Cheney Needs to STFU

This guy's like someone who got fired but keeps coming back to the job to tell you that you're not doing it right:
Former vice president Dick Cheney continued his one-man assault on President Obama, issuing a broad condemnation of the White House — from its handling of the CIA interrogation memos to the handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity last night.

Cheney, never one to shy away from a political fistfight, called it "a little bit disturbing" that the Obama administration had released some of the CIA memos "but they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the effort." ... On Obama's handshake with Chavez, Cheney said he "didn't think much of it" but added, more broadly, that he was "concerned with the way that we've been represented overseas."
Keep talking, dipshit. Obama's got an approval rating 50 points higher than you had in the Good Days, so I'm sure you're really endearing the Republican opposition to the American people by insisting on being their most public critic of the popular new president.
"I think you have to be very careful. The world outside there — both our friends and our foes — will be quick to advantage of a situation if they think they're dealing with a weak president or one who's not going to stand up and aggressively defend America's interests.

"The United States provides much of the leadership in the world. We have for a long time. I don't think we've got much to apologize for."

Just days after Obama shook hands and received a gift from Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Cheney called the images of the encounter "not helpful." "I think it sets the wrong standard," Cheney added.

"The president's got to provide leadership and I don't want to be in a position where you don't interact with your adversaries. I think you do need to do that but I think it's got to be done properly. It's got to be done under the right conditions. And it's got to be made clear that you do distinguish between good guys and bad guys, between those who believe in democracy, who are friends and allies of the United States and those who don't."
He's effectively calling Obama a traitor. He's not going to "aggressively defend America's interests" and he's cavorting with the "bad guys." It's the same rhetoric the Bush administration used against their opposition, and it's the same rhetoric the McCain campaign used against Obama during the election. Democrats/liberals/progressives are traitors and terrorist-appeasers. Rinse. Repeat.

Old as petrified shit, and just as ugly.

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