And THAT is the problem I have with political correctness. When it is used as an excuse to organize to harm somebody physically and/or materially, it is wrong. It is un-American. It is evil. And it should be condemned by all who value our unalienable right to be who and what we are, to think the thoughts that we think, to believe what we believe, to say what we think, with impunity so long as we do not violate anybody else's rights. And there is no right not to be offended. There should be a right to not be physically and/or materially harmed for who and what we are when we have not violated anybody else's rights.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
The term first appeared in the early 1900's and went dormant for decades until Celeste Greig, former President of the California Republican Assembly (CRA) the same CRA that Ronald Reagan belonged to during the 1970's. It was Celeste Greig who resurrected the term RINO from the graveyard.
Today most true Republican conservatives refer to non conservatives with in the Republican Party as being RINO's. Neoconservatives are RINO's. It's not a political derogatory term. If your not a true conservative with in the GOP, you're a RINO. Nothing wrong with being a RINO.
The Republican conservative base of the Republican Party have been out of power in the Republican Party since the late 1990's when the neoconservatives gained control of the GOP for the first time in history of the GOP. But in 2010 the neoconservatives lost control of the GOP in 2010 mostly because of the Tea Party movement.
Unfortunately today, nobody is in control of the GOP.
As for the Democrat Party, the liberals (JFK, LBJ liberals) lost control of the Democrat Party in the early/mid 1970's when the "New Left" radical extremest from the radical left gained control of the Democrat Party by first hiding behind the liberal label to get elected to public office and after dirtying that label during the 1980's many would hide behind the progressive label. The radical left has been in complete control of the Democrat Party since 1976.
What you have in todays Democrat Party are a bunch of DINO's, LINO's and PINOs.