Move, Dick, Get Out the Way
File this in the things-you-knew-were-true-but-wanted-confirmed file: House Republicans want former Vice President Dick Cheney to stop snarling his way into the news cycle.
Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said, “He became so unpopular while he was in the White House that it would probably be better for us politically if he wouldn’t be so public…But he has the right to speak out since he’s a private citizen.”
Another House Republican lawmaker who requested anonymity said he wasn’t surprised that Cheney has strongly criticized Obama early in his term, but argued that it’s not helping the GOP cause.
The hidden subtext, of course, is that Republicans are being prevented from getting real traction against President Obama because Americans have such a dim view of how their party ran the White House. Whether Cheney surfaces in the news or not, it’s on voters’ minds for now.
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