Apparently Fox News thinks that the daughter of mister deficits don't matter Dick Cheney who helped to break the bank on our spending for two invasions of countries that were never a threat to us and the Bush tax cuts that they justified as being okay because we had a surplus under Bill Clinton is somehow now qualified to weigh in on our problem with the deficit and this very dangerous game of kabuki theater we're watching now on raising the debt ceiling.
Naturally, Cheney claimed that our current problems with the deficit are all the fault of the Obama administration and John Podesta called her out for what some of the true drivers of that deficit are.
PODESTA: Every, every, independent analysis.
CHENEY: There is no way that you can claim that he has been a responsible fiscal steward of this economy
PODESTA: Says 60 percent of that run up goes to Bush tax cuts-
WALLACE: Wait, wait, Liz.
PODESTA: Medicare part D and the two wars.
Jon Perr pointed out here back in June why Cheney is of course full of it with what's driving our deficit -- 10 Inconvenient Truths About the Debt Ceiling. Naturally the Fox News host Chris Wallace didn't happen to have this chart handy from Jon's post to counter Liz Cheney instead of telling Juan Williams to shut up while she was repeating her bullshit right wing talking points.
Full transcript below the fold.