Skip to comments.A GOP Plan to Oust Cheney [good for laughs]
Posted on 06/25/2007 9:33:07 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
The big question right now among Republicans is how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. Even before this week's blockbuster series in The Post, discontent in Republican ranks was rising.
As the reputed architect of the war in Iraq, Cheney is viewed as toxic, and as the administration's leading proponent of an attack on Iran, he is seen as dangerous. As long as he remains vice president, according to this thinking, he has the potential to drag down every member of the party -- including the presidential nominee -- in next year's elections.
Removing a sitting vice president is not easy, but this may be the moment. I remember Barry Goldwater sitting in my parents' living room in 1973, in the last days of Watergate, debating whether to lead a group of senior Republicans to the White House to tell President Nixon he had to go.
Today, another group of party elders, led by Sen. John Warner of Virginia, could well do the same. They could act out of concern for our country's plummeting reputation throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East.
For such a plan to work, however, they would need a ready replacement. Until recently, there hasn't been an acceptable alternative to Cheney -- nor has there been a persuasive argument to convince President Bush to make a change. Now there is.
That leaves Fred Thompson. Everybody loves Fred.
He could be just the partner to bring out Bush's better nature -- or at least be a sensible voice of reason. I could easily imagine him telling the president, "For God's sake, do not push that button!" -- a command I have a hard time hearing Cheney give.
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Cheney must be alright. Look at all the frothing from the leftists. C’mon, that right there is enought to keep VP Cheney around.
The Dems would have better luck sending the Vice-President bacon, butter and lard.
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You had better be a whole lot more worried about the white Muslim population in your own town.
this woman is a bimbo.
her piece is a bimbo eruption.
Where is the “Com-Post”’s fairness act???
Another brilliant post on FR. Are you a democrat?
Sure impeach the man. That will solve all your problems.
Has your urge to lambast Bush paled and you need new high since nobody pays any attention anymore to the bash Bush postings.
The answer? Of course, join the democrat side and destroy the presidency. Impeach - yeah - just what FR has always stood for - impeaching a GOP president in the last year of his presidency. Great PR, makes the voters just want to put a GOP in office - em.....sure it does.
Just bring in a new guy for a year and let him stew around with the office of President of the United States. And of course he will be able to handle the media, the liberals, the majority of democrats, the war, immigration, social security, and on and on.
Oh, I forgot, it would take a year to get the impeachment handled wouldn’t it? Yeah, that will tie the democrats up and prevent them doing anything - of course they would really reap a bonanza of pr from that move. I can hear them now.
We must clean house, we are starting right now to do that with impeachment and then we will put a democrat in there. You have had the GOP running all parts of government - we must never let that happen again.
Give me a break. How old are you?
Yeah, I’d like to hear the names of all these Republicans questioning how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. This is just a wet dream of Quinn and her chattering class pals.
Must need something to fire up the mind-ruined druggie liberals.
This article is ridiculous.
First of all how many times have we heard during the past 6 or so years that Cheney’s dpearture was imminent and that Bush was planning on dumping him?
Secondly, dumping Cheney would drop Bush’s approval ratings into the teens.
Third, imagine how rigorous a VP confirmation process would be. Not only would you have to put up with the Senate characters, but the radicals in the House.
All with just under 2 years left? Makes no sense.
Someone beam Sally up - her comet is waiting.
Many thanks to the poster and to the pinger of this nonsense. I can go to bed laughing at the absurdity of Ms.
Quinn’s little middle school article.
I love Dick [Darth] Cheney. He makes little puddles of pee appear by moonbats’ little talons—er—feet.
If ONLY they could get rid of him, if only...why, they could RULE THE WORLD! Muawahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Or, Hunter Thompson for sheriff....
While your main point is correct, the procedure you mentioned is not, according to the 25th amendment to the Constitution:
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
Remember when all the lib media "geniuses" were predicting the ouster of Condi Rich a few years back? They were falling all over themselves analyzing her downfall and how the Republicans were going to handle it. Supposedly she was going to take the blame for not finding Hussein's storehouses of wmds. Obviously it never happened. As the Cheney ouster won't happen.
Cheney can’t drag down the party and ensure a Dem win next year. Bush has a lock on that job.
The Left has just gone totally bonkers over Cheney flexing his muscles on this separation of powers issue. It’s pretty hilarious.
How about we oust Bush and make Cheney President. THAT would make much more sense. Then perhaps we could bring Thompson in as VP, set him up for the Presidency! That’s a fantasy I could live with!!
May be. This could explain why Ben Bradlee looks so worn out these days.
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