Skip to comments.Why have Haliburton and Dick Cheney been demonized by the Socialist Left?
Posted on 08/22/2008 4:23:15 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
After a routine pick-up game of senior softball today, I was sitting at the picnic table eating pretzels and having a beer with a few other guys discussing "stuff" when Homer, the "softball liberal" made a comment about how evil Haliburton and Dick Cheney were.
I've had to put up with this "Haliburton/Cheney" crap for 8 years now and for the life of me, I have yet to figure out why Haliburton and our V.P. Cheney have been so demonized by the socialists.
I normally do not post threads or vanities but the time has come to get some answers to my question. So please, what the heck is the deal with Haliburton, Cheney and the hatred they have been targeted with by the Democrat socialists?
Because liberals are nuts. Not complicated.
Because liberals are nuts. Not complicated.
I’ll take a stab at it. Halliburton is considered to be “Big Oil” (though it is not), and Cheney was CEO. Then came Cheney’s energy task force and it’s alleged “secretiveness,” which fit into the whole “Cheney is the secret puppetmaster” meme.
Probably because Haliburton and Cheney have money that the Socialist DemocRATs thinks belongs to them.
My son works for Halliburton on the North Slope. They have been extremely supportive of him and his talents, and recently “kicked him upstairs” and gave him a sizeable pay raise. We, obviously, think Halliburton is a rather exceptional American company. As for Dick Cheney, I think Lynne Cheney is the LUCKIEST woman in the world. Mmmmm...!
While we are on the subject I think Dick Cheny is the most qualified person to be the next President of the United States.
The short answer is that it’s not worth your time thinking about, unless/until they can articulate what exactly their point is. Most people who say stuff about “Halliburton”, “Cheney”, etc. (along with, while we’re at it, “Patriot Act”, “Abu Ghraib”...) have no real idea what they’re talking about. These are buzzwords that short-circuit the thought process. Endeavor to make the people addicted to these buzzwords use their brains for a change.
Because the leftists are like parrots, only repeating what they’ve heard.
He and Haliburton are easy targets for Liberals looking for easy targets... it's that simple
Once these names become so stigmatized, liberals need no longer argue the issues they represent, the mention of the name itself becomes an ad hominem.
Saves the liberal user the effort of actually having to articulate their position, if indeed they have any idea what their positions are.
I don’t want to get into American politics, but Halliburton was penalized for serious tax fraud (in Nigeria of all places!) when Dick Cheney was CEO.
Well, I understand your point but on several occasions "Homer the Liberal softball guy" always comes out with the statement "over 3000 Americans killed....." yada, yada, yada then he is ignored.
I'm a new "old" guy on the scene who is not going to let "Homer the liberal softball guy" get away with his offhanded comments. There's a new kid on the block and that's me. So I need answers to the Haliburton/Cheney question even tho I have a general idea why the hatred.
Cheney = Haliburton = evil oil with no real liberal explanation why.
Maybe I just answered my own question, there is no logical explanation why........
Beause liberals are morons who hate people who are successful and make money.
Libs get very aggravated when anyone makes money. Being that Cheney was connected with Halliburton it’s another fantasy tale for them to weave, fitting right in with Bush/Cheney starting the war to steal the oil. This way they dream that Cheney started the war to make a profit through Halliburton.
I say the wrong Cheney was picked for VP in 2000. LOL!
I don't even get it. Based on your description he still hasn't articulated a point. What's he even talking about re: 3000 Americans? 9/11? And what's the connection to Halliburton?
Like I said, make him articulate a point first before worrying about how to respond.
When considering the net worth of Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, Rockefeller, etc (etc, etc) I would further refine your definition to 'libs get aggravated whenever anyone other than themselves, or anyone who does not make their fortune immediately available to said liberal, makes money'.
You’re going to hear the words “no bid contract”. Explain to him that Haliburton had a no bid under Clinton.
Then he’ll start on the fraud stuff (if he has half a clue, but he may not). Ask him how Bush and Cheny were involved, and how Clinton was envolved in Enron?
He should shit himself, and pass out.
No he hasn't nor has anyone who has ever printed the evil Cheney/Haliburton connection......
That's why I'm baffled after 8 years of reading this crap........
I did exactly that but another person fortunately turned the conversation back to softball.........
Homer ain't off the hook.......
“I would further refine your definition to libs get aggravated whenever anyone other than themselves..”
You’re right, and I almost did add that. :-)
the demonization of haliburton goes back to vietnam.
One reason: it is the theme some Dems/Libs developed long ago because they could tie the administration to “war profiteers” as Haliburton provides some services of the sort needed in military engagements.
If you investigate Haliburton you might find that one of its corporate predecessors was Brown & Root, which I believe was an industrial concern around in WWII and made submarines, among other “really bad” things.
Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson became B&R shareholders. LBJ was not shy. I believe that Lady Bird Johnson, before she died, was one of the major shareholders of Haliburton.
Dick Cheney was her president, or was he a VP at Haliburton too? Not sure on that.
Dig a little and you can show them facts that throw water on their lunacy.
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