As regular readers know, I’ve been writing about the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney, for some time now. As a recently resettled resident of Wyoming, this is a matter of some interest to me as Cheney is Wyoming’s sole Representative. To find everything I’ve written on her, enter “Liz Cheney” into the SMM homepage search bar.
It now seems certain another attempt to oust Cheney from her leadership position is imminent. The last attempt failed, but it is much more likely another will not.
Cheney is not only very unpopular in Wyoming, she continues to alienate her House colleagues, calling them, among other things, “neo-Marxist,” and accusing them of supporting insurrection, lying about the 2020 election—because they aren’t generally willing to call it an entirely fair and honest election—and even denying the Holocaust(?!).
In anticipation of the upcoming ouster attempt, a number of politicians on both sides of aisle have been commenting, as Breitbart.com notes:
‘I think Liz Cheney’s greatest offense apparently is she is principled and she believes in the truth,’ [House Majority Leader, (D-MD) Steny] Hoyer told the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty on Wednesday.
Translation: she supports D/S/C narratives and is willing to attack fellow Republicans.
‘She’s obviously a very conservative Republican from the state of Wyoming, so it’s not a question of ideology,’ Hoyer continued, contending it is a ‘question of cult.’
Wyomingites disagree it’s not a question of ideology. They haven’t figured out exactly what Cheney’s ideology is, but they’re pretty certain it isn’t theirs.
‘It’s a question of cult of personality — that if you’re not 1,000 percent for Donald Trump, somehow you’re not a good Republican, you’re not worthy of being in the leadership,’ he said.
‘It is a shame that the party has fallen to the place where a Liz Cheney, as I said, principled, committed to the truth, and a conservative Republican, is somehow not accepted as a leader in the Republican Party,’ he added.
Republicans aren’t poised to remove Cheney from leadership because she’s a conservative Republican, but because she’s not. The idea support for Donald Trump is some sort of cult is nonsense and projection. Normal Americans appreciated Trump as President because he kept his promises, spoke honestly, and was willing to fight for America and Americans. It is D/S/Cs that worship politicians and think them god-like, transformative figures. In addition, Cheney is repeating D/S/C talking points in her attacks on her fellow Republicans, which is not something acceptable in the person holding the number three Republican leadership position in the House.
This—for Cheney—isn’t good:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has also broken from Cheney in recent days, caught on a hot mic stating he ‘lost confidence’ in the Republican Conference Chair.
‘I think she’s got real problems,’ McCarthy reportedly told Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy. ‘I’ve had it with… I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence… Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.’
Here’s what I mean about Trump:
Former President Trump has also blasted Cheney in recent days, effectively endorsing [Rep. Elise] Stefanik to replace her.
‘Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,’ he said in a Wednesday statement:
‘We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!’
Rep. Steve Scales has it right:
Perhaps the best indicator of how to vote, or what to believe is to listen to D/S/Cs and vote and believe precisely the opposite of what they say, Temporary President Gropin’ Joe Biden, being the primary example:
And then there are certain “Republicans” that fall into that category, such as this squish who was recently booed and heckled at a Utah state GOP Convention:
The true test of character might be thought to be who hates us. If D/S/Cs and RINOs don’t hate you, it’s time for a bit of introspection. In the case of Liz Cheney, that’s obviously true, and should guide any Republican who actually supports the Constitution and puts America first. But of course, they are, with good cause, known as “The Stupid Party”…