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winning recipe for Bush: add a dollop of New York street fighter...
6.15.04 | Mia T

Posted on 06/15/2004 5:32:12 AM PDT by Mia T

winning recipe for Bush: add a dollop of New York street fighter...

 

 

by Mia T, 6.15.04

 

 

he Bush camp could use a dollop of New York street fighter... that is to say, Giuliani, with McCain -- geography notwithstanding -- the backup....

Bush must drop Cheney. (Notice how the Left, these days, is uncharacteristically mute on the matter of Cheney. That should tell you something about The Cheney Effect.)

Bush is asking the wrong questions about Cheney... and about winning....

The overriding issue is not about matters personal. Bush's personal ambition (or lack thereof)... or personally loyalty... must not cloud the calculus.

The overriding issue is this: Will President George W. Bush remain loyal to the Constitution?

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution

Preserving, protecting and defending America is the president's only charge.

We are facing annihilation now because, frankly, Dubya's dad, similarly indisposed to the notions of the street fight and a larger collective loyalty, allowed the election of clinton, profoundly, dysfunctionally, self-servingly dangerous in much the same way Kerry is profoundly, dysfunctionally, self-servingly dangerous.

Worse still, George H.W. Bush allowed the election of someone he KNEW TO A CERTAINTY was profoundly, dysfunctionally, self-servingly dangerous.

George W. Bush must put aside the personal... and all conservatives must put aside the provincial. Winning this apocalyptic war is all that matters now.


Achieving a low soldier mortality rate with a policy of artful battlefield-and-responsibility-avoidance is hardly the measure of commander-in-chief success.

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA
#2-understanding the job description
Mia T, 5.17.04



THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER
Hear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992*

CNN's favorite general, Wesley Clark, has also been heard to opine that our troops are getting bogged down in Iraq. His competence to judge American generals is questionable since his command was limited to working for NATO. We prefer to hear from American generals. Clark's contribution to international relations consisted of mistakenly bombing the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. In his zeal to prevent troop casualties, he ordered pilots to fly at such high altitudes that the pilots complained that they were being forced to incur unnecessary civilian casualties.

Ann Coulter
The enemy within
World Net Daily
March 26, 2003

 


hear
*Thanx to Cloud William for text and audio

 

LEHRER: President Bush, your closing statement, sir.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Three weeks from now--two weeks from tomorrow, America goes to the polls and you're going to have to decide who you want to lead this country ...

On foreign affairs, some think it's irrelevant. I believe it's not. We're living in an interconnected world...And if a crisis comes up, ask who has the judgment and the experience and, yes, the character to make the right decision?

And, lastly, the other night on character Governor Clinton said it's not the character of the president but the character of the presidency. I couldn't disagree more. Horace Greeley said the only thing that endures is character. And I think it was Justice Black who talked about great nations, like great men, must keep their word.

And so the question is, who will safeguard this nation, who will safeguard our people and our children? I need your support, I ask for your support. And may God bless the United States of America.

(Applause)

 

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bill clinton's Convenient Postmodern Pose:
"G-word"shame presages "W-word" horror


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by Mia T, 4.6.04

 

 


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CLINTON TURNED DOWN SUDAN'S OFFERS OF BIN LADEN
HEAR CLINTON'S SECRETLY TAPED "ADMISSION" NOW

by Mia T, 3.28.04

 

"The Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again. They released him [bin Laden].

At the time, '96, he had committed no crime against America, so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America.

So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have; but they thought it was a hot potato. They didn't and that's how he wound up in Afghanistan."

bill clinton
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002
Clinton Reveals on Secret Audio:
I Nixed Bin Laden Extradition Offer


"The instant that second plane hit, I said to the person with whom I was speaking, 'Bin Laden did this.' I knew immediately. I know what this network can do."

bill clinton


To hear Clinton now say "We must do more to reduce the pool of potential terrorists" is thus beyond farce. He had numerous opportunities to reduce that pool, and he blew it.

A Fish Rots from the Head
Investor's Business Daily


Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history.

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize
MANSOOR IJAZ
December 5, 2001

 

 

 

isten carefully to clinton's "admission." Watch the flash movie. Diagram the sentences.

It's the classic clinton snake-oil sales pitch that exploits liberal credulousness and the gestalt concepts of structural economy and closure (the tendency to perceive incomplete forms as complete). This allows clinton to tell the story of his utter failure to fight terrorism, his failure to take bin Laden from Sudan, his repeated failures, in fact, to decapitate an incipient and still stoppable al Qaeda, without explicitly admitting it.

"The Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again; [so] they released him [to America]."

Note that the linkage between the above two sentences and the indirect object of the second sentence are each implied, giving clinton plausible deniability.

"[H]e had committed no crime against America, so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America."

This position is surprising on two counts:

  1. clinton has never been one to allow the rule of law get in his way.

  2. Although bin Laden had repeatedly declared war on America during clinton's tenure, clinton treats terrorism not as a war but as a law enforcement problem, which, by definition is defensive, after-the-fact and fatally-too-late.

The impeached ex-president fails to understand that when terrorists declare war on you…and then proceed to kill you… you are, perforce, at war. At that point, you really have only one decision to make: Do you fight the terrorists… or do you surrender?

Critical to the understanding of the clintons' (and Kerry's and the left's) inability to protect America from terrorism is the analysis of clinton's final phrase, "though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America."

"I did not bring him [Osama bin Laden] here... though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America."

This phrase is clinton's explicit rejection of both bin Laden's repeated declarations/acts of war and the (Bush) doctrine of preemption to fight terror.

This phrase underscores clinton's failure to understand that:

  • a terrorist war requires only one consenting player

  • defining bin Laden's acts of war as "crimes'' is a dangerous, anachronistic, postmodern conceit (It doesn't depend on what the meaning of the word "war" is) and amounts to surrender

  • preemption serves a necessary, critically protective, as well as offensive function in any war on terror.

The sorry endpoint of this massive, 8-year clinton blunder was, of course, 9/11 and the exponential growth of al Qaeda.

ASIDE: It is beyond farce, therefore, for Richard Clarke to exalt clinton, (whose response to terrorism--in those rare ("bimbo") instances when he did, in fact, respond--was feckless, at best), even as he attempts to take down Bush, a great president whose demonstrated vision, courage and tenacity in the face of seditious undermining by the power-hungry clintons and their leftist goons is nothing short of heroic.

 

"So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, 'cause they could have; but they thought it was a hot potato."

Finally, this last paragraph underscores clinton's penchant for passing off the tough problems (and the buck) to others (while arrogating their solutions as his own). It would have been a simple matter for him to take bin Laden. Why did he turn the offer down?

The answer was inadvertently if somewhat obliquely provided by Madeleine Albright at the cabinet meeting that would decide the disposition of the USS Cole bombing by al Qaeda [that is to say, that would decide to do what it had always done when a "bimbo" was not spilling the beans on the clintons--nothing--only Clarke wanted to retaliate militarily for this unambiguous act of war].

According to Albright, a [sham] Mideast accord would yield [, if not peace for the principals, surely] a Nobel Peace Prize for clinton [an unprincipled fraud whose only significance is the devastation that he (and his zipper-hoisted spinoff) have wreaked on America].


WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA
(a NEW virtual john kerry talks series)

Kerry's Fatal(clinton)Error

 

Mia T, 3.16.04

  


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Kerry seldom speaks out on the campaign trail about the importance of fighting terrorism, and polls shows it's an issue on which Bush appears to have an advantage.

"We are determined to make this campaign about real issues facing Americans, like making health care affordable, improving education and getting our economy back on track," Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill said....

BRIAN BLOMQUIST
KERRY JOINS AIR WAR

NYPOST.COM

"I think there's been an exaggeration; [President Bush] has exaggerated the threat of terrorism. There needs to be a refocusing. They are really misleading all of America... in a profound way.

The war on terror is less-- is occasionally military; but it's primarily an intelligence and law-enforcement operation."

John Kerry
Democratic presidential debate
January 29,2004
Greenville, S.C.

Well, it's interesting to hear that when they shut the newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq, and let me change the term "legitimate." When they shut a newspaper that belongs to a voice, because he [al Sadr] has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days, and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment.

John Kerry

"I voted for a process by which war would be the last resort."

John Kerry

Kerry hits out at Bush over Iraq
Adam Blenford and agencies
Monday January 26, 2004

ohn Kerry says the war on terror is less about military might than about law enforcement.

This should not surprise us. Kerry's dangerously flawed thinking on terrorism is perfectly consistent with his dangerously soporific bombast: Both are anachronistic, early 20th-century artifacts.

Osama bin Laden has made it perfectly clear: The clintons' military fecklessness and cowardice emboldened the terrorists.

Even if we allow for his characteristic flatulence and opportunism, John Kerry's demagogically tortured parsing of President George W. Bush's war-as-the-last-resort pledge and the fact that Kerry's list of the "real issues facing Americans" does not include the one issue, namely terrorism, that renders all other issues moot -- (health care, education and money have very limited utility to the dead)-- reveal a fundamental--and fatal--misunderstanding of America's situation.

When terrorists declare war on you…and then proceed to kill you… you are, perforce, at war. At that point, you really have only one decision to make: Do you fight the terrorists… or do you surrender?

Contrary to clinton/leftist-media spin, this war waged against America by the terrorists did not begin on September 11, 2001. The terrorists--bin Laden--had declared war on America repeatedly, had killed Americans repeatedly, throughout the clinton years.

Remarkably, the same terrorists hit the same WTC building in 1993, and clinton, 15 minutes away from the devastation, didn't even bother to visit the site, preferring instead to add his old bromides on the economy to the pollution along the Jersey Turnpike. (Ironically, the legacy clinton would desperately, futilely seek throughout his life was right under his nose on that day in 1993; but he was too self-absorbed--too stupid, some would say--to see it.)

And as for the September 11 attacks, they were planned in May 1998, on the clintons' watch, in the Khalden Camp in southeastern Afghanistan.

The terrorists declared war on America on the clintons watch and the clintons surrendered.

Democrats, from the clintons to Kerry, reflexively choose "surrender."

President Bush chooses '"fight."

Andrew Cuomo didn't call the Democrats "clueless" for no reason.

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A Vote for Kerry is a Vote for the Terrorists

by Mia T, 6.08.04

For the better part of 18 months, John Kerry has bitterly denounced the Bush administration's conduct of international relations, above all in Iraq.  Over and over he has pronounced his unsparing indictment: "George Bush has pursued the most arrogant, inept, reckless, and ideological foreign policy in the modern history of this country."
 
That is remarkably hostile language for a presidential challenger.  No major party candidate for the White House in modern times has so thoroughly abandoned the principle that politics stops at the water's edge.
 
On the other hand, voters clearly benefit when candidates articulate their differences, and make plain what is at stake on Election Day.  After 18 months of honing his anti-Bush message, Kerry should be able to outline his alternative foreign policy with crystal clarity.  He should have no trouble laying out a comprehensive vision for Iraq and the Middle East and explaining why it is superior to Bush's.
 
So why doesn't he do so?
 
...No matter how the question is put, Kerry's answers on Iraq always boil down to a single recipe: Shrink the US role in Iraq and defer to the United Nations instead.  That's it.  That is the sum and substance of his thinking about Iraq.  He doesn't relate it to the war on terrorism, to the future of liberty in the Middle East, to America's national interests.  He repeatedly declares Bush a failure for not kowtowing to the UN and vows that in a Kerry administration, the UN will be given the commanding role it deserves.
 
Kerry has been talking this way for months.  In his speech on Iraq at the Brookings Institution last fall, for example, he mentioned the UN no fewer than 25 times.  ("We need a new Security Council resolution to give the United Nations real authority in the rebuilding of Iraq. . . . This shift of authority from the United States to the United Nations is indispensable.") By contrast, he mentioned terrorism just seven times.  He mentioned freedom, democracy, and the Middle East not at all....

 
When Bush speaks about Iraq, by contrast, it is clear that he has thought the subject through and related it to his larger goals in the world... 

"The defeat of violence and terror in Iraq is vital to the defeat of violence and terror elsewhere, and vital, therefore, to the safety of the American people.  Now is the time, and Iraq is the place, in which the enemies of the civilized world are testing the will of the civilized world.  We must not waver. . . .
 
 

The cause of liberty and the defeat of terror vs. the cause of a more powerful UN: In this first presidential election of the post-9/11 world, that is what the choice comes down to.

Kerry's U.N. fetish
Jeff Jacoby

April 23, 2004
townhall.com

The Left's Fatally Flawed "Animal Farm" Mentality
(Why America Must NEVER AGAIN Elect a Democrat President)


WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA

by Mia T, 6.04.04

 

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The Bush Doctine is built on two pillars, one -- that the United States must maintain its absolute military superiority in every part of the world, and second -- that the United States has the right for preemptive action.

Now, both these propositions, taken on their own, are quite valid propositions, but if you put them together, they establish two kinds of sovereignty in the world, the sovereignty of the United States, which is inviolate, not subject to any international constraints, and the rest of the world, which is subject to the Bush Doctrine.

To me, it is reminiscent to [sic] George Orwell's "Animal Farm," that "All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

George Soros

eorge Soros could not have more clearly enunciated the lethal danger that he and John Kerry and the clintons and the rest of his leftist cabal pose for America.

Yesterday, at the "progressive," i.e., ultra-extremist left-wing liberal, "Take Back America" confab, Mr. Soros confirmed the obvious: 9/11 was dispositive for the Dems; that is, 9/11 accelerated what eight years of the clintons had set into motion, namely, the demise of a Democratic party that is increasingly irrelevant, unflinchingly corrupt, unwaveringly self-serving, chronically moribund and above all, lethally, seditiously dangerous.

"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

Apparently missing the irony, George Soros chastised America with these words even as he was trying his $25,000,000, 527-end-run damnedest to render himself "more equal than others" in order to foist his radical, paranoic, deadly dementia on an entire nation.

"Animal Farm" is George Orwell's satirical allegory of the Russian Revolution; but it could just as easily be the story of the Democratic Party of today, with the

Kennedy-Pelosi-Gore-clinton (either--"one for the price of two," I say) -Sulzberger-Soros-Moore construct

its porcine manifestation.

GEORGE TSURIS

Soros' little speech reveals everything we need to know about the Left, to wit:

  • its naivete about the War on Terror,
  • its preference for demagoguery over rational argument, and ideology and reacquisition of power over national security,
  • its mindset, which is inextricably bound to its failed, tortuous, reckless schemes, relics of a different time, a different war and a different enemy.

Soros is correct when he states that each of the two pillars of the Bush Doctine--the United States maintenance of absolute military superiority and the United States right of preemptive action--are "valid propositions" [in a post-9/11 world].

But when he proceeds from there to argue that the validity of each of these two [essential] pillars is somehow nullified by the resultant unequalled power that these two pillars, when taken together, vest in the United States, rational thought and national-security primacy give way to dogmatic Leftist neo-neoliberal ideology.

 

What is, in fact, "inviolate" here is the neo-neoliberal doctrine of U.S. sovereignty, which states simply that there must be none, that we must yield our sovereignty to the United Nations. Because this Leftist tenet is inviolate, and because it is the antithesis of the concept of U.S. sovereignty enunciated by the Bush Doctrine and the concept of U.S. sovereignty required by the War on Terror, rabid Leftists like Soros conclude that we must trash the latter two inconvenient concepts--even if critical to the survival of our country.

It is precisely here where Soros and the Left fail utterly to understand the War on Terror. They cannot see beyond their own ideology and lust for power. They have become a danger to this country no less lethal than the terrorists they aid and abet.

 

I think this administration has the right strategic vision and has taken many of the steps needed to get that long-term strategy rolling.

Where I give them the failing grade is in explaining that vision to the American public and the world. Key example: this White House enshrines preemptive war in the latest National Security Strategy and that scares the hell out of a lot of Americans, not to mention our allies. Why? This administration fails to distinguish sufficiently under what conditions that strategy makes reasonable sense.

My point is this: when you are explicit about the world being divided into globalization's Core and Gap, you can distinguish between the different security rule sets at work in each.

Nothing has changed about strategic deterrence or the concept of mutual-assured destruction (or MAD) within the Core, so fears about preemptive wars triggering World War III are misplaced.

When this administration talks about preemption, they're talking strictly about the Gap - not the Core. The strategic stability that defines the Core is not altered one whit by this new strategy, because preemption is all about striking first against actors or states you believe - quite reasonably - are undeterrable in the normal sense.

Thomas P.M. Barnett
The Pentagon's New Map
NB: Dr. Barnett is a lifelong DEMOCRAT

I'm a single-issue voter, as I guess must have become apparent.

I'm not a Republican. I'm not a conservative. I'm not a very great admirer of the president in many ways, but I think that my condition is... that this is an administration that wakes up every morning wondering how to make life hard for the forces of Jihad and how to make as hard as possible an unapologetic defense of civilization against this kind of barbarism... and though the Bush administration has been rife with disappointment on this and incompetent, I nonetheless feel that they have some sense of that spirit.

I don't get that... I don't get that feeling from anyone who even sought the Democratic nomination.

I would [therefore] have to vote for the reelection of President Bush.

Christopher Hitchens
Washington Journal, 6.01.04
C-SPAN


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America's Real Two-Front War
 
 

by Mia T, 4.17.04

 

 

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merica's real two-front war: fundamentalist Islam on the right and a fundamentally seditious clintonoid neo-neoliberalism on the left, both anarchic, both messianically, lethally intolerant, both amorally perverse, both killing Americans, both placing America at grave risk, both quite insane.

If we are to prevail, the rules of engagement--on both fronts--must change.

Marquis of Queensberry niceties, multicultural hypersensitivity, unipolar-power guilt, hegemony aversion (which is self-sabotage in the extreme--we must capture what we conquer--oil is the terrorist's lifeblood)... and, most important, the mutual-protection racket in Washington--pre-9/11 anachronisms all--are luxuries we can no longer afford.

Notwithstanding, the underlying premise of our hyperfastidious polity, (that we must remain in the system to save the system) is fallacious at best and tantamount to Lady Liberty lifting herself up by her own bootstraps.

To borrow from the Bard, let's start metaphorically, or better yet, economically and politically, by killing all the seditious solicitors, which include the clintons and their left-wing agitprop-and-money-laundering machine: the Viacom-Simon & Schuster-60-Minutes vertical operation, the horizontal (as in "soporific") Cronkite-ite news readers, the (hardly upright) Ben-Veniste goons and Gorelick sleepers, and, of course, the clueless, cacophonic, disproportionately loud, left-coast Barbra-Streisand contingent.

America must not pull her punches.

To prevail, America must defeat--thoroughly destroy--her enemies. On both fronts.


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ne•o-ne•o•lib•er•al•ism n.

neocommunist political movement, a tipsy-topsy, infantile perversion of the Marxist-Leninist model, global in scope, beginning in the post-cold-war, unipolar 1990s, led by the '60s neoliberal baby-boomer "intelligentsia," that seeks power without responsibility, i.e., that seeks to dilute American power by concentrating power in said '60s neoliberals while yielding America's sovereignty to the United Nations, i.e., while surrendering to the terrorists, as it continues the traditional '60s neoliberal feint, namely: (1) concern for social justice, (2) distain for bureaucracy, and (3) the championing of entrepreneurship for the great unwashed.

Mia T, 2.24.04
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The Democratic Party's Problem Transcends Its Anti-War Contingent2

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by Mia T, 4.6.03

 

If Act I was a thinly veiled allegory about naked clintonism, then Act II is a parable about the plan for world domination by the Establishment, aged hippies in pinstripes all, with their infantile, solipsistic world view amazingly untouched by time.

 

Mia T, June 9, 1999
THE ALIENS

 

l From is sounding the alarm. "Unless we convince Americans that Democrats are strong on national security," he warns his party, "Democrats will continue to lose elections."

Helloooo? That the Democrats have to be spoon-fed what should be axiomatic post-9/11 is, in and of itself, incontrovertible proof that From's advice is insufficient to solve their problem.

From's failure to fully lay out the nature of the Democrats' problem is not surprising: he is the guy who helped seal his party's fate. It was his Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) that institutionalized the proximate cause of the problem, clintonism, and legitimized its two eponymic provincial operators on the national stage. The "Third Way" and "triangulation" don't come from the same Latin root for no reason.

That "convince" is From's operative word underscores the Democrats' dilemma. Nine-eleven was transformative. It is no longer sufficient merely to convince. One must demonstrate, demonstrate convincingly, if you will… which means both in real time and historically.

When it comes to national security, Americans will no longer take any chances. Turning the turn of phrase back on itself, the era of the Placebo President is over. (Incidentally, the oft-quote out-of-context sentence fragment alluded to here transformed meaningless clinton triangulation into a meaningful if deceptive soundbite.)

Although From is loath to admit it -- the terror in his eyes belies his facile solution -- the Democratic party's problem transcends its anti-war contingent.

With a philosophy that relinquishes our national sovereignty -- and relinquishes it reflexively… and to the UN no less -- the Democratic party is, by definition, the party of national insecurity.

With policy ruled by pathologic self-interest -- witness the "Lieberman Paradigm," Kerry's "regime change" bon mot (gone bad), Edwards' and the clintons' brazen echoes thereof (or, alternatively, Pelosi's less strident wartime non-putdown putdown)… and, of course, the clincher -- eight years of the clintons' infantilism, grotesquerie and utter failure -- the Democratic party is, historically and in real time, the party of national insecurity.

The Democrats used to be able to wallpaper their national insecurity with dollars and demogoguery. But that was before 9/11.



addendum 12.13.03:
Pathologic self-interest: Richard Miniter's C-SPAN interview, contained in hillary talks:ON TERROR, (below), is absolutely devastating for the clintons. Miniter presents the clintons' monumental failure to protect America in sickening detail.

Note in particular Madeleine Albright's shocking reason given at the time of the USS Cole attack why the clinton administration should not respond militarily. It tell us everything we need to know about the clintons. It tell us why clinton redux is an absolutely suicidal notion.

Notwithstanding their cowardice, corruption, perfidy, and to borrow a phrase from Andrew Cuomo, their essential cluelessness, the clintons, according to Albright, made their decision not to go after the terrorists primarily for reasons of their own legacy and power. The clintons reasoned that inaction would MAXIMIZE THEIR CHANCES TO RECEIVE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. No matter that that inaction would also maximize the terrorists' power, maximize America's danger.

For more than a half decade, the Clinton administration was shoveling atomic secrets out the door as fast as it could, literally by the ton. Millions of previously classified ideas and documents relating to nuclear arms were released to all comers, including China's bomb makers.

William J. Broad
Spying Isn't the Only Way to Learn About Nukes,
The New York Times, May 30, 1999


Broad would have us believe we are watching "Being There" and not "The Manchurian Candidate." His argument is superficially appealing as most reasonable people would conclude that it requires the simplemindedness of a Chauncy Gardener (in "Being There") to reason that instructing China and a motley assortment of terrorist nations on how to beef up their atom bombs and how not to omit the "key steps" when building hydrogen bombs would somehow blunt and not stimulate their appetites for bigger and better bombs and a higher position in the power food chain.

But it is Broad's failure to fully connect the dots -- clinton's wholesale release of atomic secrets, decades of Chinese money sluicing into clinton's campaigns, clinton's pushing of the test ban treaty, clinton's concomitant sale of supercomputers, and clinton's noxious legacy -- that blows his argument to smithereens and reduces his piece to just another clinton apologia by The New York Times.

But even a Times apologia cannot save clinton from the gallows. Clinton can be both an absolute (albeit postmodern) moron and a traitor. The strict liability Gump-ism, "Treason is as treason does" applies.

The idea that an individual can be convicted of the crime of treason only if there is treasonous intent or *mens rea* runs contrary to the concept of strict liability crimes. That doctrine (Park v United States, (1974) 421 US 658,668) established the principle of 'strict liability' or 'liability without fault' in certain criminal cases, usually involving crimes which endanger the public welfare.

Calling his position on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty "an historic milestone," (if he must say so himself) clinton believed that if he could get China to sign it, he would go down in history as the savior of mankind. This was 11 August 1995.

(There would be an analogous treasonous miscalculation in the Mideast: clinton failed to shut down Muslim terrorism, then in its incipient stage and stoppable, because he reasoned that doing so would have wrecked his chances for the Nobel Peace Prize. Indeed, according to Richard Miniter, Madeleine Albright offered precisely the Nobel-Muslim factor as a primary reason for not treating the bombing of the USS Cole as an act of war.)

Mia T, 2.11.04
BUSH, THE CLINTONS + WMD PROLIFERATION:
The
REAL "Imminent Threat"

 

 

It is precisely the clintons' bin-Laden-emboldening inaction to the attack on the USS Cole and the clintons' bin-Laden-emboldening token, ineffectual, August 1998 missile strikes of aspirin factories and empty tents that eliminate "bin-Laden-emboldenment avoidance" as the rationale for the latter decision and support "wag the dog," instead.

Taken together, feckless clinton inaction and feckless clinton action serve only to reinforce the almost universally held notion: the clinton calculus was, is, and always will be, solely self-serving.

In the case of the non-response to the attack on the Cole, an unambiguous act of war, the clinton rationale, according to no less than Madeleine Albright, was a clinton Nobel Peace Prize by Arab appeasement. i.e., a clinton Nobel Peace Prize by bin-Laden-emboldenment.

And in the case of the curiously-timed, ineffectual (and, therefore, bin-Laden-emboldening) token missile strikes, the clinton rationale was Lewinsky-recantation distraction -- clearly not bin-Laden-emboldenment avoidance.

(This is not to say there wasn't a Nobel factor here, too. Obsolete intelligence, bolstered by the redundancy of a clinton tipoff, ensured that both bin Laden and the Mideast Muslim ego would escape unscathed.)

Mia T, "WAG THE DOG" revisited

 

 
 

WASHINGTON -- Two Norwegian public-relations executives and one member of the Norwegian Parliament say they were contacted by the White House to help campaign for President Clinton to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his work in trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East.

Clinton Lobbies for Nobel Prize: What a Punk
White House Lobbied For Clinton Nobel Peace Prize Updated
Friday, October 13, 2000
By Rita Cosby

 

 

 

There's been speculation in the last few months that Clinton was pursuing a Mideast peace accord in an effort to win the prize and secure his legacy as president.

AIDES PUSH CLINTON FOR THE NOBEL

 

 

 
At the time, clinton observed: "I made more progress in the Middle East than I did between Socks and Buddy." Retrospectively, it is clear that clinton's characterization was not correct.

Mia T, Buddy Death Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers

 

COPYRIGHT MIA T 2004


 

May 11, 3:18 PM EDT

Video Shows Beheading of American in Iraq


BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A video posted Tuesday on an al-Qaida-linked Web site showed the beheading an American civilian in Iraq in what was said to be revenge for abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

The video showed five men wearing headscarves and black ski masks, standing over a bound man in an orange jumpsuit - similar to a prisoner's uniform. The man identified himself as Nick Berg, a U.S. civilian whose body was found Saturday near a highway overpass in Baghdad.

"My name is Nick Berg, my father's name is Michael, my mother's name is Suzanne," the man said on the video. "I have a brother and sister, David and Sarah. I live in ... Philadelphia."

After reading a statement, the men were seen pulling the man to his side and putting a large knife to his neck. A scream sounded as the men cut his head off, shouting "Allahu akbar!" - "God is great!" They then held the head up to the camera.

The slaying recalled the kidnapping and videotaped beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 in Pakistan. Four Islamic militants have been convicted of kidnapping Pearl, but seven other suspects - including those who allegedly slit his throat - remain at large.

NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT Video posted of beheading of American in Iraq

 

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

sanitizing evil
Kerry Cabal Censors Nick Berg Decapitation


pro-islamofascist-terrorist radical chic

The Cycle of Violence:
NOW WITH HYPERLINKED INSTRUCTION MANUAL


A Vote for Kerry is a Vote for the Terrorists

JOHN KERRY'S RECKLESS TET-OFFENSIVE-GAMBIT REPLAY:
the left's jihad against America is killing our troops, aiding + abetting the terrorists and imperiling all Americans


nepotism + tokenism = a nancy pelosi
(or a hillary clinton)

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#4 - Kerry champions tolerance for terrorists


UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#3-sang-froid and the "nuclear" button

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#2-understanding the job description

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#1-making the tough choices in a post-9/11 world

Kerry's Belated Condemnation Focuses on Process
Kerry Lacks Moral Authority to Condemn Content

"CRY BUSH" + Iraqi-Prisoner "Abuse"
What are the Dems up to?


The Mary Jo White Memo:
Documentation of clintons' and Gorelick's willful, seditious malfeasance


What is the REAL Reason for Gorelick's Wall?


Q ERTY6 utter failureBUMP
Lib Author Regrets Voting (TWICE!) for clinton
"Sickened" by clinton's Failure to Protect America from Terrorism

MUST-READ BOOK FOR DEMOCRATS:
How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror

(Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?)

The Man Who Warned America
(Why a Rapist is Not a Fit President)

UDAY: "The end is near… this time I think the… Americans are serious, Bush is not like Clinton."

more

 

2 posted on 06/15/2004 5:33:04 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: All

CORRECTION:
personal loyalty


3 posted on 06/15/2004 5:37:13 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: WorkingClassFilth; jla; Gail Wynand; Brian Allen; Wolverine; Lonesome in Massachussets; IVote2; ...

ping


4 posted on 06/15/2004 5:48:21 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T; NYC GOP Chick

Bush isn't going to drop Cheney. Besides, Rudy is real squishy on social issues.


5 posted on 06/15/2004 5:58:35 AM PDT by sauropod (Which would you prefer? "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" or "I did not have sex with that woman?)
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To: sauropod

Your points are precisely why I wrote this...


6 posted on 06/15/2004 6:00:37 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: sauropod

Why would it matter what his views are on social issues? He would be vice-president. I believe that if Bush runs with Cheney he has a better than 75% chance of losing. If he runs with Guliani I believe he has a better than 90% chance of winning. Are the vice-president's views on social issues so important that we are willing to lose the most powerful office in the world over them?


7 posted on 06/15/2004 6:04:56 AM PDT by Russ
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To: cyn
your comment inspired this post ping
8 posted on 06/15/2004 6:07:23 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

"...the Left, these days is uncharacteristically mute on the matter of Cheney. That should tell you something about The Cheney Effect."

I guess I'm failing to get that one. Usually silence is an indication that they don't want engagement.

In any event, I agree that the rhetorical equivalent of brass knuckles, zip-guns and switchblades would only serve to strengthen the campaign. I keep remembering the scene in the movie 'The Untouchables' where Sean Connery teaches the Costner character about street fighting...

There is no need for brutal attack without provocation, but a finger in the eye or an elbow into the windpipe would do wonders for diminishing the Kerry 'image.' Something like an event for veterans with the 225 Swift Boat commanders and crews that denounce the liar Kerry. Every time Effing brings up Viet Nam, his cohorts and contemporaries should be given air time to voice his condemnation - and why. His arrogance, leftism, sedition and a thousand other issues should be employed to best effect.

Besides kicking his Frankensteinian @ss (Since he is sewn together from various body parts, whose @ss is it anyway?), the effect of Bush delivering a rhetorical kick to Kerry's rhetorical groin would also serve to jazz all of us in the hinterlands that would love to do the same.


9 posted on 06/15/2004 6:08:13 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Back to an old favorite: DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
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To: Mia T

BTTT


10 posted on 06/15/2004 6:16:22 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Russ
I didn't say that.

If the vice-presidency is so unimportant, then why the big rush to dump Cheney?

People don't vote on the basis of a Veep. Just look at the ridiculous naval gazing JohnEffingKerry is doing right now. He's wasting his time.

11 posted on 06/15/2004 6:20:36 AM PDT by sauropod (Which would you prefer? "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" or "I did not have sex with that woman?)
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To: Mia T; jla; sultan88; ForGod'sSake; BraveMan; MeekOneGOP; Liz; Libloather; Grampa Dave
"The Bush camp could use a dollop of New York street fighter... that is to say, Giuliani, with McCain -- geography notwithstanding -- the backup....Bush must drop Cheney."

Gotta disagree with you here, my FRiend. While I like Rudy G. on a lot of issues, I cannot support making him Veep this time around. One of the things I like most about Cheney--and the list is long--is that he has no intention of running fer POTUS!! His health simply would not allow it. If Guiliani were made Veep, he would automatically become the odds-on favorite to become the GOP nominee fer POTUS in 2008. While I may indeed support Rudy fer said nomination in 2008, I totally 100% disagree that he should be granted this inside track. The nominee must bubble up from the primaries, not be annointed four years prior to the nomination battle.

Sure, the 2008 primary season could be somewhat messy, but it beats the heck outta annointing the GOP candidate from a smoke-filled room!!

Plus, Cheney ROCKS!!

FReegards...MUD

12 posted on 06/15/2004 6:22:43 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

It's not as tho the dems had been averse to engagement on cheney. They stopped only when cheney's drag on the ticket became a real factor, i.e., when a kerry win seemed a real possibility.


13 posted on 06/15/2004 6:22:45 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Russ
"I believe that if Bush runs with Cheney he has a better than 75% chance of losing. If he runs with Guliani I believe he has a better than 90% chance of winning."

ROFL!! Ya sure pulled those numbers outta yer butt, dint'cha?!

SHEEEESH...MUD

14 posted on 06/15/2004 6:25:23 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim

I happen to think very highly of cheney. It's not about that, tho.

And while the implications for 2008 are significant (in my view, a VP Giuliani forever removes clinton from contention), it's also not primarily about that.

It's all about winning this war.


15 posted on 06/15/2004 6:27:35 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

I am sorry, but I simply do not agree with you. I am much more content with Cheney than Giuliani. I think Cheney is much more savvy and is a greater asset to the defense of this country than Rudy, regardless of your arguments.


16 posted on 06/15/2004 6:29:40 AM PDT by arjay ("Are we a government that has a country, or a country that has a government?" Ronald Reagan)
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To: arjay

Cheney's obvious assets are irrelevant if Bush loses.

OTOH, if Bush wins, cheney could serve the administration in another capacity,


17 posted on 06/15/2004 6:38:28 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

Look, I enjoy you're work/posts, but Giuliani is a gun-grabber. Sorry, if such a candidate has that title? He ain't getin' my vote whether he has an 'R' or 'D' after his name....


18 posted on 06/15/2004 6:39:35 AM PDT by donozark (I have benefited unfairly from the Bush tax cuts and rebounding economy. I feel SOO guilty!)
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To: Mia T
"...a VP Giuliani forever removes clinton from contention..."

Rudy can accomplish that by beating her fer the NooYawk Senate seat in 2006.

"It's all about winning this war."

Then let's make Guiliani the new Attorney General...Lord knows he'll be a damn sight better than the gutless weenie we've got heading the DOJ now!!

FReegards...MUD

19 posted on 06/15/2004 6:44:49 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Hell, they had to be pulled from somewhere! It just represents my opinion (hopefully, wrong) that a Bush/Gulliani ticket would be stronger than Bush/Cheney. As a Republican I want the strongest ticket up against the Deomocrats. This is one election that who the vice-presidential candidate is will make a difference.


20 posted on 06/15/2004 6:50:54 AM PDT by Russ
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To: donozark

Are you saying that you would prefer a Pres. Kerry to a VP Giuliani?

And even if it means losing the war on terror?

These are lethally dangerous times. We must look beyond our own tidy little worldview. We must put aside the provincial. Winning this apocalyptic war is all that matters now.


21 posted on 06/15/2004 6:52:16 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mudboy Slim

We can't make rudy AG if we lose.


22 posted on 06/15/2004 6:53:20 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Russ

bump


23 posted on 06/15/2004 6:54:39 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: sauropod
In this case I believe the vice-presidential candidate would make a difference. If Gulliani would be on the ticket it would immediately put New York in play for the Republicans. Kerry would have to spend millions to win a state he can now call safe. The same can be said for New Jersey. There is no dishonor in changing running mates. As a Republican I want to see the strongest ticket we can get to defeat the left. I believe(again, my opinion)that a Bush/Gulliani ticket would be a slam dunk. It would also help elect more Republicans to the senate thereby increasing our majority.
24 posted on 06/15/2004 6:56:39 AM PDT by Russ
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To: Mia T

Guiliani is the Rep's only hope in 2008. There is absolutely no one who stands a chance. Hanging onto Cheney would be future disaster for the reps.


25 posted on 06/15/2004 6:58:23 AM PDT by tkathy (nihilism: absolute destructiveness toward the world at large and oneself)
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To: Russ

bump


26 posted on 06/15/2004 6:58:48 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Russ
"It just represents my opinion (hopefully, wrong) that a Bush/Guliani ticket would be stronger than Bush/Cheney."

That's more like it...an opinion you can rightfully defend. I disagree that Bush/Cheney is a 3:1 dog against Kerry/whoever, though. If I was to pull a number outta MY butt, I'd say there's an 80% chance of us winning with our present ticket. Kerry's simply an implosion waiting to happen!!

FReegards...MUD

27 posted on 06/15/2004 7:00:08 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mia T
In my opinion, this is a non-productive idea. First of all, President Bush is loyal, and is not going to dump Cheney.

Secondly, any advantage you imagine by having Guiliani on the ticket would be negated by people who would be antagonized and would not vote, including pro-life people and other conservatives who like Cheney.

Third, the changing of the ticket would cause demoralization, as it would be seen as a move made due to panic. Negative press would ensue, and we would have to hear about Guiliani's divorce all over again. His ex-wife would take to the television and radio with all sorts of gossip.

This is not a practical idea, and I want to win as much as you do. This won't do it, however.

28 posted on 06/15/2004 7:02:24 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Mia T
Sure, but we mustn't panic and make changes simply fer the sake of making changes. Dubyuh's standing with many cultural conservatives is already a bit shaky...jettisoning Cheney fer a pro-choice divorcee may negatively impact the turnout from his base.

FReegards...MUD

29 posted on 06/15/2004 7:03:48 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mia T
To me, Second Amendment issues are not merely my personal "tidy little world view." Nor are they "provencial."

Having been on FR for nearly 9 years, I can't think of anything I have ever said that would lead you/anyone to believe I would prefer a "Pres. Kerry." HA!

There are others, equally qualified to be VP that are not openly, rapid, gun-grabbers. Perhaps Giuliani has changed (re:Second Amendment) since 9-11? Not aware of same, if he has...

30 posted on 06/15/2004 7:04:55 AM PDT by donozark (I have benefited unfairly from the Bush tax cuts and rebounding economy. I feel SOO guilty!)
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To: Miss Marple

regarding your points:

I discussed the first, Bush's personal loyalty, above. It is my view that Bush must rethink this; the moral imperative here is the greater, collective loyalty to the Constitution.

I referenced the second point when I stated that conservatives must look beyond the provincial in these lethally dangerous times. Will conservatives really consign their children's fate to a Pres. Kerry?

Third point: I suspect that changing the ticket would energize at least as many as it would demoralize.


31 posted on 06/15/2004 7:18:39 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: donozark

I didn't mean it as condescending to the pro-gun lobby or any other group. We-ALL OF US--have our tidy little wants and worldviews. My point is that winning this war on terror trumps every one of them.

(I'll wager that 9/11 caused Giuliani to rethink his view on the 2nd amendment, in any case.)


32 posted on 06/15/2004 7:25:09 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T
Good morning Mia
thanks for the ping
33 posted on 06/15/2004 7:30:34 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I agree with you about style. The need for New York street-fighter style was, in fact, the impetus for this post.


34 posted on 06/15/2004 7:47:10 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: BeforeISleep

you're welcome and good morning to you :)


35 posted on 06/15/2004 7:48:09 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mudboy Slim
Bump !


36 posted on 06/15/2004 7:59:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: Mia T

bttt


37 posted on 06/15/2004 8:10:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Yep...Cheney's a good man and an excellent VEEP!! Let's not discard a winning ticket!!

FReegards...MUD

38 posted on 06/15/2004 8:12:58 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim; Russ

a hypothetical question for you, Mud:

If it could be shown that Russ' numbers are predictive to a certainty, would you favor the switch?


39 posted on 06/15/2004 8:54:21 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T
CORRECTION:
personal loyalty

Look, Cheney is fine. Guliani is probably a plus for the ticket, and definitely becomes the front runner for '08. (Another Rudi-Hillary match up would be fun to contemplate.)

40 posted on 06/15/2004 9:44:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ideas so stupid only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"Another Rudi-Hillary match up would be fun to contemplate."

When was the first?! We need RudyG to whup the HildaBeast's arse in the 2006 Senatorial tilt...if he wins that, he'll improve his Presidential aspirations immensely.

FReegards...MUD

41 posted on 06/15/2004 10:26:32 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: Mia T; Russ
"If it could be shown that Russ' numbers are predictive to a certainty, would you favor the switch?"

That's a trick question, as yer asking me to say it's alright to sacrifice four years to get a "clean, unannointed candidate" in 2008. I honestly do not believe that winning and having Cheney on the ticket are mutually-exclusive. Come November, I realisticly expect Bush/Cheney to bring in AT LEAST 75% of the Electoral Votes...to say we've only got a 1 in 4 chance of winning with Cheney on the ticket is ludicrous to me.

FReegards...MUD

42 posted on 06/15/2004 10:32:21 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Revive the Reagan Revolution...NOW!!)
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To: sauropod
Bush isn't going to drop Cheney. Besides, Rudy is real squishy on social issues.

Squishy is just a nice way of saying "dead wrong."
43 posted on 06/15/2004 10:45:48 AM PDT by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment, NOW!)
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To: Mia T

After all this time,we finally have reached a complete parting of the ways,Mia.Cheney can NOT be cut loose from the ticket! And Rudy as V.P.,though I like a lot of what he did for N.Y.C.,would make a Kerry win a certitude.He's just the wrong man for V.P. and I highly doubt that he'd even take it.He wants to be Governor of N.Y. or president.


44 posted on 06/15/2004 12:25:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
I knew I was being controversial. ;)

I like Cheney very much, but I maintain that his presence on the ticket is a net loss... The reasons why Cheney on the ticket weakens the Republican position, both in 04 and 08, are obvious.

One possible compromise: The Bush 2000 veep headhunter removing himself if he determines that he is a drag on the ticket would have a certain symmetry.

45 posted on 06/15/2004 1:32:05 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T
I'm really not certain why you have taken this position,but I really DO believe you're 100% incorrect.Cheney is NOT a drag on the '04 ticket,though of course,that does leave a huge hole for '08,since Cheney will not be running for president then.

While Rudy made a name as THE COUNTRY'S MAYOR, for his bravery and calm and steady hand on 9/11 and beyond,he has far too much baggage otherwise.His "broken windows" policies were fantastic,but his sidewalk gates and NO CROSS streets,STINK! And then there are his moderate stances,which either flummox or infuriate some Conservatives all over the nation.He wants to be governor and N.Y. stated needs him in that position.Maybe he will be able to reign in Albany;GOD knows that place needs someone to do it.:-)

46 posted on 06/15/2004 6:14:19 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Mia T; Mudboy Slim
All academic because the ticket is, and will be, BUSH/CHENEY.
I don't understand, Mia, your motivation for suggesting something that will not occur. Wouldn't it be more advantageous for our side to dwell and improve on who we will be putting up against the Dems next November?

And I certainly wouldn't put Rudy G. on the ticket. He is unqualified to lead the Party of Reagan.

47 posted on 06/15/2004 7:13:34 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: nopardons; Mudboy Slim; Russ; jla; All
The left has successfully demagogued, marginalized and Halliburtonized Cheney. But I hasten to add that the Bush camp, by keeping Cheney effectively muzzled and hogtied for four years, has done its best to assist the Left in its effort.

One of the failures of Bush--and it may prove to be his fatal failure--is his failure to communicate. The Bush Doctrine is correct, courageous, even brilliant, but Bush never sold it to America. The Bush economic strategy is successful, but Bush doesn't adequately inform America of its success. Bush's rhetorical inadequacy leaves an informational vacuum in the electorate that the Left solicitously fills with its lies.

Cheney could have been the voice of the administration. He speaks lucidly and convincingly, but is rarely allowed to speak. Why is that? The fear, I suppose, is that if Cheney took on that role, it would confirm the Left's claim, which is that he is the one actually running the place.

And so we have one man who cannot communicate his brilliant, courageous policy, and another, who dares not communicate it. This is not a good team. It is a recipe for electoral disaster.

And by the way, the Bush ad, "pessimism never created a job" exemplifies this rhetorical lameness. The message is much too oblique, too soft. What they mean to say, I think, is that Kerry is talking down the economy (and the war) and imperiling us all.

It's time to stop pulling the punches and start telling it like it is. Giuliani would do that.

48 posted on 06/15/2004 7:17:57 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T
Put someone like Rudy G. on the ticket and the Dems will be making Inaugural Ball reservations.
The G.O.P. will not win a Presidential election without the support of the Christian Right.
49 posted on 06/15/2004 7:37:07 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: Mia T
V.P.s are almost NEVER seen,let alone heard from.

Yes, President Bush and his team haven't done and really don't do a good job of " selling". WHERE IS LEE ATWATER WHEN ONE REALLY NEEDS HIM?

The left demonize ALL GOPers,so their tarring Cheney with Halliburton is really no biggie.Why? Because they do it so heavy handedly, that the majority of the great unwashed haven't a clue as to what they're talking about.And as far as Cheney's being the "real" power behind the throne,that too only resonates with the kooks;both on the left and the right.

Sooooooooooo,what would Rudy bring to the ticket? A voice for the administration? No,he'd be labeled as the "new puppet master" and worse.Many people would see the change as something sinister,not to mention the fact that a lot of FREEPERS hate Rudy,because he isn't a Conservative and some here are such regionalists,that a Northerner,any Northerner,is viewed as the anti-Christ.

Cheney will do superlatively well in the debates;so will the president and most people won't even begin to pay attention,until after Labor Day.

Giulliani should replace Tennet.

50 posted on 06/15/2004 7:38:08 PM PDT by nopardons
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