GOP Begs Cheney to Go Away

Congressional Republicans think Dick Cheney needs to go away, because “he’s hurting  GOP efforts to reinvent itself after back-to-back electoral drubbings.”

Throughout his vice presidency, Cheney “showed a penchant for secrecy” but now he has “popped up in media interviews to defend the Bush-Cheney record while suggesting that the country is not as safe under President Obama.” And, that’s not setting well with some of the GOP members of Congress, as The Hill reports: 

Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said, “He became so unpopular while he was in the White House that it would probably be better for us politically if he wouldn’t be so public…But he has the right to speak out since he’s a private citizen.”

Another House Republican lawmaker who requested anonymity said he wasn’t surprised that Cheney has strongly criticized Obama early in his term, but argued that it’s not helping the GOP cause.

The legislator said Cheney, whose approval ratings were lower than President Bush’s during the last Congress, didn’t think through the political implications of going after Obama.

Cheney did “House Republicans no favors,” the lawmaker said, adding, “I could never understand him anyway.”

It’s doubtful that the GOP will be able to reign in Cheney. They couldn’t during Bush’s 8 years, and it’s clear as always Dick Cheney thinks Dick Cheney can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. So they GOP might as well grin and bear it.

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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One Response to GOP Begs Cheney to Go Away

  1. John Stone says:

    I hope that, ” Good Old Dick Cheney” stays out there. This is priceless! The Republicans are miles away from repairing there image and I think ” Good Old Dick Cheney” should stay visible and help. Priceless!