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Liz Cheney Splits With Father on Palin Remarks: ‘More Qualified Than Obama and Biden Combined’
The Blaze ^ | July 29, 2012 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 07/29/2012 10:10:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC‘s Jonathan Karl Sunday that Senator John McCain’s decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake,” and one that Mitt Romney can’t repeat.

“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake,” Cheney explained.

But now, Liz Cheney– who many respect as a conservative mind independent of her father’s former position– has amicably announced that she disagrees with her father’s position.

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” Liz Cheney wrote.

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1 posted on 07/29/2012 10:10:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The statements aren't contradictory.

You can both be unqualified AND more qualified than zero and that dumb drunk combined.

2 posted on 07/29/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree with Liz........just sayin.....


3 posted on 07/29/2012 10:14:20 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

while she is right...

She is not saying much.

I think Palin is more than qualified. Don’t get me wrong. But even Zero and Biden together set the bar far to low.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 10:17:59 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: marmar

Liz for VP! Seriously.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 10:19:17 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“she’d only been governor for, what, two years”

At least she was governor unlike the foreign national Barry Soetoro.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 92nina

Forgetting Palin for a moment, you really hit that one on the head didn’t you.

You could be five times better than Obama/Biden, and still be woefully inadequate to hold those positions.

Great point.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 10:19:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” Liz Cheney wrote.”

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With all due respect for former VP Cheney (not sure what the appropriate title is), I must agree with his daughter.

The one time in my life I voted Dem was for Clinton in the first election. (sorry!) Then, when he ran after Bob Dole, so incredibly unexciting, I couldn’t decide, because I couldn’t in good conscience vote for Clinton, but Dole was so uninspiring. So I focused on Colorado’s many ballot referenda, putting off the decision until later—and actually forgot to vote for the President.

Last election, I voted by absentee ballot for Sarah Palin—not John McCain. I respect and admire her, I would love to see her on the national stage, and she energizes a crowd like no one else. Whenever and wherever she runs, if I can, I will vote for her.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 10:20:46 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: RobbyS

I do love Liz Cheney! I agree. :)


9 posted on 07/29/2012 10:21:41 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Go Liz.......


10 posted on 07/29/2012 10:26:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DAMAGE CONTROL alert!

Liz, if you happen to read this, pass this along. I know GOPe does not respect me when they attack Sarah. Fine, but demonstrating this to me BEFORE the election is downright insulting.

It makes me want TEA to become a real party. Please look up “coalition government” on your Google. I see nothing in the constitution about a “two party system”.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 10:28:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One of the reasons I can’t get too upset with Dick Cheney. He raised a smart daughter, who corrects his errors.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 10:30:21 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: proud American in Canada

And, for the record - Sarah was more qualified than Juan McCain. She had all 3 of them beat.

Go Liz!!


13 posted on 07/29/2012 10:46:04 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years.

In all of my life 32 months would be rounded up to three years if called for, or simply called 32 months, why with Palin did America suddenly decide that 32 months is to be rounded off to "2 years" ?

14 posted on 07/29/2012 10:48:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With all due respect to Mr. Chaney, look at all the experience he, Bush and Rove brought to the table.

Experience that will get you one of the lowest approval ratings in American History @24% as Bush left office.

And all that “experience” helped elect OBAMA.
That “experience” thing did not work out that well, did it Dick?


15 posted on 07/29/2012 10:48:47 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well I’m glad she said it because I’ve been po’d about this all day. Never have we had a totally unqualified, mysterious, disasterous POTUS as we do in BO. As for Biden he’s about as stoopid as they come. A Palin presidency wouldn’t bother me at all.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 10:52:58 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: 92nina; DoughtyOne

Perhaps. But she’s way more qualified that Bush and McCain. And G.H.W. Bush. And Romney.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 10:54:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama and Biden aren’t even qualified to shine Sarah’s shoes.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 10:55:51 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: 92nina
Exactly.

Of course the earlier thread was all about throwing Cheney under the proverbial bus.

Palin wasn't ready for the rigors of the campaign and it cost her the governorship, her family's privacy and huge legal bills. Objectively, it was a mistake for McCain to offer and a mistake for Palin to accept.

19 posted on 07/29/2012 11:06:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: nickcarraway
But she’s way more qualified that Bush and McCain. And G.H.W. Bush. And Romney.

Wow! You really are a cult member. Why not make her more qualified than RINO Reagan too?

20 posted on 07/29/2012 11:09:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: DoughtyOne
You could be five times better than Obama/Biden, and still be woefully inadequate to hold those positions.

Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Romney.

Romney is just an empty suit. He has no core convictions at all and the only reason he is where he is is because he had more money than Gingrich and Santorum and everyone else in the field.

Sarah Palin knows who she is and she is exactly the kind of person I want to LEAD (as opposed to rule) this nation.

Piss on Cheney and everyone on this forum who thinks less of her.

21 posted on 07/29/2012 11:10:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, unfortunately its Dickie Boy's national soundbite that is playing locally over and over again.

The best VP is a dumbass for insulting Palin instead of focusing on Obama’s lack of executive experience.

I find his remarks insulting, stupid, shortsighted, unnecessary, idiotic, etc. They reflect poorly on Romney.

22 posted on 07/29/2012 11:12:29 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” Liz Cheney wrote.

Good for Liz!

23 posted on 07/29/2012 11:14:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqQkECIn738
Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains - Barracuda

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24 posted on 07/29/2012 11:18:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Aren’t you forgetting Washington, too? /sarc


25 posted on 07/29/2012 11:21:23 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: DoughtyOne; Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv; neverdem; blam; no-to-illegals; All

While we are on the subject of presidential fitness, I ran across this Science Intelligence Test. It was suggested that in order to be eligible for the presidency, one should at least be able to score 70% which would be 35 correct out of 50 questions. I scored 38, so maybe I should be President ;-), on the other hand my sweetheart scored 47, so maybe he should be President and I be VP. ;-) So lets see how many other qualified FReepers we have out there. Tell us your scores.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1209/Are-you-scientifically-literate-Take-our-quiz/Composing-about-78-percent-of-the-air-at-sea-level-what-is-the-most-common-gas-in-the-Earth-s-atmosphere


26 posted on 07/29/2012 11:24:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: newzjunkey
Palin wasn't ready for the rigors of the campaign and it cost her the governorship, her family's privacy and huge legal bills.

Sarah Palin did fine during the campaign, even overcoming the carp thrown at her by McCain's people, and bringing millions in dollars and voters to the campaign.

AFTER the election was over the politics of personal destruction hit her full force though the actions of people who had worked on Obama's campaign staff in AK. I don't know of ANY politician who would have stayed in office under that same threat of PERSONAL financial destruction that she endured.

27 posted on 07/29/2012 11:24:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: newzjunkey

“Palin wasn’t ready for the rigors of the campaign”

You have a VERY SHORT memory.

Cheney, Bush and Rove had all the “experience” one could have
and Bush’s administration finished with one of the lowest
approval ratings in American History.
And because of all that “experience” we got OBAMA.

How did that “experience” thing work out for you?


28 posted on 07/29/2012 11:27:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: newzjunkey
Read this post carefully. You may learn something News Junky. It is obvious which news you watch with such an analysis as yours.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2911426/posts

To make sure you read the important parts, I will quote them:

“....Sarah Palin actually had a record of executive accomplishment. Aside from serving as governor, she served as a mayor and as an oil and gas regulator for many years.

Throughout her entire career, Palin displayed a strong desire for reform. She cut taxes, she slashed business license fees, and she still managed to cut overall spending in Alaska's budget. In doing so, she was able to put billions away in reserve accounts for the state's future.
She accomplished far more than many full-term governors and multiple-term politicians. She then resigned for very logical reasons and went home to live by the laws she created.

Those who curse that decision without finding out more about it seem content to believe we simply don't have enough politicians in Washington who hold onto their seats for decades at a time. Ironically, common Americans blame some of those lifers for unpaid debt nearing 16 trillion dollars.

Read more:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/selling_out_sarah_palin.html

29 posted on 07/29/2012 11:29:44 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: newzjunkey

You think Reagan was a RINO. Who do you think wasn’t?


30 posted on 07/29/2012 11:36:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There was a time when I actually had high hopes for Sarah. Then she backed John McCain in his last Senate bid and supported registering illegal immigrants so they could remain here and work.

Those two things told me more about Sarah than I ever wanted to know.

I used to think she was better than McCain. When she endorsed him, that made it very difficult for me to maintain that view.

Ideologically, I do think she is better than McCain and Romney. I think she’s a push with regard to the two Bushes. Course I didn’t think the last one was qualified to be president. I don’t think Sarah is even close to being qualified.

I appreciate your view on it. Thanks for the mention.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 11:40:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: newzjunkey

You think it’s a stretch to say Palin was better than McCain, Romney, or the Bushes? Seems obvious, since they are all so bad. The worst mistake Reagan ever made was allowing his advisers talk him out of his potentials choices, and picking Bush as the VP. (They actually wanted him to pick Gerald Ford. But Ford told Reagan he wanted to be “co-president,” and Reagan moved on)


32 posted on 07/29/2012 11:41:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: P-Marlowe
 You could be five times better than Obama/Biden, and still be woefully inadequate to hold those positions.

I actually left Sarah out of that post.  I had made my thoughts clear earlier, and I don't make it a habit of going across the forum trashing her multiple times.  Since you addressed the topic to me...

Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Romney.  Ideologically, I think she's better than McCain or Romney.  None the less her endorsement of McCain for return to the Senate caused me to lose any respect for her.  Conservatives don't enable Leftists like McCain.  Is she qualified?  I'm not able to agree that she is.

Romney is just an empty suit. He has no core convictions at all and the only reason he is where he is is because he had more money than Gingrich and Santorum and everyone else in the field. 
I agree with you here.  I don't think Romney does have core convictions.  Right now he's saying some great things at times.  Problem is, I can't believe him.  And when it comes to Sarah, I can't trust a person who would back McCain and advocate registering illegal immigrants so they can stay here and work.  Those are not the actions of a person who is Conservative in their core.

Sarah Palin knows who she is and she is exactly the kind of person I want to LEAD (as opposed to rule) this nation.  Okay, I accept that.  I do not share your enthusiasm regarding Palin.

Piss on Cheney and everyone on this forum who thinks less of her. 
Well, I think less of her, and I am willing to accept what this causes you to think about me.

I'm being honest with you.  I will always try to be.

33 posted on 07/29/2012 11:51:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: 92nina

Regardless, you strain and produce a gnat. Liz gives Sarah P. bumps, and that bothers you for some strange reason.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 11:58:48 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: newzjunkey
Think about it for a minute Junk:
Just how closely do Dole, G.H.W., G.w., McCain & Romney reflect your views?
They're all nice guys, all well meaning (I guess) and all paid their dues...but those things don't make a leader.

G.W. did fine as a rallying point but screwed up monumentally financially and politically. Not having a plan, or a clue, concerning Iraq after 'victory' certainly didn't help him.

Apart from G.W. our masters have handed us armloads of pure crap...accidentally adding Sara Palin was the only bright spot so far and it kept McPain from being a total [really, really, total] disaster.

Reagan was more like Palin than you are willing to admit, "only" a governor, merely an actor, and a "B" actor at that; and he worked out pretty well all things considered.

As for Dick Cheney...just like Rove he is part of the old boy's network and currently in full defense of the party elite mode.
As for Liz Cheney, thankfully she has her own mind and isn't pained by the PC-ness that has paralazed today's GOP.

35 posted on 07/30/2012 12:05:55 AM PDT by norton
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To: newzjunkey

Palin would govern as a Western Conservative, just like Reagan, and against the desire of most Republican Party leaders. Courageous patriots are maligned here daily. Objectively, it was a mistake for you to think that you would find fellow travelers here.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 12:11:02 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: DoughtyOne

If you do not think much of Palin, that’s your choice.

But for Cheney to come out and say it was a mistake (because she lacked experience) was wrong.

Cheney, Bush and Rove had all the “experience” one could have.
And Bush’s administration finished with one of the lowest approval ratings in American History.
And because of that we got OBAMA.
How did all that “experience” work out?

Ted Cruz does not have the “experience” that Dewpiss has.
How is that lack of “experience” working out so far?


37 posted on 07/30/2012 12:11:02 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Ronald Reagan trust Tricky Dickey Cheney?

Who knows?

But facts are stubborn things and the fact is that Ronald Reagan evidently thought that Tricky Dicky Cheney’s proper political station in life was to be the only representative in the House from state of my birth which is Wyoming. Reagan did not much trust the Chief of Staff in the Ford-Rockefeller Administration and he made no offer to Tricky Dicky to serve in ANY capacity in the two terms of his admininstration.

For the record neither Cheney nor Simpson can proudly lay claim to being born in the Equality State which is the great state of Wyoming.


38 posted on 07/30/2012 12:28:33 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: gleeaikin

First of all, taking this test makes you feel like you’re a total idiot. At least it did me. Muddling the way through, you find yourself wondering why you agreed to take the test. And if you’re taking it at midnight, when your test taking skills are probably at their lowest point, you’re inclined to think you made the worst pick when you decided to take the test ‘right now’.

I still managed to get a 24/50 score.

BTW: I doubt your sweetheart got a 47. With only 50 questions, the results would have to be in even numbers. He may have gotten a 46 or 48.

I try to pay attention to science programs when I can, but this was a pretty tough test for a person who hasn’t been in school for 40 plus years, and wasn’t heavily into the sciences when they were.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1209/Are-you-scientifically-literate-Take-our-quiz/How-did-you-do


39 posted on 07/30/2012 12:35:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: gleeaikin

BTW, I had thought you were reporting out your percentages. Your 35 and 47 numbers do make sense if you’re reporting 35 of 50 and 47 of 50. Sorry for the mix-up.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 12:40:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dick can't tell a quail from lawyer. I'm sure Sarah could show Dick a few things about handling a firearm. Dick thinks little of Sarah because he subscribes to the world political elitism of which Sarah is not a member. For all the Dick boot lickers, you are blinded by a smooth talker and you can't see that.
41 posted on 07/30/2012 12:43:00 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: DoughtyOne

The silly idea that a president should be part scientist, or this deep genius (such as what they claim Obama is) is predicated on the horrifyingly bad idea that we should be a centrally planned society. A society that is centrally planned of course needs such a person.

In an American society, the people who decide the course of their lives should be the educated ones. Thats us. A president only need be deeply honest, moral in his dealings, and dedicated to following a simple set of instructions. (the constitution)


42 posted on 07/30/2012 12:45:15 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She gave up being gov because it might hurt Alaska and its people.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 12:50:08 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She gave up being gov because it might hurt Alaska and its people.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 12:50:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tennmountainman

If you do not think much of Palin, that’s your choice.  I wouldn't so much call it a choice as a reaction, but it's not worth quibbling over.

But for Cheney to come out and say it was a mistake (because she lacked experience) was wrong.  I don't think she's ready to be president now.  That's my take on it if I'm being honest.  I don't think it was a mistake for McCain, because I don't think McCain thinks of anyone but himself, and picking someone that would be seen as a Conservative, when he certainly wasn't, was a good move for him.  Should he have picked her on qualifications?  I don't think so.  I'm not trying to be mean about it, but I don't consider being a realtively small town mayor and being governor for two years to be enough background for the job.

Cheney, Bush and Rove had all the “experience” one could have.  True, and despite his gravitas, I'm not convinced Cheney would have been the right guy either.  I know damn well Bush, Rove, and Card weren't.  Saying Bush, Rove, and Card are not the right people, doesn't indicate Sarah would be the right person.  It merely means Bush, Rove, and Card weren't.

And Bush’s administration finished with one of the lowest approval ratings in American History.  I agree.  His hand-off to Obama was terrible.  I detest Obama still blaming everything on Bush at this point, but Bush handed off a terrible situation to the next team.  You'll not get an argument from me out of that.

And because of that we got OBAMA.  Absolutely!  IMO, no doubt about it.

How did all that “experience” work out?  It didn't work out well at all.  And frankly, it's part of the reason why I want more experience and visibility for our next Republican nominee and president.  I want better vetting.  I'm not here holding water for Jeb, believe me.

Ted Cruz does not have the “experience” that Dewpiss has.  Okay, but Ted Cruz is not running for the presidency.

How is that lack of “experience” working out so far?  I don't know a lot about Ted Cruz.  He's barely on my radar.  If you're holding him up for purposes of discussion, I'd imagine he's doing good.  If we're talking Congressman or Senator, we're talking about folks that are one of many.  There isn't the rigid demand for qualifications, there is for the presidency.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 1:01:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Reagan picked Bush, which most have caused you to lose any respect for him. (Not to mention some terrible Senators he endorsed)


46 posted on 07/30/2012 1:14:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Liz,too late. I ain’t buying you and your father’s little,’Good cop/Bad cop’ routine. Your father meant to insult Sarah and when you GOPe types ran it up the flag pole and it didn’t work,they trot you out,to do damage control. It didn’t work.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 1:16:40 AM PDT by mark1973
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To: DesertRhino
The silly idea that a president should be part scientist, or this deep genius (such as what they claim Obama is) is predicated on the horrifyingly bad idea that we should be a centrally planned society. A society that is centrally planned of course needs such a person.

When I took the test above, it wasn't with the idea that our president needs to finish with a high score on such a test.  The topics covered in this test were highly scientific, and didn't really involve anything that a president would have to know, or that your every day individual would need to know to function at top performance.  I didn't touch on that because I thought this was pretty much a given, and I didn't want to put down the idea it would be interesting to take the test and see how well we would do.  It was fun, even if I did miserably on it.

In an American society, the people who decide the course of their lives should be the educated ones. Thats us. A president only need be deeply honest, moral in his dealings, and dedicated to following a simple set of instructions. (the constitution)


I understand where you are coming from, but I'm not sure you're 100% spot on here.

I doubt you want your Conservative president operating by the latest Republican public opinion poll.  He needs to be a Conservative in his core.  He needs to be up to speed so he can instinctively know how to react to Leftists, and Leftist efforts.  He needs to be up to speed on international matters, and be able to react in minutes if a military threat is detected.  He needs to be able to develop and manage a team effectively.  He needs to be tried and tested.  We need to know that if the S hits the fan, he has at least had some moderate to heavy pressure brought to bare before being president.  How did he react to it?  I think that's important.

John McCain wasn't this man.  George Bush wasn't this man.  Bob Dole wasn't this man.

McCain was a Kennedy, Kerry, Feingold, Soros, glad-hander.  He wasn't even close to being qualified to be president.

You see, he should have known better than to chum it up with the likes of these people.  And some of our brightest stars should have known better than to get too deep with him.

When someone cozies it up with him, they're telling me they don't quite grasp Conservatism in their core.  When they advocate for registering illegals so they can stay here and work, it tells me they don't get the brand of Conservatism that most of us have at our core.  Look, it's no my fault they don't, but that's not my problem.  I observe.  I come to conclusions.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 1:26:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: nickcarraway

Reagan picked Bush for party unity purposes. Its understood back then that Reagan and Bush don’t share the same view. Bush once attacked Reagan for voodoo economics for believing in tax cuts. Cutting taxes leads to more revenue? Bush didn’t believe it was possible


49 posted on 07/30/2012 1:33:22 AM PDT by 4rcane
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Yes he did pick Bush. And on paper Bush was the most qualified individual to become president in our nation’s history.

Was he a good president, a true Conservative? No. He took the Reagan legacy and turned it over to the likes of Bill Clinton. Then Clinton promptly took the Constitution to the Oval Office and took a dump on it.

As his son did, they both handed off to men that polarized the nation to the breaking point, and have been extremely destructive to the cohesive nature of our nation.

I am still taken aback when folks try to make mileage off Reagan, by pointing to things he did so they can feel better about people who aren’t Reagan’s equal at all.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 1:34:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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