Cheney Picks Rush over Colin Powell

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Dick Cheney on Face the Nation (video above, full transcript here):

CHENEY: Well, if I had to choose — in terms of being a Republican — I’d go with Rush Limbaugh, I think. My take on it was that Colin had already left the party. I didn’t know he was still a Republican. […]

SCHIEFFER: And you said you’d take Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell?

CHENEY: I would. Politically.

It is one thing for Rush Limbaugh to say Powell should leave the party. It really shows the state of the party when Dick Cheney says this, especially considering his history with Powell.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    I guess all those conservatives that have denied Limbaugh has clout over the Republican Party are going to have to eat their words now that Cheney is even endorsing him..

    And lets just take a look at exactly what Cheney is saying here.. He is saying that a fat, highschool educated, ex (ha) drug-addicted radio PERSONALITY has a better idea of “conservative values” and where the Republican Party should go over GENERAL Colin Powel? Over a man that has been in the Military/Government for half a century?

    You really can’t make this stuff up..

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    Fritz says:

    nomoreGOP:  On the other hand, it is unclear to me that a person whose professional life involves having a thorough control over the work and lives and even continued existence of one’s subordinates should have an obvious understanding of the (yeah, yeah, this designation is not true any more but damn it, it should be) conservative value of limited government control over individuals.

    If anything, that background seems counterproductive to such understanding.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    Haha.. touche Fritz..

    I guess Rush must be Cheney’s oxy dealer or something..  I just can’t see any other realistic reason why EVERY single Republican (that is actually involved with the GOP or RNC) has their nose so far up this mans huge ass..

    My hope *fingers crossed” is that someone within the right will finally take a real stand to this hate-mongering, racist douche-bag.. I think the person that does that will have a real chance at helping the Republican Party evolve for the 21’st Century..

    With that said.. All of the people I thought might have a chance at this have either tried to stand up to him and been bitch slapped, or are just plain scared.. And now with Cheney backing him publically.. I think that my screen name just might become a reality here in the next couple of years.. And as much as I hate where the party has been headed over the past decade or so.. A one party system just makes me nervous..

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    Ron Chusid says:

    What’s this with “conservative value of limited government control over individuals.” Your are confusing their rhetoric with reality. Their actual policies promote increased government control over individuals.

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    Jcrucial says:

    It is quite clear to me that racism is the strong underlying theme that motivates these type of Republicans. Rush simply says a lot of what they are thinking.

    It is the modern form of racism – to code everything in order to say what you want to say. They have moved on from all of the politically incorrect terms of expressing their hate for anyone not white, homophobic, male, rich,…….

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    Fritz says:

    OK, Ron, if modern conservatism requires increased government control over individuals, then a person like Colin Powell who has exercised such total control for most of his professional life is clearly far more in tune with it than Rush Limbaugh who has thrived in the very dynamic and non-coercive market of radio entertainment.

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    Fritz says:

    The “OMG — they are racists!” meme is pretty tedious.  Everything is a code word now, I guess.  “Urban”, for instance.

    And comments about “the magic Negro” are not racist comments on Obama — they are derisive and appropriate comments on the bizarre delusion that the presence of a multiracial President is going to have some sort of mystic effect on America’s situation in the world.

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