From the Washington Post, Dick Cheney lays out the case in his typically blunt style:
“‘Though often couched in high-sounding terms of unity and cooperation, it is a prescription for perpetual disunity and obstructionism,’ Cheney said, adding that this would ‘confer undue power’ on dissenters, ‘while leaving the rest of us powerless to act in our own defense. Yet we continue to hear this attitude in arguments in our own country — so often, and so conveniently, it amounts to a policy of doing exactly nothing.'”
You go, Vice!