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  •  Douglas proud to be RINO (23+ / 0-)

    Douglas has the advantage over Huntsman. He's not trying to get elected (as a Republican). In a follow-up post, he wrote:

    I'm not running a popularity contest. Q Ratings were important when I was in local broadcasting, but no more. This issue is too important, and I'm hoping I can encourage other moderate voices out there to step out from the shadows and speak up about your concerns. Contact your politicians. Assume nothing. D.C. is hopelessly deadlocked on climate science and (clean, carbon-free) energy policy.

    I have no idea what it's going to take to move things along and start a rational national dialogue (without shouting at each other and the name-calling...I swear we're still in 7th grade, with slightly better wardrobes), but the status quo is not good for our country...

    Call me crazy but I think it's possible to lean to the right, and still care about the environment and sound science. If that makes me a "RINO" (Republican In Name Only) then I wear the badge proudly. The forecast calls for more rinos.

    Maybe more Republicans will wear the name with pride. Somehow I doubt it if they're trying to win a primary. Huntsman backed away from his previous climate stance, due to rightwing pressure and then further clarified it.
    •  Now that makes me think we (1+ / 0-)
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      should come up with a name for these Republicans that is respectful and welcoming.

      Real, honest Republicans, like Ike, Dirksen and others.

      This guy even has a sense of humor!

      I swear we're still in 7th grade, with slightly better wardrobes...

      The forecast calls for more rinos.

      Republicans in mind and heart? RIMAHs

      National campaign ?: Donkeys looking for RIMAHs to work with.

      Better minds than mine can surely improve on this.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 01:06:05 PM PDT

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