Republicans looking for what’s fundamentally wrong with the Republican Party—its leadership—need look no further than that leadership, specifically, the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Liz Cheney, #3 in House leadership. Let’s visit Mr. McConnell first, as Brietbart.com reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will back Merrick Garland’s nomination to run President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice.
‘I do,’ McConnell replied when asked by Politico whether he supports Garland for attorney general
McConnell, who has recently distanced himself, and rather crudely, from the 75 million or more Americans who voted for President Trump and an America First agenda, has not explained that comment. It has been observed by many, for years, Garland is a “moderate.” Consider this from PJ Media and decide for yourself, gentle readers:
During his [confirmation for Attorney General hearing] testimony, Garland said that domestic terrorism in America today is ‘more dangerous’ than at the time of the 1996 Oklahoma City bombing, and pledged to continue the investigation in the January 6 Capitol riot wherever it takes him, including ‘aiders and abettors who were not present on January 6.’ To elaborate on his position on domestic terrorism, Senator Hawley asked Garland whether he considered antifa assaults on federal property, like courthouses and other federal buildings in (for example) Seattle and Portland, where antifa and BLM rioted in the summer of 2020.
‘An attack on a courthouse while in operation — trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases—that plainly is domestic uh uh um um uh uh extremism uh uh um um uh uh um domestic terrorism,’ Garland explained before adding the following caveat: ‘An attack simply on government property at night, or under any other kind of circumstances, is a clear crime and a serious one, and should be punished.’
‘I don’t mean—I don’t know enough of the facts of the example you were talking about,’ Garland told Hawley. Apparently, Garland slept through the summer of 2020.
This sounds very much like Garland is going to be weaponizing the FBI, the DOJ and other federal agencies against Americans whose views oppose the government. What, after all, is an “aider and abettor who was not present on January 6”? Would that encompass every American who thinks the election fraudulent? Any American who did not think a minor, pseudo-riot was akin to Pearl Harbor or 9-11? So “domestic terrorism” has business hours? If Antifa burns down a federal courthouse in the evening, that’s a crime, but not terrorism, even though the lack of a workplace the next morning would seem to interfere with the conduct of government? Apparently Garland thinks only non-leftists capable of committing domestic terrorism. Is a domestic terrorist anyone who in any way disagrees with D/S/C narratives, despite doing nothing to actively oppose them? This is particularly telling:
Senator Josh Hawley, (R-Mo.) inquired about Garland’s position on immigration policy by asking if he believed illegally entering the United States should remain a crime.
Garland’s response was very concerning.
‘I haven’t thought about that question. I just haven’t thought about that question,’ he replied. ‘I think the president has made clear that we are a country with borders and with a concern about national security. I don’t know of a proposal to decriminalize but still make it unlawful to re-enter. I just don’t know the answer to that question. I haven’t thought about it.’
This is a federal judge, a man who seeks to become Attorney General. How hard would it be to affirm the job of the Attorney General is to enforce America’s laws, including immigration laws? And he hasn’t thought about it?! One of the primary economic, national security issues of our time? Garland don’t know much about anything. Go here to see a compilation (scroll down a bit). And go here to find additional information on Garland’s lack of candor during his confirmation hearing. It’s Paul Mirengoff from Powerline, so he roundly condemns Garland, while also advocating for him in the manner of James Comey building an airtight case against Hillary Clinton and then absolving her.
Some Republicans have long operated on the principle that a president’s appointments should be confirmed absent some terribly disqualifying factor. D/S/Cs have never played by this rule. It would seem Garland is no moderate, we dodged a bullet by ensuring he was never seated on the Supreme Court, and McConnell gots a lot of splainin’ to do.
Recently in Wyoming To Liz Cheney: Learn To Code, I took note of Rep. Cheney’s apparent lack of understanding of Republicans, Normal Americans and Wyomingites. I ended that article thus:
Liz Cheney obviously doesn’t understand this, but Wyomingites do, which indicate she doesn’t understand Wyoming. Even if they didn’t much like Donald Trump, they absolutely supported his America first policies, particularly now that they’ve had several weeks of the opposite for convenient contrast. Because Liz Cheney abandoned them to embrace D/S/C lies/narratives and their plotting to abandon our republican form of government, they’re going to return the favor and help her find another sort of employment. The Harris Administration is working hard to destroy the energy industry, which they claim will produce millions of high paying jobs. Perhaps Ms. Cheney should learn to code, or produce solar panels?
Ms. Cheney has apparently still learned nothing; she still thinks Normal Americans are terrible racists and desperately in need of reform, as Brietbart.com reports:
Representative Liz Cheney (R- WY), one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday during a Reagan Institute event that the Republican party needs to ‘make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy’ in the wake of the deadly Capitol riots.
Who, among Republicans, is claiming to be a white supremacist, or to in any way support white supremacy? Like racists, the supply of white supremacists is lagging far behind demand, so D/S/Cs have, for years, been trying to find some, and failing that, they’ve simply invented them. Cheney continues to not only buy their narrative, but to support them in demonizing Normal Americans. How hard would it be to simply tell the truth? Normal Americans, among them many Republicans, are not white supremacists, don’t support them in any way, and D/S/Cs are lying about it all?
Cheney said, ‘Certainly the potential of a 9/11-style commission, I think that is very important. I think there are many aspects of what happened on the 6th and in the days and weeks and months leading up to it that have to be investigated.’
Uh-huh. To what end? To build the fake white supremacy narrative and give D/S/Cs cover for the destruction of the Bill of Rights, which is clearly exactly the point of such a “commission.” Apparently Cheney can’t think of any limits that might preserve our liberties on such an endeavor–such as not hiring a crackpot leftist general to run it. If so, she’s not sharing.
She added, ‘It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy. You certainly saw anti-Semitism. You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day. You saw a Confederate flag being carried through the Rotunda. And I think we as Republicans, in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.’
Cheney has obviously bought the D/S/Cs anti-liberty narrative hook, line and sinker. “Insurrection?!” What kind an insurrection is unarmed, does very little damage, is confined to a single building and leaves within a few hours? Cheney is asking us to answer when we quit beating our spouses and raping our children. We don’t have to convince people who know they’re lying we’re not what they claim we are. To do so only gives their false accusations legitimacy. “Holocaust denial?” That’s the business of D/S/Cs. “Anti-semitism?” That too is the exclusive province of D/S/Cs whose hatred for Israel and America and love of their enemies is incontrovertible fact. A single confederate flag means what, exactly? All Republicans are somehow tainted by the actions of one person who may have actually been carrying a false flag and must strive to convince people who cannot be convinced they’re not what D/S/Cs falsely claim they are? All Republicans are required to ritually repent–despite doing nothing wrong–to people who will use that repentance of false charges to “prove” they were right all along?
Who, exactly, does Liz Cheney think Republicans are? Who, exactly, is Liz Cheney representing? It’s not Republicans–Normal Americans–and it’s certainly not Wyomingites.
UPDATE, 02-25-21, 1930 MT: An hour after I posted this article, Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight, also exposed Rep. Cheney’s disdain for what is supposedly her own party. I often scoop online and cable sources on such matters, but it’s nice to see the number one commentator on Cable see the same issues.
UPDATE, 02-26-21, 1715 MT: Go here for a video and summary of Donald Trump Jr’s speech to CPAC. Liz Cheney is prominently, and accurately, mentioned.