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Enraged American Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:31 PM
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Are some RINOs better than DINOs?
All I'd know is that in a hypothetical election between Liarman and Arlen Specter, I'd vote for Specter.
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Enraged American Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:34 PM
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1. Kick.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:35 PM
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2. Or Chaffe vs LIEberman
Or even John McCain. At least when one voted for McCain you'd get straight talk.
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Enraged American Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:45 PM
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3. To hell with McCain.
He's hardly a RINO. He has no integrity. His Shrubkissing is worse and more insincere than Pat Buchanan's. He doesn't do any RINO things except campaign finance reform. Arlen Specter on the other hand is vociferously anti freetrade.

Who's Chaffe and why the love for him?
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:49 PM
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4. Google Lincoln Chaffee
I think he might be even more liberal than Specter.

And I don't love any of these folks. I go by gut and feell I can trust McCain or Chaffee over LIEberman.
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Raenelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:51 PM
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5. I'd say yes. I'd take several moderate Repugs over Lieberman or
Zell Miller.
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Narraback Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:52 PM
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6. Magic Bullet Specter... Never
I quick search found this tid bit...

http://www.geocities.com/justicewell/specter.htm
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:54 PM
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7. And then there's Zell Miller...
Never met a tax cut he did not like. He's as bad as Holy Joe, when it comes to taxes. (being a RINO)

I don't mind moderates and centrists of either party - it's the idealogues on both sides, especially the right, that get to me.
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jburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:57 PM
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8. Lincoln Chaffee or the Maine duo
of Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins

Any of these three over somebody like Zell Miller or other DINOs.
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Syn_Dem Donating Member (505 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:28 PM
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9. Definitly Chafee over Liebermann or Miller
He voted against the Iraq War Resoulution I think.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:34 PM
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10. Hopefully Miller is not positioning himself for VP by not running for his
senate seat next year.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:40 PM
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11. None in the U.S. Congress, IMHO. Knock out the DINOs in the primaries. nt
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jfxgillis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:08 PM
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12. Das Righ'
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I'd say RINO over DINO (Chaffee over Miller), but with both Houses of Congress so closely divided and the nation itself so closely divided, there's nothing for it: Organizing Congress sets the entire agenda within which individual issues arise.

Voting for Specter over Lieberman is in effect to support Orrin Hatch over Pat Leahy for Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

I'm not saying there's no gag reflex!!
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mndemocrat_29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:07 PM
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13. Between Lieberman and Specter
I'd take Lieberman any day.

If these RINOs are so great, they should become Democrats. However, there are some extreme cases. I happen to like Olympia J. Snowe and I tolerate Lincoln Chafee, but I'd much rather see Chellie Pingree and Patrick Kennedy in their seats.

However, I'd take Connie Morella (the most liberal Republican I'd ever encountered) over Ralph M. Hall (the most conservative DINO I've ever encountered).
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jbm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:16 PM
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14. I still remember Specter...
trashing Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas hearings. Every time I see him I get pissed off all over again.
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