Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Former GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee to attend Dem Convention
Yahoo! News ^ | 8/17/12 | Liz Goodwin - The Ticket

Posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee will attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, WPRI reports.

Chafee is now the independent governor of liberal Rhode Island, and has been drifting away from the Republican Party since at least 2006, when he lost his re-election bid for the Senate. (In 2004, he withdrew his support for President George W. Bush's re-election.) Chafee backed President Barack Obama's 2008 run, and is a co-chair for his campaign.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: convention; laurabushfail; lincolnchafee; obama

1 posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Wrong state referenced in keywords - Rhode Island not Connecticut


2 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

No surprise here, surprise will be if some other alleged GOP’ers don’t join him in Charlotte.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Chafee = Romney

Two peas in a pod.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

Plenty like him still running the Republican Party.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 3:37:53 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

I’d have been surprised if he didn’t. Chafee wasn’t a Republican even when he was.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 08/17/2012 3:38:30 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

They can have that senile immoral, probably GAY old geezer......GOOD RIDDANCE.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

get real.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

For the name shock, I expect appearances by Ron Reagan (Junior) and his sister Patti Davis. Their seduction by the “dark side” is a matter of long standing, but the MSM will enjoy a few headlines.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

Yep. the merging of the parties is nearly complete.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 3:42:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
If Lincoln Chafee is the kind of "prominent Republican" who will address the 'rat convention, that's just pathetic!
11 posted on 08/17/2012 3:43:08 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy
“Romney is hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns,” says Tampa foe

I'm trying to "get real".

I say vote for "NEITHER".

12 posted on 08/17/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

ThX! oops. correction on the way.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: izzatzo
No surprise here, surprise will be if some other alleged GOP’ers don’t join him in Charlotte.

They'll need to recruit a whole whorde of RINOs like Chaffee and Huntsman to make up for the mass defection of card carrying lemmings, I mean card carrying 'Rats.

14 posted on 08/17/2012 3:57:43 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

A POS then; A POS now!


15 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:13 PM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow. Make space in Kenya!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

>> I say vote for “NEITHER”.

A vote for neither is a vote for Obama.

Here’s a little exercise for ya. Google “romney stericycle”, and look at the list of purveyors of this trash:

*** Democratic Underground
*** Mother Jones
*** Huffington Post
*** Salon

... and those are just in the FIRST PAGE of links.

Seriously now, Mr. Purebred Conservative Stud, how does it feel to be getting your “conservative” talking points from the likes of THOSE garbage scows? Pretty good?


16 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: donna

WHAT A TRUE STATEMENT....The big tenter’s and their wish to screw the real taxpayers into the wall.... For example, Rove Crystal and the like...


17 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick

Is the Romney Stericycle story true or not?


18 posted on 08/17/2012 4:06:11 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

There is no way Lincoln Chafee would’ve nominated Paul Ryan to do anything. To Chafee ... Ryan is the villain.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 08/17/2012 4:06:15 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick
A vote for neither is a vote for Obama.

"Wrong! But thanks for playing! Johnny, tell him what his take-home gifts are!"

20 posted on 08/17/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

>> Is the Romney Stericycle story true or not?

NOT TRUE — at least not the way you, DU, HuffingtonPost, Mother Jones, and Salon peddle it.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 4:08:51 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

...and he hates puppies! (/s)


22 posted on 08/17/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, I’m sure it’s wrong in the fever swamps of your tiny RDS mind.

In the REAL world where I live, though — here among people who can observe, think, and count — it’s not only right, but obvious.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 4:12:36 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
Wrong state referenced in keywords - Rhode Island not Connecticut

No problem - we can smell the stench across the border from RI...

24 posted on 08/17/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick
In the REAL world where I live, though — here among people who can observe, think, and count — it’s not only right, but obvious.

"Oh, my goodness, Nervous Tick, where should I start? On second thought, I'm not going to start. That ludicrous, inane, moronic proposition of yours has been refuted so often here on FreeRepublic, I'll give you an assignment: go back, OK? Look through past posts; and, try to educate yourself. Open your mind, Nervous Tick! Learn things! Be educated! Expand your horizons!"


25 posted on 08/17/2012 4:18:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

This is why we should purge all the rinos from the republican party. John Chafee was a rino. Jodi Rell was a rino. When John Chafee died, Rell appointed his son to the seat. He’s now speaking at the democrat convention. Because all moderate republicans are democrats.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 4:18:32 PM PDT by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Lancelot Linc makes Biden look like a Rhodes Scholar.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 4:21:05 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms a person from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

A really well done HTML post, properly set off in paragraphs, showing that you know how to use italic and bold tags. And even a PICTURE! (Irrelevant though it is.) I’d give you a B+ for technical skills and appearance.

Contentwise, it’s a little lacking.

We can strip off the unnecessary crap and (besides the ad hominem) we’re left with really only a short sentence that means anything at all:

“That...proposition of yours has been refuted so often here on FreeRepublic...”

Well, no, actually it hasn’t. Not for those of us who don’t live in your fevered mind, anyhoo.

While we’re on the subject of handing out assignments and educating ourselves, here’s one for you, sport. Read the following link on “Logical Fallacies”, and report back which fallacy your statement represents, m’kay?

http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html

Hint: it’s not “Argumentum Ad Hominem”, although all the REST of your drivel is certainly that.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Is that old RINO Chaffee still alive? And, he's going to the Dem convention? I'm SHOCKED! SHOCKED!!
29 posted on 08/17/2012 4:31:55 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick
It is truly sad, ladies and gentlemen, when a fellow Freeper refuses to heed the warnings of the Prophet Jeremiah (5:21).

Good luck, Nervous Tick! May you find whatever it is you are seeking!

30 posted on 08/17/2012 4:32:52 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick
A vote for neither is a vote for Obama.

OK, so I go into the voting booth and don't vote for Romney, so Obama gets 1 vote.

The guy behind me, who hasn't bathed for a couple of weeks, obviously a Liberal, is next. He doesn't vote for Romney either, so that's ANOTHER vote for Obama.

Now Obama has a total of 2 votes.

THEN, he actually votes for Obama!

Now Obama has a total of 3 votes?

Now I'm beginning to understand how Obama got 54% of the votes in 08.

31 posted on 08/17/2012 4:33:37 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Balding_Eagle

>> Now I’m beginning to understand how Obama got 54% of the votes in 08.

After reading your loopy explanation, so am I.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 4:41:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Rinos shed their skin just like any other cold-blooded reptile.


33 posted on 08/17/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

>> Good luck, Nervous Tick! May you find whatever it is you are seeking!

Thanks for the well wishes! I’m seeking an end to a four-year nightmare named Obama. I am confident that I’ll find it in November, helped along by lots and lots of folks who love America and gather together behind the (R) candidate and vote the blue-lipped Kenyan bastard out.

I wish you’d join us but it looks like you have other plans that day.

FRegards


34 posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick

‘A vote for neither is a vote for Obama’ by Nervous tick.

Since you don’t like the logical extension of that statement, offer your own.


35 posted on 08/17/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Link the dink defines RINO’S.


36 posted on 08/17/2012 4:58:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fishtank

There are definite similarities. Chafee and Romney both come from establishment Republican dynasties whose constituents have been disappearing. They both had to find a way to adapt if they wanted to keep their family political businesses alive.

Romney tried to pull the “I can be as liberal as any Democrat” routine a few years before Chafee did, and he found out it was not a winning strategy, losing office just like Chafee would later. Romney didn’t go independent, or toy around with switching parties like Chafee though. Instead, he decided to try to jump to the national level of Republican politics, where he didn’t need to worry about a shrinking pool of Republican voters.

Romney has arguably picked the more successful strategy, but I don’t doubt that he would be right there beside Chafee at the Democrat convention, if he had thought that was the more politically expedient move.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 4:59:21 PM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: All

Wonder when the “Maine wonder twins” (Snowe and Collins) will be joining?


38 posted on 08/17/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by Kolath
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Sooth2222

If he’s prominent for anything, it’s because he’s well known for being universally hated by most people in the Republican party. It’s about as sensible as calling Martin Luther a prominent Catholic clergyman.


39 posted on 08/17/2012 5:03:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Calusa

It’s about time the deceiptful Democrat joined his party and stopped his corrupting and scaming the political process.


40 posted on 08/17/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Balding_Eagle

It’s not a semantic game; it presumes an audience composed of rational conservatives who dislike the current president and deeply desire to replace him.

There are three components of that presumption:
** rational
** conservative
** hate Obama.

With the RDS crowd here on FR, one, two, or all three of those presumptions may not apply.


41 posted on 08/17/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick

OK, so how does all that turn someone who doesn’t go into the voting booth voting for Obmama?

And does that vote for Obama just include people who normally vote, or does that include everyone of voting age who doesn’t vote in November?


42 posted on 08/17/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21626048@N00/220542627/


43 posted on 08/17/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Balding_Eagle

You mean, a rational conservative who hates Obama and ordinarily would vote against him because it’s in his best interest to get rid of him? That’s what I said my premise is. I don’t give a rats ass about losers or pets or what have you. Just rational conservatives who hate Obama. Like I thought inhabited this forum.

If that guy doesn’t vote, or votes for a sure loser as a “protest” vote, then the serious challenger to Obama — the one that might actually remove him — gets one less vote.

One LESS vote for candidate A in a two-candidate race is mathematically exactly the same as one MORE vote for candidate B.

And don’t kid yourself — this IS a two candidate race.

I don’t even know why I’m bothering to explain this — you and the others going down this “logical” rathole already know the answwer, you are just engaging in sophism.

If you don’t know what sophism is, look it up.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 5:40:28 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick
One LESS vote for candidate A in a two-candidate race is mathematically exactly the same as one MORE vote for candidate B.

Does that 'one less vote' include all eligble voters?

The answer can be short, using only two, or maybe three letters of the alphabet.

45 posted on 08/17/2012 6:08:27 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Not much surprise here. Benedict Arnold relocated to England after the hostilities, if I recall correctly. What’s the diff?


46 posted on 08/17/2012 6:42:55 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinnatus.45-70

Oh, wait! I can answer my own question. Benedict Arnold at first served his country well and was a military leader at the Battle of Saratoga. At least he was good for something at one time.

Lincoln Chafee has always been good for nothing.


47 posted on 08/17/2012 6:46:43 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Chaffee can do a musical number with Jim Jeffords.


48 posted on 08/17/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Balding_Eagle

Read for meaning, Eagle. I have posted enough that if you do so, you’ll know clearly where I am coming from.

You’re not an idiot, far from it. I know that for a fact; I’ve had pleasant and stimulating discussions with you here, although it’s been a while. As I recall, you’re not only thoughtful, but you’ve also been around the block a time or two. And I have learned from you, and I appreciate that.

If memory serves, you’re a farmer or rancher by trade — correct?

Please read — at your leisure — the following.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophism

If you’re still interested in exploring this rathole after that, by all means let me know, and we’ll do so. If I’m correct in my guesses, I think you’re doing yourself a disservice by joining the RDS brigade.

FRegards


49 posted on 08/17/2012 7:33:32 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Nervous Tick

This has nothing to do with RDS, it has to do with the idea that simply not voting for someone (candidate A) is the same as casting a vote for candidate B.

That is simply false, as I demonstrated in my first post to you.

Not voting for candidate A is just that, he gets zero votes. So does candidate B.

To be redundant; If the guy behind me, in my example, goes into the booth and doesn’t vote for candidate A, candidate B doesn’t automatically get a vote in his column.

I further demonstrated the false emotional argument you presented by saying that my imaginary voter later did, in fact, cast a vote for candidate B.

When he leaves the booth, candidate Bs’ count goes up by 1 vote, not 2, and candidate As’ count remains unchanged.

Naturally, if that happens enough, the election will go in Bs’ favor, but not because the voters all voted for B, but rather because A did not get enough votes.


50 posted on 08/18/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson