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Eisenhower Leaves Republican Party - The granddaughter of former US president Dwight Eisenhower...
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Posted on 08/21/2008 7:30:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Eisenhower Leaves Republican Party

3:21pm UK, Thursday August 21, 2008 The granddaughter of former US president Dwight Eisenhower says she is officially leaving the Republican Party. Sky News: First For Breaking News

Writing for the National Interest online, an internal Republican Party publication, Susan Eisenhower made the announcement.

Instead she will be an independent because she said: "The GOP (Republican party) of today bears no resemblance to Lincoln, (Teddy) Roosevelt or Eisenhower's Party, or many of the other Republican administrations that came after that."

She said "My decision came at the end of last week when it was demonstrated to the nation that McCain and this Bush White House have learned little in the last five years.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ike; ilikeike; marines; nakedcommunist; republicansforobama; seeya
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1 posted on 08/21/2008 7:30:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Ike is rolling over in his grave.


2 posted on 08/21/2008 7:32:01 AM PDT by library user
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To: Sub-Driver
She said "My decision came at the end of last week when it was demonstrated to the nation that McCain and this Bush White House have learned little in the last five years.

The end of last week? As in Friday? She should have waited until Saturday night, and made her decision AFTER McCain's performance.

3 posted on 08/21/2008 7:33:26 AM PDT by library user
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To: Sub-Driver

So what. My grandfather was a democrat. I’m not. Is that really a news story?


4 posted on 08/21/2008 7:35:24 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Obama "You sell your oldest friends. You sold your countrymen. And yet we know your name. Traitor!")
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To: Sub-Driver
Breaking News!!!! Former Republican President's granddaughter to leave the Republican Party!!!

...in other news, former Vice Presidential Candidate and Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman will be speaking at the Republican convention with rumors he will join the Republican party.

5 posted on 08/21/2008 7:35:40 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Yes and Ike was not exactly Mr. conservative either.
No News Here.


6 posted on 08/21/2008 7:36:22 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: library user

Who really cares? What’s her motivation? Does she need some media attention? I assume Ike has more grandchildren. Are they all defecting?


7 posted on 08/21/2008 7:36:48 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: Darren McCarty
It is when the guy who ran as the Dem Vice Presidential candidate 8 years ago is switching parties.
8 posted on 08/21/2008 7:36:51 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ms Eisenhower was one of the original "Republicans for Obama" having founded the a breakaway group within the party which supported Barack Obama.

All I need to know. It's a publicity stunt.

9 posted on 08/21/2008 7:36:51 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (National Enquirer - The paper of record.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Susan, quit using your grandfather for political advantage! He would have disowned you the moment you married that Russian space cadet.


10 posted on 08/21/2008 7:38:14 AM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 154-Jan. 20--and counting)))
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To: Niteranger68

Take a look at Ms. Eisenhower’s campaign contribution records. Zip contributions to Republicans on the FEC database. But conributions to Obama. I’m sorta curious how she calls herself a Republican....


11 posted on 08/21/2008 7:39:29 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: meandog

Ike wasn’t sure if he was a republican or a democrat and was
being courted by both parties to run in 52 and he had a hard time making the decision..


12 posted on 08/21/2008 7:40:14 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL, I remember her announcement for Kerry......so every four years she pretends she is quitting the GOP?


13 posted on 08/21/2008 7:40:20 AM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: library user

She is a communist.

she is a traitor

and we need to start calling her that


14 posted on 08/21/2008 7:40:39 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Niteranger68

Because, of course, Barak Obama certainly epitomizes everything her grandfather and Reagan stood for.

Stop being an attention-whore, Susie - no one gives a rat’s about you.


15 posted on 08/21/2008 7:40:52 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good. Take your abortion-loving, nepotistic, do-you-know-who-my-grandfather-was, country-club, Nelson-Rockefeller-was-my-hero, RINO ass out of the GOP and never come back.
16 posted on 08/21/2008 7:41:42 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this is the same person, she already left the GOP:


Eisenhower, Susan
Bethesda , MD 20814
Consultant/Foreign Policy Export OBAMA, BARACK (D)
President
OBAMA FOR AMERICA $1,000
primary 05/16/08


17 posted on 08/21/2008 7:42:19 AM PDT by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good riddance. If she were honest, she’d just register as a Democrat and get it over with. She pro-abortion, pro-big taxes. Get out of our party and stay out.


18 posted on 08/21/2008 7:42:49 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: library user

Ike himself was barely a Republican. He was an independent until 1952.

He gave us the gift of Earl Warren, a gift that keeps on giving.


19 posted on 08/21/2008 7:43:06 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: WilliamReading

and Lieberman is joining the Republican Party....it all evens out.


20 posted on 08/21/2008 7:44:09 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sorry...Susan who?


21 posted on 08/21/2008 7:45:32 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver

Susan Eisenhower prostituting her family name. I mean would anyone write an article if her name was Susan Jones? Of what consequence is this? Dare we mention that McCain’s own daughter has suggested she might vote for Obama?


22 posted on 08/21/2008 7:48:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Other than her last name being Eisenhower, what has this gasbag ever done?

She’s a disgrace.


23 posted on 08/21/2008 7:48:32 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Sub-Driver

Other than her last name being Eisenhower, what has this gasbag ever done?

She’s a disgrace.


24 posted on 08/21/2008 7:48:34 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Sub-Driver
Susan Eisenhower is a consultant, author, and expert on international security and the relationship between the United States and Russia. She is the daughter of John Eisenhower, and the granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.[1][2] She is married to space scientist Roald Sagdeev, formerly the director of the Russian Space Research Institute.[3][4][5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Eisenhower

Hey, she's an expert!  In Russian relations.

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Great because you did it!
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25 posted on 08/21/2008 7:48:46 AM PDT by JCG
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To: Sub-Driver
Nothing more than a publiticy ploy or that's my take....... Back on Feb. 2, 2008 this is her writing about backing Obama from the Washington Post....

Ethel Kennedy & Susan Eisenhower Endorse Obama

Why I'm Backing Obama
By Susan Eisenhower
Saturday, February 2, 2008; Page A15

26 posted on 08/21/2008 7:49:20 AM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spook y Music---)
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To: library user

I don’t think it matters. Look at RR’s kids, especially his son.


27 posted on 08/21/2008 7:50:05 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: DesScorp

Yeah, now that you mention this, this should be cause for celebration!! One more RINO ‘fesses up and leaves the Republican Party. As dross leaves silver, baby.


28 posted on 08/21/2008 7:50:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ms. Eisenhower's extensive professional think-tank background and affiliations with the likes of Ted Turner look very distinguished and impressive at first glance.

Boiled down, however, she's a disarmament advocate......basically a peacenik with a good education and impeccable clothes, hairdo and manicure.

She's a perfect example of how left-wing ideologists infiltrate and cloak their true selves for decades in advocacy positions in DC and elsewhere. Having distinguished last names helps these moles immeasurably.

Leni

29 posted on 08/21/2008 7:51:26 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home in Nov & Vote for Obama-ization, More Regulation, Taxation, Litigation and Ginsburgization)
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To: RED SOUTH

Ike wasnt the best of generals either. He played political hardball with the Brits all through WW2 while our boys died as a result.
Both Bradley and Patton did not care for the mans decissions. Especially Bradley after The Bulge.
But he made a hell of a clerk as MacArther said.


30 posted on 08/21/2008 7:52:00 AM PDT by crz
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To: RED SOUTH

Isn’t it true that Ike had never voted until, and maybe not even then, he ran for President? Both parties were courting him, since he’d never mentioned his affiliation. Who is Susan anyway?


31 posted on 08/21/2008 7:52:15 AM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought she made her choice when she learned that Obama voted to refuse care for an infant who survived a partial birth abortion.

Just her kind of guy, right?


32 posted on 08/21/2008 7:52:43 AM PDT by Carley
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d say she’s always been a closet Democrat. She thought Bush mishandled the Caucuses crisis? It was Russia who attacked on Georgia? She supporting Russia?


33 posted on 08/21/2008 7:53:45 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good riddance to the RINO.


34 posted on 08/21/2008 7:54:26 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Sub-Driver

THIS JUST IN:

Harry Truman’s niece’s brother-in-law has officially left the Libertarian Party to campaign for Lyndon LaRouche.

More on this story as it develops...


35 posted on 08/21/2008 7:55:42 AM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: library user
Ike is rolling over in his grave.

Look at Ron Reagan, Jr.

Besides that, she's always been a supporter of Obama. She cites some crisis half way around the globe as her reason for leaving. I'd put money down that it was Obama's pathetic performance at Saddleback that finally pushed her off the GOP bandwagon.

36 posted on 08/21/2008 7:56:54 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Thanks to all poster/researchers/commentators. Citizen journalists smacking down propagandist’s iron pyrite.


37 posted on 08/21/2008 7:58:26 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: mathluv

If she wants to support an American-hating empty suit, that’s her business. Good riddance. I shed no tears when Jeffords jumped ship, and I’m not about to again for her. The GOP will fill her place with someone else.


38 posted on 08/21/2008 7:58:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Sub-Driver

Expect to hear more of these non-stories as the media scours the landscape and begins turning over rocks for former RINO has-beens who having been touches by the dazzling glow of Obama’s visage have decided to turn their life around and vote for the sainted one
The fact that 99% of most people will have never heard of these people will mean little to Obama’s media press agents.


39 posted on 08/21/2008 7:58:48 AM PDT by Larry381 (By reading this message you have agreed to a $9.99 service charge on your phone bill-thanks)
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To: AnnGora

**Harry Truman’s niece’s brother-in-law has officially left the Libertarian Party to campaign for Lyndon LaRouche.**

Wasn’t that .. Harry Truman’s niece’s brother-in-law’S TAILOR’S BARBER has officially left the Libertarian Party to campaign for Lyndon LaRouche.??

I left GOP too ... WHERE’S the Reporters, the Camera’s, the BUTT KISSING NOBAMA sycophants with the big checkbooks? /sarc


40 posted on 08/21/2008 8:00:47 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: library user
Ms Eisenhower was one of the original "Republicans for Obama"

She's middle aged and must be called Mizz? That tells me she is a liberal. "Republicans of Obama" is the code phrase for "Liberals for Obama".

41 posted on 08/21/2008 8:00:56 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How many times is the MSM going to publish this breathless article about a vile lib voting for a vile lib?


42 posted on 08/21/2008 8:02:45 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Preachin'

I think you’ll find that Julie Nixon married to David Eisenhower [Susan’s brother] also contributed/supports Obama... Kidna keeping it in the family it seems


43 posted on 08/21/2008 8:06:25 AM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spook y Music---)
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To: Sub-Driver

YAWN


44 posted on 08/21/2008 8:06:31 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Amazing how they present this as “news”. She has been playing a Dem on TV for years now. Nothing new here.


45 posted on 08/21/2008 8:07:42 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: Sub-Driver

“Anyone who joins us in all sincerity we welcome. Those who do not favor our cause, we don’t expect to enter our ranks in any case.” - Barry Goldwater, 1964 Convention


46 posted on 08/21/2008 8:08:31 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sub-Driver
Her old man would have understood just as Churchill did.She should check out the piece that Churchill wrote about moslems and mohammedism.Vicious....and 100% correct.
47 posted on 08/21/2008 8:08:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: Sub-Driver
That's nice.

All I want to know is if she's good looking, and is she giving anything away for free?

48 posted on 08/21/2008 8:09:36 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Right. Churchill was a visionary. Ahead of his time.


49 posted on 08/21/2008 8:09:53 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh damn, this is going to influence so many voters to switch to Obummer that the pooch is officially screwed — we’re like toast. /sarc


50 posted on 08/21/2008 8:11:04 AM PDT by webschooner
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