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Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in International, Media, Politics, Society, War | 18 comments

Keeping Up the Cheney Family Business

Jack Ross at The American Conservative has the same feeling about Commentary that I do:  it’s like a catastrophe on the highway that you can’t look away from. Here, Ross reacts to Commentary‘s Jennifer Rubin, who takes umbrage at Maureen Dowd’s “liberal venomous paranoia” about Liz Cheney’s post-Bush career of attacking Pres. Obama for his unforgivable decision to reject much (although not all) of her father’s foreign policy.

I’ve had a sick attraction to the Commentary blog for almost a year now, and its not hard for me to find myself believing their triumphalist rhetoric at times about how they’re on the verge of a great comeback.  But their inimitably obsessive-compulsive main blogger Jennifer Rubin has just given us this gem if I ever again doubt how totally delusional they are.   This woman actually believes that Liz Cheney is “pleasant” and has the liberals “quaking in their boots”.

I guess Ms. Rubin is charmed by people who will not let anyone finish a sentence.

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  • JeffersonDavis

    You may be shocked to hear, Kat; that I couldn’t stand Cheney.

    When do he and his wife stop becoming news?
    I wish they’d just fade into the scenery and leave it alone; like Al Gore did.
    (Well, I guess he didn’t either….Oops).

    LOL

    • TheMagicalSkyFather

      Actually Gore disappeared until around 2003 or so.

    • kathykattenburg

      When do he and his wife stop becoming news?

      His wife isn’t in the news that much. Liz Cheney is his daughter.

      • JeffersonDavis

        Yeah… I know. Guess I typoed.
        That’s what happens when the mind is faster than the fingers.
        Thanks for straigtening that out, Kat.

  • Silhouette

    The Cheney Family Business= fear mongering.

    The new name of the Cheney website? “Keep America Safe” *rolls eyes*

  • JSpencer

    I have no doubt there are folks who are infatuated with the idea of Liz Cheney and the role they look forward to seeing her play in the continuing rightwing roadshow. How long will it take for them to figure out that it’s been a comedy all along? Will they ever?

  • imavettoo

    Kathleen Parker wrote that she believed Megan McCain & Liz Cheney are the future of the Repub movement. We “LIBERALS” can only hope. Those two surnames names are kinda dirtish.

    • rachelmap

      I can understand thinking Liz Cheney is a shiny new sinker to tie on the neck of the Republican Party, but I don’t see what you have against Megan McCain or her surname.

  • imavettoo

    John McCain is like that rash you can’t get rid of, hard as you try.

  • kritt11

    Its sad that Liz has become a carbon copy of her dad. Wasn’t 8 years of him bad enough? He gave so many freebies away to GOP supporters– like Ken Lay– and allowed the oil companies to write our energy policy without input from environmental groups.
    Maps of Iraq were found divied up by the multinationals after some of those early meetings.

    He and Wolfowitz were more to blame for the Iraq fiasco than anyone else. Maybe Liz sees a future run at the presidency in her future.

    • JSpencer

      Good points kritt. That whole learning from experience thingee is so passe though.

      • kritt11

        Thanks, JSpencer.
        I noticed the learning thing was passe when we invaded Iraq, despite the disastrous experience of the British during the 20’s and 30’s— forced “democracy” was not a hot item back then either 🙂

        I’m currently reading “Vice” which is reminding me just how dangerous Cheney was to OUR democracy!
        Since he wasn’t running for reelection in 2008, and since he had been a part of almost every Republican administration since Nixon, he wielded unprecedented power under a veil of unprecedented secrecy. That’s why every gaffe that comes out of Joe Biden’s mouth makes me smile.

  • DLS

    Well, if anything, once more Maureen Dowd, the most vapid, nothing-“producting” writer alive, gets more credit than she deserves (zero to negative infinity).

    The criticism of Cheney on this Web site is more worthwhile.

    I’ll defend Cheney against the worst attacks, but I did note that his “dueling speeches” counterpart to Obama’s about Guantanamo and torturing suspects was a flop insofar as torture is concerned, for all he did was try to defend the practice of torture, by saying it worked. (This was where Obama easily “won” and Cheney “lost” the “duel” over expressed related policy positions.)

    Cheney and the Bushes and related people also have been willing to short-change or betray Israel over foreign policy, as they openly take the Arabist or Islamist position excessively, though not necessarily due to anti-Semitism, but instead because of petroleum (energy) interests, favoring those personally as well as in the conventional way Americans often value petroleum more than Israel among interests in the Middle East.

  • DLS

    “When do he and his wife stop becoming news?”

    Well, Lynne Cheney is currently on the losing side with the social conservatives’ position on culture wars, because she and her husband have a gay daughter. (To what extent recent GOP politicians’ pecadilloes have contributed also to the foundering, in addition to lib Dem preeminence in Washington, is an open question, too.)

    With Dick Cheney, I still wonder, to what extent he favors accomodation with Iran and opening of the Iranian petroleum markets to not only Dubai-based relocated US business firms, but mainland US firms someday.

  • shannonlee

    I find Liz repulsive. I turn the channel whenever I see her.

  • kritt11

    Really the only truly conservative female that I can listen to is Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

    Cheney, Palin, Bachmann, Coulter, Malkin, Schmidt, Ingraham— where do they find women with so little compassion??

  • DLS

    Kritter: You left out America’s Mom, a.k.a. “Dr. Laura.” (Does she still have a radio show?)

  • kritt11

    DLS- Yes, you are right– she definitely belongs on my list.:-)

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