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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Meet Harriet Hageman, the Liz-ard slayer

Wyoming Republicans overwhelmingly voted to nominate Harriet Hageman for Congress, dumping Liz Cheney who is a WINO.

Wyomingite In Name Only.

Although the result was not surprising, this is the biggest primary upset since AOC knocked out Joe Crowley in New York in 2018. Like Cheney, Crowley was high in his party's leadership. Unlike Cheney, Crowley didn't try to backstab his party's president.

Hageman likely will become the fourth consecutive woman to represent the state in the House. The state's last congressman was Craig L. Thomas who ran for (and won) a Senate seat in 1994.

Like Cheney, Hageman's father was involved in state politics, serving the legislature for 24 years until his death in 2006. But James Hageman was mainly a rancher. His daughter got a BA and a JD from the University of Wyoming. After clerking for a judge, she became involved in environmental law, representing her state in a dispute with Nebraska over the management of the North Platte River.

On Election Day, the New York Times cranked out, "Lawyer Set to Defeat Cheney Spent Career Fighting Environmental Rules."

Rules, eh?

The story said, "She spent decades as a trial lawyer fighting environmentalists in America’s least populated state and opposing federal rules protecting land, water and endangered species. Her most far-reaching case was a successful challenge of Clinton-era federal regulations to protect millions of acres of National Forests from road-building, mining and other development. A federal judge placed an injunction on the regulations in 2003."

She didn't oppose protecting land, water and endangered species.

She opposed illegal and unconstitutional rules. 

The judge agreed.

The story also said, "Miss Hageman also represented groups that sought to remove protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act and allow the state to manage hunting."

Gray wolves were removed from the Endangered Species list in 2020. We have plenty of them.

The story quoted her as telling businessmen in Rock Springs, "I think we need to make the federal government largely irrelevant to our everyday lives."

Indeed we do.

26 comments:

  1. "Although the result was not surprising, this is the biggest primary upset since AOC knocked out Joe Crowley in New York in 2018."

    If it wasn't surprising, how could it be an upset?

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    1. It was an upset, because she sent an incumbent packing.

      It was not a surprise, because the incumbent had turned into a childish, blinkered fool.

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    2. And not too long ago, the incumbent was the highest ranking republican (elected as one, not in actions) woman (by birth) in the house.

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    3. An "upset" means an outcome that was unexpected. This was not an "upset".

      However, don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled to see Liz Cheney's sorry ass booted out of Congress too.

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    4. Maybe the word "upset" refers to the MSM & other Dems, who had hoped to keep their little traitor Liz embedded.

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    5. upset - noun

      1) an unhappy and worried mental state

      2) the act of disturbing the mind or body

      3 a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

      4) a tool used to thicken or spread metal, by forging or hammering or swaging

      5) an improbable and unexpected victory

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  2. Hell Bent For LeatherAugust 17, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Congrats to Hageman. To Cheney... you did this to yourself. Like a dem, you blame everyone but yourself. We The People want politicians who listen to us and truly represent us. Not morph into fools for the democrats.

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  3. Environmentalists don't care about the environment. They care about the EPA. Those are two different things.

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    1. Ironic that the EPA has it's roots in the hated Nixon administration.

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  4. Four women Congresspeople in a row for Wyoming? It's what you expect from the Equality State.

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    1. Equality state, indeed. Since 1870 or so women have enjoyed voting rights in Wyoming Territory.

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  5. "I think we need to make the federal government largely irrelevant to our everyday lives."
    We need more federal office holders who feel the same.

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    1. Exactly. The suit over the wolf was to give the state the right to manage the population, not the feds. She should be an excellent addition.

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  6. Interestingly, Crowley lost because he ignored AOC and made no effort to campaign but that was because he was overconfident, to put it mildly. As a friend who lived in the district told me, he did not even send out mail.

    Cheney, it seems to me, did something similar; she did bother with her district. This was not out of overconfidence; this was a realization that she really was Cheney (U) (standing for neither D nor R but Uniparty) representing those among whom she lived in Virginia. As a result, she campaigned every place but Wyoming.

    I would suggest that congresscritters not be allowed to purchase homes anywhere but their home state and a dormitory be built to house them while they are in Washington. I would make it rather uncomfortable so they would want to get the hell out of there.

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    1. Cheney (S) for the swamp vs Hageman for Wyoming. Simple choice really.
      Why does DC want statehood? They already have over 500 congress critters representing them.

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    2. And the democrat dorm should allow the men who identify as a woman for that time frame to shower with the women.

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    3. Further, NO ONE outside of the candidate’s state can contribute in any manner for said candidates.

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    4. DC should NEVER be allowed statehood. Fold them into Maryland for purposes of federal elections, if you must. But they should NEVER get their own senators or representatives as an independent entity.

      It makes no more sense than allowing SCOTUS to be "packed" with more than 9 justices. Might as well break every state up into multiple "districts" and allow them their own Congressional representation too. It will be a war of representation.

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    5. According to what I read in the constitution, there would have to be a constitutional amendment to give DC statehood. DC was carved out specifically so that it was separate from the states so there would be no conflicts. May not matter w democrats ignoring the laws.
      ~TJ

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    6. Let's go even further :
      Local elections - If you are not eligible to vote in said election you cannot campaign or donate .
      State elections - Same as above
      Federal elections - ditto
      Campaign contributions , advertising - individuals only ; no PACs or entities .

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    7. Yes, build them a dormitory, and leave it without air conditioning (for the sake of the environment)!

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  7. Wyoming punches above it's weight. Bellwether? Anyone.?

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  8. 2022 has been Cheney's interview for an Ass't Sec of Defense appointment in 2023.

    Cheney wants to Sec of Defense in some future D president admin.

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  9. She worked for Liz about 8 years ago and had all kinds of nice things to say about her.. I just hope she’s really changed and we’re not being played yet again..

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  10. Read up on (OK, skimmed through) the Platte River dispute. That was/is for the lack of a better term, a feud over water rights among NE, WY, and CO.
    Basically, NE making sure WY and CO don't damn up the North Platte River and it's tributaries for agriculture in NE.
    Old feud, too, goes back over 100 years.
    Didn't see Harriet's name listed, so I'm guessing she was just a staffer, but I thought the case was kinda interesting.
    -LG

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