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Obama Rewrites the Cold War (Liz Cheney SMACKDOWN!)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/09 | Liz Cheney

Posted on 07/13/2009 5:42:29 AM PDT by teddyballgame

There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.

Speaking to a group of students, our president explained it this way: "The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose. And then within a few short years, the world as it was ceased to be. Make no mistake: This change did not come from any one nation. The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bho44; coldwar; lizcheney
Republican star on the rise.
1 posted on 07/13/2009 5:42:29 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame
The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies.

He believes those lies.

2 posted on 07/13/2009 5:43:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: teddyballgame

Zer0 will get a lot of our boys in uniform killed.

We must stop this person.


3 posted on 07/13/2009 5:46:36 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: teddyballgame

A man who hates America cannot extol her virtues.


4 posted on 07/13/2009 5:46:50 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Cincinatus

They don’t teach American history in Indonesia.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 5:48:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yeah they do -- they just teach a leftist version it.

Sort of like in this country....

6 posted on 07/13/2009 5:49:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: exit82

The more I hear of Liz Cheney the more I’m impressed.


7 posted on 07/13/2009 5:49:22 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

Liz Cheney has the ammo (knowledge and foundational understanding) and the weapon (articulate speaking and writing) to deliver an effective argument. I love that she is not intimidated to speak the truth and set the record straight


8 posted on 07/13/2009 5:56:13 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: teddyballgame

Hard to say which Cheney I like more?

Pray for America


9 posted on 07/13/2009 5:57:12 AM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: teddyballgame

Liz is a chip off the block. Not Dad, but Mom. Her Mom, Lynn Cheney years ago represented the view from the “Right” on Crossfire a popular political show on CNN. She consistently made the person debating from the “Left” look like an idiot. Liz has got a lot of her Mom in her.


10 posted on 07/13/2009 6:00:06 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: teddyballgame

He will go along with the Marxist version. FUBO!


11 posted on 07/13/2009 6:02:12 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: teddyballgame

Palin/Cheney or Cheney/Palin.. preferably in 2012 (or 2016) My dreamticket.


12 posted on 07/13/2009 6:06:27 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: teddyballgame
We can also be disarmed morally by a president who spreads false narratives about our history or who accepts, even if by his silence, our enemies' lies about us.

Excellent article. She also makes the point that in Obama's mind, it's all about him. Everything is all about him, and America was just the means to his ascension.

13 posted on 07/13/2009 6:09:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: Cincinatus
"The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies."

He can easily practice that skill while looking into a mirror.

14 posted on 07/13/2009 6:09:15 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: teddyballgame

Bambi is liar


15 posted on 07/13/2009 6:12:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: teddyballgame

Why do the WOMEN of our party, Liz Cheney, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin have more BALLS than the men! Thay also happen to be BEAUTIFUL!


16 posted on 07/13/2009 6:13:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bestintxas

“Zer0 will get a lot of our boys in uniform killed.”

ObaMugabe’s brand practices big lie propaganda. Obamabots just soak it up. Cold War historical revisionism began the second the Berlin Wall came down.

Last week’s big lie “the stimuls is working as intended” was a howler for even the liberal press.


17 posted on 07/13/2009 6:16:08 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: SueRae

With Ted Nugent in charge of Homeland security?


18 posted on 07/13/2009 6:19:29 AM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Ann Archy
Why do the WOMEN of our party, Liz Cheney, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin have more BALLS than the men! Thay also happen to be BEAUTIFUL!

An all-female conservative attack team would be a GREAT weapon against the status-quo statists.

19 posted on 07/13/2009 6:21:26 AM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: GILTN1stborn

Under Nugent, we’d have a lot less goverment. I’d expect him to abolish Homeland Security, SEC, FDA, and a host of other wasteful bureaucracies that have spung up over the years. And there would be certainly be no czars. Yep, I can see him in there.


20 posted on 07/13/2009 6:23:04 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

Yup, we can still dream!


21 posted on 07/13/2009 6:27:52 AM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: teddyballgame
Make no mistake: This change did not come from any one nation. The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years,

What a pile of puke.

22 posted on 07/13/2009 6:29:08 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: bestintxas
Yes,

This is treason on the grandest scale. Aiding and abetting the enemy.

23 posted on 07/13/2009 6:30:30 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: teddyballgame
Liz Cheney does not speak with forked tongue like the community organizer. She nailed it and him along with it. What is very evident with barry is that in his mind it really is all about him, not the country. Liz Cheney is a rising star who is as tough as nails.
24 posted on 07/13/2009 6:39:50 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Her mom’s books are great.


25 posted on 07/13/2009 6:50:18 AM PDT by KC Burke (...but He has made the trains run on time.)
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To: KC Burke
I LOVE THE WHOLE CHENEY FAMILY-they represent families everywhere with their dedication to the truth, their intelligence and go for it attitude.

They have not escaped the sorrows and tribulations families have, and have embraced those rough times and stood firm in support of each other.

I LOVE THEM! I felt so SAFE with Dick Cheney and George W Bush at the helm because I know they understood their FIRST JOB was the security of our nation.

How did we EVER manage to elect a sissy man who harbors hatred for our nation and LIES about history in order to minimize his nations great accomplishments towards the FREEDOM OF OTHERS!

26 posted on 07/13/2009 6:54:02 AM PDT by Republic (Uhbama has sleezed and schmoozed his way through life-he is a silly little boy with inmmature dreams)
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Cheney bump!


27 posted on 07/13/2009 7:00:16 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Republic

Subverted Educators


28 posted on 07/13/2009 7:00:43 AM PDT by KC Burke (...but He has made the trains run on time.)
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To: teddyballgame

Palin/Cheney 2012


29 posted on 07/13/2009 7:21:44 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Ping to a must read.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 7:36:30 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (There is no justice at the Dept. of Justice when Black Panthers are cleared for terrorizing voters.)
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The Obama administration does seem to believe in another kind of exceptionalism -- Obama exceptionalism. "We have the best brand on Earth: the Obama brand," one Obama handler has said. What they don't seem to realize is that once you're president, your brand is America, and the American people expect you to defend us against lies, not embrace or ignore them. We also expect you to know your history.
31 posted on 07/13/2009 7:39:25 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (There is no justice at the Dept. of Justice when Black Panthers are cleared for terrorizing voters.)
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To: teddyballgame
The truth, of course, is that the Soviets ran a brutal, authoritarian regime. The KGB killed their opponents or dragged them off to the Gulag. There was no free press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of worship, no freedom of any kind. The basis of the Cold War was not "competition in astrophysics and athletics." It was a global battle between tyranny and freedom. The Soviet "sphere of influence" was delineated by walls and barbed wire and tanks and secret police to prevent people from escaping. America was an unmatched force for good in the world during the Cold War. The Soviets were not. The Cold War ended not because the Soviets decided it should but because they were no match for the forces of freedom and the commitment of free nations to defend liberty and defeat Communism

Saying it like it is...I love Liz!

32 posted on 07/13/2009 7:41:27 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: teddyballgame
If barry’s tongue came notarized I would not believe anything he said or even consider it true in any fashion.
He is truly delusional. barry must have brain damage or transported himself from a parallel world to to give this kind of speech.
33 posted on 07/13/2009 7:43:56 AM PDT by svcw (Barry: mentally deficient & narcissistic misogynist megalomaniac psychopath w/ paranoid delusions)
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To: teddyballgame

Obama is a brainwashed fool. He makes me want to puke. Sadly, too many people now have been reprogrammed to see America as the bad guy and the aggressor in the cold war. Too many programs like MASH have pulled the wool over a generations’ eyes. The Soviet Union was evil. The average Uni educated marxist nowadays somehow have been molded to the other side.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 8:06:59 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Ann Archy
Why do the WOMEN of our party, Liz Cheney, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin have more BALLS than the men! Thay also happen to be BEAUTIFUL!

Because white men in the western world have been castrated! We're all evil you know!

35 posted on 07/13/2009 8:15:43 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: greyfoxx39

What they don’t seem to realize is that once you’re president, your brand is America, and the American people expect you to defend us against lies, not embrace or ignore them.
_______________________________________________

Have we ever had such betrayal, such treason before ???

The President of the United States is not a referee...
and a bias referee at that...

He is suppose to be the Captain of OUR TEAM...


36 posted on 07/13/2009 8:15:52 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Catholic Canadian

Conservative men are NOT evil!


37 posted on 07/13/2009 8:17:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SueRae
“Palin/Cheney or Cheney/Palin.. preferably in 2012 (or 2016) My dreamticket”

Hear, Hear, I'm all in on this Ticket IF Palin gets rid of her incompetent handlers and NOBODY from the McCain campaign can be allowed to work for either candidate!)

38 posted on 07/13/2009 8:22:02 AM PDT by Mike davis
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To: Ann Archy

We are painted that way up here in Canuckistan!


39 posted on 07/13/2009 8:27:17 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Move to TEXAS where you will be appreciated!!


40 posted on 07/13/2009 8:28:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I’d love to, it might take me some time to adapt to the heat, chili’s good and I love it when the Texans come up to our rib-fest.


41 posted on 07/13/2009 8:47:05 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: greyfoxx39

We also expect you to know your history.
_____________________________________

Like the reasoning behind the Declaration of Independance...

Tyranny..

“The history of the present (President of the United States) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

SNIP

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.

SNIP

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:

SNIP

For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:

SNIP

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

SNIP

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A (President), whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free People.”

(Exerpts from The Declaration of Independance, Philadelphia, PA, July 4, 1776)


42 posted on 07/13/2009 8:49:13 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: teddyballgame
The more I hear of Liz Cheney the more I’m impressed.

Agree absolutely. She is very impressive also debating the Dems pundits on any issue.

43 posted on 07/13/2009 9:23:02 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

WOW! What a good post...and scary!


44 posted on 07/13/2009 9:24:55 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (There is no justice at the Dept. of Justice when Black Panthers are cleared for terrorizing voters.)
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To: greyfoxx39

bttt


45 posted on 07/13/2009 12:40:11 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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