Skip to comments."Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of 'Darth Vader'"
Posted on 05/23/2009 8:26:54 PM PDT by Covenantor
Barack Obama, unlike George Bush who wanted to be in bed before 10pm, likes to work late. But even by his standards Wednesday was out of the ordinary, sitting up in a largely empty White House until 2.30am as he edited a speech an adviser later described as one of the most important of his life.
He was still nervous about it when he rose to deliver it eight hours later. Normally Mr Cool, he fluffed his opening, referring to the defence secretary, Robert Gates, as Bill, the Microsoft founder.
Part of the explanation for the bout of jitters is that Obama is struggling to contain an ever-growing row over the future of Guantánamo Bay and the security apparatus created by the Bush administration as part of its "war on terror". But there is another factor: the return of an opponent the Democrats had thought of as politically dead: Dick Cheney. The sinister, reclusive figure at the heart of the Bush administration, who attracted labels such as Darth Vader and Dr Strangelove, has returned to the heart of Washington and is causing havoc.
Obama and Cheney were billed to speak at roughly the same time, though at different Washington venues. The US media described it as the political equivalent of Ali v Frazier
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Hey Guardian, get over President Bush. He would be at his job super early while Obama sleeps in.
And the most fearsome of all...Gravitas
As well it should!
VP Cheney Rules!!!!
obozo is the phantom menace.
Gosh, Why didn’t we read about Zero freaking out over having to face the truth from a GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT and HERO, Dick Cheney? Lets also remember that this same Zero picked PLUGS BIDEN as his Vice President showing great abilities in his selection processes just like sitting in the Pew of a Hate Monger for twenty some years and claiming to never hear the vile bile spewed forth all of those years.
oh brother... Obama does not EVEN rate...
Yoda moves too fast for the fascists.
However, since the metaphor is used, and we all know the dem-fascists use projection, let’s be clear.
Darth Vader was elected in 2008.
Thats funny! I love it!
I haven’t cracked up like that for months, that is funny as heck.
[cue the Imperial March]
Besides, 2AM nights are more conducive to COKE Binges, they just ain’t no fun at 8 PM or earlier, and the speeches make more sense seen thru Bong Eyes:-)
Obama edited his speech?
Sure anyone in public life would write and edit a speech, but he’s got the tele prompter.
I’ve noticed that in his speeches, he looks to his left, then looks to his right, all the time. He never looks right at the camera. It’s as if he shifts at precise angles to face the teleprompters on either side of him. Knowing about his teleprompter dependence, he looks so staged and stilted.
I have great respect for Sarah Palin and her speeches by contrast. At the Rep. Convention, the teleprompter broke down, so Sarah had to “wing it”. And she did a fine job. I wonder how Barack will do if his teleprompter ever malfunctions.
I heard he even takes his teleprompter equipment overseas on trips. Amazing. Amazingly sad that he has to do that.
Go get ‘em, Darth. We delight in their tremblings.
I don’t think it’s politically correct to compare Obama to Darth Vader. Firstly, to the liberals, the Democrats are the good guys and the Republicans are evil. Secondly, Obama’s racial/ethnic background and being the dark power hits too close to home for liberal sensitivities.
Exactly - I don’t buy this whole “Obama works late” hogwash. He simply stays up late and then sleeps in like a teenager. The worst qualities of Clinton and Carter rolled into one.
We’re living in Bizarro World, in which going to bed early to begin your job early the next day is somehow wrong, while staying up late and sleeping in is a sign that you care.
I agree with you on Sarah Palin...funny how speaking from the heart is a more powerful that reading sentences on a screen. Palin/Cheney (Liz) 2012 ;-)
How could he muff the opening when it's right there in front of him on the teleprompter?
His GIFT is to read the teleprompter.
How could he fluff the line ?
His GIFT is to read the teleprompter.
Here’s an interesting observation from the Washington Post:
Note the perjorative descriptions of Dick Cheney. You have the “smiling and cerebral” Obama versus the “prodigious anger” of Cheney.
Do they actually believe the junk they spew?
So does this make Joe Biden Jar Jar Binks?
Darth Vader was elected in 2008.
No, let 'em hang that on Cheney... it fits well enough. What did Vader ultimately do? He destroyed the power of the evil emperor and ushered in the rebirth of the Republic.
No Ali-Frazier here. More like Tyson-Spinks.
Ali v Frazier? More like Godzilla meets Bambi from SNL.
Better that the world laugh at the arrival of the new VP... Joe “Jar Jar Binks” Biden
Yes - destroyed the Sith and brought balance to the force.
I laughed so hard I almost wet myself, nice job.
The idea is that Darth Vader is Luke’s father, and, that he ‘turned’ from righteousness. Neither fits The 0ccupant.
Typical lefty Guardian spin. They’re the outfit that asked its readers to write to voters in Ohio urging them to vote for Kerry in 2004, which of course had the unintended consequence of p***ing off just about everybody, and caused the local democrat party leader to urge them to stop. Obviously they want Cheney to go fishing rather than continue to beat up their boy-messiah-leftist-marxist-hero.
Obama's teleprompter uses Jedi mind trick on the weak-minded one.
What good is working overtime if half of what you do is wrong and the other half is window dressing?
We saw that during the campaign. He's a blithering idiot.
Obama is a child, Cheney a man.
I still have the tape of the Cheney Edwards debate.
It was great.
Excellent observation ;-) (see tagline)
I remember that night! We were at a John Thune fundraiswer in San Diego...actually Solana Beach that night...soooo fun to watch with other like minded people.
Screw Vader and the Jedi Order - Palpatine was THE MAN!!! He took over the whole universe with the Jedi surrounding him. Ok, Vader helped him, but, Palps was the brain behind that brawn, at least until the very end of ROTJ.
Dick Cheney = Darth Sidious (aka Palpatine) AWESOME!!!
I wish he had his health. He would make a great president.
One of the best debates I’ve seen was Cheney/Leiberman. They sat at a table with a moderator, talked like adults and treated each other respectfully. You could also see that the parties had their tickets upside down.
Vice President Dick Cheney gives new meaning to the name Zer0
What the heck? Donald Rumsfeld Fan (gOD)?
Someone’s screwing around with my tag. It should read (”Sarah Palin ...our Iron Lady of the North”)
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