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biscotti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:04 PM
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AOL Poll: Should * take control of National Guard
Governors Object to Bush's National Guard Plan
By ROBERT TANNER, AP
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 6) - The nation's governors are closing ranks in opposition to a proposal in Congress that would let the president take control of the National Guard in emergencies without consent of governors.

What do you think of President Bush's National Guard plan?
I oppose it 76%
I support it 17%
I'm not sure 7%
Total Votes: 38,431


http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/governors-object-t...
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:06 PM
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1. Of course not! * shouldn't take control of anything besides clearing brush
Done
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:07 PM
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2. Yes, and while he's at it, he should be Governor of every state,
while holding every Congressional seat at the same time so we can finally anoint him the dictator that he so desperately wants to be.
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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:10 PM
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3. of course he should!
he was so good at fulfilling his obligation to it while he was there :sarcasm:
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:12 PM
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4. There is some very rich irony there- nice observation
He always seems to be doing something other than what his job calls for.
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:13 PM
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5. Of course he was.
Gov. of Texas doesn't have to show up that much for work, silly.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:13 PM
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6. An issue that can unite the parties
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:13 PM
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7. done - interesting n/t
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:14 PM
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8. Done
I cannot imagine why even an extreme rightwing governor would be in favor of a President having this power...
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:15 PM
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9. 17%! That's a mandate in Chimp's book.
Of course he should take control, since the overwhelming majority of American's support the idea. :sarcasm:
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:16 PM
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10. ...only thing he can control is his bowels....MAYBE....
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:18 PM
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11. Except when he asked Condi for the bathroom pass at the UN. n/t
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:19 PM
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12. Done. n/t
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:33 PM
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13. Same percentages at 61, 726 votes
I oppose it 76%
I support it 17%
I'm not sure 7%

Total Votes: 61,726

Already some governors are hamstrung about the ability to reject LNG sitings in their own states. The 2005 Energy bill fixed that. (A paragraph was entered claiming only the federal government has that power.)
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:34 PM
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14. When will his mad power grab ever end?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:35 PM
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15. Done. The power grabs never stop for Bush. NT
NT
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:39 PM
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16. He'll get it..then when we expect a 2008 election.we'll be taken care of .
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:41 PM
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17. done
Bush shouldn't even be in charge of tying his own shoes, let alone another branch of the service.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:47 PM
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18. done...n/t
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:49 PM
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19. That dimwit shouldn't be given so much as a scrap more of power.

He's clearly irresponsible, inarguably an incompetent. He's horded enough.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:52 PM
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20. done
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 03:58 PM
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21. Just as soon as he finishes his TANG service...
...under fire in Iraq. We all know how that would turn out, as dumb as the son of a bitch is.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:00 PM
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22. He has already almost destroyed them.........
with deployments to Iraq, what more does he want. This is a decision of the Governor & the people of each state to decide. The guard should not be Federalized unless we are in a declared war.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:27 PM
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24. Your title injected a disturbing thought into my brain....
The National Guard is, essentially "state defense", under the authority of the state executive. By having them mobilized and thrust into a foreign war with little pay and little equipment, Bush could indeed be destroying them.

Intentionally.

I'm not ready to buy into my own line of thought here, but what if it's Bush's intent to obliterate and subsume the National Guard to reduce resistance to a military takeover of the United States?
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:24 PM
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23. I'm not sure
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 or a neo-con dictatorship.

Who are these 7% that are not sure and even bother to vote to register that they are not sure?


I guess this is the informed voter that we must win over?
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 09:39 PM
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25. Currently: 75% oppose ,18% support.
What do you think of President Bush's National Guard plan?
I oppose it 75%
I support it 18%
I'm not sure 7%
Total Votes: 228,010
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