'Trumpwashing' Dick Cheney into a Liberal Hero
I am thrilled! You should be too, because the time has come for Dick Cheney to be embraced by #Resistance as one of their own.
A large group of conservative donors and scholars were shocked last weekend after a friendly exchange between Vice President Mike Pence and Dick Cheney, the former vice president, turned tense.
...Cheney not only voiced frustration that Trump's foreign policy closely resembled that of Barack Obama, but also that it was a significant break from GOP presidents of the past.
"I worry that the bottom line of that kind of an approach is we have an administration that looks a lot more like Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan," Cheney said to Pence, according to the Post, which obtained a transcript of the discussion that was off-the-record.
...According to the Post, Cheney also raised concerns over reports that Trump doesn't spend time with his intelligence staff and frequently disagrees with them.
With that Cheney checks off two of the most important #Resistance checkboxes:
#1) Cheney opposed Trump, and, well, let's face it. That's all that's required.
Opposing something Trump wants is all it took for liberals to cheer for Jeff Sessions (plus Sen. Jeff Flake, James B. Comey, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Kochs.)
However, Cheney criticized Trump for breaking with Bush's foreign policy tradition.
If there is one thing #Resistance really likes is major players in the Bush Administration foreign policy, like John McCain and Dubya, of course.
#2) Cheney criticized Trump's treatment of the FBI and CIA.
If there is one thing #Resistance absolutely loves, loves, loves is the intelligence agencies.
According to Dan Kovalik, a human rights and labour lawyer and adjunct law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, the liberal left was already in ideological confusion when Trump turbo-charged the process.
...“And so, bizarrely, liberals have decided that the CIA and FBI – despite their well-known history of suppressing civil liberties and civil rights in this country and abroad – are now noble institutions which should be believed and respected. This is because the CIA and FBI have largely taken an oppositional stance towards Trump.”
So you can see that Cheney is more than qualified to be a member of #Resistance.
It's only a matter of time before it becomes official.