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Cheney Calls Picking Palin ‘A Mistake;’ McCain Plays The Torture Card

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Cheney Calls Picking Palin ‘A Mistake;’ McCain Plays The Torture Card


Over the weekend, Dick Cheney did something few Republicans are willing to do: He called the choice of Sarah Palin as the GOP’s vice-presidential nominee in 2008 “a mistake.”

“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her,” the former Vice President told ABC News. “I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test … of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake.” (Incidentally, that isn’t quite how Cheney described Palin four years ago. Endorsing McCain for president, he said: “And I’m pleased that [McCain] has chosen a running mate with executive talent, toughness, and common sense, our next vice president, Sarah Palin.”)

The man who picked Palin, Senator John McCain — who recently said that the former governor of Alaska was a better candidate than Mitt Romney — responded to Cheney’s latest remarks with a riposte that sounded as if it had been on the tip of his tongue for years.

“I’m always glad to get comments four years later,” McCain told Fox News. “Look, I respect the vice president. He and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not. I don’t think we should have.”

“But,” McCain continued, “the fact is that I’m proud of Sarah Palin, I’m proud of the job she did, I’m proud of the job she continues to do, and so everybody has their own views and I respect those views, but I’m proud of what we did.”

Video of his remark is below, via GOP 12

Palin has yet to respond to Cheney’s comments, but Cheney’s daughter Liz quickly disagreed with her father via Twitter.

Some would call a Cheney/Palin feud a distraction. But it’s actually an important reminder of the tension at the heart of the Republican Party, as the establishment continues to struggle to coexist with the party’s right wing base.


  1. Carolyn Silas-Sams July 30, 2012

    Who really CARES. Both of them were and are mistakes, but the GOP and T-Party didn’t think anyone would notice or care because she is a female and he is….who really knows what he is…. WELL THEY ARE WRONG. We do care and Romney is ABSOLUTELY NOT ANY MORE OF A REAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OR FIT NOW, THAN SARA P WAS THEN. Hit the road MITT and join the ALSO-RAN(S) CLUB.

    1. LKLSPEEDY July 30, 2012


      1. Whittier5 July 31, 2012

        @LKL, are you OK there? Sounds like you’ve gotten into some bad crack.

      2. Man July 31, 2012

        I would like to smoke too, if you would just write the first letter of what you are smoking.

      3. Bigspender July 31, 2012

        Perhaps if you’d have stayed in school past the 2nd grade, you wouldn’t sound so stupid now Speedy.

      4. 324516 October 13, 2013


  2. emadis41 July 30, 2012

    McCain has the courage to admit his mistake, but Cheney has no such courage. Mr. Cheney still lie about WMD in Iraq and support attacking Iran now, also during his terms as VP the country suffered the worst depression in memory. He should keep his dirty mouth chut forever.

    1. rippper July 30, 2012

      Yeah, but at least for once he told the truth about Palin. How many times did that jackass tell the truth about anything when he wasVP.

      1. jarheadgene July 30, 2012

        The last time he may have told any truth was when he hung Scooter Libby out to dry. That may have been the only time in the AWFUL Cheney/Bush Admin.

        1. Walter Collett July 31, 2012

          Jar…gene, you got it right, but you forget that at the end of the day, Libby got no real punishment cause GW was there with a partial pardon. Cheney has no conscience, I agree, but the person ‘hung out to dry’ was Valerie Plame.

          1. Rodney August 3, 2012

            you are so right hey isit not agaist the law to tell the name of c.i.a. agent i mean isnt it like treason so how come libby cheney and c.rowe are,nt in jail

          2. Martin Allen Shellabarger August 10, 2012

            They aren’t in jail because in the US if you are filthy rich and powerful you get unlimited “Get Out of Jail Free” cards. . .

          3. JSquercia February 18, 2013

            I 100% agree and the shame of it was the court system provided cover for this despicable act of Chaney’s.

      2. emadis41 July 30, 2012

        Agree. but he siad it to retaliate against McCain for his recent remarks on M. Bachman.

        1. rockne1865 August 1, 2012

          Michelle Bachman the Repugs very own pet nutbag! Bachman & the other nutjobs calling for second amendment solutions are a large driver of these shootings around the country!

    2. seekafterhim July 30, 2012

      I agree with you wholeheartedly. Cheney is still barking up the wrong tree trying to start another war with Iran. I don’t understand why they are so gun hoe to start trouble. We have enough problems to straighten out in our own country.

      1. foxxtail2 July 30, 2012

        MONEY! Now that Cheney is no longer in office but still on Haliburton’s payroll, he keeps assuring that they get the contracts for most war materials. Well, guess what, no war, no contracts, no money. Why do you think McCain keeps trying to get us into a war…MONEY. The greedy bastard wants to further his investments in Halliburton and others that profit from war. No secret there. ‘Course they’re not the only ones profiting from these continuous wars. Our children die in these wars so these corrupt crooks in Congress can get richer. Do they care? Hell no, it ain’t their kids dying.

        1. sircedrics16 July 31, 2012

          Mitt have five sons,and he nor any of his sons have been to war.

          1. Jim Murphy July 31, 2012

            Conveniently they hide behind the devotion and safety of Wealth and religious sanctimoniousness —

            If this warmonger prevails, we will receive more visits from Elders wearing white shirts, dark trousers and 60’s shades, while our sons and daughters die for the very corporations that this cabal has vested interest !

            Bring back the Draft — Forget about It !

          2. Canistercook December 3, 2012

            What an evil attack!

          3. Sadly, those who were wealthy and well-connected had their Daddies get them deferments, just like Dick Cheney got 5 of them. Or, like George Bush, Daddy pulled strings and got him put at the top of the list for service that would keep him our of harm’s way in Viet Nam. To top it off, his Daddy got him out 18 months EARLY after he didn’t show up for drug testing, went AWOL and also DESERTED (AWOL for over 30 days). If that were anyone else, they would have been in the brig.

          4. Canistercook December 3, 2012

            We have a volunteer army. Did you volunteer? Mitt has no right to ‘force’ anyone to volunteer and nor do you, If we have a draft – then!

          5. JSquercia February 18, 2013

            Same CRAP all these phony bastards hide behind . I think if you’re going to be for endless wars you should be FORCED to have some SKIN in the game .
            Incidentally Dead eye Dick got 5 Deferments during the Vietnam War and Mitt “served” by performing his religious service in Paris ( oh the horror of it )

          6. Canistercook February 18, 2013

            Did Mitt or anyone say they were for ‘endless wars’. I don’t think so. But when and if China invades because they have so many people to feed and need our wheat fields do we just sit back and pray. Unfortunately life has never been a bed of roses and over the centuries someone has come along to try to take ‘yours’ away, especially land. Napoleon did, the Romans did and Hitler did. Now Argentina wants to take the Falklands away from the Falklanders and they would if someone was not there with a bigger club to stop them. That’s life! If you have oil, gold or wheat fields you better be prepared for an invader!

      2. DurdyDawg July 31, 2012

        Three simple letters will answer that question SAH…

        ” $$$ ”

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      3. some dude July 31, 2012

        Agreed. We, as a nation, are not strong enough to start another war. Maybe we have the manpower and the technology to win, but we don’t have the means to come out of it on top. Our nation is on the decline, owed mostly to the lack of commitment to education, infrastructure and each other. Maybe if this “Great Recession” recedes into a second “Great Depression”, we will have to chance to seek unity once again, but I doubt it will happen as long as we have such divisive politics engendered by even a single political party. We need to focus on fact, not emotion when it comes to solving this nations problems, fact not speculation or supposition.

        1. Jim Murphy July 31, 2012

          –not strong enough to start another war — I would wager that IBM Raetheon, Hewlett Packard, Northrup, Boeing, Halliburton/KBR etc. think otherwise !

          1. RSDrake September 30, 2013

            Jim, I agree. We are strong enough to start one, but not to finish one. We cannot afford the loss of blood and treasure (unless we raise taxes). Bob – Retired DOD

      4. Sand_Cat November 21, 2012

        They want another war because they’re PRO-LIFE! What’s the matter with you, anyway?

      5. JSquercia February 18, 2013

        Dick perhaps you should be mindful that sister Sarah is a FAR , FAR better shot than YOU are

      6. Because he and Halliburton make TONS of money off these wars.

    3. WhyBoson July 30, 2012

      Crazy dick cheney! Perhaps Romney, Palin, Nugent, Boehner, and McConnell can go hunting with Cheney, all using ak-47.

      1. emadis41 July 30, 2012

        hank you for your support.

    4. He made BOAT LOADS of money thanks to his never-ending wars. 9/11 was his ticket to fame and riches beyond his wildest dreams. America = land of OPPORTUNISTS and rich and well-connected backed by the Republican SCOTUS.

  3. curt.campbell July 30, 2012

    Politics are the scourge of this country…The system is broken…

  4. batavier July 30, 2012

    Yesterday, ah yesterday….what a day for the elderly!

    First, Supreme Court Justice Scalia squawks that he “aint ‘fraid of President Obama….What brought on that outburst is anybody’s guess!
    Then, Former VP Cheney let loose with a few blasts of his own (so far, no reported fatalities or injuries) against former Presidential Candidate Sen. McCain…..
    and now, not to be outdone, the latter answers the former VP in kind!

    Let’s see, how does that go, again? Old age begets senility, which begets dementia, which begets a return to the Diaper-stage…….Life’s a cycle.

  5. Elsa July 30, 2012

    Keep fighting amongst yourselves, I encourage it and so does your opponent. Republicans eating their own. What ever happen to the Grand Old Party?

    1. LVSUNSHINE July 30, 2012

      They started drinking TEA!!!!!!!

    2. Bill Cashion July 30, 2012

      Fighting amongst thierselfs! Best thing that can or could the Grand Old Party.

  6. ivory69690 July 30, 2012

    betweent the air head Sarah Palin and the anti-christ romney . there a pair that swing in a bulls sack as for john Sarah Palin should be thanking you and giveing you some one thew millions $ she made after you picked that D-bag but im sure you never got a thank you or a buck from the greedy-D-BAG . she should write another book like one me and my space brain already landed on every plant so far in our solor system . this the lady that sets thing up so her underage daughter can have a baby and her have a grand child but the underaged girl dint get marryed . sarah just set her up for the sex part . what a nice mother she was to her daughter teaching het to be a call girl . then again Sarah Palin is still mad at the black man and she shows it to obama . because a black man had her and then dumped her sorry butt . ask tod if she still yells out the black mans name at night ?

  7. Nancy July 30, 2012

    It’s Official. John McCain IS Senile! Cheney, at last, utters a true statement referring to Palin’s unsuitability as a Vice-Presidential Candidate. He is RIGHT!

  8. dale8180 July 30, 2012

    As a FORMER Republican I often wonder when did the party lose its courage or its conviction. Have ANY of them actually READ the constitution of their country instead of listening to someone else’s “interpretation? Can anyone actually face an interviewer and actually ANSWER the question the interviewer has asked? Does reinventing history really fool people? Please America, elect someone to the presidency who is at least smarter than you are!

  9. I keep hoping that the Moderates and Conservatives in the Republican Party will duke it out. The Conservatives have been hyjacked by the Neofascist Libertarians. If the Moderate Republicans break away and form a third Party, we might again have realistic choices to run our country again. Perhaps disinfranchised Republicans who are now independents might return to a party, which is socially progressive and fiscally responsible. I can only hope.

  10. robertbd July 30, 2012

    The whole party has become a huge distraction to the solution of problems we face as a nation. When they ever grow up?????

  11. JLangdale July 30, 2012

    Cheney should take a page out of George W.’s book and keep out of politics. They both had 8 years in the lime light and ruined our country, our standing in the world, our economy and brought us into 2 wars, which are still going on, costing our country billions every day and the lives of many of our service men and women. They should be brought up on charges because of the lies which led us into these wars and also because of their torture tactics.
    Cheney should be the last one to come out and tell anyone about their mistakes, because he has made more than his fair share.

  12. JA3069 July 30, 2012

    Sarah Palin is the dumbest penicl in the box.

  13. Linda Smith Santaguido July 30, 2012

    Why is it that Cheney and other GOP politicans refer to her looks ? Looks don’t make someone intelligent! Brains make someone intelligent, of which Palin has none ! You better know the answer to questions if you want to be Vice President of the United States. Not even being able to give an answer to what newpapers or magazines she read was not a set up, it was dumb. My 6 year old grandson said ” The New York Times”, out of the mouth of babes. She was and continues to be a sore to our country.

    1. jarheadgene July 31, 2012

      They refer to looks first when it comes to women, because like Santorum they are masoginistic a$$holes. Santorum is the more typical GOP than Romney. As to CHENEY……I hope they read stuff like this sometimes…..MR. CHENEY I know why you are crawling out from the wood pile you snake. You know, as you just got a new heart, that your time draws near. And you are lashing out in all directions trying to JUSTIFY yourself. There is no justification, you are responsible for many deaths, wrongful deaths in a war built on a lie. REPENT for the kingdom of Heaven is near.

  14. stefanien July 30, 2012

    I think McCain should have lost his citizenship after loosing that self centered witch on our Nation-what a debacle!!!

  15. Joseph Ogunrinu July 30, 2012

    This DICK should go seat down. For all what this man CAUSED millions of AMERICAN COLLUDING to MISLEAD America and the the world to kill millions of Iraqis and thousands of American, this man deserved a firing squad if found GUILTY of WAR CRIMES for which he was a participant. I am surprised this man is still talking. If the GOP is not A PARTY of NO, Obama would done GREAT a great job. This is what the GOP is afraid of. Romney went to Israel and opened his mouth like he always did. The GOP will never KNOW peace. Asking or telling Israel that Jerusalem should be the Capital of Israel is inciting BIG PROBLEM. I think he went too far. He wants to start another WAR between Israel and Palestine.

  16. JA3069 July 30, 2012

    Sarah Palin is about as dumb as they come, and Cheney is nothing but a big baboon!!l

  17. Joe Cohen July 30, 2012


  18. Elaine Schwarzhoff July 30, 2012

    I like Sarah Palin…I read her books and liked what she did as Govenor of Alaska. She knows her way around politics and I was hoping she’d run for PRESIDENT in 2012. It certainly would be better than we are today with Obama, he was only a community organizer and I voted him. Dumb mistake!!! I have voted democratic since I was 20 and am 69 now. For the first ever I’m proud to say, I finally got wise and I will vote republican in 2012. If you’re one of the younger voters today, use your head, learn from my mistake and vote Mitt Romney in 2012. I want someone who will look out for America first and protect the future for my 4 grandchildren.

    1. Landsende July 30, 2012

      Elaine, if you think Sara Palin would make a better president than President Obama I’m afraid your in the early stages of senility. She was governor of Alaska and quit before her term was up. Since then she and her family will do anything to stay in the public eye and make money. John McCain probably could have won the election in 2008 if he had picked someone with a modicum of intelligence. I had always admired McCain because he was willing to work with both sides of the aisle and for the good of the country but when he chose Palin and people saw how dumb and ill prepared she was his chances of winning went down the drain. If you really think Romney and the teapublicans really have your interests at heart you are in for a rude awakening. You say you want a future for your grandchildren but the teapublicans have cut education funding and made it harder to go to college without being in debt for the rest of their lives. Since your 69 I assume you receive Social Security and Medicare which the teapublicans have said they will either cut or do away with. If this is really what you want then vote for Romney but then don’t complain when the economy worsens as it did under the last republican president and your grandchildrens future worsens.

    2. Bill Pranty July 30, 2012

      Obama was a community organizer for three years in his 20s. After that, he went to Harvard, got a law degree, became a university professor, spent six years in the Illinois legislature, then two years as US senator before running. Palin was a failed beauty-pageant contestant, then mayor of a small town nobody heard of, then half-governor of the least populated state in the Union. She had never traveled abroad until she was 40. If you honestly think that Palin had more political experience than Obama, you’re truly deranged.

      1. LKLSPEEDY July 30, 2012


        1. jarheadgene July 31, 2012

          Lock and key? Or is it just not agreeing with your FAUX news slant? Since he has been President, things haven’t been hidden and the obvious is that our lovely GOP can’t hide it’s obstruction. I voted for McCAIN, I could have cared less about Palin. McCain was good in my book, he could work both sides of the aisle, he was a war hero, not a draft dodger, and an all around honorable man. So honorable he got washed aside in 2000 by Karl Rove and the lies he used to get Little Bush in. I will Vote for OBAMA…because he has been trying and we are out of Iraq and OBL or UBL (whichever) is dead….shot in the head. Like in “The Man That Shot Liberty Valance” , John Wayne(Seal Team 6) did the deed. But the tall skinny guy, Jimmy Stewart(Obama) gave the order.

          1. Bigspender July 31, 2012

            Well said Jarhead. But Jimmy Stewart didn’t give the order. John Wayne fired simultaneously with Stewart so he (Stewart)wouldn’t know that Lee Marvin was shot from the shadows.

          2. jarheadgene July 31, 2012

            You know what I meant though…Wayne’s character kept threatening “Someday I may have to kill you Valance” but never actually took the action…..Like Bush. He even stopped looking for our Valance(UBL). When Stewart finally took the shot it was for the right reason with the right intentions, but he initiated the Action…Like Obama. He returned the fight to where it belonged – kill UBL. It is a shame how many good men and women died in Iraq to make Dick Cheney rich as MIDAS…. MR. Cheney…remember LUKE 12:16-21.

    3. Man July 31, 2012

      I heard madness begins at 69.

    4. jarheadgene August 10, 2012

      Madam you vote for Romney and you can rest a$$ured he will have your grandchildren fighting in some far off desert area in Iran….while his over privledged boys will sit it out in a mansion with a car elevator.

  19. keith July 30, 2012

    Cheney needs to apology in person to the thousands of families who lost children fighting the illegal war Cheney and Bush started in Iraqi. This war was based on lies made up by the Bush administration. Both Cheney and Bush should be tried at the international world court for war crimes against Americans and Iraqi’s. Both got money from the oil companies and Halliburton, the company once headed by former Republican Vice President Cheney. Write the US Attorney General and demand to have these two brought up on war crimes

    1. Grove July 31, 2012

      Watchout how you talk about AMERICAS CRIME FAMILY GONE INTERNATIONAL.



      1. jarheadgene July 31, 2012

        OOOORAHH…Cheney…..REPENT you Corksoaker.

  20. Butch July 30, 2012

    torture? torture, why I never!

  21. Rex H July 30, 2012

    Cheney needs to go up in his attic and take a good look at his cloth draped portrait he hasn’t seen in 50 years. The warts, the boils, the festering sores…Oh the horror of it all!

  22. Mimi July 30, 2012

    “Proud of what we did”?????? What you did was put an idiot on parade. The woman is pathetic.

  23. taalibdin shabazz July 30, 2012

    it is hypocritical for Senator Mc cain to continuesly to support a candidate with no ability,when it come to being a President, and Dick Cheney would fit right in with Hitlers SS

  24. Hugh W Buckingham July 30, 2012

    It is so enjoyable to see the splintered Repubby Party further split. It is ludicrous to think that that group of men has any chance whatsoever to beat Obama in November. The chickens come home to roost and they will at the Repubby Convention. Get your hot dogs and soft drinks here.

    1. Grove July 31, 2012




      1. Stella53 December 3, 2012

        President Obama represents me! Rant at the GOP!

  25. Maynard July 30, 2012

    Sen. McCain deserves a lot of credit for his unwavering condemnation of torture. He was a prisoner of war and knows more about torture than most every other American, including Cheney. Waterboarding the same person hundreds of times is inhumane.
    The use of torture is valuable for only one thing, to get an innocent person to confess to something when you need a scapegoat. With sufficient duress anyone will confess to anything. So when you want to cover yourself, as in the case of 9/11 and the anthrax letters, of course you use torture.
    However, torture has raised the spectre that our nation, which has stood for human rights and freedom, has now joined the ranks of despots, the very types we fought and sacrificed to get rid of.
    Even if you believe that radical Muslims committed the acts of 9/11 alone, that does not imply we should sink to a barbaric level. The end does not justify the means.
    Furthermore, the smoking guns in the false flags mentioned above are quite obvious. The WTC towers could not have defied physics and exploded outwards from a pancake collapse. Huge steel beams penetrated nearby skyscrapers. The cement and contents were fractured and pulverized. Human bone fragments were discovered in 2008 on top of the Deutsche Bank Building.
    In the case of the anthrax letters, White House insiders secretly started taking anti-anthrax antibiotics three weeks BEFORE any known threat. The first victim, Robert Stevens, had published a photo of Jenna Bush drunk and seated on another girl’s lap. The scapegoat, Bruce Ivins, had passed a lie detector test, yet he supposedly committed suicide before he was even accused and was cremated without autopsy. Furthermore, his lab did not contain the equipment to prepare the highly weaponized anthrax found in the envelopes, according to expert scientists. Rudy Giuliani purchased the site of the first victim’s infection in Boca Raton, FL. Why?

  26. AYmmous July 30, 2012

    Here’s a mistake for you..all the thousands of pounds of red meat that Dick Cheney stuffed down his big fat gullet for 70+ years that rendered his real human heart DEAD and forced him to have to become a bionic Robo-6-million-dollar MOUTH that won’t ever go away!!! Jesus Christ give it a rest CHENEY!!! I’m Sarah Palin and I approve this message!!!

  27. foxxtail2 July 30, 2012

    He’s proud to have picked a nincompoop for running mate? Anybody that believes that believes in the tooth fairy, too. What liars McCain and Cheney are but then we all knew that and McCain is so close to being senile that you have to take whatever he says with a grain of salt. Just think if he had been elected president. Right about now the senility would be manifesting itself…shades of Reagan.

  28. LKLSPEEDY July 30, 2012

    i see you must be a union member, awelfare recipant,food stamps. siting there drinking your beer and smoking.and got your head so far up husanes a===== YOU THINK IT IS POLUTION

  29. Randy Johnson July 30, 2012

    How can one be proud of a person who has proven to be a nut case?

  30. dislikeofpalin July 31, 2012

    Palin was a female part that was thought to be an offset to Hilary that did not happen. She was is and will always be the most rediculious politial personality thought to be capeable in the new melinium. She is stupid then and now, McCain;.

  31. JOE July 31, 2012

    McCain and Cheney both lie, can you name one republican that does not lie? we thank McCain for getting Palin to run with him, she helped the democrats win

  32. Ayaya Worenwu July 31, 2012

    Cheney is right that picking Palin was a mistake. Nominating Romney is a bigger mistake. Romney who hides his tax records is crookish and deceptive to Americans. Romney cannot be trusted.

    1. Ropey Too July 31, 2012

      This isn’t about Romney. He was added in as a media jab and you also fell into the conflation.

  33. Pich July 31, 2012

    this is developing channel to be responsible for what need to improve

  34. banshee4___thedayz July 31, 2012

    Listen up, among her other talents this Maxine headroom, shoots or has shot wolves from Helicopters, Hell of a sportswoman. let her go down quietly in history,if she will let us ..

  35. alumahead July 31, 2012

    Cheney’s one of those fellows the world could have done without.

    1. jarheadgene August 10, 2012

      CHENEY….is good argument for PRO – CHOICE.

  36. Send that heartless prick to guantanamo

  37. Amy July 31, 2012

    I’m thinking that John McCain more than earned the right to “play the torture card” any time he wants……shame on you.

  38. Mark Jackson July 31, 2012

    Wow, talk about going out on a limb by stating the obvious.

  39. Bigspender July 31, 2012

    Dick Cheney has effectively tortured all Americans for years. Yes John McCain made a big mistake in 2008 but Cheney is different — he’s just egg-sucking, chicken stealing gutter trash.

  40. Johnny Thomas July 31, 2012

    John Mccain will probley never have my respect again he make’s me feel like I saw a traitor at work the way he did John Kerry now we as real Americans conten with the results thar John Kerry warned about only more because they added more women to the list that are now crippled other unmentionable and not one of them show any remorse about it eight years of torcher for America to fight a repucan war for Bush’s family not the USA he quit after getting the one that threatened his family not the one that killed thousands of innocent Americans on 911 .Real proud people they are more money and power at work not an Amercan affair is it . So anything he say’s is moot
    Johnny T.

  41. Fern Woodfork July 31, 2012

    Cheney Needs To STFU And Pray That Heart Don’t Give Out On Him!!!

  42. Fern Woodfork July 31, 2012

    That Tells You Something Is Wrong With Romney!!! If McCain Picked A Nut Rather Than A Thug!! There’s Pain In Bain And There’s Pain In Those Tax Returns!!!

    1. nannytoo September 20, 2012

      Fern you just took the words out of my mouth McCain must have seen mittens tax returns

  43. Leroy Crume July 31, 2012

    Now, I think Cheney is way out of bounds with his flip, flop, fours years later. He should have kept his BIG mjouth shut, as I know that’s mighty hard for a know it all to do. He’s the one , amoung others, lead George W. Bush down the wrong path, and he’s been trying hard to justify his mistake ever since, including picking himself for vice president. He was suppose to choose for G.W. Bush a running mate, and chose himself. Now you mean to tell me, he couldn’t find a better choice? I think that would have been easy. DOES COLIN POWELL ring a bell ???

    1. Stella53 December 3, 2012

      His idiot daughter Liz Chene needs to shut her big trap too! Like father, like daughter.

  44. Dianrib July 31, 2012

    Mr McCain why is the world do you say you respect Cheney ? He does NOT deserve that

  45. James July 31, 2012

    I think this disagreeing between two powerful republicans is damaging to the party I would say we were all disappointed in McCains choice but we live with that mistake we don’t bring ot up 4 years later as too make a point lets get together folks and stop giving our friends the Democrates more fuel to burn us with, come on everbody can’t we just get along.

    1. Stella53 December 3, 2012

      Are you kidding? The GOP is the gift that keeps on giving these days! Don’t stop!

  46. orangeman65 July 31, 2012

    Cheney needs to go and take his medicine! He’s dillusional, just as he was being former Vice-President with that idiotic moron, George W. Bush! First he was endorsing McCain/Palin, now he’s badmouthing her! What a hypocrite!

  47. dalnb July 31, 2012

    What – what is this? Some time ago in an interview Senator McCain said he did not pick Palin to be his running mate but rather she was selected by the GOP leadership. He added he was happy to have her but the selection was not made by him. Is he now saying he did make the selection? Is Cheney saying he had nothing to do with the selection? It was strongly suspected she was picked to provide a continuing Big Oil representation in the White House and if so Cheney would have been right in the middle of it.

  48. dalnb July 31, 2012

    I backed McCain when he ran against Bush and again when he was running in 2007/2008. I had to change my vote when he announced Palin as his running mate. It stands to reason Cheney would move away from Palin as she is the one who cost the Republicans a win in 2008.

    I also believe if McCain had beat Bush in the presidential race America would be a far better place today. I do not agree with all his decisions and wonder about some of his comments but he is not afraid to put America above party!

  49. Jamard July 31, 2012

    Sarah Palin was and is to be vicepresident/president of the U.S.A.(United States of Assholes)Who can forget calssic moments like she could’nt remember any newsaper she reads, saying that dinosaurs existed 4000 years ago, thought that the CONTINENT of Africa is a country, not knowing ANY platform her party stood on and talked about values when brisitol has a child out of WEDLOCK. Why did she quit the governorshi of Alaska??? An ethics probe of her influence in getting a trooper fired because of allegations of him involving domestic violence against a relative ofers. Sarah Palin’ ass was gonna get handed to her for that!!!

    Here is the question everyone should ask. Why is Sarah Palin not in jail for putting bullseyes on democrats photos on her website that influenced Gabby Giffords getting shot and several others getting killed while at the same time makes a post on twitter and gets arrested??? Where is the investigative press at on this???

  50. LadyDeb July 31, 2012

    Why doesn’t Cheney just go away. Who cares what he said. The Man is a disgrace, what is worse is he was our VP. who ran us into the ground. Get lost Cheney.

    1. jarheadgene July 31, 2012

      Love it….GET LOST CHENEY….I need to make a bumper sticker out of that!

  51. faye July 31, 2012

    LOL and picking Mitt Romney as president 2012 is “a mistake to .”McCain what a dumb ass lol he said but I’m proud of what we did.” lol they lost what a retard republican ,,lol

  52. Steve July 31, 2012

    Every time CHENEY opens his PIE HOLE he inserts both feet. He lived for years without a PULSE, and the lack of blood flow obviously damaged his brain. After dodging the draft 5 times while attending college he now wants to DICTATE MILITARY POLICY AGAINST IRAN. The only WMD we’ll ever find are in CHENEY’S LIFELESS BRAIN.

  53. Jim Murphy July 31, 2012

    Evil is what Evil says !

  54. ExPAVIC August 1, 2012


    OK loose lips, tell us what happened to the $8 billion Halliburton was paid for Iraq Reconstruction Projects which were never started and the money has not been returned.

    Vanity Fair Magazine has been asking about this money since 2010 and still no answer from Halliburton or trickie Dickie Cheney.

    I hope if they use some of this money for Mitt Romney TV ads they get caught. I wonder if Dickie knows that care for cardiac patients is not that great in prison, so I’m told.

  55. Kwame Oppong August 1, 2012


  56. Mike August 6, 2012

    maybe a “community organizer” is better experienced to become president than a Governor? How does a person who’s primary job is to go out in a bus on election day and gather up every drunk and drug addict they can find and take them to the polls promising a hot meal as long as they vote for everyone with a “D” after their name.

    1. Stella53 December 3, 2012

      Drunks and drug addicts have a right to vote. Thank you drunks and druggies!

  57. Tony August 21, 2012

    Cheney has no heart. A man with a pacemaker can never be expected to be a peacemaker. He should do the world a great honour by just keeping his mouth short and listen to his own daughter.

  58. Steve danna September 8, 2012

    How ’bout a freaking real heart attack next time, Just a good old plain grave digger kind.

  59. shonti September 11, 2012

    I am no longer a person who will vote for anyone in the Republican Party because of Palin and the Tea party. Suppressing the votes of our Americans is the final straw. We will not go back to the 50s and 60s. I hadn’t realized that I still had the same fighting abilities that I had then. I found out that my fighting abilities have actually improved. Become finer and more effective. The day that Romney put his foot into the Presidential ring was the day that I realized that there are just too many things wrong with the GOP. What ever happened to separation of Church and State.

  60. Chrysippus September 17, 2012

    What a joke! Sarah Palin is a lot more savvy than the guy who dares not take a vacation to Spain for fear of being arrested for War Crimes. If GWB had picked Sarah instead of Cheney, we wouldn’t have been engaged in two wars that have come close to bankrupting our country.

  61. batavier September 18, 2012

    “But,” McCain continued, “the fact is that I’m proud of Sarah Palin, I’m proud of the job she did, I’m proud of the job she continues to do, ….”

    Never elect a President of these United States ……with LOW expectations, for just as night follows day, LOW standards and LOW expectations go together!

  62. Maynard September 19, 2012

    Cheney was one heartbeat away from the Presidency. Why do you think G W had 24 hour a day jet fighter defense over his ranch in August 2001? Who do you think made the threats to Air Force One as it was leaving Florida on 9/11? HINT: the threat came from a source that knew the secret codes. Who did nothing after receiving updates that Fl 77 was approaching Washington? No evacuations or defenses of the Pentagon were ordered until after having killed the accountants searching for the missing $2.3 TRILLION Rumsfeld announced missing the day before 9/11.
    Norman Mineta, Secretary of Transportation, was a hero on 9/11 because after the WTC’s second strike he ordered all planes grounded. Cheney was in the Bunker when he arrived. So, strangely, was Cheney’s wife.
    Later that September, Cheney admitted on Meet the Press that he was in the Bunker when the Pentagon was hit. Then, the 9/11 Commission under the control of executive director Phillip Zelikow, Bush insider and dual US-Israeli citizen, entirely left out Mineta’s sworn testimony and changed Cheney’s supposed arrival time to 10:00. This lie alone should have caused an outcry for a real investigation. But the blind “patriots” swallowed the whole false flag lock, stock and barrel.
    Cheney raised the outcry against having terrorist trials on US soil as if tortured, chained and broken men posed any threat. This was important for him, though, because in the Zacharias Moussaoui terror trial in 2006 the FBI gave a report that there were no connected calls from Barbara Olson to her husband Ted and Rex Tomb, spokesperson for the FBI reported that Osama bin Laden was not on their Ten Most Wanted 9/11 terrorist list because there was no concrete evidence he was connected to 9/11!
    The Olson “non-calls” Ted used to whip up war fever were fabricated! Here again, if the American citizens were doing their job, this would have caused an outcry! True patriots do not over-look or shrug off treason. Too bad so few are awarethat they do not launch a demand for a True Investigation into Cheney and his henchmen. One more thing: Cheney favors torture because it can extract false confessions. Those are needed to cover up his involvement.

  63. Maynard September 19, 2012

    There is another big money source that imposes a direct threat to us. Before leaving office Cheney invested more than a million of his own funds in a company called Vanguard. On of its investments was in privatizing prisons. When NDAA 2o12 with its provisions for the prolonged detention (double speak for throwing people in jail and throwing away the key) is instituted big time, privatized prisons will do an overflow business. All the executive has to do is say you did it. Since you get no trial, no judge, no writ of habeas corpus, you are stuck. Then your maintenance costs inflated for a nice profit, benefit Cheney and other investors. We already have the largest prison population per capita, so we will be like the cattle being fattened up for the slaughter. If they figure out a way to make money on that, it will be all she wrote. We know that Romney, the rip-off artist, thinks 47% are worthless. If he can make money killing us off, do you think his conscience will bother him. No more than it bothered him destroying companies and jobs.

  64. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    Yes she did they shot wolves from the air they ran them until they were ready to drop and slaughtered them They also used gas to kill the pups in thier dens. This is a known fact long before she got the vp nomination

  65. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    I am a Democrat but even I know there were much more qualified women in the rep party who McCain could have picked

  66. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    Palin was chosen for McCain by the party I had alot of respect for John McCain and still do for his militery service BUT I think he sold his soul and gave up his principels to run for pres

  67. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    My grandson served in Iraq and Afganistan and came home safe thank God I would hate to see him to deploy to Iran Maby a couple of Mitts sons would be patriotic and inlist OH SURE LOL

    1. nobsartist October 25, 2012

      cowardice runs in the willard blood.

  68. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    Im 77 and am far from senile. No way in hell would I vote for Romney

  69. nannytoo September 20, 2012

    Obomas Tax Records aren’t under lock and key

    1. nobsartist October 25, 2012

      Obama isnt in business with the Chinese Communist Party like willard is.

  70. Canistercook October 8, 2012

    I also like Sarah but feel she was a poor choice based on her work record and experience. But unfortunately the Democrats chose an even poorer choice to put in the White House. A man that we really know little or nothing about, who has no background in economics, leadership or work experience whose main attribute seems to be an A+ in public speaking with the aid of a teleprompter.
    My only hope is we can correct this this mistake before it is too late. Our country is hurting and bad!

    1. Sand_Cat October 10, 2012

      She was a poor choice based on her intelligence and sanity records, too.

      That “poorer choice” – for all his faults – has done far better than any recent Republican handed a disaster by his predecessor, and certainly better than the Mittwit would.

    2. Stella53 December 3, 2012

      Bwah, bwah, bwah. Poor loser. Deal with it.

  71. nobsartist October 25, 2012

    Proud to be a loser, proud to be a failure.

    Tell us, what is willard hiding in his tax returns?

  72. Snoopy Jnr November 4, 2012

    McCain reminds me of a penguin.

  73. William Jackson November 13, 2012

    hollow heads , cantor, rick perry, mr, numbers ryan, quick witt mitt, master lair karl rove, john b,
    drop jaws mich Mcconnle, pill popping rush lim head rush, glen the lair beck, black people rick
    santorum , old gezzer paul ryan, newt food stamp gingrich, mr,sean fox hannnity , ms know
    thing palin, ms, ms, thin thin lady coulter , megan kelly , what a waste of minds, the election is
    over, 2016 is not in you’re favor, better towards 2020 , heheheheheheh if then if u don,t change
    from shit u r spitting out, hehehehehahahahahhehehahahehehahah loserrrrrrrrrrrr,

  74. Swedishone November 16, 2012

    Go John, Into retirerment with your Wife’s Money and keep your “Hot Headed Coments” to Yourself” No body is interested in a” War Monger” anymore. GOD, If you had won, we would be at War with every Country in the World but Canada !

  75. ddnutzy November 18, 2012

    Christ, Bush picking Cheney was a bigger mistake. That man was a total snake

  76. Little Elmer November 21, 2012

    Keep in mind that anything Dick Cheney says are the babblings of a certifiably insane kook. The real difference between far right wing types like Cheney and insane people is only several million dollars. Rich people like Cheney are referred to as eccentric.

    1. Stella53 December 3, 2012

      Darth Cheney Vader may be insane but he’s right about McCain. Hey that rhymes!

  77. BradLewis December 3, 2012

    McCain should shut up. Palin was so ignorant of the world, history, life, et al. she boggles the mind (as even a mayor of a small town). A month or two with her in office the world would be screaming with laughter at the outrageouus stupidity of the US. The GOP has gone mad!

  78. Stella53 December 3, 2012

    Well, well, well. So Senator McBitter is proud of Palin? McBitter is nuts! Love the way he doubles down on being proud of Palin. LOL!

  79. Michaelj M. February 2, 2013

    You can’t trust Cheney at all. He has flaunted the constituion, and committed treason by exposting a cia agent. But don’t forget his involvement with Iraq. How many times did he use the famous words executive privilige and the congress under georgie let him get away with it. These are people in his party of gops who will have a building with him name on it. Let it be an outhouse.

  80. Constant Comment February 20, 2013

    Poor John McNasty: he’ll never be able to admit how bad his judgment was …

  81. Disgruntled March 25, 2013

    The real mistake was picking McCain!

  82. JDavidS April 16, 2013

    “Picking Palin a Mistake…” Ya think Nostradamus? Man, nuthin’ gets by you, does it Dick?

  83. Carol Dijkhuyzen October 20, 2013

    Quitter Palin spreads her ignorance so often..she needs to open a can of brains.


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