Skip to comments.Dick Cheney calls tea party a boon to GOP
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.
Its an uprising, in part, and the good thing is its taken place within the Republican Party, he said on NBCs Today. I dont see it as a negative. I think its 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 wasnt 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.
Im not a card-carrying member [of the tea party] I dont know if there is a card but Ive got a lot of respect for what the people are doing, he said. These are Americans. Theyre loyal, theyre patriotic, theyre taxpayers and theyre fed up with what they see happening in Washington.
Mr. Cheney said he didnt blame the tea party for causing an unrepairable schism within the Republican Party.
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Maybe he’s coming around, because the last couple of years he’s sounded like one of the Ruling Class elite.
Here is the video:
“Ferment”?? So what we tea partiers are doing is “fermenting”? Gees
Let's not go there.
that's the key to the code.
I am with you. We don’t need to go there
Yeah, but he and his daughters are still all in for Gay Marriage.
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 ??
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
He is one of them but he has a daughter that is running as a TEA Party candidate so...
He is right. Wish he would tell his daughter to run for Senate in a Democrat state.
Richard B. Cheney is one of my Heroes
..... 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.
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.
SORRY DICK “NO SALE”, YOU ARE GOP-e!
At last, an adult opinion concerning the Tea Party. Rare nowadays.
Many thanks to Dick Cheney - he understands. God bless him...
Many thanks to Dick Cheney - he understands. God bless him...
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.
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.
NO we DON’T “NEED” Dick. HE IS GOP-e.
"..Wish he would tell his daughter to run for Senate in a Democrat state."
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.
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.
Nope. She’s the DC insider carpetbagger candidate.
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.
Gotcha. Fortunately, most Wyoming GOP primary voters also know the truth about her.
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.
It’s not “ferment” it’s “FOMENT”. And don’t try to coopt it by blowing smoke.