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"Al Gore to Dick Cheney: 'I waited two years'
Politico ^ | May 15, 2009 | By ANDY BARR

Posted on 05/15/2009 11:38:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Al Gore said Friday that fellow former Vice President Dick Cheney has jumped back into the political fray too soon into the new administration’s term.

“I waited two years after I left office to make statements that were critical,” Gore said during an interview on CNN, pointing out that his critiques were focused on “policy.”

“Talk about somebody that shouldn't be talking about making the country less safe, invading a country that did not attack us and posed no serious threat to us at all,” Gore said of Cheney.

Gore identified Cheney as “the leading spokesman for his party” and said he suspects Cheney’s prominence is not welcomed by other Republicans

“I have a feeling that members of his own party wish that he would not do that,” Gore said. “But I'll let that be an argument between him and them.”

Despite the criticism, Gore claimed he does not “want to get dragged into an argument with Dick Cheney about what he's getting into.”

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1 posted on 05/15/2009 11:38:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good Grief. He should’ve waited longer....


2 posted on 05/15/2009 11:39:28 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I waited two years after I left office to make statements that were critical,” Gore said

But you STOLE a bronze bust on your way out. What's your point, loser?

3 posted on 05/15/2009 11:40:31 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was calling himself President Elect for those two years also...


4 posted on 05/15/2009 11:40:35 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I waited two years after I left office to make statements that were critical,”

Reap what you sowed, MORON....
If you’d kept your mouth SHUT, Cheney wouldn’t have had the precedent to open his.

What goes around, comes around.


6 posted on 05/15/2009 11:40:49 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: tcrlaf

FU IGore


7 posted on 05/15/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, al-Gore is admitting it took him two years to demonstrate his Patriotic Dissent.

Dick Cheney is Patriotically Dissenting right away.


8 posted on 05/15/2009 11:41:49 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Phrase it properly, Al:

People didn't want to hear from me for two years.

9 posted on 05/15/2009 11:41:56 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How junior high can ol’Al get?

No wonder he flunked out of divinity school!


10 posted on 05/15/2009 11:41:57 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I seem to remember Gore making a scene in November and December 2000, right after the election. Did I dream that?


11 posted on 05/15/2009 11:41:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

12 posted on 05/15/2009 11:42:21 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Billy Mays waited more than two years to sell the “Awesome Auger.”

Er, the same for “Oxy Clean” as well.

Yup. Sure did.


13 posted on 05/15/2009 11:42:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Algore waisted 8 years of American prosperity


14 posted on 05/15/2009 11:42:46 AM PDT by lormand ("Janet Napolitano should resign or be fired." - Congressman John Carter - My Congresscritter)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fat POS has crammed 20 years of annoying “spews” over the last 6 years.

Keep stuffing your fat a$$ face so we don’t have to hear you speak...you POS!


15 posted on 05/15/2009 11:42:46 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Talk about somebody that shouldn't be talking about making the country less safe, invading a country that did not attack us and posed no serious threat to us at all,” Gore said of Cheney

Pretty ironic thing to say, Al, considering Saddam tried to kill your former boss.

16 posted on 05/15/2009 11:42:59 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I waited two years after I left office to make statements that were critical..."

Seems to me that the day after he lost the election, he was filing recount lawsuits.

17 posted on 05/15/2009 11:43:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey,algore...Mr Cheney is being accused of war crimes.The Attorney Corporal...you know,the guy who makes his hatred of whites crystal clear...is talking about criminal charges. The worst you were ever accused of was being a pompous,phony clown.


18 posted on 05/15/2009 11:43:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He couldn’t criticize the new president for two years because he was still busy insisting it was him.


19 posted on 05/15/2009 11:43:26 AM PDT by dead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore waited two years after dragging out the election fiasco like a spoiled brat.

But...

The 0bama administration wasted no time in blaming everything on the Bush administration.

And the Bush administration never blamed anything on Clinton/Gore.

20 posted on 05/15/2009 11:44:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore identified Cheney as “the leading spokesman for his party”

Gore is mostly right. Cheney is a lot better than Steele.

21 posted on 05/15/2009 11:44:40 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think Al Gore went to the Nancy Pelosi Truth Seminar.


22 posted on 05/15/2009 11:44:47 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Did I dream that?

Nope - wasn't a dream - was a nightmare.

23 posted on 05/15/2009 11:45:02 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gore feeling butt hurt?
Aww, someone give him a lollipop.


24 posted on 05/15/2009 11:45:18 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, I don’t think the windbag waited 2 minutes before issuing criticisms.


25 posted on 05/15/2009 11:45:25 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspell.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

If that lunatic had become president 3 or 4 more 9/11’s would have happened.


26 posted on 05/15/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ManBearPig should’a waited for a couple of centuries.


27 posted on 05/15/2009 11:46:10 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Al Gore and the Administration he served had been doing its job for eight years, the events that the Bush Administration had to defend against might not have occurred. So, Al .. STFU.


28 posted on 05/15/2009 11:46:14 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: dead
Good One!
I don't think ole Al should get too lippy...he DOESN'T want a piece of Cheney...Cheney'd kick his rear with the power of the FORCE.
29 posted on 05/15/2009 11:46:21 AM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That's because he was home in his double-wide in Tennessee, curled up in the fetal position, gaining 100 lbs.

Al, we already know that took 2 years. It's not like we expected you to get that out of your system in only 100 days.

30 posted on 05/15/2009 11:46:34 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gore claimed he does not “want to get dragged into an argument with Dick Cheney about what he's getting into.”

Understandable Al... I wouldn't go look for an a$$ kicking either. Just go home, lock the door, and don't ever come out!

31 posted on 05/15/2009 11:47:18 AM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yea...Like Bush was slamming Clintoon every day. Go away you self-gratifying jack-ass.


32 posted on 05/15/2009 11:47:39 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: RexBeach

Al you waisted your whole life waiting for someone to give a Sh!t about you


33 posted on 05/15/2009 11:48:09 AM PDT by reefdiver (Freedom - From Govt. - Educators - CNN)
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To: lormand

LOL, ManBearPig looks like he HAS been living high off the hog.


34 posted on 05/15/2009 11:48:15 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Running scared. They’re petrified of the man.


35 posted on 05/15/2009 11:48:20 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: GoCards
To overlay Al Gore's time line onto World War II, it means that a former vice president would be justified in attacking, not just the conduct of the war but the necessity for the war as well as the veracity and patriotism of the commander-in-chief six months before we were mounting the D-Day invasion.

Attacking your own country in time of war does not become any more palatable to your countrymen because it had been for a time held within-much like holding rather than passing gas.


36 posted on 05/15/2009 11:48:37 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: FlashBack

37 posted on 05/15/2009 11:50:21 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So he's saying two years isn't bad to criticize an administration when the unwritten rule was, until recent times, that you kept your opinions to yourself forever on disagreements with your successors.

Democrats threw out the old rules and are now upset that anyone else can do the same.

38 posted on 05/15/2009 11:51:45 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

albore waited two years? No way Jose! He’s lying thru his teeth. Given that Bush Admin began in January 2001, albore still spoke up on the political scene.

Regarding Iraq:

“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002


39 posted on 05/15/2009 11:53:09 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well! Gore still hasn’t said anything that makes sense or is worth listening to.


40 posted on 05/15/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s another one—note the date:

Gore takes on Bush in first Florida political speech after election.
Chicago Tribune (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune NewsService) | April 13, 2002


42 posted on 05/15/2009 11:56:50 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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Al Gore needed those two years to build his Green Money Machine. Al Gore didn't need to respond to attacks by the Bush administration.

Al Gore is a bloviating buffoon.

43 posted on 05/15/2009 11:59:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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“I waited two years after I left office to make statements that were critical,” Gore said during an interview on CNN, pointing out that his critiques were focused on “policy.”

That is probably because it took you that long to realize that you were no longer IN office.

“Talk about somebody that shouldn't be talking about making the country less safe, invading a country that did not attack us and posed no serious threat to us at all,” Gore said of Cheney.

You mean, like Bosnia?

Gore identified Cheney as “the leading spokesman for his party” and said he suspects Cheney’s prominence is not welcomed by other Republicans

Pretty amazing. Ask 10 Democrats who the 'leading spokesman' for the Republicans happens to be, and you get 11 answers. One minute it is Rush, next it is Palin, yet another says Coulter or Rove. The ManBearPig says it is Cheney.

“I have a feeling that members of his own party wish that he would not do that,” Gore said. “But I'll let that be an argument between him and them.”

Right. That is why you are speaking up about it...

Despite the criticism, Gore claimed he does not “want to get dragged into an argument with Dick Cheney about what he's getting into.”

This is precisely what you wanted. Your 'Global Warming' meme is sinking faster than the Titanic and you are wanting the lime-light back.

44 posted on 05/15/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here is what I posted on the Politico board:
“Talk about somebody that shouldn’t be talking about making the country less safe, invading a country that did not attack us and posed no serious threat to us at all,” Gore said of Cheney.

Memo to Al Gore - the Clinton/Gore Adiministration came up with the policy of Regime Change specifically in reference to Saddam Hussein and his refusual to account for WMD.

I guess Al Gore forgot all that. Just more revisionist history from typical liberal hyrpocrites.


45 posted on 05/15/2009 12:00:24 PM PDT by SDShack (Obamanomics = Economics + Moronics)
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To: devolve; Oldeconomybuyer; All

46 posted on 05/15/2009 12:00:28 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Paladin2
ManBearPig

Al, just because you cracked and went Grizzly Adams for awhile after your defeat, don't pretend now that you stayed away out of respect for the office.


47 posted on 05/15/2009 12:00:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: DuncanWaring

There ya go!!!


48 posted on 05/15/2009 12:01:49 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: RexBeach

I have no idea what you are referring to but am laughing my arse off anyway!


49 posted on 05/15/2009 12:02:21 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: FlashBack
I don't think ole Al should get too lippy...he DOESN'T want a piece of Cheney...Cheney'd kick his rear with the power of the FORCE

He does seem to have an aura, a power, a knowing confidence, a force around him....


His demeanor belies the true 'warrior' that lies beneath his composed persona.


IMHO... Mr Cheny may be 'baiting' this administration to prosecute. His preparedness in all public addresses, all public hearings sets forth a man sure of his positions, sure of his convictions, sure of his evidence.

50 posted on 05/15/2009 12:03:39 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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