Talk:Democrat In Name Only

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Michael Moore's lovely phrase "a republican in a bad suit" for right-wing democrats should go into the article somewhere. Totnesmartin 05:12, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Sure, sounds great. Is there a ready source for the quote? humanbe in 13:03, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Someone else might know better, but wasn't DINO coined some time after RINO became fairly well known? Possibly in response? --Kels 05:39, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

I dunno... Maybe WP has etymological histoires? humanbe in 13:03, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Strange[edit]

Considering the dispute I am currently involved in, I'm surprised this article contains less examples than the RINO article. Heck, this article at one point seemed to dispute the idea of DINOs even existing. I find it odd that I am saying this, but I'm pretty sure there are a hell of a lot more DINOs than RINOs. Mr. Anon (talk) 16:21, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

That is because this hasn't received a major update since 2008. ТyrannisAn iron, but caring, fist 14:33, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Heh, when you said "dispute the idea of DINOs even existing" I almost took you for a creationist. -- Seth Peck (talk) 14:50, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Considering that the politics of the USA have shifted massively to the right, it's pretty hard to be as far-right as to be on par with republican issues and still claim ties to the left. Would the current left, which is more centrist at the moment, qualify as ALL DINOs, or is DINO a relative term? As in, it's based on the stance of the current party and then a person is judged a DINO when they seem significantly right of that? ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRwalls of text while-u-wait 15:06, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Probably a relative term. That way, we can find who is and isn't a DINO just be looking at their overall voting record. Mr. Anon (talk) 16:17, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Chuck Schumer[edit]

Deserves his own page. The man was prophetic: he was a driving force behind the ACA, but when he later said, "It was a mistake", he forsaw the populist uprisings of Sanders and Trump against the DNC, Washington, and Republican establishments. nobs 17:21, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

A note on removing Schumer and Biden[edit]

A DINO usually refers to Democrats to the right of the party mainstream. Considering that Schumer and Biden pretty much embody the Democrat mainstream listing them here is inaccurate. I am not saying these people are super progressive or something, but DINO refers to people like Joe Manchin are to the right of the intra-party center.-Flandres (talk) 22:29, 9 February 2021 (UTC)