By Henry Decker

Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

August 22, 2014 2:50 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 151 Comments A+ / A-
Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Former vice president Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply criticize President Barack Obama for being on vacation when ISIS murdered American journalist James Foley.

During a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ Hannity, Cheney reiterated his belief that President Obama doesn’t understand foreign policy, and slammed him for playing golf after making a statement condemning Foley’s killing and denouncing ISIS as a “cancer.”

“Every day we find new evidence that he’d rather be on the golf course than he would be dealing with a crisis that’s developing rapidly in the Middle East,” Cheney insisted.

Cheney is not the only person to criticize President Obama for taking a working vacation, nor is his criticism the most ridiculous (for example, The Hill recently criticized the president for taking a walk while “the White House grapples with crises at home and abroad”). But the complaints are especially galling coming from the 46th vice president.

For starters, Cheney’s former boss blew Obama out of the water in terms of time spent away from Washington. To date, President Obama has spent about 150 days on vacation. During his two terms, according to accepted presidential vacation expert Mark Knoller of CBS, George W. Bush spent 1,020 days487 at Camp David, 490 at his Crawford, Texas ranch, and 43 at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

But guess who Cheney thinks was better at dealing with crises in the Middle East (never mind the question of who’s responsible for them)?

Cheney himself has some experience with executive branch vacations. Back in 2005, Cheney hesitated to cut his own vacation short after Hurricane Katrina struck, and then pointedly turned down President Bush’s request that he lead a task force designed to speed the recovery effort (White House advisor Dan Bartlett reportedly backed the decision, noting that the vice president “doesn’t do touchy-feely“).

For its part, the White House insists that, like his predecessors, President Obama is perfectly capable of doing his job from outside of Washington. But that won’t stop the media from obsessing over his vacation. After all, punditry is hard during the dog days of summer — and overeager critics like Cheney are always ready for their closeups.

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  • Sand_Cat

    Another case of the pot calling the clean snow black.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/compuaid/index.htm Ather

    What about Congress’ do nothing all year and then take a vacation. A vacation from what? Sitting on their butts in the same room?

    • itsfun

      Do you mean the Senate doing nothing? The House has passed over 350 bills that are sitting on the desk of Harry Reid. He doesn’t like them, so he doesn’t allow them to see the light of day. Over 40 of the bills were initiated by a Democrat and 70 of them were initiated by-partisan.

      • edwardw69

        All those bills contain a poison pill of some sort. Those initiated by Democrats had amendments attached by the Republicans. We have been through this many times before, but you folks keep telling the same lie.
        Just like the Keystone pipeline lie. The federal government can do nothing until Nebraska (Republican) issues the necessary permit. Also, from what I understand, South Dakota (Republican) has rescinded its permit, too.

        • Blueberry Hill

          Please don’t feed that troll. Thanks.

          ..

          • edwardw69

            I just got up: I’m not myself, yet.

          • Blueberry Hill

            Good morning. Having tea myself. lol

            ..

          • itsfun

            Can’t handle the truth?

          • dpaano

            If you only KNEW the truth…..that would be a totally different story!

          • itsfun

            And you do?

          • dpaano

            Obviously, a lot more than you do!!! At least I am informed and read many books that gives me information on both sides of the coin! You DO know what a book is, right?

          • itsfun

            You are only informed about what Obama tells you what to be informed of.

          • dpaano

            Interesting considering the fact that the Bush/Cheney administration was one of the most secretive ever….even moreso than Nixon’s administration (and look what he got away with). Again, you need to do some serious reading and research before you start telling someone else that they don’t know what they’re talking about….trust me, I do ALOT of reading of both sides of the coin, so I can speak with some modicum of knowledge.

          • itsfun

            Nixon didn’t exactly get away with a lot. Why do you continue to defend the failed presidency of Obama by talking about Bush and Cheney? Do the books you read include -dick and jane as in see dick run, run dick run?

          • dpaano

            And why do you keep defending Bush/Cheney? President Obama has NOT failed when you look at all he’s done DESPITE the blockages by the House! Maybe you need one of us to list all that he’s done AGAIN, but I think one of the posters has already done that for you in the past. Apparently, you can’t read. As for my reading….first of all, I’m a member of MENSA (which is for people with high intellect), so I have no problem with reading and comprehending; secondly, yes, I did read Dick and Jane when I was in elementary school….big deal and what’s that got to do with anything! Go back under your rock and continue to be uninformed because, obviously, you are if you don’t know about all the problems with our past presidencies and continue to put all the blame on the current one! As for Nixon getting away with a lot….he got away with MUCH less than Bush and Cheney, but they didn’t let anyone know what they were up to.

          • itsfun

            Not and never have defended Bush and Cheney. I don’t believe Bush was a good president. He had the opportunity to secure our borders and he blew it. All Obama has accomplished is blaming Bush for his own failures and furthering Socialism in our country. He has lied so many time, that no other world leaders believe or trust him. I am suppose to take your word you are a member of MENSA (LOL).

            You mention other Presidents not letting anyone knowing what they are up to. Obama’s transparent administration got a health care tax passed behind closed doors and by bribing Senators and by using special Senate rules. Obama did tell our enemies exactly what he was going to do in Iran, so they could create ISIL and behead people. Its always a good ideal to let your enemies know your plans.

          • dpaano

            Fortunately, I don’t have to prove ANYTHING to you, so whether you believe me or not about being a member of Mensa is a moot point. As for your other comments….again, you have NO idea what you’re talking about and I am tired of trying to educate you…you can’t change STUPID, or so they say! Have a good day and keep drinking that kool-aid!

          • itsfun

            also can’t change arrogance and someone that thinks he knows it all.

        • itsfun

          It doesn’t matter if the bills contain as you say a poison pill. The Senate could remove the “pill” and send it back to the house to act on it. Maybe the Senators (if allowed) would not agree with the poison pill. Almost every bill has amendments attached to it. That is our process. When one branch passes over 350 bills and the other ignores them, the branch ignoring the bill is the do nothing branch. They are the ones to blame, not the branch doing what is was elected to do.

          • edwardw69

            Those 350 bills would have to go through a committee–sometimes more than one. Then it would have to pass cloture. Do you have any idea how long that would take? 350 bills?
            And as for Senate amendments, why even start the process when you know the House will not accept any changes?
            The Senate sent an immigration bill to the House, and the House won’t even agree to submit it to a reconciliation committee. What makes you think they would ever agree to reconciliation on any bill returned to them by the Senate?

          • plc97477

            Hasert’s rule.

          • itsfun

            All bills go through committees, that is part of the process. Not starting a process because you think it won’t pass or changes be accepted is not doing your job. The Senate is not doing what it was elected to do. Just what is the Senate doing that is so important they don’t bother to read existing bills? Of course of seeing how the obamacare tax was passed by not reading it, maybe that is how the Senate wants to pass things. Why bother with finding out what is in it?

          • edwardw69

            Where is the sense in starting a process if you can’t get the 60 votes?
            Also, Ms. Pelosi was being sarcastic when she made that statement: you know it, everyone with half a brain knows it, but people like you just keep repeating the same lie.

          • highpckts

            The bill was read Asshat, but not after the GOP added all their so called necessary amendments! It wouldn’t make any difference to you anyhow because once a Republican is told a lie, he never drops it or checks out the validity of that lie!

          • itsfun

            Adding amendments to a bill is part of the process. You can call all the names you want, but it won’t change the facts. Your only defense to a incompetent Senate leader and incompetent President is to call people names. Call all the names you want, you can even draw a red line if you want.

          • jamesowens

            surprise most of the bills are not even written by the sitting representatives – the lobbist will write the bill and let the senator/ congressman put hteir name on

          • itsfun

            What does that have to do with dirty harry sitting on over 350 bills?

          • idamag

            I think that dipstick should list all the bills and what they say.

          • 1guy2

            There you go,again. You’re not too savvy,are you?

          • highpckts

            Well we all know that any bill that has to do with any kind of revenue raise or anything to do with supporting the less fortunate in this country, a bill that would raise minimum wage, close all tax loopholes for businesses or the wealthy, etc. would NEVER get past Boehner’s desk! So I guess we are at an impass! The only thing you can get the GOP to totally agree on, which is also rare, is to sue Obama! Now that’s making head way! And these are educated people?

          • jamesowens

            may have been educated but how many are too old and senility has set in.

          • jamesowens

            lol when the pills are removed they sit on boehners desk check how much legisltion is sitting on his desk that he wont bring up for a vote . dont come to the table with 1/2 the facts.

          • itsfun

            The House still passed over 350 bills the Senate is ignoring Calling names won’t change the fact. That is a definition of a do nothing Senate.

      • 1guy2

        Has it ever crossed your mind to investigate WHY these bills,are sitting on Reid’s desk (please check out before making idiotic comments) There were strings attached. Strings that did not benefit, the people,but the rich,and the politicians that got them passed.

        • itsfun

          It is the job of the Senate to read bills from the house. It is the job of the Senate to send these bills to committees and have the Senators make decisions. It is not the job of one man to destroy our form of government. Strings are attached to every bill, that is when the committees can remove and send back to the originating house. Its called compromise.

          • edwardw69

            The House is on record as saying that they will accept no changes to the bills. They are on record as saying there will be no compromise. What part of this don’t you understand?

          • Landsende

            You say that it is not the job of one man to destroy our form of government yet Rafael Cruz who is in the Senate has enough influence in the House to shut the government down and getting them to block immigration reform.

          • itsfun

            Its not the job of any one person to be able to shut down the Senate or House. I don’t care what side they are on.

          • highpckts

            Well you obviously don’t know your party very well! Tell me how they can sign a “pledge” to a civilian, Karl Rove, to never raise taxes? Is that what you call compromise? I call that selling out the American people!

          • itsfun

            Yep the Senate does nothing and somehow you blame the House for the failure of the Senate.

          • highpckts

            That’s your answer? ROFL! You never address the topic! Talking to you is like running on a treadmill! You go nowhere!!

          • joeg2028

            One minor correction: Grover Nordquist is the guy with the no new taxes pledge.

      • highpckts

        If they wrote a bill that didn’t include cutting SS, repealing Obamacare, getting rid of Medicare, cutting funding for whatever they feel needs cut at the time, then maybe one of their bills would get some action! Otherwise, they have contributed NOTHING!! They know full well those bills won’t pass but this way they can say they sent bills to Reid and he won’t bring them to a vote! What a bunch of hogwash!!

      • Robert Teiken

        If you read those bills you will find that most of them fall into one of the following categories:

        1. Removal or restrictions on environmental protections including fracking, coal ash and tar sands transport

        2. Removal or weakening of labor protections

        3. Privatizing legitimate government functions (e.g., cybersecurity)

        4. Repeal or weakening of the ACA

        5. Deregulation of private equity investments and weakening disclosures

        In terms of being bipartisan, less than 15% have any significant Democratic support in the House (i.e., more than 50 aye votes). It would be very surprising if the Senate acted on more than 6 or so of these bills.

        My personal favorite is HR1406 which would revise the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act so that employers can give comp time rather than overtime. It is comically titled the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013″. A more appropriate title would be “The Employer Wage Theft Enablement Act”. After 40 years in the private sector I have yet to meet anyone who would rather have comp time than the overtime pay. And good luck ever getting that comp time.

      • Natalie Jarnstedt

        I assume that you must have included the 50+ times the House voted on repealing the ACA in that number. What exactly would you expect to happen in the Senate, a vote to repeal? And just for sake of a ridiculous argument, IF the Senate also voted to repeal (highly unlikely), do you seriously believe that President Obama would sign it, DUH!!!!!

        • itsfun

          My point is the Senate should have the option of acting on the bills. If they don’t like them – fine if they do like them – fine. Our form of government cannot work as intended with Harry Reid making his own form of government. No one really knows what the results of any bills would be, when they aren’t allowed the light of day. Until the whole Senate is allowed to see the bills and act upon them, its a do-nothing Senate.

    • jamesowens

      could you sit around listening to baehner-mcconnel and cheney without needing time off to wash the stench off

  • Billie

    This man is so evil. I hope he burns in HELL.

    • plc97477

      I swear I can see horns starting on his head already.

    • Robert Teiken

      Which level will he be assigned to in Dante’s Inferno? May not be that bad for him, as he can socialize with Nixon again.

      • idamag

        Compared to Cheney, Nixon was a choir boy.

  • latebloomingrandma

    Cheney is so courageous that he needs to go on Hannity to spew his venom. Rachel Maddow has tried for a long time to interview a Cheney. Even Liz won’t agree. It’s hard to answer questions to someone who has done their homework.
    Plus, some vacation Obama had. He still looks tired as hell. He’s rarely got a break from some crisis occurring the whole time he’s been in office. This is a bone crushing job. Keep that in mind for who is best to succeed him. If McCain would have won, he would probably be dead from the stress—-and then we would be dead from being succeeded by she who must not be named—–

    • RobertCHastings

      We all seem to forget that, prior to Sept. 11, 2001, George W Bush had spent more than have his time in office ON VACATION, and, for him, it was NOT working vacation. This in spite of the fact that the outgoing security apparatus clearly warned him of the impending terrorist attacks, as did his OWN security people.

      • highpckts

        Just another conveniently forgotten fact the GOP ignores!

        • Steve Batchelor

          The GOP realizes what a fact it?

          • ralphkr

            Oh, definitely, Steve, the GOP realizes that a fact is a liberal lie (must be a lie because facts support liberals).

          • idamag

            I don’t think they do.

      • Dominick Vila

        Give the poor guy a break! Chopping firewood is not an easy job…
        Anyway, the time spent on vacation only counts when the people that take are not entitled to privileges extended only to some.

        • Natalie Jarnstedt

          Wasn’t Dubya’s job at “the ranch” picking up tumbleweed every weekend

        • highpckts

          Interesting facts below –
          Madison & Jefferson took a total of 3 to 4 months of vacation a year.
          Ronald Reagan took 436 days in his term.
          G Bush took 32 months in his 2 terms!
          The right just has to have their panties in a bunch over something!

          • Dominick Vila

            The reason Republicans blame President Obama for the things they did is to establish a parallel between their dismal record and what President Obama has done since he was inaugurated in January 2009. And that is not limited to lengthy vacations. Why is the GOP suddenly interested in a single terrorist attack? To convince their base that what happened during W’s tenure was to be expected. Why do the blame Obama for the slow economic recovery? To shift the blame from the Great Recession – and their admitted obstructionism to ensure President Obama was a one term president, to the man who helped save the economy. If you look at every single thing the GOP blames President Obama for, you will find a horrendous Republican record.

          • highpckts

            Knowing this is true, I fail to understand their followers in that these are two opposite belief systems and one is so obviously wrong for the country as a whole! Do these people just not care or not intelligent enough to care?

          • Dominick Vila

            I am as perplexed as you are with the indifference of so many Americans after Mitch McConnell admitted that their tactics were intended to make President Obama a one-term President. Even if we ignore the political objective, how can anyone ignore the effects of their policies on our economy, the deliberate delay of the economic recovery, and job creation? If I was a Democratic strategists I would make McConnell’s statement the centerpiece of every political ad. It proves, without a shadow of a doubt, why the economic recovery took so long, and it demonstrates who is to blame for it.

          • highpckts

            I do so wish the Dems had more chutzpah when it comes to campaigning! There are so many things in their favor and yet they do not put these things in front of the people!

          • rkief

            McConnell’s dictum, and the obvious acceptance of it by all congressional Republicans ( I heard no GOP reservations) is tantamount to treason of the American concept of fair play and the democratic process. Though many Dem legislators disagreed with George W. Bush’s announced policies, none voiced to unseat him before his flawed policies were obvious.

          • dpaano

            The main reason for this is because the Bush/Cheney administration was one of utmost secrecy….even between them and their staffs. Makes you wonder why all the secrecy unless they were doing things that were illegal (duh)!!

          • Paul Bass

            The former, it is deliberate. Of course, when have they cared?

        • Billie

          I doubt he chopped any wood unless cameras were around.

      • whodatbob

        Cheney was in charge, GW Bush was nothing more then a talking puppet Chaney brought out for show.

      • dpaano

        This is a president who refused to attend daily security briefings and never read a newspaper (much less anything else). He delegated all this to his co-president, Cheney…..the puppet master pulling Bush’s strings!

        • RobertCHastings

          The new building and reflecting pool on the grounds of the 9/11 tragedy will stand as testimony to the complicity of the Bush administration to the downfall of this country.

          • dpaano

            Definitely!!!

    • marriea

      McCain didn’t want the presidency in the first place. He was shocked as hell he actually won the nomination, that’s why he picked Palin whom he thought folks would be disgusted about. He was surprised to find how many ignorant persons there are in this country. Really the reason he lost was because the economy sunk just before the election.

      • rkief

        After Bush’s performance, I had to wonder if the Republicans really wanted to be in charge, or knew what a fiasco their administration would continue to be. Better to blame the Dems for the Bushwhacking that America took, and then pickup the pieces.

    • JDVERNELL

      Rachel would destroy them!

  • ericlipps

    More proof, as if any were needed, that Cheney is a dick.

    • sleepvark

      I always thought his last name was Head

    • idamag

      No, a dick has a head on it.

      • ericlipps

        Not touching that one. . . .

  • Don Bryan

    Dick still thinks that Bus and him did a great job for American when they where in office. What a JOKE

  • underledge

    Total waste of a heart!!

  • adler56

    When do his batteries expire?

    • stcroixcarp

      Cheney is the reason I an not on the organ transplant list.

    • FT66

      He got a new heart from a young person which can pump for many years to come. Unfortunately it was fixed to the same brain thats why we do not notice the difference. The man knows very well how to use his mouth. No comma, no full-stop in his mouth.

      • 1standlastword

        So sad it wasn’t a brain transplant so he could change his mind, admit his wrongs and out of massive shame shut himself off

    • Billie

      Not soon enough.

  • Dominick Vila

    So, what else is new?

  • itsfun

    In 2006 Obama himself said a President should not be taking long vacations and many vacations,

    • paddles57

      And he hasn’t.

      • itsfun

        WND Exclusive

        Clambaker-in-chief: Obama scorched for vacations

        He ‘fiddles’ while Middle East burns,’ says watchdog
        Published: 08/12/2014 at 7:22 PM

        Leo Hohmann

        Leo Hohmann is a news editor for WND. He has been a reporter and
        editor at several suburban newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte,
        North Carolina, areas and also served as managing editor of Triangle
        Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina.

        Presidential vacations have a way of rubbing people the wrong way,
        but the timing of President Obama’s latest lavish getaway has raised
        more than a few eyebrows.

        With Ebola running loose on the African continent, with a terrorist
        group beheading Christians in Iraq and threatening to take over the
        country, with a border crisis at home and race riots in the streets of
        suburban St. Louis, it seems like the world is spinning out of control
        at the same time the Obamas are relaxing at a hidden hideaway on
        Martha’s Vineyard.

        And people are taking notice.

        “The president has many fans on the island, but we’re told even some
        of Obama’s most ardent supporters are questioning the wisdom of this
        summer’s sojourn as war roils Gaza and a wave of families and children
        are crossing the southwestern U.S. border illegally,” reported the Boston Globe.

        White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, unlike most trips to
        Martha’s Vinyard, this one will actually be a “working” vacation, and
        Obama has already made one trip back to Washington in between trips to
        the beach and the golf course to talk about the renewed war in Iraq.

        One watchdog group that has taken an in-depth look at presidential
        vacations through the decades is Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch.
        The group has filed Freedom of Information lawsuits to obtain financial
        records that show Obama’s travel costs – sitting at more than $44
        million as of March 2014 – have now exceeded that of any other
        presidency.

        “Obama is fiddling while the Middle East burns,” Jill Farrell,
        spokeswoman for Judicial Watch, told WND. “It’s not terribly reassuring,
        that he interrupts his golf game (to tend to the war in Iraq).”

        Judicial Watch has been following the Obama travel story since the
        infamous “New York Date Night” shortly after his first election. That
        tab for the evening was estimated at $72,000.

        “It made us begin to take notice. And now everything that can be
        known through the Freedom of Information Act is known and we are still
        getting rolling production from the Department of Defense as well as
        Secret Service, as additional documents will be forthcoming as part of
        Judicial Watch’s ongoing investigation,” Farrell said.

        It’s important to note, Ferrell said, that most of the documents
        received by Judicial Watch have been forced into the sunlight by federal
        courts. Very little is handed over without putting up a legal fight,
        she said.

        “Occasionally they answer one of our requests but not reliably so.
        More often than not, it requires a court order,” she said. “The
        Department of Defense has provided us with a formula so we know how much
        it costs to fly Air Force One but it doesn’t include the cost of all
        their meals and entertainment and all of the front work for their trips.
        It’s a rather flagrant abuse of public funds.”

        And some of the most flagrant tabs run up by the Obamas involve trips
        for their children taken independent of the president. The children
        averaged a vacation a month in the first three months of 2013.

        In 2012 Judicial Watch found that one trip to Mexico
        by then 13-year-old first-daughter Malia Obama cost the taxpayer
        $115,500. She was accompanied by 25 Secret Service agents and as many as
        12 of her friends.

        “Yes, the oldest child was remarkably in Mexico during one spring
        break, and Michelle has taken them to Aspen, Colorado, and to China,”
        Farrell said.

        There have been long Christmas vacations to Hawaii. And there have been short weekend getaways
        that run up tabs in excess of $295,000, and this does not even include
        the cost of cranking up Air Force One, according to records obtained by
        Judicial Watch.

        The White House, like Congress, is not subject to the Freedom of
        Information Act. But documents describing the Pentagon’s role in
        presidential travel, along with those of the Secret Service and Homeland
        Security, do fall under the Act and are considered public records. This
        is where Judicial Watch has found a treasure trove of information.

        Then there is the issue of higher expectations that Obama brought
        upon himself with statements he made as a U.S. senator in 2008, now
        famously captured on video,
        saying that those running for president should not ever take vacations.
        They submit themselves to a separate standard, he said, that comes with
        the office of the presidency.

        “The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this
        office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for
        sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am
        giving myself to you.”

        Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement last
        month that the Obamas are “abusing the public trust and the taxpayers
        with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel. These staggering costs
        show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal
        court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.”

        Here are some of the other findings of the Judicial Watch investigation:

        As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling
        internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming
        office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas cost taxpayers tens of
        millions of dollars.

        At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush
        had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27
        trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.

        In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every
        other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s
        hometown of Chicago can cost around $180,000 per hour.

        In addition to all of his international travel, the president spends
        a significant amount of time traveling with his family. The Obama
        family has taken vacations to exclusive beaches in New England, private
        clubs in Key Largo and, of course, luxurious beaches in Hawaii.

        According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning
        with the infamous New York “date night,” the Obamas have spent
        $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash on travel expenses.

        The actual total cost may be higher, as the White House is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/clambaker-in-chief-obama-scorched-for-vacations

        • Landsende

          Would you want to work for a boss that doesn’t take vacations or any days off? Would they expect you to do the same? The answer is no. Being President is a very high stress job and I would rather have one that is well rested and able to deal with the numerous crisis that occur rather that one that makes decisions like Bush did that has long term ramifications. Every President has taken vacations and they are expensive because of logistics and security but for some reason the right is holding this President to a higher standard. Could it be because he is the first black President and as we’ve seen in Fergususon and other parts of the country racism is alive and well in America?

          • highpckts

            Amen!

        • WhutHeSaid

          Stop posting that lying bullshit from the bigot-board WND. George Bush took 300% more vacation days than Obama.

          You lying redneck goobers need to just stay in your trailers and behave yourselves. And for God’s sake have somebody teach you how to wash yourself. With soap, mind you.

      • idamag

        Ignore this child. He is either a fourteen-year-old who lives in a house of hate or he is a case of arrested development.

    • jim muster

      Can’t believe any one with half a brain would quote WND. What a pitiful rag of hate mail.

      • Paul Bass

        Jim, itsfun doesn’t HAVE half a brain…

        • idamag

          That stupid little twit doesn’t even know what vacation time has to do with dick cheney’s evil.

    • highpckts

      Your point? Haven’t you read ANY of the previous posts? Of course not! Facts don’t sit well with you!

  • stcroixcarp

    Hey, it;s a good thing that Bush spent 2 3/4 years on vacation. Can you imagine the damage he would have done if he had worked as hard as a single mom on food stamps?

    • Landsende

      Actually he had 2,040 days of vacation which translates to almost 5 1/2 years of vacation. Wonder if any one has figured the cost to the taxpayers. Of course since he was a republican president the press and the right wing nut jobs glossed over that fact.

      • itsfun

        WND Exclusive

        Clambaker-in-chief: Obama scorched for vacations

        He ‘fiddles’ while Middle East burns,’ says watchdog
        Published: 08/12/2014 at 7:22 PM

        Leo Hohmann

        Leo Hohmann is a news editor for WND. He has been a reporter and
        editor at several suburban newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte,
        North Carolina, areas and also served as managing editor of Triangle
        Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina.

        Presidential vacations have a way of rubbing people the wrong way,
        but the timing of President Obama’s latest lavish getaway has raised
        more than a few eyebrows.

        With Ebola running loose on the African continent, with a terrorist
        group beheading Christians in Iraq and threatening to take over the
        country, with a border crisis at home and race riots in the streets of
        suburban St. Louis, it seems like the world is spinning out of control
        at the same time the Obamas are relaxing at a hidden hideaway on
        Martha’s Vineyard.

        And people are taking notice.

        “The president has many fans on the island, but we’re told even some
        of Obama’s most ardent supporters are questioning the wisdom of this
        summer’s sojourn as war roils Gaza and a wave of families and children
        are crossing the southwestern U.S. border illegally,” reported the Boston Globe.

        White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, unlike most trips to
        Martha’s Vinyard, this one will actually be a “working” vacation, and
        Obama has already made one trip back to Washington in between trips to
        the beach and the golf course to talk about the renewed war in Iraq.

        One watchdog group that has taken an in-depth look at presidential
        vacations through the decades is Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch.
        The group has filed Freedom of Information lawsuits to obtain financial
        records that show Obama’s travel costs – sitting at more than $44
        million as of March 2014 – have now exceeded that of any other
        presidency.

        “Obama is fiddling while the Middle East burns,” Jill Farrell,
        spokeswoman for Judicial Watch, told WND. “It’s not terribly reassuring,
        that he interrupts his golf game (to tend to the war in Iraq).”

        Judicial Watch has been following the Obama travel story since the
        infamous “New York Date Night” shortly after his first election. That
        tab for the evening was estimated at $72,000.

        “It made us begin to take notice. And now everything that can be
        known through the Freedom of Information Act is known and we are still
        getting rolling production from the Department of Defense as well as
        Secret Service, as additional documents will be forthcoming as part of
        Judicial Watch’s ongoing investigation,” Farrell said.

        It’s important to note, Ferrell said, that most of the documents
        received by Judicial Watch have been forced into the sunlight by federal
        courts. Very little is handed over without putting up a legal fight,
        she said.

        “Occasionally they answer one of our requests but not reliably so.
        More often than not, it requires a court order,” she said. “The
        Department of Defense has provided us with a formula so we know how much
        it costs to fly Air Force One but it doesn’t include the cost of all
        their meals and entertainment and all of the front work for their trips.
        It’s a rather flagrant abuse of public funds.”

        And some of the most flagrant tabs run up by the Obamas involve trips
        for their children taken independent of the president. The children
        averaged a vacation a month in the first three months of 2013.

        In 2012 Judicial Watch found that one trip to Mexico
        by then 13-year-old first-daughter Malia Obama cost the taxpayer
        $115,500. She was accompanied by 25 Secret Service agents and as many as
        12 of her friends.

        “Yes, the oldest child was remarkably in Mexico during one spring
        break, and Michelle has taken them to Aspen, Colorado, and to China,”
        Farrell said.

        There have been long Christmas vacations to Hawaii. And there have been short weekend getaways
        that run up tabs in excess of $295,000, and this does not even include
        the cost of cranking up Air Force One, according to records obtained by
        Judicial Watch.

        The White House, like Congress, is not subject to the Freedom of
        Information Act. But documents describing the Pentagon’s role in
        presidential travel, along with those of the Secret Service and Homeland
        Security, do fall under the Act and are considered public records. This
        is where Judicial Watch has found a treasure trove of information.

        Then there is the issue of higher expectations that Obama brought
        upon himself with statements he made as a U.S. senator in 2008, now
        famously captured on video,
        saying that those running for president should not ever take vacations.
        They submit themselves to a separate standard, he said, that comes with
        the office of the presidency.

        “The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this
        office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for
        sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am
        giving myself to you.”

        Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement last
        month that the Obamas are “abusing the public trust and the taxpayers
        with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel. These staggering costs
        show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal
        court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.”

        Here are some of the other findings of the Judicial Watch investigation:

        As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling
        internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming
        office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas cost taxpayers tens of
        millions of dollars.

        At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush
        had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27
        trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.

        In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every
        other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s
        hometown of Chicago can cost around $180,000 per hour.

        In addition to all of his international travel, the president spends
        a significant amount of time traveling with his family. The Obama
        family has taken vacations to exclusive beaches in New England, private
        clubs in Key Largo and, of course, luxurious beaches in Hawaii.

        According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning
        with the infamous New York “date night,” the Obamas have spent
        $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash on travel expenses.

        The actual total cost may be higher, as the White House is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/clambaker-in-chief-obama-scorched-for-vacations

        • joeg2028

          First, the reason that the article you posted is a WMD Exclusive is because no one else would want to publish such drivel. Second, here’s the beginning of “the rest of the story” from Wikipedia, where the rest of it can also be found: “WND provides news, editorials, commentaries, letters to the
          editor, forums, and conducts a daily poll. It claims its editorial
          content has a diverse range of viewpoints, though predominantly from a right wing or conservative perspective.”

          • itsfun

            SO? The numbers are there. I have read many posts of few days of vacation Obama takes. This proves otherwise.

        • Robert Teiken

          I would be totally embarrassed, even mortified to post anything sourced from WND. Why not reference other tabloids like the Enquirer, Examiner, People,Daily News or Star? Same quality of journalism without the pretense of veracity. If you are a merry prankster, then you cleverly disguised the charade, and I will acknowledge that I was punked.

          • itsfun

            I would be totally embarrassed, even mortified to post anything sourced from MSNBC.

  • JDVERNELL

    Cheney is a war criminal. He BROKE the world, It was HE who convinced Bush to go into Iraq illegally along with his boys Halliburton whereupon he took BILLIONS, He knew Saddam had nothing to do with 9.11 & even said the oil from Iraq will pay for the cost of war.It did not nor did it pay for our military being killed or our killing innocent Iraqis. Saddam was sunni and things were just fine, ISIL is Sunni and make Saddam look like a voy scout. Cheney has been recycled since the Nixon days, worked for every GOP Prez since. He is poison,, He had 5 deterrents so he would never have to wear a uniform. I would like to see his new heart he stole from someone that was probably waiting for one or God knows who FAIL and he should drop dead!

    • idamag

      Cheney is a convicted war criminal. He has been convicted in absentia in 3 countries and there is a warrant for his arrest in several others.

      • JDVERNELL

        Which countries. I actually met him and attended a dinner where I thought I would throw up but I couldn’t embarrass the host, HE was still VP then , we were just going into Iraq which I vehemently opposed, it is a long story. I hope to write about it before they assassinate me. No kidding it was a fuel issue that could have saved billions and he wanted HIS “tribute”.,,he didn’t get it and squashed the device!

        • idamag

          Bush had to cancel a trip to Switzerland February 2011 as he had been tried in absentia and found guilty of war crimes and would be arrested. Special War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia convicted Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld of war crimes in absentia. There are charges and warrants for their arrest in Norway and France. They are convicted war criminals.

  • ps0rjl

    Whenever I see this man(????) words escape me to describe the evil in him and how much I hate him. Was it five, six, or seven deferments this man got to avoid service in Vietnam while other kids like me were going? Of course along came Iraq and he couldn’t wait to send other parents’ kids to fight. Meanwhile he was arranging 6 billion dollars in no bid contracts for his buddies at Halliburton and of course himself too. Personally I think we should put him, Rumsfeld, Fieth, Kristol, and whoever else of the neocons we can fit into a bus at the American embassy in Iraq with no security or weapons, and tell them a plane is awaiting them at the Baghdad airport. Then we tell the Iraqis when the bus is leaving the embassy and wish them good luck. What a fitting end!!!

    • edwardw69

      Sounds like a waste of a good bus.

      • plc97477

        I think a bus would be a small payment to get rid of their asses.

  • 1guy2

    I’m sure this clown is a distant offspring of satan.

    • WhutHeSaid

      I’m betting on a direct descendant, although I’m certain that the relationship will be much closer once Cheney’s ill-gotten ticker finally rebels. I’m just surprised that any doctor would waste time on such an obvious asshole.

  • plc97477

    This from the guy who mysteriously disappeared after 9111 and wasn’t heard from for quit awhile. I wish he would do that again.

  • midway54

    This unspeakable lout is utterly shameless as having been a significant actor in bringing about the chaos in the world today centered especially in the Middle East region and now comes to offer to us all his “expertise” in military and foreign policies

    As the First Among Chickenhawks, joined by his fellow chickenhawk buddy, Billy Kristol (ABC’s Sunday stooge) and by the huge number of right wing, neo-fascist warmongers advocating their current notions of foreign policy, must be salivating over the reality that the goal of perpetual war for perpetual profits continues ad infinitum.

  • ExRadioGuy15

    Evil Dick Cheney is still a Fascist psychopath….the article’s title isn’t very close to the truth…”petty hypocrite” is a huge understatement…

  • RobertCHastings

    The rapidly developing crisis in the Middle East is neither rapid NOR developing. ISIS is merely another incarnation of Islamic jihadi terrorists who want the West out of their region, a situation that has been boiling since the 1890s. Wilson’s failure to follow through on his Fourteen Points during the meetings that resulted in the Treaty of Versailles and the mish-mash that became the Middle East, as well as the failure of the American Congress to approve US membership in the League of Nations, are largely responsible for today’s situation in the Middle East. Until the failures of Versailles are rectified, there will NEVER be peace in that region.

  • stsintl

    Why doesn’t the media just ignore him? Why post anything related to him or his family? He was the VP [Virtual President] for GWB. At the 2004 Inauguration Ball given by the military, GWB admitted openly that whether he made small decision or big, simple decision or difficult, he made sure Dick Cheney was by his side. So, everything that has gone wrong, domestic or foreign, this “SOB” [Supporter Of Bush] has been fully responsible for them.

  • Wedge Shot

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
    Some say Cheney had a heart transplant but you have to have one, to start out, in order to get a transplant. I say he had a heart implanted where there previously wasn’t one and then turned it black like like his soul.

  • notafoxfan

    hypocrisy and anything poitical run hand in hand..cheney is a shining example of that..there is something about him that comes across as “evil”, or even to a lesser extent,like the old tme “snake oil” salesmen..i wish the news media would just ignore him…

  • highpckts

    There is nothing “petty” about Cheney! He is downright bitter and mean! Why anyone with an ounce of common sense even listens to his garbage is beyond me!

  • jarhead79

    This war waging draft dodger, along with fellow draft dodger – the swaggering “W”, should be tried for war crimes. A USMC Korean vet.

    • ps0rjl

      Amen to that brother. Every self-respecting vet should despise Dick Cheney. Any man(???) who uses 5 deferments to avoid serving during Vietnam stands as a true coward. I can’t believe that once as Vice-President he gave a keynote speech to either the VFW national meeting or the American Legion national meeting(I can’t remember which.). If I was a member at that event, once he starting speaking I would have stood up and shouted that I would never listen to a draft dodger and then would have walked out. Secret Service be damned!

      • Teresa Poland

        Thank you for your service in Korea jarhead79 and also thank you ps0rjl for your service in Vietnam. I grew up in the Vietnam era, graduated from high school in 1973. I enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1977. There was no war, but I was one of the first women to enlist in the state of Ohio. I was in the Medics and spent my basic at Ft. Jackson in SC and then on to Ft. Sam Houston. You deserved more respect than you received.

  • exdemo55

    Cheney is right on!

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the crisis in Iraq and said that the president probably isn’t reading his intelligence briefings.

    In an interview set to air on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Cheney agreed with Charles Krauthammer’s claim that the president is “strategically clueless,” adding that President Obama doesn’t think that US power is beneficial, but rather “part of the problem.” And maintaining that President Obama does not “have the same fundamental set of beliefs that most of our presidents have held over the years.”

    Cheney added that President Obama’s past statements that ISIS was “JV” showed that the president is “probably not reading his intelligence, or we’ve got a bigger problem in terms of the quality of the intelligence he is receiving.” He also stated, “to suggest that these guys [ISIS] are just involved in local conflicts, I can’t believe he’s listening to the briefings that I would expect he’s received from the intelligence community, and come out with a statement like that. It shows the depths of his, I guess, his lack of knowledge.”

    • Teresa Poland

      He wants to attack Obama because the repubs need our Commander in Chief to center on something else so the repubs can keep attacking. Cheney should not discuss war because his daddy got him so many deferments he doesn’t know a thing about war. He isn’t as smart as Obama. He is just a liar about everything and wants the heat off of himself for awhile. When he finally drops over dead, I will have a toast ready to send him down the slide to hell.

      • exdemo55

        He has been forgiven for all his sins by his belief in Jesus Christ as his savior. He will be going to heaven.

  • David

    Cheney has to pick which Fox ( reporters ?) he can allow to speak to him now.

    • Teresa Poland

      It shouldn’t matter which reporter he talks to, faux reporters all lie and so does he.

      • David

        Fox News: Information Unavailable Anywhere Else

  • John Zimmer

    DICK CHENEY is not only a hypocrite, he and his old boss George Bush should be indicted for treason for lying to the American about their so-called Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq and causing the needless death of thousands of American soldiers and the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They both should be tried for crimes against humanity !!!!
    They also ruined the US economy in the process and allowed the banks to steal billions from the public. destroyed the housing industry and their actions have led to the destruction of the Middle Class. They did NOT do their jobs and repeatedly pandered to Big Business….the Oil Industry, Defense Contractors and the 1 %.

    • 1standlastword

      Recall Bush saying “they hate us because of our freedom” All the ills in the mid-east are the unintended consequences of western intervention. These date back to the end of WWI proper and well beyond and involve the horrors perpetually visited upon Palestinians and Israel. Mr. Bush, they hate us because of our “might makes right foreign policies” that were used to purchase our Bush/ Cheney freedom to theft their natural resources.

      Bush and Cheney are never going to jail because our policies haven’t change and our government won’t hold our high-level war criminals accountable: American justice can’t tolerate the requisite level of accountability in any arena (ex. too big to fail no accountability that money can’t buy).

      All this explains why the world looks to America to apply might makes right foreign policy whenever there is a hotspot that confounds global commerce. Our arrogant nature has made it our fate is that we are condemned to keep fighting terror because history will not release us from our past sins. It’s a repetition compulsion

  • Jakie Lewis

    Cheney is a has been…..he wishes somebody gave a damn about anything he has to say, but alas nobody cares what this criminal has to say.

  • Bill Lalljie

    I think the nation, and the world, is fortunate that Cheney’s former boss took as much vacation time as he did! Isn’t the current state of the middle east a direct result of the war that was launched to find the WMD? We could only wish that he had taken even more vacation time!

    • Teresa Poland

      Problem is there was no WMD’s. It was for the oil, gold, Texas gold.

  • Annie

    I don’t know why anyone pays any attention to Cheney anymore. I’m tired of his stupid comments. He NEVER did better when he was in office. Fact is he took us back to the stoneage with his cuba holdings. And you should already know what I’m talking about.

  • sorgfelt

    Did you notice that Foley’s murderer had white skin and a good British accent? Have you noted how many Americans and British are working for ISIS and how many good weapons they have? Hint: It is all a setup to continue the wars by those like Cheney who make tons of money off of them.

    • Teresa Poland

      There are Americans involved with ISIL and they come back and forth from Iraq and the US. No one would ever expect them, because they look like a normal Americans going on vacation. They are traitors. The war criminals set up the towers going down, because they loved oil more than someone’s life.I do believe that the NRA is also involved. If someone is innocent and have nothing to hide, why is it that the NRA will not allow background checks? That makes it evident that they are hiding something.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    I nowadays find plenty to criticize Pres. Obama about and I twice voted for him but Richard Cheney is about the last person in America whose criticism of anybody I would give credence to. I’ve read enough of his manipulative deceitfulness in the run-up to the Iraq war to mark him as one of the worst vice presidents in history. (No he can’t be the worst–secessionist, racist, nullificationist, slavery-defender John C. Calhoun has that title in perpetuity.)

  • David Lewis

    talk about a cancer,heck this guy is ebola.

  • http://enria.org/ Voicedude

    What a poor memory the GOP has! They can’t remember who broke the world or who got us into these non-winnable wars. And now THE MAN CALLED DICK has the gaul to imply that there was something wrong with President Obama being on vacation. Like that, in and of itself, is bad! Like W. didn’t just get back from a RECORD SETTING number of vacation days for a Prez’ first nine months when 9/11 happened (all the while ignoring implicit reports from Clarke). Cheney even recently called Obama the ‘worst President in the modern era’, when EVERYONE KNOWS that Cheney himself was the worse President in the modern era! Somebody needs to take a dump on an American flag in front of Cheney and see how his artificial ticker holds out….

  • 1standlastword

    Oh my gawd…Dear Henry, when you write for a living you’re compelled to dignify stupid more often than perhaps you want to. In this case if mother nature had her way Dick Cheney would be DEAD you and others would not longer have to dignify his nonsense neocon BS stinking up the world…we need a permanent break for this almost corpse…I’m praying for relief!

  • booker25

    Let us compare vacation days between GWB and President Obama while in office at this time, Bush=407 Obama=137, being President you are never off duty. Cheney untried war criminal STFU!

  • idamag

    Dick Cheney is evil incarnate. Neither he, nor his nasty daughter have ever served on a battlefield. His lying to get us in a war to benefit Halliburton, and subsidiairies, makes him responsible for the deaths or over 5000 of our troops and hundreds of thousands of Mideastern people. We are still paying off that deal that cost over 6 trillion dollars.

    • Teresa Poland

      I like the way you think.

  • Starde

    Demon Cheyney would have to go to Fox Five to spew his venom, that is the snake pit for vipers like him. He as the Pres/VP and ventriloquist for George Bush, put is in a Middle East war and made sure Halliburton got the contracts in the oil fields. That administration filled their purses at the expense of the American people. He has a nerve saying anything since he and Bush should be in prison trialed for treason.

  • dpaano

    This from a guy who has lied consistently while in office (and before he was in office). Not too many people were aware that Cheney had had 4-5 heart attacks BEFORE he ran for VP because he refused to give his medical records to the committee vetting him. That’s just ONE lie, and there were many others. Both Bush and Cheney demanded utmost secrecy about everything that they did…..even denying needed paperwork to investigating committees on various items. To hell with the FOIA laws….they didn’t care. They came up with many reasons why they couldn’t provide the paperwork requested…..kinda makes you wonder why they didn’t want the paperwork reviewed, doesn’t it?

  • Douglas Wills

    Since we’re having fun today criticizing Cheney (which is so easy to do because he was and is so evil and corrupt) lets not forget his promotion of torture, Gitmo, secret foreign prisons, “weapons of mass destruction,” and exempting the Texas Odessa oil Fields from the Super Fund Clean Up. Fascism at its best. Please remember try as he might to control the world because of his inherent inadequacies he too will die off soon

  • Teresa Poland

    The war criminal still walks around with a heart that was meant for a guy who was 32 yrs old, and the crusting old war criminal got that man’s heart. The 32 yr old is still on the list, as of right now. I still want to waterboard the old man and ask him if he still considers it not torture. Anyone that believes him, should also be waterboarded and base their own opinion. He and GW have problems leaving the US because other countries will arrest them, try them and then execute them. It would be more fun watching them hang from a rope than Saddam Hussein. GW, Cheney,and the rest of the posse would have a chance at life in prison in the US, death in any other country. Hanging would be better. Reading through all the posts on here are great. At least you still know who is responsible for the way our country is today. I don’t see that very often.

  • David

    No offense to anyone, but Dick Cheney had the good sense when he was Vice-President to dig a tunnel underneath the Vice-Presidential residence all the way down to his masters flaming caverns. I was in DC working at the time and remember how the stained glass windows at the National Cathedral were breaking from the underground blasting. Destroying antique church windows probably got him a nice pat on the back from his master. Hail Chlulu

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