|September 11, 2004|
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Dick Cheney
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Well, Dick Cheney makes an unprecedented third appearance as our weekly honorary GOP Hypocrite! And what a well-deserved dishonor it is!
As a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times noted, "Isn't it terrorists who are supposed to threaten us, and not our vice president?"
But, that's if you forget that Dick Cheney, the REAL President, is more Don Corleone than the de facto leader of a democracy. Let's quit the pretense of respecting this guy -- we all know his good buddy Nino Scalia installed him in office in 2000, despite the will of the American voters.
And just as voters get another chance to tell Cheney to take a hike, he pulls out the threat card, saying, "It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating."
What a despicable thug.
If this administration -- which did nothing to prevent the hijackings that led to 9/11, despite being warned of them -- is supposed to be so successful in fighting terrorism, then why has terrorism increased since 9/11? Why would Cheney say we'd be "greeted as liberators" in Iraq, when the country has become a haven for terrorists and a graveyard for more and more of our soldiers.
When Cheney made his shameful, intimidating statement this past week, he wasn't offering us security; he was threatening us, promising we'd see more terrorism in our country if he and Bush were sent packing.
Why? Because Cheney doesn't care about ending terrorism, he cares only about making the world more profitable for companies like Halliburton and frightening Americans so they're blind to the Bush Administration lies. Ya see, if the truth behind this war on terrorism were ever to be set free, Bush and Cheney might be trading the White House for the Big House.
That's why the man who got five deferments to stay out of Vietnam now resorts to threatening Americans to stay in the White House.
As one of our readers noted:
Last Tuesday, at 4:27 ET, the Associated Press put this headline out on the wire: "U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000 mark."
Bush's Homeland Security Dept. had a quickie news conference and not 15 minutes later, the AP headline changed to "Ridge: Terrorists hope to disrupt election". There wasn't anything new to tell - and no apparent reason for the announcement except to control the news cycle and frighten the public.
The next day, Vice President Dick Cheney threatened voters, warning them a new President was just asking to be attacked in a big way.
The Patriot Act says acts can be considered domestic terrorism if they "appear to be intended" to "influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion," or "to intimidate or coerce a civilian population."
By their own definition, doesn't that make terrorists of Bush and Cheney?
It sure sounds like it.
So, this week, the BuzzFlash Hypocrite is the bully who really runs our country and a desperate man willing to threaten Americans who don't like him. Congratulations Dick, you're this week's BuzzFlash Hypocite of the Week.
Until next week, remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL