Monday, April 23, 2012


The Daily Caller actually thinks this is something the right should boast about:

Poll of the Day: Dick Cheney 10 times more popular than John Edwards -- With John Edwards' trial for alleged campaign finance violations set to commence Monday, a CBS News/New York Times poll measured the former North Carolina senator's favorability rating. The results are outstanding for Edwards. Outstandingly bad: 3% favorable, 41% not favorable, 15% undecided, 35% haven’t heard enough, 6% refused.

... Most exciting ... is that the poll provides writers the opportunity to write a sentence that many thought might never be written. The last such poll of former Vice President Dick Cheney -- from 2010 -- showed Edwards' 2004 electoral nemesis with a 36 percent favorability rating. That means Cheney is over 10 times more popular than someone or something, in this case one Mr. John Edwards. Cheney. Over 10 times. More. Popular....

Yes, Dick Cheney is far more popular than John Edwards, for an obvious reason -- or, rather, a two-part obvious reason:

(1) When Democrats and liberals notice that one of our own is unambiguously a scumbag, we reject that person.
(2) When one of our own is unambiguously a scumbag, we actually notice the obvious scumbaggery, which is what leads to rejection.

Republicans do neither of these things, which is why they still love Dick Cheney.

(Edwards poll results here. X-posted at Booman Tribune.)

1 comment:

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Steve M,
The days of responsible citizenship went the way of the Dodo Bird long ago. When you have a former Vice President guilty of bribery but received no repercussions of his actions…..what chance does the working middle class have in this country anymore?

The Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges against Vice President Cheney, and who was later found guilty, when he was the head of Halliburton. He paid $180 million to bribe Nigerian officials.

The EFCC filed a 16 count charges at a federal high court in Abuja against Cheney, along with David Lesar, Halliburton’s Chief Executive, and two other executives of the company, in a case that dates back to the 1990s.

Just as a note for those who would nihilistically try to counter that is untrue simply because it is not what they want reality to be, I would pass on that Halliburton "Pleaded Guilty" to those charges!

Yes Halliburton also pleaded guilty to the U.S. charges that between 1994 and 2004, that it paid $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials to secure $6 billion in contracts for the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas project in the Niger Delta.

What!!! Say it ain’t so…..Dickey (I got a new heart) Cheney is a convicted criminal?!?!?? But…but…but that can’t be true…..He’s a good Conservative Republican who gets paid speaking fees for promoting Christian Values across the country. That would be hypocritical wouldn’t it?!?!

Well the fact of the matter is Halliburton reached a $579 million settlement in the United States to bail out the “Good O’l Boy Dickey Cheney.” That being said, Nigeria, France and Switzerland have conducted their own investigations into the case. This was one of the biggest fines ever paid by a U.S. company in a foreign corruption case.

Let’s continue extending this line of thought:
There are “War Crime Warrants” filed in Switzerland against George W. Bush and he had to cancel a planned trip to Geneva. He would have been arrested upon arrival so George W. Bush called off a trip to Switzerland and would have been Bush's first to Europe since he admitted in his autobiography, “Decision Points,” that he had authorized the use of “Waterboarding.” (We executed a Japanese solder after WWII when found guilty for the torture of “Waterboarding” of U.S. prisoners as a War Crime then.) So even the U.S. has presence of executing a person for the crimes of "Waterboarding Torture."

It is a sad and extraordinary development that a former U.S. President has an “International War Crimes Warrant” for his arrest and would be enforced if he were caught outside of the country.

Similarly, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld even had to be sneaked out of France in 2007 to avoid arrest after he landed in Paris to give a talk as he too has his own “International War Crimes Warrant” for his arrest.

So conclude and to summarize, there are "War Crime Warrants" with the world wide "International Criminal Court" (I.C.C.) against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condi Rice, and Alberto Gonzales over the practice of extraordinary rendition.

All know that they cannot be caught outside of this country and the reason why President Obama’s Administration won’t enforce the international warrants and prosecute the previous administration for these “International War Crime Warrants,” is that it would be an expansion of executive power that would set a dangerous precedent.

In reality, those Conservative Republicans instead of bashing President Obama, they should be thanking him everyday and be publicly kissing his ass in the middle of D.C. as thanks.

How proud the George W. Bush's Administration's members have made us all as U.S. citizens. We are nothing more that distained hypocrites and guilty by association. Those who do not see this fact don’t want to see the obvious.