Skip to comments.Dick Cheney: Tea party ‘positive’ for GOP
Posted on 10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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 NBCs Today show. Its an uprising, in part, and the good thing is its taken place within the Republican Party. I dont see it as a negative. I think its 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 health, said that while he doesnt consider himself a member of the tea party, its frustration with Washington is healthy.
Im not a card-carrying member I dont think there is a card but I have respect for what the people are doing, Cheney said. These are Americans. Theyre loyal, theyre patriotic, theyre taxpayers and theyre fed up with what they see happening in Washington. I think its a normal healthy reaction, and the fact that the party is having to adjust to it is positive.
Cheney also said its time for the party to make way for new leadership, including his daughter, when asked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
He represents the thinking of an awful lot of people, obviously in Texas, Cheney said......
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Sounds like de facto membership to me.
FINALLY.....not something about Gay Marriage!!!
Careful, Dick - the RINO cabal won’t like that kind of talk.
Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party
Not buying this at all. The GOP is what it is. Its really a party without a soul IMHO.
As if he means it.
Laying the ground work for Bush III?
Cheney owned Colin Powell. I think a lot of people respected that, outside of the GOP.
Colin Powell probably looked at getting a mistress to tie his shoe laces.
Good. Good for Cheney to say it.
Is this a little make-nice to ease the road for Liz?
i concur... Cheney is smart... highly intelligent... he is confident... knows who he is and what he believes... he is not afraid of the exchanging of ideas... he is not afraid of debate... he holds his own... it’s the non-thinking McCains and McConnells and establishment GOP who have a problem with people having an opposing view... the founding fathers debated amongst themselves intensely... there was none of this, “let’s get along,” bs...
or perhaps he is just sharing his opinion...
This is about the homosexual agenda and promoting his pro-gay marriage, anti-DOMA, antimarriage amendment, pro-gay agenda daughter.
OKAY! That works for me, too.
We’d be pretty well set for at least 4 years with lots of ugly legislation to reverse and several unconstitutional departments to close!
Somewhat surprised — but pleased — to read this.
McCain’s going to pay his daughter to hire someone, or blow them, to hack the VP’s pacemaker.
Sorry, Mr. Cheney, but you lost me a while back with your support of the homosexual agenda.
So sad because I once viewed him as a great man and a statesman.
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