Terminology describing fake Republicans multiplies!
- There�s growing recognition of the problem of statist politicians who run as
faux-conservatives in order to get elected. Arlen Spector was famous for
morphing into less-of-a-statist every six years for decades�until a real
conservative, Pat Toomey, forced him to admit he�s really a Democrat. In
NY-23 Dede Scozzafava refused to sign a no-tax-increase pledge�and then did
so (to great fanfare) after being overcome by a real conservative, Doug
Hoffman (whereupon she came clean and endorsed the Democrat after dropping
out of the race). Texas Gov. Rick Perry is currently reinventing himself as
a states� rights conservative after increasing taxes and spending in Texas
for years. And even ultra-liberal supporter of Barack Obama, Charlie
Crist�the �Republican� governor of Florida�is now claiming that he�s a big
conservative after being challenged (and surpassed) by Marco Rubio, a real
conservative in Florida�s U.S. Senate race. Finally, there is the sad
history of George W. Bush, who ran for President as a conservative . . . and
then assisted the descent of Washington, DC into a full-blown leap off the
cliff of socialism.
But accurate language is death to the Political Class. Thus, terminology to
describe fake conservative Republicans is expanding:
First there was RINO�Republican In Name Only.
Then came DIABLO�Democrat In All But Label Only.
Now comes LIAR�Liberal Imitating A Republican.
Tim Condon, Vice-chairman
Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire
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