Liz Cheney Sides With Birthers
July 23, 2009 8:59pm CST
It looks like we can add the D1ck's daughter Liz to the list of "mainstrean Republicans" who are afraid to stand up to the wing of their party who won't let go of the notion that our President isn't an American citizen. Below you can read the transcript from a recent segment of CNN's Larry King Live with guest stars Cheney and political commentator James Carville: CHENEY: But setting that aside, I think that — you know, one of the reasons I think you see people so concerned about this, I think that, you know, this issue is people are uncomfortable with having, for the first time ever, I think, a president who seems so reluctant to defend the nation overseas; a president who sits through completely venomous screed by Daniel Ortega and then his only response, when the United States has been hostilely attacked, is to say, hey, you know, basically, I was only there at the time. CARVILLE: That’s so… CHENEY: And, you know, we’ve seen this — James, don’t interrupt me CARVILLE: Sure… CHENEY: We’ve seen this again and again and again, where this president seems to sort of want to… KING: But what does… CHENEY: …create moral equivalence. KING: …that have to — are you saying that… CHENEY: I think it makes people… KING: Are you saying because he’s a Kenyan? CHENEY: No, I’m not saying that. KING: Oh. CHENEY: I’m saying that people are fundamentally uncomfortable… KING: The question was about (INAUDIBLE). CHENEY: …and they’re fundamentally, I think, increasingly uncomfortable with an American president who seems to be afraid to defend America. KING: All right… CHENEY: Who seems to be afraid to stand up for what we believe in. KING: All right, James, do you want to answer that? CARVILLE: Yes, I do. CHENEY: And I think that the kind of thing that you saw… KING: All right, let him answer, Liz. CARVILLE: Again, you know… CHENEY: …is indicative of sort of a general… KING: James, go ahead. (LAUGHTER) CHENEY: …feeling of discomfort. KING: Again, Liz, let him answer. James, go ahead. CARVILLE: Yes, I guess we’re supposed to — a volume of words I certainly lost (LAUGHTER) CARVILLE: But again, these people… CHENEY: I’m quality too, James. CARVILLE: …again. CHENEY: But go ahead. Sorry. CARVILLE: You’re right. I’ve been accused of hurling facts around. Let me hurl a fact around. These people are poor — these poor pathetic people are believing stuff, just like — just like Ms. Cheney tonight. She refuses to say this is ludicrous because she actually wants to encourage these people to believe this. It’s just a simple thing. This is a nutty thing. There’s nothing to this. I disagree with this president’s policies. They can’t say that. They can’t say that because… CHENEY: James, I am… CARVILLE: …they’re scared they’ll lose the… CHENEY: …I — James, sorry… CARVILLE: …this sort of nut wing of their party. CHENEY: Sorry, James. KING: We’re out of time, guys. (CROSSTALK) CARVILLE: That’s their problem. CHENEY: I am more concerned — James, I think that there’s plenty… KING: We’re going to have you back. (LAUGHTER) CHENEY: …to be concerned about with this president. CARVILLE: Right. CHENEY: And I think that… KING: All right… CHENEY: …we’ve got to look forward in terms of… (CROSSTALK) CHENEY: …the things that he’s doing to the country going forward… (CROSSTALK) KING: All right. Thanks, guys. CHENEY: …the direction he’s going to take us in. KING: James Carville and Liz Cheney. By the way, Liz, quickly, are you going to run for office? http://washingtonindependent.com/52144/liz-cheney-sympathizes-with-the-birthers Liz Cheney later told Politico's Ben Smith, "I don't have any question about Barack Obama's right to be President of the United States." Of course, she failed to say she believes he's an American. Annie
• United States
24 Jul 09
I never have cared for giving to much attention to ex candidates. I think if this person wants to run more power to them but I hope they would run more on what they stood for rather than that one of their relatives had been an ex vice president.
• United States
24 Jul 09
I have no interest in what any member of the Cheney family has to say quite frankly. Whether it is Liz or her father or any other person, we are done with them, over them and I just wish they would get out of the public eye and go back to Wyoming where they belong. Just my opinion folks. It's not for everyone.