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Dick Cheney calls tea party a boon to GOP
The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 10/21/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Countering many of his Republican colleagues, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday the tea party is actually a positive movement for the GOP.

“It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of ferment and turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.”

Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi. Her campaign was “partly motivated” by concerns expressed by tea party members who decry high taxes, high national debt and the looming financial obligations from Obamacare.

Mr. Cheney said he admired the tea party for fighting the good fight.

“I’m not a card-carrying member [of the tea party] — I don’t know if there is a card — but I’ve got a lot of respect for what the people are doing,” he said. “These are Americans. They’re loyal, they’re patriotic, they’re taxpayers and they’re fed up with what they see happening in Washington.”

Mr. Cheney said he didn’t blame the tea party for causing an unrepairable schism within the Republican Party.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: boon; cheney; gop; lizcheney; mikeenzi; obamacaves; teparty; wyoming
Cheney says it like it is.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Maybe he’s coming around, because the last couple of years he’s sounded like one of the Ruling Class elite.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 9:44:18 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Here is the video:

http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/10/21/dick-cheney-hails-tea-party


3 posted on 10/21/2013 9:44:42 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Ferment”?? So what we tea partiers are doing is “fermenting”? Gees


4 posted on 10/21/2013 9:45:01 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi.

Let's not go there.

5 posted on 10/21/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
RE “Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi. Her campaign was “partly motivated” by concerns expressed by tea party members who decry high taxes, high national debt and the looming financial obligations from Obamacare.”

that's the key to the code.

6 posted on 10/21/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Steely Tom

I am with you. We don’t need to go there


7 posted on 10/21/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yeah, but he and his daughters are still all in for Gay Marriage.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 9:48:10 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Cheney most likely realizes that the present Repub establishment, including all RINOs, has a finite political lifetime. IMHO, a conservative party is going to take its place in one form or another. The eRepubs KNOW that their conservative base is fading and very upset with what they call “leadership”, led by the cowards of Congress, and is facing replacement.

Whose voice is next ??


9 posted on 10/21/2013 9:51:15 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thank You!!!! I was so worried he was going to come out in support of the establishment. I can now go back to having my man crush on Cheney


10 posted on 10/21/2013 9:54:53 AM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Moonman62

He is one of them but he has a daughter that is running as a TEA Party candidate so...


11 posted on 10/21/2013 9:55:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi

If it were not for the Cheney name in Wyoming ...

Otherwise, why isn't she using her married name?

Otherwise, why isn't she running the state where she* and her husband live?

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* She resided in Virginia until she decided to run for the Senate -- in Wyomning. Her Wyoming residence only began last fall. Is she legally separated or divorced?


12 posted on 10/21/2013 9:57:13 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He is right. Wish he would tell his daughter to run for Senate in a Democrat state.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Richard B. Cheney is one of my Heroes


14 posted on 10/21/2013 9:58:11 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
.... So ..... trying to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States is a bad thing?

..... I don't think most people out there actually know who the Tea Party is and what they stand for!!!! The only information that most people in the electorate gets is what is spewed out by the MSM and therefore don't even have a clue that the Tea Party is the only defense at this time that the Constitution really has. The courts, system, and elected representatives have failed us.

.... The Tea Party is the last bastion of hope and only ones to rise at this dire time of need to stand in the breach to protect what is left of the Constitution.

15 posted on 10/21/2013 10:02:32 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The T.E.A. party people are a resource the Establishment Republican people will just not use, and it is to their greater detriment they choose not to.

The Establishment party has NO dedicated, enthusiastic corps of diligent door-to-door activists, either as paid or volunteer members. They have no way to counter the inroads of the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut (or “Spite” Hut), nor could they recruit a similar army using their current tactics.

The T.E.A. party people are motivated, they will take the time, and in many instances, they will use their own resources to cover their expenses and time. Their message is short and clear - we are ALL “taxed enough already”, and any scheme that raises or imposes new taxes is already their primary target.

It is almost as if the Establishment Republicans despise the idea of winning on the merits of their rhetoric. Might “offend” somebody.

Well, a LARGE minority who would take offense should be made ashamed of themselves. Nobody would tolerate this kind of behavior for more than a few minutes from a prepubescent child, yet in the name of “manners”, all kinds of atrocities and calumnies are overlooked.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 10:05:39 AM PDT by alloysteel (Men may not always be capable of evil, but they are always capable of incompetence.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

SORRY DICK “NO SALE”, YOU ARE GOP-e!


17 posted on 10/21/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: gigster

At last, an adult opinion concerning the Tea Party. Rare nowadays.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mr. Cheney said he admired the tea party for fighting the good fight. “I’m not a card-carrying member [of the tea party] — I don’t know if there is a card — but I’ve got a lot of respect for what the people are doing,” he said. “These are Americans. They’re loyal, they’re patriotic, they’re taxpayers and they’re fed up with what they see happening in Washington.”

Many thanks to Dick Cheney - he understands. God bless him...

19 posted on 10/21/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mr. Cheney said he admired the tea party for fighting the good fight. “I’m not a card-carrying member [of the tea party] — I don’t know if there is a card — but I’ve got a lot of respect for what the people are doing,” he said. “These are Americans. They’re loyal, they’re patriotic, they’re taxpayers and they’re fed up with what they see happening in Washington.”

Many thanks to Dick Cheney - he understands. God bless him...

20 posted on 10/21/2013 10:13:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: SoConPubbie

Homosexual marriage is not an issue with the younger set. My adult children do not oppose it. I would support civil unions for legal protection but no farther. My older brother was a homosexual, a good person, sadly he passed in the first wave of AIDS deaths. I don’t hate homosexuals I just don’t understand them.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero, and he makes me proud to be Texan.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Cheney applauds the tea party and you dismiss him? Why? We need every voice in this fight. I’m grateful for his support. If he was truly GOP-E, Cheney would have taken the easy way out and just criticized us.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 10:33:11 AM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: upsdriver

NO we DON’T “NEED” Dick. HE IS GOP-e.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 10:36:18 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
SoFloFreeper:" He is right. Wish he would tell his daughter to run for Senate in a Democrat state."

EXACTLY !!
"..Wish he would tell his daughter to run for Senate in a Democrat state."

24 posted on 10/21/2013 10:40:56 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: MattinNJ

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/10/21/nbcs-guthrie-grills-cheney-tea-party-cheney-calls-obama-most-radical-d#ixzz2iNalKM5t

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DICK CHENEY: Well, I look at it with a different perspective, Savannah. I think, you know, we had a lot of talk about conflict inside the party. What intrigues me is, I think the most radical operator in Washington today is the President. I think he’s trying to take the country in a direction that is fundamentally different than anything we’ve seen before.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 10:43:06 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: US Navy Vet

You are destined to be a perennial minority with that attitude. Are you also excluding all Democrats, Independents and Moderates who come to embrace the tea party principles? Reagan won because he sold others on the strength of his ideas. The tea party is not a closed club. It is open to everyone who shares our goals.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 10:43:47 AM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: gigster

mine too


27 posted on 10/21/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT by patriciamary (9)
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To: WilliamRobert
Homosexual marriage is not an issue with the younger set. My adult children do not oppose it. I would support civil unions for legal protection but no farther. My older brother was a homosexual, a good person, sadly he passed in the first wave of AIDS deaths. I don’t hate homosexuals I just don’t understand them.

So?

Does that mean, that we as conservatives, and as Christians, do not fight against it with everything we have?

If the Culture of the U.S. finally accepts the homosexual agenda, or accepts Homosexuality as normal, we are doomed as a nation.

As the founders so wisely stated, this experiment of Representative Government was only meant for a Christian Nation, and if we walk away from God, it won't work.

If we, as a nation, are willing to accept Evil as good, God's favor will not be on us and his Judgment will be on us.
28 posted on 10/21/2013 11:41:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Nope. She’s the DC insider carpetbagger candidate.


29 posted on 10/21/2013 1:09:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I understand but I was just stating that she is running and claiming to be a TEA Party candidate. I know how progressive she is.


30 posted on 10/21/2013 3:08:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Gotcha. Fortunately, most Wyoming GOP primary voters also know the truth about her.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 3:21:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: alloysteel

Many of us believed that if Obama won in 2012, the GOP would split. Nothing has changed my belief in this. But I think the RINOs are the ones who should vacate the GOP, not conservatives. The GOPe as it is will lead us to one party rule. They will be relegated to being like pigs lining up at the trough to grab whatever leavings the democrats throw to them. The RINO party will forever be the second party. Taxpayers will suffer the most.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 6:11:23 PM PDT by virgil
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It’s not “ferment” it’s “FOMENT”. And don’t try to coopt it by blowing smoke.


33 posted on 10/21/2013 6:21:15 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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