Diary

So who aren't RINO'S?

First off, I am not asking this to be snarky. I am really curious as to everybody’s opinion on this issue. I am only asking because you all probably have a better idea of who would qualify as a RINO and who wouldn’t since most of you have a better idea of the grassroots’ general opinion on the matter than I do (supported Castle in primary, supported Rubio, Lee, Buck, Paul, Stutzman though so I’m not ALL squishy).

I checked the ACU site and pulled up their lifetime, 2009 & 2008 ratings for each member of the Senate and then took an educated guess of who would fill your criteria. I also looked at National Journal’s 2009 rankings and they are listed below as well. Senators that are retiring are not on the list because when the new Congress is sworn in they won’t be there. If I am missing an important vote they cast that would be a deal breaker for people here than please let me know because it lets me get a better idea as to people’s opinions of various members of the Senate. I know one vote that some here might consider a deal breaker, but I tend to let slide and that’s TARP. Now we can argue back and forth over whether casting a vote for TARP is an one that warrants excommunication, but let’s leave that for another time. So here is a list I complied for the Senate:

Sessions-AL 2009: 96 2008: 84 Lifetime: 95.08 NJ Rank: 10

Kyl-AZ 2009: 92 2008: 96 Lifetime: 96.75 NJ 2009 Rank: 18

Chambliss-GA 2009: 92 2008: 76 Lifetime: 92.83 NJ 2009 Rank: 20

Crapo-ID 2009: 92 2008: 88 Lifetime: 92.27 NJ 2009 Rank: 16

Risch-ID 2009: 96 2008: NA Lifetime: 96 NJ 2009 Rank: 5

Roberts-KS 2009: 96 2008: 72 Lifetime: 86.86 NJ 2009 Rank: 14

Vitter-LA 2009: 100 2008: 84 Lifetime: 93.82 (personal faults aside) NJ 2009 Rank: 19

Wicker-MS 2009: 88 2008: 80 Lifetime: 90.8 NJ 2009 Rank: 25

Johanns-NE 2009: 95 2008: NA Lifetime: 95 NJ 2009 Rank: 24

Ensign-NV 2009: 100 2008: 92 Lifetime: 94.37 NJ 2009 Rank: 7 (Still don’t like him for personal reasons)

Burr-NC 2009: 100 2008: 79 Lifetime: 91NJ 2009 Rank: 9

Coburn, Inhofe & Demint- If you think these three are RINOs I quit.

Thune-SD 2009: 2009: 100 2008: 84 Lifetime: 87.97 NJ 2009 Rank: 6

Enzi-WY 2009: 100 2008: 96 Lifetime: 92.82 NJ 2009 Rank: 17

Barasso-WY 2009: 100 2008: 96 Lifetime: 98.67 NJ 2009 Rank: 13

That’s the list I compiled. Feel free to argue and debate this list. I just thought it would be interesting to see how you all felt about these guys.