Cheney Wants Rush Limbaugh as Republican Leader

May 10, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared as a guest on CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer and said that he would prefer controversial, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to represent the Republican party over former Secretary of State and retired four-star general, Colin Powell.

Cheney mentioned Powell’s endorsement of President Obama, saying “I assumed that that is some indication of his loyalty.”

Many Republicans have scoffed at the notion that talk show host Rush Limbaugh has become the de facto leader of the Republican party and yet, any Republican who dares to criticize Rush, is pressured either by their conservative constituents, to apologize days later for their transgressions, or they cave into Limbaugh’s attacks against them on his radio show, which has millions of listeners.

Now with Dick Cheney officially crowning Rush Limbaugh as the leader of the Republican Party, the issue seems to be set.

Just a few days ago Cheney gave an interview on a North Dakota radio station, suggesting he may be ready to leave the public stage (finally!) and allow younger Republican talent to speak for the party. After hearing of Cheney’s statements, many political pundits believed Cheney was finally going to walk off into the sunset and refrain from his provocative attacks on the Obama administration, which began soon after the inauguration. But that does not seem to be the case.

Cheney, while appearing on Face the Nation, took his usual shots at President Obama criticizing his policies on terrorism and torture, including his closing of Guantanamo Bay. He reiterated again, that his administration’s torture policies saved lives and were not illegal, but refused to provide an example of a specific terrorist act that was prevented from information obtained by torturing detainees.

Cheney, when prompted by Schieffer, didn’t agree to give sworn testimony regarding his administration’s war on terror polices. He also refuted the notion that the Republican Party needs to become more moderate to survive and win elections, believing solid conservative principles are the ticket.

Dick Cheney’s brand of solid conservative principles were soundly rejected in the last election that swept in Democrat Barak Obama as president with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress.

Dick Cheney had his eight years to prove the worth of his conservative philosophies and he failed. Never has a former Vice President come out so strongly and so soon to go on the attack against a new administration. It’s time for Dick Cheney to leave center stage.

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17 Responses to “Cheney Wants Rush Limbaugh as Republican Leader”

  1. David on May 10th, 2009 8:45 pm

    Thank God for Vice President Cheney !!!!!!!!!

  2. Big Lou on May 10th, 2009 9:26 pm

    Your thanking your God and I am expecting mine to look at him harshly when his judgement day comes!

  3. Jay Newcomer on May 10th, 2009 9:34 pm

    Cheney should be in jail and Russ will run the Republicans into oblivian .

  4. Kschluter on May 10th, 2009 10:00 pm

    Hummm…..
    Dick Cheney would choose a drug addicted, draft dodging, radio jock over a decorated 4 star general , secretary of state, and former chairman of chiefs of staff.
    Oh yeh, the GOP is heading in the right direction!

  5. renee' on May 10th, 2009 10:14 pm

    First Palin and now Limbaugh. The republican party is becoming a joke. What’s next? A 2012 O’Reilly/Hannity ticket? Only 26% of the US population now admits to being republican. The GOP is dead. There is a God.
    P.S. -Dick’s name suits him to a tee.

  6. Wes, Litchfield, MN on May 10th, 2009 10:24 pm

    I don’t believe saying he prefers Rush over Powell constitues crowning him the party leader. Just reading your own article. I would prefer Limbaugh over Powell any day but I think he can play a more important role as a talk show host rather than a party leader.

    Is this another example of fine reporting?

  7. Witter on May 10th, 2009 10:31 pm

    Who is Sue to write that Cheney should FInally be done talking?????
    Judging by her comments, I think it time for Sue to be done writing. Is is news or an editorial page?????

  8. Jim on May 10th, 2009 11:02 pm

    The only headline Cheney should be making these days is for showing up in court in Spain. Cheney = BAD Republican, Anti-Patriot. Powell = GOOD Republican. Great-Patriot.

  9. Gus on May 10th, 2009 11:06 pm

    I’ll just echo this if you don’t mind:

    “…Dick Cheney would choose a drug addicted, draft dodging, radio jock over a decorated 4 star general , secretary of state, and former chairman of chiefs of staff….”

  10. Alec on May 10th, 2009 11:38 pm

    The Bush-Cheney administration kept us safe after 9/11.
    The ongoing Obama Apology Tour is doing nothing but painting a bull’s eye on America.
    Waterboarding is not torture- and we got a hell of a lot of information from the terrorists and stopped an attack on Los Angelos-and other places.
    Clinton let the attacks of the first Trade Center attack happen and the USS Cole.

    All you pantywaist libs need to wake up.
    This is war.

    Now that we have a candy a$$ for a pres and traitors in the admin- put your head bewteen your legs and kiss your ass goodbye.
    Enjoy your Kool Aid -morons

  11. Tom Atkins on May 11th, 2009 1:53 am

    Is Dick Cheney touting the hypocritical, doctor shopping, drug addict Rush Limbaugh to lead the Republican Party. The same Rush Limbaugh who sent his loyal house keeper into dark parking lots to score drug deals for him? The Rush Limbaugh who flunked out of college after three semesters with an “F” average?
    Great idea! That would drive the final stake into the GOP’s heart!
    Maybe not such a bad idea!
    Go for it Dick!

  12. Joe on May 11th, 2009 4:41 pm

    What a surprise! A war criminal supports his jingoistic, racist, torture loving cheerleader. Does this lovefest remind anyone else of Hitler and Goebbels? To be fair to Rush, I think Rupert Murdoch was the Goebbels of the Bush Gang. Rush was only for the hardcore lunatics, a group that sadly includes the Vice-President of The United States.

  13. Joe on May 11th, 2009 4:51 pm

    What a surprise! A war criminal supports his jingoistic, racist, torture loving cheerleader. Does this lovefest remind anyone else of Hitler and Goebbels? To be fair to Rush, I think Rupert Murdoch was the Goebbels of the Bush Gang. Rush was only for the hardcore lunatics, a group that sadly includes the former Vice-President of The United States

  14. Andy on May 12th, 2009 1:16 am

    what an idiot. republican party going flushhhh down the drain. LOL Rush and Sean are getting desperate on their radio shows running out of lies to badmouth current admin. Choosing an idiotic racist over a decorated general speaks for itself.
    go Dick run ’em all into the ground

  15. Rick Bennett on May 12th, 2009 9:35 pm

    Dick Cheney is certainly no dummy. He is going to the media to make his case to the public that america is safer if we lie, spy on our own and torture in an attempt to get the media in a frenzy. It appears to be working. Then when he is indicted he will be able to argue he cannot get a fair trial for all the media.

    So just relax folks let the system work. He and George will be found guilty of US and international crimes.

    Let no one in this country be above the law.

  16. Joe the shepard on May 13th, 2009 1:51 am

    Yes “Dick” did defend our country on 9/11 ? That A$$hole was at the controls of NORAD never to return after that awful day while in office. He didn’t allow any F16 in the air untill all of the damage was done !!! Why hasn’t anybody looked at that interesting little tidbit of factual information. For everybodies benifit to those that say no and those of us that say he was there because I listened and watched on TV. the whole entire day here is a link read it and then tell me what you think now!!!http://www.911myths.com/index.php/Cheney_in_charge_of_NORAD

  17. Your worst nightmare on May 16th, 2009 12:06 pm

    Alec where are you now ? Speak to this last post by the Shepard. Let us see what you think of the “Dick” now!!! All of you losers will finally be brought to the light by something other than the Limps, Shams, and the O’lielies!! Why should you guy’s let Murdoch pass his agenda on us in America with all of his soldiers of fortune and he is an Aussie? What gives, you Guy’s want to secede to Australia? then go good riddance we need patriots not traitors at a time in America like this

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