This past weekend, the conservative blog RedState hosted its annual gathering. Featured speakers included Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt, former Congressman Pat Toomey, and Texas Governor (and secessionist sympathizer) Rick Perry. Among the most outrageous comments of the convention came from former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Liz Cheney:
CHENEY: In order to survive as a nation, our President can’t function as a disinterested international arbitrator. He can’t attempt to stand above America and our enemies. In other words, America needs a commander in chief, not a global community organizer.
Cheney’s comments hark back to the 2008 Republican National Convention, where GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani openly mocked Obama’s past work as a community organizer. Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of Redstate.com, writes that Cheney also said that President Obama “does not care for either pediatricians or policemen.”