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  • Hillary Clinton Rips Into Dick Cheney For Obama Criticism

    07/29/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 7-29-2014 | Colin Campbell
    July 29, 2014 Colin Campbell Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of Vice President Dick Cheney's scathing June op-ed on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, which declared, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much." Clinton, a leading potential presidential contender in 2016, told Fusion host Jorge Ramos that Cheney had a far worse record. "He should have been talking about himself, shouldn't he?" Clinton said of Cheney, according to an interview segment published online Monday evening. In his op-ed, Cheney harshly criticized Obama's approach to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming Obama was more focused...
  • Joy Behar Slams Sarah Palin: You Should Be ‘Turning Letters on a Game Show’

    07/18/2014 4:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Extra ^ | July 18, 2014
    “Extra” was with Joy Behar at a special preview of “Lipshtick” at the Venetian Las Vegas on Thursday, where the comic commented on rumors that Sarah Palin might be joining “The View.” Behar quipped, “Shouldn’t Sarah Palin be turning letters over on some game show at this point? Why is she even relevant? She and Dick Cheney need to just sort of say bye-bye and disappear, so I don’t really see her on any show, frankly… I wouldn’t watch.” Joy also doesn’t think having a male presence on the panel is a good idea. “We tried that in the past...
  • Does Dick Cheney believe his lies? (Does Paul Begala believe HIS lies about Cheney?!)

    07/17/2014 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul Begala
    As an American, I am appalled by Dick Cheney and his relentless, pathetic and ultimately doomed effort to revise the history of his failures. Cheney's endless media appearances, including this remarkable interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, reveal a nearly sociopathic refusal to admit any error, express any remorse, apologize for any mistake. And so let us review the Cheney record: No vice president has done more damage to our country, not even Vice President Aaron Burr, who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton 210 years ago.
  • CNN's Paul Begala Sneers: 'Destructive' Dick Cheney Is a ‘Sociopath' (VIDEO)

    07/16/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 16 2014 | Connor Williams
    CNN: the home for hate-filled rants against conservatives. On the July 16 edition of New Day, a panel reacted to Jake Tapper’s testy interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala became unhinged, resorting to personal attacks on Cheney in response to his explanations of the Iraq war. Asked by host Kate Bolduan as to why Cheney is speaking out right now – as if the chaos in Iraq didn’t make that self-evident – Begala snapped: “Well, either he's a secret plant from my party, reminding people of an administration that they hated. When...
  • Dick Cheney, House conservatives oppose Palin’s call to impeach Obama

    07/16/2014 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Bratch · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I’m honestly surprised. I knew most Republican pols would disagree with her simply because of the politics involved, but I thought there’d be a few tea partiers in the House who sided with her on principle. As it is, unless I’ve missed something, not a single member of Congress is willing to say that Obama not only deserves to go but that the House should make a move in that direction.First Cheney: Michael Crowley        ✔ @CrowleyTIMEFollow Cheney on CNN: "I'm not prepared at this point to call for the impeachment of President Obama… that gets to be a bit of a stretch"4:15 PM...
  • Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows (So we wrote yet another story about her)

    07/09/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mark Murray
    More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough. That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. And the results come as Palin has called for President Barack Obama's impeachment. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)But Palin isn't the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they've heard...
  • Hugh Hewitt Makes HuffPo Reporter Look Like an Idiot (AUDIO)

    07/07/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July7 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    Radio host Hugh Hewitt thoroughly embarrassed a Huffington Post reporter and exposed the scribe’s misleading view on Iraq during a brutal on-air interview. Hewitt hosted Zach Carter, the Huffington Post’s senior political economy reporter, on the show to discuss recent comments by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Carter had excoriated Cheney for remarks made about Iraq during a previous interview on Hewitt’s program. The conversation quickly spiraled out of control for Carter when Hewitt dismantled the reporter’s false arguments for why the Bush administration is to blame for the current violence in Iraq. Carter, in the interview, admitted that he...
  • The Real 2016 Battle is Between Dick and Rand

    06/28/2014 3:19:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dick Polman
    It’s not exactly the Ali-Frazier “Thrilla in Manilla,” but the ongoing Rand Paul-Dick Cheney pugilism certainly packs a punch. The libertarian ophthalmologist and the warlord emeritus have been pounding each other for months, and while it’s tempting to just kick back with popcorn and behold the entertainment, we do need to acknowledge the bout’s deeper meaning. Because this is really about something quite serious. Republicans are profoundly split these days over foreign policy: between the non-interventionists who are increasingly wary of American military involvement abroad; and the neoconservative hawks who blundered us into Iraq and want us to keep flexing...
  • CHENEY: OBAMA HASN’T DECIMATED AL QAEDA, HE'S DECIMATED THE US DEFENSE DEPT

    06/25/2014 11:47:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2014
    In an interview that aired on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney once again took aim at the Obama administration for being responsible for the United States’ decreased presence in the world, one of which he argued has emboldened individuals and groups with hostile feelings toward the United States. Cheney pinned the blame of the deteriorating situation in Iraq and Syria on Obama and said Obama’s 2012 campaign position of the Osama bin Laden problem being solved is in reality the U.S. Defense Department being weakened.
  • Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney on the Dangers Facing America

    06/24/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We'd like to welcome back -- and we have 'em both at the same time today. This is a first, Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney both joining us at the same time. Welcome to both of you. Welcome back to the program. LIZ CHENEY: Well, thank you, Rush. DICK CHENEY: How you doing, Rush? LIZ CHENEY: Great to be on with you. RUSH: You bet. Now, you guys have formed a group, a think tank. I want to know what it is. It's called the Alliance for a Strong America. I can pretty much guess why...
  • Jon Karl to Cheney: Are You Accusing Obama of ‘Treason’?

    06/22/2014 2:51:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 22, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    On This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl asked former Vice President Dick Cheney if his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week, in which Cheney and daughter Liz accused President Barack Obama of wanting to take America “down a notch,” was tantamount to calling Obama a traitor. “It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason here,” Karl said, “saying he’s intentionally bringing America down a notch.” While adding that he intended “no disrespect” to Obama, Cheney launched into a comprehensive critique of the president’s foreign policy, which he...
  • Rand Paul Defends Obama Against Dick Cheney

    06/21/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 20, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has waded into the ongoing blame game over who is responsible for the unfolding crisis in Iraq. A constant critic of President Barack Obama, this time the Republican presidential hopeful sided with the president and criticized the George W. Bush administration. Paul’s intervention follows an op-ed written by Paul for the Wall Street Journal in which he criticizes President George W. Bush’s decision to go to war to oust the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. “Much of the rationale for going to war did not measure up” to the “Weinberger Doctrine” by which President Ronald Reagan decided...
  • Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War

    06/20/2014 9:27:12 PM PDT · by boycott · 143 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 6/20/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to turn the tables on those who are questioning President Barack Obama’s handling of the draw down of troops in Iraq. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will air Sunday, when host David Gregory asked Paul if he found former Vice President Dick Cheney to be a credible critic of the president, Paul responded “I think the same questions could be asked of those who supported the Iraq War. You know, were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many...
  • STFU, They Said (Iraq and the Neocons)

    06/20/2014 5:38:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Those who opposed the Iraq war should understand that telling people to shut up isn’t exactly conducive to a healthy debate. There’s a lot of sanctimonious griping these days aimed at neoconservatives who are pontificating about Iraq on cable television and other venues. At the Atlantic, James Fallows captures the mood by declaring that Iraq War boosters “might have the decency to shut the hell up on this particular topic for a while.” Certainly commentators have every right to point out that Dick Cheney – whose Wall Street Journal op-ed with Liz Cheney on Iraq states “Rarely has a U.S....
  • Rand Paul: I Don't Blame Obama for Iraq Turmoil [NBC Goes To Town With This Byline!]

    06/20/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | June 20, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Rand Paul: I Don't Blame Obama for Iraq Turmoil BY CARRIE DANN Sen. Rand Paul says he doesn’t blame President Barack Obama for the ongoing turmoil in Iraq and that former Vice President Dick Cheney and other proponents of the Iraq War should ask themselves the same questions Cheney is raising now about the conflict. “What’s going on now -- I don’t blame on President Obama,” Paul said in an interview with NBC’s David Gregory to air on “Meet the Press” Sunday. “Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution. But I do blame the Iraq War...
  • Alliance for a Stronger America (Dick Cheney & Liz Cheney)

    06/20/2014 11:35:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Email ^ | June 20, 2014 | Dick Cheney & Liz Cheney
    Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney StrongerAmerica.com Dear Friend, We stand, right now, at a critical moment in the life of our nation. The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, retreat, and "engagement" with rogue regimes have put America on a path of decline. Threats to America's security are on the rise. Al Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safehavens across the Middle East, including in Iraq, where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay...
  • Rand Paul Defends President Obama From Dick Cheney

    06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) defended President Obama from former vice president Dick Cheney’s critiques of his policy in Iraq, saying that he faults Cheney and the rest of President George W. Bush’s team for launching an invasion of Iraq that ultimately strengthened Iran. “What’s going on now, I don’t blame on President Obama,” Paul told NBC’s David Gregory. “But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. I also blame those who were for the Iraq war for emboldening Iran.”
  • Iraq: Further Down the Rabbit Hole of Unknown Unknows

    06/20/2014 4:50:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2014 | MOTUS
     Random thoughts on Big Guy’s random thoughts on Iraq: We have had advisors in Iraq through our embassy, and we're prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers -- up to 300 -- to assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces going forward. Three words: John Fitzgerald Kennedy. ‘Nuff said. Iran can play a constructive role if it's helping to send the same message to the Iraqi government that we are sending, which is that Iraq only holds together if it's inclusive and if the interests of Sunni, Shia and Kurd are...
  • Megyn Kelly makes the Cheneys answer for being ‘wrong’ on Iraq

    06/19/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It isnÂ’t just the left that is cheering Fox News ChannelÂ’s Megyn Kelly this morning, a day after she gave former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney a sound grilling over Iraq, many on the right suspicious of an interventionist foreign policy are cheering her as well. On Wednesday night, Kelly hosted the CheneyÂ’s for what was billed as a discussion about their new political initiative aimed at crafting criticisms of President Barack ObamaÂ’s present approach to foreign policy. While there is much that is worthy of criticism in ObamaÂ’s handling of foreign affairs, some, including...
  • Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: Wrong, sir

    06/19/2014 5:48:13 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 114 replies
    politico ^ | 6-19-2014 | Kendall Breutman
    FOX News’ Megyn Kelly had some tough questions for former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night, after he and his daughter, Liz, offered a scathing review of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. “In your op-ed [in the Wall Street Journal], you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” Kelly said on her show “The Kelly File.” “But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well sir.” Continue Reading Text Size - + reset Latest on POLITICO Kerry on Cheney: 'Please!...
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney
    As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (Sept 2011). Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to...
  • CHENEY: "Yeah, They Negotiated w/ Terrorists- and I Don't Think They Got a Very Good Deal!

    06/03/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    CHENEY: We're retreating... and this so-called trade for Bergdahl w/ five of the  Taliban terrorists... strikes me as part-and-parcel of that unwise policy (Bergdahl) was AWOL, he walked away from his post... now we have a situation where we've released five the most deadly terrorists  that we had at Gitmo These are people who are most-likely to go back and strike attacks against Americans, against our friends and allies in the region... we'll end up paying another kind of price because of the transaction that's been negotiated here We have to remember what Osama Bin Laden's objective was when we...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Dick Cheney Behind Closed Doors Is Basically Like Dick Cheney in Public, But With More Obama Bashing

    04/01/2014 2:36:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Former Vice-President Dick Cheney gave the private keynote address over the weekend at billionaire and attempted kingmaker Sheldon Adelson's Republican Jewish Coalition meeting, hitting all of the notes you'd expect and then some. In a recording obtained by Mother Jones, Cheney can be heard going especially hard on the room's key issue — Israel — explaining, "The bottom line is, the United States' position in [the Middle East] is worse than at any time in my lifetime." A reference to bombing Iran's nuclear program was met with hearty laughs and supportive applause. On Obama The presidential promise to protect the...
  • Ed Schultz on 2016 Race: Hillary Has All But Won - and Cheney Will Run

    03/12/2014 4:11:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | Jack Coleman
    No, "I'm not off my rocker," Ed Schultz told his radio listeners after making an off-the-wall prediction. Actually, two predictions -- that Hillary Clinton is a virtual shoo-in who will waltz back into the White House, and that Dick Cheney will cave to pressure from movement conservatives and run for president. As for the first prediction, I vaguely recall many pundits saying much along the same lines ... back in 2007, followed by Clinton's highly-touted inevitability fading by the month after she was blinded-sided by an obscure senator from Illinois who could work a Teleprompter like none before him. But...
  • Obama vs. Obama

    01/20/2014 9:36:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-20-14 | J. R. Dunn
    A major peculiarity of Obama's recent promises involving his upcoming "Year of Action" is that the chief enemy he's sworn to overcome is none other than... Barack Obama. Consider "income inequality." As far as this can be said to actually exist, it's a function of certain sectors of the financial industry reaping massive windfalls over the past few years while the rest of the country has stagnated under the burden of the recession. So who is responsible for this state of affairs? Consider the trillion and a half dollars handed over to the banks and other financial institutions shortly after...
  • Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid, citing family health issues

    01/07/2014 2:11:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/6/14 | Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan
    Five months after shaking Wyoming Republican politics by launching an audacious bid to unseat the state’s senior senator, Liz Cheney on Monday called an abrupt end to her chaotic campaign, citing unspecified “serious health issues” that have arisen in her family. The announcement by the ­eldest daughter of former vice president Richard B. Cheney caught her fellow Republicans by surprise, just as her decision to enter the race had in July.
  • Liz Cheney quitting US Senate bid

    01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    msn.com ^ | 01/06/2014 | Donna Cassata
    Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is ending her bid to run for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat, citing health issues in her family. WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited "serious health issues" that "have recently arisen in our family" as the reason for her decision. But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage....
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

    01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King
    New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • Dick Cheney “surprised” at public family feud

    12/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    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...
  • Mary Cheney, Liz Cheney and Left-Wing Hate

    11/26/2013 12:16:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/26/2013 | Dennis Prager
    There are individual haters on the right and individual haters on the left. But there is no large-scale hatred in the United States of America today that compares with the hatred of the left for the right. Whereas the right regards the left as wrong -- even destructively wrong -- the left regards all those on the right as evil. Sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted -- these are typical descriptions of the right made by the most respected names on the left. This hatred is what enabled MSNBC's Martin Bashir to broadcast -- reading from a teleprompter, meaning...
  • Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

    11/18/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    They were the towheaded sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling, as their father rose through Wyoming and then Washington politics to become one of the most powerful men in the country. “We were as close as sisters can be,” recalled Mary Cheney of her relationship with her older sister, Liz. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children.
  • All in the (political) family

    11/15/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/2013 | Jessica Taylor
    A Bush, a Cheney, and a Carter will be on the ballot next year, but this is no ’80s flashback or stroll down memory lane. In the 2014 midterm races, the children and grandchildren of former presidents and a vice president are all trying to make their own political names. The latest addition to a growing list is Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he’s running for governor of Georgia. The Democratic state senator will try to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Jason Carter Meanwhile, Liz Cheney – the daughter of former Vice...
  • Don't look for Obama at shipyard (Can't be bothered to honor President Gerald Ford)

    11/09/2013 12:34:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Newport News Daily Press ^ | November 9, 2013 | Michael Shapiro
    Ship christenings at Newport News Shipbuilding are typically a who's who of political figures, and Saturday's event honoring the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is no exception. Past aircraft carrier christenings have drawn presidents to the shipyard, but not this time. A shipyard spokeswoman said Ford administration figures — Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and chief of staff (and eventual veep) Dick Cheney — will be there. Democratic heavyweight Carl Levin, a senator from Ford's home state of Michigan, will also be on hand. President Barack Obama, who gave a major policy speech on sequestration at the shipyard in February,...
  • The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

    11/02/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 122 replies
    he Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be. ..... Other Wyoming politicos who’ve tried to stay above the fray have found themselves drawn into the feud, notably Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator known for his crotchety demeanor. The Cheneys and the Simpsons were at a charity gala in Cody, Wyoming, when Lynne Cheney—Liz’s mother, Dick’s wife, and a writer of racy novels—allegedly approached Simpson and told him to “shut your mouth.” Simpson’s daughter-in-law posted about the incident on her Facebook page, and the...
  • Fishing Experts Side With Dick Cheney in ‘Fishing Buddies’ Dispute

    10/31/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Like all Wyoming political races before it (probably?), the Wyoming Senate primary race between Republicans Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney is currently embroiled in a fishing-related controversy — specifically, whether Enzi, the three-term incumbent, and Cheney's dad, the appropriately named Dick, were ever "fishing buddies." Enzi, in an effort to portray Cheney the Younger's challenge as a personal back-stabbing of the highest order, claims that they were. On Sunday, Dick begged to differ. "Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true," Cheney said. "Never happened." But Enzi insisted to Politico that they were too...
  • Cheney: Obama Does Not Have US Interests In Mind; Benghazi (video at source)

    10/30/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    freepatriot.org ^ | 10/30/2013 | Allison Martinez
    In a remarkable interview, Dick Cheney told Charlie Rose in that Barack Obama does not have the U.S. interests at heart. He also had some strong statements about the lack of U.S. response on the night of Benghazi. Cheney began with recent statements by the Saudi leader. Prince Bandar has said in the Wall Street Journal that he no longer trusts Barack Obama based on the withdrawal of military assets in the region and events in Iran. The United States had signaled they are withdrawing from the region and reducing their ability to influence the region. Cheney says the relationship...
  • Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cbs local ^ | 10/27/13 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time...
  • Cheney: Mid East Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/27/13
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Cheney: Republicans need to look to new generation

    10/27/2013 1:51:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 27, 2013 | Ken Thomas
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it's healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP "got whipped" in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find "first-class" candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC's "This Week."
  • Dick Cheney: Tea party ‘positive’ for GOP

    10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2013 | Tal Kopan
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party. “I think they raised issues that an awful lot of Americans care about,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Today” show. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party. I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Cheney, who has a new book coming out about struggles with his heart...
  • Dick Cheney calls tea party a boon to GOP

    10/21/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Countering many of his Republican colleagues, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday the tea party is actually a positive movement for the GOP. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of ferment and turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Liz Cheney: ‘I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage’

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” declared Cheney in a campaign statement. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her father’s) Mike Enzi was “distorting her...
  • Mary Cheney: My Sister ‘Is Dead Wrong’ on Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and sister to Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, severely denounced her sister’s statement on gay marriage, posting on her Facebook page that marriage was “not something to be decided by a show of hands.” “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Cheney wrote. “Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.” Mary Cheney encouraged her Facebook friends to share the...
  • Our View: Enzi/Cheney race should give voters some clear choices

    07/28/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Laramie Boomerang ^ | July 28, 2013 | Editorial
    U. S. Senator Mike Enzi has served Wyoming well. He is likable and effective in working with both Republicans and Democrats in our nation’s capital. But competition in politics can often bring out the best in candidates. And that’s why we welcome the news that Liz Cheney will be challenging Enzi in Wyoming’s Republican Primary. Quite simply, the political process works better when there is a competition between able people presenting forceful arguments. Voters deserve a real choice. We consider unopposed races to be detrimental to the entire process.
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/27/2013 3:00:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17 2013 | David Mark
    There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in 2009, in an interview with MSNBC, of all places. At that was a time when the notion of same-sex marriage had considerably less support.