June 8, 2015 2:00 pm -


Dick Cheney just doesn’t understand Barack Obama.

“I’ve tried for a long time, John, to try to understand what makes him tick, and frankly I don’t know,” he said. Cheney commented specifically on Obama’s handling of ISIS, saying that he was confused by the president’s counterterrorism strategy in the region where the extremist group operates.

“Obama has placed pretty severe limits on what our air guys can do. I think he doesn’t really want to be there — I think he’s there very reluctantly in terms of having fielded a limited force, because he felt after ISIS moved in in a big way and is obviously such a major threat, he felt that he had to do something politically, but it’s half a loaf, it’s pin pricks,” he said.

“In order to be really effective with air power, you’ve got to be able to actively and aggressively go hit those targets, and that means targeting … that means flying enough missions to be able to do the job, and clearly they’re not allowed to do that at this point.”

Cheney also criticized potential 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the interview, arguing that she had faced too much scandal to be taken seriously in the Oval Office.

“I must say I am surprised there isn’t more opposition to her within the Democratic Party,” he said. “I think there’s serious problems there that need to be investigated. If I was a Democratic voter, I would be looking for new talent.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Cheney: ‘I Don’t Know What Makes Obama Tick’

  1. causeican June 8th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I waiting for all the warmonger’s children and grandchildren to stand on the frontline of the war and then I’m right behind them.

    • socialism101 June 8th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Your favorite position right?

      • causeican June 8th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

        One of many.

  2. OldLefty June 8th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I’ll bet he doesn’t know what makes any normal, patriotic Americans tick.
    He sure knows how to do business with dictators, though.

  3. Hirightnow June 8th, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Well, not being human, it’s really no surprise that he doesn’t understand them.

  4. alpacadaddy June 8th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Jebus WHERE do you start? “She has faced too much scandal to be in the Oval office”? So say’s the biggest liar, cheater, war-mongering draft-dodging croney-capitalist war-profiteering WAR CRIMINAL on the ENTIRE planet? This unrepentant bag of pus makes me ashamed to be on the same planet, but we are not of the same species because he HAS NO HEART, NO CONSCIENCE, no decency, and most of all NO business opening his evil pie-hole except for a long overdue apology for the thousands of lives he ruined in his pursuit of the all-mighty dollar.

  5. Mike June 8th, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t know the first thing about running an air campaign but I’m more confident in Obama’s handling of ISIS than I was of Cheney’s Iraq War Debacle.
    How does this guy have the gall to go on TV and bitch about another Pres’s handling of a war with his track record…???

  6. Suzanne McFly June 8th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    You don’t know what makes him tick? It is a foreign organ to you dick, its called a heart. And unlike your last “boss” dick, he has a brain that works with his heart to not only do what is morally right, but what is justified. Shut your pie hole and go away and please just Fade To Black.

    • Bunya June 8th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      After his disastrously failed foreign policy strategy, Dick Cheney is going to lecture us on how President Obama should handle ISIS? What an asshole! He has no shame.

  7. Suzanne McFly June 8th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I wish he understood that.

  8. Tim Coolio June 8th, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Cheney and his war comments, it’s all about
    sacrifice….as long as someone else does the
    sacrificing and he does the posturing, at no
    risk to himself, I would imagine all the ones
    lost in the Iraq war had
    better things to do when they made the ultimate

  9. AnthonyLook June 8th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Cheney only recognizes evil in the hearts of men; that’s why he is clueless about Obama.

  10. allison1050 June 8th, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    As old as this chicken hawk is he still doesn’t know what makes himself tick.

  11. labman57 June 8th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Ironic comment from a man who lacks a functioning heart … and one who was born without a soul.

  12. cecilia June 8th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    a robot has more empathy

  13. Nemacolin June 8th, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    For a very clever man, he is not too bright.

    • fahvel June 9th, 2015 at 2:50 am

      not clever – soulless and evil and devoid of any feelings that are common in most mammals.

  14. Talkin_Truth June 9th, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Cheney: ‘I Don’t Know What Makes Obama Tick’

    It’s called “public service,” Dick.

    We liberals still believe in it.

  15. William June 9th, 2015 at 1:19 am

    “that he was confused by the president’s counterterrorism strategy in the region where the extremist group operates.
    “Says the guy who bombed the wrong country.

  16. fahvel June 9th, 2015 at 2:48 am

    what makes this evil thing tick is a wind up toy heart – when is the spring going to go boink, unwind and rip his chest apart?????

  17. rg9rts June 9th, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Hey Dickie…a heart and a conscience….both of which you lack