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Cheney Resignation to help 2008

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    With the lousy candidates announced so far on both sides, (with the exception of the Congressman from Colorado and Senator from Kansas), would it help the republicans in 2008 for Cheney to resign and appoint a TRUE conservative VP that could take the nomination in 2008 and win. A true conservative, unlike Bush.
     
  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    Intriguing idea.

    I wonder if ya' can get cheney to go for it . . .

     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Yes, it may. But he would never appoint Tom Tancredo because Tom Tancredo has been shunned by the WH because of his firm stance on immigration. So count him out.

    Newt?

    SN, is that your original idea? It's a beaut. :thumbs:
     
  4. Baptist in Richmond

    Baptist in Richmond Active Member

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    Two things:
    1. VP Cheney is NOT going to resign.
    2. George W. Bush is NOT a "true conservative." There are several true conservatives on the board that will attest to this.

    Regards,
    BiR
     
  5. KenH

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    You left out the best exception of all - the Congressman from Texas.
     
  6. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    I think he meant someone who is a true conserative, different from Bush because Bush is not a true conservative. That's what I took it to mean anyway.
     
  7. Baptist in Richmond

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    Oops, guess I missed that. I am tired. In fact, why am I still awake? I have to go to bed so I can go to the early service.
    Have a great night, LadyEagle!

    God's Blessings to you and yours,
    BiR
     
  8. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    Important factor: legislative confirmation

    If the Dems saw this as a political stunt, they could prevent confirmation of any VP.
     
  9. Walguy

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    Ultimate nightmare scenario: 1) Cheney resigns; 2) Democrats hold up new VP confirmation indefinitely; 3) Something happens to Bush.

    Result: PRESIDENT PELOSI! :eek:
     
  10. snrsvdbygrc

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    As much as I hate to say it, I think because of the unpopularity of the war in our culture the dems will play that to the hilt and win the next election whether the Republicans have a true conservative or not. For that reason I do not think the Republicans will play their best card in the next election and will hold off and let the cyclical action of our society work and wait for the next go around to the play their best, unless of course the next President is so popular, as Clinton was before the Lewinsky issue.

    I can't remember the last true conservative this country has had. Reagan was not even a true conservative, as much as I liked him, he spent money we didn't have, no different from Johnson's spending on social programs, Bush is the same way. Clinton was much more conservative fiscally than Reagan and Bush put together, but it is easy when you don't defend the country against terrorism and you just watch the country get attacked over and over again and do nothing but watch it happen, while at the same time cut our own military to shreds. It all depends on what you define as conservative. One may have conservative values as far as family and tradition go, but fiscally could be more progressive and irresponsible than a socialist. Politicians in general have no clue how to cut the fat out of government because that is like taking money out of their pockets.
     
  11. KenH

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    That's why Ron Paul would be a great choice for the GOP. He voted against the invasion of Iraq; therefore, the Democrats could not use the Bush's failure in Iraq against him.
     
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    I think a lot of democrats might prefer Ron to Hillary. He's not merely conservative, but also libertarian. That would appeal to many democrats who are socially liberal, but otherwise conservative.
     
  13. Magnetic Poles

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    Cheney won't resign....he's Bush's insurance policy. Congress won't dare impeach Bush if Cheney would become POTUS.
     
  14. mcdirector

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    You are probably right MP, but I would love to see Cheney resign and someone put in the VP position who had a chance of being elected to pres. (A real conservative as has been mentioned.) Of course, the fact that I don't like anyone in politics right now severely limits my list of recommendations. :tongue3:
     
  15. Scarlett O.

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    Preach on, sister....preach on. :BangHead:

    I think you should run and I'll be your VP. :thumbs:
     
  16. mcdirector

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    There ya go! :tongue3:
     
  17. StefanM

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    I don't want anyone even remotely associated with the Bush administration.

    If someone replaced Cheney, I'd be less likely to vote for him/her.
     
  18. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    That is your right to vote as you please. I dont believe this country can take four more years of incompetent leadership, and the democrats running so far offer nothing.
     
  19. TomVols

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    stefan is right on both points. One, the Dems would have a media field-day, dragging any reputable Republican through the mud in the confirmation process. Second, no one with heavy ties to the Bush administration stands much of a chance right now. Third, Cheney resigning would be an admission of failure or be seen as a political stunt. Either way, it would backfire or would just be something that wouldn't be acceptable to the GOP right now.
     
  20. mcdirector

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    This is all true. I still wish there was a current national politician I liked. There is a pol in NC I feel favorable toward, but I might change my mind if he went national.
     
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