IINO (Independent In Name Only) is a spinoff term from the earlier RINO (Republican In Name Only). “RINO” is cited in print from 1992; “IINO” has been cited in print since September 2005.
The awkwardly spelled “IINO” (perhaps pronounced like “I know") has been infrequently used on political blogs.
Re: Republicans don’t want an Independent Katrina investigation
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2005, 03:33:48 pm »
You seem to have a lot of trust in Bush here. Remember, he’s the guy who decided that a failed horse laywer would be a good head of FEMA. Why oppose a real independent investigation, not an investigation that would be IINO (Independent In Name Only, like yourself)?
IINO means Independent In Name Only. Most of her support comes from trial lawyers and teacher’s unions.
6 posted on Sunday, August 13, 2006 6:39:25 PM by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
Re: Should Bush be allowed to attack Iran w/o Congressional Authorization
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 11:24:15 pm »
btw, what the hell is an IINO? Don’t make up words-the phrase sounds stupid. To be independent means you can sometimes take a pro-Bush standpoint, you know.
Civilization Fanatics’ Forum
Jul 20, 2007, 04:05 PM
After all, we do have two independents in the Senate (though one is officially in the Joementum party).
Joementum is an IINO (Independent in name only). He might as well go all the way and become a Republican.
The Smirking Chimp
In Attacking NY Times, O’Reilly Deceives Newspapers Who Carry His Syndicated Column
by Steve Young | July 22, 2007 - 9:13am
As Bill continued to rig his column, he puts on his IINO (Independent In Name Only) wolf’s clothing to write that “In the end, it is a great disservice to all Americans to politicize the war on terror.”
Blast Furnace Canada Blog
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
IINO (Independent in Name Only)
So Russia is now claiming that South Ossetia and Abkhazia are free countries independent of Georgia. Oh really?
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