Skip to comments.Lincoln Chaffee -- Gutless Wonder RINO to Oppose Nuke Option!
Posted on 05/17/2005 5:41:19 AM PDT by CWW
"Chafee breaks with party on upcoming filibuster vote; The senator says he'll oppose changing procedure to cut off debate if a compromise can't be reached on judicial nominees"
Wow, Big Surprise Here -- NOT!
Oh, and get this, the Democratic Underground advertised a Meet & Greet with Chafee held in Wakefield on May 4.
Pubbies better run someone against this RAT!
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
170 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
320 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Get a grip.
RI is 80% Democrat. Chafee is the best the GOP will ever have from that state.
Call the number today!
I know. R.I. is very Blue, and we're probably stcuk with Chafee for a long time. But the other Republicans and the Whitehouse can withhold favors from RINO Chafee and R.I.!
I have to agree with you. Frankly, I'm not sure it's really in our best interest to change the rules now anyway. Make the Dems do a real filibuster first. See if they can justify their behavior to the American people. If there is enough public pressure, they'll cave, and there will be no need to change the rules.
If not, then we can change the rules.
Tthe ones that I expect to vote against it are Chafee, Snowe, Collins, and McCainiac.
I think McCain and Chaffee are givens, and Snowe is all-but a given against restoring Constitutional order to the Seante, regarding voting on nominees. Collins is iffy too. GOP leadership would "permit" one more to vote for status quo with no repurcussions from the national party.
2006: Old Guard GOP Eunuch season is open! No bag limit, no size limit, all methods authorized.
Hugh Hewitt has said that, if Chafee bolts for this, he will give and advocate giving money to whichever Dem runs against him. I think he said that'd be the first time in his life.
When does this show start? Today?
Gotta make sure I have plenty of snacks on hand.
First needs to get this done in the next 24 hours before more "Profiles in Moderation" RINOs happen.
"I know. R.I. is very Blue"
Rhode Island is a classic "People's Republic"; I know this from experience. RI does occasionally elect Republicans, but they are of the squishy "purple" variety. Classic RINOs (like Linc's dad, the legendary John Chaffee). Conservatives couldn't get elected animal control officer in Rhode Island.
Lincoln Chaffee - slithering through his father's treadmarks.
this is why you don't let children take over for the family without first some proof they can do a job.
The DEMs have successfully used Senate rules to implement delaying tactics to prevent a measure from being voted on. By the Senate's definition of "filibuster," the DEMs have mounted a "real filibuster."
filibuster - Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.If you mean "make them talk," I am a stick-in-the-mud who, even after searching for several hours, including Riddick's Senate Procedure, can't find the "talk or vote" rule. The fact that many Senators have taken to the floor doesn't mean they can be forced to.
Nice turn of phrase.
They might cave UNTIL the Supreme Court comes open and then they would lose their political base if they caved.
I don't think we got the votes... or the right players to win this game folks!
Sheldon Whitehouse, former dem AG, is rumoured to be running against Chafee in 06.
He's a damned, worthless commie, but he'll be less of a commie scum than the Senator from Virginia, Linc Chafee.
More likely to vote with the pubs than stinkin Lincoln.
I believe we have the votes or Frist wouldn't be bringing it up for a vote. I'll bet there have been a lot of backroom promising and arm twisting going on in the Senate.
"Spector is just 'dying' to fold too"
Hope he is not literally dying, but he is sick at the moment. Someone on McLaughlin group (the WWF of talking head shows, I know) predicted that Spector will resign and Gov. Rendell (D) will appoint Bob Casey, Jr. (Dem. state treasurer and son of a very good Democrat Governor) to Spector's seat. This would be good news for Santorum; polls have Casey Jr. clobbering Ricko in a senate race, of course the election is not for another year or more.
I do emailing. What happens when you call?... I suppose you have to wait a while... if they pick up at all? And when they pick up, what happens? Do they ask for your Name and address? How long does the whole call last?
If the Dems cave now, they will lose some of their political base. And that will make it easier to get the Supreme Court nominee appointed. We should not change the rules until we've exhausted the alternatives. That's why I say make them do an actual filibuster.
Have you seen the Bush commercials about the judges on TV? Very good commercials. You can't really argue against it. I think the Dems have the short straw on this, and it's just a matter of pushing them to the wall. They'll cave, and if they don't then they will pay a very dear price at the polls.
The closing of the Groton, CT Sub Base could be influential in RI, as it is very close to the border. The closing of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine is also likely to influence the Maine RINOs. At least that is how I see it. Those facilities can still be saved, as the decisions are not final.
All congresscritters in Rhode Island ignore your calls, letters and emails. Even those who live in Virginia, like Chafee.
However, I call all four of them every week, just to annoy them.
His father was decent. The son is a putz.
If Chaffe doesn't pussy-foot around like he's doing he'll get the boot. Seriously, Jack Reed is the senior senator from R.I. and even longtime senator John Chaffe began his career in the senate at a time when the Northeast was a lot more republican.
The fact that Chafee is opposing indicates that Frist already has enough votes to secure passage.
This is a good sign.
Somewhere I read that they can't do this, because it's not part of the Senate rules that were agreed to at the start of the session. To require a "real filibuster" would require putting that requirement in the rules at the start of the next session.
It would be better to change that rule than to change the filibuster rule.
John may have been better at public relations, and he may have come across as more intelligent, but Lincoln actually has the better voting record.
The American Conservative Union gives John Chafee a lifetime rating of 32. Lincoln has a 41.
Its changing Im telling you. It will take a while but its changing. Steve Laffey could have a chance against Chaffee.
I've had it with Chaffee. I called his office today and told them as a voting Republican that I will not be voting for him during the next election, and that I'd rather vote for a Democrat--at least I'd know what I'm getting. I also called Laffey's office and let them know that I'm essentially BEGGING him to run.
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