Watch for the ‘RINO Watch’

RINO_WatchWith our new look here at American Clarion, we’re also rolling out a new “feature” area.  In addition to home page areas featuring categories like National, State, International and the U.S. Constitution, American Clarion will now feature “RINO Watch” articles on the behavior and betrayals of RINOs on a national and local basis.

If the past four years have taught me anything, it is that RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are the greatest and most pressing threat to the American republic we face.

How can I say that, in the face of the radical Leftist agenda being pushed by Marxists like Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?  This is why.

In 1994, America gave Republicans control of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.  The American people did this because Congressman Newt Gingrich and other Republicans offered the people a “Contract With America,” a bold and unabashedly conservative agenda to turn back forty years of largely unrestrained liberalism.

Unfortunately, Republicans in congress lost their guts/backbone/anatomy-of-your-choice in a few short years, and paved the way for spending during the George W. Bush years that frankly made drunken sailors look frugal.

This, coupled with forcing “It’s My Turn Now” RINO John McCain on the Republican electorate, paved the way for a Democrat Congress and the most liberal president available-arguably the most liberal president in history.

Thanks to the dereliction of RINOs, we got ObamaCare (not that the RINOs minded that much), an IRS to target conservative groups, an all-out war on marriage, a war on energy and the livelihood of the American people, executive amnesty and more.

Now we have elected a fresh crop of worthless RINOs who can’t wait to surrender to the liberal agenda.

The “Republican” leadership and a some freshly elected “Republicans” are falling all over themselves to surrender to the Leftist agenda…even as America reaches the point of no return, and salvation from the abyss of this irresponsible behavior may quickly become impossible.

Is it becoming clear why I said RINOs are the greatest and most pressing threat to the American republic right now?

Zips_in_wireConsider this also.  Which is the greater threat to you and your effort: the enemy facing you on the battlefield…or the enemy in your own camp?

Which is the greater threat to you and what you hold dear: the clearly identified enemy that everyone on your side knows is the enemy…or the enemy in your own camp, who gets away with a lot of damage to your cause because many people on your side think this enemy is also on your side (because he wears your uniform)?

Which is the greater threat to what you seek to accomplish and what you seek to stop: the out-in-the-open enemy in front of you…or the enemy wearing your uniform who is sabotaging your effort to fight the enemy on the battlefield?

How can you effectively fight the enemy on the battlefield, when your base camp is in disarray and under attack from agents within your base camp who are sympathetic to the enemy’s cause?

As Cicero said:

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

Think about it. In a military situation, the answer to these questions is clear.  So why shouldn’t the answer be equally clear politically?  After all, politics is nothing but battle without weapons of bloodshed.

Except for the Civil War, we have largely settled our differences in America for 200 years politically, without bloodshed. Yet what has been at stake has often been no less important than what is at stake when enemies face one another on the battlefield.

In fact, considering what the Left intends in America, the threat is no less than if a foreign nation was waging war against us.  After all, the Left’s war on American principles and values are the same things that an aggressive foreign nation would seek to destroy and undermine:

  • Our economy
  • Our energy infrastructure
  • The prosperity of our people
  • Our families
  • Our independence
  • Our freedom

Platoon_BarnesWhen “Republicans” join Democrats in pushing the Leftist agenda, these “Republicans” have become the enemy.  When “Republicans” join Democrats in fighting Republicans who seek to stop this assault on the American way of life, these fake “Republicans” have become the enemy.

An American soldier who attacked other American soldiers who were fighting the enemy would be recognized as an enemy of the American military effort, right?

A member of the Dallas Cowboys who blocked the plays of other Cowboys would be recognized as not a team player and removed from the team, right?

A member of the Dodgers who interfered with the plays of other Dodgers would be recognized as a traitor and thrown off the team, right?

A member of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) who repeatedly and publicly drove drunk would be thrown out of the organization (for working against the group’s efforts and bringing discredit on the group), right?

So why should real Republicans-people dedicated to advancing the conservative documented principles of the Republican Party-tolerate traitors, people who betray their goals and work against those goals, in their midst?

The clear answer is obvious: they shouldn’t.

So we are rolling out RINO Watch to help you, the genuine conservative, keep an eye on the betraying behavior of RINOs nationally and here at home where American Clarion is based.

An informed patriot is an armed patriot, and we want you to be armed with the knowledge, facts and information to clearly identify, out, and work for the removal of these RINO betrayers.  In order to focus on the Leftist enemy on the battlefield, we need to have the confidence that our base camp is secure and that we will not be attacked from behind or from within our midst.

Let’s clear out the enemy from our camp, and get busy saving the American republic. It’s worth it!


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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