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Sep 19 2012

Cheney: Obama Abandoned Non-Existent Country

Liz Cheney, daughter of the worst and most dangerous vice president in American history (okay, maybe Aaron Burr gets some consideration), was on This Week on ABC News and was asked whether Romney’s criticism of Obama was right in the wake of the Libya and Egypt embassy attacks. She accused the president of abandoning a country that hasn’t existed in 20 years:

“I think he did get it right,” Cheney insisted. “We’ve now had three and a half years of Obama policy and it looks an awful lot like — whether you’re talking about the Mexico City speech in 2009, the Cairo Speech in 2009, the extent to which he’s been apologizing for America, he’s abandoned some of our key allies like Israel, Poland, Czechoslovakia. He’s attempted to appease our enemies, the Iranians, for example, the Russians. … The president himself has got a terrible record on national security, and it’s clearly something that Gov. Romney ought rightly to be pushing.”

Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1992. It’s now two different countries, the Czech Republican and Slovakia. The names of those two independent countries is kind of a clue.

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  1. 1
    Chiroptera

    Ha ha ha! Is she talking about the 1968 Soviet invasion? Evil time-travelling Obama strikes again!

    -

    PS Did she really mean the Czech Republic? What’s going on there that we can say Obama abandoned them?

  2. 2
    brucecoppola

    @Chiroptera,

    No, she’s obviously talking about Obama in his previous incarnation as Neville Chamberlain.

  3. 3
    baal

    Slovenia? The tail was trimmed.

  4. 4
    imrryr

    It’s now two different countries, the Czech Republican and Sl

    Alas, Ed was killed by the Allied Front for the Reunion of Czechoslovakia before he could finish typing this post.

  5. 5
    Drew

    @Baal

    Slovakia

  6. 6
    JasonTD

    @Chiroptera

    She was probably referring to Obama’s weakened interest in a missile defense system that would have had a major component in the Czech Republic. See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/world/europe/16shield.html?_r=0

  7. 7
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    In fairness, most conservatives want to go back to at least the 1950s. I’m surprised she didn’t mention West Germany.

  8. 8
    Ed Brayton

    Weird, don’t know how that got cut off.

  9. 9
    laurentweppe

    Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1992. It’s now two different countries, the Czech Republican and Slovakia

    Also it’s part of the EU now: so I guess Cheney Junior is complaining that Obama is not nice enough with old cranky, socialist Europe

  10. 10
    tubi

    Weird, don’t know how that got cut off.

    That’s what she said!

  11. 11
    david

    Wasn’t it GW Bush who confused Slovakia & Slovenia? That whole administration was confused on foreign policy.

  12. 12
    Randomfactor

    But his support for Uzbeki-beki-bekistan is as firm as ever, she conceded.

  13. 13
    jayhawk

    “He’s attempted to appease our enemies, the Iranians, for example, the Russians.”

    Technically, aren’t the Russians our friends???

  14. 14
    Abby Normal

    Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1992.

    Now that’s what I call a commitment to conservatism.

  15. 15
    jnorris

    Being as he’s an Atheist-Muslim, Pres Obama is also a threat to the Vatican.

  16. 16
    umlud

    Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed since 1992.

    And now Ed is abandoning Czechoslovakia, too! Damn liberals! ;)

  17. 17
    slc1

    Liz Cheney is a nothing, a zero. If her father was Dick Smith the insurance salesman, she would be a housewife in Peoria.

  18. 18
    Area Man

    I’m more upset over his treatment of Prussia, Yugoslavia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He’s been so dismissive of those states that he hasn’t even mentioned them once, much less invited their leaders to the White House.

  19. 19
    grumpyoldfart

    The people to whom she is aiming her comments will have nodded their heads in agreement as soon as they heard the negative word “abandonded”. The mention of Czechoslovakia would not have been noticed by most of them – they already had their quote for the day: Obama will abandon you.

  20. 20
    savagemutt

    And what of poor Freedonia and The Duchy of Grand Fenwick?!!

  21. 21
    Chiroptera

    jayhawk, #13: Technically, aren’t the Russians our friends???

    The Russians have always been held in reserve as back-up enemies. In case the Muslims have to take a sick day or something.

  22. 22
    raven

    Obama has also abandoned Bohemia. When was the last time this administration even mentioned Bohemia?

    What has Liz Cheney upset though is Obama’s wavering on Mordor.

  23. 23
    tubi

    His treatment of the Abyssinians is reprehensible.

  24. 24
    ajb47

    Won’t somebody think of the Incans?

  25. 25
    NitricAcid

    In 1993, I was dating a girl from Prague. I was rather embarrassed to hear one of my aunts introduce her to someone else as, “This is Helena- she’s from Yugoslovakia”.

  26. 26
    DaveL

    @14

    Abby wins the internet.

  27. 27
    feralboy12

    Liz Cheney, daughter of the worst and most dangerous vice president in American history (okay, maybe Aaron Burr gets some consideration)

    He didn’t shoot anybody, but how about some “love” for Spiro T. Agnew? I’m afraid the poor guy might get forgotten.

    “This is Helena- she’s from Yugoslovakia”.

    That borders Czechoslogaria, right?

  28. 28
    Ichthyic

    He didn’t shoot anybody, but how about some “love” for Spiro T. Agnew? I’m afraid the poor guy might get forgotten.

    Here’s some love for Agnew, Futurama style.

  29. 29
    Ichthyic

    That borders Czechoslogaria, right?

    Yup. And I can see it from my house!

  30. 30
    =8)-DX

    *Raises hand: Czech here! The only way Obama “abandoned” us is by still not building the anti-nuke radar (the Poles were to get the missile silo) we were going to get (there was also some promise of $ to go with it). Apart from that we’re perfectly fine with NATO and the EU and don’t need any special care, thanks!

  31. 31
    John Hinkle

    Liz just isn’t keeping up with current events, that’s all.

    Oh, and Helena was from Jugovsaliva most likely.

  32. 32
    Chris from Europe

    @=8)-DX
    Wasn’t it a pretty stupid idea anyway? It’s unlikely that you hit and the countermeasures are easy and cheap. The only “benefit” I see is to anger the Russians.

  33. 33
    bahrfeldt

    She seemed to be on the show strictly for varied and sundry flake right sound bites. She also stated that there are currently more people unemployed in this country than in any year since 1980 (i.e., earlier problems were all Carter’s fault). There were more people unemployed in 2009 and 2010 than today and more in 1982, 1983 and 1984 than in 1980, and with both the rates and the population growth, more today than in 1980.

  34. 34
    Wes

    I wonder how she feels about the President’s actions towards Latveria or Wakanda, or towards Tlon, Ukbar, and Orbis Tertias.

  35. 35
    Crudely Wrott

    She was speaking from the land of Nod so her words may have been just a little garbled, as anyone who has listened to someone talking in their sleep knows.

  36. 36
    Chiroptera

    Chris from Europe, #32: Wasn’t it a pretty stupid idea anyway?

    You don’t understand: not building a military installation that is mainly for our benefit is “abandonment.”

    Building schools and hospitals in poor, developing nations — that’s a pretty stupid idea.

  37. 37
    dingojack

    Yeah what Lizzy said. When was the last time that Obama invited the Byzantine Emperor* to White House? Answer me that Librulz!!!
    Dingo
    —–
    * or the King of the Trojans that matter. What’ve they gotta do, deliver a giant wooden horse?

  38. 38
    tajparis

    What I would really like to know is why NO ONE AT ALL is mentioning how Obama abandoned Florin, allowing the prince’s lovely bride-to-be to be kidnapped by a stinking PIRATE! Hired by their sworn enemies, Guilder, no less!

    Some said it was an inside job, but the truth is obvious to anyone who is paying attention.

  39. 39
    dingojack

    Raven (#22) – Her dad and Marcus Bachmann could go as representatives of Mordor and Narnia (respectively).
    Dingo
    —–
    PS: I hear the Klingons, Cardassians and Romulans are pretty pissed at the WH snub.
    PPS: Why hasn’t Obama invited Mao Tse Tung, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler to tea? Aren’t they his heroes (depending on which clause of a wingnut [run on] sentence you’re in)?

  40. 40
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    It’s nothing compared to his betrayal of Sumeria.

  41. 41
    dingojack

    Don’t forget the how the Obama WH continues to ignore the Lilliputians! (How they hate being overlooked!)
    Dingo

  42. 42
    billyeager

    What short memories you all have.

    Have you forgotten Obama’s appalling lack of support for Pangaea that led to it’s eventual break-up?

  43. 43
    laurentweppe

    Yeah what Lizzy said. When was the last time that Obama invited the Byzantine Emperor* to White House?

    Pardon me for being pedantic, but it’s Empress, not Emperor.

    ***

    Have you forgotten Obama’s appalling lack of support for Pangaea that led to it’s eventual break-up?

    Everyone knew that Pangea breaking up was an unavoidable consequence of the continental drift…
    Well, on the other hand, the GOP is so anti-science nowadays that they may have started denying the existence of mantle convection for all I know.

  44. 44
    dingojack

    boy, she sure has let herself go.

    I thought Pangea’s breakup was due to irreconcilable differences.

    Dingo

  45. 45
    Christoph Burschka

    At least he didn’t

    [sunglasses]

    forget Poland.

  46. 46
    blf

    I wonder if she could find Czechoslovakia on a map dating back to when it existed?

    Whilst she shouldn’t be able to find it on an up-to-date map, I’m not so sure she wouldn’t — and if she did happen to not actually find it, she’d probably blame its absence on the moolsin atheist gay commie facist liberal UN conspiracy lead by Obama and al-Qaeda, financed by Soros.

  47. 47
    wobert

    But she and her fellow travellers should be happy that several robots and satellites have commenced the invasion of Mars. Spose they’ll claim G W started that.

  48. 48
    Don Quijote

    Spain calling. “Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?

  49. 49
    democommie

    Lumeria,here; wtf, me and Atlantis are chopped liver?

    “Liz Cheney is a nothing, a zero. If her father was Dick Smith the insurance salesman, she would be a housewife in Peoria.”

    And her sister might have been able to get married sooner.

  50. 50
    mareap

    What about Gondwanaland? He’s done nothing to help reunite Gondwanaland.

  51. 51
    Worldtraveller

    Crom have mercy, the Cimmerians are pissed.

    They shall demonstrate for us all that is good in life.

  52. 52
    Larry

    And what about Westeros and the on-going efforts by Daenary Targaryen to recover her birthright to the Iron Throne? I don’t hear anything from Obama about that injustice.

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