From the rightwing blogosphere comes totally different set of polling numbers on whether TBDC has fucked them without kissing them first, also from the National Journal. Seventeen rightwing bloggers were polled about what impact Cheney has had, helping or hurting the party, and its pretty friggin freaky if you ask me:
I do not 'get' how the numbers can be so opposite of one another. Both groups are party faithful and yet the stunning differences are, well, stunning.
A few quotes from the GOP insiders on how Cheney has screwed the pooch for them:
"Cheney has emerged as the GOP's most visible spokesman. And you're more likely to find WMDs in Iraq than independent voters who like the former vice president."
"As the Republicans try to move beyond the political disaster of the Bush years, Dick Cheney is a surreal public presence that is hurting Republicans very badly."
"Cheney's comments about [Colin] Powell versus [Rush] Limbaugh will drive moderate voters even further from the party. Republicans need these voters and spokesmen that will attract them."
"Cheney's disapproval rating is 60 percent: He's so unpopular that he probably couldn't get a gig on an infomercial. He's certainly not the right guy to become the face of a revived and repositioned Republican Party."
"Cheney's continued presence on the stage makes it harder for the Republicans to turn the page after Bush. And he sucks up all the oxygen in the room."
"No-brainer: The guy opens his mouth, and he creates problems for the Republicans. They so want the Bush era to slide into history."
Now, a few quotes from the rightwing bloggers on how Cheney has..lol.. helped the Party Of No:
"Dick Cheney has continued to articulate a coherent conservative vision. Those who loathe him will ignore or ridicule him regardless, but those who are neutral towards, or even like, the man, must appreciate his willingness to speak up." Bookworm, Bookworm RoomSeriously, these rightwing bloggers just crack me the hell up! Loyal to the core those fuckers are!
"Dick Cheney has helped the country, immaterial of politics -- just as he did as vice president. People who demonize him might just want to reflect that this is someone who could easily have retired in comfort a long time ago -- and instead chose to serve the country, something that arguably took years off his life." Robert Miller, JoshuaPundit
"Dick Cheney calls 'em as he sees 'em. The world needs more men like Dick Cheney." Doug Lambert, GraniteGrok
And then, there is the fucktard known as Mary Matalin. Her pov on TBDC running his yap is priceless. From a WaPo writeup on whether Cheny helps or hurt the Party of No:
"If Barack Obama had come in and done what he said he was going to do and look at the stuff and see what is working, then Cheney would have continued to do what he was doing -- working on memoirs, finishing his house," she said. "He's got a good life. He's got stuff going on. He doesn't care about being on TV. There's no more politics there. He's not settling any scores. He just wants people to understand."Matalin needs to sit down and shut the hell up too if she truely values the GOP. Over 60% of American's dislike, if not downright hate, Cheney. She can not ignore that little tidbit of knowledge, or if she does..it's her funeral..or rather..the Rethugs funeral in 2012.
Taylor Marsh was polled by the National Journal on this question as well. He however is a lefty and I like his take on TBDC and how the bastard can politicize anything, including the issue of torture:
"Dems should be aware that Cheney has succeeded in politicizing torture. However, his real goal was drawing a line when he believes America became 'less safe,' which began under a Democratic president. It's his cynical calculation that when we are hit, he can remind people that it's Obama's fault; he's hoping for a new chapter in the right-wing 'Dems are soft on national security' talking point. Too bad you can't ignore Bush-Cheney policies, including torture, which got us where we are today."The fact that people are taking sides on the issue of torture based on politics is scary indeed. My hope is that as long as The Big Dick Cheney™ keeps talking, the more Americans will distance themselves from the republican party and marginalize the mutha fuckas.
My final thought goes along with the next graphic, filched from The White Weasel on deviantart:
And I really want us all to remember the following line from Cheney the chickenhawk, thanks to 3rdtech also at Deviantart:
May Cheney spend eternity in hell with the rest of his disgusting friends. He can't get there soon enough for me however, because when it's all said and done...we must remember the demand to waterboard KSM came from the Office of the Vice President:
*Two U.S. intelligence officers confirm that Vice President Cheney’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner, a former intelligence official for Saddam Hussein, who was suspected to have knowledge of a Saddam-al Qaeda connection.
*The former chief of the Iraq Survey Group, Charles Duelfer, in charge of interrogations, tells The Daily Beast that he considered the request reprehensible.
*Much of the information in the report of the 9/11 Commission was provided through more than 30 sessions of torture of detainees.
Where in the blue hell is that Special Prosecutor Mr Holder???? Cheney's ticker ain't gonna keep pumping forever dude...