Liz Cheney must go

7 May 2021

11:42 PM

7 May 2021

11:42 PM

Liz Cheney is bad for the Republican party, which is why the pro-Democratic media is so obsessed with her.

What the pundits won’t openly admit is that the Wyoming representative is their last hope at distracting Americans from the Biden administration’s mushrooming disasters.

Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi is heaping praise on ‘Lynne’ Cheney — a pretty solid sign that the Democrats are trying to exploit the House Republican Conference Chair. David Axelrod, the former Obama adviser, insists that Cheney is ‘as conservative as they come’, which should arouse the suspicions of any real conservative.

A headline in the New York Times reads, ‘House Republicans Have Had Enough of Liz Cheney’s Truth-Telling’. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee doled out the kind of strange new respect most RINOs only dream about when she wrote, ‘I’m a proud progressive who thinks Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney and George W. Bush are true patriots.’

Romney, Bush and Cheney — the Swamp’s Holy Trinity! Of course, no one is surprised that the Democrats are suddenly championing Cheney. We have witnessed this routine quite a few times over the last few years. The liberals were Team Flake and Team Romney and Team Kinzinger. Why wouldn’t they be Team Cheney now? Liz is simply the new face for a decades-old saw about the GOP’s ‘civil war’. It predates Trump.

Perhaps the most eye-roll-inducing piece of fiction comes from Cheney herself. Her op-ed in the Washington Post was titled, ‘The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us’. More importantly, in Cheney’s mind, history is watching her. And that’s what this is all about, right?

Cheney can wax poetically about the ‘anti-democratic Trump cult of personality’ and ‘principles’ and being ‘brave’ all she likes. The real problem is that she’s doing all of this Trump-focused grandstanding instead of her actual job. Fervently hating Donald Trump and writing sanctimonious diatribes for Jeff Bezos’s newspaper is Jennifer Rubin’s job. She’s meant to be representing the interests of her constituents and of the Republican conference.

The question that keeps getting posed — about whether or not there is room for views that go against Trump in the modern GOP — does not get to the root of the issue. There are plenty of Republicans who spoke out against Trump after January 6. But unlike Cheney, those politicians have since shifted their focus from Trump to the Biden-Harris-Fauci administration. Cheney just never stops talking about how much she hates Trump. Aside from a small set within the Democratic political class, everyone is tired of such talk.

Cheney has clearly realized her future is not in politics — and a very public ousting is what she is after. Jeff Zucker’s network has cornered the market on self-important Republicans with terrible political instincts. I’m sure CNN will soon find a gig for Cheney to speak her truth.

Speaking of the most trusted name in news, CNN’s insightful ‘political commentator’ and former governor of Ohio John Kasich has weighed in on the GOP vs Cheney saga and he didn’t mince words. He told Don Lemon, ‘I’ve got a warning for them. If they want to throw her out, I guarantee you she is going to draw support from within that Republican caucus.’

Keep in mind this is the same guy who, in 2016, warned then-candidates Trump and Cruz that he was, ‘going to leave Cleveland as the nominee. Whether you believe it or not, it’s going to happen’. Take his prophecies with a grain of salt.

The sooner the GOP cuts ties with the likes of Cheney and Kasich, the better. It isn’t because she won’t bend the knee to Trump or because she eagerly fist-bumped President Biden at his joint address to Congress. It is because the GOP needs to focus on stopping the Biden administration’s agenda, fundraising and most importantly winning in the midterms. Cheney is not helping in any of those tasks. In fact she is getting in the way. If the Republicans need to come up with an explanation as to why she has to go, may I suggest borrowing from Michael Corleone: ‘It’s not personal Sonny. It’s strictly business!’

It’s not personal Liz, no matter how desperately you want it to be.

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