May 20th, 2009
12:11 PM ET
5 years ago

Dems seek to keep spotlight on Cheney

 The DNC is out with a new Web video highlighting GOP support of  Cheney.
The DNC is out with a new Web video highlighting GOP support of  Cheney.

(CNN) - Eager to keep Dick Cheney in the spotlight, the Democratic National Committee released a Web video Wednesday highlighting recent GOP praise for the former vice president's series of television appearances.

Set to Caleb Delamont's Let Me Know That You Love Me, the video shows clips of House Minority Leader John Boehner and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele praising Cheney's newfound media visibility, even as officials in the Republican party have sought to spotlight a new generation of leadership.

"The Republican Party [hearts] Dick Cheney," the video declares.


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  1. WhoCares?

    Well..Steele agrees with Cheney so the message is dead on.

    May 20, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Tom Paine

    @ adele -

    classy. you must be one of those "sensitive" liberals I keep hearing about...but never meet.

    May 20, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. lefty

    Guilt breeds contempt, and Cheney is the most contemptuous person riding the media train right now. He is guilty by his actions, he knows it, and he figures the only way to fight it is to attack the President. The republican party needs to eliminate him from their ranks, or there won't be any republican party left.

    May 20, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. sky

    Dick keeps the spotlight on himself....no one has to do that for him.....AS time goes by his name will go down in history because of what he and his buddies did to his own party and this country.....he will always be in the spotlight because of his actions.

    May 20, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. kayla

    the subject is about torture.and the repugs. don't try to focus the attention on somebody else. you vipers.

    May 20, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. YESCADOG

    This guy is a complete clown. For the people that think he is smart, lets look at the record. He is responsible for a trillion dollar deficit, the demise of America as a powerhouse in the world, the illegal, no bid contracts to his companies, the joke of a response to Katrina...do I need to go on. I actually feel sorry for Bush. People are blaming him, when anyone with a brain understands that it was that miserable old fart running our country into the ground. Hey Dick, go shoot another buddy.

    May 20, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Mr. Phil

    @ Proud Member

    Cheney "sees the world as it actually is"? Just like he "saw" the WMDs in Iraq? Just like he "saw" the non-existent tie between Al Quaeda and Iraq? Just like he "saw" 9/11 coming after numerous warnings from several security agencies?

    May 20, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Dallas Independent - thank goodness

    @Simpliticus – in your dreams sweetheart!

    May 20, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom

    TO THOSE WHO CRY "SECEDE!": NOW THAT'S UNAMERICAN!

    Yes, keep old DICK in the spotlight, he is condemning himself and the Bush Regime every time he gives an interview!

    May 20, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  10. ck

    LOL.... anything to deflect attention from the moronic behavior of Pelosi, Frank, Obama etc...

    BTW, is it me or does Obama looked perpetually stoned??

    May 20, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Diane Panama City Fl

    Cheney is a Republicanazi freak. Tryng to taint Speaker Pelosi because she may or may not have been informed about waterboarding is like trying to say Eisenhower was some way responsible for the Nazi death camps because he discovered them. Get a clue you brain-dead Republicanazis.

    May 20, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. dotjet

    Miss Mike: "I'd take Cheney as president over Obama or Biden any day. If they think they can outsmart him in a war of words they are even less in touch with reality as I was giving them credit for."

    Oh Mike, Mike, Mikey, Mike . . . you are so clueless it's almost laughable. I would pay BIG money to see a debate between The Dark One (Cheney, that is) and President Obama. The President would mop the floor with Cheney . . . . but it would be an actual debate, with some pretty big words, to YOU might not understand it very well.

    May 20, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Pat F

    Good luck, Dems. With Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, on the run, Cheney will be relegated to the back burner.

    May 20, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. susie

    Pelosi needs the spotlight on her for lying.

    May 20, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Rebecca

    Why is Nancy Pelosi now a target; what about the acts of torture
    being authorized by Cheney/Darth, and Bushwhacked? Let's
    get back to the basics in this case. I am tired of the GOP scapegoating every negative issue they have...
    What a bunch of creeps...this goes to show you it's not about
    "us" , the American people, it's about their (GOP) power, and
    greed.

    UGH!

    May 20, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Johnny5

    To: Proud Member Party of No...

    "Knowing how the world really works", doesn't justify Criminal and Immoral acts against his country. Excuse me, our country!

    May 20, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  17. Simmy

    As long as Keith and Rachel keep harping, the Republicans will diminish even lower in statue......Oh, and thanks Michael Steele.....Your input is invaluable......Rush is a clown........Cheney is the mother lode of the Republican party............

    May 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. Erik S.

    It's only a matter of time until the worm turns once again. With Pelosi and Reid just begging to screw up, the Dems fall from power will be in about 2 years, and these childish ads aren't going to help. So once the Dems lose the house, and the Repubs take over, there will be major pay back for the way the Dems have been attacking and lying on the Repubs (Pelosi trying to save herself) and the Repubs will respond in kind paying back the Dem minority and the whole stupid cycle will start AGAIN.

    May 20, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. TangledThorns

    Cheney is winning and that has the Dems scared. Their anti-Bush rhetoric failed when Pelosi got involved. Same old same old from the Dems.

    May 20, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Gary

    If you take away the Cheney personality and listen to his words, he's opinions are reasonable (not saying I agree with all of them) and the dialogue that he has simulated is important. Maybe Cheney isn't the evil Darth Vader that the Media depicted.

    May 20, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. ANDY2.0

    Dave the truth teller, we love Cheney too. He keeps telling the truth about the Bush Adm. and their illegal and immoral activities. I say let him talk himself right into jail. Whats funny Dave the truth teller is that you are about as truthful as all the rest of the Rethugliklans. But what can you expect from people that have half a brain.

    May 20, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. NOT AS SENSIBLE MIKE

    Dave, The Truth Teller says:

    "I luuuv to read the childish lib rants and their sophmoric insults. Please, libs, provide some more. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!"

    Dave, I have a new name for you: Dave, Completely Oblivious To Irony

    May 20, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  23. ron

    I love the fact that the conservative movement is the US is slowly dying. the sound of the republican party scratching and clawing from inside the casket is music to my ears.

    May 20, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. RUTY

    Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld need to go to prison where all the other crooks are.

    May 20, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. Trudy

    It is unfortunate that Liberals won't stop their ranting and look at the big picture. Cheney is smart, articulate and has absolutely nothing to gain by sitting down for interviews. He does, however, have the safety and preservation of the United States as his sole driving force right now. I implore you to stop the name calling and really investigate the facts. Obama et, al is making this country less stable and unsafe by the day.

    May 20, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
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