Monday, May 11, 2009

Still Crazy After All These Years


There are times I just sit still and wonder.
How do planes fly?
Is there life after death?
If there is a god, what does she look like?

Lately, though, the question I've been pondering is this one:
How big are Dick Cheney's feet?

I imagine they can't be too large because he keeps putting them both in his mouth.

On Sunday, war criminal Dick Cheney made it clear that he would rather follow drug addict Rush Limbaugh into a political battle than he would Colin Powell. Yes, you heard right. Dick Cheney believes a radio blowhard is the future of the Repug Party.

Why oh why does Dick Cheney speak? He refused to answer questions about anything while he was Vice President and now he just can't stop talking. And by talking, I mean digging a deeper hole into the oblivion that will be the Repug Party of future generations.

i think his, um, distaste for Powell is not based an actual knowledge or ideas of who may make a better figurehead for the Repugs, but on the fact that Powell endorsed Obama for President, and Powell clashed with Herr Cheney over the war in Iraq and over terrorism strategies.

Cheney, like any good Rabid Repug Dog with a boner for the Democrats, cannot forget his fights with Powell, so he passes on a military leader, a man who was a former Joint Chiefs chairman, in favor of a talk-radio host. Hell, why not say that Ryan Seacrest is the new leader of the Repugs. He's on radio.

On Face The Nation this past Sunday, Cheney said this: "The suggestion our Democratic friends always make is somehow if you Republicans were just more like Democrats, you'd win elections. Well, I don't buy that. We win elections when we have good solid conservative principles to run upon."

No, Dick.
You won in 2000 because you cheated. Plain and simple.
You won in 2004 because you played the Fear Card. Plain and simple.

On the other hand, Colin Powell believes the Repugs need to be more centrist in their ideology, and reach out to growing black, Hispanic and Asian communities; he feels the party hasn't changed at all in the light of the damaged economy, saying "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less."

And Colin Powell has no love for Limbaugh, either, saying. "I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without."

Rush? Nasty? Go figure.

Limbaugh then launches a racist attack, saying Powell is "just mad at me because I'm the one person in the country that had the guts to explain his endorsement of Obama. It was purely and solely based on race." Because, and we all know this to be true, a Black man voting for a Black man is doing so solely because they are both Black. Of course, that doesn't explain the white, the Hispanic voters, who chose Obama over McCain. Limbaugh has no explanation for that. Apparently.

But I digress. Let's head back to Dick Cheney's shoes....in his mouth:

He believes that transferring suspected terrorists from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States would be a bad idea because it would enlarge their legal rights.
Enlarge their legal rights? In his own words he calls them suspected terrorists then seeks to deny them any rights?

He keeps saying that the U.S. has become more vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack since the Obama administration renounced harsh interrogation tactics such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, that Cheney said provided good intelligence.
I want someone to waterboard Cheney and see what information we get out of him.

He has renewed his call for the administration to release two CIA memos he said list successes derived from those interrogations, including "attack planning that was under way and how it was stopped."
What Cheney fails to realize is that he has no power in Washington anymore. The puppet has gone home to Texas and now no one says How High? when Dickie says Jump.

He says he keeps speaking out, even though W stays silent, because "then the critics have free run, and there isn't anybody there on the other side to tell the truth."
Dick Cheney wouldn't know the truth if he took it hunting and it accidentally shot him in the face.

5 comments:

frogponder said...

This brings up the concept of 'disrespecting'. A verb that should have been strangled at birth. But a powerful concept. Feeling scorned is enough to make grown men leap out of their cars and shot the other driver. The gang culture is full of young men in prison who felt 'dissed' by someone else so they killed them.
I think Cheney, now that he doesn't have the weight and majesty of his office behind him is desperately trying to pull the tatters of his lost respect around him. A confident man could sit back and wait for events to unfold and show him to be right, if in fact, he is.
Of course I could be full of crap...

Bob said...

Full of crap?
Not at all, FP.
I think Cheney is just like the bullies we see in the news these days, so blinded by his own self-worth and self-importance that he can't see what he's doing.

Beth said...

Amazing, isn't it? And you know people like Rahm Emanuel and James Carville are just sitting back and laughing, and saying "Keep talking, DICK!" as they throw junk at the TV. (At least that's how it happens in my mind movie.) I read something the other day that described the implosion of the GOP as a "circular firing squad." I thought that was perfect.

They'll rebound, I'm sure. There will be someone who rallies the troops and can unify the party. And I really do think we need a two-party system. But I think it's going to take them much longer than they think, if they can't get their shit together.

Beth said...

I bet he has very small feet. very very small.

mistress maddie said...

Love it. If there is a God, what would she look like!