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Now that Cheney's top aid has been found guilty of obstruction of justice, perjury and lying to the FBI, Vice President Cheney's personal vendetta against Wilson and other dissenters against his ill-conceived plans to get embroiled in Iraq has been exposed. The trial exposed the inner workers of conservatism top leader: obsessed with suppressing the facts, obsessed with the personal destruction of anybody who dissented to their conservative ideology, obsessed with using the media to propagate disinformation.

This comes in a long line of criminal investigations, scandals and convictions of conservative republicans, include Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, and Mark Foley. Since Cheney's sordid use of his office has been exposed, and since Cheney is the darling of the conservative movement, does this mean the final nail in the credibility of conservatism has been hammered into its coffin?

1. Does the Libby case discredit the conservative movement, showing it has no commitment to truth, but only cynical politics at any cost.

2. Is the party of conservatism, the GOP, on its way to disappearing from history, like the Whigs, as their leaders are tainted with scandal, criminal convictions, and failed policies.
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Wow. It's very hard to debate a topic with rhetorical questions that are solidified with a foundation of logical fallacies.

Assumptions you make in your post that your questions rely on:
1. Cheney and Co. are "leaders of conservatism"
2. Conservatism is dying in America
3. Cheney is the "darling of the conservative movement"
4. The GOP is conservative

All three of these are unfounded.

All that having been said I'll attempt to answer the "questions."

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1. Does the Libby case discredit the conservative movement, showing it has no commitment to truth, but only cynical politics at any cost.
No, it discredits Scooter Libby...You know, the guy on trial.

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2. Is the party of conservatism, the GOP, on its way to disappearing from history, like the Whigs, as their leaders are tainted with scandal, criminal convictions, and failed policies.
The Republican Party is not conservative so it's hard to answer this question. That said, no, the Republican Party is not dissapearing any time soon, there's no reason to believe such a thing and there is even LESS reason in believing that the Libby trial shows the failures of conservatism or the GOP's imminent destruction.

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