"CINO” is a spin-off from the term RINO (Republican In Name Only) that dates to 1992. “CINO” has meant “Christian In Name Only” since 2000 and “Catholic In Name Only” since 2002.
“CINO” meaning “Conservative In Name Only” has been used since 2005.
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Subject: Re: Historical Jesus?
Kelly do you **really** want my take on specific parts of it? You have to know that as a believer (not just a CINO - Christian in name only) I not only say that Jesus existed but that He is the one and only God incarnate.
National Review Online
The Condom’s Back
Better than ever?
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
February 5, 2002, 9:05 a.m.
A CINO group — Catholic in Name Only, that is — called Catholics for a Free Choice launched an ad campaign attacking the Catholic Church for causing people to die of AIDS.
Marriage is for Radicals
August 5, 2003
by Bernard Chapin
One must realize that the only Catholics who meet Dowd’s test for tolerance are those like John Kerry and Ted Kennedy who are CINO, Catholic in Name Only.
Separating the Catholic Sheep From the CINO Goats
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004
But among those Catholics-in-name-only (CINO) voters who rarely if ever go to church - about 38 percent of the self-described Catholics - Kerry led by 57 percent to 39 percent.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Democrats to Impeach Bush
Remember all that backslapping last week in the Senate? All those moderates and C.I.N.O’s (Conservatives In Name Only) saying how important it was that we get back to doing the people’s business?
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Supreme Court Justice O’Connor retires
As for her replacement, Bush should nominate a strict Constitutionalist, and not someone who is a CINO (Constitutionalist in name only… we’ve still got two of them on the SCOTUS).
Thursday, August 04, 2005
WaPo: Bush a CINO (Conservative In Name Only)
Enter Stage Right
Who is President Bush?
By Keith D. Cummings
web posted October 17, 2005
Why would a CINO (conservative-in-name-only) do this?
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From: “Steven L.”
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 17:49:56 -0500
Local: Wed, Feb 6 2008 4:49 pm
Subject: Reflections on “Super Tuesday”
Without the ability to self-finance his campaign, we would now be referring to Romney as the CINO (conservative in name only) who washed out in Iowa.
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
Buzz up!Thursday, January 1, 2009
Capitalism in name only (CINO) isn’t capitalism at all. It’s socialism. And as history shows, it’s the quickest route to national ruin.
World Net Daily
Christians in name only
Posted: April 21, 2009
Conservative Republicans coined a term for those who claim affiliation with the party but do not adhere to any or most of the platform principles: RINO’s (Republican In Name Only). CINO doesn’t have quite the same ring; however, the application is the same.
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