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Jim Jeffords Was a Party of One
National Review Online, by John Fund

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/18/2014 3:32:35 PM

The man who turned over control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats by abandoning the GOP in 2001 died today at age 80. Former senator Jim Jeffords entered Vermont politics in the 1950s when it was the most rock-ribbed Republican state in the country. New residents gradually made it so liberal it now sends socialist Bernie Sanders to the Senate. But Jeffords himself didn’t change. He was always a liberal Republican who backed federal education spending and environmental regulation. When serving in the House, he was the only Republican to vote against President Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts in 1981.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gringolite, 8/18/2014 3:46:54 PM     (No. 9970789)

Corrected headline: "Jumpin" Jim Jeffords,alleged Republican,was a party of NONE.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/18/2014 3:58:53 PM     (No. 9970807)

Proving once again that only the good die young. Will not be missed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: govlawyer, 8/18/2014 4:10:58 PM     (No. 9970820)

My feelings for this guy are as cold as his body now is!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hpmatt, 8/18/2014 4:56:02 PM     (No. 9970861)

As Rush would say - has assumed room temperature....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 8/18/2014 4:56:51 PM     (No. 9970863)

Exactly the kind of guy the RINO´s will pour money down the drain for but won´t lift a finger to help Dan Bongino in MD.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/18/2014 5:40:13 PM     (No. 9970904)

"I´ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."

~~ Clarence Darrow (NOT Mark Twain as is commonly thought)

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