Dick Cheney: Obama lied "over and over and over again"

Speaking with Larry King, the former vice president said he sees bright days ahead for the GOP

Published November 15, 2013 5:40PM (EST)


In an interview with Larry King, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obama's famous "If you like your plan, you can keep it" remark was a lie that the president repeated "over and over and over again."

Asked about what he thought the GOP's prospects in 2016 would be, Cheney said: "I'm not inclined to think this is going to be a very hot prospect for the Democrats in 2016."

"If we look at the mess that has been created out of Obamacare by the president having said, 'You can keep your policy if you like it,' guaranteed period, that turns out that was a lie, and he repeated it over and over and over again."

Cheney went on to note that Obama's approval numbers are "dropping dramatically" and claim that the GOP would prosper in 2014 due to "the current performance of the administration."

"So I think when we go into 2016, I think our prospects are going to be pretty good," he concluded.

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Cheney also weighed in on his daughter Liz's Senate run in Wyoming, saying he's "delighted" she entered the race because he thinks she's part of the "next generation of leaders" of the GOP. He brushed off those who call her a "carpetbagger," saying he's dealt with the same sort of criticism.

"[S]he's got ancestors that go back to two great-great-grandmothers who walked the Mormon trail in 1852 through Wyoming, her great-grandfather settled in Wyoming in 1907 as a cowhand, and then raised a family of five in a tent in the midwest oil fields, one of whom was her grandmother, and she became the first woman deputy sheriff in Ventura County. And we've got good roots in the state," Cheney said.

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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