Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cheney as Toast: Democrats Burning Down the House
The WAll Street Journal ^ | February 17, 2006 | DANIEL HENNINGER

Posted on 02/17/2006 7:39:20 AM PST by presidio9

Some say Dick Cheney is toast. He's too hot to handle, throw him over the side if he won't drop himself into the waves. Don't look now, but that isn't water surrounding the Bush ship of state. It's gasoline. The issue titled "Dick Cheney" is just one of many embers.

Have you ever noticed how on a scale of one to 10, every untoward event in the life of the Bush presidency goes straight to a 10?

The Abu Ghraib photos? A 10 forever. Dick Cheney catching a hunting buddy with some birdshot? An instant 10. The Bush National Guard story? Total 10. How can it be that each downside event in this presidency greets the public at this one, screeching level of outrage and denunciation by the out-of-power party and a perpetually outraged media?

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; danielhenninger; harrywhittington; murrymom
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-74 next last

1 posted on 02/17/2006 7:39:21 AM PST by presidio9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: presidio9

Another great post.


2 posted on 02/17/2006 7:43:25 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: presidio9

I hope that someone recorded that ballad Cheney sang at the end of the Brit Hume segment yesterday. I laughed so hard I spotted.


3 posted on 02/17/2006 7:44:25 AM PST by Search4Truth (The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: presidio9

Cheney is not the problem. The radical left-wing media is. There will be a backlash over these Cheney attacks if they keep it up and they will.


4 posted on 02/17/2006 7:48:05 AM PST by dc-zoo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Search4Truth
"I hope that someone recorded that ballad Cheney sang at the end of the Brit Hume segment yesterday. I laughed so hard I spotted."

Me too. Liberals just are not as funny as conservatives. It has to do with the ease at which they can laugh at themselves. DEMS are too up tight and defensive. Just listen to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and you will see what I mean.
5 posted on 02/17/2006 7:48:34 AM PST by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Dan Henninger's is the best weekly column going.


6 posted on 02/17/2006 7:49:20 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dc-zoo

I agree about the backlash coming.

The Chappiquiddic thing is being FORCED back with this. What fools. (Of course they are: If they weren't fools, they would never be liberals!)


7 posted on 02/17/2006 7:49:38 AM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: presidio9
The weirdest comment Cheney made on his Fox lovefest, was when he asked: "Are they going to take my word for what happened?"

Why the vice president of the U.S. should suddenly worry about not being believed is beyond me, especially given his routine and very bold use of distorted information and outright falsehoods about national security threats.

I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up.

8 posted on 02/17/2006 7:54:21 AM PST by MurryMom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Or maybe it is not weird at all for Cheney to reasonably think that the press wouldn't believe anything he said.

If Cheney said that the sky was blue, the press would argue with him until night time, then scream about Cheney being a liar.


9 posted on 02/17/2006 7:58:39 AM PST by steve1848
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Perhaps Cheney thinks there are conspiracy-minded lunatics out there who wouldn't believe him if he said the sun rises in the east. "What did he do with the sun? How deep does this cover-up go?"


10 posted on 02/17/2006 7:59:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
"I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up."

I'm with you that it shouldn't end now. I hope the 'rats and presstitutes pound on this thing even harder and longer. I really do (but for different reasons)...

11 posted on 02/17/2006 8:00:22 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up.

This is a joke right?

The press WILL NOT accept the word of V.P. Cheney that he has regular bowel movements, let alone anything else. They have an agenda to discredit this administration at any cost and they are sticking to it.

Being that you've been on this board as long as you have, you should have ample examples pointed out to you over the years to prove the truth in this.

I'm going to assume you're joking on this one....it's too obvious to be believed.

12 posted on 02/17/2006 8:01:34 AM PST by MarketR ("We are pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Search4Truth

That was from the Jimmy Kimmel show, it was hilarious!


13 posted on 02/17/2006 8:01:50 AM PST by eyespysomething (Iran is like the slightly retarded cousin that keeps asking Santa for a shotgun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
"Are they going to take my word for what happened?" A perfectly understandable question by the VP. The media have had the long knives out for both the president & the VBP since 2001 and have taken every opportunity to cast doubt on everything they have said.
14 posted on 02/17/2006 8:06:45 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: presidio9

I always look forward to Henninger on Fridays.


15 posted on 02/17/2006 8:06:56 AM PST by Pessimist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
... and outright falsehoods about national security threats.

Examples, please. Plural, as you said "outright falsehoods." Unless you're going to use the tired old line of, "No weapons of mass destruction were found!" They were there, every knowledgeable Western intelligence agency in the world knew it and reported it, and afterward the weapons were moved because Saddam had literally MONTHS of advance notice. So don't use "no WMD found!" as an example because it isn't outright and it isn't a falsehood. Simply cite here examples of Cheney's "outright falsehoods about national security threats."

16 posted on 02/17/2006 8:07:28 AM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

FreeRepublic's oldest and most battle-hardened troll is back!!!


17 posted on 02/17/2006 8:30:48 AM PST by madprof98
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Someone threw out rotted meat to draw you out of hiding, I see. Before you reply that Cheney is the rotted meat, I shall save you the typing. Please come up with some sort of facts to back up your innuendo. I know it isn't familiar terrority for you, but please. Otherwise, you'll lose the respect you've gained around here...lol


18 posted on 02/17/2006 8:35:16 AM PST by small voice in the wilderness (...what do you mean "Candy isn't married to Alan..?...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

What damn business is it of anyones on what happenend on a private outing amongst friends? Why do you liberals have to have your noses up everyones asses? Get a job life or whatever it is you losers do.


19 posted on 02/17/2006 8:36:15 AM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7 (If it wasn't for marriage, I would not have this screenname.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

"Tin foil makes a great hat and keeps out the government mind control rays". - Detective Munch


20 posted on 02/17/2006 8:44:09 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Obviously Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, green aliens, black helicopters, the CIA, crack cocaine, PNAC, and Diebold are all involved in this coverup 1,000,000 times worse than Watergate.

MurryMom, you are a nut


21 posted on 02/17/2006 8:46:32 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
Why the vice president of the U.S. should suddenly worry about not being believed is beyond me

Because he understands the mentality of the MSM. He's a smart man. And wise too. He' probably the best VP this country has ever been blessed to have serve.

22 posted on 02/17/2006 8:47:14 AM PST by twigs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
 
Secret weapon #9

23 posted on 02/17/2006 8:54:48 AM PST by wolficatZ (The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep.." (sleeper trolls)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Seriously, why do they keep you around here?


24 posted on 02/17/2006 8:55:22 AM PST by Sisku Hanne (Happy 2006...The Year of the Black Conservative!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Creepy lying troll.


25 posted on 02/17/2006 9:05:51 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: wmileo; potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo



26 posted on 02/17/2006 9:07:42 AM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

What if, right after FR surfaced as a force in the Clinton impeachment period, a bunch of people signed up as democrat sympathizers and stayed mostly under cover until...about now?


27 posted on 02/17/2006 9:15:24 AM PST by Tax Government (Defeat the evil miscreant donkeys and their rhino lackeys.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MarketR
No MurryMom's not joking she really is that delusional. She's been making whacko moonbat comments since '98 and hopefully she will be around for a long, long time to keep us all entertained.

We wish you nothing but the best MurryMom but please keep up with your meds so the Dr's will let you play with us.

28 posted on 02/17/2006 9:15:27 AM PST by marlon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: madprof98
FreeRepublic's oldest and most battle-hardened troll is back!!!

Indeed. That was a blast from the past, wasn't it?

29 posted on 02/17/2006 9:24:33 AM PST by RogueIsland (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
>>>...: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up.<<<

I have always been suspicous that you are Senator Patty Murry's mom. I think this confirms it!

30 posted on 02/17/2006 9:32:28 AM PST by HardStarboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Why do you liberals have to have your noses up everyones asses?

It wouldn't be so bad if they would stop at "noses"...

31 posted on 02/17/2006 9:33:37 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: bannie
The Chappiquiddic thing is being FORCED back with this.

I got an email this a.m. with the "Word of the Week":
"I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy".

That's a caustic replay from the Nizon days when the Libs were posting Nixon's picture and asking "Would you buy a used car from this man?" They stopped when someone said, "No, and I wouldn't ride in one driven by Ted Kennedy".

Just once, Dear God, I'd love to see some conservative who is being grilled by the senate and told by Ted that he's not in the mainstream, reply, "I'd be careful of that metaphor Senator, for yours passes under a pretty odious bridge". It would be fun to see Ted's veins swell and pop.

32 posted on 02/17/2006 9:53:00 AM PST by Oatka (Hyphenated-Americans have hyphenated-loyalties -- Victor Davis Hanson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: presidio9

Taranto had a wonderful analogy, comparing Democrats to Wiley Cayote who would buy a new gadget (outrage about something) from ACME each week, absolutely guaranteed to catch the Roadrunner (Bush). Each of these gadgets would fail, the Roadrunner always escaping, and Wiley Cayote winding up as a puff of dust at the bottom of a cliff. Beep! Beep!


33 posted on 02/17/2006 10:18:56 AM PST by bukkdems (If this global warming gets out of hand, we can use some of that nuclear winter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up.

Do you have anything whatsoever to back this up, or are you just scandal-mongering as usual because you hate this aadminstration?

34 posted on 02/17/2006 10:21:00 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom

Do you still believe the U.S. military is composed of "christofascists?"


35 posted on 02/17/2006 10:22:31 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: presidio9
The Abu Ghraib photos? A 10 forever. Dick Cheney catching a hunting buddy with some birdshot? An instant 10. The Bush National Guard story? Total 10

Someday, my prince will come…


36 posted on 02/17/2006 10:24:05 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
Is that Arthur Murray's mom?

Jeeez, she must be 176?

37 posted on 02/17/2006 10:26:31 AM PST by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question

The fact that you were even able to conjure up one single scenario speaks volumes as to the improvements you’ve made regarding your limited mental capacity.

Congratulations. I remember when swallowing your own saliva was too mentally taxing for you.

38 posted on 02/17/2006 10:27:19 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dead
I remember when swallowing your own saliva was too mentally taxing for you.

It still is. But her kids rigged up one of those dental suction devices up next to the computer so she can post without shorting out the keyboard.

39 posted on 02/17/2006 10:28:47 AM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Sisku Hanne
Seriously, why do they keep you around here?

Comedy.

40 posted on 02/17/2006 10:32:17 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Cheney's gun has still killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car - thanks Old Scratch)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
LOL, yes Saddam was innocent, and old Cheney and Harry were drunk, and dueling for fun!
41 posted on 02/17/2006 10:34:24 AM PST by roses of sharon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up.

You're right.

Harry Whittington actually died and the delay is so that Karl Rove can get the Whittington double's plastic surgery completed and the Whittington family's cover story planted.

42 posted on 02/17/2006 10:35:49 AM PST by HIDEK6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
"I can think of only one rational answer to Cheney's question: something else happened and the current story is a cover-up."

Does this mean you will no longer support the Republicans?

SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!!!


43 posted on 02/17/2006 10:37:32 AM PST by Sam's Army (Another unsuccessful attempt to refrain from posting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Sisku Hanne

Seriously, why do they keep you around here?

For the laughs. Just read some of the inanity that is posted by this high school drop out. Hilarious!!


44 posted on 02/17/2006 10:38:29 AM PST by Safetgiver (Noone spoke when the levee done broke, Blanco cried and Nagin lied.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: presidio9

BTTT


45 posted on 02/17/2006 10:39:07 AM PST by hattend (Facts destroy Liberalism. It's an undeniable fact of life. - Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HIDEK6
Harry was going to go public and spill everything about the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission and the whole lot of 'em.
46 posted on 02/17/2006 10:43:33 AM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Tax Government
What if, right after FR surfaced as a force in the Clinton impeachment period, a bunch of people signed up as democrat sympathizers and stayed mostly under cover until...about now?

I've always suspected the same thing.

Also, many left-wing techies use multiple computers and/or sign on names.

And like alqaida, they will hide amongst the normal population a long time in order to use their subterfuge to further their cause.

47 posted on 02/17/2006 10:44:48 AM PST by Edit35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: dc-zoo

"Cheney is not the problem. The radical left-wing media is. There will be a backlash over these Cheney attacks if they keep it up and they will."

This is the Media and DNC's SOP to damage good conservatives. They make huge controversies and outrageous tinfoil stories about them to the point where people start believing them (see Goebbels), then they label these strong and eloquent conservatives as lightening rods and damaged goods and call for their ouster. It happened with Gingrich, DeLay, Prior, and on and on.


48 posted on 02/17/2006 10:48:03 AM PST by Hayzo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

So we had to kill Harry.


49 posted on 02/17/2006 10:59:38 AM PST by HIDEK6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: MurryMom
You are completely correct!!!!!

Cheny flushed an Illegal Immigrant out of the grass and poor ol' Harry stood up at the wrong time! By the way, go back to DU, they have the kind of "information" you're looking for over there.

50 posted on 02/17/2006 11:07:12 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (M.S.M. CREED: "Truth has no substance until we give it permission!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-74 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson