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In case you also missed it yesterday, the White House took a jab at Politico and their lack of journalistic capability and honesty with a leaked internal email. You can read it here. Those of us who get a kick out of the conservamedia and their enablers like Politico will find this very, very funny.

Politico has this never-ending desire to put a microphone in front of Dick Cheney's face and then simply transcribe and post his rantings on their GOP bulletin board -- I mean, website.

This time, Cheney claims Obama is, surprise, surprise, once again WEAK! And naturally, Politico will not DARE challenge Darth Cheney and his assertions. Instead, just print them without question.

So allow me to consolidate the Dick Cheney reasons that Obama is WEAK which he has kindly informed the American people this year ... see below ...

  1. He "dithered" on Afghanstan, when all Americans know, the Commander in Chief is expected to immediately knee-jerk react and provide all troops demanded by generals.
  1. He apologizes to other countries. Which, apparently, is what Obama does when meeting with other countries. How does Cheney know this? Probably because Obama doesn't give cowboy-like speeches ala George W about how awesome America is, telling other countries to follow America's lead.
  1. He does not believe in American exceptionalism. If you look through my diaries you will notice that I put this as a choice for the right-wing freakout following Obama's speach tomorrow. Good to see Cheney beat me to the punch.
  1. Bowing to other leaders show weakness. Regardless of the fact that Cheney's former boss, Pres Nixon, also bowed, it is apparently much more important to show strength through symbolism as opposed to actual diplomacy, both of which were not exisent for 8 years under Cheney & Bush.

Originally posted to mk3872 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:03 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Why isn't this criminal in jail? (9+ / 0-)

    He can take the clowns from Politico with him.

    The weak in courage is strong in cunning-William Blake

    by beltane on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:04:54 AM PST

  •  DIARIST gives Cheney top-line status to rant ... (4+ / 0-)

    Through POLITICO.

  •  Stop reading it n/t (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    msdobie, sherijr, ElRay
  •  Nothing we haven't heard him growl (2+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor, ElRay

    before.

    Free advice: Never argue with a Right Winger, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience

    by Muzikal203 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:09:20 AM PST

  •  What was Cheney doing... (10+ / 0-)

    when Osama bin Laden was available for capture?  What's that word?  Oh, yeah. Dithering.

  •  the dickless one pokes his head out (3+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, snazzzybird, second gen

    of his ass to pontificate about war, a subject he knows soooooooooooo intimately.

    Never walk into a public restroom while breathing through your mouth.

    by quityurkidding on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:11:52 AM PST

  •  This is a suprise? Look who started politico .... (5+ / 0-)

    Glenn Greenwald
    Friday, May 4, 2007 10:08 PDT
    Who funds and runs the Politico?
    By Glenn Greenwald

    In the middle of an article by The Politico's Mike Allen regarding last night's GOP presidential debate, one finds this paragraph:

    She [Nancy Reagan] was escorted out of the hall by Frederick J. Ryan Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, and president and CEO of The Politico.

    So the President and CEO of The Politico, Frederick Ryan, is also the Board Chairman for the Reagan Library. And that makes sense, because Ryan is a long-time, hard-core Reaganite.

    http://www.salon.com/...

  •  Unfortunately (1+ / 0-)
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    jj32

    Chaney is not alone on this:

    This time, Cheney claims Obama is, surprise, surprise, once again WEAK!

    It was said over and over, from many a kossack here over the past few days.  Yesterday there was even a comment that the President will now be a murderer, amongst other statements.  

    Because our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.. Barack Obama, 5-25-08

    by sherijr on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:20:53 AM PST

  •  Who cares? (2+ / 0-)
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    The Raven, ElRay

      Politico is not a progressive publication. They can publish who and what they please. Attack Cheney...what is Politico supposed to do? Ignore every Republican who has ever served in office simply b/c progressives don't like them?

      If you don't like what they publish...then find another publication. Criticize Cheney...but the message is going out anyway. Who are we to give a damn who publishes it?

  •  I read that article on Politico about the (2+ / 0-)
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    sherijr, LaurenMonica

    7 things Obama doesn't want you to know. Last night, I also saw about 5 minutes of O'reilly while he was interviewing Britt Hume. This is yet again another concentrated effort by the Republican party to attack President Obama.
    They are trying to protray him as weak and are citing the lack of success in his Asia trip. Making much more out of the bow to the Japanese emperor than really needed. Did they forget on Bush's trip to China, he couldn't even get out of the room the door would not open for him. I would much rather have a President who shows respect than one who is a fool and  can not even open a door.
    Last night Hume, just like that Politico article was trying to protray Obama as weak, and like Carter, as well as unemotional and self-absorbed. I don't see it that way. How can you be unemotional and weak at the same time. Also if you are so self-absorbed, you want to decisions that would make the entire world say "Wow". Their article was just bullshit, but it should not be taken lightly, it is part of a very concentrated effort to take down Obama and fufill Limbaughs prophcy of him failing. Politico should be exposed for what they are, and they are not a respected news source. We do need some objective news sources who don't have a hidden agenda, this shit is getting very old, and I for one am tired of all of this.
    Cheney calls Obama's deliberations over Afghanistan "dithering". Does that make it right? This jerk has not been right about anything in the past 8 years, so why should anyone beleive all of a sudden he is right about Obama, dithering. Perhaps it would be useful if someone pointed that out to Politico and Fox and all of those who take what Cheney has to say seriously. Cheney is just wrong, dead wrong ,and he was instrumental in the most failed administration in the history of the United States. The man has absolutly no creditabilty at all. He failed at every major role he had in government, Cheif of staff for Ford, Defense Sec. for Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney is a failure, and a very evil man, and he belongs in jail for war crimes and for misleading the American people. If put in it's proper context, Dick Cheney is the most hated man in America.

    •  What Hume won in his sad and pathetic life? (0+ / 0-)

      Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

      by LaurenMonica on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:32:27 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  with media empires at his back, Cheney can remain (1+ / 0-)
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      snazzzybird

      in good standing.  This is what happens when you blur the line between journalism and actual news.  It's called propaganda and it's only getting worse as far as I can see.

      "There's been a little complication with my complication"

      by dash888 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:41:15 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  I think you are right, and it needs to be (0+ / 0-)

        stopped once and for all. I don't know how you go about doing that, but I just can not watch the news any longer, when there is such a agenda behind the reporting. I am getting tired of MSNBC too, it appears to balance out Fox, but they are at times doing exactly the same thing, just from a different angle. I would like to hear it straight and make my own assessments. I am not looking for validation for my point of view, I am looking for the actual facts.

        •  the difference with MSNBC is that their rants and (0+ / 0-)

          their "opinion" pieces can be backed up on factual grounds.  I do not believe there is an agenda behind their reporting.  The same cannot be said of Fox.

          "There's been a little complication with my complication"

          by dash888 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 10:43:30 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

  •  He has more admirers in the media (2+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick, jodygirl

    than he does in his own party.

    From this week's WaPo poll of Republicans:

    Just 1 percent pick George W. Bush as the best reflection of the party's principles, and only a single person in the poll cites former vice president Richard B. Cheney. About seven in 10 say Bush bears at least "some" of the blame for the party's problems.

    Seems it's lonely at the bottom, too.

    This fuck is so bad, other fucks won't cluster with it! Yes, I write songs...

    by Crashing Vor on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:25:57 AM PST

  •  Politico... (1+ / 0-)
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    jodygirl

    is a joke of a website.

  •  Why does Yahoo use Politico as a news source? (1+ / 0-)
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    jj32

    That's my beef.  I don't go to Politico and yet still see their garbage front and center on the Yahoo frontpage. Maybe I'll start using google - a one man boycott!

    When is the last time the Obama Administration has pleasantly surprised you - Made you think to yourself "Wow, I didn't think they had that in them"?

    by Jonze on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:28:12 AM PST

    •  If you track front page of Yahoo it has a bias... (1+ / 0-)
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      Jonze

      a disproportionate amount of Fox video and AP hack stories are frotloaded which are more often than not negatives against the current administration. This is not new, I've been noticing this trendline in its top 5 news stories for the last 2 years. It is subtle, but they are driving the ideological bias against Obama through editorial choices. Even if folks don't actually click through the 2 second glance at the headlines is driving a narrative.

      •  Maybe because Obama and Schmidt are buddies... (0+ / 0-)

        Was Yahoo invited to the jobs summit? Google's search page is so bland.

        When is the last time the Obama Administration has pleasantly surprised you - Made you think to yourself "Wow, I didn't think they had that in them"?

        by Jonze on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:35:38 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  Bill Press loves Politico (1+ / 0-)
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    jodygirl

    He has somebody from Politico on his radio show nearly every day, and he presents himself as liberal-center.

    The sense I get isn't so much that Politico is right-wing, but that's by Beltway insiders for Beltway insiders. It's CW for that set.

    It's only after you watch them for awhile that the undercurrent of GOP favoritism starts to become unmistakable.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:29:12 AM PST

    •  VanDeHei used to work for the WSJ (1+ / 0-)
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      The Raven

      His wife worked for Delay. He is the executive editor. Sure he used to work for Herb Kohl, but as exec editor he has clearly shifted - the stories they run are indicative of this. I would not characterize the rag as purely insider for insiders. It has a definite bias and as another poster noted below is used by other media outlets as a supposed unbiased source, i.e. Yahoo. This is what makes it an insidious feeder of the narrative. It is not unbiased and is not a news source in the traditional sense of journalism I would say. It is Drudge lite with better graphics.

  •  Dick Cheney reminds me of Disney vilain (2+ / 0-)
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    bustacap, jodygirl

    Ursulla from The Little Mermaid

    Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:31:33 AM PST

  •  You want icky? (0+ / 0-)

    I unfortunately saw some of Morning Joke with Politico being "interviewed" about Cheney. They treated it like the latest Cheney rant was news.

  •  Thank God, Cheney isn't Obama's direct cousin (0+ / 0-)

    Imagine the Thanksgiving dinner that Obama would have to endure if Cheney was directly related to him

    Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:58:07 AM PST

  •  I dropped the Politico website (0+ / 0-)

    from my Firefox tabs so I'm not tempted to check to see what's on their front page.  My last straw was yesterday when they had "The 7 Things Obama doesn't want you to talk about" (or something like that)as their lead "story".  It became very clear that they are no longer reporting news but trying to create the news.  They are little different from Drudge and Fox.

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