I posted the following to the New York Times article "Yes, Senator, You Wouldn't Want to Lose Your Mammograms – or Women Voters". See http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/yes-senator-you-wouldnt-want-to-lose-your-mammograms-or-women-voters.html?comments#permid=21906167
I think we should stop calling "Republicans" Republicans. They definitely are not the party of Res Publica (public things). They either are corporatists or stone throwing sinners.
I always wonder where the party I once was a precinct officer of would have become if John Anderson had won the nomination in 1980.
- End of NYT submission
Around the time Ronald Reagan became President the term RINO started being used heavily: Republican in Name Only. It was used to cast out those who believed in the "big tent" that both parties claimed to be.
But I often wonder if the term shouldn't be "RHINO", a big, lumbering mammal with poor eyesight and a willingness to attack anything it sees as a threat. Which is just about anything that moves.