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Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee explores 2010 run for governor [super-RINO gone Democrat]
AP ^ | 2009-04-06

Posted on 04/06/2009 2:51:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee created a committee on Monday to explore a run for governor next year as an independent candidate after leaving the Republican Party, his first formal move to enter the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 2010elections; 2010rigov; chafee; democrats; liberal; ri2010; rigov; traitor

1 posted on 04/06/2009 2:51:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

My bad, I meant “independent.” Sorta like how Lieberman from the next state over is “independent.”


2 posted on 04/06/2009 2:52:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

No matter. It doesn’t matter what party..........they are just professional politicians.


3 posted on 04/06/2009 2:57:08 PM PDT by RC2
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To: rabscuttle385

Kick him out.


4 posted on 04/06/2009 2:58:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why can’t these people just GO AWAY.

Can’t they just get a job someplace?

Why do they have to return to the public trough?


5 posted on 04/06/2009 2:58:55 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: rabscuttle385

Chafee could very well end up hurting the Dems more than the Republicans if he runs as an independent.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 2:59:34 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: freekitty

He already booted himself.


7 posted on 04/06/2009 3:00:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

As of now, we have no Republican candidate for Governor.


8 posted on 04/06/2009 3:00:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

“as an independent candidate”

Good riddance.


9 posted on 04/06/2009 3:02:02 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: rabscuttle385

If “the missing Linc” can siphon enough lib votes away from the Dem’s maybe we can win this one.


10 posted on 04/06/2009 3:05:17 PM PDT by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: JohnG45

>>>Can’t they just get a job someplace?<<<

They don’t know how to do anything.


11 posted on 04/06/2009 3:06:38 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: bilhosty

What is driving this creep, some sick sense of self importance?


12 posted on 04/06/2009 3:06:48 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
Probably noblesse oblige and the need to prove his own superiority over us middle class Neanderthals.
13 posted on 04/06/2009 3:09:52 PM PDT by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

All the better.


14 posted on 04/06/2009 3:10:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385

At least the Republicans are rid of him.


15 posted on 04/06/2009 3:11:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Welcome to the Obama-Democrat Depression.)
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To: JohnG45

Politics is Mr. Chafee’s career, its the only “work” he knows.

I’m just suprised he didn’t get a job with the Obama administration.


16 posted on 04/06/2009 3:12:08 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: rabscuttle385

lincoln, lincoln, I’ve been thinkin’?

but you haven’t.


17 posted on 04/06/2009 3:15:07 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rabscuttle385
At least he was honest with himself and everyone else. I have to respect him for that. If the rest of the RINO’s would do the same thing it would certainly clear the riffraff out of the Republican party.
18 posted on 04/06/2009 3:21:40 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: JohnG45

And what might they be qualified for? Politicians only know how to take not give.
A real job?


19 posted on 04/06/2009 3:23:33 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: bilhosty
Not if you don't have a GOP candidate. There aren't even any speculative candidates right now. The GOP might support him anyway, even as a Socialist Independent. Sickening.
20 posted on 04/06/2009 3:24:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“As of now, we have no Republican candidate for Governor.”

We don’t? I thought Joe Trillo was in?


21 posted on 04/06/2009 3:29:17 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: rabscuttle385

To Hell with that little faggot.


22 posted on 04/06/2009 3:32:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Maybe there will be one now.


23 posted on 04/06/2009 3:38:46 PM PDT by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, it’s a little early to announce just yet. I heard Steve Laffey was interested.


24 posted on 04/06/2009 3:41:35 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: rabscuttle385

RINOs are slow learners.


25 posted on 04/06/2009 3:42:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rabscuttle385

What about Buddy?


26 posted on 04/06/2009 3:42:43 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("Mitt Romney?" That name has no meaning to me anymore.)
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To: rabscuttle385

What’s it take, a white ash stake through the heart? Politically speaking, I mean.


27 posted on 04/06/2009 3:42:59 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: got_moab?

I read when Chafee got in, any potential major GOP candidates withdrew. Trillo’s name was mentioned on one website (Politico), but elsewhere, his name isn’t listed, nor are any Republicans listed. I heard that Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian was one possible candidate, but still no movement (but I’ve read he’s a RINO and since he hails from Chafee’s hometown, he might very well endorse the Missing Linc). Gov. Carcieri, whom I have respect for as a fairly Conservative Republican, is going to have a black eye if he can’t recruit a credible candidate to succeed him. Perhaps getting someone from the private sector with money to spare (like he was) is a potential solution.


28 posted on 04/06/2009 3:43:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bilhosty; St. Louis Conservative; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued
I understand if the Dems nominate State Treasurer Frank Caprio, he will be to Chafee's right. If ex-Congressman Bob Weygand gets the nomination, he'd be the only pro-life Democrat Governor in the nation. I found Chafee so odious in 2000 that I endorsed Weygand over him. At least we'd have gotten a pro-life Senator, since Chafee was not only wrong on social issues, he was wrong on fiscal ones, too. I wouldn't be surprised to see a number of liberal rodents split to endorse Chafee next year, so technically the Dem & GOP candidates could come up short against him as they'd both be to his right.
29 posted on 04/06/2009 3:51:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: RC2

There is nothing wrong with professional politicians as long as they are kept on a very short leash.


30 posted on 04/06/2009 4:09:11 PM PDT by GAB-1955
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To: ozzymandus

So are many voters.


31 posted on 04/06/2009 4:14:15 PM PDT by mulligan (A)
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To: RC2

GOOD! get these RinoSaures out of the GOP. Would that all of the Leftest So called Republicans leave the Party and go Democrat or Communist —at least they would be honest with their political points of view.


32 posted on 04/06/2009 4:20:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Nope, Laffey has moved on.. A few weeks ago he let it be known that he will not be running for Governor. It appears he wasn’t kidding either, Laffey has apparently sold his home in Cranston and moved out of state for the time being. It’s too bad he’s really the only hope the Republicans had for holding the Governor’s seat.


33 posted on 04/06/2009 4:27:22 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: got_moab?

That was a disgrace that he lost to Chafee in the primary.


34 posted on 04/06/2009 4:29:38 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: got_moab?

Really makes you sick, doesn’t it ?


35 posted on 04/06/2009 4:31:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Perhaps getting someone from the private sector” ... That’s the problem, there’s no private sector left in RI. I really won’t hold it against him if he can’t pull somebody in to run 2010, this state is really circling the bowl.. I live in Warwick, I doubt Avedesian would run but I also doubt very much that he would back Chafee if there is a Republican in the race. In my opinion Avedesian is a RINO and that’s one of the reasons I’d prefer he doesn’t run, I don’t consider him to be a fiscal conservative and he’s also openly gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Honestly, if it came down to it I would vote Dem in a three way race just to make sure Chafee bites it.. I can’t think of too many people I have less respect for than Linc he truly is bottom shelf all the way.


36 posted on 04/06/2009 4:38:56 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

It was.. Laffey is the only politician I have ever donated my time to. You can blame our open primaries for Chafee’s victory, the unions had an axe to grind with Laffey and they crossed over big time to take him out.. Chafee and his wife also begged limp wristed, like minded Democrat’s to cross over and they complied as well.


37 posted on 04/06/2009 4:45:49 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: got_moab?

Maybe we can get Buddy Cianci to run as a Republican again ? But seriously, about the only other name I can think of is Ron Machtley. Remember he was considered the odds-on likely nominee back in ‘94 when Lincoln Almond beat him in an upset (and, of course, had he stayed in Congress, that little pissant Paddy Kennedy wouldn’t have replaced him). He was President of that college (Bryant) last I checked.

Of course, there’s those other Republicans that served in statewide office in the ‘80s and ‘90s that all seemed to drop off the radar screen. Bernie Jackvony, Almond’s appointee to Lt Governor (though he couldn’t win a general). Susan Farmer and Barbara Leonard (both Secretaries of State). Former AGs Arlene Violet (though I think she left the GOP), and Jeffrey Pine (who was once well regarded). Nancy Meyer being the last one, the former Treasurer.


38 posted on 04/06/2009 4:57:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

He should run. Out of the Country and keep on going .


39 posted on 04/06/2009 5:42:27 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: rabscuttle385

NO MORE SENATORS FOR POTUS.


40 posted on 04/06/2009 6:32:45 PM PDT by indubitably
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To: indubitably

- or govenor -


41 posted on 04/06/2009 6:33:06 PM PDT by indubitably
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“If ex-Congressman Bob Weygand gets the nomination, he’d be the only pro-life Democrat Governor in the nation.”


Isn’t WV Gov. Manchin a pro-life Democrat? And so is VA Gov. Tim Kaine, IIRC (perhaps the #1 reason why Obama didn’t pick him as his runningmate)-—of course, he won’t be governor anymore in 2011. And I would have thought that with all those Dem governors in “fly-over states” that at least one of them would be pro-life.


42 posted on 04/07/2009 7:44:15 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I may have misspoke on that point then. Manchin might be, but I’ve never heard his position. If Tim Kaine is pro-life, that also is news to me. His positions I always read as militantly leftist down the line.

The only thing I came across was this blog entry:
http://rightdemocrat.blogspot.com/2009/04/pro-life-democrat-tim-kaine-stands-by.html

I’ve heard many Dems claim not to be pro-abort, but they won’t support any pro-life legislation.

It was my conclusion Kaine was not picked as a running mate because they didn’t want the VA Governorship falling into GOP hands.


43 posted on 04/07/2009 8:32:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You’re right that Kaine and maybe Manchin talk pro-life but govern pro-abortion. That’s often the case with pro-life Democrats, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Weygand congressional voting record on abortion was excellent, with only a handful of slip-ups (such as voting in favor of the sham substitute amendment to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act):

http://nchla.org/keyresults.asp?locale=checkstate&state=41&congper=Weygand&zip=&plusfour=&year=1997&year2=2000&issue=&terms=-1&bills=-1&vote=&displaysize=10&displaystarts=1&displaystarth=1&submit=Search+Key+Votes

Weygand’s replacement in the House, Jim Langevin, voted pro-life (with a handful of exceptions) in his first years in Congress, but switched to pro-abortion in the debate over federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research (he is paraplegic, and may have fallen for the lies about how killing babies will help repair spinal cords on adults), and has since become pro-abortion in all his votes:

http://nchla.org/keyresults.asp?locale=checkstate&state=41&congper=Langevin&zip=&plusfour=&year=2001&year2=2009&issue=&terms=-1&bills=-1&vote=&displaysize=10&displaystarts=1&displaystarth=1&submit=Search+Key+Votes


44 posted on 04/07/2009 11:01:11 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

That’s a shame about Langevin. I didn’t know he flipped to pro-abort. You’d think he’d have some sensitivity about the helpless.


45 posted on 04/07/2009 11:27:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Kaine is John Kerry style “pro-lifer”.

Manchin may actually be pro-life, I don’t know.

So the RI State Treasurer is to the right of Lincy? Lol.

Was Bruce Morrsion to the right of Lowell Weicker?


46 posted on 04/07/2009 12:39:09 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

In Weicker’s last year in the Senate (1988), he scored a 4 (!) He was to the left of Chris Dodd who scored an 8. Bruce Morrison had a 9 in his last year (1990) in the House before he and fellow Congressman John Rowland ran against Wackjob for Governor.


47 posted on 04/07/2009 1:24:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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