NRSC Delete’s Anti-Chafee Comments
I recently posted about the angry comments being expressed by conservative Republicans in the “comments” section of an anti-Laffey story that was promoted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee on behalf of Sen. Chafee. Apparently, rather than deal head-on with discontent being expressed by their conservative base, the NRSC has instead “bravely” decided to remove the original story and the 100+ anti-Chafee comments associated with it. (Thanks to commenter “ballottra” for the heads up).
The original story was released around Dec. 19 (if memory serves) and now it is gone from the list of news releases. It seems it is the only such story removed. Thankfully, I have preserved a few of the comments in post I mentioned before.
However, the NRSCs attempt to CENSOR the legitimate grievences of GOP members concerned with the NRSCs actions in the Laffey/Chafee race were poorly implemented. Though the story and old comments are gone, new comments can still be be made here. I respectfully request that conservatives do so. I wouldn’t be surprised if the NRSC eventually figures it out and takes even this meager avenue of protest away. If so, we will have to come up with another way to convey our displeasure.
Finally, a question: Does the NRSC actually believe it willl be able to issue pro-Chafee press releases with an open comments section without getting anti-Chafee comments?
For what it’s worth, here are a couple stories being promoted on the NRSC website concerning the RI Senate race that seem appropriate venues for commentary…
R.I. mayor defies GOP in Senate bid
GOP Leaders Rally Around Chafee