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Cheney to GOP: Don't Go Changin'
http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | May 8, 2009 | By: Dave Eberhart

Posted on 05/09/2009 12:56:01 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney told a North Dakota radio audience this week that in his opinion it would be a mistake for the struggling Republican Party to change in any fundamental way, according to a report in Politico.

“I think it would be a mistake for us to moderate,” Cheney said. “This is about fundamental beliefs and values and ideas … what the role of government should be in our society, and our commitment to the Constitution and constitutional principles.

“You know, when you add all those things up, the idea that we ought to moderate basically means we ought to fundamentally change our philosophy. I for one am not prepared to do that, and I think most of us aren’t,” he added.

“Most Republicans have a pretty good idea of values, and aren’t eager to have someone come along and say, ‘Well, the only way you can win is if you start to act more like a Democrat,’” Cheney concluded.

Cheney covered a host of other subjects during the interview by host Scott Hennen, where he was for the most part defensive of the Bush administration and skeptical of some of the emerging policies of the administration of President Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; bdscontinues; bdslivesonfr; cheney; gop; hero; moderates; morebds; ncna; ncrna

1 posted on 05/09/2009 12:56:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

A great man. Its a shame he will not run for President.


2 posted on 05/09/2009 1:02:57 AM PDT by bluejay
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To: Maelstorm

remember that Cheney is just another CFR mole


3 posted on 05/09/2009 1:03:11 AM PDT by usshadley (it's time to choose..the empire or the republic?..you can't have both.)
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To: bluejay
"Its a shame he will not run for President."

Its a bigger shame that he wasn't the actual President, the past eight years.

4 posted on 05/09/2009 1:05:30 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: usshadley

Yes he was one of the directors. I’ve never been convinced of the conspiracy theories involving the CFR. There is a lot of dot connecting from the Alex Jones crowd and the Michael Moore crowd. It seems that both conservatives and leftists have found things to despise about the CFR. I don’t agree with many of the things that CFR is trying to accomplish but even Reagan who had been a critic of the Trilateral Commission and the CFR ended up nominating Bush to be his VP and filling his cabinet with CFR members. I can’t waste my time being mad at shadowy organizations. We have enough credible targets in plain sight without fighting imaginary bogeymen like the CFR.


5 posted on 05/09/2009 1:28:27 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Give me liberty and I'll handle the rest.)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s easy to lay blame at blank slates.(the unknown) Because then it can be whatever you want it to be.

Known quantities are just that. Not very moldable.


6 posted on 05/09/2009 2:26:49 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (The media are WINOs - Watchdogs in name only)
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To: Maelstorm

Well i for one like Cheney a whole lot more than I do G.W. Bush, Obamma lamma ding dong , or damn near any other politico.


7 posted on 05/09/2009 3:01:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: usshadley

Is that you colin?

LLS


8 posted on 05/09/2009 4:28:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Maelstorm

Bush was much more “moderate” than I can stand. Lets get back to true conservative, aka “classical liberal” objectives. Enough of this leftist b.s. Our Constitution doesn’t allow most of what the federal government now stand for.


9 posted on 05/09/2009 5:01:10 AM PDT by lbama
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
...blank slates.(the unknown) Because then it can be whatever you want it to be.

Presidential candidate Barrack Obama!

10 posted on 05/09/2009 5:08:54 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: bluejay

Cheney could run, IF IF IF we let him know we want him to.

His heart problem seems to be under control, at least for things like running the USA although maybe not running a marathon.

Dick Cheney is a strong conservative, a patriot and definately not afraid of democrats or speaking his mind! Very remindful of our Founding Fathers!

CHENEY-PALIN 2012


11 posted on 05/09/2009 5:44:45 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: dusttoyou

> His heart problem seems to be under control, at least for things like running the USA although maybe not running a marathon.

I don’t think so. I saw the Hannity interview. He was breathing heavily just sitting in a chair. Running this country is worst than running a marathon.


12 posted on 05/09/2009 5:47:43 AM PDT by bluejay
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To: lbama
Our Constitution doesn’t allow most of what the federal government now stand for.

Or what they are doing.

13 posted on 05/09/2009 5:55:02 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: bluejay

I saw the Hannity interview. He was breathing heavily

Cheney is a not a loud talker. My take on the Hannity interview is that due to his not loud voice the studio microphone was turned way up, which made his breathing sound louder as well.

Physically, running the country and running a marathon are vastly different. Politically Cheney has the heart of a lion.


14 posted on 05/09/2009 6:03:54 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: dusttoyou

> Physically, running the country and running a marathon are vastly different. Politically Cheney has the heart of a lion.

I do not doubt his courage. But take a look at pictures of George Bush at the beginning and the end of his presidency and let me know if you still do not think that the job does takes a physical toll.


15 posted on 05/09/2009 6:06:34 AM PDT by bluejay
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To: lonestar

Yes, exactly like that. But instead of attaching cheery things people are attaching their own personal conspiracy theories.


16 posted on 05/09/2009 6:15:45 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Drew Peterson = OJ Simpson .......... OJ Peterson? White OJ)
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To: Maelstorm

The wrong man sat in the White House for the past 8 years.


17 posted on 05/09/2009 6:18:16 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Partial-birth abortions are state sanctioned torture.)
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To: Maelstorm
Well, the only way you can win is if you start to act more like a Democrat

Uh Mr. Cheney... with all due respect... the GOP is really no different that the Democratic party RIGHT NOW when it comes to creating big government and spending taxpayers money.

We really do need to change... move the GOP toward the party of Ronald Reagan...

18 posted on 05/09/2009 6:39:23 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Maelstorm

“We have enough credible targets in plain sight without fighting imaginary bogeymen like the CFR.”

Good point.


19 posted on 05/09/2009 7:32:10 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: John123

“Uh Mr. Cheney... with all due respect... the GOP is really no different that the Democratic party RIGHT NOW when it comes to creating big government and spending taxpayers money.

We really do need to change... move the GOP toward the party of Ronald Reagan... “


Maybe this is his way of saying just that.


20 posted on 05/09/2009 7:35:17 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: Maelstorm

Re: photo in Post 1: Dammm straight!


21 posted on 05/09/2009 7:37:24 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Washington couldnt tell a lie. Clinton couldnt tell truth. Barney Frank cant tell the difference.)
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To: SeattleBruce
Maybe this is his way of saying just that.

You know what? I think you are right about that!

I assume by your screen name that you live in Seattle... well I live up north nearby Bellingham and it looks like it is gonna be a sunny day for a change... I think it is time to have a BBQ!!

Have a great weekend. :)

22 posted on 05/09/2009 9:10:20 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Without defining “Hope” and “Change,” people projected their own hopes and desired changes onto BO and he became all things to uninformed people.


23 posted on 05/09/2009 11:14:30 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Maelstorm

yes Reagan, the Westerner, picked Bush, the Blue blood scull and bones (CIA) Easterner..why?....because he had to in order to satisfy ...who?.....Remember Ayn Rand publicly stated in the 50s interview with Mike Wallace that both the Republicans and Democrats were socialist parties...and they are...Brezhinski is a communist, so is Rockefeller...they’re just sure that they will be the top dogs, the politiboro....the Anglophiles...Windsor, Rothschild, Bush etc... just think Russians aren’t of the right pedigree..Hence the cold war...the Brits double-crossed the Russians Just as they did Hitler....it’s all hidden in plain sight...NWO..no more USA..no more constitution... what’s left of it anyway. see my tagline... time is running out


24 posted on 05/09/2009 8:42:51 PM PDT by usshadley (it's time to choose..the empire or the republic?..you can't have both.)
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