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72 Hour Program Activated In RI (GOP trying to bail out RINO Chafee)
The Hotline---Hotline on Call ^ | August 28, 2006 | Kevin F. Rennie

Posted on 08/29/2006 8:06:58 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican

72 Hour Program Activated In RI....

Democrats were right in 2004: the Republicans have adopted a draft. It only applies, however, to party workers employed by state victory committees in the east of the Mississippi. For many it will be worse than boot camp. They are to be sent to Rhode Island to try to rescue Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee’s re-election campaign in the September 12th primary.

Workers start arriving Friday and will be charged with sorting out the mess that Washington operatives believe is the Chafee campaign. First task may be to get Republican voters to forget Chafee’s erratic performance in the last two of the four broadcast debates between the incumbent and his lively challenger, Cranston mayor Stephen Laffey.

Scores of GOP workers will begin arriving this week and stay through the open primary as they search for and then try to persuade some of the 70,000 registered Republicans and several hundred thousand independent voters eligible to participate in the open primary to support Chaffee. Draftees, many of whom may be more compatible with Laffey, will be paid by their home-state committees. Food and lodging expenses will be picked up by Republican National Committee. Some of the faithful, however, may prefer to go AWOL than work for a Republican who opposes mangers on public property and calls the Club for Growth one of most notorious special interest groups in Washington.

Party pros may be hoping that the influx of energetic workers will inspire Chafee to put some heat under what they see as his lethargic performance in the day-to-day grind of campaigning in the Ocean State.


TOPICS: Rhode Island; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: chafee; laffey2006senate; lincolnchafee; rino; risenate; stevelaffey
First we had Liddy Dole and the Republican National Senatorial Committee spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on sleazy attack ads against moderate-to-conservative Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey, who has an excellent chance of knocking off liberal RINO Senator Lincoln Chafee---see http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/10/open-letter-to-nrsc-regarding-its.html Now we have the national GOP telling state parties to send people who signed up to work for GOP candidates in their home states all the way to Rhode Island to try to rescue the foundering primary campaign of the pro-abortion, pro-gun-control, anti-tax-cut, anti-conservative judges, anti-War on Terror, pro-pork spending RINO Lincoln Chafee. (To see just how much more liberal Chafee is than other RINO Senators, see http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/09/more-on-why-senator-lincoln-chafee-has.html ) Real Republicans may end up losing key races in numerous states because resources are being moved into Rhode Island to try to save a candidate who is so liberal that he couldn't even bring himself to vote for George W. Bush in 2004! Besides, Chafee's very presence in the Senate with an R next to his name costs the GOP its majorities on every committee or sub-committee on which he sits---see http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/08/what-to-do-about-insufferable-senator.html

I urge all conservatives to support Steve Laffey in the Rhode Island Senate primary. To make a monetary contribution to Laffey's campaign, go to http://www.electlaffey.com/site/contribute.php

1 posted on 08/29/2006 8:07:00 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The links didn't light up. Let me try again:

http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/10/open-letter-to-nrsc-regarding-its.html

http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/09/more-on-why-senator-lincoln-chafee-has.html

http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/2005/08/what-to-do-about-insufferable-senator.html

http://www.electlaffey.com/site/contribute.php


2 posted on 08/29/2006 8:08:39 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; Clintonfatigued; Dan from Michigan; Coop; Impy; LdSentinal; ...

*U.S. SENATE PING*


3 posted on 08/29/2006 8:10:07 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Republicans: The Stupid Party.
Why would they want to save a RINO like Chaffee?
Come to think of it, since the "moderate to conservative" Laffey made a point that he was NOT conservative, why should the 'Pubbies care who wins this race? No matter how it goes, they end up with RINO or a Democrat. 'Bout the same in any case.
4 posted on 08/29/2006 8:12:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

We learned with Specter what a problem supporting these worthless Republicans can be. I watched the debate the other night. Chafee was a bumbling fool. Laffey was straightforward and no-nonsense, though I disagreed with him here or there. At least he'd support a conservative judge.

I'm breaking out the champagne if Chafee loses, either in the primary or the general. We're better off without men like him.

"Anyone who joins us in all sincerity, we welcome. Those who do not care for our cause, we don't expect to enter our ranks in any case." - Barry Goldwater 1964


5 posted on 08/29/2006 8:18:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Go laffey


6 posted on 08/29/2006 8:18:56 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: Little Ray; fieldmarshaldj; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; Clintonfatigued; Dan from Michigan; Coop; Impy

Wouldn't this $$ and manpower be better spent in MN or WA or PA or MI?


7 posted on 08/29/2006 8:21:52 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: Little Ray

"Come to think of it, since the "moderate to conservative" Laffey made a point that he was NOT conservative, why should the 'Pubbies care who wins this race? No matter how it goes, they end up with RINO or a Democrat."



Steve Laffey is by no means a RINO. He is anti-abortion, strongly supports tax cuts and opposes pork spending (he has received the endorsement of the economically conservative Club for Growth), strongly supports of the War on Terror, will fight for the confirmation of judicial conservatives and would be one of the most pro-Israel members of the U.S. Senate. While Laffey is not as conservative as I am (his economic message is too populist for my taste, he opposes drilling in ANWR and takes some other positions that make him more palatable to the heavily Democrat Rhode Island electorate), he is just about as conservative as one can be and still get elected and reelected mayor of overwhelmingly Democrat Cranston and have a chance of winning a Senate race in Rhode Island. If you're going to sit back and wait for a Mike Pence to be elected to the Senate in Rhode Island, you're going to be waiting a long time. In Rhode Island, Steve Laffey is as good as it gets. Besides, getting rid of the insufferable Lincoln Chafee should be reward enough for conservatives.


8 posted on 08/29/2006 8:21:58 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Moronic move and waste of resources for a liberal who will NEVER appreciate it. I really hope this backfires on the RNC and Chafee.


9 posted on 08/29/2006 8:23:35 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: CPT Clay

"Wouldn't this $$ and manpower be better spent in MN or WA or PA or MI?"



Or MT or WV or MD or NJ or MO or TN or VA or OH or just about any other state.


10 posted on 08/29/2006 8:25:13 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I'd support Laffey over Chaffee, just to give Chaffee a headache. But what is it with the 'Pubbies trying to rescue their worst members when they get in trouble?


11 posted on 08/29/2006 8:27:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Republicans may end up losing key races in numerous states because resources are being moved into Rhode Island to try to save a candidate who is so liberal that he couldn't even bring himself to vote for George W. Bush in 2004

So we should vote for Laffy so he can lose the Senate seat and possibly put control of the senate in Democrat hands. Do you really believe a true red blooded conservative is going to win in RI? Get real and quit smoking that hemp.

12 posted on 08/29/2006 8:27:52 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: CPT Clay

Or in Maryland. Michael Steele could use the help.


13 posted on 08/29/2006 8:29:39 AM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: AuH2ORepublican

This is an incredible waste of resources on a waste of a Senator like Lincoln Chafee.


14 posted on 08/29/2006 8:29:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (http://blackwellvstrickland.blogspot.com "Go Blackwell, defeat Taxin Ted ")
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"Wouldn't this $$ and manpower be better spent in MN or WA or PA or MI?" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Or MT or WV or MD or NJ or MO or TN or VA or OH or just about any other state

How about you ask Laffy to pull out of the race so it can be spent here in Missouri where it's needed.

15 posted on 08/29/2006 8:30:00 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: Dave S

Laffey is not exactly a "red-blooded conservative"; he is what I described him, a moderate-to-conservative Republican with good issue positions for Rhode Island. I reject your notion that Laffey wouldn't be able to win in November and, more importantly, I find it quite humorous for you to claim that reelecting Chafee will somehow protect our Senate majority, given the fact that Chafee votes like a Democrat most of the time and has stated that he would probably switch to the Democrats if the Senate became 50-50 again.


16 posted on 08/29/2006 8:39:54 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Little Ray

"But what is it with the 'Pubbies trying to rescue their worst members when they get in trouble?"



It's idiotic, that's what it is. I wouldn't spend a plug nickel to help a liberal like Chafee take away our majority on every committee and subcommittee on which he sits.


17 posted on 08/29/2006 8:42:26 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: NeoCaveman

I wonder how many votes for Laffey they will turn out without meaning to.


18 posted on 08/29/2006 8:46:51 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Laffey is a FABULOUS candidate!! Chaffee is a POS RINO!!


19 posted on 08/29/2006 8:53:36 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Sad...

"Scores of GOP workers will begin arriving this week and stay through the open primary as they search for and then try to persuade some of the 70,000 registered Republicans and several hundred thousand independent voters eligible to participate in the open primary to support Chaffee."

... so now we see the GOP asking people to vote a liberal Democrat in RI and CT, so an even worse leftwing Demcorat wont get elected.
(Chaffee is the most RINOish RINO left in the Senate.)

It's time to write off New England as hopeless and mount a defense in Pennsylvania!!! (Santorum is behind but has a winnable race and needs a lot of help to make it.)


PS. I've given up on the NSRC. I have to put my money where my mouth is and support real Republican. I think I'll send it to Santorum and Talent.


20 posted on 08/29/2006 10:27:39 AM PDT by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

calls the Club for Growth one of most notorious special interest groups in Washington.
----

lol, isn't that funny. The only group without a special interest is called the worst of all of them. Freedom is not a special interest.


21 posted on 08/29/2006 11:59:48 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Amnesty_From_Government.htm)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I wonder what states they'd be pulling from because here I know that State Party wouldn't be too anxious to let anyone take time out of state when we've got two high-level dem incumbents to knock off.

Unless the plan is a help me now, we'll help you later type thing. Still, for a RINO....


22 posted on 08/29/2006 1:46:23 PM PDT by kcbc2001
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To: traviskicks
calls the Club for Growth one of most notorious special interest groups in Washington.

They are notorious to him because it's their fault :D that the aristocrat might lose his heredity Senate seat.

23 posted on 08/29/2006 6:45:17 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (http://blackwellvstrickland.blogspot.com "Go Blackwell, defeat Taxin Ted ")
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To: Dave S
>> you really believe a true red blooded conservative is going to win in RI? <<


Donald L. Carcieri
Governor of Rhode Island, 2003-Present
True Red Blooded Conservative Republican

Does that answer your question?

24 posted on 08/31/2006 8:39:56 PM PDT by BillyBoy (ILLINOIS ELECTION "CHOICES:" Rod Bag-o-$hit or Judas Barf Too-Pinka)
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To: BillyBoy
Exactly.

The abandonment of Conservatives for RINOs (or, in the case of Connecticut, the abandonment of a Republican for a Democrat) by this GOP is disgraceful.
25 posted on 09/01/2006 6:11:23 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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