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Posted on 09/16/2007 10:21:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Chafee no longer a Republican

Former Repubican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who lost his seat in last year’s Democratic congressional wave, announced that he has left the Republican Party, according to the Providence Journal.

“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

In his seven-year tenure in the Senate, Chafee frequently split from his party on key legislation. He opposed the war in Iraq, voted with Democrats on estate tax and HMO regulation legislation and refused to support the confirmation of U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

In the past, Chafee had insisted that he would remain in the Republican Party. But he did not endorse President Bush for re-election in 2004, and faced a fierce primary challenge from his right in last year’s Senate race.

Chafee and his father, former Sen. John Chafee, held Rhode Island’s Senate seat in Republican hands for 30 years. National Republicans poured money into the state last year to aid Chafee’s re-election, but he lost to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: chafee; johnchafee; lincolnchafee; rino; seeya
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he never was........
1 posted on 09/16/2007 10:21:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

BYE BYE


2 posted on 09/16/2007 10:22:42 AM PDT by Hazzardgate
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To: Sub-Driver

Good riddance.


3 posted on 09/16/2007 10:22:46 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chafee was a Rockefeller/McCain republican. Comprise no more than 5% of the party.


4 posted on 09/16/2007 10:23:53 AM PDT by jubail
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To: Sub-Driver
“It’s not my party any more,” he said. It's kindof sad when a person is the last to know."
5 posted on 09/16/2007 10:24:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: Sub-Driver

“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

That is indeed good news. Maybe more RINO’s will get the message.


6 posted on 09/16/2007 10:24:14 AM PDT by saganite
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To: Sub-Driver

sniffle sniffle, where’s muh hanky.. boo hooo hoooo


7 posted on 09/16/2007 10:24:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
You won’t be missed dickweed (Can I say “dickweed” if it’s about Lincoln Chafee?).
8 posted on 09/16/2007 10:24:42 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Sub-Driver
No, correction, he's no longer a RINO.

Like we care, Lincoln. Go play in traffic.

9 posted on 09/16/2007 10:25:08 AM PDT by Babu (Conservatives should remember, raising taxes reduces, not increases, net income to the Trreasury)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

That ship sailed long ago.

10 posted on 09/16/2007 10:25:24 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: saganite

“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

.. a man without a party.. I think he was with ‘IT’s My Party Too!’,, the group Christie Whitman was pumping..


11 posted on 09/16/2007 10:25:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

as opposed to a has-been


12 posted on 09/16/2007 10:26:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Sub-Driver
Yo... Linc...

Don't let the screen door hit you in the patootie in the way out!

13 posted on 09/16/2007 10:28:04 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Now that he has given up the Republican party, maybe we can have a cherished Republican name (Lincoln) back too.

He is loathe to retain it.

14 posted on 09/16/2007 10:28:22 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh DAMN. Turn out the lights, the party’s over.....


15 posted on 09/16/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: Sub-Driver
“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

When was it ever?

16 posted on 09/16/2007 10:32:49 AM PDT by lowbridge ("We control this House, not the parliamentarians!” -Congressman Steny Hoyer (D))
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no deep philosophical reasoning, no internal struggle, no struggle at all.

The Chafees want to get a better set of invitations to the beach cottages.


17 posted on 09/16/2007 10:34:37 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Sub-Driver

Who’s next? Olympia Snow? Susan Collins?


18 posted on 09/16/2007 10:36:56 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver

One of the best things that happened in the election.

Pray for W and Our Troops


19 posted on 09/16/2007 10:38:37 AM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: Sub-Driver

exactamundo.


20 posted on 09/16/2007 10:38:54 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Its not my party any more”

Hmmmm. That’s what I told the Republican party the last time they called for money, after they supported Chafee.


21 posted on 09/16/2007 10:39:01 AM PDT by Kay Syrah
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To: Sub-Driver
I hadn't realized Lincoln was ever in the GOP.

He never acted like it.

22 posted on 09/16/2007 10:39:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Has he found a party that will accept him as a member?


23 posted on 09/16/2007 10:44:14 AM PDT by syriacus (The way you quietly say you would treat the weak, screams volumes about you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lincoln Chafee was a Republican? Are you sure about that?


24 posted on 09/16/2007 10:47:16 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh Gawd!! Cry me a river! I just wet my pants. Now what in Hell did I do with those “Big Boy” diapers.


25 posted on 09/16/2007 10:48:29 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: Sub-Driver

No loss. A real Republican in Rhode Island would have been torn to shreds.


26 posted on 09/16/2007 10:50:52 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: syriacus

The Tupperwares would take him. If he could learn to keep his mouth sealed.


27 posted on 09/16/2007 10:51:06 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness ( Bumper sticker idea: Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let the desolation begin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Scroom.

And a pox on his former RINO posterior.

28 posted on 09/16/2007 10:52:31 AM PDT by OldSmaj (Death to islam. I am now and will always be, a sworn enemy of all things muslim.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In the past, Chafee had insisted that he would remain in the Republican Party.

Oh, now that we know he was a liar it's pretty apparent he belonged with the Demon-crats.

29 posted on 09/16/2007 10:53:02 AM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Chafee no longer a Republican

Since when has he been a Republican?

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck it must be a duck, even if you name it Fido.

30 posted on 09/16/2007 10:53:51 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sale - Cheap)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

Why, thank your sir! Now, pick up your parting gift at the door, and please never darken it again.

31 posted on 09/16/2007 10:56:32 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good eventually trumps evil. So someone who was never good, admits to evil. This is a non-story.....
33 posted on 09/16/2007 11:01:03 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hot damn, great news. Now he can stop lying and pretending he’s a republican.


34 posted on 09/16/2007 11:01:27 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Sub-Driver
["National Republicans poured money into the state last year to aid Chafee’s re-election, but he lost to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)."]

One of many reasons why I no longer contribute to the RNC and RNSC.

35 posted on 09/16/2007 11:05:37 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
One of many reasons why I no longer contribute to the RNC and RNSC

I agree with you, Mad Tom. I won't contribute to any fund that supports RINOs.

36 posted on 09/16/2007 11:15:29 AM PDT by cayuga (A 9mm is a .45 set to Stun. NRA-Life)
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To: Sub-Driver
Former Repubican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island was recently diagnosed with progressive dementia, as a result of mercury poisoning from a consistant diet of liberal fish.

Poor lincoln.

Our prayers go out to him!

37 posted on 09/16/2007 11:15:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Sub-Driver

Bwahahahahhaha ... up until now, everyone knew it but him. I guess he wised up and can now cast his ballot for her in the primary.


39 posted on 09/16/2007 11:23:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Sub-Driver
The thing that really bends me is the Republican 'establishment' who dump millions into supporting the likes of this dirtbag over solid Conservative Republicans. I'm sure we all could name more than a handful of backstabbing RINOs who have the support of 'the party' who should be joining Chafee in circling the bowl while solid Conservatives are supported.

Nam Vet

40 posted on 09/16/2007 11:28:00 AM PDT by Nam Vet (Timely reporting from Attila's right flank)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s going to be missed....about as much as a case of the crabs!!!


41 posted on 09/16/2007 11:30:04 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw this guy on C-SPAN a few years ago, ponificating about something, and my God, the guy was a rambling nitwit! How he ever got elected is beyond me as he came off absolutely witless and you’d think that even the voters would have seen it. The Democratic challenger must have been a weak one. Then again, they might as well have had their own in their for all the good he was.


42 posted on 09/16/2007 11:40:54 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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Its about time you left Moron!Great news!


43 posted on 09/16/2007 11:43:51 AM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: Sub-Driver

don’t let the screen door hit you on your way out Linc


44 posted on 09/16/2007 11:46:25 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Made in USA and proud of it.)
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Linc was a legacy. He got the seat after his father, Senator John Chaffee died. One interesting thing about Linc is that he is a certified blacksmith. He should have stuck to that...
45 posted on 09/16/2007 11:48:37 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Kay Syrah

Yep and when they also supported spector on PA that ended my money to the GOP too. Look at the returns they’ve gotten on throwing good money after bad.


46 posted on 09/16/2007 11:48:47 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Made in USA and proud of it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chafee no longer a Republican....

was he ever a republican?????


47 posted on 09/16/2007 11:48:56 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t let the door hit you where the Lord split you.


48 posted on 09/16/2007 11:53:15 AM PDT by Hydroshock ("The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, please, please come back, Mr. Chafee, sir. We’ll be glad to change the entire party platform, just to satisfy you. And we’ll be happy to toss millions of Christian voters overboard, just to make you feel more at home. And we’ll readily change our foreign policy. I’m so very sorry that our serious efforts to stop international terrorism and to protect Israel have offended you. Just go to Newport and take a poll of the rich yacht & limousine crowd there, report back to us on what they want, and we’ll obey without question.

Anything...ANYTHING...to keep an asset such as you in the party, Mr. Chafee, sir.


49 posted on 09/16/2007 12:02:01 PM PDT by puroresu (I haven't seen a cute Democrat girl since 1969, and Ted Kennedy killed her)
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“It’s not my party any more,” he said.

Bye then, don't come back.
50 posted on 09/16/2007 12:10:10 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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