“RINO” (Republican In Name Only) is a popular political term that has inspired other “in name only” terms. “AINO” (American In Name Only) means someone who is an American (by birth or by naturalization), but who holds anti-American views. These “AINO” views might include a lack of respect for the Constitution, not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, not standing for and not singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” (national anthem), support for open borders and disrespect for the United States military.
American conservative author and blogger Michelle Malkin possibly coined the term when she wrote “AWOL and AINO (American in Name Only)” for Townhall.com on December 8, 2004.
AWOL and AINO (American in Name Only)
Michelle Malkin | Dec 08, 2004
Fugitive U.S. soldier Jeremy Hinzman is an unrepentant embarrassment to his country of birth. Last year, he deserted from the 82nd Airborne Division, fled to Canada and became the anti-war movement’s sexiest man alive. Now, in a desperate bid for refugee status, this AWOL poster boy is collectively smearing our brave men and women in Iraq as war criminals to save his hide.
Not so ‘Free Republic’: The Shot Heard Around the Net
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Here’s the word of the day:
Americans In Name Only.
Those that are legally American citizens, but have no loyalty to America.
They see their status as American citizens as merely an “in” which allows them to help open the gates a la the Trojan Horse for the rest of the citizens of their ancestral lands to flood across our borders regardless of consequences. To them, America is simply a resource to plunder, not the land of freedom and opportunity.
Posted by Wild Thing at November 10, 2006 01:47 PM
AINOs voted to support them!!!! AINO = American’s in Name Only , you know we have been calling them Democrats.
There hasn’t been a terrorist attack since 9/11/2001 and yet the american people voted for change in direction. God help us. But wait, the new leadership of Barney Frank will ensure our safety. There is though, just pray that Bush and Cheney are never ever in the White House at the same time, or in the White House at all if it is attacked.....cringing at the thought of President Pelosi
February 16, 2009, - 11:19 am
Presidents Day, Bribing Kids Into “Yes We Can” Edition; AP Tells Us That Obama Does “Wonders For Kids”
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the Obama campaign videos of kids teaching other kids to blackmail their parents and grandparents into voting for Obama? Remember JINO-AINO (Jew In Name Only-American In Name Only)
␟ Obama 4 the USA ␟
Barack Hussein Obama - American In Name Only (AINO) @Dr_Rose @tweetmunky @twitsntwats @secularstupid @linny_buck @nixonobama #follow #AINO
12:34 PM - 21 Jul 2009
11-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Americans In Name Only (AINO’s)
Those who call themselves Americans but ignore the principles of the country was founded on, ignore the actual content of the founding documents, and/or don’t lift a finger in their defense.
I think we need an acronym like this, which goes beyond the “RINO” acronym which is really only about party identification.
Will the acronym catch on?
Carl Gottstein Jr.
NO longer RINO or DINO they are AINO. American in name only.
8:08 AM - 12 May 2011
Fire boner… as he is a lacky for obama and the marxists now. RINO or Aino.. American in Name Only. http://fb.me/397YlFFUc
7:41 AM - 11 Dec 2014
@Snap_Politics @chris63414391 @Hutch_USA Gotten 2 the point I’d call em AINO’s. Americans In Name Only. They don’t support OUR Constitution
10:14 PM - 15 Dec 2014
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