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Liz Cheney: 'America needs a Commander in Chief, not a Global Community Organizer'
humanevents.com ^ | 08/03/2009 | Liz Cheney

Posted on 08/04/2009 6:54:24 AM PDT by kellynla

This past weekend in Atlanta, RedState.com held its first Gathering of online conservative activists. Liz Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, gave the keynote address to the crowd. A partial transcript of her remarks is below.

Joining Liz Cheney were Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, Virginia State Senator Ken Cuccinelli, Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, and South Carolina State Representative Nikki Haley. Friday night at the RedState Gathering, the attendees heard from Congressman Roy Blunt, former Congressman Pat Toomey, Senator Jim DeMint, and Governor Rick Perry.

Liz Cheney took the stage at 11:30 a.m. She spoke mostly on foreign policy, including this:

“Earlier on a trip to Mexico City, our President listened to an extended anti-American screed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. And then he let the lies stand. His only response was, ‘I'm just grateful President Ortega didn't blame me for things that happened when I was three months old.’ Americans expect our President to defend us against lies, not embrace or ignore them. But we also expect our President to know his history. Some of the most dangerous steps this President has taken cause one to wonder how much time he has actually spent studying the history of the 20th century. In Russia, and earlier in France, President Obama declared that American nuclear disarmament would encourage the North Koreans and the Iranians to give up their nuclear ambitions.

“Another Democratic President, one who led us at the beginning of the cold war, understood the danger of this approach. President Harry Truman, in April of 1950, signed a national security strategy document that pointed out "No people in history have preserved their freedom who thought that by not being strong enough to protect themselves they might prove inoffensive to their enemies." Avoiding causing offense to our enemies has become a central tenet of President Obama's foreign policy.

“It was this attempt to placate, to appease, not to cause offense that prevented President Obama from defending the rights of the brave Iranian men and women demanding free and fair elections. It was this instinct that drove him to declare, while the Iranian mullahs were having their own people shot in the streets, "there was a debate underway in Iran." It is this instinct that seems to be driving our incomprehensible policy of support for a thug in Honduras, a close ally of Hugo Chavez, against the wishes and constitutional rights of the Honduran people.

“And it's this desire that drives the President to plead with our enemies to talk at all costs. It puts America in a position of weakness, one that will not and cannot secure American interests.

“Now as a veteran of the State Department, I can tell you that effective diplomacy is not about appeasing your enemy. It's not about unilateral pre-emptive disarmament. America has to negotiate from a position of strength. To survive as a nation, our President can't function as a disinterested international arbitrator. He can't attempt to stand above America and our enemies. In other words, America needs a Commander in Chief, not a Global Community Organizer.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; cic; globalism; lizcheney; obama; potus

1 posted on 08/04/2009 6:54:25 AM PDT by kellynla
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You can see the video here: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/08/02/liz-cheney-america-needs-a-commander-in-chief-not-a-community-organizer


2 posted on 08/04/2009 6:55:05 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Hear hear!


3 posted on 08/04/2009 6:55:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: kellynla

Liz is a sharp thinker.


4 posted on 08/04/2009 6:57:42 AM PDT by two23 (czars ar for commies)
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To: kellynla

Ha! Go Liz!


5 posted on 08/04/2009 6:57:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: kellynla

So many hot, conservative women to stalk...so little time.


6 posted on 08/04/2009 6:59:50 AM PDT by IrishPennant (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

What are her plans for 2012 ?


7 posted on 08/04/2009 7:00:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: IndianPrincessOK

ping


8 posted on 08/04/2009 7:01:23 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What are her plans for 2012 ?
___________________________________

I haven’t heard....but she needs to ‘get in there’!


9 posted on 08/04/2009 7:01:54 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: kellynla

Oh Liz...

PLEASE run for office. PLEASE!


10 posted on 08/04/2009 7:09:27 AM PDT by PowerPro (2009 - Conservative Revolution Reborn (Go Palin!))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
re: but she needs to ‘get in there’!

Amen! I will add her to my list of people I want to see associated with the candidate I support next time around. Names like John Bolton, Ollie North, Alan Keyes, Newt Gingrich. SarahCuda is missing because she's a given in my book!

I know each of these people have their faults, none is perfect. But in each case they have an ability that I feel would help us take on and defeat the Left. Time was I subscribed to the “all-or-nothing” school of thought. No longer. IMHO, a weakness in one or more areas should not preclude us from using their strengths to win the battle.

This is where we get trumped by the Left so often. Their voters will vote for someone if they happen to voice support for any of the liberal sacred cows that are top on the liberal voter's list. We are just the opposite as a rule. We will rule out a candidate if they disagree with us on even one important issue.

11 posted on 08/04/2009 7:10:21 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Hear hear!" - "Liz is a sharp thinker." - "Ha! Go Liz!" - "What are her plans for 2012 ?" - "I haven’t heard....but she needs to ‘get in there’!"

Wait until she states that she does not agree with the birthers, then she'll be persona non grata (to the birthers).
No matter where Eliz. stands on the *issue* of Obama's eligibility, sane conservatives will still admire and respect her. Though in reply to Eric in the Ozarks' query - in 2012 Eliz Cheney will be out campaigning for Sarah Palin.

12 posted on 08/04/2009 7:15:34 AM PDT by jla
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To: kellynla

Don’t you love this woman!


13 posted on 08/04/2009 7:18:00 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Sec. of State would fit nicely.


14 posted on 08/04/2009 7:21:43 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (There is not enough combined intellect in the beltway to jumpstart a moron.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

John Bolton for Sec State.


15 posted on 08/04/2009 7:25:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: jwparkerjr
Liz Cheney and Names like John Bolton, Ollie North, Alan Keyes, Newt Gingrich. SarahCuda is missing because she's a given in my book!

To me, that looks like a pretty good starting line up for a Palin Administration.

16 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:50 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (There is not enough combined intellect in the beltway to jumpstart a moron.)
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To: two23
Liz is a sharp thinker.

She has a doctorate, is former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a longtime fellow of the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where Bork and Gingrich also hang their policy hats. In the mid-90s she published Telling the Truth, a scholarly book of sociopolitical criticism about creeping political correctness and moral relativism. Dr. Cheney has also quite a few children's books in print about conservative themes.


Telling the Truth: Why Our Culture and Our Country Have Stopped Making Sense, and What We Can Do about It (1996)

"America is in the middle of a vast experiment, says Lynne V. Cheney, testing whether a society can thrive when more and more of its citizens doubt the importance of truth - or even whether such a thing as truth exists. Schoolchildren are being taught that the ancient Egyptians flew in gliders. University students learn that science is a white male conspiracy. In fields ranging from history to law, scholars and practitioners alike argue that their goal is not truth but the advancement of politically useful views. Journalists fall into the same pattern when they disdain objectivity and use the news to advance their viewpoints, as do psychologists who help their patients "recover" memories of events that never happened. Public figures tell us one thing today and another tomorrow and blithely accuse those who point out their inconsistencies of an "excess of literalism." In our postmodern world, everything has become relative. "Truth," according to a film at the Whitney Biennial, has become nothing more than "what is believed"..."

17 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
John Bolton for Sec State.

Agreed, another hot candidate for that office.

18 posted on 08/04/2009 7:31:01 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (There is not enough combined intellect in the beltway to jumpstart a moron.)
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To: jla
“Wait until she states that she does not agree with the birthers, then she'll be persona non grata (to the birthers).”

hey, missy...don't bring your Bravo Sierra on another one of my threads after questioning my “bravery” on a previous thread AND YOU FAILING TO RESPOND!

19 posted on 08/04/2009 7:31:48 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

SWEEEEEEEEET!
Palin/Cheney 2012? :)


20 posted on 08/04/2009 7:32:19 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: kellynla

LOL - As if I’ll heed anything you might say.


21 posted on 08/04/2009 7:36:59 AM PDT by jla
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To: Albion Wilde

Liz went to Colorado College, where the liberal professors kept thinking that the Economist was the manna of intellectualism and that conservatism was a failing of education.

The profs who I knew are probably pulling their hair out at her being an alum.


22 posted on 08/04/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Thrasymachus: justice is whatever is in the interest of the stronger party in a given state)
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To: Albion Wilde
She has a doctorate, is former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a longtime fellow of the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute....

That's Liz's mother Lynne V. Cheney, you're talking about -- another very real sharp cookie.

23 posted on 08/04/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (There is not enough combined intellect in the beltway to jumpstart a moron.)
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Liz Cheney is a major talent; a speaker who makes more sense than anyone I've heard lately.


Cheney/Cheney 2012

24 posted on 08/04/2009 7:47:47 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: kellynla

Thanks for that. She’s remarkable. Being the daughter of the smartest man in Washington (IMO)she’s learned a lot!


25 posted on 08/04/2009 7:51:44 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: jla
“As if I’ll heed anything you might say.”

Likewise, punk...

Figures...another “Remington Raider”...you question my "bravery" but when I question your "combat experience"...you “run & hide!”

The difference in me and the other 99% of FReepers like you, I PAID THE PRICE TO QUESTION THE ELIGIBILITY OF OBAMA TO BE CIC...and YOU DIDN'T!

Now, get lost and go "hijack" someone else's thread with your "birther BS"!

26 posted on 08/04/2009 7:51:49 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

We also need people in power that don’t see America and it’s people as the enemy.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 7:54:59 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kellynla
Contact the White House

By the way, as Jim R. has stated numerous times, one may post his opinion on any thread he wishes. So, I'd advise you to become better acquainted with the rules of this site.
No hard feelings though. And, 'Kelly' is one of my favorite names for a girl.

28 posted on 08/04/2009 8:00:53 AM PDT by jla
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To: jla
“Kelly is one of my favorite names for a girl”

FYI, genius, “Kelly” happens to be my family name.

And any time you think you have the balls to insult me to my face...you just let me know...I won't be holding my breath.

“I'd advise you to become better acquainted with the rules of this site.”

That's rich coming from you...one who has broke the “rules” on TWO THREADS today already!

“NO personal attacks”

29 posted on 08/04/2009 8:13:11 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Not only would I vote for that ticket, I would fight for it! From your keyboard to God’s monitor!


30 posted on 08/04/2009 8:13:12 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: jla
And while you're questioning the “bravery” of others and posting personal insults,
we're still waiting to hear how many years of combat service you have...

The silence is DEAFENING.

31 posted on 08/04/2009 8:21:35 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
Damn she's good.

You know, I have a theory. I firmly believe that the MSMs treatment of Sarah Palin has unleashed and encouraged several women to speak out. Of course, I've never been shy. ;) But it's nice to see so many strong women find their political voices.

32 posted on 08/04/2009 8:24:02 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: kellynla
Liz Cheney: 'America needs a Commander in Chief, not a Global Community Organizer'

True enough. So does Liz Cheney have political ambitions...

33 posted on 08/04/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: kellynla

bttt


34 posted on 08/04/2009 8:27:48 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: Albion Wilde

Lynne V Cheney is Dick Cheney’s wife.
Liz is their daughter.


35 posted on 08/04/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT by two23 (czars ar for commies)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
That's Liz's mother Lynne V. Cheney, you're talking about -- another very real sharp cookie.

Oh, thank you. I'd better get used to looking more closely at the name with L at the beginning. ((blushing))

36 posted on 08/04/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
That's Liz's mother Lynne V. Cheney, you're talking about -- another very real sharp cookie.

Oh, thank you. I'd better get used to looking more closely at the name with L at the beginning. ((blushing))

37 posted on 08/04/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: kellynla

Just seen this thread...Liz Cheney is a chip off the ole Cheney block for sure!!!


38 posted on 09/01/2009 2:20:12 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: SueRae
Ammend that. --- Being the daughter of the smartest man - and woman.
39 posted on 09/01/2009 2:35:47 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Sprit of '76)
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