Transplant Survivor Dick Cheney Heartless When It Comes To LGBT Community

The news reported that Dick Cheney got a new heart in March, but his recent ABC News interview has us wondering if they forgot to put anything in that cold, dark space.

After saying Obama is the worst Democratic president he can recall—worse than “history’s greatest monster” Jimmy Carter!—Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl he didn’t see any reason to speak out for marriage equality while he was vice president. He sucked the life out of the room with a big resounding “Why?”

“If I was out there 12 years ago in the first campaign in 2000– in the debate with Joe Lieberman in front of millions of Americans on live television—and I laid out my position then and it hasn’t changed…?” he added. “No.  I’ve addressed it and moved on.”

Of course, why would a politician stand up for what’s right if there’s the slightest indication it could hurt him in the polls? That’s what our terrible president did! And, gee, it’s not like Dick has any personal connection to the LGBT community, right?

Oh, right, his daughter, Mary, is a lesbian. It’s funny, when Karl asked about Mary’s wedding to her longtime partner, Cheney stiffened up like the Grinch and remarked, “I’m sure it was fine. We wished them well.”

Apparently Dick and Lynn skipped the ceremony because they didn’t want to turn it into a “media circus.” Right, and not because it would show you for the cowardly hypocrites you are.

We know it’s only Monday, but is it too late to award the Douche of the Week?

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  • Ugly old man

    Why even give this ugly old man any attention? Who cares what he thinks? It’s not like he’s relevant anymore anyway.

  • jack jett

    he belongs in a prison in iraq and being used as a public toilet for all to piss and shit on. he serves no purpose on this planet other than to spread hate in order to inflate his machismo. his wife and children are no better.

  • Joe


  • Ewan

    Scum of the earth.

  • Lifer

    Yes, douche for life. All he cares about is his precious Halliburton.

  • Ruhlmann

    @jack jett: Wow, don’t hold back Jack. You’re right though about his being in an Iraqi prison. What a waste of a perfectly good heart.

  • Tad

    He and his wife are such tragic figures out of another era. Hopefully they are able to show love and support to their gay daughter directly, but she must be so hurt to see how bigoted and closed minded they are publicly. Equality is a right, not some privilege granted by God-fearing Christian white people.

  • Curt

    Fuck this asshole. He should have passed away a long time ago. Bigot.

  • Analog

    Look at his cold lifeless eyes. Chilling.

  • Macmantoo

    He’s a republican, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

  • joe

    The article doesn’t fit with Cheney statements from the past. If you look on youtube there is a clip from three years ago from the national press club where he is taking pretty much the same position Obama took this year. He openly talks about his gay daughter. I don’t hear any disgust in his voice. I would also point out that unlike Cher who threw her daughter out of her house Cheney never did. And yet Cher remains a gay icon. Why?

  • Mister

    He’s been pro-LGBT longer than ALL the Democratic candidates in the last presidential election AND Joe Biden and Obama were both anti-full equality (marriage) up until the past couple of months. So, in regards to Cheney, he evolved in this issue faster than most Democrats. So, although I despise many of his views and actions, I think that he’s one of the rare examples of Republicans who support LGBT issues and has done so for several years. Of course as VP he isn’t going to speak up. No VP can contradict the president. Neither can the First Later. It just isn’t done regardless of the President being a Republican or Democrat.

  • Mister

    By the way, except for a few issues in which Obama shines nicely, he IS a terrible president in many regards. His inexperience consistently shows itself, not to mention that he’s just like Bush in many ways. He’s very cozy with the elite and with the bankers and wall street. He has lobbyists as advisers, he spends like there is no tomorrow, he continues to have wars going in other countries, Gitmo is still open, he started a war without congressional approval (1 billion dollars worth of bombs), etc. Again, he shines in a few areas but overall he’s really messed things up and also acted like many Republicans when it comes to finances, the war, rubbing elbows with CEOs and lobbyists, breaks campaign promises for transparency, never changed the culture of Washington (although he promised it PROFUSELY during the last election).

  • joe

    The only problem i have with your logic is that there is no gay position on these issues. I might agree with some of what you said but i know i disagree with Gitmo. I’m gay and have no problem with waterboarding terrorists.

  • GOProudest

    Best Vice President EVER! Thank you for keeping us from new terrorist attacks on our soil.

  • JON

    @GOProudest: He didn’t do anything to keep us safe. He is actually one of the people responsible for 9/11 and the nukes used to bring down WTC 1, 2 ,& 7. You never saw him go to the site in New York where the radiation levels were as high as it is when a nuclear device goes off. That’s the main reason why most of the volunteers at ‘ground zero’ have cancer because of higher than normal radiation levels. En EMP [electro magnetic pulse] was also detected at the site. Those are caused by nukes. Not to mention the huge craters at the bottom of wtc 1, 2, & 7, with melted rock! That could only come from the intense heat of a nuclear bomb and not by the lie of jet fuel.

  • joe

    @JON: Does this mean that you also believe Roosevelt was behind Pearl Harbor? And Lincoln was behind Fort Sumter?

  • James M. Martin

    When this sorry sob in an interview said his daughter wanted privacy for her wedding, my immediate though was, is it her decision or yours? Folks, there is a reason George W. called him “turdblossom.” He is a real dick. There isn’t a humanitarian bone in his body. He supported the invasions of two mideastern nations in wars that put us more in the deficit hole than all the social programs combined, and why? Does the word Halliburton ring any bells? He is a major force behind profiteering. He is a war criminal who cannot leave the U.S. for fear of being arrested and taken before the Hague tribunal. This man is a MONSTER.

  • Blah, Blah...huh?

    Ah, Dick Cheney! Probably the most despicably evil living American. I don’t care at all about his sadistic need to speak to non-psychopathic people, but I know he has a large contingent here on Queerty, now that it’s a dream site for GOP closet cases. Have fun boys, and don’t forget to keep that toddler porn on the DL, just because the wingers protect you doesn’t mean I will. Us non-reptilians have a thing we call a sense of smell.

  • joe

    @Blah, Blah…huh?: Gop closet cases. you don’t have any closet cases in the democratic party? I think if you look closely at the black and latino communities you will find more than a few closet cases.

  • Selrah

    @joe: You brought race into this discussion why?

    I really do think there should be a Godwin’s Law, but for race.

  • GOProudest

    @Selrah: Yeah, keep turning the blind eye to homophobia in Obama’s core constituencies

  • Selrah

    @GOProudest: You’ve got to be joking or at least trolling me? Do you not see the hypocrisy in talking about homophobia and your username being “GOProudest”?

    Have you read some of the Republican state platforms? I will quote some from the Texas state platform for you:

    “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”

    Your party officially does not like critical thinking skills. Noted.

    “We support the definition of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists.”

    Your party officially does not like homosexuals. Noted.

    “We support school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded and which form the basis of America’s legal, political and economic systems. We support curricula that are heavily weighted on original founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and Founders’ writings.”

    Your party officially wants schools to teach “Christian principles” to students. Noted.

    While some of Obama’s core constituents do not approve of same-sex marriage or even of homosexuals, they are at least not the ones in power in the Democratic party. The same cannot be said about the majority of your party.

  • joe

    @Selrah: I don’t understand your point. Goodwin’s law is about nazi’s. You noticed before me several people mentioned Cheney was a war criminal. A subject that has little to do with the gay marriage. As for race you put that out of bounds to discuss, then that means that you can talk about homophobia in the GOP, but i can’t talk about homophobia in the other party because to do so i would have to mention race.

  • Selrah

    @joe: It’s about relevance. They said Cheney was a war criminal. The article is about Cheney. Thus, it is relevant.

    You mentioned race. The article is not about race. Thus, it is not relevant.

    Godwin’s Law states: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.

    I said there should be a Godwin’s Law for race. Meaning, on this site, every discussion eventually turns into a discussion about race.

    You are free to talk about whatever you like. I just noticed race gets mentioned even when it’s not relevant, and I was curious why you felt the need to incorporate it into this discussion.

  • joe

    @Selrah: It’s about relevance. So if this artice was about Obama and his view of marriage, you would have no problem if i called Obama a baby killer because he supports abortion.

  • tjr101

    Ugh, what a filthy old man. Gotta love the gay repugs coming out of the wood work to defend this piece of trash!

    Dick Cheney like most repugs are selfish psychopaths. This coward uttered not a single word about lgbt rights during the 8 years in office even though his daughter is a lesbian. Scum!

  • Selrah

    @joe: Honestly, I don’t and wouldn’t care about it. I think talking about abortion would be a natural extension when talking about the President’s view on social issues.

    To keep it in context, the comment you were responding to didn’t mention race, so I thought it was irrelevant. If that person had of said, “white GOP closet cases”, then you might have a point.

    Oh well, different perspectives and all that. No worries.

  • joe

    @tjr101: Love the name calling. But of course you are wrong. In the 2004 debate with John Edwards he clearly said he did not support a constitutional ban on gay marriage. He said that in the middle of a very tight election race.

  • GOProudest

    @Selrah: You are a f***king moron

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  • tjr101

    @joe: Oh what courage (NOT) Considering he has a gay daughter you would think he’d do more for gay rights. The old fart never lifted a finger while the rabid bigots in the GOP base were chanting for a constitutional amendment. Ofcourse beating up on the gays, and well women, and blacks, and latinos and muslims is the only thing the GOP is good at. And creating deficits.

    The guy did not even attend his daughter’s wedding, you GOPricklings need to stop trying to defend the indefensible.

  • joe

    @tjr101: GOPrickling need to stop defending the indefensible. We shouldn’t beat up on latinos, blacks and muslims. And of course you would agree that latinos, blacks and muslims should stop beating up on gays as well.

  • tjr101

    @joe: Lol no group in America can top the brutal bigotry of Christian republicans, there is simply no comparison.

  • JayHobeSound

    Cheney is one of the most vicious snakes ever to slither into Wash, DC. My guess is much of his exaggerated cheerleading for war and his ruthless political tactics over the years are a result of his low-economic background and insecurities. He had to be a street fighter to stay in the political major league for so many years. All the blood money from the offense contractor Halliburton won’t quench his lust for war – always the ones cheering for war that have never themselves participated. Also, he’s probably a sociopath – devoid of empathy and lacking a conscience, two key traits. When Karma finally comes for Cheney, waterboarding will be just the beginning LoL

  • Blah, Blah...huh?

    @joe: And they represent anti-gay legislation as a rule the same way Repub gays do, right? I mean since that’s the Democratic agenda like it is on the right, huh? Everybody listen to this guy Joe, when he bashes somebody it’s identical to when he plays a prank on his buddies down at the Elk’s lodge. It’s all about the Joes of the world, why even pretend we have a need to govern ourselves? Get with the program the retarded kid in the back row keeps pulling out of his ass online, it’s the Republican program being made people.

  • joe

    @JayHobeSound: So the fact that he comes from a poor background explains his insecurities. Then that suggests that you believe that people who are born rich are the ones who should rule over us. Then you must love Romney. In talking about gay marriage you talk about his support for war without explaining what the war has to do with marriage. Could we also assume that Obama, Barbara Boxer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are sociopath’s for their support of partial birth abortion. Could we also assume that karma will bite them in the ass.

  • Shannon1981

    Couldn’t they have given that heart to someone who might actually use it and let this old bag of bones die? We’d all be better off…

  • GOProudest

    @joe: Newsflash! Libtards are hypocrites!

  • joe

    @Shannon1981:We should let this old bag of bones die. When liberals talk about compassion is this what they mean?

  • greg

    whoever donated that heart must be spinning in thier grave….what a waste.

  • jack

    Is that old chicken hawk draft dodger still alive? He really is one of the evil ones.

  • joe

    @tjr101: Well then that must mean you don’t know any straight blacks, latinos and muslims.

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