Liz Cheney ‘worse than Joe McCarthy’

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney’s ‘mini me’ is accustomed to drawing the ire of liberals, but her latest attack campaign against the Obama administration has conservatives likening her to one of the most notorious political villains in the last century: Joe McCarthy.

Liz Cheney’s political advocacy group “Keep America Safe” launched an ad suggesting that a number of Justice Department officials are terrorist sympathizers for representing detainees against illegal treatment by the Bush’s administration. The spot labels them the “Al-Qaeda 7.”

Author Paul Mirengoff, a fellow at the conservative Claremont Institute, blogged that the attack was “vicious” and “unfounded.”

Mirengoff compared Cheney to McCarthy and saying her comments were potentially worse than his notorious anti-communist crusades;

“It could be worse than some of the assertions made by McCarthy, depending on some of the validity of those assertions,” Mirengoff said, explaining that at least McCarthy was correct in pinpointing individuals as communist sympathizers. “It is just baseless to suggest that [these DoJ officials] share al Qaeda values… they didn’t actually say it but I think it was a fair implication of what they were saying.”

Also strongly denouncing Cheney’s ad was former legal adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, John Bellinger III, who called it an “unfortunate” partisan move.

“It reflects the politicization and the polarization of terrorism issues,” Bellinger told The American Prospect’s Adam Serwer. “Neither Republicans nor Democrats should be attacking officials in each other’s administrations based solely on the clients they have represented in the past.”

Joesph McCarthy, the late Wisconsin Republican senator, in the 1950’s, led a series of witch hunts against members of Congress, writers, Hollywood actors and directors, for allegedly being closet sympathizers of Soviet communism. His name is now synonymous for the terms “red scare” and “red baiting.” A form of cynical fear mongering Liz Cheney is shamelessly engaging.

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16 Responses to Liz Cheney ‘worse than Joe McCarthy’

  1. Scott Dancer says:

    Liz Cheney is all about legacy.

    She thinks her daddy’s neoconservative values and beliefs kept America safe when he was the de facto president under George W. Bush. But her convenient view and revisionist politics ignores the fact that 9/11 happened under Bush and Cheney.

    I also suspect Liz Cheney may be positioning herself for a run for the US Congress from Virginia.

  2. Mauigirl says:

    Jon Stewart ripped Liz Cheney apart last night – pointed out that several of the alleged terrorist sympathizers went on to hold positions in the Bush administration’s own legal department (not sure of the exact positions at the moment).

    Liz Cheney has always been a bit to the right of Dick, hard to imagine…

  3. Rachel says:

    Mauigirl – I saw Stewart’s take down of Le Liz and it was a thing of beauty. The thing that strikes me most about her is how truly miserable and humorless she seems. Her entire affect and demeanor is reminiscent of rotten meat. Living with her must be a nightmare.

  4. Mets Fan says:

    People like Liz Cheney are a mystery to me.

    Does she actually get up every day and get ready and travel to work by 8 a.m. like a normal person, or is her job to go on FOX Noise and CNN and diss the Democrats and President Obama? Anyone know?

  5. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    I have a job for Liz.

    She’s could manscape me. I need to clean up the monster for my big weekend in Vegas.

  6. Joe in Colorado says:

    Bill Hussein O’Reilly,

    Manscaping is a job Liz is probably intimately familiar with. I will bet you $20 she manscapes her daddy, the Big Dick. Seriously. The relationship between them is that fucked up.

  7. VicoDANIEL says:

    Liz Cheney runs a group called ‘Keep America Safe?’

    So, who was in executive office on September 11th, 2001, when the U.S. suffered the worst attack in the history of the nation?

    A Cheney and a Bush, that’s who. I know the radical right is trying to revise history and confuse the American public into thinking President Obama was responsible for September 11th, but don’t let these whackos fool you.

    Bush was holed up at the “ranch” in Crawford, TX while August 6th, 2001 PDB warned “Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S.”

    And what did Bush and Cheney do? Not a damned thing.

  8. okjimm says:

    I really don’t have much to add to the thread…other than to say hello. I do ‘hello’ well. Hello.

    Point of trivia…. Joe McCarthy is buried about 20 miles from my home, in Appleton, WI. His grave is a good place to piss. Just another added value to drinking beer. 😉

  9. stradella says:

    I’d like to kick this heffa’s ass.

  10. R.J. says:

    If it weren’t for Fox News, this hag wouldn’t see the light of day.

  11. Fran says:

    To quote her father, as spoken in the House Chambers, Liz should go F@%k herself.

    So sick of repugs playing the “terrorism card”.

    They are the ones doing torture, rape pillage & killing innocents, & illegal occupations.

  12. Bee says:

    The picture is hilarious…reminds me of the Edgar Suit in Men in Black.

  13. libhomo says:

    Liz Cheney should face criminal prosecution for obstruction of justice. She is trying to so thoroughly intimidate the Justice Department so they will never prosecute her father for his crimes.

  14. bradfrmphnx says:

    Fizz Cheney is just like all the rest of the neo-con radical right. The more lies she can spew, the more she is worshipped by the enthralled masses of the clan. Sarah Palin better look out, she is being out flanked by the Fizz.

    Point of note: McCarthy didn’t just go after commies. Homosexuals were another one of his targets. Another reason to piss on his grave. Hello back at you Okjimm…would you mind taking a squirt on old McCarthy for me next time around? Be sure to eat a bunch of asparagus first. 🙂

  15. okjimm says:

    You gotz it, Brad!

  16. Jim says:

    What an excellent likeness of Ms. Cheney.

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