Robert Gates a Republican?
From Wiki: Gates is not registered with any political party, but considers himself Republican. "Gates: Military looks to accelerate Iraq pullout". Associated Press (Associated Press). December 1, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
Next, Gates is very liberal on many issues in particularly gay issues. Since leaving public office he was become Chancellor of the very Liberal William and Mary and joined the board of directors of the gay friendly Starbucks.
You Libtards assume that because someone claims to be a Republican, he is a Conservative. G.W. Bush is a Country Club RINO.
Gates considered himself a REPUBLICAN. So, I am told, did Jackie Robinson. Maybe they were RINOs. If so, so what? In any case, Gates considers himself a REPUBLICAN. More importantly, he advised AGAINST the attack, and Obama overruled him and went ahead with it.
Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and Dwight Eisenhower were all liberal Republicans. You can call them RINOs if you want.