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Dick Cheney in his West Wing office on March 19, 2003. White House photo by David Bohrer.
Dick Cheney gets back to the critical
work of scaring us.
(White House photo)
Everyone's least favorite vice-torturer in chief is back, with a vengeance. Not only is Dick Cheney crafting Mitt Romney's foreign policy positions, he's also about to become the new face of Republican fearmongering over defense cuts.

Cheney will be meeting with House Republicans Tuesday to advise them on the finer points of whipping up fear in the public over the potential automatic spending cuts that could fall on the Pentagon at the end of the year.

Cheney will speak to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) GOP whip team Tuesday evening, and is expected to drop by a meeting of the Elected Leadership Committee, a group that includes Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), McCarthy and other top GOP leaders.

The point of the visit is to get lawmakers “ginned up” about the need to blunt the cuts, a Republican insider said.

Interesting that the Republicans leading the least popular Congress ever would turn to the guy who's even more unpopular than they are and is the most loathed face of the most loathed presidency since Nixon to help them make a case to the public.

That Romney and the Republicans are going retro and hoping Dick is going to save them shows just how bankrupt of ideas, and principles, they really are.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 08:22 AM PDT.

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