Dick Cheney not such an Enzi fan these days it seems

posted at 3:31 pm on October 27, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

This was a pretty good interview with Dick Cheney all around on ABC this morning. It was broken out into a few segments and covered plenty of ground. Portions of it had to do with his new book in which he discusses some fairly heavy, non-policy topics, specifically dealing with his own mortality while waiting for his heart surgery.

We’ll have the video in a second, but it’s worth noting that the political stuff he did cover was fairly spicy, as you’ve come to expect. When asked about Liz’s run back home in Wyoming, he wasn’t just cheerleading for her… he was taking some shots at Enzi.

“Mike has a record, if you go back and review his finances, of getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That’s more than any senator of either party. He doesn’t get much money from Wyoming,” Cheney told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “In the quarter just reported, Liz got 25 percent of her funds from Wyoming; he got 13 percent of his from Wyoming. She outraised him in the last quarter, over a million dollars in the first quarter out there.”

Cheney also took Enzi to task for saying that the pair are fishing buddies in an interview this week with The Daily Beast.

“Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true. Never happened,” Cheney said.

I can see criticizing Mike Enzi on the fundraising thing. I mean, it’s not much to go on, but nobody has had much luck finding anything to throw at Enzi’s wall that’s sticking with Wyoming voters. But the fishing comment? That’s just hurtful, Dick. Is there nothing left which can cross political boundaries and bind us all together? As a lifetime fisherman, I’d hope it could at least be that. But alas… apparently not.

Exit question, as I prepare for the Jets game. (We’re going to win, by the way. That’s why Ed didn’t pick the game.) Dick Cheney is no stranger to political battles at any level. How much of this is him seeing something in the Enzi race that nobody else is talking about, and how much is putting on the required good face for his daughter? Is there really any bad blood between he and Enzi which just never made headlines before, or is this just part of the theater of politics and all will be forgiven and forgotten once the race is over?


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Figures. And Dick Cheney has been one the biggest big business style amnesty pushers of them all. Liz was silent on amnesty, in apparent agreement with her father and Rubio’s senate bill… until a few months ago after a real lot of racket was made about Liz’s amnesty connections, then Liz flip flopped. Clearly that is not her true position on amnesty, and she will join Rubio in pushing amnesty if she got elected.

Those are the worse types. The big businesses that selfishly have pushed cheap labor amnesty for decades, and now we are in this horrible boat where that cheap labor is going to come back and bite us as they demand that they get their “fair” share of redistribution $ as are country goes full socialist. Thanks Dick Cheney et al!

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I should also mention that Enzi has been among the most vocal, if not the most vocal, opponents of amnesty and the senate amnesty bill. Right in the middle of Enzi’s fight against Rubio’s bill is when Liz announced her candidacy. Coincidence? I think not.

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 3:42 PM

He has to look at his daughter more than he has to look at Enzi. Grain of salt and all that. Can’t really care what “Dad” has to say. My momma thinks I’m pretty, too.

Anyone here from Wyoming that can give us a local update? What does the citizenry themselves think?

kim roy on October 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM

No one really knows why Liz Cheney is running against Enzi.

Just because she can doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a good idea.

Pork-Chop on October 27, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I’ll say this about him, at least he’s out there fighting the good fight.

It’s too bad that Bush and Romney don’t think that conservatism is worth fighting for.

faraway on October 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Screw American royal families. I’m sick of them.

DFCtomm on October 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

OT: GM’s Lutz: “Feds said, ‘we’re giving you 60 billion dollars. Drop Pontiac or you won’t get the cash.’”

Extortion? RICO?

faraway on October 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Dick: “Mike is an old Wyoming buddy of mine. I can’t go out there and badmouth him.”

Liz: “But daddy, daddy I want a Senate seat! NOW!”

Mark1971 on October 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

No one really knows why Liz Cheney is running against Enzi.

Just because she can doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a good idea.

Pork-Chop on October 27, 2013 at 3:54 PM

So, you’re not buying this explanation?

I should also mention that Enzi has been among the most vocal, if not the most vocal, opponents of amnesty and the senate amnesty bill. Right in the middle of Enzi’s fight against Rubio’s bill is when Liz announced her candidacy. Coincidence? I think not.

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 3:42 PM

It’s the first thing I thought of when Cheney got into the race. Especially since it was so hard to find anything on the internet about her position on our immigrant criminal class. She’s certainly not running to be a more stalwart conservative than Enzi.

Fenris on October 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

OT: GM’s Lutz: “Feds said, ‘we’re giving you 60 billion dollars. Drop Pontiac or you won’t get the cash.’”

Extortion? RICO?

faraway on October 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

…yep!…yep!

KOOLAID2 on October 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

He doesn’t get much money from Wyoming

No one lives in Wyoming, Dumb-ass, but their senators have as much power as a senator from California or New York, so why would it be surprising that Wyoming senators get a lot of outside money.

Buddahpundit on October 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM

“Mike has a record, if you go back and review his finances, of getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That’s more than any senator of either party. He doesn’t get much money from Wyoming,”

Hello? Wyoming is the least populous state in the nation, Dick. Wouldn’t that kind of make sense, then, especially when also taking into account it’s remoteness from the political centers of the nation?

Dusty on October 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

[Buddahpundit on October 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM]

Ha, you beat me to it.

Dusty on October 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Speaking of amnesty, now Rubio says a piecemeal non-comprehensive approach would have been the best way. Right, that after he spent months tirelessly pushing his comprehensive bill. If he thinks that a piecemeal approach is better, why didn’t baby faced Rubio think before he acted? Before he acted in complete concert with this apparent director Chuck Schumer? Either the guy isn’t exactly the brightest bulb, or there’s major truth to what a lot of people are saying that Rubio’s Chief of Staff Ceasar Conda, an immigration lawyer and long time major amnesty proponent, that Rubio was in effect a Trojan Horse that deliberately lied to the voters about his supposedly unshakeable opposition to amnesty.

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

OT: I watching Children of the Damned…..no, no…it’s the Cowboys.

d1carter on October 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM

OT: I watching Children of the Damned…..no, no…it’s the Cowboys.

d1carter on October 27, 2013 at 4:32 PM

….the Lions turned the ball over 4 times…and what an ending!

KOOLAID2 on October 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

why didn’t she run in the state she has been living in for past years?
yeah this whole thing smells to me.
oh well, up to the voters there.

dmacleo on October 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

And speaking of Rubio’s push now for the House to pass several smaller piecemeal bills on amnesty, now I see there could by rhyme to Rubio’s apparent madness. My understanding is that with those several “pieces” passed by the House, those pieces could be assembled together into a kind of whole, and used to conference with the senate, and then with Boehner in charge, we could end up with in effect Rubio’s senate bill nearly verbatim enacted into law.

The House needs to refrain from doing any piecemeal actions on amnesty now. The House needs to wait until the senate bill has comfortably “expired.” Maybe that’s next year, or even the next. Otherwise we could be in a whole lot of trouble.

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

As the great Radio host Jim Eason used to say, DRIP. Don’t Return Incumbent Politicians.

Nexialist on October 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Is Jazz playing for the jets now????

rik on October 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Those are the worse types. The big businesses that selfishly have pushed cheap labor amnesty for decades, and now we are in this horrible boat where that cheap labor is going to come back and bite us as they demand that they get their “fair” share of redistribution $ as are country goes full socialist. Thanks Dick Cheney et al!

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Shouldn’t we allow the “free market” to determine what a fair wage is? If big or small business wants to import a bunch of low skilled immigrants to do the jobs American workers are demanding decent money for, who is the government to stop them? Thought this was a “conservative” blog.

loveofcountry on October 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Shouldn’t we allow the “free market” to determine what a fair wage is? If big or small business wants to import a bunch of low skilled immigrants to do the jobs American workers are demanding decent money for, who is the government to stop them? Thought this was a “conservative” blog.

loveofcountry on October 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

It is, you idiotic gnat-brain.

Conservatives are not for illegalities and the destruction of the legal citizens and their children.

Your ‘love’ is for other countries, you hyena. I’d call you a swine, but I like them better than your kind. They are cleaner.

Schadenfreude on October 27, 2013 at 5:19 PM

How much of this is him seeing something in the Enzi race that nobody else is talking about, and how much is putting on the required good face for his daughter

He has been making the rounds, Limbaugh etc, talking awfully nicely about the tea party

I say he is doing damage control for his daughter.

It was his aide, Conda, the immigration lawyer, who with Liz Cheney helped launch Rubio as a ‘tea party’ rebel. Conda subsequently becoming Rubio’s chief of staff. That’s about as close as you can get to King Maker

Dick Cheney is a wonderful debater, articulate and smooth. Too bad such talent isn’t something I can trust

entagor on October 27, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Or, it could be that they never fished together.

Randall Hoven on October 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Shouldn’t we allow the “free market” to determine what a fair wage is? If big or small business wants to import a bunch of low skilled immigrants to do the jobs American workers are demanding decent money for, who is the government to stop them? Thought this was a “conservative” blog.

loveofcountry

Hmm, so basically, you’d support slavery then. No surprise there though. You are a democrat after all.

Hey, I guess if a business wants to blow up the factories of their competition, we should be okay with that too, right? If they can find someone to do it, who is the government to stop them, right? I mean, free market and all.

xblade on October 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Dick Cheney has turned into a regular hit man for the GOP.First there was Palin and then there was Cruz.

If they’re a reformer, expect a shot in the back from good old boy Dick. How absolut4ely discouraging to see one’s legacy sold for the co-ruling party .

Don L on October 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Something’s fishy here.

faraway on October 27, 2013 at 6:01 PM

She never should have run for Senate from Wyoming against a solid conservative.

What an imperial family.

Yah, we need another ‘daddy’s girl’ neocon in an age of constitutionalism.

What an incredible mistake.

KirknBurker on October 27, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I’ve no doubt Liz is raising more money in Wyoming … JACKSON, Wyoming. And Jackson, Liz’s base of operations, might as well be in the Santa Ana range of California instead of the Tetons in Wyoming as far the residents relating to actual Wyoming locals goes. There’s bimbos walking around there with more money in clothes and jewelry on their body than you or I make in a year. And don’t get me started on the women.

Get in your Range Rover and go away Liz. And take Dad with you.

M240H on October 27, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Jets look good today. Only down by 5 touchdowns. Could be worse.

richardb on October 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM

No more Royal families in the gop.

No House of Bush, and no House of Cheney either.

Find something in the PRIVATE sector to do and stop sucking off the Federal Teat and calling it “decades of public service”…..because we KNOW that means you enrich your friends that then turnaround and give to your PACs that you LIVE OFF and use to pay for junkets like Saxby Chambliss to places like Pebble Beach.

You Ruling classers SUCK!!

PappyD61 on October 27, 2013 at 6:32 PM

But the fishing comment? That’s just hurtful, Dick.

Why squishys are more like liberals than they are like conservatives; lying is OK in politics, everybody does it.

I almost gaged when I read one of jazz’s posts yesterday and he referred to HA as his job. Someone pays him for what he does here?

peacenprosperity on October 27, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Oops jets own down by 6 touch downs. Sorry for the earlier misstatement.

richardb on October 27, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It was Rubio’s aide, Conda, the immigration lawyer, who with Liz Cheney helped launch Rubio as a ‘tea party’ rebel. Conda subsequently becoming Rubio’s chief of staff. That’s about as close as you can get to King Maker.

entagor on October 27, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Exactly. Odd, no not odd… predictable, as I said earlier, while Enzi has been among the strongest opponents of amnesty, that right in the middle of Enzi’s fight against Rubio’s amnesty bill is when Liz announced her candidacy.

anotherJoe on October 27, 2013 at 6:54 PM

As the great Radio host Jim Eason used to say, DRIP. Don’t Return Incumbent Politicians.

Nexialist on October 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

That’s fine as a starting point, but would you really want to get rid of a DeMint, Cruz, Palin, Mike Lee, etc.

Some are worth keeping in their seat.

kim roy on October 27, 2013 at 7:50 PM

OT: GM’s Lutz: “Feds said, ‘we’re giving you 60 billion dollars. Drop Pontiac or you won’t get the cash.’”

Extortion? RICO?

faraway on October 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Yeah, like what the hell is up with that? I’m certain that a hard-hitting expose of the issue will be forthcoming.. .. .. ..

Okay, no, it’s not.

98ZJUSMC on October 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Dick Cheney is one of the best men to have ever walked Capital Hill. Long health to you sir!

Axion on October 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Shouldn’t we allow the “free market” to determine what a fair wage is? If big or small business wants to import a bunch of low skilled immigrants to do the jobs American workers are demanding decent money for, who is the government to stop them? Thought this was a “conservative” blog.

loveofcountry on October 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I hate half-assed libertarians. Half-assed because they always seem to forget the other side of their arguments. Can’t have open borders with a welfare state. I’ll make you a deal. You dismantle the welfare state, and then I’ll support your open borders.

DFCtomm on October 28, 2013 at 5:34 AM

Although I no longer live in Wyoming and haven’t for some time, I was born there, grew up there and graduated from the same high school as Dick and Lynne. My parents were Wyomingites through and through. They knew both Vincents and Cheneys and wrote a check every time Dick ran for anything. I have defended Dick Cheney whenever criticism has come up in conversation…until now. My parents are rolling in their graves at the idea that Dick would support his Virginia daughter against a true Wyoming conservative, Enzi. They’d be horrified and want those checks back. If Liz were truly a “4th generation Wyomingite,” she’d get why this run of hers is such a bad idea and may take her out of contention for any run for office anywhere in the future…which will be a shame because she is well spoken and has decent ideas and would have made an excellent candidate from Virginia, or even from Wyoming if she’d actually moved her whole family there and then really lived in the state for several years before throwing her hat in the ring. If you tell her that, though, she might block you from her Facebook…which is another thing that might give some pause as whether she might not be quite ready for prime time elective office.

limmo on October 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM