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eBook The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Powerful Vice President in American History (Dick Cheney) ePub

by John Nichols

  • ISBN: 1595580255
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: John Nichols
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The New Press; Reprint edition (November 3, 2005)
  • Pages: 268
  • ePub book: 1236 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1341 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Dick Cheney sets energy policy. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and Washington, .

Dick Cheney sets energy policy. He guided the nation into war with Iraq. He is the author of The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney and Jews for Buchanan.

Ix, 268 pages : 19 cm. Originally published under title: Dick : the man who would be president. Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-268). Introduction - Dress up like a cowboy - Deferred patriotism - Dick Rising - Apartheid’s congressman - Pocketing the peace dividend - CEO of the . Unnatural selection - Dick Cheney’s war. If you want the truth about Mr. Cheney's background, then read this book. And, working closely with Karl Rove, he oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control Here is the definitive portrait of the ultimate power broker by the toughest, most in-your-face investigative reporter in the . Dick Cheney sets energy policy. The significant gaps in his education are exposed.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Powerful Vice President in American History. He guided the nation into war with Iraq

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Powerful Vice President in American History. The indispensable portrait of the man who still runs the world. Lay bare the agenda, tactics, and worldview of the Bush administration. As John Dean put it, This page-turner closes the case: Cheney is our de facto president.

Dick: The Man Who Is President, The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most . By Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols. New York: Nation Books, 2010. Cheney: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Powerful Vice President in American History. By John Nichols The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism. New York: New Press, 2006. New York: Verso, 2011. Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street. New York: Nation Books, 2012.

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We knew it starred Christian Bale as US Vice-President Dick Cheney . Sound like a run-of-the-mill biopic? Maybe

We knew it starred Christian Bale as US Vice-President Dick Cheney alongside Amy Adams as his wife, Lynne, Sam Rockwell as President George W Bush and Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Sound like a run-of-the-mill biopic? Maybe

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The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Dick: The Man Who Is President. 2002 (with Robert W. McChesney). Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media. 2001 John Nichols and David Deschamps. Jews for Buchanan: Did You Hear the One About the Theft of the American Presidency?. 2000 (with Robert W. McChesney, et a. It's the Media, Stupid!

Here is the definitive portrait of the ultimate power broker by “the toughest, most in-your-face investigative reporter in the U.S.A.” (Greg Palast). Dick Cheney sets energy policy. He guided the nation into war with Iraq. And, working closely with Karl Rove, he oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control lawmaking, regulation, the selection of judges, and the development of foreign policy. As John Dean put it, “This page-turner closes the case: Cheney is our de facto president.”

With an emboldened administration that has turned a thin victory into a renewed mandate—rewarding ideologues and purging dissenters—John Nichols’s question is more urgent than ever: can this nation survive four more years of Dick Cheney?

The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney draws on groundbreaking reporting—including exclusive interviews with Cheney’s college professors, Nelson Mandela, Gore Vidal, and political insiders.

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Dick Cheney: Human Latrine(*)

REUTERS (AP) -- May 21, 2011

Former U.S. Vice-President and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney has found an unusual role for himself in his post-Washington life: human latrine for the U.S. Troops stationed in Iraq.

Given that the death of Osama bin Laden has retroactively de-legitimized most of the "war on terror" actions taken by the previous, Republican, two-term administration -- one which, incidentally, took a period of unparalleled economic growth and reversed it into a financial nosedive which tripled the national debt and nearly shook the global financial warhorses to their very core -- higher-ups (esp. those who RARELY show their face in public) decided it was time to take some "evasive action" if the by-now so-called "Republican" party was to retain even a SHRED of credibility with the American public.

Enter Dick Cheney.

Cheney had been known -- for years -- as an unrepentant, unapologetic coward: a man who earned four (4) draft deferments for himself during the Vietnam war, two (2) of them occasioned by the birth of two daughters, one of whom turned out to be a lesbian (like her mother, secretly, insiders say) and the other, a rabid Ann Coulter-like ideologue who makes "her Dad look tame" (again, according to insiders, who refused to be named for this article).

Ultimately, the "ribbing" from the peer group he craved so much proved to be too much for Cheney to take, and -- given the egregious supplies-shortages our ground troops were suffering in Iraq, due to both a lack of foresight and planning on the part of the U.S. government as well as cavalier "old-boy network" contract-granting on the part of Cheney's old financial monolith, Halliburton -- when the opportunity arose to "relieve" our troops in the line of duty, Cheney jumped at the chance.

And how does the former executive and second-in-command to the Leader of the Free World handle himself in the "line of fire"?

"Well, I'm not gay or nothin'," offered P.F.C. Brandon Showalter, from Montgomery, Alabama, "but he's really got that 'catheter mouth' thing down pat, and, if it comes to that, I'll just be like, 'Well, okay, I guess I'll just whiz in HERE!'"

Cheney's wife, novelist Lynne (Sisters) Cheney, was unavailable for comment.
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(*) NOTE: THE ABOVE IS [CLEARLY, I HOPE] A "PARODY" OF COMMON SENSE, POLITICAL ACCOMPLISHMENT & GOOD INTENTIONS [AND ... SOME OF THE STUFF ABOUT DICK (née) CHEYNEY HAPPENS NOT TO BE TRUE, EITHER!].
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Dick Cheney is one of the most vile figures in American history. The man took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and then undermined it at every turn, advocating passage of the PATRIOT ACT, torture, renditioning, secret offshore prisons, and other draconian police state policies. Little Dick Cheney's much-touted idea of a "unitary executive" despises Constitutional principles of checks and balances. I would love to have an interviewer press him to explain the practical difference between this idealized "unitary executive" and a dictator.

Aside from his love of police state thuggery, Cheney is best known for his love of war... provided he isn't personally required to participate. In 2003, he was one of the heavyweights pushing America into war with Iraq (on the ridiculous pretext the Saddam Hussein was a clear and present danger to the U.S. -even though Iraq wasn't even capable of putting a single airplane up in their own airspace!) You'd think a warmonger like that would have a long history of blood lust, but as a young adult, Cheney was not nearly so jingoistic. When called to serve his country in Vietnam to prevent the apocryphal "domino effect" (of worldwide spreading Communism), did Little Dick answer the call to arms with proud patriotism? No. He took an incredible FIVE deferrments to avoid service. This means that five other men had to go into harm's way -maybe even lose their lives- so Dick could party his ass off stateside. I assume that's what he was doing, since he flunked out of Yale University and got arrested for drunk driving during those years.

Like so many sociopaths, Cheney eventually gravitated to politics- and found he had a natural aptitude for it. He served as the youngest White House Chief of Staff in the Ford/Rockefeller administration, and his star just kept rising from there. After that, he did a brief stint in the House of Representatives (R- WY). That isn't to say he actually did much representing of his constituents. He doesn't seem to clear about elected officials serving the public, or abiding by the will of the people. In secret, he became a Director of the treasonous Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and later joked "I have been a member for a long time, and was actually Director for some period of time. I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for reelection back home in Wyoming -- (laughter) --" He reiterated his contempt for the will of the people a few years later in this interview: link.

Next career stop was Secretary of Defense under George Bush Sr.

Afterwards, Little Dick went on welfare- not welfare like we associate with the poor, but welfare for out-of-work professional politicians: he joined a "Think Tank". The authoritarian Project for a New American Century (PNAC)
is a subject unto itself, and Dick is there in the middle of it all. Probably the most notable thing about PNAC was its 1997 paper: "Rebuilding Ameria's Defenses (RAD)". Among other things, RAD concluded that what America really needed was a Pearl Harbor-like attack on our sovereign soil.

By an amazing, incredible, completely unforseeable, cosmic, magical, crazy coinidence, Little Dick got his wish just four years later, in the form of 9/11. So do I think Little Dick, David Rockefeller, and their buddies in the CFR had something to do with 9/11? Yeah, I do. Read this book, in conjunction with
The New Pearl Harbor Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11,
Crossing the Rubicon,
None Dare Call It Conspiracy,
Tragedy and Hope,
and Debunking 9 11 Debunking An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory
...and see if you don't feel the same way.
DrayLOVE DrayLOVE
While I learned some new and interesting facts about the vice-president the overall tone of the book was highly offputting. It is clear that this was a hatchet job by an extreme partisan. This is NOT a real biography. I will continue to await a serious biography of this important political figure.
Celore Celore
An interesting read for sure, can't stand the man but atleast the book is worth a read.
Shakataxe Shakataxe
I didn't read the book, but Tom Bombadil "Jedi", neither did you. If you wish to comment on a book you read, write a review about the BOOK. If you have a political comment, go to the proper website to write about it there.