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Dick Cheney “surprised” at public family feud
CBS News ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | By REBECCA KAPLAN

Posted on 12/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was “surprised” that his daughter Mary, who is a lesbian, publicly attacked her sister Liz on Facebook over her views on same-sex marriage.

“We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn’t happened,” Cheney said Tuesday during an event at the National Press Club to promote his new book. “It’s always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that’s our preference.”

Cheney declined to address the subject further, telling the moderator, “don’t waste your time.”

The Cheney sisters’ very public feud began last month when Liz Cheney, who is running against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the Republican primary, saidon “Fox News Sunday” that while she loves her sister, who is openly gay, the subject of same-sex marriage is “just an issue on which we disagree.”

After the comments, Mary Cheney's spouse, Heather Poe, responded with an angry note on Facebook that read, "Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 - she didn't hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us. To have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive to say the least." Poe also alluded to criticism aimed at Liz Cheney for running for the Senate in Wyoming even though she hasn't lived there in recent years, saying, "I can't help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: cheney; homosexualagenda; lizcheney; mikeenzi; wyoming
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Hang in there, Liz.
1 posted on 12/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Poor Dick.

While many think he turned out to be a RINO, I don’t think he favored homosexual rights. And having his daughter turn out to be a lezzie put him in an embarrasing position.


2 posted on 12/04/2013 9:26:13 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

What feud? The lesbian is having a hissy fit.


3 posted on 12/04/2013 9:27:26 AM PST by DManA
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To: Jim Robinson

“Politics makes for strange bedfellows.”

~ Charles Dudley Warner in 1850


4 posted on 12/04/2013 9:28:24 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Or bedgirls.


5 posted on 12/04/2013 9:30:00 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOLOLOL.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 9:31:38 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, Liz should hang in there.

She truthfully expressed her view in a polite way but Heather and Mary attacked her publicly to further their lesbian agenda.


7 posted on 12/04/2013 9:32:12 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Problem is, when it comes like this, he shouldn’t be surprised.

Homosexuals do not brook any “difference of opinion”, and it won’t be handled with respect or gracefully by the homosexual lobby.


8 posted on 12/04/2013 9:32:24 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Jim Robinson
Maybe Liz will cheney up her sister. opps mean to say chain her sister. Well maybe not ... Liz's sister might like that.
9 posted on 12/04/2013 9:32:31 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Responsibility2nd
While many think he turned out to be a RINO, I don’t think he favored homosexual rights. And having his daughter turn out to be a lezzie put him in an embarrassing position.

If so, he should have put the country and western civilization ahead of the feelings of the lezzie daughter. Standing for something that's right when it negatively impacts you is what makes a statesman.

10 posted on 12/04/2013 9:33:54 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

If he had done the right thing, all of this might have been avoided.


11 posted on 12/04/2013 9:35:15 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think this “feud” is a carefully calculated move on Liz’s part to attract lots of media attention to her “conservative” bone-fides. It’s a political ploy.


12 posted on 12/04/2013 9:35:45 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Jim Robinson

So, Ms. Poe isn’t content with her partner’s sister being loving to her, her sister, and the children. She’s gotta throw a public fit that Liz doesn’t fully support a new legal expression.


13 posted on 12/04/2013 9:36:34 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Jim Robinson

It seems as if it was Mary’s friend, Heather, responded publicly.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 9:41:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: onyx

LOL - Sam Cheney’64!


15 posted on 12/04/2013 9:41:37 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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“After the comments, Mary Cheney’s spouse, Heather Poe,”

Bull! Heather may be her sexual partner, but Heather is not her spouse!


16 posted on 12/04/2013 9:43:11 AM PST by JimSp
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To: Jim Robinson

Reminds me of my friend’s situation. She has a lesbian sister, and the lesbian constantly holds the family hostage with her screaming, ranting, and demands for approval of her perversion.

Queers refuse to allow peace unless everyone around them is fawning over their sickening behavior.


17 posted on 12/04/2013 9:43:44 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: circlecity
I think this “feud” is a carefully calculated move on Liz’s part to attract lots of media attention to her “conservative” bone-fides. It’s a political ploy.

i.e a "Sistah Souljah moment"?

18 posted on 12/04/2013 9:44:49 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: freekitty

According to the article, if I understood it correctly, Mary shared the story on her facebook page and added her thoughts regarding what Heather had said.


19 posted on 12/04/2013 9:46:03 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

These full_of_themselves loonies think they are going to obliterate and repeal 500+ years of Judeo-Christian culture, customs, laws and religious traditions. This will never happen. They can have their silly pretend marriages (thanks to today’s political climate) but this does not mean we have to approve them.


20 posted on 12/04/2013 9:46:15 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jim Robinson

Should come as no surprise. That is todays America. If one speaks what he or she thinks or believes then someone will offer a comment about how ignorant or stupid you are. The truth hurts and today no one should be required to hurt.


21 posted on 12/04/2013 9:46:33 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Jim Robinson

He shouldn’t be. For years his gay daughter has been steeped in the gay attitude that tolerance is not enough. Anyone not 100% on-board with the agenda is subject to full-frontal assault. Be they family members or otherwise.


22 posted on 12/04/2013 9:48:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Responsibility2nd

He is not alone in this. There has to be hundreds of thousands of parents facing this issue.


23 posted on 12/04/2013 9:55:06 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: onyx

“Bedfellows make for strange politics.” Nelson Rockefeller, 1960’s, after his wife publicly disagreed with him on some policy issue.


24 posted on 12/04/2013 9:55:08 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DManA

IIRC, it was actually the lezzie partner to the lezzie sister that caused this.


25 posted on 12/04/2013 9:55:50 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Liberal gays are incapable of keeping quiet about their groin-oriented lives, and will throw anyone under the bus in its pursuit.


26 posted on 12/04/2013 9:56:05 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Jim Robinson

Notice that it is the Deviant member of society that is publicly attacking her(his?) sister on Facebook.


27 posted on 12/04/2013 9:57:10 AM PST by Revel
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To: trisham

What do you mean? Explain.


28 posted on 12/04/2013 9:57:45 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: circlecity

No, this is real. Liz was openly quoted as lenient toward lesbian “marriage” early on, for the sake of her sister, and does now have need, politically, to back away from it.

The parents openly supported it in the same vein, to the surprise of many, when it struck their family.

The Cheneys don’t strike me as particularly grounded in devotion to faith, but my bet is they do abhor the whole stinking gay/lesbian thing, feeling forced to support “equalty in marriage” for the sake of Mary. Ick.

I like Liz on policy, believing she is a dependable and intellegent conservative. Can she upset Enzi? Hope so.


29 posted on 12/04/2013 9:59:09 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Carpetbagger Liz has to try to make herself seem more conservative than Enzi, so she will run to the right on every issue.


30 posted on 12/04/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: trisham

You mean, “shoot her” or something?


31 posted on 12/04/2013 10:01:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in northern Colorado, and I like to watch the news from Cheyenne and Casper. Liz is already putting on a very aggressive campaign.


32 posted on 12/04/2013 10:03:18 AM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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You didn't ask me, but I'll answer.

Dick Cheney should have publicly stated he loves his daughter and always will. But her public actions have brought shame and disgrace to the family and he cannot support her.

I think where things went wrong is when Liz and the family showed support for Mary. Did they go to their "wedding"? I would not have.

33 posted on 12/04/2013 10:04:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RitaOK

The statements in your post tend to reinforce my initial suspicion that this is all a political ploy to back away from a prior position that she now feels could hurt her politically.


34 posted on 12/04/2013 10:05:18 AM PST by circlecity
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"Mary Cheney's spouse, Heather Poe,"

Factual error.

35 posted on 12/04/2013 10:06:19 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

That’s a good option. I like that.

Just go hunting with dear old dad.


36 posted on 12/04/2013 10:06:36 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DPMD

LOLOL.
IIRC, her name was “Happy.”


37 posted on 12/04/2013 10:09:37 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I remember that morning well. It was a Saturday and I was watching TV, Mrs. Liberty slept in. When she came into the Living Room, I said, “Hey, Dick Cheney just shot some guy in the face.”

A good friend from Florida, who was once a big-named poster on FR, was really mad that the Bush White House didn’t make a big whoopdedo over it, said Bush was “hiding something.” His anger surprised me and pretty much ended out friendship.


38 posted on 12/04/2013 10:12:57 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: dennisw

5000+ years of Judeo-Christian culture....


39 posted on 12/04/2013 10:23:07 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jim Robinson

So the gay agenda trumps family - immoral choice. Very few things should come before family, and the gay political agenda is not one of them.

I have a couple of gay cousins. I love them both, and we have discussed our differences of opinion. Just like those differences I have with other family members, it doesn’t change my familial love for them.

Mary needs to figure it out - Liz, Dick and Lynn appear to understand...and are still attacked and humiliated because of legitimate differences of opinion. Sad.


40 posted on 12/04/2013 10:24:46 AM PST by GilesB
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To: circlecity
I think this “feud” is a carefully calculated move on Liz’s part to attract lots of media attention to her “conservative” bone-fides. It’s a political ploy.

Yep. Since graduating from high school in Virginia (DC) Liz has spent a lot more time working in the State Department than Wyoming. She's may actually have less bona fides in Wyoming than Hillary did in New York.

41 posted on 12/04/2013 10:25:03 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Jim Robinson

As someone pointed out, it’s really the ball-and-chain who is causing all the trouble.


42 posted on 12/04/2013 10:29:41 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SgtHooper

If Cheney had made it clear to Mary privately, and if necessary, made it clear to the public that he was against homosexual “marriage”, Mary and her friend might never have dared to publicly air their grievances.


43 posted on 12/04/2013 10:41:26 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Uh, no.


44 posted on 12/04/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Then what?


45 posted on 12/04/2013 10:44:01 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Responsibility2nd
I think where things went wrong is when Liz and the family showed support for Mary.

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Agreed. Without that support, they might not have felt validated and might not have chosen to confront Liz publicly.

46 posted on 12/04/2013 10:44:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3098156/posts?page=43#43


47 posted on 12/04/2013 10:45:04 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: circlecity
I think this “feud” is a carefully calculated move on Liz’s part to attract lots of media attention to her “conservative” bone-fides. It’s a political ploy.

Absolutely correct.

48 posted on 12/04/2013 11:09:02 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dick Cheney is pro-gay, remember he supported homosexualizing the military and was willing to run on gay marriage, almost a decade and a half ago.

05/09/2012 ——Gay Conservative Groups: Good Obama Adopted (DICK)Cheney Position On Same-Sex Marriage:
“”Both groups, Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud, also made specific mention of former Vice President Dick Cheney, downplaying Obama’s statement because the Republican embraced same-sex marriage first.””

07/30/12——Dick Cheney Defends His Silence On Gay Marriage In 2000:
“”WASHINGTON — Dick Cheney says he didn’t see the point of raising the issue of gay marriage in the 2000 presidential campaign, even though he supported it.
The former vice president suggested it wouldn’t have done much good and probably would have sunk President George W. Bush’s prospects for office.””

02/17/2012——Dick Cheney Part Of Marriage Equality Lobbying Effort In Maryland: Report:
“”WASHINGTON — Dick Cheney is part of a lobbying campaign to convince at least one Maryland state lawmaker to back marriage equality, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. Since leaving the vice president’s office, Cheney has been increasingly vocal in his support for same-sex marriage, but the extent of his engagement on the issue was not previously well known.””


49 posted on 12/04/2013 11:27:21 AM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradley-JFK-- told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: trisham

That sounds reasonable. Certainly more reasonable than my supposition. I just don’t know if Mary was willing to keep it private. Gays have an ugly habit of blasting all news about their proclivities to everybody who can hear.


50 posted on 12/04/2013 11:37:16 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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