Skip to comments.I Told You Lincoln Chafee Wasn't A Republican
Posted on 10/01/2007 8:38:34 AM PDT by Dukes Travels
Lincoln Chafee, the man who less than a year ago served as the Republican Senator from Rhode Island, is apparently no longer a Republican today. Thats right, he recently dropped his affiliation with the party to become an independent. Its not my party anymore, he says.
Anymore? When exactly was it ever your party?
It is extremely tempting to point at Chafees official change of affiliation and remind President Bush, Karl Rove and the rest of the Republican establishment just how wrong they were. You see, although they all knew how liberal Chafee was, they poured money, effort and endorsements into his 2006 primary election against a true conservative, Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey.
Chafee won the primary, but lost the general election to the Democrats anyway. After his November loss, conservative voices aimed a collective I told you so at the Republican establishment that betrayed principle for supposed electability. And now, Chafees not even a registered Republican. So here comes I told you so, Part 2.
(Excerpt) Read more at northstarwriters.com ...
The GOP wasted tons of campaign money on Chafee last year.
Dumping Chafee was the closest thing I’ve ever seen to an electoral victory here in Rhode Island.
Sure, we got a democrat in his place, but better an honest enemy than a traitor.
It was nice, but fleeting, to turn out a member of the Council as well, but I’m sure Sheldon already got his envelope and his membership.
Mr. Chaffee(like his father)ia a RINO!!!
The GOP RINO Establishment’s support for Chafee is one of several reasons why I did not - and will not - give them one single cent of my money.
Same thing applies to the conservative Toomey that challenged Arlen Spector.
Anymore? When exactly was it ever your party?
It is hard to imagine how the point could be made more concisely--or more accurately.
It is one thing to support a "maverick" Republican (such as Sen. John McCain) or even a somewhat heterodox Republican (such as Sen. Arlen Specter) out of political expediency. But to support an unabashed leftist who just happens to have an "R" affixed to his name, for his own political convenience, is utterly repugnant.
Great article; I fully support the premise (and love working on “gurilla, underdog Conservative campaigns” I have worked on a few (and Won!).
We will not stop untill Rinos are defeated! ALL of them..
I disagree about supporting Specter. He is a liberal, let alone a party loyalist.
Steve Laffey,described as a true conservative,has come out supporting Rudy Guiliani.
Anyways now I’m stuck with extremely liberal Whitehouse as my senator,and extremely liberal Patrick Kennedy(son of Ted) as my representative.
No one is surprised that Chafee finally shows his true RAT colors. Next one is Arlen Specter possibly?
When the Party was giving him 100,000 to 180,000 dollars to win reelection.
Now THERE'S a mush-mouthed RINO wimp you'd EXPECT to see toe-tapping in an airport stall.
Was it really a victory? I just checked out the Americans For Democratic Action website and found an interesting stat.As I assume you know the ADA,a Communist/progressive organization,rates each Senator and Congressman on how often their views are reflected by a legislator's votes in the House/Senate.
For the year 2006,your Senator Reed got a 100 rating...meaning that his votes on a number of "important" bills agreed 100% of the time with their position on those bills.Chaffee only got a rating of 80.....80% agreement.
I couldn't find figures for 2007 but would you care to hazard a guess as to what Whitehouse's rating will be?
100% most likely,right? Would you also care to hazard a guess as to when a RI Senator will score anything less than a rating of 100 from the ADA? Twenty years from now? Fifty years from now? Never?
Do you get my point?
Steve Laffey,described in the artical as a true conservative,was criticized in an ad for his policy while mayor of allowing police to accept ID cards issued by Mexican government as ID. This information is from an article in Immigration News,Aug 2006.
Personally,I don’t care for him or Chafee.
They suffer “Blue State Syndrome”.It can be highly contagious if not treated promptly.
This statement was made while Fred Thompson was campaigning FOR liberal turncoat Chafee during GOP Primary against a more conservative Republican challenger.
It sure would have been nice to have a more conservative Republican in that Senate seat than the liberal turncoat that sits there now. Thanks Fred!!!
What do you expect? The national GOP is on the same page with him.
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