RI to Caprio: shove it

Admittedly, good news is scarce tonight, but it’s delightful to see the voters of Rhode Island tell Frank Caprio to take his rudeness toward the President and really shove it. Better yet, Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee, the most liberal candidate in the race, is – just barely – beating the Republican, and will apparently be the next governor.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

10 thoughts on “RI to Caprio: shove it”

  1. Last night was entirely due to Obama's failure to do the job. Being rude to the President seems to be the proper order of the day.

    Second worst President in 70 years.

  2. Rubbish. It's the President's job to support members of his party, no matter who he happens to be friendly with. Shame on Obama.

  3. Mrs. Bong is apparently unfamiliar with Caprio's positions on E-Verify (supported), same-sex marriage (put it on the ballot), and other issues that made him less liberal than Chafee.

  4. It shows how pathetic and out of touch modern day American liberalism is that bourgeois issues like "Gay marriage" trump issues like taxing the poor and unemplyed. Adopting a regressive tax system that resembles Alabama's is more acceptable than (the horror, the horror), of supporting civil unions instead of gay marriage.

  5. You're right, economic justice is far more important than bourgeois issues like economic justice for immigrants.

  6. I read you both with 100% comprehension. Your boutique "i'm on the side of Andrew Sullivan!" concerns trump worries about Chaffee's plutocratic worldview. Did you enjoy Newport this summer?

    And people wonder why Dems are no longer the party of the working man.

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