Why Are There No DINOs?

For the last several years there has been talk of “RINOs”; Republicans “in name only”. But I have never heard the term “DINO”, Democrat in name only. I’ve been pondering that lately, and I think I have it figured out. The Republicans have stopped being a straight political party and have become a cult.
Wikipedia says “In modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions both in popular culture and academia and it has also been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study.” The emphasis is mine.
Wikipedia leaves out one of the defining characteristics of a cult: its sense of belonging. This is key to the “Cult of RINO”. When thay call you a RINO, they’re saying that you’re not one of them; you don’t belong, an untrustworthy outsider.
The Republicans used to be a simple political party wanting what’s best for America but disagreeing with others about what actually was best. Some time in the late 1990s with the advent of the “Tea Party Republicans” things started changing, perhaps sooner. This wing of the Republican party was pro-millionaire and anti-middle class. The Republicans had been pro-Christianity, but began using Christians’ Christianity for their own devious aims; introducing Fascism to America in the name of God.
Fascists worship money and pretend to worship God. Just because a person is in church doesn’t mean they’re Christian, even if they’re standing on the pulpit. The “prosperity preachers” are some of these; the love of money is the root of all evil, and you can’t love both God and money.
It culminated with the election of Donald Trump, possibly the most corrupt president in history, and certainly the worst liar. The “swamp” he promised to drain was the “swamp” of regulations that kept people, the country, and the world safe. He drained the “swamp” by appointing people to regulate the very industries they came from. And he flouted the law; something no president has ever done before, and the Republicans let him.
This is a far cry from the Republican party with Watergate. The old guard Republicans stood for law and order, and forced Nixon out of office when his corruption was unearthed. They put our nation above their party.
Not so with these modern bozos. In 1970 no congressman would have voted with his party over his state, regardless of party. Yet both of my congressmen, LaHood and Davis, both voted with their party for a tax cut for the rich and for corporations that actually raised taxes for many Illinoisians.
Every single Republican except Mitt Romney was against impeaching Trump and removing him from office, despite overwhelming evidence that he put his re-election before the defense of America.
This cult that has replaced what used to be the Grand Old Party needs to be dismantled. Make America great again by voting against those who want to dismantle American democracy.


Socialism and Capitalism

Channel 49



Trump and the Christians

Q and the Real “Deep State”

Last year’s stories and articles

Share on Facebook

You can read or download my books for free here. No ads, no login, just free books.