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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    From Republican to Independent and now to the Democratic Party


    R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, has notified senior Democratic officials that he intends to switch his registration to the Democratic Party before an expected tough re-election fight in 2014.

    The Democratic National Committee released a statement from President Barack Obama praising Chafee as an independent thinker and leader whos unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.

    Obama added, Im thrilled to welcome Linc to the party of Jefferson and Jackson, Roosevelt and Kennedy, and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead."

    I'm sure this boils down to campaign funding. The two party duopoly continues to dominates this country into submission.





    Chafee seem to be a fine fellow.

    The man knows something about work, he was a farrier for 7 years.

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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I think govenor Rick Scott of Florida or Tom Corbitt of Pennsylvania have worse approval ratings
    Have you checked recently? Nate silver just made a post about this. Scott and Corbett were both underwater, but chafee outpaced everyone at-39.
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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    From Republican to Independent and now to the Democratic Party


    R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, has notified senior Democratic officials that he intends to switch his registration to the Democratic Party before an expected tough re-election fight in 2014.

    The Democratic National Committee released a statement from President Barack Obama praising Chafee as an independent thinker and leader whos unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.

    Obama added, Im thrilled to welcome Linc to the party of Jefferson and Jackson, Roosevelt and Kennedy, and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead."

    I'm sure this boils down to campaign funding. The two party duopoly continues to dominates this country into submission.
    Or maybe Mr. Chafee is just a RINO and sides with government as the ruling power over the people while the tea party and liberty part continue to grow?

    Or maybe he is a slave to the elites in government and is just selling out for power (to keep his position).

    When it comes to politics there are only two answers.

    A) People can take care of themselves and live via a small local or state government.

    B) People need federal government or federal government intervention to live and dictate outcomes.

    If you subscribe to A) you're not a progressive.

    If you subscribe to B) you are a progressive.

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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Or maybe Mr. Chafee is just a RINO and sides with government as the ruling power over the people while the tea party and liberty part continue to grow?

    Or maybe he is a slave to the elites in government and is just selling out for power (to keep his position).

    When it comes to politics there are only two answers.

    A) People can take care of themselves and live via a small local or state government.

    B) People need federal government or federal government intervention to live and dictate outcomes.

    If you subscribe to A) you're not a progressive.

    If you subscribe to B) you are a progressive.
    If you ever wonder why people tend to ignore your posts... it's because of ridiculous generalizations pulled out of your butt like this one in attempts to try and classify people in your pre-built boxes that don't actually exist in the real world.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    When it comes to politics there are only two answers.

    A) People can take care of themselves and live via a small local or state government.

    B) People need federal government or federal government intervention to live and dictate outcomes.

    If you subscribe to A) you're not a progressive.

    If you subscribe to B) you are a progressive.
    Generally when people try and contract issues into two simple views with no gray area they are wrong. I believe this is one of those times.
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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat
    To quote Bogart when in Casablanca when he was told there was gambling going on, "I'm shocked"!!!!
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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'm sure this boils down to campaign funding. The two party duopoly continues to dominates this country into submission.
    agreed. the sad part is that even the partisan hacks hate their parties for the most part, and pretty much everyone hates the result. just check out the online echo chambers; the prevailing sentiment is usually witch hunt / ideological purity test.

    unfortunately, i don't see this changing any time soon.

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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    agreed. the sad part is that even the partisan hacks hate their parties for the most part, and pretty much everyone hates the result. just check out the online echo chambers; the prevailing sentiment is usually witch hunt / ideological purity test.

    unfortunately, i don't see this changing any time soon.
    By design.
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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    When you have lost Lincoln Chafee,it's all over.

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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake McHugh View Post
    When you have lost Lincoln Chafee,it's all over.
    Good one.....We never had him....
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