HUCK­ABEE’S RINO RANT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“What’s the Repub­li­can Party’s big­gest ob­sta­cle in this year’s elec­tions? Repub­li­cans! With Beng­hazi, Oba­macare, NSA spy­ing, al Qaeda and the still-stag­ger­ing econ­omy, 2014 should be a record year for the GOP. But they risk dis­as­ter if they let the pri­maries be hi­jacked by ad cam­paigns by groups that don’t tar­get Democrats, but fel­low Repub­li­cans who aren’t ‘pure’ enough. … And one term that I’d like to see out­lawed from the ver­nac­u­lar of the party is ‘RINO.’ It stands for ‘Repub­li­cans in name only,’ and it’s a pe­jo­ra­tive term that ques­tions the authen­tic­ity and or­tho­doxy of some­one’s party pu­rity. I’ve been called that

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Mike Huck­abee ad­vises Repub­li­cans that their big­gest chal­lenge is other Repub­li­cans, and calls for a mora­to­rium on the term “RINO.”

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