Against the tide : how a compliant Congress empowered a reckless president

Chafee, Lincoln D., 1953-

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  • Creator Lincoln Chafee
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.
  • Physical Details
    • x, 256 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780312383046, 0312383045
  • OCLC ocn191731609

Summary

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the first six years of the Bush Administration from one of the few Republican moderates in the Senate. When Senator Chafee (R-RI) went to Washington, he encountered a Republican Party drifting so far to the right it no longer stood for the mainstream principles that united Americans. Instead, under George W. Bush, the Party had fallen victim to extremism. In the face of this trend, Chafee stood fast as one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate, seeking to cut across partisan lines at the very time that they threatened to irrevocably divide the nation. Sometimes referred to by conservatives as a RINO (Republican in Name Only), Chafee turns the tables on the right and asks why it has enabled Bush Jr. to pull the GOP and the nation away from traditional principles of fiscal conservatism, respect for our environment, and aversion to foreign entanglements.--From publisher description.
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