Friday, May 22, 2009

Back from Obscurity

photo credit: AP/Rex Features

After eight years of relative silence while acting as the presidential puppet master, Dick Cheney is suddenly front and center in attacks on the new administration. His topic is national security, using the closing of Guantanamo Bay as the focal point. Why?

For once I think the talking heads have it right: he's rallying the GOP. The GOP is a failed party...for now. They have lost the Executive and Legislative branches of the government. They'll probably lose dominance in the Judicial branch once new Supreme Court justices are chosen. They are fighting for their lives and nobody does it better or meaner than Dick Cheney. Who better to represent the arch conservative core? But don't let it fool you.

This is the guy who refused interviews for years. This is the guy who, when he did grant interviews, gave short answers that were typically in-your-face. He refuses to debate his actions. He is always right. His administration made the tough choices. They didn't break any laws. They didn't torture people. They only water boarded when it was absolutely necessary.

Well, you know the old saying:

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself." James A. Froude

The public needs to separate fact from fiction and take this for what it is, the first leg of a long road back from obscurity for the Republican party, led by the conservative right. Let's make sure it's a dead end.


ellen abbott said...

I was listening to th news clips and everything he said to and about Obama, I thought, you jerk, that's exactly what you were doing.

Minka said...

I haven't heard much, really don't watch the news as regularly as I used to, I still hope this guy is different. I can't help feeling all the previous administration were jerks... Still keeping my fingers crossed for changes...

Pop and Ice said...

Andrea Seabrook tweeted so much about Cheney yesterday that I threatened to block her or throw my iPhone out the window. Enough already! We didn't see you for 8 years and now we can't get rid of you!

Susan said...

Amen, sister!

And welcome back from your vacation!

Mr. Condescending said...

you should take ANOTHER vacation!!!

Linda Pendleton said...

Amen. Chaney needs to go back in his cave.

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

I don't like that old Dick.

California Girl said...

This topic certainly elicits comments!

EA: I agree.

Minka: You are smart not to watch the news too much.

Pop: I'm going to look up Andrea Seabrook. Who is that?\

Susan: Thanks!

Mr. C: You are entitled to your opinion.

Linda: Amen to your amen...

Auntie: do you ever watch the "You Don't Know Dick" segments on the Jon Stewart show? They're hilarious!

Lover of Life said...

Terrific post - well said. I read somewhere where his is possibly priming his daughter (puppet) for a run on the Republican ticket.

Marguerite said...

Welcome back, California Girl!
I was always a registered Republican before the Bush-Cheney Admin. The very idea that Trickie Dickie thinks he can speak up now is ridiculous.

ArtSparker said...

I have been contemplating Cheney's face, and thinking about that turned up edge of his facial slot being a zipper that goes all around his head, and when it's unzipped, a lot of teeth fall out.

You have to keep in mind that he doesn't want to go to jail, so he is VERY motivated to keep talking right now.

Over and over the last eight years I have thought of Dinosaurs caught in tar, thrashing around in their death agonies. Still dangerous to the smaller fry around them, of course.

Fun with Bo said...

Well, we don't MEAN to kill for sport, sometimes us wild animals just get a little carried away. Nothing premeditated, of course.

Reya Mellicker said...

I thought we were all done with him, but NO. He can NOT stop talking. It's bizarre.

He's such an evil guy - and I don't think most people are truly evil. Cheney? Give me the willies.

California Girl said...

LOL: She was on "Morning Joe" last week. Of course, so was Eliot Spitzer. What does that say about THAT program?

Marguerite: Glad to see you'd rather switch than fight!

Art Sparker: Great creative ideas. The zipper & teeth sound hilarious and so do the dinosaurs. Good point on the reason he keeps talking. That makes alot of sense.

Bo: Hi there! Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting.

Reya: It is weird he's yappin' like a baying hound after all those years of silence. Evil...yes, I think so. Add Rove & Rumsfeld to that list.

Baino said...

I'm actually waiting for the time (and hopeful that it will come) when Dick Chaney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush Jr and their ilk are tried for war crimes. Had they been Eastern Bloc rulers, they'd be marched into the Hague toot sweet! These men who machinated a prison camp in Cuba (s'posed to be boycotted by the US) to avoid repercussions on home soil. Unforgiveable and our PM at the time was complicit, add him to the list.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I found your blogs via Minka, and they are wonderful. A woman of substance!!!

I just had to comment on this post, after listening to the news all week, my stomach is in knots. I can't stand that man, Dick! Obama is a better man than I am woman, because I couldn't be as kind and classy. Obama is one class act!!! I love him!

I love the way you think!!!!

California Girl said...

Baino, I agree and I wonder why there isn't more discussion about this. Those men manipulated and lied to Congress & the U.S. citizenry to get us into a war, to control oil territories, to award govt monies on a no bid basis (as I understand it) that had supported them...can you say "Halliburton"?

Blue Moon, welcome to my blog and thank you for your kind comments about it and for expressing your opinion. I guess you can tell, I'm a Liberal with a capital "L". But I like to hear everyone's thoughts.


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