Who does Cheney worship?
May 26th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
7 years ago

Who does Cheney worship?

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney heaped praise on House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, the architect of the GOP Medicare plan.

"I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on," Cheney said, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I hope he doesn't run for president because that would ruin a good man who has a lot of work to do."

Cheney and his wife, Lynne, spoke at the KPMG Global Energy Institute event in Houston Wednesday.

Ryan's plan, which passed in the House and failed in the Senate, has taken center stage among members of both political parties and 2012 presidential candidates as the debate over the budget crisis continues.

Filed under: 2012 • Dick Cheney • Paul Ryan
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  1. Sniffit

    "Who does Cheney worship?"

    Wow...that's not even comment section softball...it's t-ball. Seriously. Someone please make us laugh with something other than "the devil" or "Beelzebub."

    May 26, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. lynn

    If Cheney were a middle-class man in a Ryan economy with voucher insurance, his heart would be a gonner long ago. Cheney is benefitting from multi-millions of dollars in medical care, what he would deny everybody else given his health.

    May 26, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. Republican Robber Baron

    "Cheney and his wife, Lynne, spoke at the KPMG Global Energy Institute "

    It's safe to say Dick Cheney worships $$$ and his own narcissist sense of loyalty to his Big Oil base. BTW – there is a reason why Cheney refused to disclose what energy industry executives he met with dozens of times behind closed doors when if office.

    The Republicans want to destroy Medicare and Social Security – that is the grand "blueprint". It always has been and always will be. The Republicans opposed both from the inception. Go back and study your history.

    May 26, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. GI Joe

    That's an easy one. He worships the devil - sold his soul to the devil for $$$$$ to keep him alive while our boys were dying in Iraq.

    May 26, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. Read This

    This coming from a multimillionaire. It's funny how rich people who can afford to live without Medicare want to tell middle class/poor people how they need to live. I wonder if he wasn't so rich if his heart replacement therapies would have made him live this long under the Medicare program cuts he supports.

    Go to where you need to be Mr. Cheney. (A place very hot or a place with many bars surrounding you)

    May 26, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  6. kierthos

    With a subject like that, I automatically pictured that one clip from Family Guy where Stewie thanks Satan.

    May 26, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Fools wearing tea-pends

    This creature with no heart beat worships only the $.
    Words cannot discribe the vile five time draft-dodging lying scheming piece of crap traitor this is.

    May 26, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  8. Todd M

    Is this a trick question?

    May 26, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Never thought I'd see the day that Dick Cheney would advocate for the complete collapse of the Republican Party. Keep talking, and get er done Dick. Seriously.

    May 26, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Kenny

    If Cheney had been on the health plan Republicans want to put in place, he would be discussed in the past tense. He would be trying to explaine to GOD who this person named Paul Ryan is that he worshiped. Cheney is about as close to nothingness as one can come.

    May 26, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  11. Doug in NYC

    Worshipping yet another FALSE Prophet?

    May 26, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Cheney approves of the RyanDoesntCare Plan. Worships it, in fact. That is a shot across the bow people. Despite all of the talk, spin, and rhetoric to come in the days, weeks, and months ahead about how the plan is just a starting point...NO. It is the desired endpoint. The Republicans decided to continue to pursue The Great Sucker Punch (Nov/2010) and make a quick land grab. It didn't work. They have been trying for decades. They will never give up their goal to end Medicare.

    May 26, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. Debbie

    Cheney worships the God of $$. Oil in Iraq or Ryan's GOP Medicare plan for insurance companies to make more $$. The love of $$ is the root of all evil. Cheney and Ryan are both Evil. Those who voted for Ryan's plan are also evil.

    May 26, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  14. Af

    Yes Cheney, you are just like Judas. You will do exactly what judas did to Jesus if you want the GOP replace medicare with a voucher, hypocrite. You care has been paid by tax payers money, by medicare.

    May 26, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  15. Bill from GA

    Does that mean he no longer worships Big Oil??

    May 26, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. GI Joe

    Watch Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.

    They worship wealth for corporations that pad their pockets.

    Watch closely. More republicans means more destruction of the middle class. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.

    May 26, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  17. Madtown

    The almighty dollar? Crude Oil?

    May 26, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  18. Four and The Door

    Everyone who thinks Medicare is worthwhile should be thankful for Paul Ryan, the one guy who came up with a realistic plan to save it.

    May 26, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  19. Squigman

    That's easy. Cheney.

    May 26, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. Big Al

    Dick Cheney was one of the greatest Vice Presidents we have ever had. Lets hope that his daughter Liz runs for president. She will cut off welfare, education, social security, medicare, medicaid, send all illegals out of this country, set up a dept of morals, cut taxes for the rich, pour billions into new weapon systems, refuse all imported oil from the arabs and tell the poor in this country to leave.

    May 26, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. Moe NY

    In my opinion Cheney worships the almight dollar and nothing else matters to him. Of course, he also worships the ground Paul Ryan walks on due to the fact that Ryan wants to rob the middle class/poor/elderly, and disabled in America to further the republican corporate masters and wealthy. My advice to the republicans/democrats/conservatives/tbags, and any other political party out there is...KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY. I would suggest that these politicans pay back the money they took from both of these funds under the pretense of borrowing...that would certainly go a long way in solving the plight of Medicare and Social Security. Pay back the money you thieves.

    May 26, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  22. Pat in IL

    Cheney's approval is automatically my disapproval. Good grief, someone who is a war monger, hate spewer, greedy narcissist can't even think straight for the good of all. He basically lead a failed administration, had a lot to do with scattering the GOP into oblivion, and should just keep out of policy conversations. Nobody wants to hear what he has to say, because he usually doesn't know what he's talking about. Does he know that if you're on Medicare it's hard to find a doctor? No, because talking to the people and understanding their needs is not anything he is interested in.

    May 26, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  23. Tony in Maine

    That should provide the kiss of death to Ryan. Too bad, I was looking for him to keep people po'ed at the Greedhead Party.

    May 26, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. ART

    He worships Ryan,Satan,oil and profits and who ever is running the Dark side.

    May 26, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  25. Brad

    Is it any wonder his approval rating by the time he left office was around 18%.

    May 26, 2011 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
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