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Was Dick Cheney cognitively impaired due to his heart problems?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by KingCheetah, Oct 20, 2013.

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Was Cheney cognitively impaired by his heart problems?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    I've never really heard Cheney completely off like you'd hear Reagan from time to time -- Cheney still sounds very competent after the transplant.
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    Cheney feared heart device would be used in assassination effort

    Cheney has a history of heart trouble, suffering the first of five heart attacks at age 37. He underwent a heart transplant last year at age 71.

    In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Cheney says doctors replaced an implanted defibrillator near his heart in 2007. The device can detect irregular heartbeats and control them with electrical jolts.

    Cheney says that he and his doctor, cardiologist Jonathan Reiner, turned off the device's wireless function in case a terrorist tried to send his heart a fatal shock.

    Years later, Cheney watched an episode of the Showtime series "Homeland" in which such a scenario was part of the plot.

    "I was aware of the danger, if you will, that existed, but I found it credible," Cheney tells "60 Minutes" in a segment to be aired Sunday. "Because I know from the experience we had and the necessity for adjusting my own device that it was an accurate portrayal of what was possible."

    Cheney and Reiner are promoting a book they co-authored, "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey."

    Cheney underwent numerous heart-related procedures over the years, including angioplasties, catheterizations and a quadruple bypass operation. However, he says the health problems never affected his job performance during his eight years as vice president in George W. Bush's administration.

    Asked on "60 Minutes" if worried about his physical health impacting his judgment and cognition, Cheney replies, "No." He says he was aware of potential side effects from limited blood flow to the brain and effects on cognition and judgment but didn't worry about it.

    "You know, I was as good as I could be, you know," Cheney says, "given the fact I was 60-some years old at that point and a heart patient."


    Cheney also dismisses stress as having had an impact on his heart disease. "I simply don't buy the notion that it contributed to my heart disease," he says. "I always did what I needed to do in order to deal with the health crisis in the moment."

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  2. FranchiseBlade

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    Cheney was impaired because his hatred, greed, and bitterness created a putrid bile that ate away at his heart.
     
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  3. bigtexxx

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    anybody heard from Biden the past few years? Seriously where is that dude? Is he alive? What does he do all day?

    Hilary even clowned him last week about Usama lol
     
  4. JayZ750

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    How does that dude's heart still work at all. It's kind of miraculous. Certainly lucky.
     
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    Two sizes too small.
     
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  6. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

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    Cognitively impaired from his heart condition? No.

    Cognitively impaired? Yes.
     
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  7. UTKaluman597

    UTKaluman597 Contributing Member

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    no. hes just satan incarnate
     
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  8. Dairy Ashford

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    No; he was a Fortune 500 CEO and served as a Secretary in two previous administrations, more qualified and experienced than pretty much all perfectly healthy people.
     
  9. rocketsjudoka

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    I saw the interview and it certainly doesn't seem like he was. Publicly though it would be hard to know because even though he was VP he tried to stay out of the public eye and also was fairly secretive.

    One thing I am wondering though if things like his quick temper that would come out in public, telling Sen. Leahy to go "F^(& himself" on the Senate floor, might've had something to do with his physical condition.
     
  10. Dairy Ashford

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    Those are all self-righteous alpha-males who are basically doing phone sales half the year, I bet they say worse things about and to each other every day.
     
  11. glynch

    glynch Contributing Member

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    No, just morally impaired.
     
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  12. otis thorpe

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    I didn't see the interview but the cycle on msnbc pointed out how excited he was to say he brought "enhanced interrogation" techniques.

    he also talked about why the tea party was important. the cycle pointed out that he is the ultimate establishment republican. what they didn't point out was that he is the "deficits don't matter" dude
     
  13. Deckard

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    He was and is impared, but I have no idea if that has been caused by his heart. In fact, I seriously doubt that he has one.
     

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