Gawker Headline: 'What If Dick Cheney's First Heart Attack Had Killed Him?'

October 17th, 2013 7:06 PM

Wow! Just wow!

The following is an actual headline at Gawker currently on its front page:

What If Dick Cheney's First Heart Attack Had Killed Him?

Gawker's Hamilton Nolan wrote:

By 1978, Cheney had already worked in the White House as Chief of Staff, managed Gerald Ford's presidential campaign, and formed his early alliance with Donald Rumsfeld. He was running for a Wyoming Congressional seat that year when he had his first heart attack. He survived, and went on to do all of the glorious things with which many unfortunate residents of Planet Earth are familiar.

But what if Dick Cheney had died there on the floor in 1978? A promising young political leader, taken away all too young? He would not have gotten elected to Congress and spent the next ten years there. He would not have become Secretary of Defense in 1989. He would not have overseen the first Gulf War, nor the US invasion of Panama. He would not have spent five years as CEO of Halliburton. He would not have signed on as George W. Bush's vice president in 2000. He would not have been alive to see the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And he would not have been in the White House to take a lead role in shaping America's response to those attacks, including the invasion of Iraq, the torture of terror suspects, and the global "War on Terror" that continues to this day.

Nolan admitted that some of these events might have occurred without Cheney's existence on the planet, but concluded: "So let's say that—conservatively speaking—approximately 300,000 people killed in the Iraq War would be alive today, had Dick Cheney passed away after his first heart attack in 1978."

The left's hatred for conservatives knows no bounds, does it?


(HT Mediaite)