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Merged Threads: The Gregg Chronicles

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Gregg was one of the few Republicans that Obama had nominated to his cabinet.

    Gregg says there are "irresolvable conflicts", and that they had talked about possible conflicts before, but not enough.

    I have a hunch that translates to, "I had no idea these people were going to go this far, pack so much pure big-govt crap into this bill, and so completely cut out Republicans from the process. I can see the writing on the wall for Republican advice in this administration, and I want no part of it."

    At least a few people can see what's going on. Too little, too late, of course.

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    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashgg.htm

    GREGG WITHDRAWS NOMINATION FOR COMMERCE SEC
    Thu Feb 12 2009 16:18:14 ET

    For Immediate Release:
    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Senator Gregg Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary

    Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle.

    “However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy.

    “Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives.

    “I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.

    “As we move forward, I expect there will be many issues and initiatives where I can and will work to assure the success of the President’s proposals. This will certainly be a goal of mine.

    “Kathy and I also want to specifically thank Governor Lynch and Bonnie Newman for their friendship and assistance during this period. In addition we wish to thank all the people, especially in New Hampshire, who have been so kind and generous in their supportive comments.

    “As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision. I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.”
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    The only reason Obama nominated him was to have one less republican in the senate. Eventually he would got rid of him.

    I'm glad he didn't take the bate....:D
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    Wasn't that long ago, shortly after 9/11, that some Arabic prince came to New York City, and handed Rudy Giuliani a check for some $10 million (if memory serves). The prince said it was to help the families stricken by the disaster, who had lost loved ones, etc., etc. Giuliani thanked him with all decorum, praised him, and accepted the check.

    Then the prince made a few mentions about how terrible the 9/11 attacks were, how the Jews were responsible, and expressed a hope that the U.S. would now start thinking twice before supporting various programs to help Jewish people.

    Giuliani looked at him for a moment. Then he handed the check for $10 million back to the prince, and walked out.

    And now Gregg has done the same, under similar circumstances.
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    Good riddance.now lets get a Democrat in there and stop fooling around. This was a bad move by Obama from the beginning..he should stop trying to work with the GOP and get on with it. Republicans are not good for the country and the country has made it clear they don't want them. If Obama wants to appear bipartisan, he can throw the Pubs a bone occasionally.
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    You don't pay much attention do you?..the numbers wouldn't have changed. NH Gov. John Lynch had been set to name Republican Bonnie Newman as Gregg's replacement.
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    Facts ....your trying to use facts? silly silly silly.....Just rant and make things up.

    I am glad Obama at least made the strong effort to get him, its far more work the Bush ever put into listing to the other side...I hope he keeps trying to work access the isle and bring Republicans in...even if most still are trying to live in the dark ages ( Bush 8 years) while the rest of the nation moves on...
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    yep, the rest of the nation will move on into "socialism" that after all is the ultimate result that obama is going for.

    It's funny, the people that are going to get the 'free ride' don't even know that they are being forced to stay in poverty.

    If they were just a little more informed.. but wait. the schools (due to government) don't teach them enough to think for themselves.

    Govt needs to defend our borders and protect people from criminals.

    That's it.

    Handout after handout is making those poor people so dependent that none of them will ever get out of the mess they are in and always expect a free ride.

    Don't just take care of the, but teach and help them to take care of themselves.

    But then again, there would be no victims and then who would the libs /dems have to pin the urgency of wasting billions of dollars on.
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    keep repeating it over and over...lets see if we can get even more dems in office...since your last 8 years failed and gave the power to them....but more of the same more of the same,,,,,,
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary


    Funny how we got to be the biggest best nation on earth....all while completely ignoring your ideas......
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    Thank God!
    I am so glad he backed away from this. obama taking control of the Census is going to back fire on him and anyone connected to him. It would be sad if a republican went down wtih the pack....unless he was part of the pack.

    Great news that he has backed out!
     
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    White House blames Gregg

    Here's a rather terse statement coming from the WH involving Sen. Gregg. Reading between the lines, it appears as if Gregg is being accused of lying. If nothing else, it serves as a reminder that though a Republican may serve in his cabinet, there is no question that Obama sets policy.

    "Senator Gregg reached out to the President and offered his name for Secretary of Commerce. He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace, and move forward with the President's agenda. Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not going to be supporting some of President Obama's key economic priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama administration to part ways. We regret that he has had a change of heart."
     
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    Re: White House blames Gregg

    WOW

    really?

    Serious?

    Obama blamed someone else........ I am shocked!

    Did you really ever think he was going to take any credit at all ?
     
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    Re: Gregg refuses nomination as Commerce Secretary

    So what ideas made us the biggest and best.?

    Capitalism. That's the one that did it. Without it we would have not come so far in such a short time.

    CAPITALISM AND FREEDOM GOES HAND IN HAND.
    You can't have Freedom without Capitalism.
    And you can't have Capitalism without Freedom.
    THAT'S HOW WE BECAME THE WORLD'S SUPER POWER.
    Europe went the Socialist Route. In 20 years, they will all be Third World Banana Republics.
     
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    Re: White House blames Gregg

    C'mon now NO..I mean Pandora... Neither one of us knows exactly what's behind all this, for now it's all just speculation.

    I do think it's interesting however, that the WH is saying Gregg went back on his word to support the president's policies.
     
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    Re: White House blames Gregg

    Any chance the WH went back on its word about what Obama's policies (huge expansion of liberalism and govt control disguised as "stimulus", rather than something that actually stimulates the economy) would be, and that's why Gregg left?
     
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