The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

23 July 2007

Cheney Briefly Assumes Presidency, Talk Radio, The Nation

KOOKY OVER CHENEY

Unsurprisingly, Left's Crackpot Predictions Didn't Come True







Just as nearly every rational American had expected, Dick Cheney's brief assumption of the presidency on Saturday was uneventful. The world didn't come to an end, nor did the Veep make any sudden, significant moves.

In fact, those who don't follow the news probably weren't even aware he had temporarily been handed power while Bush underwent a colon exam.

But to a small minority, those dwelling in the left- wing kookdom of libtalk and "nutroots" blogs, Cheney's power grab was a reason to hide in the hills.

And nowhere was that more evident than on "progressive" talk radio, where Air America Host Rachel Maddow and guest John Nichols of The Nation went off the deep end during Friday evening's show.

First, Maddow's opening monologue provided this Kerry- style "botched joke":


MADDOW: (noting a busy political week) “...ending with us learning that Dick Cheney is gonna be president, officially. Tomorrow, the president going in for a routine colonoscopy tomorrow and while he will be out, Dick will be in, umm, I know that’s a horrible thing to say. Dick Cheney will be president, at least for a couple of hours.”


Then, during the Nichols interview, things went from bad to worse when Maddow asked whether Cheney might try to pull a fast one:


NICHOLS: (initially joking) “If I was the Iranians I’d be a little scared.”

[...]

“He (Cheney) does like to work with his puppet (Bush), and so I don’t think you have to assume Dick Cheney is gonna do anything particularly in those areas tomorrow; he may pull the wings off of a couple of birds or something like that (Maddow laughs), but you know, shoot some frogs, or a hunting partner in the face... He might choose to pardon someone, this is an interesting concept. With three hours, he could really start going on some pardons.”


Given how quick the left is to pounce on what it sees as extreme comments from the right, why should this stand unchallenged? Had a conservative said that a Democrat would pull wings off of birds, there's little doubt he would end up as Keith Olbermann's Worst Person In The World.

In addition, since nothing happened during Cheney's brief reign, why should these people have any more credibility than the Y2K fanatics who thought we should build log cabins in the woods?


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4 Comments:

  • Absolutly pathetic, Maloney your a hack of the highest order, no kidding.
    this is your example of the "kooky left' making tin foil hat predictions?


    He (Cheney) does like to work with his puppet (Bush), and so I don’t think you have to assume Dick Cheney is gonna do anything particularly in those areas tomorrow; he may pull the wings off of a couple of birds or something like that (Maddow laughs), but you know, shoot some frogs, or a hunting partner in the face...




    Unreal, your a f*cking hack, sounds like a humorous exchange, not a "tin foil hat" conspiracy. Your a complete idiot, either you are retarded, or you love showing contempt for your 12% readership



    only "fringe" is YOU. Your a fringe, Anti-American radical. Anyone who takes party over country, seriously should be tried for treason

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 23 July, 2007 15:08  

  • Brian wants to take action against this

    ; he may pull the wings off of a couple of birds or something like that (Maddow laughs), but you know, shoot some frogs, or a hunting partner in the face.


    ohhh!!!!! Damm it, a host insulting a V.P with a 9% approval rating, 9% approval rating. America hates Cheney. Your a complete HACk

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 23 July, 2007 15:10  

  • what con fear

    Bruce Fein supporting impeachment

    a regainite !! a conservative!! The same man who wrote Clinton's articles of impeachment


    amazing silence from the party over country crowd.

    Real conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, independents all support impeachment of Cheney and Bush

    Cons are terrified of the implications of Bruce Fein joining in the case for impeachment...

    IMPEACHMENT, america is in non-partisan agreement

    far left?

    haha hahahahahahah ahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    The most vocal on impeachment is from the right

    kind of kills all the RNC talking points.

    so irrelevant
    so hated
    so treasonous


    your not a conservative
    you are a party line hack, a party over country hack, America has abandoned your philosophy in droves

    party over country, rejected by America

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 23 July, 2007 17:30  

  • Dear Brian:

    You seriously misrepresented what Rachel Maddow said. I heard the whole thing. Her tone was joking and light.

    Maddow is not a crazy lefty. She's quite sharp, and she's not given to craziness. She's actually a bit middle of the road.

    It's true she wants Cheney and Bush impeached, but, heck, polls indicate that most U.S. citizens want that now.

    This is really dishonest on your part.

    I don't get it. Why do you feel compelled to distort facts? Do you really believe the stuff you put out there? Are you a pathological liar? Or is it just shtick that you hope will get you more money?

    It's possible to make arguments from the right without lying and distortion. (Although it may not be possible to defend the Bush administration without lying and distortion.)

    By Blogger metrodorus, at 23 July, 2007 20:45  

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