A friend named Cris on tcunation offered the following insight regarding the term "centrist republican," a term often used by the left to describe republicans who have won their favor on whatever issue. The three senators of whom Cris wrote are Snowe, Collins, and Specter who are well known as RINO's.
The term "Centrist Republican" is a misnomer 2/09/09 (The three selfish, disingenuous Senators)
"These confused Republicans are the reason for the party losing its way. One can not be partially evil, a little deceptive, or only sometimes, make policy choices at the expense of the citizenry based on an ulterior agenda. Today, there is no such thing as a centrist Republican. The Democratic Party is not the party it was when this term was applicable. We must not perpetuate and embrace Liberal ideological diction which is aimed to distort pre-established definitions. If one side is hot and the other is cold, than the centrist is warm. However, if the cold pole barometer is shifted to -273 C, or zero degrees Kelvin, the center variable will indisputably shift. Today’s Democratic Mantra unambiguously represents the principles of socialism. Therefore, it is both imprudent and illogical to even classify these disingenuous Representatives as Republicans, for they are spineless politicians driven by ulterior motives."
Thank you Cris for pointing out that which should be obvious to thinking conservatives--the fact that the left has shifted to the extreme end of the political spectrum on the left. For a "republican" to be considered a centrist by the left, he or she must really perform some political gyrations as if playing the old game "Twister." If they are "centrist republicans" they are not conservatives, so they are RINO's and must be voted OUT! If you are a RINO, count on being busted!
Dr. Thom Reece