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Chafee’s Choices He’s begging to be dumped.
nationalreview.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | Timothy P. Carney & David Freddoso

Posted on 05/29/2005 11:52:47 PM PDT by strategofr

If there was ever any doubt, Sen. Lincoln Chafee’s vote Wednesday against the nomination of Priscilla Owen has made it clear that, save for leadership numbers games, conservatives would not be any worse off with a Democrat than with Chafee (R., R.I.) in the Senate. Rhode Island Republicans will have a chance next year to avert that painful choice only if a serious primary challenger emerges — and it could happen as soon as next week...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; chafee; electionussenate; fillibuster; gopprimary; rinos; ussenate
Chafee and Dewine---Let's Draw the Line!
1 posted on 05/29/2005 11:52:47 PM PDT by strategofr
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To: strategofr
Chafee is such a milquetoast. He reeks of Jefford-stink.

He's like Voinovich without tears.

2 posted on 05/29/2005 11:55:56 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: strategofr
Sen. Lincoln Chafee's vote Wednesday against the nomination of Priscilla Owen has made it clear that, save for leadership numbers games, conservatives would not be any worse off with a Democrat than with Chafee (R., R.I.) in the Senate.

Actually Chafee could be worse. He could pull a Jeffords move in the middle of a session of Congress. I'd rather know up front at the beginning of the session where Republicans stand in terms of numbers for support of leadership and important bills.

3 posted on 05/30/2005 12:03:55 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

It wouldn't do him any good to join the minority. He benefits by being in the majority.

When Jeffords tipped the majority to the Dems he got keep his chairmanships and got other perks. Now he has nothing.


4 posted on 05/30/2005 12:19:08 AM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: RWR8189
It wouldn't do him any good to join the minority. He benefits by being in the majority.

Not in this session. But potentially he could do it in the future if there were a slimmer Republican majority. The longer we coddle him, the more dangerous he'll get. I'd rather eliminate him in the next election.

6 posted on 05/30/2005 12:22:28 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Dr.Hilarious

7 posted on 05/30/2005 12:24:16 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: RWR8189

Better to dump him in the next election, and pick up some Republican seats in the process. Even if he jumps on Monday, the Republicans still hold on to the Senate.


8 posted on 05/30/2005 12:24:59 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: kingattax

LOL Voinovich in pigtails!


9 posted on 05/30/2005 12:26:18 AM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I think it's time for the president or the leadership to play a little hard ball with some of these wavering pansy Senators.

Maybe cut a some of their pork for a while might bring them back in line with their voters.


10 posted on 05/30/2005 12:41:37 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: kingattax; BigSkyFreeper


RI is a solidly democrat state. They're not about to elect a Republican we like. A RINO is the best we can do in that state.


11 posted on 05/30/2005 12:53:24 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

What, you mean RI isn't going to elect Bob Dornan to the US Senate?


12 posted on 05/30/2005 12:55:43 AM PDT by ambrose (NEWSWEAK LIED .... AND PEOPLE DIED)
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To: ambrose

LOL! RI is Massachusettes, only smaller.


13 posted on 05/30/2005 1:04:54 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

NE Conservatives are nothing like Conservatives in "fly over country" or in the South.


14 posted on 05/30/2005 1:05:33 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: onyx
RI is Massachusettes, only smaller.

BINGO!

15 posted on 05/30/2005 1:08:03 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


Bingo? you wanna play TH at PP? LOL!


16 posted on 05/30/2005 1:14:16 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the offer, maybe Monday night if I am not tired after mowing tomorrow. :)


17 posted on 05/30/2005 1:18:04 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: strategofr

I don't think it's very likely at all that a more conservative Republican would get elected in Rhode Island. In fact, I don't think that a Republican like Chafee would get elected to the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island these days, had he not inherited the power of incumbency. But, the question is whether the GOP wants a Republican who contributes little more than provide cover for the Dems on key issues. Whenever you hear the statement "some Republicans joined Democrats" or "some Republicans share Democrats' concerns" or whatever, the "some Republicans" usually means "Chafee, and perhaps McCain"..


18 posted on 05/30/2005 1:25:55 AM PDT by AntiGuv (™)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

We'll see. I'm too ripped right now. Awfully tired, but unable to sleep. I think it's called nervous exhaustion...lol.


19 posted on 05/30/2005 1:27:28 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

What's there to be nervous about? You're done packing on Tuesday! LOL!


20 posted on 05/30/2005 1:29:07 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

No, on Tuesday, I have to be finished with the tossing out of everything. Then comes the packing of what;s left. Think I'll make my Saturday deadline?


21 posted on 05/30/2005 1:30:59 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

I have faith in you. You'll make the Saturday deadline. Even if you have to rent a front-end loader on Friday evening. HAHA!


22 posted on 05/30/2005 1:34:25 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


I was so upset and overwhelmed this afternoon, I sat on the front lawn and cried. Two nice men stopped and they loaded all the stuff that overwhelmed me into the debris bin. :)


23 posted on 05/30/2005 1:37:19 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx
I was so upset and overwhelmed this afternoon, I sat on the front lawn and cried. Two nice men stopped and they loaded all the stuff that overwhelmed me into the debris bin. :)

Now, you know what to do from here on out! LOL :)

24 posted on 05/30/2005 1:40:58 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Right...lol...and heretofore, I am going to dress better...lol.


25 posted on 05/30/2005 1:42:31 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

All this redneck knows about Chaffee is that his chest-thumping father ("I served in WWII!!") annually introduced in the Senate a bill calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. For decades he did this.

F&#@ him. He's nothing but trash.


26 posted on 05/30/2005 1:43:51 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: onyx

Bawl like you haven't bawled since you turned 5. The rest takes care of itself. LOL


27 posted on 05/30/2005 1:45:07 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


Glad you were careful with the spelling of your lead word... I am not that desperate... yet. LMAO!


28 posted on 05/30/2005 1:46:30 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx

Desperation sets in on Friday. LOL!!


29 posted on 05/30/2005 1:47:33 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (A Democrat is a Democrat; Liberal a Liberal ; Tiger is a Tiger)
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To: onyx
A RINO is the best we can do in that state.

Then maybe it's time to write it off. Let the Blue Staters have the a Senator who reflects their views, but at least has the decency to wear the Dim's label.

We should concentrate on defeating Dim Senators in Red States, IMHO.
30 posted on 05/30/2005 3:06:35 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: onyx
Maybe the RI pubs should think about asking Buddy Cianci to run and kick some butt in the Senate.

That is, if he's out of jail, and they can keep him from stealing whatever Hillary didn't take.

31 posted on 05/30/2005 4:00:57 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Dr.Hilarious

Welcome to FR. I've been observing your posts. You seem to be spot on!


32 posted on 05/30/2005 4:28:59 AM PDT by sauropod (De gustibus non est disputandum)
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To: strategofr
All the donations I made to the NRSC will now go directly to defeating RINOS like Chafee. The RINOS are about to have a political can of whoop ass opened up on them. WE WILL NOT FORGET!
33 posted on 05/30/2005 5:30:09 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Then maybe it's time to write it off.

Maybe there's a Zell Miller lurking among the sheeple in that state? That would be an acceptable option, right?

34 posted on 05/30/2005 8:26:49 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I think the NE 'conservatives' should form a new party. Perhapse the tories?


35 posted on 05/30/2005 11:34:44 AM PDT by McCainMutiny (Truth love and honor. I have none of these. - Senator McCain)
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