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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time magazine: Elections are undemocratic

Time magazine's Philip Elliott (ex-AP) had an interesting take on Republican voters in Wyoming picking Harriet Hageman over Liz Cheney in their congressional primary. Elliott called the election a Soviet disappearance.

The headline said, "The GOP Just Borrowed a Soviet Skill and Disappeared Liz Cheney."

The dude believes voting is a Soviet skill.

Elliott wrote, "It’s not just the Soviets who are masters of disappearing someone. Just look at Wyoming, where voters this week drubbed a former senior member of the Republican establishment out of office on orders from former President Donald Trump. Rep. Liz Cheney lost her bid for re-nomination by a stunning 37 points after daring to hold Trump accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Trump made defeating Cheney his top priority, making his contempt for her and her famous family clear. The Republican National Committee didn’t even mention Cheney in their statement Tuesday evening on Harriet Hageman’s victory in the deep-red state."

But Liz has not disappeared. Republicans did not kill her. Republicans did not send her to a gulag in Siberia. Republicans did not banish her to a re-education camp.

A two-thirds majority in Wyoming picked someone new who represented Wyoming instead of DC. 

Elliott made it clear that Liz represented the Eastern Establishment.

He wrote, "Cheney had, before Jan. 6, enjoyed a privileged place in the Republican Party. She was the daughter of a former Vice President and a conservative power player mom. She had stints at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development during the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administration, worked for a time at the World Bank, and was a player of her own making in conservative groups around town. She won election to her father’s former House seat in 2016, and from there moved quickly into the ranks of leadership. Her resume was, put simply, golden."

Then she voted to impeach her party's president. That was her choice. The party gave her a second chance. She decided to join Pelosi's January 6 witch hunt. The party gave her leadership post to someone younger, prettier and more loyal.

Wyomingians saw that as a deal breaker. They elected her knowing her ties to the state were largely imaginary but they also realized she had power. By joining with Pelosi on this mad witch hunt, Liz lost her power.

Bye-bye Liz.

Take your broom and ride home.

From his desk in Washington, Elliott argued that by being a Cheney, Liz owned the congressional seat in perpetuity.

But in Wyoming, voters said no and nominated Harriet Hageman.

Somehow, the election is undemocratic while dynastic politics are democratic.

When Time runs stuff like this, I cry for the trees who died to make the magazine possible. It is such a waste of life.

29 comments:

  1. Time is still in business? Who knew?

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    1. About three people, the janitorial crew. I heard the place really smells bad.

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  2. I would like to vote for Philip Elliott to become burn victim

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    1. Another idiotic jackass posing as a journalist. Don's right , what a waste of paper ! This guy qualifies as an oxygen thief !

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  3. So, she worked in government her career and generated $6 million net worth which turned into $42 million after she was elected to congress. I took the wrong career path, but, maybe the problem was my father wasn't vp.

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    1. If she wasn’t a Cheney, she’d now be worth only $21 million.

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  4. Reminds me of “the Kennedy seat” in Massachusetts that Scott Brown won; Americans are still leery of power hungry dynasties.

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  5. Liz Cheney led the charge with the J6 investing to prevent Donald Trump from ever holding any public office. Liz Cheney was her own demise. Who cannot connect these two dots ?

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  6. Liz-are got what she deserved, kicked back onto the street corner to earn money her old way, on her back and knees. I bet she can get both of those and that in her mouth at one time, then smile.
    EN2 SS

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  7. Democrat controlled North Carolina Supreme Court says Republican controlled NC legislature is unconstitutional! https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/08/19/north-carolina-supreme-court-enacts-a-full-scale-judicial-coup-n614662

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    1. See my post above except substitute jurist for journalist . ☝

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    2. Time for impeachment.

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    3. Dangerous thing that court is doing. It will blow up in their face.

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  8. Has Philip Elliott kept his TV off since Tuesday evening?

    For someone who has "disappeared," Liz Cheney's face has appeared on TV quite a bit in "woe is me" interviews. Even today, we're seeing snips of her hoping that Mike Pence will testify in front of the J6 Marsupial Justice Committee (i.e., the Kangaroo Court).

    The least Liz Cheney could do is genuinely "disappear" from public view for a while so as not to continue to embarrass Mr. Elliott, whose Soviet analogy is a callous insult to the voters in Wyoming who fired Ms. Cheney.

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  9. Gee whillikers. Their boot licking lackey, their lickspittle, their toady done went and croaked her last.
    Too bad, so sad.
    And yet she raised so much east/west coast money- which she gets to keep after paying the taxes on it. The world's best paid kamakazi crashes and burns at the dancing feet of those pesky voters. Well at least she can ride home in a halliburton truck.
    Perhaps a hundred and some years of of east coast bankers flogging
    Wyoming may come to an end.
    It's funny how the trustafarians of the lickspittle press seem to think money raised is more important than votes.
    A clue to their value system, bucks before people. Seems voters decided a royal flush is far better than a nepotistic opportunist in the house.

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  10. Listening to
    The media saying "give it up pubbies the Dems will win at least the Senate! Give up the Dems have the money! Quite push polls and dem heavy results . Don't buy it. We have them they know it .hang in there and fight
    2DC

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  11. Perhaps we should take care in not giving Liz too much credit for her beaming resume. She did hold several important and prestigious positions, but I have to believe she received those appointments because of her father.

    During the several months the whole nation learned what kind of person Liz Cheney is and the shallowness of her judgement and capabilities.

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  12. "Disappeared"?

    You mean like the Jan. 6 "trespassers"?

    Her committee was certainly Soviet. A One-Party State Organ with no Minority Input, defense counsel, cross-examination, subpoena power, Due Process or Press scrutiny.

    Edward Luce: "I've covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic dangerous & contemptible than today's Republicans. Nothing close."

    Gen Michael Hayden: "I agree. And I was the CIA Director.

    That's the agency that assassinated Jack Kennedy. And Bobby Kennedy. And Martin Luther King. And tried with Reagan. And overthrew Trump. So I should know."

    I quote from memory.

    Roseanne Boyland's.

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    1. Actually, the Secret Service fired the shot that killed JFK. Read Mortal Error by Bonar Menninger.

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  13. If a grossly overly-political committee, where the House leader can refuse to allow the minority party to chose their members, is able to refer its victims to the DOJ for criminal prosecution, then I can't wait for the House to flip. Of course, that would mean Republicans actually choose to use their power. What are the Las Vegas odds of that happening?

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    1. Agreed. The term “California Republican” should be considered an oxymoron.

      Boarwild

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    2. Not unlike Cafeteria Catholic.

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  14. Funny how suddenly the left loves the Cheney family. Just as suddenly they love law enforcement such as spooks and FBI after lawless border and defending police. Weird how that works...

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  15. The people are only allowed to speak when they pick the right guy.

    Otherwise, enough votes are manufactured to make the one who isn't the people's choice the people's choice.

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