The Daily Walk with Miracles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’
but the NSA is ‘to be believed’
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The Daily Walk with Miracles Stands for on the Major Issues
The Daily Walk with Miracles, from Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’ — but the NSA is ‘to be believed’, June 16, 2013, by David Edwards, used with permission, quoted verbatim.:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama has “no credibility” on the so-called war on terror.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out to the former vice president in a recently-recorded interview that Obama had said that his administration had “scrubbed” National Security Agency (NSA) spying programs and added oversight after Cheney left office.
Cheney insisted that the people operating the NSA programs collecting Internet and phone data authorized by President George W. Bush “are as fine as fine officers as you’re going to find anyplace in the United States military.”
“I trust these guys implicitly with my life. And what I make of what they’re saying is they are to be believed,” he said. “They’re good, honest Americans. They’re patriotic. But they also care very much about their responsibility to safeguard civil liberties.”
“I don’t pay a lot of attention, frankly, to what Barack Obama said,” Cheney continued. “Because I find a lot of it — in other areas, for example, IRS, Benghazi — not credible. I’m obviously not a fan of the incumbent president. I don’t know what he did to the program.”
Wallace pointed out that the president had indicated that the war on terror was coming to an end, and wondered if that made it harder to justify the vast NSA surveillance.
“First of all, he’s wrong,” Cheney declared. “It’s not winding down… The threat’s bigger than ever.”
“So, he’s just dead wrong on the status of the threat,” he added. “In terms of credibility, I don’t think he has credibility. And one of the biggest problems we have is we’ve got an important point where the president of the United States ought to be able to stand up and say, ‘This is a righteous program, it’s a good program, it saved American lives, and I support it.’”
“The problem is the guy has failed to forthright and honest and credible on things like Benghazi and the IRS. So, he’s got no credibility.”
Commentary by Paul Evans:
Cheney knows that there are basically three or four reasons he has come out of virtual seclusion and has spoken to the press and the public. 1.) In the first place, there are those among Democrats who think that Cheney likes being in the spotlight and just wants publicity. He must miss the days of the first George W. Bush administration when he basically ran the country.
2.) Cheney was likely also trying to “trash” Obama. He wanted, and in the manner in which The Raw Story closes their article, to reinject life into the IRS and Benghazi scandals.
3.) He also was, more than trashing just Obama, wanted to paint the Democrats as too liberal for the country’s good. By hitting Democrat posions, they get at Obama too I guess, but it went further than that. The Democratic Party, of course, would be ruined for the 2014 elections if Obama really took one on the chin.
4.) In fact, Obama is more of a middle-of-the-road sort of Democrat. By getting legislation to be halted or made very conservative, which is the way it has been going with Obama, Cheney and the G.O.P. hope to affect the outcomes of all of these points I spoke of above. Actually, I don’t see why the Republicans hate Obama so much. He is economically much more conservative in his economics than almost any liberal would like. He is a hawk on foreign policy matters, putting a lot more money into defense and national security programs even than did Bush. Religiously, I believe that in reality Obama is a dedicated Christian, in his heart of hearts.
The fact that President Obama is not so vocal in matters of religion is caused by the same main factor that has caused so much of the legislation he signed to be actually rather conservative. He is trying, I strongly believe, to represent ALL of the American people, and not just Democrats. However Congress seems to be incapable of passing legislation which is good for the American people.
You should realize that the American people can be fooled part of the time, or almost always, it has seemed to me, at least a good deal of the time. But they have somewhat figured out Congress. That is why Congress’ approval rating recently dipped to a 10 percent approval. If you read the Gallup article at the link, you can see that this approval rating is the lowest since Gallop began measuring Congress’ approval in 1963. Their approval rating is the lowest of the 13 organizations studied, lower in fact than banks.
What The Daily Walk with Miracles Stands For
I used to be a knew-jerk liberal who was very politically naive. In getting more savvy and learning what the truth is, I have moved very much towards the center of the political spectrum. That occured in a short time about the time I changed Evans Politics to a new name, The Daily Walk with Miracles, several months ago.
The news here is strongly meant to be nonpartisan and truthful. But let me give you my exact stance on the most important major issues. First of all, I am a dedicated Christian and put that above all else in my life. This makes me root very much for the little guy, mainly, I think, out of an understanding of what suffereing is, and a wish that the poor and lower middle class could have better lives. I am economically fairly progressive, but would not call myself liberal at all on this issue. To me, liberals can be irresponsible on many of the major issues, and the word progressive implies a higher degree of responsibility and reliability. I have heard progressives called “the left wing of the Democratic Party.” I’m not buying it. I have also heard liberals described as the Democrats’ left wing, and that seems more appropriate to me. Liberals are economically basically hoping they can enact major legislation which might be described as “European style sociallsm.” I really don’t see anything to differentiate them from having those sorts of beliefs. That is, despite many of my progressive economic positions, not something I support at all. Certainly not for several months.
So I may be economically "progressive" as I use the word, but I’m not crazy. Moreover, and this is important, in other major issues, I am basically pretty conservative. I would say this applies to my stances on religion, foreign affairs and national security, and those matters which fall under the general term “patriotism” I have found that my positions have changed from what they were even six months ago. I can only thank God that I am saved and that He has led me closer to what I believe the truth to actually be.
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