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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:20 AM
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Replace Cheney with Powell and America goes crazy stupid
with Secretary of State Colin Powell on bush ticket

Poll taken 7/8-9/04

Bush/Powell 53%
Kerry/Edwards 44%
other 3%

http://pollingreport.com /

That is a scary number - but bush won't do it . . . but something tells me Cheney's heart condition gets worse come September . . .


A Pathetic Excuse for a pResident




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taxidriver Donating Member (663 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:23 AM
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1. powell or mccain would certainly be trouble.
i dont know why bush insists on sticking with cheney...
...maybe because cheney is really in charge after all?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:24 AM
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2. I think Powell wants out.
And I doubt he would do it.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:25 AM
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3. it is hard to believe Colon Bowel has a shred of respect left
the way he has lied and whored for the bushgang

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:25 AM
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4. I don't think Powell would do it
He's already sold half his soul, I think he wants to keep a part of it for himself.
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agates Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:49 AM
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30. Powelll would do exactly as he is told to do
Has he ever done anything else?
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IHaveADream Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:53 AM
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32. That's right,
he would join the ticket if he were asked.
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:30 AM
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5. Powell is a laughable buffoon..
... IF this were to happen, the Kerry campaign could continually loop Powell's so called damning evidence against Iraq. Powell has no credibility. He's a joke, a has been, a punk-ass pit bull for the Bush crime family.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:10 AM
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13. Exactly - his credibility is zippo....as Harry Belafonte said it so best..
...about his role in this administration....
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Merlin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:33 AM
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6. Anyone who thinks Powell wouldn't take it is smoking a pipe.
There is hardly a soul in politics anywhere who wouldn't accept the VP-ship if offered to them by an incumbent POTUS of their own party.

Powell would take it in a NY minute. And it would be big trouble for us.

All we can do is hope Bush is just too damn obstinate to part with ole crooked mouth.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:51 AM
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It will never happen in a million years...
Get Wolfie, Rummy, Perly, Libby in a room and tell em, "fellow NeoCons your new boss is going to be Powell"......bwahahahahahaha Don't you think the shit would hit the fan....

Cheney is the real pResident, and most people with common sense know this.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:07 AM
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11. He turned it down in 96
I just heard Jack Kemp on the radio a few days ago talking about how he was a second choice and he was only called when Powell definitively told Dole he was out.

Still, if he was willing to do Sec State, why not VP? Sec State is by far the more trying job.
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Blue Wally Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:42 AM
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23. Powell's wife doesn't want to campaign
He gave this as the reason. Not sure Powell would want to go through a presidential campaign either. A cabinet position may be a lot of work and may subject you to being a lightning rod for criticism, but Powell can handle those with no problem.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:33 AM
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7. Bullshit
Bush just told the NAACP to go basically go Cheney themselves. Powell will most likely be seen as a disgrace to African Americans everywhere for running with chimp.
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:51 AM
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8. Oh, someone that can address the NAACP.
On the other hand, who could possibly trust him after his UN fiasco.

Karma tells me that I should wish something better for these * criminals. Perhaps they can be the first to colonize Mars. No, that's not good enough. How about Saturn? That would be a remarkable achievement and not as close as Mars.
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kaiso Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 01:55 AM
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9. Knowing this could be the reason Bush is comfortable dissing the NAACP? nt
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:09 AM
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12. So what should Bush's strategy be
in dealing with the NAACP?

I sure wouldn't advise him to give them any time or headlines. He's certainly not going to win them over.
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kaiso Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:11 AM
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14. A bigger man would put aside differences and pay respect to the oldest
civil rights organization in the country.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:05 AM
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10. When he was governor of Texas, he always
made a point of making sure that his ballot "Team Bush" they called it was well represented by minorities and women.

I will be surprised if he looks at the chance to do something historic, and then doesn't do it.

I not only expect Cheney to be replaced, I expect him to resign so either Powell or Elizabeth Dole will actually become the first ________ VP before the election.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:31 AM
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16. How will the Neocons react to this? EOM
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 02:30 AM
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15. Imagine the Reactionary base votin' for a well-tanned chap like that
Heads would be exploding nationwide like the end of "Mars Attacks!"; I can almost hear Slim Whitman now...
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 03:58 AM
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17. Powell won't run
Remember back in 1992 when both parties were hoping Powell would run for Pres on their ticket? (Before it came out he was Republican).

He did not want to run because his wife has psychological problems--depression and other stuff--he did not want her to undergo the scrutiny and pressure of the campaign. If he had of wanted it--he would have gone for the top spot then.

I think he must be a nice guy in a way--to protect his wife that way. Some care only for power so much that they don't think about what their family has to go through. So that was good.

I don't think anything would have changed since then though...so I doubt he would do it.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:03 AM
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18. Welcome Teacher...
It's nice to have you on board... :hi:
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:13 AM
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19. Hello!
Thank you!!! I have been here for a while, but never participated. I guess it is about time! (I had a rough weekend and I just felt really lonely and needed to reach out tonight--it is good to make some new friends!)
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:17 AM
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20. The people on this board are great....
Been here a few months and I love it here. No crass language towards each other and lots of intelligent discussions.
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:27 AM
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21. sounds great!
That's good to know!

I have often been attracted by what is going on, and many times wanted to pur in my 2 cents, but something always stopped me. I am looking forward to getting more involved.

After all--I am always telling my students to get involved--so I should follow my own advice!
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:38 AM
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22. If you have AIM put your screename...so we can get up chats..EOM
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 04:50 AM
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24. Help!
What is AIM? How do I know if I have it--and if I don't have it (which I probably don't since I don't even know what it is), how do I get it? I want to do chats!!!
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 05:10 AM
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26. Ok...
Edited on Mon Jul-12-04 05:13 AM by physioex
AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger. You have to go to their web site and download the program. It's a messanging program you have to install on your computer that allows you to chat with other people via your computer. You also have a similar registration process like you did here at DU. If you don't know much about computers, you may want someone to help you out, but the overall process is very easy. I am turning in for now, good nite... :hi:

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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 05:02 AM
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25. Don't forget Condi Rice.
Don't know if anyone's done any polling about her potential candidacy, but a few months ago the rumors about town were that there was going to be a big switcharoo this summer which included putting Condoleeza in the #2 spot while still maintaining her position as National Security Advisor.

It would be a clever move, since racists and chauvinists really have no where else to go besides the Republican Party.
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:38 AM
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27. The scary thing is that the American public can be so easily swayed . . .
Don't they have any true convictions? Isn't the policy and the complete failure of this administration what is at stake here? Why would adding Powell make any difference except a thug like Cheney wouldn't be running things. bush and his cohorts would still be in power and everything will only get worse.

Why is the American public so easily swayed?



A Pathetic Excuse for a pResident
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IHaveADream Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:48 AM
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29. It is a sad state of affairs to see that poll . . .
It astounds me that changing a vice presidential slot could result in that much of a turnaround. That is a devastating testimony to the intellect of America.

Very sad . . .
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:53 AM
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31. Our education system is horrible in this country
No wonder George Bush is Hero of the Stupid.

We are becoming a country filled with naive and illiterate reality TV junkies.
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-04 10:47 AM
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28. One president was impeached for lying under oath about a sexual affair
Edited on Mon Jul-12-04 10:49 AM by MetaTrope
So keep it in the public's eye that Powell lied under oath about arms sales to Iran.

The notes demonstrated that Weinbergers early testimony that he had only vague and generalized information about Iran arms sales in 1985 was false, and that he in fact had detailed information on the proposed arms sales and the actual deliveries. The notes also revealed that Gen. Colin Powell, Weinbergers senior military aide, and Richard L. Armitage, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, also had detailed knowledge of the 1985 shipments from Israeli stocks. Armitage and Powell had testified that they did not learn of the November 1985 HAWK missile shipment until 1986.

Powell's one of those who should have been behind bars after Reagan's presidency.
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