A scandalized Chris Matthews on Friday railed against Dick Cheney for having the audacity to call out Barack Obama's "lie" on Americans being able to keep their health insurance. An angry Matthews fumed, " Dick Cheney comes right out and calls [Obama] a liar. When a right-wing back-bencher did that four years ago, he was called out for rebuke even by his own party. The host continued, "Well, now what was condemned as historic bad behavior comes snarling out of Dick Cheney's mouth and nobody says to shut up. Or is it a language specially treated for the country's first African-American president?
DISSING COUSINS: OBAMA, CHENEY, BUSH RELATED
Lynne Cheney: ‘Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins.’ – ThinkProgress
By Steve Holland - Analysis. The invited guests and journalists in a nondescript conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, several blocks from the White House, waited for Cheney but first got Obama instead -- on a big TV screen. Cheney, backstage, waited patiently for the former Democratic senator to finish his minute speech, but could not resist the first of many barbs when he stepped to the podium almost an hour behind schedule. An unsmiling Cheney delivered his shots without any significant inflection -- even as he described the most dramatic hours of the Bush presidency, the chaos of September 11, when hijacked airliners were on the loose and Cheney was moved to an underground bunker. Cheney, who often took a low-profile role as vice president, was off on a high-profile, wide-ranging attack. Turning his attention to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been caught in a storm of controversy over whether she knew about interrogation methods in that she now condemns, Cheney was dismissive.
Michael Klare, The Cheney Effect (in the Obama Administration)
Barack Obama often jokes in his campaign speeches about a genealogical survey last year that found he is a distant cousin of Dick Cheney. Now there is more bad news for Obama: a study published yesterday found he is related to George Bush as well. The society, a non-profit organisation, found he is also related to Churchill. It said it investigated the blood lines of the three presidential hopefuls. Obama and Bush are 10th cousins, once removed, linked by Samuel Hinkley of Cape Cod, who died in
Americans were offered startlingly contrasting visions of how to deal with the threat of militant Islamists in rival addresses by the two men, who were speaking less than a mile from each other in Washington. Each laid out, in at times bitingly personal language, opposite interpretations of the eight-year record of President George W. Mr Obama said: "Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions Mr Cheney responded that there had been no terrorist attack on the United States in the 2, days after the al-Qaeda strikes of because it had "followed through" and "stayed true to our word" by going on the offensive.