August 17, 2022

The canonization of LIz Cheney has begun in the wake of her resounding defeat in last night's Wyoming Republican primary.

Talking heads were babbling today about why she should run for president. The Washington Post ran an editorial this morning about how the country needs more Liz Cheneys.

Do we? Really?

This wasn't the first presidential election she refused to say was stolen. I mean, when a presidential election was actually stolen (one that put her dad in office as vice president via the Supreme Court), she didn't say a peep. So she has practice standing up to election deniers!

But that's a cheap shot, I guess.

Liz Cheney is doing a very good job on the House Jan. 6th committee. Good for her! Her sense of reality is such that she can't rationalize all the cover stories about antifa and patriotic tourists. I'll give her credit for that.

But in 2013, when she ran for the Republican nomination for Senate in Wyoming, she talked about what she would do if elected: "We have to not be afraid of being called obstructionists," she said. "Obstructing President Obama's policies and his agenda isn't actually obstruction, it's patriotism."

So patriotism means opposing every single thing Democrats do, no matter what. Well, maybe they really were patriots on the Capitol Hill steps, at least according to Liz's standards.

And her stance hasn't changed much. Except on Jan. 6th issues, she is a reliable vote for the whackadoodle radical Republican caucus. Knowing everything that's wrong with the Republicans, she's still a fervent supporter.

I mean, knowing everything that was already known about him in 2016, she still supported Trump for president.

She wants a return to what she calls real conservative principles. This morning, she said:

The Republican party today is in very bad shape. I think that we have a tremendous amount of work to do. I think it could take several election cycles, but the country has got to have a Republican party that's actually based on substance, based on principles, based on a belief in limited government and low taxes and a strong national defense, a belief that the family has got to be the center of our community and our lives. Those are the principles I believe in, that's what the party used to stand for, and we've got to get the party back to that.

Yeah, that's bullsh*t. Those are talking points, not reality. Her attempts to revive the Republican party she's so nostalgic for are not just improbable -- they're deluded, and on some level, she must understand that. The Republican party has been on a downward spiral since Newt Gingrich, and Trump isn't the problem.

He's only the symptom.

But the corporate media won't talk about that in the weeks to come. They're too busy printing religious relics with her image.

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