Monday, December 15, 2008

Of Faux Cons and RINOs

In his book, Do The Right Thing, Governor Mike Huckabee warns about the faux cons/RINOs. Faux cons are politicians that pretend to be conservatives but have no conservative credentials, pedigree, or voting record. They only recently (i.e. during elections) espouse conservative values. RINOs are Republicans In Name Only - they do not hold fast or true to basic conservative Republican values.

With this in mind, a faux con has recently resigned his position as a lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Richard Cizik, vice president of governmental affairs for the NAE resigned last week amidst controversial statements he made on such topics as same-sex marriage and support for candidates that are pro-abortion. You can read the full article here.

After the November elections I feel a bit betrayed by the Republican party - that in an effort to make our appeal broader they are willing to compromise on core values. We need to remember that some things are non-negotiable. Some values do not shift to the left. Now is not the time to give in for the sake of political expediency. No vote gained through compromise is worth counting.

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