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AP) The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly and member of the Republican Central Committee says he has quit the GOP because he was embarrassed by South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's address to Congress on Sept. 9.

Wilson shouted "You lie," when President Obama said illegal immigrants would not receive benefits under his health care plan.

Ivan Marte tells The Providence Journal that Wilson's behavior was "shameful" and "uncivilized."

Marte says he has been disenchanted by the GOP since Gov. Don Carcieri ignored his advice concerning the 2008 executive order
cracking down on illegal immigration.

State party chairman Giovanni Cicione says Marte's contributions to the party were valued and he's disappointed by the resignation.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He sounds like a rino
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I keep seeing the word rhino, what does that mean?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Never heard of him

    Here we go with the RINO crap

    and Please say Colin Powell is next....
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:28 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Republican in Name Only = RINO

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:28 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Republican In Name Only (RINO)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Honestly, if this guy's intestinal fortitude is so weak that he would quit a whole party because of the actions of a few, that tells me that his constitution isn't as strong as it should have been. I don't find quitting an admirable quality. So instead of him backing his conservative values (if he had any to begin with), he will instead decide to step down from his post because of the actions of one in a million conservatives. He was weak to begin with. Good riddance.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Honestly, if this guy's intestinal fortitude is so weak that he would quit a whole party because of the actions of a few, that tells me that his constitution isn't as strong as it should have been. I don't find quitting an admirable quality. So instead of him backing his conservative values (if he had any to begin with), he will instead decide to step down from his post because of the actions of one in a million conservatives. He was weak to begin with. Good riddance.


    It isn't just a few and the party as a whole isn't the same anymore. That's why they are losing people in record numbers. The people leaving feel THEY are true republicans, and the party itself has been taken over by the Boehners and Wilsons of the party....The fringe is it the wheel

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:39 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Yep, another RINO, good riddance! We don't need people like that. What was his "issue" with 2008 executive order cracking down on illegal immigration? Does he think we should just allow illegals to come into our country and take over? He ought to love the Dem side then.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • It isn't just a few and the party as a whole isn't the same anymore


    Sweets, the same could be said for the Democrats. 30 years ago the party was very different than what you see today. The Dems of yesteryear are today's Moderates.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • That's why they are losing people in record numbers. The people leaving feel THEY are true republicans,


    And please define "record numbers".  Spector?  Who else has left for principled reasons (not scandal)?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

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