Sunday, February 10, 2013

Why do Republicans still listen to Dick Cheney?

Quoth the disgraced former Vice President:
"The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal," Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party.
Cheney, a Wyoming native, said it was vital to the nation's national security that "good folks" hold the positions of secretary of state, CIA director and secretary of defense.

"Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people," he said.
Cheney is wildly unpopular outside the GOP, and his many failures a) helped destroy the GOP brand; and b) directly led to the Kenyan Marxist winning two terms in the White House.

Not really sure why this guy isn't anathema to Republicans. He screwed them.


Anonymous said...

It's when Dick Cheney likes you that it's time to start worrying.

R. Johnston said...

"Not really sure why this guy isn't anathema to Republicans. He screwed them."

That's a lie. You're plenty sure that Republicans are irredeemably idiotic. Dick Cheney isn't anathema to Republicans because Republicans self-select to be the sort of idiots taken in by Dick Cheney.

Yes, it's true that 40% or more of the American public willfully decides to let Dick Cheney teabag them while he takes a dump on their chest; you don't fail to acknowledge this clear truth; you merely wish it were not true.

Anonymous said...

The real question is why the media even quotes him. He has done nothing in the public sphere since leaving office except criticize Obama. He doesn't lead anything, do anything, write anything, offer fresh thoughts. He is a nonentity.

What former vice president--who didn't even attempt a further run for office--get quoted about anything after leaving office? He's a flatulent, hateful, senile old fool.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he paints good.

Batocchio said...

If you look at the polls over the years, even among the hardcore authoritarians who refused to abandon Bush no matter what, not all of them liked Cheney. But he was hugely popular with the far right of the far right.

JohnR said...

"Why do Republicans still listen to Dick Cheney?"

That's easy! He's a Man's Man, who says what he thinks, hates Liberals, loves Guns, loves War, loves Death, loves Killing, loves Murder, loves Blood (but not Gore!), loves Money, and most of all, is a Good Christian.
He's everything they want to be.

Monty said...

Republicans love Dick Cheney because 110% of liberals despise him. It is exactly that simple.

Susan of Texas said...

Or because Cheney genuinely looks upon liberals with contempt, just as they do.