Skip to comments.Former GOP Sen. Chafee relishes Obama’s victory [sick]
Posted on 11/14/2008 12:27:12 PM PST by rabscuttle385
The cameras focused on a tearful Jesse Jackson, and the reporters seemed more interested in talking to Spike Lee, Brad Pitt and Oprah.
But at Chicagos Grant Park, when President-elect Barack Obama declared Change has come to America, there was another face in the crowd that Rhode Islanders would have recognized. Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, the Republican-turned-independent who campaigned for Obama, was about 20 feet from the side of the stage.
Chafee and his wife, Stephanie, waved to Obamas brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, and his wife and two children. The Robinsons, who were on stage with Obama, used to live next to the Chafees on Barnes Street in Providence when Robinson coached mens basketball at Brown University.
While the CNN cameras never found Chafee in the crowd, his proximity to this defining moment for the Democratic president-elect brought into focus Chafees unusual political path. At the same time, it shed light on the status of New England Republicans, an increasingly endangered species.
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I burn every time I hear his name and think of all the money the RNC wasted on his campaigns.
I would say Republicans are starting to become an endangered species everywhere.
I think the only reason Lincoln was a Pube was to screw with them. Maybe that’s what true conservatives should do is to run as a lib dem, win, and then screw with the dem party.
Actually, this is perfect and quite understandable: a RINO with no principles and no core values (or the wrong core values) “relishes” the victory of an empty-suit most liberal US senator with no principles, no accomplishments, and no concrete policy positions. Borrowing a phrase from an old New Jersey marketing campaign: “Chafee and Obama... Perfect Together!”
Even RINOs will rue the day they bent over for Obama.
And Elizabeth Dole tried to get him re-elected. Good riddance to her too!
The only New England republicans left are the dumb and dumber RINO sisters from Maine.
And to think that Bush threw John Bolton under the bus because of this POS...
Liberals just LOOOOVE those Kodak moments.
What do the people in the NEW ENGLAND STATES want from the Republicans?
In the early years John Chaffee was a solid Republican. When he went to Washington, he became a RINO. His son, on the other hand, was always a rat. He ran on his fathers coatails to get elected mayor of Warwick, and was appointed to his father’s seat in Washington. He couldn’t win an election on his own if his life depended on it.
Look at the Bio on this jerk. He was appointed to fathers Senate seat at his death in 1999 and won reelection, on Bush's and his father's coatails in 2000. Before this he was a Professional Farrier (Horse Shoer) after graduating from college and with his father a Senator! He is a practically a Damn Hippie, not that the Hippies would have him.
OK. Let’s just say it straight out. Mr. Chafee is a pussy.
Phew. Feel better.
“He said he cant think of a single good thing that Bush and Cheney accomplished in eight years.”
The operative word is think , Lincoln
Not in Mississippi.
Just like I relished Chafee’s defeat in 2006 . . .
Oh well, I can't think of a single good thing that Chafee has accomplished his entire career. It's quite fitting that one empty suit former cokehead is pleased that another empty suit former cokehead has risen to fame. They deserve each other.
And Fred Thompson campaigned for POS Chafee in the REPUBLICAN primary AGAINST an actual Republican opponent. Yet Fredheads are sure quick to bash all the other Republican presidential candidates as "sellouts" while hailing Fred as a great, "principled conservative". I do find it ironic how they scream that anyone who doesn't agree with them 100% of the time is a "socialist", while ignoring the fact Fred worked to ensure an actual socialist who votes liberal 90% of the time would win the Republican nomination.
Fred said at the time that he "agrees with Chafee on most of the issues". Wonder if he still feels the same way about the Obamabot. Some "principles"
Let's not forget Bush was forced to recess appoint Bolton in the first place because "true conservative" John "end obstructionism" Thune held Bush's nomination hostage and vowed to vote down the appointment.
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