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
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Tony

    Cheney worships Ryan. Harold Camping's followers worshiped their prophet. I wonder how they are feeling right now.

    There is one difference though. The end of the world is coming, Republicans- in November 2012.

    May 26, 2011 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. William

    Guess Dick just lost the Jesus crowd.

    May 26, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  3. logic in LA

    The Ryan budget must have more money for for Halliburton in it

    May 26, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. GOP Hate America

    As long as cheney gets his healthcare paid for who cares about the rest

    May 26, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans are trying to save Ryan from himself, now they want him to run for President and then here comes the final blow Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney has the best healthcare money can buy, he should be worshipping God.

    May 26, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. Rob

    That's easy. He worships the dark side of the force. They don't call him Darth Cheney for nothing. After all, the man survived numerous heart attacks and the only reasonable explanation is that the dark side of the force is keeping him alive. Therefore, its an easy step to say that that is what he worships.

    May 26, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. FM

    Is this man (Cheney) not retired?? If one retires, he just relax, forget what he was doing and let others take the place. He is always injecting himself all the times in every aspect. Can anyone advise us when he is really going to retire?? when ?? when he hits100 years and can not follow what is said or going on??????

    May 26, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Q: When has a former Pres/Vice-Pres ever involved himself in the political process after leaving office as much as Cheney?
    A: Never.

    May 26, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. And the nuts just keep on coming

    This is reason enough to not support anything Paul Ryan puts forth.

    May 26, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  10. GrogInOhio

    Says the man with enough money from Halliburton to not need Medicare.

    May 26, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  11. Laverne

    We have billions for wars, but no money for medicare? Something is wrong with this picture, very wrong!

    May 26, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. GOP-Tea Party Radical Social Engineering to Kill Grandma Medicare

    Why would wouldn't he worship the grounds Paul Ryan walks on?....the guy who wants to kill Grandma medicare!

    At least Dick Cheney has his Govt. Healthcare bill being paid for with our TAX dollars for free!...so to Cheney and the rest of his Republican buddies in Congress who are receiving free govt. "socialist" healthcare, screw Grandma medicare or let them die quickly!!!

    May 26, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. Fools wearing tea-pends

    Cheney is typical of selfish wealthy people from here and around the world who can afford to pay any amount to get ahead of US citizens and take advantage of our healthcare system – while displacing our citizens who can't afford to pay for both food and healthcare.
    This is the same crowd who say the US has the best healthcare in the world and we do – so long as you inculde "that money can buy". Dispicable.

    May 26, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Ed

    You mean besides himself?

    May 26, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. GOP-Tea Party Radical Social Engineering to Kill Grandma Medicare

    Can we put Dick Cheney on medicare and give him a voucher to cover the cost of his heart problems?

    Let's see how long that will last or if these tough talk wouldn't be history....at least Cheny is getting free govt. healthcare being funded by tax payers so he can worship a man who wants to kill other people's grandma medicare!!!

    May 26, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  16. Chas in Iowa

    Darth wouldn't feel that way if he had to deal with Medicare himself.
    Darth has the best healthcare money can buy thanks to American taxpayers and Haliburton.

    May 26, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. ruty

    Dick Cheney worships MONEY--which happens to be Halluburton.

    May 26, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  18. shoegazer

    I don't know if I would consider Cheney's support as an endorsement or a curse.I'm more inclined to consider it the latter.

    May 26, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  19. LouAz

    See, I been tellin' ya for years that Darth Cheney was crazy !
    If he was on Medicare like the rest of us he would have been dead years ago.

    May 26, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Well, it appears that he doesn't want to admit that he could be wrong... If he were under 55 and the Ryan plan went into effect, then he would have little chance of getting a reasonablely priced health insurance plan. I think that is the point that many people who have health insurance now will not have it when they retire. Many people plan on having Medicare when they retire because that will take them; other places will charge so much more that it will unaffordable.

    May 26, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. lorenzo

    I wonder who paid for his multiple hospital visits? Time to decide if we want Medicare and if so raise the $ we pay into the program to keep it solvent.

    May 26, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  22. Four and The Door

    We have billions for wars, but no money for medicare? Something is wrong with this picture, very wrong!
    You will be pleased to know that Health Care, not defense is the largest portion of the 2011 federal budget at 18%.

    May 26, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  23. Kevin

    Well, if there was every any doubt that Ryan's plan would be bad for America and the American people, this just eliminated it. If Cheney worships Ryan, he's evil. If he supports the Ryan budget, it's destructive. End of Story. Thanks Dick!

    May 26, 2011 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. m

    MONEY! and OIL!

    May 26, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  25. GonzoinHouston

    You tell 'em, Mr. Cheney! You make sure all your supporters demand that every republican candidate for anything come out and publicly swear allegiance to the Ryan budget plan. Field well-funded primary challenges against any who fail to pay proper homage to this great document!

    And the democrats will wind up with the Oval Office, the House, and a fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

    May 26, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
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