Conservative Republicans, Please Weigh in on the Cheney vs Cheney Palin Feud!

@anniepa (27231)
United States
July 31, 2012 1:28am CST
I'm really just curious and I'm not trying to bust your chops...not TOO much anyway...lol! The fact is, I consider myself to be an empathetic person who truly "feels your pain" and understands what it's like to be torn. Been there, done that, both involving personal relationships and political figures. It's never easy or fun when two or more of the people you like, respect and admire have a major falling out and you feel you almost have to make a choice. Which brings me to the Cheneys...the d1ck who was our last VP and is daughter Liz; these two have always had each others' backs like the very close father and daughter they obviously are, but not this time. Dad finally came clean about knowing McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a mistake; Liz quickly made it clear she disagrees big time. As one might expect, Senator McCain entered the fray as well, defending his choice as one he was proud of and kind of "defending" the former VP at the same time eve as he just happened to bring up the two men's disagreements over the use of torture. I haven't heard if Sarah has made any public comment but I've little doubt she will, she can NEVER resist this kind of thing! Let's just say this is bound to get down and dirty before it's all over and I doubt that time will come before the RNC Convention in Tampa. I'd suggest you choose sides ASAP for your own safety and security...lol! Me, I'll be watching on TV and online from the safety of my own living room in an undisclosed area! Annie
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Frankly, it's old news and I don't know why Cheney feels the need to bring it up. 2008 was a losing year for the GOP. It didn't matter who their presidential or VP candidate was. The economy was bad, people were pissed about the wars, Patriot Act, etc. and the democrats and media did a fantastic job of making sure everyone blamed republicans, not just Bush, for EVERYTHING. I don't believe that there was ANY VP candidate that could have won it for McCain. Tim Pawlenty is boring and unknown, Romney was boring, Lieberman was a little more interesting, but would have pissed off conservatives who already didn't like having a moderate candidate like McCain getting the nomination. Palin was his only, and best chance of winning. she gave him the lead in the polls. Despite the vicious and nasty attacks on her from the left and the media they maintianed that lead until the crash came. Once again, the left did a fantastic job of pretending that the crash was 100% the fault of the GOP. There was no way Palin or McCain could beat that. Frankly, without Palin I don't even think the election would have been as close as it was. It could have easily turned out the way the 1980 or 1988 elections did.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
31 Jul 12
It's always uncharacteristic of political families to publicly disagree with each other, but it happens. Bush's daughters have disagreed with him publicly and so has John McCain's daughter. If anything, it's much more uncharacteristic of the left in general these days.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Yeah, very few Republicans really care what Cheney thinks. I still like how mylot censors his first name though. It really is old political news. No one is taking sides. They are doing that all by themselves.
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@anniepa (27231)
• United States
1 Aug 12
Alright, you got me...I have to admit part of the fun in starting discussions about the D1ck is the silly censorship...lol! Anyway, I hope nobody from either party cares what Cheney thinks but I was surprised to see his daughter so quickly and publicly denounce him. Annie
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Parents and children disagreeing on a specific topic, doesn't seem all that unusual to me. I agree with my father about 95%, yet we have disagreements on things. Like he believes that OPEC is dictation prices to America still. I do not. I would be surprised if this gets dirty. As for Palin, I would actually agree with Cheney. I used to think that Palin was a great choice. But in retrospect, I am now convinced it was a horrible choice. McCain spent 20 some years fighting the Republicans. Attacking them in public. Voting against them at a every turn. And basically acting like a Democrat. Then he runs for POUS, he generates no enthusiasm at all, and why would he given his history of attacking the party he's running for? How can anyone Republican get enthused about running the anti-Republican? It would be like after the Revolution, having the British General run for office. How excited would you expect us to be? So McCain looks around and finds Sarah Palin, a full Free-Market Capitalist Conservative Republican. At first this seems like a great idea, but not even a few months later, there's more excitement for the VP than the Prez. More people knew Sarah Palin, than people who knew McCain. I even met people who thought Palin was the Candidate for Prez, and didn't know who McCain was. Well this of course makes for a very bad mix. Not only that, but Palin is placed in the uncomfortable position of pushing ideas that she herself doesn't believe in, because they are McCain's platform. There were only two really bad interviews with Palin, and both were her trying to pretend she supported ideas that she didn't agree with. So I agree with Cheney. Palin was a bad pick. Not because Palin was bad. But because McCain was bad, and it nearly ruined Palin's chances of being President. I wish McCain had picked some other crappy moderate anti-Republican like himself, and that way he could sink someone I didn't care about.
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@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
1 Aug 12
I think Cheney is trying to have a little input and hopefully influence the GOP to make a wiser choice for VP candidate this time. When they chose Sarah Palin, I was glad they had a conservative on the ticket, but at the same time kind of felt uneasy about her because she had no grace under fire. Also there are a lot of conservative women wouldn't vote for a woman, and so I think she was a poor choice. That being said, I think Palin probably made a fine governor and is probably a good person, but not so much for the presidency.