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President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones
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Posted on 03/14/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones By: Josh Gerstein and Manu Raju March 14, 2013 04:37 AM EDT

President Barack Obama’s defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse.

That’s part of what two senators in the room recounted of Obama’s response when, near the outset of his closed-door session with the Senate Democratic conference on Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) confronted the president over the administration’s refusal for two years to show congressional intelligence committees Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memos justifying the use of lethal force against American terror suspects abroad.

Obama recently allowed members of those panels to see the memos, but only after senators in both parties threatened to hold up the confirmation of John Brennan as Central Intelligence Agency director. Brennan was confirmed last week, but lawmakers not on one of the intelligence panels are still being denied access to the memos and several are steamed over being frozen out.

In response to Rockefeller’s critique, Obama said he’s not involved in drafting such memos, the senators told POLITICO. He also tried to assure his former colleagues that his administration is more open to oversight than that of President George W. Bush, whom many Democratic senators attacked for secrecy and for expanding executive power in the national security realm.

“This is not Dick Cheney we’re talking about here,” he said, according to Democratic senators who asked not to be named discussing the private meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; cheney; denial; drones; nationalsecurity
Huh?
1 posted on 03/14/2013 7:59:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Barack "Not Me" Obama


2 posted on 03/14/2013 8:01:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
He's perfectly reflecting the mindset of his acolytes.

This sort of power would be absolutely unimaginably terrible power for a president to have.

Except Obama's different. He's a nice guy. A minority who's struggled. He's got two nice pretty daughters.

He's so not Dick Cheney, so it's OK when he leaves Guantanamo open. It's fine if he wants to read everybody's email or put surveillance cameras on every corner or rifle through our bank accounts or build a data bank of our DNA or drone some brown people eating in a cafe into dust.

He's doing it because he loves us and cares about us.

3 posted on 03/14/2013 8:03:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This soetoro bastard cannot lay claim to anything that is American.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

just a dick


5 posted on 03/14/2013 8:05:55 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is not qualified to hold Cheney's hat.
6 posted on 03/14/2013 8:06:23 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: dontreadthis

He couldn’t carry Cheney’s jockstrap.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 8:06:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Sub-Driver

He couldn’t hold Dick Cheneys d..........


8 posted on 03/14/2013 8:06:33 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Some house R’s should have started yesterday hearings to get to the bottom of WhiteHut policy not just on drones, but on:

o federal stockpiling of billions of hollow point bullets
o thousands of purchases of AR-15s
o thousands of armored personnel carriers going domestic
o probably dozens of other areas not yet known to the public, but surely par for this regime’s agenda


9 posted on 03/14/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

How about a nice game of SHOTGUNS?


10 posted on 03/14/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dipstick. Too stupid to realize that Cheney bites back.

Popcorn, please.

11 posted on 03/14/2013 8:14:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: dontreadthis
just a dick

LOL!

Line of the week right there, I tell ya.

12 posted on 03/14/2013 8:15:09 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: Sub-Driver

This guy still have Bush Derangement Syndome.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 8:15:25 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Sub-Driver
Liar

Joe Wilson was right in 2009. Obama is just a pathological liar.

14 posted on 03/14/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: Sub-Driver

His whole second term has been nothing but unnecessarily nasty and devisive.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 8:16:01 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Sub-Driver
RE :”President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones”

He's not taking drones?

16 posted on 03/14/2013 8:18:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver

i.e. It’s Bush’s fault!

Still pushing that line after 5 years.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 8:19:22 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Sub-Driver

Rescind the Patriot Act, promoted by Dick Cheney.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 8:21:25 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Sub-Driver

When my son visited the White House back during his middle school years, he got to chat with Dick Cheney for awhile. From that interaction with the VP, Andy reported that Cheney was warm, friendly, and genuinely curious about my son’s life.

I saw the same thing in Cheney a few years later at CPAC.

For Skippy to vilify him and attempt to excuse his own actions by saying Cheney was worse, it only confirms that our current POTUS is nasty, divisive, petty, irresponsible, narcissistic, and hopelessly immature. (Mom! He did it first!)

Hell, I’d even go bird hunting with Cheney. With Skippy? I’d only get arrested.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 8:23:44 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: dontreadthis

You beat me to it....it is indeed the obvious comment.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 8:24:29 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: TexasCajun

Obama’s “Not Me” is not complete without his twin “Ida Know.”


21 posted on 03/14/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sub-Driver

When I was a kid, and got into trouble, my parents NEVER accepted the, “He did it too” excuse. Obozo is a child holding an office which requires an adult.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 8:25:07 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So true! When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 8:25:30 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sub-Driver
This usurper is so-o-o unlike Dick Cheney...

Dick Cheney is a hardworking, decent, honest, patriotic American who cares about his country and our Constitution.

As I said, this usurper is so-o-o unlike Dick Cheney...

24 posted on 03/14/2013 8:33:12 AM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from the lust for power-Judge Napolitano)
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To: Sub-Driver

Damned straight he’s no Dick Cheney.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Kozak

Much as he’d like to...


26 posted on 03/14/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: NonValueAdded

27 posted on 03/14/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry feeling the heat from his Code Pink/Michael Moore base.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 8:40:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NonValueAdded

That’s such a beautiful hat for that man!

Always loved that pic.

Almost as much as I loved to see him interviewed on ANY show. He always had the straightforward answer with explanation and common sense, never said something that was evasive or needed to be parsed like most every other politician.


29 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Sub-Driver
No, Dick Cheney was, and is an American citizen, American Patriot, an honorable man, a hetrosexual man, a man who loves and believes in America and her founding documents.

This Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming pantload is none of the above.... and F him and the moose he rode in on. What? That's not a moose? Oh, sorry MO.

30 posted on 03/14/2013 8:53:30 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The more these morons attack Cheney the higher he goes in my estimation. God Bless Dick Cheney!


31 posted on 03/14/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Showtime has a ‘documentary’ on Cheney coming Friday.

No doubt a hit piece, but lots of interviews with him are in it so I’ll try to watch it.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 9:17:44 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Looks as if bush is thinking hey the guy has no balls.


33 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama must be haunted by Republicans. Remember before he was even inaugurated the first time he made a wisecrack about Nancy Reagan and seances?

At least Joe Wilson said what he felt to Obama’s face. Obama had to go after a widowed former first lady like the coward he is.

Don’t make fun of his wife’s butt, though. That would be racist, don’t you know?


34 posted on 03/14/2013 9:53:48 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Clarence

He is a liar. Here is a ory I ran into when I signed in this morning:

The tittle is “Obama Rebuffs Democrats On Drone Kill Memos, Asserts Executive Secrecy Prerogative”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/drones-obama-rebuffs-demo_n_2869156.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


35 posted on 03/14/2013 9:58:24 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Bammy is transforming into Nixon before our lyin’ eyes. : )


36 posted on 03/14/2013 10:51:20 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s no Dick Cheney. Period.


37 posted on 03/14/2013 10:51:21 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

Obama doesn’t know Dick.


38 posted on 03/14/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gnickgnack2

“That’s such a beautiful hat for that man!”

He resembles Levy Lebanon from the Amish Mafia show. My gosh,... could it be?.


39 posted on 03/14/2013 10:58:46 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: Sub-Driver
 photo cheneyobama_zpsb126935d.jpg
40 posted on 03/14/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: C210N

Let’s get to the bottom of why there isn’t .22LR rimfire available anywhere in Western PA..and I’ve been everywhere!

Guess what I’ve got is all I’ll have.

PS...the price of AR’s have dropped....propbably because there’s no .223, either.

A baseball bat is cheaper at this point.


41 posted on 03/14/2013 11:09:37 AM PDT by LadyBuck ("When Dick Cheney shot a fellow American it was an accident, Obama’s is by policy" - thomasowellfan)
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To: Sub-Driver
"President Obama: I'm no Dick Cheney on drones"

Maybe not, but I'll bet he is a Dick on Drugs.

42 posted on 03/14/2013 11:14:52 AM PDT by skimbell
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