Skip to comments.Democrat York Endorses Republican Chafee (RI Senate race)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at rhodeisland.cox.net ...
York is very prominent in Rhode Island. This will definitely hurt Whitehouse.
This is a death-blow for Chafee...
How is Senator Lincoln Chafee's bid for reelection going ?
I heard he was back in the race ?
Why didn't he do this earlier?
Why didn't he do this earlier?
"He" is a she, not that much of anyone cares.
Chafee was probably too stupid to ask.
Isn't she the one who ran against Carcieri for Governor recently?
I agree. Who cares of Chafee.
if it comes down to 51-49, what are the chances of Chafee switching parties?
He won't. It would disgrace the memory of his deceased father. His family won't hear of it. It won't happen.
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.
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.
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.
Oops, and you're right. ;)
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.
The reality is but the Republican machine backed Specter the WINNER (and very different than Santorum, the loser).
Compared to Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham and too many democrats to name, CHAFEE IS VERY PRINCIPLED.
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.
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). "
That's right, Sen. Snowe voted to confirm Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.
Sen. Chafee voted to confirm Roberts, but voted No for Alito.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
She did run against Lincoln Almond a couple of times. I don't know if she ran against Carcieri.
If Chafee was seriously considering that, he would have done it a long time ago.
"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