Greetings, RINOs and Friends of RINOs.
Tomorrow, November 19, RINOcracy.com will have have been up and running for six months. That is a rather modest milestone, but perhaps an appropriate time to pause and consider where we’ve been and where we might go.
First, though, I would like to express my appreciation for the help and support of my Board of Editors: my wife Angela, our daughter Heather Parker, and Our Dear Friend in Philadelphia. While I am solely responsible for the views expressed on RINOcracy.com, they have each made helpful comments and have been relentless in attempting to find and correct my stylistic and typographical blunders. Extra special thanks must go to Heather, who provided great encouragement from the very start and then found herself spending countless hours not only getting the site in operation but addressing various technical problems along the way. In addition, she has contributed all of the illustrations that have enlivened our pages.
So, what have we done? We have published 19 Blogs and 11 Special Bulletins. As I hope might be evident, many of them required a fair amount work in the research and writing. It is work that I have enjoyed doing and that I hope you have enjoyed reading. It is my sense that most of the followers of RINOcracy.com are generally sympathetic to its views. But I hope that even those who found themselves in disagreement may have discovered some information or a perspective they had not previously considered.
Has RINOcracy.com had any impact at all on the political world? Well, no, and it may never. Some may think that attempting to bring moderation and a broader perspective to today’s Republican Party is a quixotic venture, and perhaps it is. Nevertheless, I prefer to think that RINOcracy.com is still in the laboratory with its potential still unknown, and that the Republican Party is not beyond reform and rehabilitation. My intention at the moment is to continue, for at least a while longer, in much the same fashion. I am, however, open to suggestions, and I would welcome comments, critiques or questions. If you think there is something that could be done differently or better, please let me know. You may send in your views for publication, but if you wish your thoughts to remain private, just click on “contact” at the top of the page and type your message on the form that appears.
According to our website service, RINOcracy.com posts have received 4,500 views. Although that provides some assurance that we are not a tree falling in a forest with no one there to hear it, it is very small potatoes as these things go. (I have seen it reported that the Drudge Report gets 21 million views a day. Yikes.) Certainly, we would like to expand the audience and that is another place where I would ask the help of subscribers and friends of RINOcracy.com. If you find the site, or a particular blog to be interesting or helpful, please let others know. The easiest way to do that is by clicking on the email icon at the bottom of each post, and if you are comfortable with social media, you might also recommend us on Facebook or one of the other popular outlets whose icons are displayed.
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There may be another posting before Thanksgiving, but I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! For, despite the vexing problems that are the steady diet of this site, we all have a very great deal to be thankful for.
a/k/a Chief RINO