All the best urgent rallies have merch to move. pic.twitter.com/6VvRoJgqrz
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) September 9, 2015
If this were a tv script, it would be rejected as too scattershot, not to mention lacking in verisimilitude. Yesterday, Code Pink demonstrated its highest function as a banana peel in the path of pompous warmongers…
This is why you never send neo-cons into combat: https://t.co/gZcgMjUVlA
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 8, 2015
— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) September 8, 2015
Dana Milbank described the scene for the Washington Post:
… Cheney hyperbolized, hyperventilated and gave rein to hyperactive imagination — “desperation . . . cave . . . neutered” — and the audience at the normally sedate American Enterprise Institute was riled. When Michaela Anang, a student from Boston with the liberal group Code Pink attempted to heckle the “war criminal” Cheney, Marc Thiessen, the moderator (and online columnist for The Post), leaped up to block her, audience members shouted “get out of here!” at her, and one man, in jacket and tie, engaged her in a violent tug of war to confiscate her banner.
“Thank you very much,” Cheney said with a wry grin.
Supporters of the Iran deal are probably saying the same to Cheney. They are probably more grateful still that applauding Cheney from the front row were Paul D. Wolfowitz, a principal architect of the Iraq war, and Sen. Tom Cotton, (Ark.), author of the Senate Republicans’ letter to the ayatollahs attempting to kill the deal during negotiations. In the second row were former congresswoman Michele Bachmann and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the Cheney aide whose tenure led to a prison sentence.
Surely, those who would like to see Congress undo the nuclear agreement can’t expect that rolling out Cheney is going to save the cause. When it comes to dire predictions based on scary intelligence, the former vice president wouldn’t seem to have the best track record…
No, wait, read the entire headline. pic.twitter.com/FgmvA22Jsq
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) September 8, 2015
Extra credit, here’s the tug-of-war luzer trying to play Risk with real weapons…
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) September 8, 2015