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Hypocrisy has rendered the term ‘RINO’ meaningless

By Chidike Okeem

CALIFORNIA, June 18, 2013 — The term “Republican in Name Only” (RINO) was created to describe a Republican who does not believe in the traditional tenets of the GOP. However, today, the term ‘RINO’ is meaningless, inasmuch as it is hypocritically used to punish people that the conservative elite wish to excommunicate from the in-crowd, while the term curiously escapes other sainted people who display the same ‘RINO’ behaviors.

Given the hypocritical application of the term, it is safe to say that being called a ‘RINO’ carries as much rhetorical sting as any random playground insult. Far from being a devastating critique indicting a political person for being insufficiently conservative, the current iteration of the term is largely futile.