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Attack Website Launched vs. Chafee

Monday, May 10, 2010

 

With full knowledge that the Patrick Lynch and Frank Caprio Democratic Primary on September 14th will produce a bruised and bloody Democratic nominee for Governor, the Democratic Governor's Association is going on the offensive.

Meet SenatorChafee.com and ChafeesTaxPlan.com - the DGA's newest attack websites against Linc Chafee.  They even have an affiliated Facebook and Twitter page as well.

The websites are, well, not so subtle.

On the Facebook page under "Activities," it lists the following: "Constructing plans to specifically tax amputee veterans, the blind, gas, oil, electricity, nursing homes, textbooks, school meals, renewable energy products, food, and pollution control facilities."

And, on SenatorChafee.com, the site sells its 2006 narrative (Chafee = Bush = Republican) but adds a new twist:

Lincoln Chafee is a conservative policy maker who voted in line with the Bush Administration 76% of the time. He advocated for, and voted in favor of, big business and corporations. 

Those votes are a big reason why Rhode Island is facing financial hardship in the first place, and now he wants middle-class, disabled and visually impaired Rhode Islanders to empty their pocketbooks to fill the budget deficit?

And the twist.  He's a "tax and spend" Republican!

Senator Chafee wants Rhode Island taxpayers to fix the state's budget deficit with a wide-ranging tax on previously untaxed items like textbooks, school meals, heating fuel, and, shockingly, the equipment that amputee veterans need to operate a car. 

Call Lincoln Chafee at (401) 456-0003, and tell him to drop his proposed tax plan. Rhode Island is already paying the price for his votes as Senator. Help spread the word and use the form on the right to tell a friend.

Time will tell whether these attacks will scratch away at the consistent 35% that Chafee has been polling.  Note: in a 4-way general election (Democrat, Republican, Moderate and Independent), 35% could very well be the winning number.

 

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Comments:

Wow, what a harsh equation.

Comment #1 by LeeAnn Chen on 2010 05 08

In general I'd say this is a waste of money by the Dems... they give Chafee credibility as the front runner - something they might want to think twice about.

These shallow, hollow and tasteless attempts to bash candidates also fall flat with voters... and only political insiders are apt to actually visit their website

That being said - Mr. Chafee - when even the DEMOCRATS are attacking you for being too tax happy, you need to take a step back and reassess.

RI needs jobs. That means RI needs businesses. I don't care how beautiful our beaches are - unless we lower taxes for businesses that create jobs, we will have no businesses and no jobs.

The candidate I vote for will offer a plan to generate revenue through job creation - not higher taxes.

Comment #2 by Swamp Yankee on 2010 05 11




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