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Cheney: ĎI Donít Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Saysí
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Posted on 06/16/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’ By Patrick Brennan June 16, 2013 10:23 AM

Dick Cheney said this morning that “it’s good” the executive branch is still running counterterrorism surveillance operations, but he’s unhappy with how the president has talked about them and defended them. The president “ought to be able to say this is a righteous program,” Cheney said, but President Obama instead has run the program while claiming — most prominently in his speech at the National Defense University recently – that the War on Terror is coming to an end. On that, the former vice president said, “he’s just dead wrong . . . it’s not winding down.” In fact, “the area that’s safe harbor for terrorists now runs all across North Africa” and “the threat’s bigger than ever,” Cheney told Fox News’s Chris Wallace.

Vice President Cheney said that the administration ruined its “credibility” through dishonesty over the events in Benghazi and the IRS targeting. “The guy has failed to be forthright and honest,” Cheney said.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cheney; dickcheney; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; lizcheney; mikeenzi; nsa; obama; randsconcerntrolls; surveillance; waronterror; wyoming

1 posted on 06/16/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell it like it is Tripod.


2 posted on 06/16/2013 7:32:05 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Sub-Driver

““it’s good” the executive branch is still running counterterrorism surveillance operations...”

Every Verizon and AT&T customer is a terrorist?


3 posted on 06/16/2013 7:32:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh how I yearn for straight-talking adult leadership again.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 7:33:24 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Amen to that!!


5 posted on 06/16/2013 7:35:27 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What’s the difference between the Boy Scouts and the White House?


6 posted on 06/16/2013 7:35:56 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney said President Obama instead has run the program while claiming that the War on Terror is coming to an end.

Obama is right. He IS ending the war on terror.

He's now fighting a war on Conservatism, Christianity, and Patriotism.

Besides, has Ubama even said anything about the goings on at NSA?

He's been so busy attending fundraisers he may not have had time to pick up a paper and read what is going on in his administration.

7 posted on 06/16/2013 7:36:05 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Saw Cheney on Fox this morning, he’s looking great. It warms my heart to see him looking healthy.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 7:37:37 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Sub-Driver

“’The guy has failed to be forthright and honest,’ Cheney said.”

You can be sure that anything out of the mouth of Obama is either a lie or an “uh”.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 7:40:15 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
What’s the difference between the Boy Scouts and the White House?

The Scouts have fewer gaywads.

10 posted on 06/16/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I had predicted that George Bush would come out supporting his surveillance program under Urkel but I screwed up. Dick Cheney carries a lot more weight with conservatives.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 7:44:29 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Sub-Driver

Well maybe this fool SHOULD pay attention to what he says. As much as I don’t want to, I pay attention to what both Cheney and Obama say ... and they have done more to destroy America than just about anyone in history.


12 posted on 06/16/2013 7:47:56 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney defends NSA programs, says Snowden a 'traitor,' Obama 'lacks credibility'

From FoxNews.com

13 posted on 06/16/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Adult supervision.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 7:48:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’

Would should he? America is only going the hell in a handbasket (*yawn*)

Coincidentally and strangely enough, neither does his former boss, George W. Bush. Except when a library is being dedicated.

15 posted on 06/16/2013 7:52:53 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Well maybe this fool SHOULD pay attention to what he says.”

Not needing to hear what Obama says is like not needing a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


16 posted on 06/16/2013 7:53:15 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Jane Long
Cheney defends NSA programs, says Snowden a 'traitor,' Obama 'lacks credibility'

Cheney is and always was a proponent of Big Guv Machination, Big Brother, and CFR/Globalist policies.

NOT an "America-First" Team-Player.

17 posted on 06/16/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Sub-Driver

neither do I , I have Auto Mute


18 posted on 06/16/2013 7:56:57 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Sub-Driver

I have been saying it since Libya.
Al Queda holds the entire north of Africa now.
A beach head across from Europe.

Obama did not just allow it to happen.
He made that happen.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 8:02:42 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: equaviator
Not needing to hear what Obama says is like not needing a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Good one.

How do former Presidents, VPs, and previous administrations suddenly NOT care a whit as the nation devolves into a Commie-Fascist police state??

I don't get this indifference of which ways the winds of (subversive) change are blowing by (Republican) titans whose job in theory used to be the maintenance of security and integrity of the USA.

I HAVE noticed that Coincidentally, Liz Cheney in an interview with Hannity FULLY supported the NSA as well and despises Snowden.

20 posted on 06/16/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: RIghtwardHo

The point is, Who cares what he says? Pay attention to what he does.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 8:05:08 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheney has lost all credibility. He should just go away.


22 posted on 06/16/2013 8:07:45 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: mylife

and your point is a good one. Obumbo has made many comments about a lot of things which do not jive with what he has done, which polite society says is misleading. In a pragmatic society one would say he is a liar or worse.

Frankly, I despise the thing, whatever form of being he is. I cannot stand his voice so I do not listen to anything he says but I do watch what he does and what his minions do as he bids them to do.


23 posted on 06/16/2013 8:12:35 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

He is a professional charlatan and worse.
Cheney is just saying that in a polite way.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 8:13:49 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Texas Eagle
He IS ending the war on terror.

Correction: He IS attempting to end our involvement in the war on terror. The war will continue and we will be a victim, yet again, thanks to Soetoro, who has failed to learn from one of his predecessors.

"You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you." Leon Trotsky

25 posted on 06/16/2013 8:14:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: USS Johnston

“How do former Presidents, VPs, and previous administrations suddenly NOT care a whit as the nation devolves into a Commie-Fascist police state??”

It almost seems that way, doesn’t it? What are they thinking, that “this too shall pass”?


26 posted on 06/16/2013 8:14:11 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I greatly admire and appreciate Vice President Cheney. However, we see in this thread that there is a difference between being right-wing and constitutionally conservative.

As the fight to protect us in the war on terror sacrificed constitutional strictures it was initially run by Those like Cheney who were using all their power to protect our nation. Now the same structures they set up allow misuse by those that wish to undermine our nation.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 8:16:53 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This thread will be an example of Freepers supporting big Gubment and survailence under Bush/Cheney but pulling out the Constitution on Obummer. The problem is Gubment power evolves through precedents. What seems like a reasonable power under a “good” Administration can be used for ill by an irresponsible Administration. Imagine a good man, a King, a Tyrant, given “emergency” powers to meet an unprecedented problem. This good man acts responsibly and performs absolute good. This good man dies, or retires. Then imagine an evil man taking over.

That is why we have a Constitution that should not be trifled with. This business of Republics granting “Emergency” powers is as old as Rome, as old as Scipio and Fabian. These issues are dangerous and never turn out well in the long road. Once the precedence is set it is a long decline into Empire.

28 posted on 06/16/2013 8:17:15 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: equaviator
It almost seems that way, doesn’t it? What are they thinking, that “this too shall pass”?

Heat ya.

Honestly? I believe they are complicit.

29 posted on 06/16/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Fair point. I should've been more specific. Ubama is not using the NSA to fight a war on terror.

Terrorism will be around for a long time to come. It will be up to the next Republican President to fight it.

For now, the NSA Surveillance program is only being utilized to minimize the chances of a Republican ever becoming President.

Although we continue to make strides at the local and state level.

That may be better in the long run, anyway.

I'm not totally convinced President Romney would've been THAT much different than President Jarrett....ummm....errrr.....I mean Obama.

30 posted on 06/16/2013 8:19:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: equaviator; All

“HEAR ya.” (fat fingers)


31 posted on 06/16/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Mouton
A quick google return:

Obama's "three card monty" trick - Free Republic www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019457/posts‎ May 14, 2013 – Once again Obama has resorted to a favorite street thug game, "three card monty" to deal with the benghazi scandal. he has instituted two more ...

Obama's 3 Card Monte with Gun Confiscation - A Scam ... - Daily Paul www.dailypaul.com › ... › Politics, General + Law(s) › Activism & Events‎ Jan 10, 2013 – Obama's 3 Card Monte with Gun Confiscation - A Scam. UPDATE Do you think the EO was not so bad? Submitted by joeinmo on Thu, ... Obama's 3 Card Monte with Gun Confiscation - A Scam ... - Daily Paul www.dailypaul.com › ... › Politics, General + Law(s) › Activism & Events‎ Jan 10, 2013 – Obama's 3 Card Monte with Gun Confiscation - A Scam. UPDATE Do you think the EO was not so bad? Submitted by joeinmo on Thu, ...

TMF: Obama Plays 3-Card Monte In Gulf / ATP Oil & Gas Community boards.fool.com/obama-plays-3-card-monte-in-gulf-28906743.aspx?sort...‎ http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=554... The article is rather scathing and biased but generally based in facts, I do have to point out ...

Obama's 3 Card Monte with Gun Confiscation - A Scam - Ron Paul www.ronpaultribune.com/.../3588-obama-s-3-card-monte-with-gun-conf...‎ Jan 10, 2013 – Obama is not going to take your guns by EO, that's a scam that is being put out there. Obama is the dealer in this scam. The American People ...

Obama's Three-Card Monte Budget Plan | Floyd Reports floydreports.com/obamas-three-card-monte-budget-plan/‎ Feb 17, 2011 – Welcome to three-card monte. That's all that the Obama administration's economic program amounts to — a sleazy con man's card trick.

Obama's 3-Card Monte Escalates | The Post & Email www.thepostemail.com/2011/06/12/obamas-3-card-monte-escalates/‎ Jun 12, 2011 – EXPECT THE LAWBREAKER-IN-CHIEF TO CONTINUE... by William Lolli, ©2011 (Jun. 12, 2011) — Before the White House released the ...

The never ending Three Card Monte Game - Obama Warns of ... www.democraticunderground.com › Discuss‎ Jan 12, 2010 - 5 posts - 5 authors The never ending Three Card Monte Game - Obama Warns of POSSIBLE TAX on Banks.

Bob Woodward-Obama Mad Narcissistic 3 Card Monte Street ... podblanc.mobi/.../bob-woodward-obama-mad-narcissistic-3-card-monte-...‎ Feb 27, 2013 – Washington Post reporter Bob Woodwards ongoing war of word with President Barack Obamas White House escalated on Wednesday when ...


32 posted on 06/16/2013 8:23:03 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Cheney has a lot more credibility with me than any Democrat or RINO...and some FReepers!


33 posted on 06/16/2013 8:27:25 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: DariusBane

This thread will be an example of Freepers supporting big Gubment and survailence under Bush/Cheney but pulling out the Constitution on Obummer.

Hypocrites on both sides.


34 posted on 06/16/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by sheana
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To: DariusBane

Uncle Sam has always had ears.
He just is not supposed to use them to persecute people along political or religious lines.

He aint listening to you talk with Aunt Mabel unless you and Aunt Mabel came up on the radar for something and then they have to take it to a judge for permesso.

I knew than chicken broaster would get Aunt Mabel in trouble one day./s


35 posted on 06/16/2013 8:30:21 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: USS Johnston
I don't get this indifference of which ways the winds of (subversive) change are blowing by (Republican) titans whose job in theory used to be the maintenance of security and integrity of the USA.

We got conned. Unfortunately, the Left hasn't yet figured out Obama is doing the same thing to them.

36 posted on 06/16/2013 8:30:32 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
We got conned. Unfortunately, the Left hasn't yet figured out Obama is doing the same thing to them.

I agree 100%.

The really bad news: Two sides. Same globalist coin.

Even the Left has been awakens somewhat with the revelations that their own precious right to privacy and illegal search has been routinely violated without their knowledge.

37 posted on 06/16/2013 8:34:11 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Sub-Driver
He also said this morning that he thought McCain was right on syria........that was it for me.

We have no business in that civil war.

38 posted on 06/16/2013 8:34:35 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, Mr. Cheney. The war on terror IS coming to an end—on Obama’s watch—so he can keep from killing his fellow shariah-wielding muslims.


39 posted on 06/16/2013 8:37:54 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: mylife

The problem is once a Gubment is granted powers and money it is simply a matter of time before those powers and money are used in ways they are not “supposed” to be used.p


40 posted on 06/16/2013 8:44:51 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: sheana

I am not blameless. I was conflicted on the Patriot Act. I took the position of neither supporting or opposing it.


41 posted on 06/16/2013 8:46:51 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And after hearing you today Dick I think you should enjoy your retirement.


42 posted on 06/16/2013 8:52:18 AM PDT by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: DariusBane
I took the position of neither supporting or opposing it.

Most of us did. Given that when it was enacted there proably wasn't anyone who had read all of it, what basis did we have to decide one way or the other? All we had to go on was a lot of posturing and platitudes about it being the right thing to do.

43 posted on 06/16/2013 8:53:41 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Oh how I yearn for straight-talking adult leadership again.

Cheney is showing class by not being more forceful in his statements. You may have to read between the lines to get his full meanings, but to make it otherwise would be highly improper - similar to the Dims slamming our country while abroad or constantly blaming Bush for their failures of morality and righteousness.

44 posted on 06/16/2013 9:29:14 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hell, Dick, I do not pay ANY attention to what Zero says!


45 posted on 06/16/2013 11:52:45 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: dangerdoc
Yes, the man has certainly been through his trials and he is still standing after all these years!

Thank God for him.

46 posted on 06/16/2013 12:02:02 PM PDT by what's up
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To: chesty_puller
LOL!


47 posted on 06/16/2013 12:51:23 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Sub-Driver
The guy has failed to be forthright and honest

I wonder what the "Paid Liar" will say to that.

48 posted on 06/16/2013 1:03:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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