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The Cheney presidency (Boston Globe Dribble)
Boston Globe ^ | August 26, 2006 | Robert Kuttner

Posted on 08/26/2006 7:49:05 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA

The Cheney presidency By Robert Kuttner | August 26, 2006 GEORGE W. BUSH has been faulted in some quarters for taking an extended vacation while the Middle East festers. It doesn't much matter; the man running the country is Vice President Dick Cheney. Alerts When historians look back on the multiple assaults on our constitutional system of government in this era, Cheney's unprecedented role will come in for overdue notice. Cheney's shotgun mishap, when he accidentally sprayed his host with birdshot, has gotten more media attention than has his ...p>

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This hit piece stinks of Democratic failure and panic.
1 posted on 08/26/2006 7:49:07 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

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2 posted on 08/26/2006 7:50:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: GOPsterinMA

If this is true, shouldn't Helen Thomas be um...gone ?


3 posted on 08/26/2006 7:51:10 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: GOPsterinMA
I wonder if this is a subtle warning to the democRATs that if they plan to impeach GWB should they (Heaven forbid) gain the majority, that they will yield up President Cheney. Watch for the assault on the Veep to precede the assault on the President as visions of Speaker Pilosi dance in their heads.
4 posted on 08/26/2006 7:53:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: GOPsterinMA

I wish Cheney would run in '08.......they'd have brown shorts up and down the East Coast!!!!


5 posted on 08/26/2006 7:55:52 AM PDT by mo
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To: NonValueAdded

Why not? A few weeks ago, Ann Coulter said she hopes George W. is impeached, so we'll get a president who's a real conservative!


6 posted on 08/26/2006 7:56:03 AM PDT by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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To: mo
...they'd have brown shorts up and down the East Coast!!!!

Or at least... skid-marks.

7 posted on 08/26/2006 7:58:55 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: GOPsterinMA

"many commentators observed that Bush was the fellow with whom you would rather have a beer"

Except for the fact that he doesn't drink!

So let me get this straight: the press hates everything Bush has ever done, he's the most evil person ever, but wait ... we realize he's just a puppet, and now we're directing all of our anger at Cheney et al?


8 posted on 08/26/2006 7:59:25 AM PDT by Disturbin (Welcome to society -- morons with keys)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Cheney's ill health was just a smoke screen? And the reason we haven't seen too many leaders at the top of the GOP is because Cheney is planning to grab the GOP nomination in 2008?

Talk about panic -- the dems would drop dead of it.


9 posted on 08/26/2006 8:01:34 AM PDT by Disturbin (Welcome to society -- morons with keys)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Robert Kuttner. That this rabid hysteric font of unwashed hate speech still has a job is proof the Globe is nothing but a sad sick paradoy of a serious new organization.

Amazing how the Leftists, and RINOS, have vapors when an Ann Coulter says really minor things but day in and day out dozens and doze of Kuttner types spew their hate speech from the Left all over the country and not a word from the usual "moderates".

10 posted on 08/26/2006 8:03:01 AM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Elections are more important then the feelings of the POS Cons (Perpetually Offended Syndrome))
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To: NonValueAdded

"Watch for the assault on the Veep to precede the assault on the President as visions of Speaker Pilosi dance in their heads."

Nope, you always take down the driver before the passenger. SOP.

They will go after Cheney first. They will try it once again with Scooter Libby and Rove. If they can get Cheney, they will then try to get a RINO as the VP. Then they will go after Bush.

Sort of Nixonian.


11 posted on 08/26/2006 8:03:14 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("If you liked what Liberal Leadership did for Israel, you'll LOVE what it can do for America!")
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To: mo

"I wish Cheney would run in '08.......they'd have brown shorts up and down the East Coast!!!!"

No, they will have a code brown alert if Rumsfeld decided to run for POTUS.


12 posted on 08/26/2006 8:03:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("If you liked what Liberal Leadership did for Israel, you'll LOVE what it can do for America!")
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To: Berosus
A few weeks ago, Ann Coulter said she hopes George W. is impeached, so we'll get a president who's a real conservative!

And yet some on this site remain enamored of this peroxided prima donna.

13 posted on 08/26/2006 8:04:44 AM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Why even post such drivel?

Robert Kuttner is an economist, he doesn't have enough access to the WH to know what Cheney does during the day much less render an opinion on his influence.

He probably just got through watching "Bush's Brain" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" and felt like he was just as informed as the next average DUmmie.
14 posted on 08/26/2006 8:05:00 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Disturbin

I would too. While I really like and respect Dick, I don't think he could win. I think running him would give the demoncraps the White House.


15 posted on 08/26/2006 8:05:06 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: MNJohnnie

"Amazing how the Leftists, and RINOS, have vapors when an Ann Coulter says really minor things but day in and day out dozens and doze of Kuttner types spew their hate speech from the Left all over the country and not a word from the usual "moderates"."

As coined, the term for these so called journalists is "Mediacrat."


16 posted on 08/26/2006 8:06:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

"Watch for the assault on the Veep to precede the assault on the President as visions of Speaker Pilosi dance in their heads.""

My bad, you already had that. "Precede"

Still need coffee.


17 posted on 08/26/2006 8:07:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: Disturbin
So let me get this straight: the press hates everything Bush has ever done, he's the most evil person ever, but wait ... we realize he's just a puppet, and now we're directing all of our anger at Cheney et al?
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WARNING! Do not try to figure out Leftist logic. That way madness lies.

How do you think they got that way?
18 posted on 08/26/2006 8:11:52 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Disturbin
Talk about panic -- the dems would drop dead of it.

Didn't Helen Thomas say she'd shoot herself if VP Cheney ran for president? Run, Cheney, RUN!!

19 posted on 08/26/2006 8:12:31 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: GOPsterinMA
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and nothing more than a Watergate retread.
20 posted on 08/26/2006 8:13:06 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I'm old enough to remember a time when a "made in Japan" label on a product was tantamount to stating in bold letters that the product inside was garbage. In a similar fashion, the Robert Kuttner label on an article is tantamount to stating in bold letters that the article's content is garbage. Over time, through innovation, diligent and painstaking effort, and attention to detail, the Japanese have largely overcome their failings in manufacturing. I do not hold out much hope that Robert Kuttner has the strength of character, intelligence, or will do the same with his writing...


21 posted on 08/26/2006 8:13:18 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz
As coined, the term for these so called journalists is "Mediacrat."

I thought it was "Mediacrap."

22 posted on 08/26/2006 8:14:05 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hey, Cheney has been pretty bored since he retired from business. He needs to get some time in on running things while not shooting his best friend. Several years ago he bought the NRA, has controlling interest in Remington, Browning and Ithaca. Several weeks ago, his minions sabataged the BP pipeline in Alaska to drive up fuel prices in order to kill women and children this winter. The $6.9 million he gave to charity is from the billions he skimmed as CEO of Halliburton. There is nothing about Cheney that would surprise me.


23 posted on 08/26/2006 8:16:33 AM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: stylin19a; The Electrician; Clint N. Suhks; Disturbin; mo; NonValueAdded

I posted this to show just how ridiculous the lefties are. For a party that has all but assumed power this piece reeks of fear and desperation to me.

Really, what's next, fingering Gerry Ford as the "real" president because the VP and SOD worked for him?


24 posted on 08/26/2006 8:21:32 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: Cobra64

"There is nothing about Cheney that would surprise me."

So you know about the attack on Iraq to steal the oil, his dining on red meat and how when he gets bored he goes into old growth forests and cuts down trees that he uses to set forest fires in Blue States?


25 posted on 08/26/2006 8:21:44 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

ROFLMAO!
So, if the dems gain control of the House
they're gonna try to impeach the Presi.......uh, Cheney?

Too funny.


26 posted on 08/26/2006 8:23:55 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: GOPsterinMA

BARF alert.

Cheney presidency... I like the sound of it, I only wish.


27 posted on 08/26/2006 8:26:51 AM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

um... that's what "precede" means.


28 posted on 08/26/2006 8:28:40 AM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

apologies, I posted before I read yours.

I need coffee too.


29 posted on 08/26/2006 8:29:59 AM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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To: Liberty Valance; Fudd Fan

These people really are out of control. What's funny is that as often as the GOP shoots itself in the foot, the Commucrats are not going to win the congress.

In fact I really think they may loose a few seats between the two chambers.


30 posted on 08/26/2006 8:32:59 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Absolutely!

He's an incestuous pedophile, his wife is the madame of the largest string of prostitution houses in Wyoming. His daughter marches regularly in gay and lesbian parades, and his best friends from Halliburton run the Russian Jewish mafia.

BTW, did you know that Halliburton had a joint venture with Loral in selling government research secrets to the Chinese. Though Clinton was implicated, it was Cheney running the show behind the curtain.

31 posted on 08/26/2006 8:35:23 AM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Cobra64

That's awesome!!! You've got a great sense of humor!


32 posted on 08/26/2006 8:41:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

Mostly a BS piece. One thing is certain. Dick Cheney is the "enforcer". His appointment as VP was a crucial factor in my original support for GWBush back in 1999. Whatever the MSM may say about the VPOTUS, Cheney remains a critical part of the Bush administration. Too bad his health will stop him from running for Prez in 2008. He'd get most conservatives vote, including mine.


33 posted on 08/26/2006 9:17:30 AM PDT by Reagan Man (Conservatives don't support amnesty and conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Cobra64

As I understand it, he also shot Vince Foster.


34 posted on 08/26/2006 9:32:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

You got it! I've been saying forever that the dems are already hyperventilating about even the thought of Cheney running for President.

This is just more of the same attack they have been doing for the last 6 years.


35 posted on 08/26/2006 9:49:58 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: Berosus
...Ann Coulter said she hopes George W. is impeached, so we'll get a president who's a real conservative!

I like Coulter, but it's good to be reminded why I don't love her. Thanks!

36 posted on 08/26/2006 10:10:32 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Graymatter

Well-said! mega-dittoes


37 posted on 08/26/2006 10:39:46 AM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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To: mo

I would love to see Cheney run in 08 as well!

I would sleep much better at night!


38 posted on 08/26/2006 11:46:27 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Disturbin

I haven't given it much thought, but it sure would be invigorating if Cheney decided to run in 2008. Not only would the 'rats go completely and irrevocably incontinent, the conservative base would be enlivened like nothing since the halcyon days of Ronaldus Magnus.</p>


39 posted on 08/26/2006 11:47:35 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: CyberAnt; Reagan Man

I agree! And you know something, I don't mind the idea of a co-presidency, especially with VP Cheney.

Which brings me to this point:

At least Dick Cheney was elected, HILLARY WAS NOT!!!!!!


40 posted on 08/26/2006 11:49:44 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: Graymatter
I forgot the rule, sorry.

Here she is with Sean Hannity.


41 posted on 08/26/2006 3:38:37 PM PDT by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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