Vice-President Dick Cheney recently sat down for a Politico-sponsored chit-chat and, not surprisingly, took every opportunity to slam the Democrat-led Congress. What’s a bit astonishing, however, are Cheney’s harsh – and archaic – words for some of his former friends: Democratic Representatives. John Dingell and John P. Murtha.
[Cheney] scoffed at the idea of two men who spent years accruing power showing so much deference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the big spending and energy debates of the year.
Murtha “and the other senior leaders â€¦ march to the tune of Nancy Pelosi to an extent I had not seen, frankly, with any previous speaker,” Cheney said. “I’m trying to think how to say all of this in a gentlemanly fashion, but [in] the Congress I served in, that wouldn’t have happened.”
But his implication was clear: When asked if these men had lost their spines, he responded, “They are not carrying the big sticks I would have expected.”
Cheney sure does have a way with metaphorical words.
Cheney is rumored to wield a big stick, but unfortunately due to his failing heart, it probably takes a fistfull of viagra for him to get it up.
Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
The Blue Dog and DLC Democrats give Speaker Pelosi her authority because she has promised to abide by the DLC Corporate Democrat agenda.
There are no exact statistics for US expatriates. This is because the USA is still the only nation on earth who allow its citizens to leave the country without an exit interview. However, it is said that were they a voting block, they would be the 13th largest.
Expatriates come in all hues, all ethnic origins, all economic, political and religious stripes. In the US, there are no domestically derived statistics on lesbians and gays, singles or families, who have sought economic, political or civil freedoms outside their country. There are nations, however, who have the data to define legally landed same-sex families and open gays and lesbians as a whole. This is simple, really!
You give equal rights and all gay questions are answered honestly without prejudice.
There are many programmes in the five nations geared to help those individuals or families looking to join their hetero expatriates abroad -if the unspeakable happens, and the neocon Republicans snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
todd – viagra is contraindicated for a man with his coronary heart issues and appliances.
……I suspect that the only time he now feels “hung and ready to shoot” is when he’s hunting . This, and we haven’t even addressed the fact that he is married to Lynne.
What a pig!
Just so I understand correctly: Cheney is essentially saying that showing deference to the Speaker of the House is not a good thing if that Speaker has a vagina instead of a (all the 7th grade boys giggle together now) big stick. In Cheneyland, it would be better to constantly contradict, snipe at, and undermine the Speaker? Odd, coming from an authority-obsessed repub.
Oh good the rev.is back,just in time,I almost forgot how much america sucks.
When Cheney’s right, he’s right. If the Democrats had any spine, they would have impeached Bush and Cheney by now, instead of taking the matter, as Pelosi has said, “off the table.” If they didn’t do that, then the least they could have done was stop funding the war.
What on earth did they think they were elected to do when they gained the majority in 2006?
Ummm… you think he’s talking about “manhood”? Has NO ONE heard of “Big Stick Diplomacy?”
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