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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-07-09 08:38 PM
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Repug Overlord Darth Cheney: Mistake to 'moderate'
Cheney: Mistake for GOP to 'moderate'
Posted: 08:53 PM ET

From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Cheney said the GOP needs to hold onto its principles.

(CNN) Former Vice President Dick Cheney is weighing into the heated internal debate over the future of the Republican Party, declaring it would be a mistake for the GOP to "moderate."

"This is about fundamental beliefs and values and ideas what the role of government should be in our society, and our commitment to the Constitution and constitutional principles," Cheney said in an interview with North Dakota radio host Scott Hennen Thursday, according to a transcript.

"You know, when you add all those things up, the idea that we ought to moderate basically means we ought to fundamentally change our philosophy," Cheney also said. "I for one am not prepared to do that, and I think most of us arent. Most Republicans have a pretty good idea of values, and arent eager to have someone come along and say, 'Well, the only way you can win is if you start to act more like a Democrat.'"

Cheney's comments come a week after longtime Republican Sen. Arlen Specter formally left the GOP, in part, Specter said, because the party has "moved farther and farther to the right."

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/07/cheney-...
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lxlxlxl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-07-09 08:49 PM
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1. Stop insulting Darth Vader =)
NERD ALERT!

When the country admits how stupid Cheney and his tactics are we can really move forward.

At least Vader redeems himself.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-07-09 08:52 PM
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2. When are they going to realize how batshit insane he is?
will they ever?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-07-09 09:08 PM
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3. Yet it's just fine for the Democrats to "moderate".
Interesting how that works out, huh? It's almost as if... they want to get their agenda done and care nothing about consistancy or the public will to get it done!


Huh. Imagine that.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-08-09 09:14 AM
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4. Nice of him, finally, to admit that he's an extremist. n/t
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