Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Look for Cheney to be Dumped ("Resign") before 11/06

My guess/prediction. 'Tis called "a smokescreen," and it worked rather well for Reagan, though the VP didn't have to fall on the sword for him...just other highly placed officials.

12 Thoughts:

Blogger Demotiki said...

Ron Christie, a black Republican former aide to Cheney and Bush was just on Hardball explaining why Cheney is trying to prevent the McCain anti-torture ammendment from passing. It's nice how they roll out some Uncle Tom to sell us this bullshit. Christie argued that preventing the president from being able to torture people was an unconsitutional taking of Presidential powers by the Congress. That's such a strange argument I am not even sure where to begin.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger GodlessMom said...

Cheney resigns, Rice steps into the VP slot, thereby positioning herself for the presidential run in 2008.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Rice doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting electec dog-catcher. She has no charisma, no qualifications and everyone thinks she's a lesbian because she's single and lives alone.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Rice became VP. As for her potential run in 2008 -- a black woman Republican candidate would be interesting, to say the least. No, I wouldn't vote for her, but I wonder how the GOP would take it, and how the Dems would react.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

There is absolutely no friggin' way the Republican Party would allow someone like Rice to run, let alone be nominated, for president. They want a moderate white male, preferably from the South. McCain is the prohibitive favorite, unless someone with strong Fundamentalist street cred ousts him in the primaries. I suspect the early race will be between Frist and McCain with the later taking the early primaries before the contests head South. Frist will do well in Jesus-land, but poorly in the North where people can smell a liar. Frist's illegal activities may also cause him big problems, particularly if the Dems. win back the House in 2006 and start to investigate these crooks.

Demo

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

By the way, I am seriously considering registering as a Republican in RI so I can vote against the far-right candidtate (Frist, whomever) by voting for the sane-right candidate (McCain, most likely).

Why? Well, I'm so worried about the neo-theocon wing, that, in case the Dem candidate loses the general election (for whatever reason, voting-machine shenanigans among them), I'd much rather have someone not tied (or not as tied) to the neocons or to the religious right than another version of W.

Of course, I'll vote for the Dem in the general election, and will work for (but won't be able to vote for) an amenable Dem in the primaries (right now, I'm liking Edwards). I should be able to replace my vote -- just need to convince one person.

Thinking it over -- what do you think? I assume I can vote for whomever I like no matter what my party. If I can vote in the GOP primary without changing party affiliation, I will. Not sure about it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger GodlessMom said...

Funny, I've considered doing the same thing. I feel that there are a few Republicans out there who would actually make very good presidents and I would like very much to see them on the ballot against whomever the Democrats put forward.

The trick is getting the reasonable Republicans on the ballot rather than the extreme weenies and neocon ideologues. I think casting a vote in the GOP primary is a good way of trying to accomplish that trick.

I also had a bad experience as a registered Democrat during early voting here in Texas. I was told which machines I could use and which ones I couldn't, the machine I was directed to kept switching my vote. It is easy (given the current atmosphere) to assume that the machines for the Democrats were "malfunctioning" while the machines for the Republicans weren't having "calibration" problems. (I admit it, I could be walking in Paranoia Land here.)

However, I figure if I'm registered as a Republican I will be allowed to vote on a machine that actually works. :)

Okay, I'm going to go put my tinfoil hat back on.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I'm not at all surprised by your voting experience -- no need for a tinfoil hat.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

Yes, you SHOULD register Republican. That's what a Republican would do. Not only can you vote against some radical fool like Frist in the primary, you can also vote for some radical fool in the Republican Senate primary. Who cares about the Dem primary.

Demo

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

You mean, "vote against some radical fool in the Senate primary," right?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

No, I mean vote for some radical fool in the Republican Senate primary. Not that it would matter, Chafee will breeze through anyway.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Oh. Well, I'd never vote for some radical fool. Chafee is borderline with me...I'd vote to unseat him, probably, but not if some loony is nipping at his heels. My entire thinking is to ignore party lines in order to isolate this minority of neo-theocons.

The other notion, being in blue-state RI, is to vote for some viable third-party candidate for President. Voting Green locally is a fine idea (to me); will there be some decent non-Nader opposition party by 2008? Doubt it. I think we're stuck with Dems at the national level, and this isn't the time for "ideological purity."

My choices for President would be Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich, if either had a snowball's chance in hell. That said, I plan to work on (and keep contributing to) Sanders' Senate '06 campaign. Some Republican millionaire is out for blood already.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:00:00 AM  

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