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

    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 who’s unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.”

    Obama added, “I’m 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.
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    Re: R.I. Gov. Chafee, an independent who was a Republican, plans to become a Democrat

    “I’m 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."

    Yeah Obama, Roosevelt fits, the rest DO NOT.
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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 who’s unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.”

    Obama added, “I’m 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.
    RI is a democrat state, so this insures he won't have to run in a primary. Cheap political stunt. Wonder what the people who thought they voted for an "independent" think of the switch.

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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 who’s unafraid to reach across party lines to get things done.”

    Obama added, “I’m 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.
    Bad news for the Democrats I think. By far the least popular governor in the country. If they don't primary him, I think the GOP has the advantage even in deep blue Rhode Island.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    “I’m 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."

    Yeah Obama, Roosevelt fits, the rest DO NOT.
    .... another ex-Republican that has been adrift since his party left him and the Dems caught up with his his positions. If Reagan were alive, he would be announcing his return to the Democratic party as well.

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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
    Obama added, “I’m 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."[/INDENT]
    Jefferson just rolled in his grave I'm sure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    RI is a democrat state, so this insures he won't have to run in a primary. Cheap political stunt. Wonder what the people who thought they voted for an "independent" think of the switch.

    That isn't true. Ask Arlen Specter.

    The news was hopping for a few weeks about the Democrats "big tent" that would allow Arlen Specter into their midst but failed to retract that load of hogwash when Specter failed to survive his first primary as a Democrat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    .... another ex-Republican that has been adrift since his party left him and the Dems caught up with his his positions. If Reagan were alive, he would be announcing his return to the Democratic party as well.
    But then that's because he'd still have Alzheimer's.

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

    Being governor is a Chafee family tradition, and it is much easier work than shoeing horses.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    But then that's because he'd still have Alzheimer's.
    Also he did a lot of things that would get him called a RINO.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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