Dem Rep. Eric Massa Smacks Cheney: ‘Political diarrhea of the mouth’

As I’ve said before, I don’t care for MSNBC’s The Ed Show. Host Ed Schultz enjoys inflammatory rhetoric. On Wednesday, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) gave him some.

From the raw story:

"We need to grow a spine and stand up and show America exactly who did what," Massa said, pointing to Cheney’s role in the events leading to the Christmas day attempt and the fact that the Bush administration took several days longer than Obama to address the 2001 shoe-bomber incident.

"It was Dick Cheney personally responsible for the release of the masterminds of the Christmas airline terror plot," he said, accusing the former vice president of shifting his culpability to Democrats.

"It makes no difference what we do, this man suffers from political diarrhea of the mouth, and unless we stand up and call it as it is he’s going to keep on getting away with it," Massa said.

Host Ed Schultz called Cheney a "coward" and heatedly rebuffed the GOP meme that their party is more effective on national security, and said the Democratic Party cedes ground by failing to counter these claims.

Yes, Dick Cheney needs to shut up, but he won’t. He’s angry. Very angry. That much anger can’t be good for your health.

Take a walk, Dick. Take up tennis or yoga.

Dick Cheney: The GOP’s Last Great White Hope

Dick Cheney

Christopher Barron, a Washington-based campaign consultant and lawyer, wants Dick Cheney to be your next President of the United States. He wants your help to convince the GOP’s last Great White Hope to run for president in 2012.

Yes, I know. At the mere mention of the word “draft,” Dick Cheney will be crying for a deferment.

From the Chicago Tibune’s Swamp:

An admirer of the former vice president filed papers today in Washington for a committee with a goal of getting Cheney to run for president in 2012.

“The 2012 race for the Republican nomination for president will be about much more then who will be the party’s standard bearer against Barack Obama,” says organizer Christopher Barron. “The race is about the heart and soul of the GOP.”

Barron calls Cheney, the former congressman and Defense Secretary in the first Bush administratiion who arguably was the most powerful vice president of all, who played a central role in the war strategies and national security initiatives of the second Bush admnistraton, who served two terms as vice president and served three other presidents in his time, the only member of the GOP “with the experience, political courage and unwavering commitment to the values that made our party strong.”

Barron served as the national political director for the Log Cabin Republicans, ” the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.” The Log Cabin Rebublicans boast on their home page they are working to build an “inclusive GOP,” and they support “fair-minded Republican leaders.”

The Events Calendar on DraftCheney2012.com is full through August 2010:

  • Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day
  • Jan 1 New Years Day
  • Jan 20 Dick Cheney’s Birthday
  • Aug 14 Lynne Cheney’s Birthday

Good luck to Mr. Barron. With Dick Cheney joining Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as the prime contenders for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination, the GOP primary season should be one for the record books.

Olbermann to Cheney: “You’re Lying”

Keith Olbermann at his best, taking Dick Cheney to task over his recent absurd remarks criticizingthe Obama administration.

Great line: “Mr. Cheney, which orifice are you pulling these numbers from?”