Dick Cheney Isn’t Making Sense

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

One of the problems with Politico’s connection to former Vice President Dick Cheney is that the paper seems to get quotes from the former vice president without the opportunity to ask follow-up questions. To wit, here’s his timely attack on the president’s response to the botched Christmas terrorist attack.

We are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation–the restructuring of American society.

There are a number of ways to go after Obama, but this one doesn’t really make any sense. As Cheney must know, having been near the Republican Party’s helm during the 2002 and 2004 elections, it’s always in the president’s political interest to hype the threat posed by foreign or domestic enemies. For example, we now know that the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush upped the “color code” threat level at multiple points during the 2004 presidential campaign, and that it weakened John Kerry’s bid. And one of the most notorious quotes from Obama’s White House was Rahm Emanuel’s 2008 comment that “you never let a crisis go to waste.” Politically, it would be in Obama’s interest to make lots of statements about an eternal war on terror, then pivot and use his capital on “social transformation.”

I’m not saying the administration’s message problem here (and we’re talking about message, since Cheney seems most concerned that Obama doesn’t talk about “war” enough) is a brilliant strategy. Starting with the party’s failure to groom credible opposites to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), continuing with the decision to let Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) keep his Homeland Security chairmanship, and compounding with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s spin, the administration’s rhetoric has been doomed from the start. The idea that Obama doesn’t care about terrorism because he’s too interested in social democracy, however, is equal parts illogical and nonsensical.

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AJ
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:28 am

I wish Cheney would just shut his pie hole and go away.


Bandit
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:36 am

Janet Napolitano is the head of the DHS. It's pretty obvious that the Dems just don't care.


monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:31 am

“the restucturing of American society”? Is he kidding? After the way he and Georgie boy screwed it up, he's got NO room to talk.

Hey Dick, you want to start a war? Go kick over your neighbor's trashcans.


Murphthesurf
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:48 am

LET'S PRETEND!

Mr. Cheney, let's pretend that 9/11 did not happen on your watch.

Let's pretend there really were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Let's pretend that our failure to abide by the best interrogation practices (per the CIA and FBI) instead of torture and illegal confinement did not damage both our intelligence efforts and our influence.

Let's pretend that the program of Guantonamo prisoner release did not begin during the Bush years.

Let's pretend that the security systems that failed to spot the Nigerian Christmas plane bomber were not put into place during the Bush administration.

Let's pretend that Afghanistan wasn't put on the back burner and allowed to deteriorate during the previous administration, your administration.

Let's pretend that the War in Iraq was the easily won, triumphant crusade that you and boss imagined it would be.

Let's pretend that Mr. Reid, the shoe bomber, was not tried in a civilian Federal Court (and found guilty and sentenced to life in prison and incarcerated in a standard federal prison).

Let's pretend that Mr. Bush did not take six days before making a statement about Mr. Reid and that his statement wasn't a good deal softer than anything Mr. Obama has said.

Let's pretend that your administration actually respected the Constitution, put the good of the American people first, and left our country stronger on your last days in office than you found it on your first day.

Let's pretend.that your statements since you left office have not been self serving efforts to create cover for an administration that was at best incompetent and at worst criminal.

You go on pretending, most of us cannot.


ccwriter
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:54 am

Having a good fool around is essential to the success of any powerful leader. But a good fool would never try making it on his own. Cut loose from the robes of power, Cheney is casting himself as simply ridiculous and casting the Conservative viewpoint as pointless. I know he thinks of himself as some kind of conservative strategist, but Buckley's shoes remain unfilled.


BOBSTERII
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:54 am

Why are we wasting our money for Secret Service on this piece of…………………………..you know what. He was awful vice president and he reminds me of Mini Me Vladimir Putin.


GillBates
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:56 am

He never did make sense.


oto
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

Wish thre was ANOTHER Cheney so te twool could go hunting together.


Otto
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

Wish there was ANOTHER Cheney so te two could go hunting together.


Name
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

That's why I use Politico as a pee pad for my dog.


John
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

David Weigel… what a bozo. It never ceases to amaze me how obtuse the “Intellectual Elite” (Liberals) of this country actually are. Play this scenario… President Obama does come out tough and acknowledges that America is at war. Then in typical liberal fashion sets a course of inaction, talking about the problem, reaching out to our enenies, and asking the world the age old question…”Why can't we all just get along?”.

Meanwhile back in reality…. the anti-american influences in the world, already unchecked in most places, take this period of inaction and do what they do best, terrorize American citizens. Ask your self one simple question…

Would President Obama be a two term president?

Did the little light bulb go off yet?


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bob karpuk
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

Obama considers the alternatives and waits for facts before he goes roaring off making unsupportable and usually rescinded statements. Cheney has nothing to offer, no insights, no credible analysis, no reasonable solutions, nothing but insane attacks. Why isn't this guy relegated to the nowhere he so richly earned after 8 years of lying and subverting us.


Patrick
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

Well said!


Jason
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

Politics is politics. The Republican did nothing to make the Us safer during their reign. On top of that they ignored the Constitution in the process.

Reality? Reality is you cannot have a “war” against an idealogy. Terrorism has and will always exist, especially againt the powerful and wealthy nation in the world.

You just cannot except the fact that there are options. Your way didn't work. Yrur way WON'T work.

Damned is we do….

Did the little light bulb go off yet?


lanche
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

Poor clueless Liberals. You normally do not get motivated till you get a bayonette or bomb stuck where the sun dont shine. You can continue to kiss our enemies butts. In the mean time we will continued to be attacked and our failed representatives will still kiss their constituents butt. FYI we are at war and we are going to sit and sit until Iran gets a nuke and uses it. We are at a time in where we need to be preemptive when dangerous countries acquire weapons that either kill Americans or our allies. Keep reaching out to our enemies you touchy feely failures.


Mike
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

BLAH blah blah Obama blah blah socialist blah blah “librul elite” blah blah blah blah intellectuals blah blah blah…

Back to foxnews.com with you, John. Don't you have some teabagging to do or something, you broken-freaking-record?


Pete
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

So, Lanche, call your GOP representatives to demand that they introduce in Congress a formal declaration of war against Iran. Frankly, we haven't passed any Declaration of War, yet we insist that we are “at war'.

By the way, why haven't you enlisted?


Rex
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

Until Congress declares War, as required by the Constitution, legally, Mr Cheney, we can't be at war.


BOBSTERII
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

Who let the kangaroo out???


Pete
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

John,

Exactly how many countries do you feel the US should be attacking right now? I honestly think you misread the American population's tolerance for multiple military actions with no endgame.

For perspective's sake. By 2012, there won't be a single American Middle Schooler who was alive when 9/11 occurred. Yet, it is they who will suffer the consequences for our decade and change's desire to exact revenge on everyone in the name of 9/11.


monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

Hey, bug, errr, lanche,

I was on the ground in Iraq. That worthless and pointless miasma is still killing my buddies and neighbors. You talk a lot of trash about something you know NOTHING about, except what you are spoon-fed by supposed “news” outlets like Fox noise.
Seems you are the one playing armchair general, sitting and sitting, flapping your gums, but no action.
Like Pete says, put on a uniform, or crawl back under the rock you came from, because senseless rhetoric like yours is yesterday's news. Just like your hero, Chickenhawk Cheney.


Bandit
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

Cheney must have struck a nerve.


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chrisjay
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

Lanche- shove this fact up your worldview:
NYC caught the full brunt of terrorism on the morning of 9/11/01. How did those “poor clueless liberals” react? They refused to respond to the now-oh-so-predictable fear-mongering from the hand-wringing, Chicken Little rightwing. They listened to all of Bush's & Cheney's & Ridge's hysterical demagoguery—–and they voted Democratic in '04. The Americans who know terrorism up close and personal are completely unfazed by the clap-trap you peddle. Go back to your World of Warcraft game and talk macho to your dweeb opponents there: maybe they'll be more impressed than I am


chrisjay
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

yeah, Chickenhawk Cheney always 'strikes a nerve' when he's pecking & nibbling at Obama's ankle.
Like his mentor Chicken Little, Dickie is oh-so influential when he opens his beak & squawks.
“B-gawk!”


Michael
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

Cheney is such a classless scumbag, he us a traitor to this country for aiding the enemy.


monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

NO!

We need nuts like him to showcase the need for mental health intervention!

After all, he's pushing to be their poster boy!


lanche
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

Haha fool yah they caught full brunt but does really anyone remember what happened. Fear mongering, if 3000 people was not enough for you to wake up and keep kissing the terrorist's butts then really nothing will. Oh and if they are so called close to the terrorism that you referring too maybe the pacifists that are ruining our Country would get a clue and by the way they are still trying to blow up our planes and kill Americans, as for Bush and Cheney as least they have a clue on how to run the USA as a free society as it is the liberal left is on a spending spree and are ruining our Country. I am not here to impress you I have my own opinions as to what is happening to our society and people like you are ruining our Country. Obama using the terrorists as a tool to bring money to Illinois by setting up a jailhouse for them is a nightmare and having a bill included in the military budget that includes the lefts pet projects is just the status quo for them. Oh and as for hysterical demagoguery just wait and see it normally takes something devastating for you stupid asses to wake and smell the coffee hopefully they are all voted out of office before it occurs.


monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

It must really be lonely in your xenophobic little echo chamber. You can live YOUR life in abject, quivering fear, but expect to be spanked when you spout that crap in the open.

Cowards are always the loudest to howl when things don't go their way, like little petulant, spoiled children crying. Except in your case, you don't even know why. You yammer on, but there are those of us who do not live our lives in fear, as you do.

Lifelong, you've reaped the rewards this country has provided, but like your “hero”, Chickenhawk Cheney, you don't want to repay the country for all you received. Running around like Chicken Little, whining about what “could” happen. That “what if” crap is driving you insane.

Go back into your little bunker, waiting for the bombs to fall. You'll be there for a loooong time. You could spend your time counting your Skittles and M&M's, while thew rest of us pass you by. COWARD.


youmustbejoking
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

Yeah lanche. You suited up and ready to go first? You got a kid or two you're ready to sacrifice? I mean gee, how many kids you need? Or how many limbs do they really need? If you are stupid enough to think we should attack Iran- when our military men and women are stretched so thin now, when we have folks on their fourth tour of duty and guard units on activation all over the country, when this country is trying to come back from financial disaster, then you are one crazy sob. I don't care what party you belong to. If the pressure from us and the UN and anyone else that agrees Iran, North Korea or any of the other whacked countries shouldn't have nuclear weapons can work, than you and everyone else better hope it does. We are not strong enough to fight on another front right now. We still don't have everything our soldiers need to be successful where they are fighting now and we are still losing them at too high a rate. I may not be able to physically go to war, but if my country needs me for other things I can do- I'd be there. I don't want to see more of out bravest and best sacrificed because of goofs like you who think talking is weak. But then I guess I value their lives more than you do. I want talking and agreements to work.


Chey Devil
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

Why is this evil man still showing his ugly face? The US is locked in a $3.5 trillion war in Iraq because of this guy and he dares showing his devilish face all the time instead of drinking the Iraqi blood secretely in his Wyoming cave.


2n
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

So Dick says, so what?

The following is a piece of President Obamas' inauguration speech:

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

So in light of these words and the recent decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, how does Mr. Cheney think the President pretends we are not at war?

Certainly, he is not speaking to me because I don’t believe. I know, Tom Hanks and Santa will be upset in the Christmas season!

So who believes and why? Isn’t that the bigger story?

Since we are all citizens/stakeholders of a Liberal Democracy called the United States.(Yes, that word Liberal is actually used to describe US in the world of nations. ). How is it that folks can be so unevenly invested in the facts?

Fellow mudslingers. Reading through the prior comments gave me the impression that mud and harsh words like Morn and idiot were not strangers to these pages. But rejoice, in some parts of the world bullets and bombs are slung. We should count ourselves lucky that we can chose to be independent like the Web Sites title and do the hard work of wrestling with those pesky things called facts.

Hey, we can even act like we are in one country, do this hard work and astound our enemies.

So why does Dick, do what he does? More importantly, why does anyone listen?

But to be fair, I will start. Its about power and the short term memory of Americans. He assumes we don't remember and that because of his past reputation he gets a past on folks being skeptical. But why?


2n
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

Mr. Lanche:

Although I don't know you, I hope you had a Merry Christmas

Though your preemptive approach has a satisfying ring about it.: short and sweet. The world in my experience can be long and painful. The problem with preemptive approachs is that anyone could use it against us. There are too many nasty substance out there: chemical, biological,etc. You know the old saying “What goes around, comes around”.

My view of preemptive is also shaped by IRAQ. Too many of those and we'll be bankrupt and not able to bankroll much of anything. Kaplan is his book “Imperial Grunts” shows an interesting approach the US uses worldwide instead of massive efforts like Iraq. Lighter touch, more diplomacy and some steel. Moreover, it seems to work.

Another one of those proven old saying is “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” (Seems to work in business) Don't you want to know what the terrorists and their supporters are doing at all levels. So when you seem to say lets not talk to the blanks, you can't be thinking about Teddy Roosevelt. Remember, speak softy and carry a big stick.

My experience is you talk with everyone. People say the darnest things when you show an interest. Its all grist for the intelligence mosaic.

In any case, the best in the coming year.


monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

Excellent question, Excellent!

Allow me to respond and try to add clarification to this conundrum.

I think it has something to do with “right to entitlement”. In the last decade, it is my generation that has inherited the mantle of “control” of the nation (the 50 somethings). It was called the “Me” generation. Selfishness, and a sense that we were short-shrifted of opportunities that other generations had, before us, is what may have brought it on. I do not share this belief, as my peers do, because I can see that we are benefactors of labors of the last three generations.

Events like the “dot com” boom, explosion of developement in housing, the level of standard of living rose, which lent a false sense that all was going to continue, unabated, forever. I believe this is what caused the turn to a sense of selfishness, when things began to fail. Slowly, at first, then with increasing speed, toward the end of the century.

Which is where people like Bernie Madoff ( curiously apt name), Leona helmsley, et al, thought that what they were doing was perfectly appropriate. Make as much as you can, however you can, as fast as you can. Put it all in offshore accounts, so the Gov. won't know, retire, and enjoy. The fact that they devastated people in their wake didn't matter.

So comes Cheney, and his ilk. Same attitude, same approach, but with a decidedly “patriotic” bent. (this patriotism went far to keep them from being exposed for so long) I don't really know why he is still spouting, I have no answers to his latent hatred toward the Constitution, except maybe that it has no relevance to him, anymore. (think of the phrase “One upping the Joneses')

The Bin Laden and Bush families are tied to the hip, in oil holdings. This may explain why we never went after Osama. Made the motions, but never followed through. Iraq was an exercise in saving face. Remember just shortly before Desert Storm? Saddam snubbed his nose at Bush 41. We never really “spanked” him then, because he began the same thing almost ten years later. It is my belief Iraq was an exercise in “saving face”, nothing more.

Also, like LBJ, Cheney never really felt like “one of the guys” in the inner circle. Notice how you didn't hear a peep out of him for 8 years? Well, no one is holding his leash anymore, so he feels he can say anything he pleases, when he pleases, however he pleases.

I could be VERY wrong, I'll concede that, but it just my assessment of what I saw during that period in our history.


monkey99
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 12:33 am

Let me add, at this point, an observation on Saddam. WE installed him to the Presidency in Iraq to help fight Iran. I don't think the powers-that-be at the time ever really thought that he would turn, as he did. I guess their shortsightedness kept them from ever realizing that “power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Hence, his attitude and actions towards Bush 41.
It may be, that Cheney took a page from Saddam's book, when it came to America. Even though Cheney isn't of my generation, the greed factor prevalent at the time is what actually may have turned him. Notice that Cheney's cronies, (Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld) also benefitted greatly during this time, and still do.

Solutions? That's an even tougher question than your first one, but it is imperative we give Obama the chance to do SOMETHING. Why the right thinks he must act at the speed of light is unreasonable, and dangerous. That kind of thinking is what got us in trouble in the first place. Though I didn't vote for him, I'm at least willing to see what he does, as we did all former presidents in our history.


chrisjay
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 1:46 am

2n,
Judging from “Lanche” s first posting, I suspect that your diplomatic approach will be dismissed as another liberal “touchy feely failure”


chrisjay
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 1:58 am

The first time I posted on one of these WI strings was about 3 months ago; it was a Birther discussion and I made some quip about McCain being born in Panama, as I recall. A Birther known as CaptainSteve responded to my post with:
“F**ckoff& die, you a**hole!”
I was hooked.
I usually respond in kind; if some wingnut is talking smack, you can either ignore 'em or call 'em out. Like most bullies, they're not that interested in sticking around if you give as good as you get…


monkey99
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 3:40 am

I couldn't have said it better!


Marlene
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 10:47 am

Lanche….you may be the “clueless” one. Perhaps you forgot that 9/11 happen on the Bush/Cheney watch after they were given a number of in the face warnings by the previous administration, Bin Ladin himself, and significant agency information. With all this information in front of them it was ignored and we lost 3000 of our people. Then, even after the 9/11 Commission reported problems in the methods for cross-agency communication and information-sharing, the Bush/Cheney big bully mouths talked tough but didn't remediate the problem. So, Mr. Clueless, seems that Cheney keeps putting his feet in his mouth while it's Obama's administration that has to clean up the Bush/Cheney mess. So while you blame Obama, it is the Bush/Cheney failures that got us here in the first place.


lanche
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

Why do you think the military does not have the things that they need because the people currently in office are not supporting them. The reason we our in debt up to our ass is because of the people we have in office. I have never been a proponent for war unless it is going to be a situation that makes our country and allies safer but we have already let North Korea get nukes if we let Iran get nukes its only going to get worse. When a Country prays to their god they hope you die on a daily basis u better take it to heart. People think this is something new that people in the middle east dislike us. Its not its been going on for 1000s of years. You can talk all that you want to but its going to get you no where. If our people in office actually cared about our people in action they wouldnt hesitate to supply them with what they need and they sure as hell wouldnt put pet projects on bills that support our troops. We have the resources and fire power to make sure our people are not put in harms way. As for the people in power if they are not being affected directly it doesnt seem like they really care. I have children and thinking about their future and what is happening now with the overspending and lackluster atmosphere regarding our safety it looks none to bright.


lanche
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

Why so much hate Monkey? Does the truth hurt? I dont live in fear fyi. I enjoy my life and the life I have provided for my kids but what people like you are doing is going to ruin the future for my children. This Country has provided alot for me. I dont care what could actually happen to me I care about the future of our Country and my children. Our forefathers would spit on a piece like you because you have no fortitude for the truth. As for fear mongering thats not my job but if it comes back and kicks us in the ass it will be backwards people like yourself that put us there.


monkey99
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

lanche,

The people who got us neck-deep in debt was Bush/Cheney. While I laud your patriotism, understand that more people are dying right here, in THIS country, because the healthcare insurance industry puts profit over the very thing they are supposed to supply. THEY are also contributing to the massive debt you speak of, what with folk losing their homes, paying exhorbitant prices for treatments they need, but probably won't receive.

I was in Iraq. We had all we needed, including the very conspicuous support from here.

How else do you expect this country to prosper? The failed policies of the Bush/Cheney years put NOTHING toward infrastructure. That's why we are in such bad shape. This has nothing to do with Obama. He came into office with a country on the verge of depression. Let him do his job. It's only been a year. Why allow Bush/Cheney to screw this country into the ground without a peep, for 8 years, then howl and cry about Obama, snipping at his heels every time he takes a step?
You need to ratchet down your xenophobia, and calm down.


lanche
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

The object of the healthcare reform is not to actually help people if that was the case why would they require people to have to purchase insurance or be fined at the minimal it is actually power grab for more control over the population. Corporations have nothing to do with why we are in debt its the government overspending and not to mention and illegal immigration in this country that is becoming overwhelming that is what is taxing our healthcare. The unions in this country also are a blight no incentive for people to excel similar to our public education system. The corporations actually provide jobs for people. The problems regarding people losing their homes goes far deeper with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than people realize other pet projects of the left they let people receive loans for their homes that were not actually qualified. As for Bush and Cheney and their policies for the most part congress was ran by the Democrats and their policies Bush was a lame duck for sometime. Regarding Obama he has 1 year under his belt and has spent trillions already on needless spending. As for snipping is it so horrible to have an opinion regarding how someone is performing in the highest office of the land? We have become such a touchy feely society you can not even express an opinion without someone calling racism or profiling. Because he is the first Black President in office should not give him a free pass. If he had backbone for scrutiny as all Presidents have had to go through it would be a non issue instead he takes it to a different level because he can not take constructive criticism.


monkey99
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

You have a funny version of the truth.

If you are a bagger, and it sounds like it, your extremism is NOTHING this country needs. that you disrespect a fellow vet, because he doesn't share the same chicken little world-view as you, that you would defend a coward who repeatedly applied for deferrment, yet whines and cries about a President who is trying to change the way we do things for the better, is truly ugly.

I've never lived in fear. I don't let it overtake my reason. I live in hope for the future. I pity you that you can't see that too.

Have a happy life….well, as happy as it can be. Don't worry, there won't be big pieces of sky you'll have to dodge anytime soon.


lanche
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

Well at least there are people out there that realize the the truth if you are a vet you have distorted view of it. As you being one of the bravest that may be possible but for sure not the brightest. It is so blatantly obvious what is happening to our Country but people like you wear rose colored shades. Good luck with with backwards points of view as for me, I will try to make people realize what a horrible nightmare people like you bring to our Country. Yah and how is that Hope and Change working for you? I tend to work with reality not (feelings) of hope.


monkey99
Comment posted December 31, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

You haven't been beyond the borders of this country much. You seem to share the same myopic view of it as Cheney does. You are the one wearing rose colored glasses. Too feeble to accept that the world IS changing, leaving you behind, and it's pissing you off. I'm not your problem. You just can't, or won't get with PROGRESS. You know, the thing that got us to the level humanity is now? Change is coming. You'll see. All the epithets won't change that, either. This is my last post, because it's obvious you are too ignorant to see things any other way, and I just don't have the time to show you how wrong you will be. And be careful, don't get your nose all bloody when you put the bone through it. Good Night.


youmustbejoking
Comment posted January 1, 2010 @ 4:30 am

The people who aren't supporting the military is the right. The first thing President Obama did was for veterans and raised pay for military members. They have put the kibosh on pork projects for things the military didn't want or need in order to provide them with what they do. You castigate the ones in office now but this President has done more already for the military than most do in their entire term. When Obama pushed for expanded GI Bill benefits you would have thought someone like McCain would be for it but instead he voted against it because he said “if you make the benefits of the GI Bill too good people won't stay in the military, they'll get out and go to school.”
You are either buying into the bull crap rhetoric the right is putting out and to deeply entrenched on the right to see reality or you aren't paying attention. This president IS THINKING, not just knee jerk reacting and is putting the military first in his thoughts. It isn't this administration that got us into two wars without having the needed equipment in place. It isn't this administration that took the focus off Bin Laden to invade a country that wasn't attacking us or harboring those who did but this administration is the one having to deal with the reality now. Thank God we have a president that thinks and that thinks first.


youmustbejoking
Comment posted January 1, 2010 @ 9:30 am

The people who aren't supporting the military is the right. The first thing President Obama did was for veterans and raised pay for military members. They have put the kibosh on pork projects for things the military didn't want or need in order to provide them with what they do. You castigate the ones in office now but this President has done more already for the military than most do in their entire term. When Obama pushed for expanded GI Bill benefits you would have thought someone like McCain would be for it but instead he voted against it because he said “if you make the benefits of the GI Bill too good people won't stay in the military, they'll get out and go to school.”
You are either buying into the bull crap rhetoric the right is putting out and to deeply entrenched on the right to see reality or you aren't paying attention. This president IS THINKING, not just knee jerk reacting and is putting the military first in his thoughts. It isn't this administration that got us into two wars without having the needed equipment in place. It isn't this administration that took the focus off Bin Laden to invade a country that wasn't attacking us or harboring those who did but this administration is the one having to deal with the reality now. Thank God we have a president that thinks and that thinks first.


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