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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 04:50 PM
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17. Wow
"Chafee, known for often disagreeing with the Republican Party leadership, says he did NOT cast his ballot for President George W. Bush in the 2004 election, instead choosing to write-in former president George H. W. Bush as a nod to the Republican Party of his father.<7> Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against the authorization of military force in Iraq in 2002. He has frequently criticized President Bush's record on the environment and he also expressed concern about the 2004 Republican platform and the direction of the party. He described the younger Bush's Presidency as "an agenda of energizing the far-right-wing base, which is divisive."<8> Soon thereafter, he rejected Democratic overtures to leave the Republican Party, after appeals from other Republican senators to remain in their caucus.<9>"

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  -Here's To You, Senator Chafee cali  Nov-09-06 04:36 PM   #0 
  - I agree - Lincoln Chaffee is a good man...  Cooley Hurd   Nov-09-06 04:39 PM   #1 
  - he has had his moments  Supersedeas   Nov-09-06 05:02 PM   #24 
  - This is definitely a man we need in public service.  aquart   Nov-09-06 04:39 PM   #2 
  - I wish he had taken the route of Jim Jeffords.  terrya   Nov-09-06 04:39 PM   #3 
  - I had heard on our local radio that he was planning on doing  DODI   Nov-09-06 04:42 PM   #10 
  - K&R  williesgirl   Nov-09-06 04:39 PM   #4 
  - I second that...  Stand and Fight   Nov-09-06 04:40 PM   #5 
  - The reason he didn't do it was out of loyalty to the Rhode Island Republican Party  MADem   Nov-09-06 04:41 PM   #6 
  - I think he believes in changing the party from the inside  lukasahero   Nov-10-06 08:18 AM   #57 
     - You're not gonna take any heat from me!!!  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:13 AM   #59 
        - I wasn't expecting it from you :)  lukasahero   Nov-10-06 09:30 AM   #65 
           - Howdy neighbor...  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:39 AM   #68 
              - Good analysis on Mittens  lukasahero   Nov-10-06 10:05 AM   #70 
  - I should be so lucky as to have just one  dogday   Nov-09-06 04:41 PM   #7 
  - Yes, one of the good ones on their side (though he's not really one of those  bunny planet   Nov-09-06 04:41 PM   #8 
  - The only Republican to vote against the Iraq War Resolution...  Dob Bole   Nov-09-06 04:42 PM   #9 
  - Maybe he'll run for an open house seat as an indy somewhere along the lines? n/t  Tiggeroshii   Nov-09-06 04:43 PM   #11 
  - Ya never go 'down''s kind of an unspoken rule. The progression generally  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:17 AM   #61 
  - his character shows on his face  grasswire   Nov-09-06 04:43 PM   # 
  - I totally agree......  tpsbmam   Nov-09-06 04:43 PM   #12 
  - possibly even as UN ambassador -n/t  lapfog_1   Nov-09-06 04:44 PM   #13 
  - Too bad about Lincoln....  Old and In the Way   Nov-09-06 04:46 PM   #14 
  - I felt so sad that he lost  renate   Nov-09-06 04:49 PM   #15 
  - It gave us the Senate  theboss   Nov-10-06 09:14 AM   #60 
     - GEEZ. No one is "upset" that Chaffee lost. Have you no capacity for NUANCE?  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:24 AM   #62 
  - He never voted with the Dems when we needed him the most.  sandrakae   Nov-09-06 04:49 PM   #16 
  - If you can't see that Lincoln Chafee  cali   Nov-09-06 04:52 PM   #18 
  - I did not say he was not honorable.  sandrakae   Nov-09-06 04:59 PM   #21 
     - He did not  cali   Nov-09-06 05:04 PM   #27 
     - He voted with the Republicans  Chico Man   Nov-09-06 08:46 PM   #45 
     - Chafee was to the left of democrats Landrieu and Nelson.  DesertedRose   Nov-09-06 05:07 PM   #33 
     - .  Hav   Nov-09-06 05:09 PM   # 
        - Check the Wiki link below  DesertedRose   Nov-09-06 05:16 PM   #37 
           - .  Hav   Nov-09-06 05:29 PM   #41 
           - when you're talking about control of the senate, "name" matters  tomp   Nov-10-06 12:41 AM   #49 
  - Please. He was a better dem than some Dems.  mondo joe   Nov-09-06 09:12 PM   #47 
  - Well, that's not true. He voted against ALITO, which is more than some Dems can say.  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:26 AM   #63 
  - Wow  DesertedRose   Nov-09-06 04:50 PM   #17 
  - .  Hav   Nov-09-06 05:12 PM   #35 
  - I agree with that.  ronnykmarshall   Nov-09-06 04:54 PM   #19 
  - thank you cali for this thread. i agree. he was one of the few republicans  seabeyond   Nov-09-06 04:56 PM   #20 
  - I agree with you 100%  danalytical   Nov-09-06 05:02 PM   #25 
     - shays another one. when asked, i say there are two repubs i like  seabeyond   Nov-09-06 05:06 PM   #31 
     - Especially when HE was a conscientious objector. That offends me, frankly. NT  MADem   Nov-10-06 09:27 AM   #64 
  - I second that...Kick&Rec'd  AlamoDemoc   Nov-09-06 05:01 PM   #22 
  - I respect Chaffee BUT WE HAVE A DEM IN HIS SEAT NOW!  dbaker41   Nov-09-06 05:02 PM   #23 
  - Maybe president Gore will give him a cabinet spot.  SnowGoose   Nov-09-06 05:04 PM   #26 
  - Can we trade a Chafee for a Corker ?  Catchawave   Nov-09-06 05:05 PM   #28 
  - I'd definitely second that trade.  DesertedRose   Nov-09-06 05:06 PM   #30 
  - He's a good man unlike most Repukes in power  mvd   Nov-09-06 05:06 PM   #29 
  - update on Chafee  Neecy   Nov-09-06 05:07 PM   #32 
  - Good  mvd   Nov-09-06 05:09 PM   #34 
  - One of a kind. Hope he leaves the GOP for good and runs for office again.  Zambero   Nov-09-06 05:13 PM   #36 
  - Come on over, Mr. Chaffee!  Withywindle   Nov-09-06 05:17 PM   # 
  - Drinks are on me, Link.  Blue-Jay   Nov-09-06 05:17 PM   #38 
  - I think he should have known in 2k  fujiyama   Nov-09-06 05:18 PM   #39 
  - I'll drink to that  wryter2000   Nov-09-06 05:21 PM   #40 
  - Agreed, K&R, its ashame we had to kick out one of the good ones  Dragonbreathp9d   Nov-09-06 07:51 PM   #42 
  - He was one of the good ones!  GoPsUx   Nov-09-06 07:54 PM   #43 
  - Then why did he run?  last1standing   Nov-10-06 03:40 AM   #55 
  - What an appropriate name he has.  MrsGrumpy   Nov-09-06 08:06 PM   #44 
  - I think Lincoln Chafee would make a great appointment...  roamer65   Nov-09-06 09:10 PM   #46 
  - ttt  Blue_Tires   Nov-09-06 09:33 PM   #48 
  - He is one of the good ones.  pirhana   Nov-10-06 01:35 AM   #50 
  - He should have become a Democrat.  nsd   Nov-10-06 02:04 AM   #51 
  - If He switched to Dem just before an election  demwing   Nov-10-06 03:14 AM   #53 
  - I like Chafee  Jennicut   Nov-10-06 02:48 AM   #52 
  - A Decent Man  REP   Nov-10-06 03:15 AM   #54 
  - This thread should be sent to him.  Artiechoke   Nov-10-06 03:45 AM   #56 
  - Chaffee's a standup guy and I wish him success in the future.  oasis   Nov-10-06 08:35 AM   #58 
  - I kind of feel sorry for him, even though his seat put us in power ...  Akoto   Nov-10-06 09:33 AM   #66 
  - I Really Like Lincoln Chafee  Hidden Stillness   Nov-10-06 09:38 AM   #67 
  - Could have been a contender. Like Jeffords. His timing sucks.  robbedvoter   Nov-10-06 09:42 AM   #69 
  - Chafee is a hero.  Vidar   Nov-10-06 10:40 AM   #71 
  - When John Breaux was still in the Senate  Hippo_Tron   Nov-10-06 10:54 AM   #72 
  - K&R/nt  nam78_two   Nov-10-06 01:30 PM   #73 
  - As I wrote in another thread.  Auntie Bush   Nov-10-06 01:45 PM   #74 
  - Yeah, I'm kind of sorry to see him go  Time for change   Nov-10-06 04:24 PM   #75 

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