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Democrat York Endorses Republican Chafee (RI Senate race)
Cox.net ^ | November 3, 2006

Posted on 11/05/2006 9:16:15 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Three-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York has endorsed Republican incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee's bid for reelection. Declaring that she places greater value on the character of the candidate than on party, she says Chafee most closely represents her values on issues ranging from opposition to the war in Iraq to the environment to personal freedoms.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: chafee; lincolnchafee; myrthyork; rino; senator; york

1 posted on 11/05/2006 9:16:17 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: zbigreddogz; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; AntiGuv; RobFromGa

York is very prominent in Rhode Island. This will definitely hurt Whitehouse.


2 posted on 11/05/2006 9:17:20 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mirth York!!!

This is a death-blow for Chafee...


3 posted on 11/05/2006 9:18:10 PM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wow.

How is Senator Lincoln Chafee's bid for reelection going ?

I heard he was back in the race ?


4 posted on 11/05/2006 9:18:21 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why didn't he do this earlier?


5 posted on 11/05/2006 9:23:02 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why didn't he do this earlier?


6 posted on 11/05/2006 9:23:04 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan

"He" is a she, not that much of anyone cares.


7 posted on 11/05/2006 9:23:39 PM PST by AntiGuv (o) (o)
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To: NinoFan

Chafee was probably too stupid to ask.


8 posted on 11/05/2006 9:23:49 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Isn't she the one who ran against Carcieri for Governor recently?


9 posted on 11/05/2006 9:24:11 PM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: July 4th

I agree. Who cares of Chafee.


10 posted on 11/05/2006 9:25:36 PM PST by Alex1977
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To: Clintonfatigued
In months previous, Chafee's name has been mentioned around FR only to be condemned as the foremost example of the type of irredeemable RINO who we need to remove from office. But now all those former fire-breathing RINO smiter's would exult like like a Palestinian on 9/11 if Chafee were to defeat the Dem.
11 posted on 11/05/2006 9:26:29 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Clintonfatigued

if it comes down to 51-49, what are the chances of Chafee switching parties?


12 posted on 11/05/2006 9:27:24 PM PST by balch3
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To: balch3

He won't. It would disgrace the memory of his deceased father. His family won't hear of it. It won't happen.


13 posted on 11/05/2006 9:28:57 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wasn't Chafee's opposition in the primary a fairly conservative mayor? Bush and the RNC backed Chafee - God knows why.

Similar to Specter in PA in 2004 - there was a real conservative (Toomey?), but the Republican machine backed Specter the Defector.

The big reason we are in trouble this election is that we are losing our conservative will - people want leadership and we aren't giving it to them.


14 posted on 11/05/2006 9:29:17 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Plutarch

Not I.

I make no bones about it. I want Chafee to lose. Seeing a couple of polls conributing to discussion he still has life is, honestly, depressing.

I'll admit I've stopped calling for people to vote DeWine out so I suppose I have relented somewhat in that corner but only after the Dems pushed too far...but I have also said I won't shed a tear if he loses. And I'm not lifting a finger to help him. Just keeping my mouth shut on that one.

The one I will be depressed about is if Santorum is gone. Dewine, eh. And Chafee I'll literally gloat about if gone.


15 posted on 11/05/2006 9:34:37 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Plutarch

Think how I feel, I've got to vote for Snowe tomorrow. I believe she voted for Roberts and Alito. Not sure about Chaffee. But I believe he would not be part of a filibuster, he said last year that the President's judicial nominees deserved an up or down vote. With Stevens set to retire we need all the votes we can to stop a filibuster.
Right now I've got the GOP, including Chafee's seat, with 54 after tuesday. With a little luck it's 55. Which leaves 45 democrats, 6 to deal with to break a filibuster.


16 posted on 11/05/2006 9:34:58 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: AntiGuv

Oops, and you're right. ;)


17 posted on 11/05/2006 9:38:14 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Plutarch

Not me.Chafee, to me, is Kerry Lite - someone who perpetually knifes his betters when their backs are turned - and then postures as principled, so you don't notice what a poltroon he is.


18 posted on 11/05/2006 9:42:06 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Eccl 10:2
but the Republican machine backed Specter the Defector.

The reality is but the Republican machine backed Specter the WINNER (and very different than Santorum, the loser).

19 posted on 11/05/2006 9:44:53 PM PST by staytrue
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To: PzLdr

Compared to Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham and too many democrats to name, CHAFEE IS VERY PRINCIPLED.


20 posted on 11/05/2006 9:46:29 PM PST by staytrue
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To: lostinmaine
Think how I feel, I've got to vote for Snowe tomorrow.

Well, I've got to vote for that RINO Arnold. But I am reconciled to it, because I know that he is a Republican, and he is about as conservative as we can hope for here in CA. I also get to vote for Tom McClintock, who has a chance for Lt. Gov., and for whom Arnold has been helpful.

Chafee in RI being the least bit Republican is a veritable profile in courage. DeWine is from a nominally Red state, and he has no excuse for his perfidious RINOism.

21 posted on 11/05/2006 9:50:15 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: staytrue

but the Republican machine backed Specter the Defector.

"The reality is but the Republican machine backed Specter the WINNER (and very different than Santorum, the loser). "




But wasn't Toomey a fairly popular PA state legislator, and like, majority leader?


22 posted on 11/05/2006 9:53:21 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: lostinmaine
Think how I feel, I've got to vote for Snowe tomorrow. I believe she voted for Roberts and Alito. Not sure about Chaffee."

That's right, Sen. Snowe voted to confirm Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.

Sen. Chafee voted to confirm Roberts, but voted No for Alito.

23 posted on 11/05/2006 9:56:38 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Plutarch

I don't think there's anything wrong with venting about how much RINO's have hurt this party and nation. But we are in a war, and we've got to stomach the likes of Chaffee and Kean and Snowe and Dewine if we are to win it.
And to all the conservatives out there who are thinking about staying home, wake up. I wish Justice Stevens well but it is very likely that a Supreme Court vacancy will come next year. We've got Alito, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas. Okay, one more conservative makes it a majority. And 55 GOP senators means that that the democrats have 45. We'd need to knock off 6 to break a Shummer, Kennedy, Kerry filibuster.


24 posted on 11/05/2006 10:01:28 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: Unmarked Package

I still believe he would allow for an up or down vote. With a vacancy coming next year, the President's nominee is likely to face a filibuster.


25 posted on 11/05/2006 10:04:29 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: lostinmaine
"We've got Alito, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas. Okay, one more conservative makes it a majority. And 55 GOP senators means that that the democrats have 45. We'd need to knock off 6 to break a Shummer, Kennedy, Kerry filibuster."

You must have forgotten that the POS Chafee voted against Alito. Liberals like Chafee damage the Republican party they don't help it.
26 posted on 11/05/2006 10:09:04 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

We've got to find a way to knock down the Democratsfrom 45 to 39 senators on the issue of a filibuster. IF Chaffee loses it makes it more difficult to do this.


27 posted on 11/05/2006 10:12:04 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: Alex1977
Who cares of Chafee.

When it comes to which party hands out the committee chairmanships, I do...other than that, I couldn't give a fig less for L.C.

28 posted on 11/05/2006 10:36:33 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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29 posted on 11/05/2006 10:38:22 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: lostinmaine
I don't think there's anything wrong with venting about how much RINO's have hurt this party and nation.

Frankly if Snowe, Chafee, Collins and Dewine were given dictator powers, the country would have been better off now and also in anytime in the past.

You would have dignity, intelligence, low taxes and low spending, great judges, etc.

Frankly, I'm getting pretty tired of hearing rinos suck and no one can point to hardly anything they do that is wrong.

30 posted on 11/05/2006 10:38:37 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Well, I think Snowe is against tax cuts. The Gang of 14 included rinos. Immigration reform is being held up in the Senate. But right now the only thing we should be focused on is victory. Next week I'll worry about the rino's.


31 posted on 11/05/2006 10:44:45 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: staytrue
"Frankly if Snowe, Chafee, Collins and Dewine were given dictator powers, the country would have been better off now and also in anytime in the past.

You would have dignity, intelligence, low taxes and low spending, great judges, etc.

Frankly, I'm getting pretty tired of hearing rinos suck and no one can point to hardly anything they do that is wrong."

Stop it! My sides are sore from laughing. That was definitely the funniest post of the night.
32 posted on 11/05/2006 10:46:11 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Plutarch
November 8. 2006 not 2 days before an election!
33 posted on 11/05/2006 11:12:46 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Prokopton

Still can't name what about the rinos you don't like.

I can name at least one thing I don't like about the conservatives. They seem to think they can jam their ideas down peoples' throats and they will swallow whether they like it or not.

Fact is, that is not the way democracy works. You actually have to convince people to vote for you and the conservatives have not made their case to many people.


34 posted on 11/05/2006 11:14:15 PM PST by staytrue
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To: TheBigB; balch3

We had the 50/50 situation before, yet he did not switch party. And it's not like the Dims didn't try hard to persuade him. I think he likes to be called 'a different kind of Republican'.


35 posted on 11/05/2006 11:19:00 PM PST by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: lostinmaine

Everyone is against tax cuts to one degree or another. In other words, no one believes in zero taxes. If snowe were dictator, taxes would be about where they are now only spending would be less.

The gang of 14 was a brilliant move that got almost every qualified judge confirmed.

Immigration reform was held up gy the democrats. If the rinos were dictators, the border would be well controlled with a viable guest worker program, amnesty for many illegals who have been here a long time (similar to that Rino Ronald Reagan) and that would be that.


36 posted on 11/05/2006 11:19:05 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue
"Still can't name what about the rinos you don't like.

I can name at least one thing I don't like about the conservatives. They seem to think they can jam their ideas down peoples' throats and they will swallow whether they like it or not."

Rinos, like you and other liberals, are against most all conservative values. They vote against conservative judges, like Chafee voted against Alito. They vote against securing our borders, a Rino specialty. They vote for profligate spending. They are liberals who have infiltrated the Republican Party to advance their liberal agenda. Kind of like a liberal getting on a conservative internet forum and then bad-mouthing conservatives. Are you sure you don't understand all this?
37 posted on 11/05/2006 11:40:39 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: balch3; Clintonfatigued

He'll do it at 50-50 if it gets him perks from the termites. Believe me, he has no honor. He has already said he would switch.


38 posted on 11/06/2006 12:33:24 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: nutmeg

She did run against Lincoln Almond a couple of times. I don't know if she ran against Carcieri.


39 posted on 11/06/2006 6:31:17 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: balch3

If Chafee was seriously considering that, he would have done it a long time ago.


40 posted on 11/06/2006 6:32:10 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: balch3

"if it comes down to 51-49, what are the chances of Chafee switching parties?"
he wouldnt regardless of family name - it would only bring the Dems to 50 50 Cheney would be the tiebreaker so it is a lose lost proposition if he jumped ship in that scenario


41 posted on 11/06/2006 6:33:01 PM PST by DM1
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