Bookworm, cult of personality, D/S/C projection, D/S/Cs, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Harriett Hageman, inflation, Jamie Raskin, Jan. 6 Committee, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, open borders, open primary, Rep. Tom Rice, RINO Republicans, Speaker of the House, The Constitution, Wyoming voters
The Republican congressional primary for Wyoming will be August 16, and Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s sole representative, continues to avoid Wyoming at all costs, apparently taking a page from the Biden campaign strategy. Actually, that’s probably the smart thing to do as she is not only amazingly unpopular, she continues to say and do things that really anger Wyomingites. Just how much does Wyoming despise Cheney? This much:
A recent republican poll in the state of Wyoming [DATA HERE] shows Representative Liz Cheney trailing her primary Trump-endorsed opponent, Harriet Hageman, by 30 points. Liz Cheney has 26% republican support, and her challenger has 56.
Wyoming has open primaries, so D/S/Cs are being encouraged to vote for Cheney in the primary, which could be a problem, as my favorite Bookworm explains:
Come on, man! (As the demented man in the White House would say.) You don’t really think that Georgia conservatives voted for the despised Governor Brian Kemp (with his opponent, Stacey Abrams, facing no competition on the Dem primary ballot) in the recent primary? Or that they wanted to see Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on the ballot again? In that open primary state, Republicans weren’t voting for their best people; Democrats were voting for Republicans’ worst people.
Prepare to see that unfolding again in Wyoming, another open primary state. Republicans absolutely despise Liz Cheney, who is a singularly repulsive person who has allied herself completely with the Democrats. Trump had a massive rally in Wyoming on Saturday [05-28-22]to support Harriet Hageman, who is Cheney’s opponent in the primary. Don’t assume, though, that Hageman will win. Here’s what I see playing out in August 2022, when Wyoming has its primary election:
Because Wyoming is a mostly conservative state, Republican voters will assume that Hageman is a shoo-in. After all, they know that their fellow Republicans despise Cheney as much as they do. Many of them will fully intend to show up in August to vote for Hageman but, somehow, a large percent won’t actually get around to it. Primaries don’t have the push-push advertising to vote that November elections do, so people forget to vote. Or even if they remember, they don’t make the effort. After all, they think, ‘this one’s in the bag.’
Except it won’t be in the bag if Wyoming Republicans get complacent. What will happen, instead, is that the roused leftists (and, face it, leftists are always roused and much more politically engaged because they’re hive-minded people who will take marching orders) will swarm the ballots with votes for…Liz Cheney. And so, in November, the fine people of Wyoming will have two choices: A Democrat or Liz Cheney, which is to say, as Henry Ford would have said, ‘any color car so long as it’s black.’
This is certainly a danger, but I suspect Republican and Independent Wyomingites are sufficiently riled up to vote in unprecedented numbers. As of 2020, 71% of Wyoming voters are registered Republicans, and only 18% are registered Democrats. That, and Hageman’s 30 point lead among Republicans makes any attempt to swamp the primary an uphill battle. Election fraud is always a concern, but in Wyoming, a state will only about 600,000 residents, no drop boxes, voter ID and other sane election security measures, that’s unlikely to be a significant factor.
President Trump, whose preferred, endorsed candidates have a nearly unblemished record of winning, did something Cheney avoids: he appeared in Wyoming and didn’t charge people for the privilege of seeing him:
Former President Donald Trump rallied supporters in Casper, Wyoming, on Saturday, urging them to vote against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the Republican primary.
Casper, centrally located, is the second largest city in Wyoming.
‘Worse than the terrible Democrats are the backstabbing RINO republicans that are helping them do their act,’ Trump said. ‘And there is no RINO in America who has thrown in her lot with the radical left more than Liz Cheney.’
During the rally, Trump described Cheney as a ‘lapdog for Pelosi and a human soundbite machine for CNN and MSDNC.’
‘She has gone crazy,’ Trump continued. ‘Now I get it. I’ve been hearing these stories for years. Now I get it. She’s gone totally crazy.’
Trump painted the entire Cheney family as guilty of failing the country.
The Cheneys and Trumps are not exactly pals:
‘The Cheneys are die-hard globalists and warmongers that have been plunging us into new conflicts for decades, spilling American blood and spending American treasure all over the world,’ he said.
The president shared a meme on the screen at the rally, morphing her face together with former President George W. Bush.
‘She’s the face of the Washington Swamp and the same failed foreign policy of the Clintons, Bushes, the Obamas, Bidens, and the entire sick political establishment,’ Trump said.
All demonstrably true.
Trump praised Cheney’s challenger, Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), as a true representative of the state.
‘I know Wyoming. I love Wyoming. I AM Wyoming,’ Hageman said to the cheering crowd.
‘I have fought for Wyoming, and I will fight for you in Washington, DC, and I will take that fight to D.C. as soon as I defeat Liz Cheney,’ she said.
Rather than actually coming to Wyoming, Cheney continues to lob D/S/C talking points from the Beltway:
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney says her party is still divided on whether it is the party of former President Donald Trump or not.
Cheney, a representative from Wyoming, said in an interview that will air Sunday that there ‘is absolutely a cult of personality around Donald Trump’ in her party, CBS News reported.
‘We have too many people now in the Republican Party who are not taking their responsibilities seriously, and who have pledged their allegiance and loyalty to Donald Trump,’ she said in the interview, according to an excerpt.
‘I mean, it is fundamentally antithetical, it is contrary to everything conservatives believe, to embrace a personality cult. And yet, that is what so many in my party are doing today,’ she added.
As I’ve often written, there is no such personality cult, and Cheney engages in patented D/S/C projection. There has never been a personality cult like that of Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton. Republicans continue to appreciate Donald Trump because he kept his promises, put America first, and produced for the American people. Yet, many now believe it would be best for him not to run for a second term. Hardly the stuff of a personality cult. Cheney is clearly trying to distract from the beliefs of Wyomingites:
‘Liz Cheney is one of those politicians who doesn’t really know what the Republican Party wants or needs, so it’s probably best for her to move on and cut ties with the rest of us. That way, she can pursue whatever she wants to do with the Democratic Party and leave the rest of us alone,’ Cheyenne, Wyoming, resident Gilbert Duran told the Washington Examiner at the rally, adding that he supported her in previous elections.
Theresa Wright of Cheyenne, who attended the Trump rally, accused Cheney of not spending enough time in the state and called her a ‘career politician.’
‘She’s in Virginia, trying to represent Wyoming living on her father’s legacy. I don’t think she’s worthy of the people of Wyoming,’ she said. ‘All of these continual Bush, Cheney, Clinton family dynasties, these career politicians — it’s time to go.’
A large part of Wyoming dissatisfaction with Cheney is her refusal to say a word about issues of importance to Wyoming, as Just The News reports:
Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney rolled out a reelection campaign announcement video that leaves out issues like record inflation and curbs on domestic oil and gas production under the Biden administration.
‘Some things have to matter,’ says Cheney in the announcement video, which portrays her as an unswerving guardian of bedrock American political ideals under threat from unspecified quarters. ‘American freedom, the rule of law, our founding principles, the foundations of our republic matter. What we do in this election in Wyoming matters.’
Her pretense to be a guardian of the Constitution wore thin with Wyomingites the minute she voted for the second impeachment of Trump when he was no longer president. Now, she really pisses them off. They know internal threats to the Republic do not come from Donald Trump, but from the very D/S/Cs whose approval she craves. They know what matters, and bouncing Cheney out of office is at the top of their list.
House Republican leaders such as California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, GOP conference chair, frequently mention record inflation, the border crisis and gas prices as critiques of the Biden administration and the Democratic Party. These issues were not included in Cheney’s ad.
It’s interesting to note some Republicans are as delusional as Cheney:
Rice, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, is facing a difficult reelection campaign, and may very well lose. He’s desperately trying to play to D/S/Cs—North Carolina has an open primary system—while also trying to sound like a conservative. What are the odds Republicans, who kicked Cheney out of the House leadership, would vote for her as Speaker of the House?
Cheney, the number 2 on the Jan. 6 witch hunt, is broadly claiming the Committee, which will stage a prime-time morality play this week, has discovered evidence of a vast right-wing conspiracy, a conspiracy even the FBI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the D/S/C Party, was unable to find:
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol has found evidence of an ‘extremely broad’ and ‘well-organized’ conspiracy.
Reporter Robert Costa asked, ‘Are you confident that what you have found as a committee will somehow grab the American people by the lapels and say, ‘Wake up: You have to pay attention’?’
Cheney said, ‘I am. The threat, and it’s an ongoing threat, you know, we are not in a situation where former President Trump has expressed any sense of remorse about what happened. We are, in fact, in a situation where he continues to use even more extreme language, frankly, than the language that caused the attack. And so, people must pay attention. People must watch, and they must understand how easily our democratic system can unravel if we don’t defend it.’
Again, the FBI didn’t find any such conspiracy. Even if the unarmed protestors at the Capitol on Jan. 6 managed to occupy the building for a day or so instead of for a few hours, most having been invited inside by Capitol Police, how, exactly, would that “unravel “ our government? That’s a pretty lame insurrection. It’s also a bit odd the supposed leader of the “conspiracy” authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol, which troops were refused by Nancy Pelosi and Washington’s Mayor, but as we’ll see Thursday evening, that’s show biz!
We’re also beginning to see exactly what the Committee is really interested in doing, apart from damaging Donald Trump in any way possible, that is:
I have good news for Liz Cheney. The committee already has no credibility, so there’s no need to worry about the insane things Jamie Raskin is pushing. Still, I find it hilarious to watch this play out given the realities of the situation. Who exactly did Cheney believe she was joining hands with when she burned her political career to the ground in order to become best buds with Nancy Pelosi?
As I’ve pointed out before, Raskin is a nutjob who actually tried to overturn the 2016 election, not based on any suggestion of fraud, but simply because he didn’t like Trump. And this is who Cheney thought she’d get a fair shake from? It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone, much less the Wyoming representative, that Democrats do not see the January 6th committee as some truth-finding mission. Rather, they see it as a vehicle for radical change so they can continue to steal elections far into the future.
I’m shocked, shocked!
They want to change the election system not to make it more secure, but to make it less secure. They want to get rid of voter ID, mandate same-day registration, impose a universal vote-by-mail system, and get rid of the Electoral College so California and New York get to elect the president. None of this is a secret, and Cheney pretending it is a surprising, honest disagreement is pathetic. She knew what she was signing up for, and now she’s responsible for what comes from this committee. No amount of leaking to Axios will absolve her.
Even the New York Times has admitted the true purpose of the Committee:
The fact is, there’s only one reason why any network will air the hearings of these pointless, blatantly partisan hearings—and it has nothing to do with the so-called insurrection. It has to do with helping the Democrats in the upcoming midterms.
This isn’t a guess. They’ve already admitted to this. “\’Jan. 6 Hearings Give Democrats a Chance to Recast Midterm Message,’ reads the headline at the New York Times about the hearings—showing absolutely no shame that government resources are being used for blatantly partisan purposes.
‘With their control of Congress hanging in the balance, Democrats plan to use made-for-television moments and a carefully choreographed rollout of revelations over the course of six hearings…to persuade voters that the coming midterm elections are a chance to hold Republicans accountable for it,’ the report explained.
The article goes on to quote Democrat lawmakers and operatives all but admitting the purpose of the hearings is to distract voters from astronomical gas prices and historic inflation.
Several Democrat operatives and politicians were quoted in the story admitting that the hearings might provide the political clout their party needs for the midterm elections. Battling rampant inflation, a war in Eastern Europe, and rising prices for gas and other goods, Democrats seem poised to use the January 6 hearings to make a political point about Republicans.
I can’t be certain of much these days, but I’m certain Cheney’s prime time immorality play will not play with Wyoming voters.