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Former GOP Sen. Chafee relishes Obama’s victory [sick]
The Providence Journal, Providence, RI ^ | 2008-11-16 | Edward Fitzpatrick

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 Chicago’s 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 Obama’s 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 men’s 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 Chafee’s unusual political path. At the same time, it shed light on the status of New England Republicans, an increasingly endangered species.

(Excerpt) Read more at projo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: bho2008; chafee; gloater; idiot; loon; obama; obamacan; obamacon; ri2008; rino; socialist; traitor; ussenate; weasel

1 posted on 11/14/2008 12:27:12 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I burn every time I hear his name and think of all the money the RNC wasted on his campaigns.


2 posted on 11/14/2008 12:28:01 PM PST by AU72
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To: rabscuttle385
... the status of New England Republicans, an increasingly endangered species.

I would say Republicans are starting to become an endangered species everywhere.

3 posted on 11/14/2008 12:32:01 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 12:33:10 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: AU72

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!”


5 posted on 11/14/2008 12:33:38 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Even RINOs will rue the day they bent over for Obama.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 12:34:47 PM PST by pallis
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To: rabscuttle385

And Elizabeth Dole tried to get him re-elected. Good riddance to her too!


7 posted on 11/14/2008 12:35:43 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: rabscuttle385

The only New England republicans left are the dumb and dumber RINO sisters from Maine.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 12:36:00 PM PST by couchpotatoxxx12
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To: rabscuttle385

And to think that Bush threw John Bolton under the bus because of this POS...


9 posted on 11/14/2008 12:37:07 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: rabscuttle385
"He said he can’t think of a single good thing that Bush and Cheney accomplished in eight years."

Disgusting.

10 posted on 11/14/2008 12:37:25 PM PST by americanophile
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To: rabscuttle385
While the CNN cameras never found Chafee in the crowd, his proximity to “this defining moment” for the Democratic president-elect

Liberals just LOOOOVE those Kodak moments.

11 posted on 11/14/2008 12:37:41 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rabscuttle385

What do the people in the NEW ENGLAND STATES want from the Republicans?


12 posted on 11/14/2008 12:41:13 PM PST by ethics
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


13 posted on 11/14/2008 12:41:14 PM PST by LilRhody
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To: rabscuttle385
Lincoln Chafee

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.

14 posted on 11/14/2008 12:41:48 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rabscuttle385

OK. Let’s just say it straight out. Mr. Chafee is a pussy.

Phew. Feel better.


15 posted on 11/14/2008 12:52:28 PM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: americanophile

“He said he can’t think of a single good thing that Bush and Cheney accomplished in eight years.”

The operative word is think , Lincoln


16 posted on 11/14/2008 1:00:34 PM PST by Cyman
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To: LilRhody
Amen! I am glad John Chaffee is not alive to see this article. He was a swamper and a RINO at the end of his career, but he would never have done something this bad.
17 posted on 11/14/2008 1:24:31 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: LiberConservative

Not in Mississippi.

LLS


18 posted on 11/14/2008 1:41:20 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just like I relished Chafee’s defeat in 2006 . . .


19 posted on 11/14/2008 1:42:06 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: americanophile
>> "He said he can’t think of a single good thing that Bush and Cheney accomplished in eight years." << <

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.

20 posted on 11/14/2008 1:47:43 PM PST by BillyBoy (Operation Chaos - Phase 1: Hillary Phase 2: Palin)
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To: cotton1706
>> And Elizabeth Dole tried to get him re-elected. Good riddance to her too! <<

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"

21 posted on 11/14/2008 1:52:57 PM PST by BillyBoy (Operation Chaos - Phase 1: Hillary Phase 2: Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
>> And to think that Bush threw John Bolton under the bus because of this POS... <<

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.

22 posted on 11/14/2008 1:56:27 PM PST by BillyBoy (Operation Chaos - Phase 1: Hillary Phase 2: Palin)
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