"Bloodbath": House GOP Turns On Cheney

10/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There was a time when Dick Cheney could turn back a Republican revolt on Capitol Hill.

That time is gone.

The vice president traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to silence a chorus of GOP complaints about Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion plan. But House Republicans who walked into a closed-door meeting with Cheney steaming over the plan walked out just as angry, and they described what happened in between as both "a bloodbath" and "an unmitigated disaster."

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