That’s Right Nate

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Dick Cheney’s Popularity Soars to New Highs

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People find many similiarities between Jack Nicholson's portrayal of an officer and Dick Cheney

People find many similiarities between Jack Nicholson's portrayal of an officer and Dick Cheney

With his recent media blitz, Dick Cheney’s favorability ratings have soared over 30% and are approaching where the Republican administration’s were at the end of 2008.   Reasons for 1/3 of America now embracing Cheney range from his charming daughter to people who just wished that he was still running the country.  Cheney now finds himself nearly 20 percentage points ahead of Fidel Castro and trailing Obama by less than 40%.   This is good news for Cheney who had previously been unable to break half of Obama’s approval rating. In fact he now tops Lou Dobbs among Mexican immigrants by a 3 to 2 margin at 3% to 2%.

Even MSNBC liberals are seeing this.   Joe Scarborough recently said the Dick Cheney’s speech this week was just like the speech that Jack Nicholson gave as Colonel Jessup in a Few Good Men.  In that movie, Tom Cruise is grilling him on the stand about some alleged wrongdoing under his command.   He gives a now famous speech, basically telling Cruise “you can’t handle the truth”  and is acquitted by an awestruck jury.  Likewise, the jury of political opinion, I believe, will acquit Cheney.

Now some people will say, “so what?”  Joe Scarborough is no liberal.   He was a Republican Congressman.   However,  simply by hosting his show on MSNBC shows his liberal bias.  If he was conservative he’d never appear on a biased station like that.   Unlike Fox which provides Fair and Balanced coverage by taking pains to give  the Neo Con, Libertarian, and Traditional Conservative views on the issues of the day, MSNBC makes no claim to such objectivity.

Where is left for Cheney to go?  Well I have a list of milestones so we can chart his progress:

  1. Percent of Americans who don’t believe in evolution (51%)
  2. Young Americans between 11-17 who were convinced by Clinton’s scandal with Lewinsky that it was OK to lie. (40%)
  3. Percent of Saudis who view the United States favorably (40%)
  4. People who believe we totally need to rebuild our health care system (38%)
  5. Catholics who attend mass weekly who were in favor of giving Obama an honorary degree (37%)

Written by thatsrightnate

May 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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  1. Хорошая работа!


    May 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

  2. Wha…?! Cedarash, I don’t know what you said up there – its all just greek to me.

    Anyway, coming back to the issue at hand… I just want to make two comments, Nate. (1) That picture above is not from “A Few Good Men”, although I can see how you might get confused – he looks like our Great Leader, Dick Chaney, in this pic. In that movie Nicholson wore a cap all the time so you couldn’t see that he was going bald. And, also… (2) at the end of the movie he was taken to the brig by some XL size military police types, kicking and screaming, “you are all wrong… freedom is blood… kill all the a-rabs and c-ubans but first I’ll kill you with my bare hands…” or some such things. I know because I watched this movie just a few days ago late at night after running out of things to do because I had already finished all the beer I had in my fridge.


    September 3, 2009 at 8:22 am

  3. 1) I’m pretty sure that’s from A Few Good Men
    2) I’m also pretty sure that he gives this great speech about Tom Cruise not being able to handle the truth because no truth handler was he. Then I believe he’s exonerated.


    September 3, 2009 at 11:51 am

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