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Chafee unsure of staying with GOP after losing election
Boston.com/AP ^ | November 9, 2006 | Michelle R. Smith

Posted on 11/09/2006 2:45:59 PM PST by youthgonewild

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Two days after losing a bid for a second term in an election seen as a referendum on President Bush and the Republican Party, Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he'd remain a Republican.

"I haven't made any decisions. I just haven't even thought about where my place is," Chafee said at a news conference when asked whether he would stick with the Republican Party or switch to be an independent or Democrat.

When asked if his comments meant he thought he might not belong in the Republican Party, he replied: "That's fair."

Chafee, 53, is the most liberal Republican in the Senate and was the sole Senate Republican to vote against the war in Iraq. That was not enough to save his seat against the winner, Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, who shared many of Chafee's views but was a member of the dominant party in a state where Democrats far outnumber Republicans.

When asked whether he felt that his loss may have helped the country by switching control of power in Congress, he replied: "To be honest, yes."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 2006; airhead; likewecare; lincolnchafee; rhodeisland; rinotodino; senate; traitor; whocares
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To all those who thought "yeah, Chafee will caucus with us if he wins, lets vote for him" here's your I told you so.
1 posted on 11/09/2006 2:46:02 PM PST by youthgonewild
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To: youthgonewild

Good riddance.


2 posted on 11/09/2006 2:46:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: youthgonewild

Adios Amigo!


3 posted on 11/09/2006 2:46:49 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: youthgonewild

He was never really with the Republicans anyway.


4 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:00 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: youthgonewild

Chaffee is with the GOP?


5 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:04 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: youthgonewild

Hit the road!


6 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:22 PM PST by Nachum
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To: youthgonewild

I'd say he left along time ago.


7 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:26 PM PST by Oratam
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To: youthgonewild

Bah-bye.


8 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:30 PM PST by MrRights
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To: youthgonewild
He certainly wasn't sure he was a Republican before he lost......
9 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:36 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: youthgonewild

Who cares what he calls himself?


10 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:41 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: youthgonewild

Lincoln, I'll give you twenty bucks to leave.


11 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:48 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God Bless the United States of America and all that defend her hard earned freedom!)
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To: youthgonewild

Hey, I have a novel idea Lincoln, switch to the Jihadist party, i.e., democRATS.


12 posted on 11/09/2006 2:47:51 PM PST by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: youthgonewild

Don't let the door hit you on the way out! What a putz...


13 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:15 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: dfwgator

Good riddance...and take all the other bold deceivers with you.


14 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:28 PM PST by jla
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To: youthgonewild

I prefer battling Democrats who actually identify themselves as such.


15 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:28 PM PST by Elpasser
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To: The Blitherer

"Chaffee is with the GOP?"

When did that happen.?


16 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:35 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: youthgonewild

This complete nonentity has zero political future in ANY party, so the article is pointless.


17 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:49 PM PST by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: youthgonewild
"When asked if his comments meant he thought he might not belong in the Republican Party, he replied: "That's fair."

Says it all. The only bright spot I can see in this is that we're rid of him and DeWine.

18 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:53 PM PST by telebob
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To: youthgonewild

To all those who thought "yeah, Chafee will caucus with us if he wins, lets vote for him" here's your I told you so.

--- **** .....*****

Did they have any options?


19 posted on 11/09/2006 2:48:56 PM PST by MrRights
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To: youthgonewild
GOOD bye to bad rubbish. Wonder if any of those "moderates" who got fired Tuesday regret all the time and effort the Party put in propping this loser up?
20 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:10 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: youthgonewild

Whats the chance of Chaffe every being elected to anything again? Not much I would say. He is just trying to figure a new angle to get in.


21 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:27 PM PST by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: Ben Mugged

hes gonna run again....and not as a (R)...


22 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:29 PM PST by biggiepaul
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To: youthgonewild

Buh-by loser!


23 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:29 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: youthgonewild
Don't let the door hit you in in ass on the way out!
24 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:31 PM PST by Pharmer (How am I supposed to rule the world when I surrounded by freakin liberal idiots!)
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To: youthgonewild
Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he'd remain a Republican. note to Chaffee: You lost.

What are you saying? That you won''t register as a GOP voter?


25 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:31 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: youthgonewild
When asked if his comments meant he thought he might not belong in the Republican Party, he replied: "That's fair."

Is he talking about the same GOP that gave him national money for his campaign, even though he consistently kneed the GOP caucus in the balls?

See you later Chafee, you scuzball.

26 posted on 11/09/2006 2:49:37 PM PST by Carling (It's Danny, Sir)
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To: youthgonewild

""I haven't made any decisions. I just haven't even thought about where my place is"

Like this is some sort of epiphany?


28 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:03 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: catholicfreeper
He is just trying to figure a new angle to get in.

Who does he think he is? Joe Leiberman?

29 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:09 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: youthgonewild

Who cares?


30 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:13 PM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: youthgonewild
Well he can't take his trophy and go home cause he didn't win it, so just go home.
31 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:13 PM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn?t really talk ? he was hitting on my wife)
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To: youthgonewild
Well he can't take his trophy and go home cause he didn't win it, so just go home.
32 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:15 PM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn?t really talk ? he was hitting on my wife)
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To: youthgonewild
Oh No! Say it ain't so Lincoln

(In English - Don't let the doorknob hit you in the a**)

33 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:46 PM PST by Thom Pain (8/14/2006 Israel made a HUGH mistake! On Nov 7th we did worse!)
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To: youthgonewild

As IF...


34 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:47 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: youthgonewild; Howlin

ROTFLMAO, you are kidding right???


35 posted on 11/09/2006 2:50:54 PM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: youthgonewild
Two days after losing a bid for a second term in an election seen as a referendum on President Bush and the Republican Party, Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he'd remain a Republican.

That's like Jim McGreevey saying he's unsure about whether he'll remain a heterosexual.

36 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:05 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: MrRights
They did in the primary and the RNC and powers that be pushed Chafee, just like Specter in PA last time around. Why is the RNC picking the most UnRepublicans they can find. They may be identified a R in the NorthEast, but not anywhere else.
37 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:12 PM PST by thinkthenpost
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To: youthgonewild

Show him the door!


38 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:12 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: denydenydeny
This complete nonentity has zero political future in ANY party, so the article is pointless.

But he can cause a lot of trouble for the party he is in since he does have some following in RI. Let him switch.

39 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:20 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: The Blitherer

Somebody told me McCain was, too, but I'd need proof.


40 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:38 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: youthgonewild

How much money did the NRSC pour into Rhode Island? How many appearances did other Pubbies make for Lincoln? How many times did President Bush help this clown out?

Screw him. (tm Kos)

Somebody else said it best in another thread--if Traitor Linc had won the Senate would be 50-49-1, effectively 50-50. And Chafee would promptly have gone Jim Jeffords on us, it would've ended up 49-49-2 just like it is now, and Chafee would jump ship and caucus with the Rats. At least now, Chafee's out of power and heading for the Rat party where he belongs.

Chafee, you backstabbing bastard.

}:-)4


41 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:43 PM PST by Moose4 (Baa havoc, and let slip the sheep of war.)
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To: youthgonewild

Yeah, okay, have fun running for a seat on the Bumblefart Town Council as a Democrat, Linky.


42 posted on 11/09/2006 2:51:43 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (Republitussin D: The Left Suppressant!)
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To: youthgonewild

Join the GAY PARTY, creep.


43 posted on 11/09/2006 2:52:00 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: youthgonewild
"I haven't made any decisions. I just haven't even thought about where my place is," Chafee said ...

Your place is at the end of the unemployment line.

Here's your sign...

Will Work for Food
God Bless You

44 posted on 11/09/2006 2:52:04 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Pharmer

Personally I hope the door does hit him. Knob and all.


45 posted on 11/09/2006 2:52:04 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: youthgonewild
Two days after losing a bid for a second term in an election seen as a referendum on President Bush and the Republican Party, Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he'd remain a Republican.

He lost. . .who cares if he remains a Republican. LOL

46 posted on 11/09/2006 2:52:20 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: youthgonewild
He's pro-abortion, pro-ESCR and pro-homosexual marriage. Good riddance.
47 posted on 11/09/2006 2:52:34 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Please don't even compare McCain to Chafee, not even close.


48 posted on 11/09/2006 2:53:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: youthgonewild

The same thing is going to happen to those "conservitive" democrats that were elected on Tuesday.

Somewhere down the line they will have to decide which party they belong in!


49 posted on 11/09/2006 2:53:13 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: youthgonewild
Two days after losing a bid for a second term in an election seen as a referendum on President Bush and the Republican Party, Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he was unsure whether he'd remain a Republican.

LOL!!! Who gives a rats @ss what this 'Rats @ss does?

50 posted on 11/09/2006 2:53:19 PM PST by pgkdan
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