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VIDEO-- Irony alert: Dick Cheney claims Sen. Mike Enzi lied

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To save you the torture (no pun) of having to wade through the steaming pile of The Dick's bulls**t on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", start watching at about 9:50.

I couldn't tolerate listening to him either, so I skimmed as quickly as I could through the video until I found the segment covering the Dickette (Daughter Liz) and her U.S. Senate primary challenger, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). Daddy Dearest called out Enzi for suggesting that they're friends.

"Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true. Never happened."

Given Daddy Dearest's own record of incessant lies, there is absolutely no reason we should give him any credibility on this either.

On the other hand, maybe he's right just this once. After all, who in their right mind would ever want to be friends, or admit to being friends, with Dick Cheney?

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"I'm not into politics," said partisan Justice Thomas; black president would be "approved by elites, media."

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When I saw this article at First Read, I had to make sure it wasn't a reprint of a piece from The Onion. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he's "not into politics." Could've fooled me. He's married to Virginia, founder-of-a-tea-party group-turned-lobbyist who bragged about all the influence she had (who also left a rather strange voice mail for Anita Hill), and who lobbied against health care reform.

This is the same justice who Herman Cain said “is one of my models.”

So fine, Thomas-- who ruled in favor of Citizens United-- claims he isn't literally "into" politics, but he also isn't exactly unbiased, objective, or even-handed, let alone nonpartisan:

As Mark Karlin at BuzzFlash pointed out, "Thomas... didn’t even report large financial payments that benefited him and his wife, as he ruled on cases that involved the sources of the personal funds."

And of course, there was the Clarence Thomas gifting scandal:

There have been alarming reports of justices – most notably Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito – attending political events and using their position to fundraise for organizations.

You get the picture. Now here is what Clarence Thomas said during a forum at Duquesne University's law school in response to a moderator's question of whether he was surprised that there was a black president. Per First Read:

[H]e is not surprised there's a black president. But he knew that it would be one "approved by the elites, the media." "I guess I thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities, maybe again, as I said, I'm naïve. But the thing I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites, the media, because anybody they didn't agree with they would take apart.... And that will happen with virtually-- you pick your person. Any black person, who says something that is not a prescribed things that they expect from a black person, it will be picked apart. You can pick anybody. Don't pick me. Pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it. There's a price to pay. So I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with." [...]

Asked if he had any "common ground" with the left-of-center president, the conservative jurist, said, "You know that's hard to say. It's like, what common ground did I have with President Bush? 43? You know, I'm not into politics. I don't like politics. And I try not to-- I do my job. I have common ground with some of the appointees, say with Justice Ginsburg or with Justice Kagan, because we're doing the same thing, but as politics, I just don't do politics. I don't like politics."

Go that? He doesn't like politics.

To be crystal clear, he just doesn't do politics.

Did I mention he doesn't like politics?

He added:

"I just don't like politics... I mean, it is--, I'm just done. I don't like politics. I like history. I like things of substance. I don't understand politics. I don't understand scuba diving, you know? When I think of scuba diving, I think of drowning. So I'm not against it, it's just not-- I'm not going under water."

In case you missed it, he "hates politics." That might have gotten by you.

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VIDEO- David Axelrod: Why won't Romney be straight with the American people?

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David Axelrod was on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, just as RNC Chair Reince Priebus was, along with his imaginary Team Romney policy "specifics."

"I guess he's not qualified..."

"He still hasn't disclosed any years before 2010. His father was the one who set the standard."

"The bigger issue is... he isn't being straight about what he's going to do about everyone else's taxes.... I don't think anybody has seen those specifics."

And it's doubtful anybody will, unless somehow, some way, a very persistent debate moderator draws those specifics out (if indeed, one exists).

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VIDEO: Reince Priebus falsely claims Romney has provided policy specifics

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As I watched "This Week's" George Stephanopoulos interview Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, my jaw dropped. Not only did Priebus sound like he was hung over from a bad night on Ambien, but he also carried on Team Romney's tradition of spouting blatant hypocrisy and provable lies.

That was after he had to make excuses for his own candidate's demeaning remarks about 47% of Americans.

He was right about one thing:

"This was the defining week in both campaigns."

It certainly was, and the polls tipping President Obama's way prove it. He went on to say:

"What type of America do we want? Do we want the cradle-to-grave, life-of-Julia, Obamacare-will-take-care-of-you-from-pre-school-to-death America...?"

In other words, do we want the tried and true programs like Medicare keeping us alive, do we want our kids to be covered under their parents' health care plans until they are 26, do we want to be cared for even if we have pre-existing conditions, do we want support from a leader who will help "take care of" us from birth through end-of-life? Or do we want privatized, for-profit vouchercare, we're-on-our-own schemes under a Romney/Ryan administration?

And this gem:

"Barack Obama's made everything worse, George!"

Hardly:

The fun didn't end there:

"I think that this is a different kind of campaign, George."

And by "different" he meant abysmal.

"I think that we had a good week last week."

And by "good" he meant abysmal.

He went on to lie about that pesky $700 billion and how the GOP will "save" Medicare. And by "save" he meant kill.

"As far as specifics go, we're the only ones talking about how to save Medicare. The president's the one that raided Medicare by $700 billion. I mean, we've got specifics coming out of our eyeballs."

And by "specifics" he meant evasion.

"These are kind, compassionate, extraordinarily generous people."

And by "kind, compassionate" he means entitled, insulting. And by "generous" he means Romney "did not declare all his charitable deductions — effectively paying more in taxes than required, and effectively disqualifying him from holding the office of president, per his own words."

And then Priebus actually had the nerve to call out Obama for taking time for "debate prep"? Ahem:

As Democrats wind down their national convention, Mitt Romney is wrapping up several days of intense debate prep at a home in the rural woods of Vermont.

Since Tuesday, Romney and several of his senior aides have been holed up at a vacation home owned by Kerry Healey, who was Romney's lieutenant governor in Massachusetts. All week, Romney has been doing mock debates with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who played Barack Obama for John McCain's debate prep in 2008 and is doing the same for Romney this time around.

It's a change of pace for the Republican presidential candidate who has made no secret of his distaste for debate preparations.

Great interview, Reince! And by "great" I mean epic fail.

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