Friday, May 14, 2010

So, is Jon Russell a RINO?

Usually, the title "RINO" is applied to someone not unlike Jaime Herrera, who co-sponsored and voted for SEIU legislation the past two sessions while voting to strip out the last $229 million from the state emergency fund... or our completely worthless Secretary of State, Sam Reed, who has done nothing to improve election security; nothing to require proof of citizenship to register to vote and who, because it makes his job much easier, has been an advocate of restoring voting rights to convicted felons as soon as they're released... instead of after they've completed ALL of the requirements of their sentences such as restitution and probation.

But there is more than one kind of RINO. There's the opportunistic, far right variety... like Jon Russell.

Two separate sources have confirmed to me that Russell has indicated that he may file as a Tea Party member as opposed to a Republican.

That's kind of bizarre on a variety of levels, but given a review of the record, maybe not so much:

Russell, not all that long ago, ran the Port Levy campaign.

That's right; Jon Russell, alleged conservative, ran the campaign to slam those living in the Port District with the largest tax increase in local history.

That's not very "conservative" of you, Jon.

And telling people you're considering running under some other banner besides that of the Republican Party isn't, well, very Republican of you.

In fact... you could be called a RINO for that sort of thing, couldn't you?

But then... a fine, upstanding young man like Jon would never do THAT... that Florida Governor Charlie Crist thing.... would he?


Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

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