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December 17th, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Wicker defends Republican colleagues being called "RINOs"

Sen. Wicker defends colleagues Graham, Cochran, and McConnell from attacks that they are "Republicans in name only."

Do you agree with Sen. Wicker? Or were you siding with Donna Brazile & Sen. Tester?

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Filed under: Budget • Debates • Donna Brazile • GOP • Jon Tester • Roger Wicker • S.E. Cupp • The Final Question
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  1. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorite..........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!!!!!!

    December 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    Who cares? They deserve each other. 2014 comes quickly for them all.

    December 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  3. rabbitcommarogerindyreader

    Fun exercise, to see which party divides itself more. Google the terms "republican in name only" and "democrat in name only" and see which one gets far, far more hits.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  4. rabbitcommarogerindyreader

    If there's one thing Republicans are good at doing – so much so that they do it as a reflex – it's being divisive. Making up specialized pledges to sign (that sometimes conflict with their necessary pledge to serve the people and the Constitution), defining litmus tests for who is a real-enough, sincere-enough conservative (nevermind that some of those so-called conservative stances actually push more government regulation and intrusion into people's private lives), even unto the point of calling each other names, and then reflexively defending that practice. They can't even resist dividing themselves.
    Ah, well. makes 'em easier to beat in an election.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  5. carlos

    Interesting conversation on this episode of Crossfire. It's refreshing to hear the voice of moderation. It looks like we're going to have a budget for the next two years. Now congress can go into appropriations and make some intelligent spending cuts. If it takes being a RINO to get to the point of making some real cuts, then so be it.

    December 18, 2013 at 10:41 am | Reply

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