After the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times may be the biggest editorially conservative newspaper out there. And not that it’s particularly influential — nationally or otherwise — but Times Editor Brett Decker has a column bashing N.J. Gov. Chris Christie as a “RINO“:

The moderate party establishment naturally gravitates toward this type of Republican in Name Only (RINO) because of his liberal positions on social issues. Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions, but it otherwise takes a lot of hunting to find other issues on which the governor supports the conservative line. He has a liberal record on guns, abortion, homosexual marriage and global warming, for example. …

Republicans would do better to build up a leader who actually agrees with the party’s platform.

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