Tag Archives: Dick Cheney

The Quadrennial CYA Quest

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On Chris Matthews’ Sunday Gaborama, an icicle of insight:

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A View from the Scaffold of a Movement

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(ht Alex Carpenter)
On its way to its impending orderly execution at the hands of the American electorate, it’s refreshing to read why conservatism has brought this fate on itself. George Packer identifies the key shift toward the dark side in the New Yorker. Not surprisingly it begins with Richard Nixon: Continue reading

March to Dictatorship Note of the Day


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There’s this quaint little theory Dick Cheney nurtured in his grinch-sized heart ever since his benefactor and hero Richard Nixon gave a final wave from his the taxpayers’ helicopter: the theory of the unitary executive. Like a previous generation that sang “Save your confederate money, boys/The South shall rise again,”  young Dickie saved the shards of his Watergate-shattered theory until the pieces could be put together again. Continue reading

40 Year Old Question Questions the Future

This question has nagged at me for 40 years: How does a two-bit prison escapee get from Memphis to London all by himself? And if the answer is, “he doesn’t,” then justice has been delayed and therefore denied for 40 years. If a hit team got away with murdering Martin Luther King, Jr., similar teams can get away with the same kind of crime today. Continue reading

The Clarification of “So”

Last week Dick Cheney summarized his entire career in public service in one word, and went on to display his style by lying in the face of reality anyone could look up, talking with a straight face about “fluctuations” in public opinion polls and “improvement for the better.”

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Bush is No Hoover

By now you’ve seen clips of this:

And you’re probably thinking, while the economy burns, that the only thing that would have completed his performance was if he had been playing a fiddle. Continue reading