Atlas readers know I am on a crusade (oh nooooooo) to ride the Republican party of RINOs (Republicans in name only.)
Club for Growth ha sa new ad here to rid Rhode Island of one of the worst RINO offenders, Lincoln Chaffee - who deserved to get kicked out on his ass after bolting Bolton confirmation. He's the village idiot, dog catcher is too good for this fool.
The ad explains Senator Lincoln Chafee's support for high taxes, his sponsorship of $48 billion more in government spending, and his votes for wasteful spending, including the "Bridge to Nowhere" boondoggle in Alaska. It calls on Rhode Islanders to tell Chafee that he's just too liberal with their taxes.
Rhode Island, do your homework.
Chafee's crimes of betrayal don't end there;
CALIFORNIA YANKEE: Chafee Will Vote Against Alito
Save The GOP » RINO Hunting: Lincoln Chafee
The Key Monk: Chafee'ing at the RINO
HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE - Let's Go RINO Hunting by Chuck Muth
USATODAY.com - Sen. Chafee considers leaving GOP
Reconcilable Differences on National Review Online
UPDATE: April 27th from John Fund Opinon Journal (Paid subscription only)
Mr. Chafee is trying to encourage Democrats to reregister as independents, which would allow them to vote in the party primary of their choosing. "It doesn't take very many independents, maybe 10,000 to 15,000, to really make a difference," Darrell West, a Brown University pollster told the Providence Journal.
Indeed, Stephanie Chafee, the senator's wife, went so far as to send out an e-mail this week in which she tells registered Democrats: "I am strongly encouraging you to disaffiliate and to become an unaffiliated voter." Her pitch isn't exactly designed to comfort most Republican hearts: "Linc's centrist views are good for Rhode Island. They allow him to work with colleagues in a bipartisan manner to ensure that our state receives its fair share of federal funding, to expand access to health care and education, and to safeguard our beautiful forests and coastlines."
While Mr. Chafee's ploy is certainly within the boundaries of a tough political contest, Republicans should ask themselves if they really want a U.S. Senator who thinks he can only remain in office by inviting Democrats to crash a Republican primary.