What motivates former Vice President Dick Cheney?
You knew Rush would talk about it. After all, Cheney threw him a big bone saying that he preferred the politics of the talk show host over former colleague Colin Powell.
"Well if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh,” Cheney said. “My take on it was Colin had already left the party — I didn’t know he was still a Republican."
But it was Cheney's oft-repeated comments that the nation is less safe under President Obama's direction that led Limbaugh to psycho-analyze the former veep.
"He doesn't need the money," Limbaugh said. "He has no further political ambitions. He is not hot for interns. He is not a torture freak. He knows that he is toxic and despised by the drive-by media and the Democrat party and the left in this country.
"What motivation does Dick Cheney have to go out and say these things?" he asked. "Is it possible that Dick Cheney is motivated by national interest? Is it possible that Dick Cheney is motivated by love of and for his country? Is it possible that Dick Cheney is speaking from his heart and is not speaking politically?"
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Yesterday, Cheney said President Obama's decision to dismantle prisoner interrogation policies and the terrorist surveillance program developed by the Bush administration has made the country less secure.
"I think to the extent that those policies were responsible for saving lives, that the administration is now trying to cancel those policies or end them .. then I think it's fair to argue -- and I do argue -- that that means in the future we're not going to have the same safeguards we've had for the last eight years," he said.
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