Told you so.
There is a truism which argues that political sniping and disagreement in the United States "stops at the water". There was a complementary claim that Republicans and Democrats had a tacit agreement not to let political partisanship interfere with issues of national security.
The White Right, and the full embrace of the Republican Party as not just "conservative" and a white identity organization, but rather as "anti-Obama" and contrarian on all things, has fully jettisoned such a standing political consensus.
I will confess that even I am surprised by how low Dick Cheney has sunk in saying that Obama's minor cuts to the Pentagon's moneybag, under the budgetary hostage taking imposed on the country by the Tea Party GOP, is an example of how the nation's first black president would rather support the lazy handout wanting negroes with free money than protect the United States' safety and security.
The Republican Party and contemporary conservatism are a union of white supremacy and political ideology.
The Republican Party and the White Right in the post civil rights era are also driven by "symbolic racism". This type of "modern racism" suggests that African-Americans have "bad culture", do not believe in "traditional" American values, are lazy and not hard working, nor are they patriotic or loyal.
Dick Cheney's racist comments about the proposed cuts to the Pentagon's budget is an ideal-typical example of symbolic racism in practice, one worthy of a textbook.
Do Republicans have any standards at all, or has Obama derangement syndrome sent them fully over the edge in a fit of white racism that has irreconcilably separated them from empirical reality?