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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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"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 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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