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Dick Cheney blasts President Obama’s ‘second-rate’ national security team
The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | AP

Posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:05 AM PST by John W

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday night that President Barack Obama has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military.

“The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal,” Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party.

Cheney, a Wyoming native, said it was vital to the nation’s national security that “good folks” hold the positions of secretary of state, CIA director and secretary of defense.

“Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people,” he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cheney; nationalinsecurity; obama; unfit

1 posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:13 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

It’s wonderful-and sad. His political career is over and there are no elected ones to carry the torch.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:42:16 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

What he say is, of course, absolutely true.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 6:43:38 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
“Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people,” he said.

To destroy a first rate country (or company) you need second rate people.

Everything is going according to plan.

In my business consulting, I suggest that a company's rewards programs need to do three things - Retain the best talent, drive the right performance and be affordable. Most companies do two. The best do all three. 0bama scores a perfect ZERO - the wrong people doing the wrong things and going bankrupt, all at the same time. A disaster hatrick, which convinces me that is his plan.

4 posted on 02/10/2013 6:44:45 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: John W

Kerry, Hagel, Brennan

I wouldn’t let any of the three of them guard my lunch.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 6:45:38 AM PST by babble-on
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To: FatherofFive

You sum it up perfectly.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 6:49:11 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Obama isn’t interested in candidates who can actually do the job. He just wants people who share in and will effectively promote his ideology.

A second rate cabinet for a second rate president. It fits.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:02 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: FatherofFive

In my business consulting, I suggest that a company’s rewards programs need to do three things - Retain the best talent, drive the right performance and be affordable. Most companies do two. The best do all three. 0bama scores a perfect ZERO - the wrong people doing the wrong things and going bankrupt, all at the same time. A disaster hatrick, which convinces me that is his plan.


Well stated.

I’m sure you would rate O as the zero he is as regards delivery against plan..


8 posted on 02/10/2013 6:54:03 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: John W

Everything about Obama is substandard.He has no idea what state he’s in aside from confusion.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 6:54:45 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: babble-on
I wouldn’t let any of the three of them guard my lunch.

To be fair, I wouldn't trust Chris Christy either, although for different reasons.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 6:54:51 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Obama's appointee problem was obvious from the beginning ~ and Cheney is charitable in the extreme to blame it on Obama's inability to select good people.

The facts are there are NO good people on the left, but even the better ones of that bunch DO NOT CARE TO SERVE in an Obama regime.

That leaves him with little more than members of the Senate and THIRD RATE people to pick from ~ and he hasn't got a clue.

The man is stupid.

11 posted on 02/10/2013 6:57:09 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: John W
(Navy: Lincoln Refueling Delayed, Will Hurt Carrier Readiness).....the Senate is run by the Democrats....

People who are on food stamps, pay little if any federal taxes, own no property, run no business's and really don't have a dog in the fight except to live large in freedom....they don't care about America...this is the Obama base and they elected this Marxist.

12 posted on 02/10/2013 7:06:07 AM PST by yoe
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To: Vaduz
"Everything about Obama is substandard.He has no idea what state he’s in aside from confusion."

Yes, as an American he is substandard....but I doubt there is any confusion about what this Marxist is trying to do to America...he knows exactly what he is doing...his mindless base elected his color as they thought he was one of them and they are living well on other people's money/backs.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:13 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Not sure he knows exactly what he is doing.He repeats his mistakes (solor bail outs) three times.
True he is pushing for socialism and big gov but he’s confused in so many ways,he’s to the point of just doing stupid things.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 7:29:16 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: babble-on

Hah ... too funny


15 posted on 02/10/2013 7:29:38 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: John W
Cheney?

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=Lynne+Cheney+homosexual+daughter+activism

That Dick Cheney?

Personally, I'm Grateful that his "conservative" political career as a RINO is Dead...

Biography

Born in Sublette County, Wyoming, Barlow attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse. He was a student at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado. There Barlow met Bob Weir, who would later join the music group the Grateful Dead. Weir and Barlow maintained contact throughout the years; a frequent visitor to Timothy Leary's facility in Millbrook, New York, Barlow introduced the musical group to Leary in 1967...

Politics

Barlow is a former chairman of the Sublette County Republican Party and served as western Wyoming campaign coordinator for Dick Cheney during his 1978 Congressional campaign.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perry_Barlow

 

...and maybe heartless progressive RINOs whose careers were spawned from psychedlic glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

16 posted on 02/10/2013 7:32:08 AM PST by TArcher
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To: TArcher

So, is what he said that this news story is about wrong?


17 posted on 02/10/2013 7:38:04 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Wrong?  It's Obama, don't need no Weatherman RINOcerous Owl with a stopped clock to tell us what that wind blows twice a day.
 
 
Here's more of DC's "conservative" circle:
 
"Ohhhhho say can you seee...."
 
Eyes Wide Shut
"8-1984 - Lawrence King [Homosexual and alleged Pedophile] throws a lavish party in Dallas, Texas, after singing the National Anthem at the Republican National GOP Convention."
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=Lawrence+king+singing+pedophile+franklin&oq=Lawrence+king+singing+pedophile+franklin
 
http://www.franklincase.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=9
 
 
Like many of the GeeOopie RINOs in the progressive Rovian jackwagon he rode in on, Cheney has no conservative legitimacy remaining.  NONE. 
It's s self-evidently Simple as that.
 
How's Dick's relationship with Colin Powell these days?  
 
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=colin+powell+obama+endorsement

"Oops"

18 posted on 02/10/2013 7:56:50 AM PST by TArcher
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To: TArcher

That’s quite a stretch. I hope you didn’t hurt yourself.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 8:00:55 AM PST by Bob
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To: John W

“Dick Cheney blasts President Obama’s ‘second-rate’ national security team”

“Second rate?” Nonsense.

Obama’s security team would have to climb a whole lotta rungs on the “rate latter” before they got anywhere near “second”...


20 posted on 02/10/2013 8:26:19 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: John W

As I just commented on another thread, the choice of Hagel is significant of what Obama thinks of national defense.
Cheney, on the other hand, wants good folks in DoD because he thinks our national defense is worth something.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 8:27:04 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: HomeAtLast
Cheney, on the other hand, wants good folks in DoD because he thinks our national defense is worth something.

Cheney also feels our COUNTRY is worth defending, instead of trying to fundamentaly transform it into something else.

22 posted on 02/10/2013 8:35:56 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: John W

23 posted on 02/10/2013 8:48:55 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: crusadersoldier

I love that photo. Bush is being polite, but Cheney ... well, one look really does say a thousand words, doesn’t it?


24 posted on 02/10/2013 9:27:46 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: John W
Oh, for the days when real men were in charge ... photo cheneyobama_zpsb126935d.jpg
25 posted on 02/10/2013 9:29:57 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: John W

Cheney, whose team saw non-existent mushroom clouds, ruined the Bush Presidency and put an anchor around the neck of the GOP.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 9:30:49 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: John W

Dick Cheney may be wrong if he adheres to the sodomy issue, but other wise he is right on ¡


27 posted on 02/10/2013 9:48:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MuttTheHoople

Christy: Got any fried chicken?
Mrs. Murphy: Best damn chicken in the state.
Christy: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?
Christy: Four fried chickens and a Coke.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 9:50:59 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TArcher

Take a hike. Yeah, Cheney IS wrong on that issue. He has done more good for the conservative cause than 99% of us. And he has been vilified for it.

Not every person is right about every issue all the time.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 9:53:00 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks John W.
...has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military.

30 posted on 02/10/2013 10:02:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ex-snook

What a load of horse shit.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 10:49:35 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Road Glide

LOL.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 10:50:23 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ex-snook
Bush ruined the Bush presidency and the precise moment he did it was when he decided to go with "immigration reform" during a war which he should have focused on exclusively and THAT was what was used by the left to break the Republican base, turning even the little media the right wing has in talk radio against the administration and it turn the tide of public opinion not only against him but for all practical purposes against every soldier that was deployed. I remember that because my nephew was deployed at the time and all I could think was "What stupid SOB decided to go for amnesty - he could not have picked a worse time to do something so divisive when our troops needed Americans to remain focused.
33 posted on 02/10/2013 10:59:58 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Cheney, the dick that is, gave us recession, endless war causalities, a broken GOP and took out Iraq the enemy of Iran in a phony mushroom seeking war.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 11:41:16 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: TArcher

I tend to agree. I once thought a lot of Dick. But, after years of being able to look back on him, read his book, etc., I have changed my opinion of him. I could not even finish reading his book and “donated” it too Good Will to get rid of it.


35 posted on 02/10/2013 11:41:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: ex-snook

What have you done for the Country? Stop the bellyaching and make some sense. There are plenty of people to fault in just the DemocRAT Party alone.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 11:50:29 AM PST by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: John W

A third rate president with a second rate staff appointment. Where have we seen this before - A third world country. America has become a Banana Republic. It is sad when you have a dark complexion as a president the country ends up in the toilet. Sad times for America with leadership that is not even qualified to be a dog catcher.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 12:08:38 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SoFloFreeper

>>He has done more good for the conservative cause

For the Fiscal “Conservative” facade maybe, but for actual conservation of traditional American values, he and his rail-klan are a self-evident FAIL.

Just like the inbred AKSARBEN crowd out in Omaha.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=aksarben+franklin+credit


38 posted on 02/10/2013 12:39:35 PM PST by TArcher
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To: Vaduz; yoe
Obama's stupidity is such he has no sense of scale. He actually imagined a bankrupt, gutted, hollowed out General Motors with antiquated production facilities was a truly meaningful part of the American automobile industry.
39 posted on 02/10/2013 6:41:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ex-snook
The atom bomb is a well known secret ~ NorthKorea has them. Pakistan has them. etc.

Do you trust your life with the NorthKoreans or the Paks?

40 posted on 02/10/2013 6:45:11 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Agree he’s cluless on so many points it’s what makes him so dangerous.


41 posted on 02/11/2013 7:35:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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