Link to Did Cheney Go Too Far? – Saw this title and just started laughing. I mean, come on people think about it – when has Dick NOT gone too far? Dick has two speeds – Machiavellian and Rabid Rottweiller. Either way, this is not a guy who has ever colored within the lines of reason. For those that think I’m pickin on Dick – let me say this… were I in a football game, or a soccer game, or on Wall Street – would love to have Dick on my team, he’d be an invaluable asset.
Were I in combat, REAL combat – not strategy sessions and so on – but the real McCoy with bullets coming at me … this is the last guy I would give a gun to and say "Cover Me". Why? Because Dick does not know the meaning of the word subtle. He is not a surgical instrument. Dick is – a bomb. You toss him into things to shake them up and destroy whatever is in your path. You do not use someone with his outlook and personality style – for anything that requires careful planning or finesse. The guy just does not have it in him. He’s a light bulb – he’s either all on – or he’s all off. Yer either With him – or You’re Agin him… you’re friend or your foe – but there’s nothing in between.
That doesn’t mean Dick’s evil. At least no more so than a pit bull or a attack dog or any other creature with power to harm and maim – that has two settings. It’s pure raw Binary logic – and it’s what’s divided the nation politically. Republicans see themselves as "Right" … not just in their political leanings but in all aspects having a fundamentalist mentality, which is also very binary. "I am a good person", so logic follows that "Since I am a republican and I am a good person – and I make good decisions – that Dick Cheney is a republican so he makes good decisions. If Dick Cheney makes good decisions they are the right decisions." — Pretty simple logic flow. It also means that if Dick Cheney makes a boneheaded statement … that "you" by proxy have made a boneheaded statement. Only… that can’t be true. After all, you’re "right". You’re a good person. So therefore – the statement Dick Cheney made cannot be boneheaded because if it’s true… then you are boneheaded. Hence the problem with trying to reason with a fundamentalist conservative view … it can’t be wrong because if the view is wrong – then you’re wrong. "Error – Error – Danger Will Robinson – Danger – Danger!!" comes to mind, robotic, cold and incapable of accepting it’s own failings binary logic is swift. But it’s seldom true logic. It’s a coin flip with one side of the coin weighted – neither fair, or balanced.
Now – has Dick Cheney gone too far? Depends — if you’re into Binary logic – the answer is either yes… or no.