Sunday, June 14, 2009

Panetta Slams Cheney: Is the G-OLD-P Destined for Whigdom?

In an interview with the New Yorker, CIA Director Leon Panetta said the Bush regime's Dark Lord "smells blood in the water" on national security issues, with reckless statements that the Obama Administration has made our country less safe without producing a single shred of evidence to support his allegations. The evidence, of course, is classified, and will not be declassified at Cheney's behest (and he knows it) simply because His Lordship is suddenly BFF with the FOIA.

"It's almost, a little bit, gallows politics," said Panetta. "When you read behind it, it's almost as if he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that's dangerous politics." Which begs the question: If Cheney knows something the DCI -- whose job it is to know about such things -- doesn't, then perhaps he ought to share with Leon, don't-cha think?

Watching the shameless, sometimes diverting and bizarre sideshow of the Cheneys' BIG LIES tour, the question that comes to mind is, does their party really want to run with this? I mean, who the hell made Liz Cheney an expert on national security issues and foreign policy? Aside from holding a low level position in the disgraced Bush-Cheney State Department, her sole qualification for making the political chattering rounds seems to be a penchant for shameless, pathological lying. Unlike her father, though, she knows little beyond the Cheney family lies talking points, making her a genuine trash talker of the worst kind. The problem is, she will lie with impunity on "friendly" territory such as Faux News and Andrea Mitchell Reports, that will give her free rein without contesting her lies. There's a lag time before the truth squads on KO, Rachel Maddow, Huff Post, Media Matters, and others, debunk the latest Cheney lies with video evidence, timelines, and quotes. An annoyance, to be sure; still, most viewers can see through the lies. Preaching crapaganda to the choir won't get the Right much past 35%.

Oh, lest I forget ... Boss Limbaugh, who may be headed for a rehab center after blaming the health care crisis on sports injuries, speaks for the Cheney lunatic fringe which, having exiled Colin Powell, is now the Repugnant Party mainstream -- pasty white guys with pacemakers and SS/Medicare eligibility. If Liz Cheney and Sarah Palin are the best women "leaders" the grand old, old, old white party has to offer ... well ... they're in big trouble. As in destined for extinction, like the Whigs.

Is George W.Bush the 21st Century's Millard Fillmore?

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