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Chafee may leave Republican Party
Yahoo news ^ | November 10, 2006 | Michelle Smith

Posted on 11/10/2006 11:19:08 AM PST by soccermom

ROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two days after losing a bid for a second term, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) said he was unsure whether he would remain a Republican.

Chafee lost to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in a race seen as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP. On Thursday, he was asked whether he would stick with the Republican Party or become an independent or Democrat.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: chafee; dontletdoorhityou; loser; rino
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Oh gee! Say it ain't so! How will we survive without you? I'm so glad voting against the president and the war in Iraq worked out so well for you Lincoln!

I don't know where your place is either, but it ain't in the Senate. Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

1 posted on 11/10/2006 11:19:09 AM PST by soccermom
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To: soccermom

He's a Republican? Who knew?


2 posted on 11/10/2006 11:19:44 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: soccermom

Is he going to run for office again? If not, his personal vote is his own business.


3 posted on 11/10/2006 11:20:12 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: soccermom

Bye you worthless Liberal P.O.S.!


4 posted on 11/10/2006 11:20:13 AM PST by ustanker (The cave dwellers are happy!)
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To: soccermom

Lincoln, don't let the door smack your back where God placed a crack


5 posted on 11/10/2006 11:20:35 AM PST by llevrok (How can you plant the seed of freedom by pulling out early?)
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To: soccermom
"... I just haven't even thought about where my place is."

History's dungheap comes to mind.

6 posted on 11/10/2006 11:20:36 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: soccermom

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




Hint: Ashcan of History


7 posted on 11/10/2006 11:21:06 AM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: soccermom

How can you leave someplace you've never been?


8 posted on 11/10/2006 11:21:16 AM PST by Vermonter
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To: soccermom

Door...hit you...


9 posted on 11/10/2006 11:21:28 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: soccermom

Only 6 posts on this in the last 24 hours...
search is your friend..


10 posted on 11/10/2006 11:22:33 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: soccermom

Who?


11 posted on 11/10/2006 11:22:59 AM PST by edzo4
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To: soccermom

Damn!

Where's my hanky.


12 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Aloha!!!)
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To: soccermom
Don't go away mad, just go away.

Regards, Ivan

13 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:06 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: soccermom

Isn't he about three days late with this announcement? Or six years? What a dip wad!


14 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:25 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: xcamel

I DID search using his name. This didn't come up.


15 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:45 AM PST by soccermom
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To: soccermom

Buh, bye, you traitorous scumbag.


16 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:14 AM PST by NinoFan
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To: NormsRevenge

Was he even in the Republican Party?


17 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:20 AM PST by CremeSaver
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To: soccermom

Can't say that anyone would miss him if he left the party.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:39 AM PST by Eva
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To: soccermom

Lincoln left the party a long time ago. Never-the-less, the sooner the better.


19 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:43 AM PST by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: soccermom

This was posted quite a bit yesterday and now the media is at it again today. Why would care -- he got defeated and couldn't be counted on to vote with us anyway.


20 posted on 11/10/2006 11:25:14 AM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: soccermom

He's going back to the stables to resume the career he had before becoming a senator: horse-shoeing (farrier). I kid you not! Although familiarity with shovelling manure certainly came in handy in Washington!


21 posted on 11/10/2006 11:25:24 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: soccermom

Boy Chafee sure was worth the RNC spending a million + on.

IDIOTS.


22 posted on 11/10/2006 11:25:27 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: soccermom; All
Oh NO!!
Your are leaving? What? Why?
Was it something we said?
Something we did?
It's not you.
It's us.
We did not give you the nurturing and respect you
deserved.

Like a kick in the nuts and a punch in the mouth.
Begone scumball!
(Strongly worded note to follow)
23 posted on 11/10/2006 11:26:12 AM PST by Gideon Reader ("Life is harsh. It's perceived harshness is greater when you are stupid, and low on ammo".)
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To: soccermom
"I haven't made any decisions. I just haven't even thought about where my place is,".......

SUGGESTION: Somewhere that we will not have to hear you whine!

24 posted on 11/10/2006 11:26:54 AM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: soccermom

He was a Republican?


25 posted on 11/10/2006 11:27:31 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Congratulations to Michelle Bachman, Steve Chabot, Mark Wahlberg, Adrian Smith and other CFGers)
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To: soccermom

Could this be a hint at where ol' Lincoln was headed if he had won? Maybe he's just mad because his hour in the spotlight was snatched away from him, and he didn't get to follow Jumpin' Jim.


26 posted on 11/10/2006 11:27:35 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: xcamel

My error -- when I searched I used two fs. You'd be surprised at the number of articles that did come up under that spelling.


27 posted on 11/10/2006 11:27:41 AM PST by soccermom
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To: Gideon Reader; All

Addendum:
And take magic Bullet Specter with you!


28 posted on 11/10/2006 11:27:42 AM PST by Gideon Reader ("Life is harsh. It's perceived harshness is greater when you are stupid, and low on ammo".)
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To: soccermom
Already been posted, * sort of* :)
29 posted on 11/10/2006 11:27:42 AM PST by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: soccermom
PLEASE?,
Pretty
PLEASE?

30 posted on 11/10/2006 11:28:27 AM PST by upchuck (Eventually the Islamofascists must be destroyed. The longer we wait, the bloodier it is going to be.)
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To: soccermom

Why did he join the republican party in the first place ?

I'd rather have Democrat, Zell Miller in the GOP than this Bozo.

And while we're at it, why doesn't Olympia Snowe go with him as well. Maybe Arlen Specter might want to follow...so that we can have Pat Toomey as the senatorial candidate instead.


31 posted on 11/10/2006 11:29:53 AM PST by SirLinksalot
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To: soccermom

Normally, I'd say, "Don't let the door hit ya...".

But, in his case I hope that the door cracks him in the head on the way out.


32 posted on 11/10/2006 11:29:55 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: soccermom
"Chafee may leave Republican Party"

And who gives a rat's patooty?

33 posted on 11/10/2006 11:30:40 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: soccermom
Is this from after his first election. This jackass left us a long time ago. Why in the hell was he ever on the GOP ticket. I just don't get it... "There were times walking into my caucus room where it wasn't fun," he said, adding that he stayed with the GOP largely because it helped him bring federal dollars home to Rhode Island. What an idiot.
34 posted on 11/10/2006 11:30:50 AM PST by GulfBreeze (I don't beleive in athiests. They just don't exist.)
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To: soccermom
Frist needs to yank him from his committee seat pronto and will put someone in who put Bolton out for a vote!

This is actually really good news and we may salvage Bolton after all.

35 posted on 11/10/2006 11:31:50 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: soccermom

Quit talking about it. Lincoln, and leave already! Who cares what party a failed politician like Chafee belongs to anyway? He's not an elected official anymore.


36 posted on 11/10/2006 11:32:02 AM PST by Ol' Sparky
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To: soccermom

Another thought,

"Silver Linings"


37 posted on 11/10/2006 11:32:12 AM PST by GulfBreeze (I don't beleive in athiests. They just don't exist.)
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To: soccermom

Linc left the GOP a long time ago. Way past time for the party to leave Linc.


38 posted on 11/10/2006 11:33:23 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: soccermom



mmmm, Ho Hum, mmmmmm.


39 posted on 11/10/2006 11:34:59 AM PST by Paperdoll
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To: soccermom

Who?


40 posted on 11/10/2006 11:35:29 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: soccermom

As I understand it, Problem is, before he goes, he will be voting on Boltons UN post and be the deciding vote. I wonder if he will stick it in the Repubs eye before he slithers away.


41 posted on 11/10/2006 11:35:30 AM PST by MadeInAmerica (- If ILLEGAL means Undocumented - Then Breaking and Entering means Unannounced Visit)
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To: soccermom

Alright already, I keep reading this, but he's still here.

Note to "Linc"

"Here's your hat, where's your hurry ?"


42 posted on 11/10/2006 11:35:45 AM PST by prov1813man
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To: soccermom

Chafee's job was to frustrate conservatives while the GOP was in power by siding with the Demos.

Now that the Demos are in power, he is no longer needed.

Are you surprised?


43 posted on 11/10/2006 11:36:11 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: soccermom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1736425/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1736003/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1735841/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1733682/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1736425/posts
(last one is a scrappleface spoof - but a good one)


44 posted on 11/10/2006 11:36:30 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: MadeInAmerica
I wonder if he will stick it in the Repubs eye before he slithers away.

I believe that he's already said that he would.

45 posted on 11/10/2006 11:37:00 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SirLinksalot
And while we're at it, why doesn't Olympia Snowe go with him as well. Maybe Arlen Specter might want to follow

Good idea. Let's make sure the Republican Party is not competitive anywhere in the northeast, industrial midwest or pacific coast. /sarc

46 posted on 11/10/2006 11:38:52 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: soccermom

Does anybody really think that:

Rummy resigning *after* the election rather than before,

Bolton resigning *after* the election rather than before,

Chafee resigning *after* the election rather than before,

Are all 'coincidences'?

Open your eyes, they are screaming.


47 posted on 11/10/2006 11:39:57 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: soccermom

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.


48 posted on 11/10/2006 11:40:55 AM PST by hgro
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To: drubyfive
Let's make sure the Republican Party is not competitive anywhere in the northeast, industrial midwest or pacific coast

Do we really need Olympia and Arlen to be competitive ? How about a real conservative face ?

Your argument might be -- well, since Maine for instance, is already liberal, might as well have a liberal candidate for the Republican party.

This of course assumes that a true conservative can NEVER win in states like Maine. I don't buy that for a moment.
49 posted on 11/10/2006 11:47:22 AM PST by SirLinksalot
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To: Paloma_55

why waste our time with this garbage...he is a
true blue nitwit who rode his father's coattails
all his life....never did a thing for the party or
anyone else, except his own agenda..which is as
liberal as it gets..good riddance. Jake


50 posted on 11/10/2006 11:47:51 AM PST by sanjacjake
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