his cronies’ involvement in profiting handsomely off Georgia’s embrace of a certain brand of voting machines), and does not want it unearthed. He’s now campaigning in Georgia with Bush aides and “fly boy” Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short. A pure establishment swamp candidate.
Brad Raffensperger – Georgia Secretary of State. If that fish-in-the-headlights, just-got-punched-in-the-head face doesn’t scream “RINO”, I don’t know what does.
This milquetoast, along with Kemp, has the nerve to face and ask voters for another four years. The havoc which their negligence and corruption have wreaked on Georgia’s elections, and the rest of the U.S., is so vast as to be hard to quantify.
To add insult to injury, when Raffensperger was (rightly) accused of having thrown the election through an unlawful and wholly unnecessary agreement with the state Democrat party to weaken mail-in voting safeguards, he ran to the Democrat Establishment media and claimed to be the victim, also leaking a recording of a deceptively-edited phone call from Trump. Then, the truth came out that setting up the agreement with the Dems was all his deputy’s doing—Raffensperger doesn’t even run his own office.
In short, this guy is an incompetent weakling who is warming a seat, letting Democrats eat his lunch and take over the state, just so (as a rich businessman) he can check “public service” off of his bucket list. With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Thanks to Kemp and Raffensperger, Georgia has become a symbol of RINO weakness and corruption in the eyes of half the country. Raffensperger’s very capable primary opponent, U.S. Representative from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, Jody Hice, is a proven conservative—we can only hope that Georgia republican voters choose wisely, also voting out RINO Attorney General, Chris Carr, in favor of his opponent, conservative John Gordon.
Liz Cheney – Always a favorite on any RINO list, is the Representative from Wyoming’s at-large district. As the sole U.S. House member for the state, she must be sent packing.
Cheney has taken every opportunity to enable Democrats, leveraging her obvious Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) illness to empower the Left’s narratives. Cheney has doubled down, at every opportunity, to further divide the country. She has served as one of only two “token” Republicans on the partisan joke that is the January 6th investigative “committee”. In this capacity, she has ignored actual facts, including the killing of two January 6th demonstrators, and other telling events of that day.
Cheney is particularly vile in that she has received big money from coastal Democrats for her 2022 reelection campaign. Essentially all of the many millions of dollars she has raised, has been from outside of Wyoming. She is clearly using her “Quisling hero” status to leverage Democrat (and out-of-state RINO) money to keep her Wyoming seat at the expense of Wyoming’s overwhelmingly conservative/Republican voters. Although deeply unpopular in Wyoming, she might still achieve this goal, due to the screwy (and obviously corruptly-intended) nature of the state’s primary elections system.
The jury is still out on former Trump critic, but now Cheney’s Trump-endorsed opponent, Harriet Hageman. Of course, the former prez has made some highly questionable endorsements. Nonetheless, at this point, an empty milk crate is preferable to this dynastic (she’s Dick Cheney’s daughter) fraud.
Dan Crenshaw – What is wrong with Texas voters? They overwhelmingly voted for this phony in the 2022 primary.
He was all “guns a-blazing” when he first ran for office, touting his military service and anti-establishment views. Since then, he has become one of the most despised RINO’s on Capitol Hill.
His collage of RINO sins are too numerous to be listed here, but for just one example, he has needlessly, aggressively ridiculed and argued with GOP activists and his own voters who have suggested there was anything whatsoever untoward with the 2020 election.
Most recently, Crenshaw denied his anti-establishment roots by voting for the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill, which is simply a giveaway to the U.S. military-industrial lobby, an institution which dominates, if not outright runs, U.S. foreign policy. Even as the U.S. border at the southern end of Crenshaw’s own state remains wide, wide open to all comers.
It is clear that Crenshaw has “higher office aspirations” and that he has pivoted towards Establishment money as the vehicle for those aspirations. He is the worst kind of opportunist. If Crenshaw is a “conservative”, we would do no worse with a Democrat in his seat come November.
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Maybe I could get elected somewhere if I wore an eye patch.
I’m reminded of an old line from the movie ‘Animal House’ when I see these clowns “You’re worthless and weak!”
It does not make sense. You say, we have one party. Good. Then you say, “Republicans in name only”. But “Republican” means “a member of UniParty” and it does not mean anything else. In name, and in deed.
Besides, who cares? The last elections demonstrated that elections are “in name only”. So, we can not do anything about it.
We have no party, which would represent us. Even if we had a party, we lost democracy and republic. We have an occupation. More the over, we have an occupation by global elites, as peaceful protest by Canadian trackers demonstrated.
America has long claimed to be the best country in the world. Whether you believe that or not, Americas founding fathers were determined that it would forever be the best country in the world and they did this by ensuring normal American citizens held sovereignty over them and those that followed. They did this because they knew their own weaknesses, their own demons, their own failures. They knew, in their wisdom, what we are seeing today in American politics was a danger and they wanted to make sure that if this ever happened the American people had the right to change it. So in their wisdom and as the most precious and valuable gift, they wrote into the Constitution of the United States of America a law that would protect all American citizens from a corrupt government. It’s called the 2nd Amendment and it gifts American citizens the right to armed insurgency against a corrupted government. Americas founding fathers, in their great wisdom, love for the freedom of their country and its citizens and aware of their own weaknesses and failures, gave every American citizen the right to shoot them in the fucking head if they strayed from the path. January the sixth was the first sign of revolt. Next time go back armed, it is every American citizens right and was gifted to you by the founding fathers of America in the constitution of the United States of America. There does not exist a court of law in the land that would convict anyone exercising their rights as written in the constitution of America. Unfortunately, Americas founding fathers could give you the right, but they couldn’t give you the courage. You need to find that for yourselves. Good luck and god bless America.
OK, thanks. Let’s not shoot anyone in the head at this time. Got the feds watching this site, almost since day one. And, getting shot probably hurts, and we are highly empathetic here at the Dreizin Report. Thanks for your understanding!!!
Thoughtful reply but you are dreaming when you say “There does not exist a court of law in the land that would convict anyone exercising their rights as written in the constitution of America.”. Seriously? We have Jan 6 political prisoners being railroaded still in jail just for being in the area while the left burns down cities and nothing happens to them. you sir are in a dream world. Justice left our shores a while ago. It now only exists if you are of the right affiliation
If a group of rhinos is called a crash, what does one call a group of RINOs? A perfidy, perhaps?
Would be nice to start with some definitions on what counts R and RINO these days, probably confusing even to natives let alone us tourists.
Also I wonder whether Ted Cruz will appear on this list — to me he looked like a nice guy in 2020 then I blacklisted him somewhere mid 2021 realizing he’d be WBush level deep stateist despite all the nice talk about other parts of the constitution. And would not miss any chance to mess with the world and bend everyone to his ideas no matter what people there would want.
Agreed. Cruz is super-smart but IMO super-buyable as well.
Well done sir! You just about killed me with fish-in-the-headlights…..
A question for Team Dreizin. Politicians love to use social media to raise their profiles, and to connect to their constituents. My question is this, how difficult would it be for each politician to set up polls for their constituents to vote on how they would like their representatives to vote in motions in either house. Virtually everybody has a smart phone or other means of accessing SM. and this could be a possible way to neutralise to some extent the influence lobbyist hold over Reps. If it is the case that politicians don’t like this Idea then I am sure their are people with the ability to do it for them. These politicians are meant to represent their people.
Politicians will NEVER agree to that. It would allow the people to see real data to show how Washington DC votes against it’s citizens on any meaningful decision.
Globalist: hacking solves that problem.
Democracy (everybody is involved in government policy decisions) means nobody is actually take of survival needs and spending time with family because everybody would be a fat cat living off of what exactly?
Republics on the other hand have two fundamental interpretations: (a) Aristotle stated republics are constantly decaying into corruption and justice is the only means to counter the constant dynamic, (b) Polybius stated even justice is no lasting bulwark to stop a republic from cycling through periods of relative stability and chaos. Aristotle held out that someday the ideal republic will be figured out and lived; Polybius basically countered with “pipe-dream”.
By the way, both stated all societies are only republics, in more modern U.S. parlance built upon Aristotle and Polybius’ understanding of how people do live day to day in a society, it means each of the three branches of government take turns leading the other two branches. Checks and balances was the idea tried and attempted to be established and put into practice to maintain this constant taking of turns each second, minute, day, month, year, etc. It was why civic responsible was considered invaluable because the checks and balances were an admittance that maintenance must be constant. Still does not resolve Aristotle’s constant need for justice, which seems dead, and thus, Polybius might just be right after all – relative stability inevitably is corrupted in time into chaos.
In my opinion, the current moral bankruptcy in the U.S. (I add West) is an underlying problem to the above; it is causing the corruption and weak demonstration of justice not just in the government but society at large. Stay safe!
In Indiana we have Todd “Finger in the air, knows who butters his bread, self serving, extrudes vomit when he talks” Young. Lies and is convinced everyone believes him. He knows that when his political career is done (whether voluntarily or by the voters of Indiana) he will be handsomely rewarded for his obedience by either the pharmaceutical or military industrial complex with a cushy directorship, consultancy or lecture circuit gig
To the Dreizin Report Team Member behind this, please keep up the great work!
Liz Cheney looks like she’s ready to rip off someone’s family jewels!
As people here comment: The average U.S. voter is NOT represented by their ‘Representatives’. This is equally true for both parties. Solution: Rebel and throw the parasites in jail for bribery. Because that is what it will take to change things. Anything else, like the article above is well-meant but meaningless hot air.
Rebel? Sure, you first! Take the first shot. I will be at home, changing diapers 🙂
In 1921, 10,000 armed coal miners confronted lawmen, strikebreakers, and the Army National Guard. The Battle of Blair Mountain ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and 100 were KIA. During the Great Depression, the ruling elites were scared sh*tless because the unemployed took to the streets and created lots of turmoil. Many were killed and arrested during the riots. FDR implemented the New Deal to defuse the unrest (and save capitalism). This displeased the Wall Street crowd, so they recruited General Smedley Butler to mobilize military veterans to overthrow President Roosevelt. The coup was exposed and failed. Then we had the turmoil in the 60-70’s when President Nixon surrounded the White House with buses to protect himself from the angry mobs. History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes.
“…home, changing diapers.” That is exactly how we should rightly strive! Not exclusively of course, but it is part of it. No joke.
Here in Poland there is no choince either. I suppose the American imperium imposes what it has at home on its satellites. When I lived in the States for 26 years I never voted because I figured that I have almost no influence over the statutory process. For that a large amount of monet is needed. How can anyone call what is in the West a democracy? The horizon of everyday life is hemned in by a powerful propanda apparatus which steers public opiniom which ever way it wants. Standing behind this is a beauracracy which isn’t elected and which steers policy and event creates the ław. In addition they seem to never be accountable. What we have is beauracracy and not democracy.
Agreed, what we have is a National Security State with democracy window curtains….Throw the curtains aside and we see the dung pile.
All it would take is for millions of Western citizens to camp out in front of their respective parliaments, _peaceably_, demanding their resignation. We’re just too chicken shit to do it.
How many RHINO’s are elected due to a state primary election system similar to Cheney’s?
The USA needs to do with their rich ruling class like the Japanese did with the Zaibatsu. No other democracy has leaders where being a millionaire is a requirement. Mass wealth redistribution needs to happen. As far as foreign policy goes, they all vote the same. Neocon, neoliberal. They just bicker over issues that rile up the public, so the masses are ignorant of real policy; gun control, removing rights ect.. I always laugh when you hear America has the best democracy in the world. Its the most convoluted first past the post system out there bought out by lobbyists. Like electoral college counts for more votes than the public or something; always confuses me watching American results tallied….definitely not paying attention.
Agree with comments that our current “democracy” across pretty much all of the west is fake in the sense that it creates the illusion of choice but in reality whomever you elect pursues the same policies.
Increasingly, these policies amount to waging never ending and non winnable wars on climate change, disease, racism, sexism, anyone who is not “woke”, Russia and whatever else becomes the next “thing”. All of it ends up primarily serving the interests of a corporatist union of big business, state bureaucrats and the political class. One glance at Linked In shows how ideologically self serving the professional world has become. This corporatism is actually in many ways the definition of classical Fascism, which is not the same thing as Nazism, of course. The former is about state power, the latter is explicitly about race.
My fear is that it will get worse not better. The growth of “ideology” as a replacement for religion and the increasing numbers of people who seek meaning in causes such as “woke” creates a lot of potential for the current embryonic fascism to morph into full blown totalitarianism. These ideologies have no end point and self serving politicians jump on them. The capacity of legacy media to have systematically lied and propagandised shamelessly in pursuit of ideological narratives over the past couple of years is just one pre condition for this.
I recommend Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” from the 1950s. For anyone who has the patience for a long read, it is deeply insightful and I fear prophetic about our current trajectory. People forget that the German lands were possibly the most liberal European area for much of its history and that Weimar had all sorts of anti discrimination laws and protections. The descent into disaster was also constitutional and not seen for what it was. Including by most people outside of Germany. Evil often arises unseen. These are very tricky times.