And I must say I couldn't have said it better myself although in basically similar terms, I have many times over the past six years!
The difference is that people will listen to Dick Cheney who can hopefully change some minds before Barack Obama has permanently destroyed our country!
Dick Cheney's offers seven thoughts about Barack Obama, his administration and his overall presidency!
- “I look at Barack Obama and I see the worst president in my lifetime, without question — and that’s saying something. I used to have significant criticism of Jimmy Carter, but compared to Barack Obama and the damage he is doing to the nation — it’s a tragedy, a real tragedy, and we are going to pay a hell of a price just trying to dig out from under his presidency.”
- “They’re playing the race card, in my view. Certainly we haven’t given up — nor should we give up — the right to criticize an administration and public officials. To say that we criticize, or that I criticize, Barack Obama or Eric Holder because of race, I just think it’s obviously not true. My view of it is the criticism is merited because of performance — or lack of performance, because of incompetence. It hasn’t got anything to do with race.”
- “He’s done enormous damage to the military. I think what’s happened to the military in terms of morale, in terms of financing, budget and so forth is just devastating. The way Obama is functioning now, he’s crippling the capacity of future presidents to deal with future crises. It takes a long time to build up that military force. And I am absolutely convinced there will be a future president — two or three times down the road, perhaps — who will be faced with a major crisis and will not have the military capability he needs to deal with it.”
- “General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the new president of Egypt, has been to Moscow; he hasn’t been to the United States. It’s not because he loves Russians; it’s because the political price he would have to pay domestically, inside Egypt, to come to the United States and be seen with Barack Obama would be very damaging for him. Our friends no longer trust us, and our adversaries no longer fear us. We’ve created a huge vacuum in that part of the world, and ISIS has moved in big-time.”
- “I’ve been disappointed, I guess, in the Obama administration’s response [to Ferguson]. I think there should have been more people who were ready to stand up and say, ‘Look, the evidence is pretty overwhelming. The grand jury has reviewed it thoroughly. Here’s what we know. This is what happened.’ And that we should not sort of throw it all over on the burden of race, or racial inequality or racial discrimination, as being responsible for this particular event. I think that would be wrong, and it bothers me that that kind of an incident has generated that kind of response.”
- “When I look at Barack Obama I see a guy who is not part of the consensus that has governed Republican and Democratic administrations alike since Harry Truman’s day. ... [T]here’s been a basic fundamental belief since the end of World War II that United States leadership in the world produces a far more peaceful, less hostile world and greater prosperity. The U.S. has to play a leadership role. And it’s going to take a lot to rebuild the damage that has been done over the past few years, because we’ve actively conveyed to the world the notion — this president has — that we no longer believe that.”
- “If you want to get Putin’s attention, you really ought to whack him economically. ... What’s happening to oil prices now, frankly, is a blessing for us, because it really puts the screws to Putin. He’s so dependent on oil, in terms of his economy, that we ought to do everything we can to encourage that. So it’s a mind-set that is, I think, totally lacking in this administration. I don’t know where the president gets his guidance. I don’t know who he talks to; I don’t know who he listens to. He has gone through defense secretaries; you know, he sort of chews them up and spits them out.”