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Analysis: Cheney attacks may not help GOP (Once again, MSM claims speaking truth is attack on Obama)
ap ^ | 5/13/2009 | STEVEN R. HURST

Posted on 05/13/2009 3:46:16 AM PDT by tobyhill

To the chagrin, perhaps, of Republicans looking to rebuild the tattered party, Dick Cheney has grabbed the spotlight.

The recurring theme of the once-reclusive and largely unpopular former vice president: President Barack Obama has put Americans in danger of a new terrorist attack by promising to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and banning torture.

When Obama took office, former President George W. Bush went quietly to his new house in Texas, slipped intentionally into anonymity and honored protocol by staying silent about his successor.

But Cheney, widely remembered for heading to undisclosed secure locations at times of national crisis and for working invisibly behind the scenes, has done just the opposite.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cheney; natinalinsecurity; nationalinsecurity

1 posted on 05/13/2009 3:46:16 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“largely unpopular former vice president”

I believe that Cheney’s popularity rating was better than congresse’s when he left office. Such a statement makes the whole article suspect of bias. No surprise.


2 posted on 05/13/2009 3:50:26 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: tobyhill

“honored protocol by staying silent about his successor.”

Unlike Carter and Clinton.


3 posted on 05/13/2009 3:51:45 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: tobyhill

Today’s US press is more of a propaganda machine than Pravda was during the 1960s.


4 posted on 05/13/2009 3:53:57 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: RedEyeJack

Don’t forget albore.


5 posted on 05/13/2009 3:57:35 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: RedEyeJack
When, not if, we have the next 9-11 style attack, Cheney is going to look like a freaking genius and not even all the MSM spinmeisters are going to be able to sell it as Bush's fault. It grieves my heart that it is going to take thousands more dead Americans to wake up the morons in this country and a substantial portion still won't wake up.

Recall the idiot protesters in Greenwich Village when military action was launched on the Afghanistan bases of Al Qaida and the Taliban. These protests were just blocks from the World Trade Center ruins which were still smoldering at the time. That tells you all you need to know about the hardcore left.

6 posted on 05/13/2009 3:59:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: tobyhill
Projecting the lie... it is what the media wing of the dim party does... don't teach... listen... don't embrace Reagan... wipe him from History... forget GOD and embrace butt pirates... screw Rush and hold to colostomy bowel... the traitor general... like I said... THE dim WAY!

LLS

7 posted on 05/13/2009 4:02:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Ramcat
The MSM will not let anyone question their Zero. No one in the MSM has ever answered even once, if we were not safer under Cheney and Bush then why weren't we attacked in over 7 years after everyone thought another attack was inevitable?
The MSM wants to keep focusing on Bush and Iraq but they conveniently forget to mention that a majority of Rats voted for the war and continued to fund the war.
8 posted on 05/13/2009 4:05:29 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama's a has-been that never was.)
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To: tobyhill

Dick Cheney has every right to speak up! Somebody has to, no other Republican is doing it!!! What is he supposed to do? Sit back and watch Obama destroy this country and be polite by not saying anything to contradict The One?


9 posted on 05/13/2009 4:05:29 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: tobyhill
Obama needs to be attacked viciously and often.

The man who the MSM themselves imbued with gravitas has jumped the ‘drive by’ shark in their feeble minds....

Keep ‘em on the ropes Dick. No quarter. All hail the Sith lord of conservatism.

10 posted on 05/13/2009 4:05:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: tobyhill

Has this partisan reporter weighed in on Jimmy Cartah?


11 posted on 05/13/2009 4:06:59 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: tobyhill

‘We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. ... Today, we celebrate our Independence Day.’

12 posted on 05/13/2009 4:13:36 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: tobyhill

Big Time was always popular with me. It is not as if the “attack dog” function is exactly new to this VP. I seem to recall Algore being absolutely apocalyptic in his denunciations of President George W. Bush.

President Bush is showing admirable restraint, as befits his position. Dick Cheney is taking the fight to the Democrats, as befits his position. I would like to think he is positioning himself for a run in 2012, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.


13 posted on 05/13/2009 4:15:10 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: Vigilanteman
When, not if, we have the next 9-11 style attack, Cheney is going to look like a freaking genius and not even all the MSM spinmeisters are going to be able to sell it as Bush's fault.

They will spin it as Dick Cheney's fault, because he told the terrorists how vulnerable we are. You would think that is a joke, but it's not. That's how they will play it.

14 posted on 05/13/2009 4:19:12 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: gridlock
I would like to think he is positioning himself for a run in 2012, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

His health is way too much of an issue. I would gladly vote for him though, in a minute....

15 posted on 05/13/2009 4:20:02 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: gridlock

Where are the rest of the Republicans is the real question here.

Bad enough we have a Democrat Kenyan President , Speaker of the House and Senate Leader. We have Republicans hiding and wanting to change the party into RINO’s and liberals.


16 posted on 05/13/2009 4:22:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

To me, the bottomline is VP Cheney was speaking with sincerety and he was right in what he said, Obamao’s actions are making the US more vulnerable to Islamacist Terrorists at home and abroad.

The Dems cannot stand it when people tell the truth about what they are doing.


17 posted on 05/13/2009 4:34:09 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: panthermom

Dick Cheney is the only bright spot in the sea filled with rudderless assholes.


18 posted on 05/13/2009 5:21:02 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: gridlock

If recent memory serves me, I believe the press celebrated the fact that Joe Biden was chosen as Obama’s running mate to be the “attack dog”.

Thank God, Dick Cheney has the stones to tell it like it is. If you and I can see the writing on the wall in spite of the love fest going on for Obama, imagine what he knows! Besides, the press and the libs know he will not back down to them, which is driving them crazy. I would love to see any lib out there go toe to toe with him face to face, especially Obama or Biden. He would chew them up and spit them out all while remaining cool calm and collected. They would be having a hissy fit! LOL!


19 posted on 05/13/2009 5:30:11 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: panthermom

I have always enjoyed Dick Cheney, and certainly welcome his recent comments. At least someone in the GOP has a backbone and the willingness to say what needs to be said. This whole exchange makes 2010 and 2012 look really depressing, as the Dems buck history and gain seats.....

hh


20 posted on 05/13/2009 5:34:01 AM PDT by hoosier hick ((I'm back to..) Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo. (Barry Goldwater))
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To: Ramcat
Thank you and I don't think Cheney is trying to save the GOP--he's trying to save his country.

Cheney is a great man!!! We cannot ever lose sight of the fact that Bush chose Cheney to be his VP.

21 posted on 05/13/2009 5:36:13 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: panthermom
Dick Cheney has every right to speak up! Somebody has to, no other Republican is doing it!!!

This is not true. Cheney is more high profile than others so they are at least giving him a platform from which to speak.

22 posted on 05/13/2009 5:38:44 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: padre35

It pains me to say this but, if an attack occurs and it will, in a liberal city, I gotta say that my sympathies are wearing very, very thin for the idiots that voted for this vile individual. They have put their own lives in danger as well as their families and neighbors and then they viciously attack anyone who might raise a question. My attitude towards the libs are oh, well. I feel so removed from them that I don’t think I would shed a tear, and to me that is sad.


23 posted on 05/13/2009 5:44:53 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: tobyhill

To watch with what evil these people operate is astounding to behold. None of them fear consequences for their behavior, and I suppose it’s only right they tend to be atheists or think the next life will honor people as corrupt and vicious as them. But this is nothing but the same old, same old and they keep grasping onto anything to avoid criticism and focus on 0bama. And it’s nothing but a continuation of the demonization of Cheney! But they do have something to fear as Cheney’s words will hit home so obviously they would like him to ‘shut up’. Cheney is a hero for this.


24 posted on 05/13/2009 5:49:20 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: tobyhill

Cheney is a patriot, and his sole interest is to protect this nation from the inexperienced and reckless Kenyan.


25 posted on 05/13/2009 5:52:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RedEyeJack

Why is no one standing alongside Dick Cheney and defending him and his viewpoint from the GOP?

Where’s McConnell, where’s Bonior, where’s the GOP caucus? Where’s Colin Powell?(/s)

The Dems are ALWAYS in sych and on message.

The GOP is showing themselves as losers once again, thinking, well, we won’t get our hands dirty in all of this.

The GOP called last week asking why we haven’t been sending in any money.

My wife told the guy “ Until you guys start fighting the Dems tooth and nail on all their lies and fight this President, you aren’t seeing a DIME!”

She’s so awesome.


26 posted on 05/13/2009 5:55:52 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: tobyhill

Palin/Cheney 2012 with a strong conservative as speaker.


27 posted on 05/13/2009 6:24:48 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: panthermom

Well, as the Wall Street types are discovering, Obama doesn’t deliver, or rather, he does deliver exactly what he said he would.

National Security is not something Obama cares about, in fact, it is something those that voted for him do not see as a reason not to vote for Obama.

There is no such thing as a free lunch, as they will discover if some major metro areas is attacked by Terrorists.,


28 posted on 05/13/2009 7:42:21 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: padre35

My son graduates next week, he was accepted to college but is very torn about joining the Marines. He went again yesterday to meet with the recruiter. I am torn as well. I support the troops wholeheartedly, and I do not want to be a hypocrit, but I don’t want my son serving under Obama and this democratic congress. I wish he would go to school for the next 2 yrs. and wait until the midterm elections. I have had family serving since we the beginning in 2002 when we went to Afghanistan up til now, I am more worried now than for their safety than I was over the past few years. Ultimately it will be my son’s decision. All of the people he looks up to the most in our family are veterans. He picks good role models.


29 posted on 05/13/2009 9:05:05 AM PDT by panthermom
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