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Dick Cheney: Tea party ‘positive’ for GOP
The Politico ^ | October 21, 2013 | Tal Kopan

Posted on 10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party.

“I think they raised issues that an awful lot of Americans care about,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Today” show. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party. I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.”

Cheney, who has a new book coming out about struggles with his heart health, said that while he doesn’t consider himself a member of the tea party, its frustration with Washington is “healthy.”

“I’m not a card-carrying member — I don’t think there is a card — but I have respect for what the people are doing,” Cheney said. “These are Americans. They’re loyal, they’re patriotic, they’re taxpayers and they’re fed up with what they see happening in Washington. I think it’s a normal healthy reaction, and the fact that the party is having to adjust to it is positive.”

Cheney also said it’s time for the party to make way for new leadership, including his daughter, when asked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“He represents the thinking of an awful lot of people, obviously in Texas,” Cheney said......

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Wyoming; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 113th; cheney; cruz; dickcheney; lizcheney; mikeenzi; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; wyoming

1 posted on 10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“I’m not a card-carrying member — I don’t think there is a card — but I have respect for what the people are doing,” Cheney said"

Sounds like de facto membership to me.

2 posted on 10/21/2013 2:32:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FINALLY.....not something about Gay Marriage!!!


3 posted on 10/21/2013 2:33:28 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Careful, Dick - the RINO cabal won’t like that kind of talk.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 2:33:55 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party
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Not buying this at all. The GOP is what it is. Its really a party without a soul IMHO.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 2:36:03 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope I'm wrong, but I expect to see many FReepers commenting a warm welcome to two-faced RINO chickenhawk.

As if he means it.

6 posted on 10/21/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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7 posted on 10/21/2013 2:37:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Laying the ground work for Bush III?


8 posted on 10/21/2013 2:37:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheney owned Colin Powell. I think a lot of people respected that, outside of the GOP.

Colin Powell probably looked at getting a mistress to tie his shoe laces.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 2:37:09 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. Good for Cheney to say it.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 2:37:12 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this a little make-nice to ease the road for Liz?


11 posted on 10/21/2013 2:42:37 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Jane Long

i concur... Cheney is smart... highly intelligent... he is confident... knows who he is and what he believes... he is not afraid of the exchanging of ideas... he is not afraid of debate... he holds his own... it’s the non-thinking McCains and McConnells and establishment GOP who have a problem with people having an opposing view... the founding fathers debated amongst themselves intensely... there was none of this, “let’s get along,” bs...


12 posted on 10/21/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

or perhaps he is just sharing his opinion...


13 posted on 10/21/2013 2:44:57 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

This is about the homosexual agenda and promoting his pro-gay marriage, anti-DOMA, antimarriage amendment, pro-gay agenda daughter.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: onyx

OKAY! That works for me, too.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 2:49:12 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Smiling.
We’d be pretty well set for at least 4 years with lots of ugly legislation to reverse and several unconstitutional departments to close!


16 posted on 10/21/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only thing holding the GOP together is the Tea Party. One must realize that the Tea Party is really not a party but millions of Americans that see America slip into communism. And it is this backing that are bringing the RINOs to the front. These RINOs must be voted out of the party if the GOP is ever going to be a forceful unit again.
17 posted on 10/21/2013 3:00:27 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somewhat surprised — but pleased — to read this.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 3:12:47 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain’s going to pay his daughter to hire someone, or blow them, to hack the VP’s pacemaker.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 3:22:51 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, Mr. Cheney, but you lost me a while back with your support of the homosexual agenda.

So sad because I once viewed him as a great man and a statesman.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 3:28:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Is this a little make-nice to ease the road for Liz?

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Totally. I, for one, am not buying it.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: BfloGuy

Somewhat surprised — but pleased — to read this.

&&&
I am not taken in by this.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 3:31:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would not say this if his daughter was running for Senate.

His wife is even more liberal....once headed the Natl Endowment of the Humamities


23 posted on 10/21/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not all republicans are republicans.. some are democrats...
That want democracy not a REPUBLIC..

cannot have both.. both is IMPOSSIBLE..
It’s either central giverment -OR- a Republic..


24 posted on 10/21/2013 3:57:06 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Bigg Red
I am not taken in by this.

Heh. Sensible.

25 posted on 10/21/2013 4:03:03 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: ansel12

Liz Cheney needs to call out Ayotte, Collins and Murkowski for trying to become celebrities and using Jimmy Carter logic.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


27 posted on 10/21/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe Dick is smart enough to realize how close the TP is to going third party. He makes the point that he is glad the TP is operating within the GOP. He should be, but it’s not working so well for the TP.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 7:25:24 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah yes, Dick Cheney, who once informed us (in his own words) that “deficits don’t matter,” is now a born-again conservative. Seems to me that this is nothing more than another cheap con to help his daughter Liz in her run for the Wyoming Senate.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 8:56:42 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: latina4dubya
or perhaps he is just sharing his opinion...

Why did his opinion do an about-face once his daughter decided to run for Senate and needed Tea Party support in Wyoming? If Cheney was a fiscal conservative from the get-go, he kept awfully quiet about it during the Bush years.

The bottom line is that the guy is a crony hack and an opportunist, nothing more. However, judging from your handle, you're still too infatuated with the Bush administration to see either Cheney or GWB for the crypto-liberals that they were/are.

30 posted on 10/22/2013 9:02:29 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Say what you want about Cheney, only a fool believes he is not one of the smartest guys in the room.


31 posted on 10/22/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
Say what you want about Cheney, only a fool believes he is not one of the smartest guys in the room.

Bill Clinton is a very smart man too, that doesn't mean that I wanted him to be President. Nor did I want Cheney for VP.

32 posted on 10/22/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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