Warmonger Tom Cotton Wants To Put Dick Cheney In Charge Of The House


On Monday, Politico reported that Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney should replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Tom Cotton was the principal author of the infamous “Iran letter,” which was signed by 47 GOP Senators in March, so his affinity for the war mongering Dick Cheney is hardly surprising. Nevertheless, suggesting that Cheney should take over as Speaker of the House shows just how invested Cotton is in his desire to start another war halfway around the globe.

Cotton told Politico:

Look, these are trying times for our nation. It’s important to have a steady hand on the helm during times like this. I think experience really counts in a matter like this. I think House leadership experience really matters. And as you know the speaker doesn’t have to be a member of the House: So therefore, Vice President Cheney for speaker.

When asked if he was serious, Cotton doubled down by responding:

He’s a man of the House, he says that himself.

Senator Tom Cotton is no doubt serious about his adoration for Dick Cheney. However, outside the ideological bubble of neo-conservative chickenhawks who still regard Cheney as a statesman, the former Vice President is not so well regarded. Cheney is a polarizing figure. Perhaps Tom Cotton is unaware that when the Bush-Cheney regime left the White House, only 22 percent of Americans approved of their job performance, compared to 73 percent who disapproved.

The administration left office as one of the most reviled political administrations in American history, and much of the blame goes to Dick Cheney for promoting a disastrously aggressive foreign policy. Choosing Dick Cheney for Speaker of the House, would be an even bigger mistake than bringing back former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has also been named as a possible replacement for Boehner.

Tom Cotton is unlikely to get his wish. However his idea should remind voters that while Tom Cotton may seem like a fresh new face in the conservative Republican movement, he supports the old failed policies of the Bush-Cheney administration. Most of America has figured out that Dick Cheney’s appetite for war helped create the Iraq debacle, but Tom Cotton is unfazed. He still thinks Dick Cheney is a hero, and he wants to put Cheney back into a position of power.

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25 Replies to “Warmonger Tom Cotton Wants To Put Dick Cheney In Charge Of The House”

  1. When W was POTUS, I used to half-heartedly joke that no one would want take out W, because we know we’d be stuck with Cheney. OTOH, if Cheney were third in line behind Obama and Biden, I have no doubt that somehow he’d be POTUS by next week. In fact, that would be his plan.

  2. Five time deferred draft dodger Dick Chaney . Deserter George Bush Jr saved by his Dad . Any other person who did what George Jr did would have been charged with desertion . These two wars are one of the worst policy decisions in U.S. History plus $7 trillion of our national debt .

  3. If this idiot can figure a way to get the slimeball elected in 15 days and installed as a senator from somewhere let him try to get him the Speakers job. What a crazy junkie Condom has to be. If they want to be really bizarre why not appoint cheney as president and Sheriff Joe Arapiao from Arizona as Speaker.

  4. When them old cotton balls get rotten, you can’t pick old Tom Cotton. What a joke and embarrassment the GOP is to this nation.

  5. Yeah, let’s return Cheney to political office and re-live those 8 disastrous Bush years. I’m sure the nation’s Cheney PTSD isn’t quite acute enough.

    What. A. Tool.

  6. Tom Cotton should go back to the Cuckoos Nest that he escaped from and the only thing that Dick Chaney should be in charge of is a cell in Guantanamo.

  7. Wait a second, he not even a standing member of the House… how can he be Speaker of the House when he’s not a member of the House? That’s makes no sense to me.

    Oh, and this needs to be said again: Cotton is insane.

  8. You don’t have to be a member of The House Of Representatives to be Speaker Of The House. That said, anything coming from the mouth of Tom Cotton is either nonsense or seditionous, so in this case, take your pick.

  9. Cotton and his gang of 47 committed a treasonous act against the country, of course another sicko like Cheney appeals to him. Cheney broke so many laws, set this country to war based on intentional lies, and is a war criminal in every country but ours. What a evil, twisted bunch the GOP/Tea has become.

  10. I have been waiting for that, I knew it was coming. Next who will bring up Tom’s real boss, Netanyahu? The person doesn’t have to be in government. I haven’t read if they even have to be a US citizen. I see the Cuban/Canadian is being allowed to run for president. Didn’t I just see his name mentioned for speaker? That’s not likely, there’s too much money to be milked by running for president.
    I still think my pick would be best for the country and the long suffering 99% sure could use the laughs.

    JON STEWART FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!

    He and his staff have proven over and over again they are very capable when it comes to handling the real seat of the Republican Party, Bulls#€t Mountain.

  11. Cotton and all those seditious subspecies should have immediately been imprisoned the second their name went on that letter to undermine the entire nation and the President.
    And does not Cotton recall-or was he TOO YOUNG, that after 9-11 happened, Dick Cheney later revealed from that point in time onward, he was terrified. SO basically that draft dodging former VP is also a COWARD by his own admission.

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