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About Those “Republicans”

Former “Republican” U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island has decided to forego his “independent” label and become a member of the Democratic Party – further evidence of the meaningless of partisan labels in modern day American governance. Chafee’s decision comes as he seeks a second term as governor of…

Former “Republican” U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island has decided to forego his “independent” label and become a member of the Democratic Party – further evidence of the meaningless of partisan labels in modern day American governance.

Chafee’s decision comes as he seeks a second term as governor of Rhode Island despite abysmally low approval ratings. How low? A recent Brown University poll found only 25.5 Rhode Islanders approving of his job performance.

Ouch …

A two-time supporter of U.S. President Barack Obama, Chafee consistently voted against tax cuts at the federal level (including income tax relief and the elimination of the death tax). He also consistently voted in favor of new government spending – and is an adamant opponent of parental choice at all levels of government.

Topping it all off, Chafee is rabidly anti-gun and refers to Christmas Trees as “holiday trees.”

Seriously …

Here’s the question: Why did Republicans ever let this guy in their party in the first place?

That’s the fundamental problem here: “Republicans” are – with a few exceptions – virtually indistinguishable to Democrats, and have been for some time. Lincoln Chafee is merely the latest in a long line of reminders of that painful fact.

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23 comments

shifty henry May 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

GrandTango may replace Abe’s face with the one above — it would make more sense to the rest of us…………..

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GrandTango May 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Add yourself to the list of Idiots who can only be interesting by saying something stupid and incorrect about me…
Are intellect and honesty so rare, that I’m one of the very few who possess it?

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shifty henry May 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Simran is waiting to have a séance with you.

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9" May 30, 2013 at 12:53 am

There’s just something about you that makes me wanna call you,’Bubba’..

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PattiAnn May 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

OMG. That’s the funniest thing I’ve read on this site in along time. Thanks 9″.

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dwb619 May 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

P;ease don’t debase “Bubba”.

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shifty henry May 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

GrandTango may replace Abe’s face with the one above — it would make more sense to the rest of us…………..

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GrandTango May 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Very, Very Similar to FITS. Claims to be responsible, but his actions betray his talk.
FITS, you should be avoiding this development like you would a Managing Editor at a real news outlet.
This makes FITS look BAD…and draws attention to how FAKE you are…

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Frank Pytel May 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

DAMN. Only “25.5 Rhode Islanders” approve. That’s fracking low SIC. Yo sho about dat number son.

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Frank Pytel May 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

DAMN. Only “25.5 Rhode Islanders” approve. That’s fracking low SIC. Yo sho about dat number son.

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Smirks May 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

refers to Christmas Trees as “holiday trees.”

Is that really such a big deal? I mean, I get the anti-gun, anti-spending cuts stuff, but holiday trees?

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Smirks May 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

refers to Christmas Trees as “holiday trees.”

Is that really such a big deal? I mean, I get the anti-gun, anti-spending cuts stuff, but holiday trees?

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Richard E. Nixon May 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Since you arent a Republican,why do you care who they “let in their party?”When one becomes a “Republican” what does one do?Apply for membership and be “screened” by “non Republicans” like Fits(hahaha!).Since the number of Americans who call themselves “Republicans” continues to decline,perhaps the “membership committee” may have to take a look at their “standards?”

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Richard E. Nixon May 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Since you arent a Republican,why do you care who they “let in their party?”When one becomes a “Republican” what does one do?Apply for membership and be “screened” by “non Republicans” like Fits(hahaha!).Since the number of Americans who call themselves “Republicans” continues to decline,perhaps the “membership committee” may have to take a look at their “standards?”

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jimlewisowb May 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

“recent Brown University poll found only 25.5 Rhode Islanders approving of his job performance’

Always nice to wake up from an afternooner

Didn’t know there were 25 full sized and 1 dwarf people still living in Rhode Island

Been there, damn place is beyond cold

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jimlewisowb May 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

“recent Brown University poll found only 25.5 Rhode Islanders approving of his job performance’

Always nice to wake up from an afternooner

Didn’t know there were 25 full sized and 1 dwarf people still living in Rhode Island

Been there, damn place is beyond cold

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GrandTango May 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm

FITS and Chaffee, are VERY similar…

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dwb619 May 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Damn, big idio”T”, mama take all the kuss keys off your keyboard before she went to work?

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