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  •  A lot of the freepers hate Laffey too... (3+ / 0-)
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    Geotpf, boofdah, TalkieToaster

    They think he's a RINO and I've seen lots of people on FR saying they are going to vote for Chafee as the more electable RINO.

    They were outraged when Laffey made a statement saying something like "I'm really not that conservative." and his calling for Rumsfeld to resign really pissed them off.

    •  Chafee is a RINO (1+ / 0-)
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      More like Republican-In-Name-Only-Because-Daddy-Was.

      •  Switch to a D Majority (0+ / 0-)

        So he should switch to Democrat, or at least independent, like Jeffords did, and not caucus with Republicans. Because not only would that be more honest, he wouldn't be contributing to the thinnest margin that keeps Republicans the Senate majority. Which gives them all the power, assigning committee seats, writing rules and determining the voting schedule (and what can be entered).

        Switching to independent would be even better for the people, because an independent contingent in Congress would grow, and get people to skip the "third party" solutions that have been tried and failed in this country. We need a "no party" solution, and break the conspiracy basis that's defined American politics since Washington warned us against them.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Tue Sep 12, 2006 at 05:54:24 PM PDT

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    •  I've read stuff like that too (1+ / 0-)
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      that, Club for Growth or no, Laffey is still left most Rs currently in the Senate. Just read a whole article about it; can't remember where, but not a blog -- an AP story in my paper, maybe.

      Something's happening here today -- a show of strength with your boys' brigade. Paul Weller

      by jamfan on Tue Sep 12, 2006 at 05:46:23 PM PDT

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      •  yeah, but it's Rhode Island (2+ / 0-)
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        I hear the only Republicans there are Chafee's family, Laffey-Taffy's family, and a couple of lobsters off the coast.

        -2.75, -3.90 -- Please don't eat the moderates.

        by iCaroline on Tue Sep 12, 2006 at 06:12:59 PM PDT

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