WASHINGTON – Dick Cheney lashed out again at President Obama this week, this time criticizing him for “ignoring the law.” This latest disapproval from the former vice president marks a drastic change in rhetoric from his prior allegations that Obama is “too weak,” “too unpresidental,” and “too black.”
Seemingly oblivious to the irony of his statement, Cheney lambasted the president over perceived “unconstitutional behavior” in regards to the Affordable Care Act.
“I really feel as though Barack Obama is ignoring the law in many cases, and going far beyond what was ever intended,” he said. “I mean he, all by himself, sort of routinely changes the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, if it suits his will.”
The former vice president, who is viewed by many in the international community as a war criminal due to his actions in Iraq and his sanctioning of torture, went on to insinuate that “if [Obama] was white, he’d probably be impeached.”
“I just feel that he’s a disgrace to the office,” said Cheney to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt during an interview on Monday. “ The people in the White House are supposed to uphold the law, not throw it by the wayside whenever they feel like it. Could you imagine the backlash if the Bush administration had done something like this?”
Cheney has come under fire for a litany of offenses in the years following his vice presidency and was symbolically convicted by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission in Malaysia. Still, the despite the allegations of torture, unconstitutional surveillance, and improper involvement with Halliburton while in office, Cheney has remained vocal in his criticism of President Obama.
“He’s an embarrassment, plain and simple,” said Cheney. “He spies on U.S. citizens, he approves of torture, he attacks sovereign nations with drones indiscriminately, and he routinely ignores the Constitution. People like him should be in prison, not leading the free world. He could probably shoot one of his friends in the face and get away scot-free.”