Former Vice President Dick Cheney continues to beat the drum against the new Administration, as well as against those with whom he has had long standing grievances, Today he launched on Colin Powell, expressing the thought that Powell was no longer a Republican, and that Rush Limbaugh’s conservative bona fides made him preferable to Powell. From Politico:
“Well if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh,” Cheney told moderator Bob Schieffer. “My take on it was Colin had already left the party — I didn’t know he was still a Republican.”
A somewhat taken-aback Schieffer asked: “You think he’s not a Republican?”
Cheney responded by pointing out that Powell had endorsed President Barack Obama last fall.
“I assume that that’s some indication of his loyalty and his interest,” Cheney said.
A little different than the Obama aproach with Joe Lieberman, wouldn’t you say? Cheney and Limbaugh are the gifts that keep giving. President Obama is very lucky to have these two still playing prominent roles in Republican politics.