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Thursday, May 06, 2021

From comments: "Dick Cheney.....take your daughter hunting."

As House Republicans prepare to replace Dick Cheney's daughter in leadership with Elise Stefanik, someone who earned her way to Congress, Liz Cheney posted a column in the Washington Post, "The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us."

I agree.

History is watching Republicans finally dump the disloyal collaborators with the Democrat Party who helped turn post-Reagan America into a globalist pawn of Red China. A long-awaited reckoning approaches. Those who sell out our party and our country must figuratively walk the plank.

She's first.

House Republicans will vote on replacing her on May 12. A two-thirds vote is needed, or a minimum of 141 of the 212 House Republicans must vote her out.

In her sob sister column, she said, "I am a conservative Republican, and the most conservative of conservative values is reverence for the rule of law. Each of us swears an oath before God to uphold our Constitution."

Actually the oath is to support and defend the Constitution. Her vote to impeach President Donald John Trump was an attack on the Constitution, which requires a high crime or misdemeanor. President Trump broke no law. The charge of leading an insurrection against the government is laughable because as president, he was the head of the government.

Democrats have rushed to her defense. (OK, Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the defense of Lynne Cheney, but I believe the confused geriatric head of House Democrats meant the daughter, not the mother.) And why not? Cheney is divisive.

Which brings us to Trumpenfreude, which one risks whenever one foolishly decides to feud with Donald John Trump. Never feud with him. You cannot win, and you could lose all.

As Dick Cheney's daughter is discovering.

Politico reported, "In conversations with nearly a dozen GOP operatives and lawmakers, many of whom are now indifferent to or supportive of Cheney’s ouster, they say they are not unsympathetic to her views either on Trump or on foreign policy, where she is and always has been an important voice within the Republican Party. That’s in part why, just three months ago, Cheney beat back—by a convincing margin—an attempt to oust her from House leadership.

"But Republican lawmakers and GOP operatives alike are frustrated that, after standing by her, Cheney has repaid the favor by continuing to draw attention to an issue that divides Republicans, rather than training her fire on the Biden administration. And while, yes, it is possible to do both, take a look at the headlines and see which message is getting more traction."

Her problem is she cannot see the trees for her hatred of Donald Trump. 

Politico said, "In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 attack, Cheney told donors she wanted to make her forthcoming primary battle a referendum on the attacks, according to people on the call. It is not a message that resonates particularly well with a group that struggled with how to approach the Trump era altogether, and is eager to put the divisions of the past four years behind them."

Be careful of what you wish for. President Trump got more votes in her district than she did.

Liberal publications have leaped to her defense, as they stoke an internal firefight. Vox's headline read, "Was Liz Cheney too honest?"

The argument in Washington is that Liz is defending election integrity by stopping, blocking, and opposing any and all efforts to examine that election.

But her opinion of the election did not get her in trouble.

Voting to impeach the party's president did. A party should expect its leadership to support its president. Otherwise, why bother having a party?

Democrats do not have these problems. I cannot imagine a Democrat House or Senate leader opposing a Democrat president. The closest to this situation is Ted Kennedy's run for president in 1980 against President Carter, and that was based on policy disagreements and not an attack on his person.

Everyone is for a big tent Republican Party. There is plenty of room for debate. Axios pointed out that Stefanik voted with President Trump 77.7% of the time — compared to Cheney's 92.9%.

But Stefanik defended President Trump in the two impeachments. Cheney voted to impeach him. 

This is about loyalty. Cheney has none.

Beyond all the machinations in Washington sit more than 75 million people who voted for Donald Trump's re-election. They sit and watch a party in DC that caters to the kinder of politicians past. They know Kevin McCarthy sleeps in lobbyist Frank Luntz's house when in Washington. They know there is a swamp. Its critters include the two previous Republican speakers, John Boehner and Paul Ryan.

More than 75 million Trump voters know they have two choices: to vote Republican or sit home. 

The couch is tempting in 2022 because we are seeing only one party in DC. 

Purging Cheney sends a strong signal that elections still matter, and that Republicans will start serving the people again instead of their own personal interests.

History is watching?

We are too.

In 6 days we will know whether Republicans stand for the people or for the lobbyists and the daddy's little girls.

I have a feeling she will be the next Jeff Flake.

Justin Amash.

John Kasich.

53 comments:

  1. Great post! Liz is toast.Gone. stick a fork in her.Now for Mitt.

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  2. Great post! Liz is toast.Gone. stick a fork in her.Now for Mitt.

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  3. Great post! Liz is toast.Gone. stick a fork in her.Now for Mitt.

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  4. Doug DC, I sure do hope that "three times is the charm".

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  5. Don't get too excited folks. Stefanik is more of the same. A "conservative" sheep in wolves clothing who voted with Trump less than 80% of the time. She's McCarthy's hand-picked replacement? That should tell you all you need to know.

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    1. The GOPers need a come to Trump moment, don't they?

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    2. Yes they surely do, lyn5, with not a moment to waste. Conservative Patriots need to purge the GOP of all its Globalists.

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    3. ONE NATION, As Don points out, Stefanik is loyal. She fought hard in President Trump’s defense during the two Impeachment farces in the House of Representatives.

      She represents a district in New York that includes many residents who before COVID worked in NYC. Of course Stefanik voting record is more moderate than disloyal daddy’s girl Cheney from Wyoming.

      But Stefanik is loyal to President Trump, which is why he has publicly supported Stefanik’s promotion to this position.

      You can moan all you want, but if the Republican Party is going to take power away from the Democrats and actually enact conservative America-First policies, it needs people who are fighters, exactly like Stefanik; and fewer lazy butthurt whiners like yourself.

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    4. PDJT endorses Stefanik. I will trust his judgement and reasons.

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    5. Also remember it was Stefanik that nailed James Comey for "hiding" the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump Campaign from Congress. After opening up the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign the previous year, the FBI director hid the counterintelligence work from a key group of congressional members instead of including it in his quarterly briefings. He was supposed to notify them about politically sensitive probes. Since she called Comey on it, when others didn't, she earned my respect.

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    6. Also remember it was Stefanik that nailed James Comey for "hiding" the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump Campaign from Congress. After opening up the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign the previous year, the FBI director hid the counterintelligence work from a key group of congressional members instead of including it in his quarterly briefings. He was supposed to notify them about politically sensitive probes. Since she called Comey on it, when others didn't, she earned my respect.

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  6. The couch will also be tempting during the 2022 and 2024 elections because we aren't seeing much promise with free and fair elections ahead. Yes, we see some states being proactive in fixing their election laws but we also have a devious DOJ in the Biden administration working feverishly behind the scenes to firebomb state's rights everywhere.

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    1. The time may come for bullets over ballots.

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    2. That's the Commie way.

      Bullets for honest ballots, yes.

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  7. Did you see Meghan's rant? She's making this to be "The GOP is anti-womyn."

    I do think all Republicans should bend the knee to President Trump.

    https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1389962001498230786

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  8. After leaving the Democrats in the 70s, I had to suffer with a spineless GOP where they were all Liz Cheney's. The politician who I despise the most is the affable Bob Michel. I used to watch him on the talk shows where he was lobbed softballs he could have hit out of the park if he had any convictions, but instead would go Yup, Yup, Yup as the hosts trashed Reagan. So even if Stefanik has to play to her center-left district at times, at least she stood up for Trump.

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    1. Ronald Reagan was spineless?

      New to me and a lot of other people.

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    2. They hated Reagan but he didn't have to show his spine like Trump did. The Left back then weren't as nasty and evil. We didn't have all of culture going Marxist like we do today.

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    3. I live in Elise's district, and I can tell you that we're hardly "center-left". In fact, the most conservative district in NY--even if that doesn't mean much these days.

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  9. "Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way".
    So far, Lizzie has failed on the first two counts. Maybe somebody(s) will help her with #3.

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  10. ?!?!?! --- All she can do is recycle the dingbat 1960s SDS jargon, "The whole is watching!" (they weren't).

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  11. The people are indeed watching. No more enabling RINO's. No more voting for anyone with an (R) beside their name. Only America First candidates.

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  12. When I hear Demos or Whigs invoke history, I always think of 2 things.

    First all the Demos bloviating about the Founding Fathers during Watergate while the only honest man in the room, Charlie Sandman, asked the real question, did he do anything illegal?

    The second is Olympia Snowe, one of the Weird Sisters from ME, reminding us, as she cast a deciding vote to push IdiotCare forward, "When history calls, history calls".

    I'll go with somebody like Charlie Sandman every time.

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  13. The people are indeed watching. No more enabling RINO's. No more voting for anyone with an (R) beside their name. Only America First candidates.

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  14. Ted Kennedy did not run for President in 1980 because of policy differences with Jimmy Carter. Kennedy couldn't even state why he wanted to be president. Kennedy ran because he was expected to as a Kennedy and Carter was vulnerable. No more no less. 100% ego and family legacy.

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  15. Duh! History is always watching! You think it stepped out to sneak a smoke?

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  16. Dick Cheney.....take your daughter hunting.

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  17. Stefanik didn't have to agree with everything President Trump said or did, but the fact that she staunchly defended him through both "shampeachments" is enough for me. They never should have happened. There were no grounds for impeachment.

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  18. Are these people that post three times on something or what causes this malfuction?

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    1. I think it's the browser they are using causes it

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  19. Karma is a beautiful thing. Impeach her ass.

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  20. Karma is a beautiful thing. Impeach her ass.

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  21. Stefanik is no Conservative. The Stupid Party is well...

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  22. you are a liberal left wing nut job Liz and that is why you are gone. You and your daddy both are war mongers on top of it. Another reason you are gone. Plus you are a total incompetent idiot - strike three you are out Liz. Have fun as the newest host on 'The View' where you will be right at home bashing Trump and the Republican party.

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  23. There was a time when a moderate Republican simply could mean willing to make a healthy
    compromise in legislation.

    At some point the Dem party became purist and then self-righteously narcissistic; Republicans were very slow to catch on, and then were unwilling to stand up and take the heat.

    It took Trump to exhibit the values Republicans mouthed about but were too timid to face the media backlash for.

    Regardless, Trump has been here and you can’t unring that bell.

    There will be no going back now.

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  24. I've said this before, here and there, that I see the GOP as "The GOP Along to GET Along with the DEMS" Party. I trust them not.

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  26. I agree with your analysis, but I don't like the comment in the headline and am surprised you would elevate it. I get the joke, but in my view there is nothing funny about wishing someone harm.

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