Hate to give this loon any more attention than half-baked ego already gets from the NY Daily News, but considering it's my local paper and this Lupica's political columns (which are nothing but idiot rants drenched in Bush Derangement Syndrome) gets Page 6 features every Monday, sometimes you're just left with no choice but to call out the sheer lunacy:
So Dick Cheney, who finished his second term as VP just last year, is now a "has-been"?!? Funny how that works. With that kind of logic, what's Al Gore then? Of course we know that Gore, last a VP some 9 years ago, can still go around the world, use his influence as a former-VP to get on cable news networks and continue milking billions from yahoos with deep pockets for his self-righteous global warming scam (that he still refuses to debate anyone about), but Dick Cheney, a private citizen now, is supposed to STFU about the war on terror? Double standards much, Mike? But then when you're talking about Lupica, you're talking about an egocentric, far-Left loon whose been taking snide shots at conservatives and the Right for years now. I've seen Lupica in person, the guy is literally...short, so it wouldn't surprise if he suffered from some kind of Napoleon-complex (on top of his obvious BDS) too. But really, if you're going to be a Bush/Cheney-hater (even in 2010), and you're going to write a column complaining about partisan politics, at least have the balls to admit that you've been nothing but way beyond partisan yourself. In other words the same theatrics you now pretend to hate, you've been contributing to yourself for years now. Hypocrite much, Mike?
As usual it starts with a has-been like Dick Cheney acting as if that war is some party issue, as if the country is somehow more vulnerable to fanatics because Democrats have the White House and the Congress, as if all those who hate America and want to kill Americans see this tremendous opening to do that because Barack Obama is in charge now.
The idea is dumber than that television show about the Jersey Shore.
Still there was Cheney - who once was able to hide almost as well as Osama Bin Laden - out in front after a failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airplane on its way into Detroit on Christmas Day, like he wanted to be the first Obama hater to take his swings.
Only Cheney looks at a near tragedy on Christmas and sees opportunity. When he does, he doesn't just sound like some old crank in the park. He sounds like a bum.
But then partisan attacks like this are the real national pastime now in American politics, why we seem unable to get out of our own way even on the big things, why the constant war of words between the left and the right can somehow trivialize the most crucial issues of a world that becomes less safe by the day.