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Dick Cheney: 'The extremist in Washington is Barack Obama'

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney isn't mincing words about President Obama's political performance during the government shutdown.

When asked about Tea Party "extremists" during an interview on Fox News, Cheney disagreed.

"I don't think of the Tea Party as extremists the way some of the folks in Washington want to describe them," Cheney said. "The extremist in Washington is Barack Obama."

Cheney said Obama is working to "fundamentally transform our health care system" and is damaging America's standing in the world with his foreign policy.

"To the extent there is an extremist or radical political view in Washington these days, I believe it is the president of the United States," he said.

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