Chip Off the Old Block: Liz Cheney is Leading the GOP Coup Against The America First Movement
December 16, 2020 (9mo ago)

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With Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell having congratulated Joe Biden on his ostensible “victory,” the usual suspects in the establishment are licking their chops under the delusion that the GOP has any national viability absent Trump and the agenda he ran on in 2016.  Toward this end, there is already struggle for leadership underway within the Republican party, both literally and ideologically. And Washington’s toxic, failing establishment already knows who it wants to win: Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, daughter of George W. Bush’s vice president. This cannot be allowed to happen.

Liz Cheney is the older of Dick’s two daughters, and has been Wyoming’s sole House representative for the past four years. After less than four years in Washington Cheney had already become Chair of the House Republican Conference, effectively the number three Republican behind Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Cheney turned down a chance to become one of Wyoming’s two senators this fall, indicating that she has her eyes set on becoming Speaker of the House.

Washington is eager to help her get there. Even before November 3, Beltway press were hyping up Cheney as the GOP’s future.

“‘She Kind of Reminds You of Margaret Thatcher’: Liz Cheney Prepares To Make Her Move” raved a November 1 headline on Politico:

Behind her veneer of support for President Trump—she votes with him “something like 97 percent of the time,” she bragged on “Fox & Friends” in July—there’s a far harsher reality: Many of her and her father’s closest friends and ideological allies have become the most virulent Trump critics. The large group, which includes former national security adviser John Bolton, Steve Schmidt, Steve Hayes, Bill Kristol, and Jennifer Rubin, are rooting for Liz to restore their brand of conservatism after Trump. [Politico]

If any sentence should send chills down the spines of actual pro-American patriots, it’s that one. The article is littered with quotes promising that, once Cheney has control of the GOP, it will return to the suicidal policies of the Bush era:

Schmidt, the former counselor to Dick Cheney and adviser to John McCain who has become a prominent Trump critic, said, “If there’s a resurgence of conservatism as a functioning political philosophy in this country, Liz Cheney is as good a bet as anybody to be a leader in that. Liz Cheney is certainly not going to be a person over the next 20 years who’s fighting to advance nationalism and populism.”

Neil Patel, who worked under Dick Cheney for all eight years of the Bush administration and was his chief policy adviser in the second term, said: “When I say she’s like her dad, it’s both in personality and in policy.” [Politico]

Cheney has proven Patel right even in the last few days. In the waning days of the Trump administration she has stepped up as a champion of the Deep State, and its war on anybody who would expose its secrets. While many (including Revolver) have called for President Trump to pardon Edward Snowden, Cheney denounced the idea on Sunday as “unconscionable.”

Of course, Cheney has it backwards. What is “unconscionable” is that Snowden has spent so long as a fugitive in the first place, for the crime of revealing the NSA’s spying against American citizens (spying later found to be illegal by the courts). Meanwhile, James Clapper, who lied about this spying in front of Congress, has never faced a single indictment. Instead, he became a paid contributor to CNN and is treated as a respected expert. For Liz Cheney, corrupt former spooks receiving sinecures isn’t corruption. It’s just the proper order of things.

The reality, of course, is that Cheney’s own disgraced father put far more American lives at risk than Edward Snowden did. The pointless Iraq War alone claimed the lives of 4,500 troops, which is 4,500 more troops than Snowden ever killed.

Cheney can’t be blamed for the war her father caused. But she absolutely must be blamed for failing to learn anything from that war, and acting to bring about more wars like it.

This Cheney took the lead ramming through a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that completely ignores President Trump’s request, in favor of a bill that makes Democrats happy. The NDAA includes nothing to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which the president has asked for, but it does order the renaming of historic bases named for Confederates. The bill also prohibits President Trump from withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Germany, or South Korea unless major hurdles are overcome. In short, it’s a defense bill for Democrats and backers of the forever wars. When President Trump threatened a veto, Cheney replied by calling for the veto to be overridden.

It’s no surprise that Cheney wants U.S. troops stuck forever in foreign countries. In July, Cheney collaborated with Democrats to pass an amendment restricting President Trump’s ability to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Cheney said the amendment was “based on what’s required for our own security.”

Only America could have a foreign policy elite so inept that brainless statements pass for statesmanship. Keeping thousands of U.S. troops perpetually in Afghanistan does literally nothing to help U.S. security. It only hurts it, by putting American troops in danger, putting the U.S. deeper in debt, and keeping the U.S. stuck in the Middle East’s incessant conflicts. America has no reason to keep troops there. Afghanistan is not a strategic location. It produces no raw materials critical to America’s well-being. The war there is endless, mindless, and pointless, a hideous tribute to the sunk-cost fallacy in action. To put things another way: It is a war that China wants America to keep fighting. Every day that it continues makes America a weaker country.

For her entire rise through the ranks of the GOP, Cheney has made it clear that she doesn’t understand how the party, or the country, has changed since the days when her father was vice president. In 2019, she joined the mainstream media’s hysterical meltdown over the Kurds in northern Syria:

Cheney’s tweet belongs in a hall of fame for hyperventilating neoconservatism. Turkey is a fellow member of NATO, one that actively hosts U.S. airbases and nuclear weapons. ISIS has been a functional non-entity since 2017. The notion that hundreds or even thousands of U.S. troops belong in Syria ward off the return of ISIS or a Turkish genocide is a gross fantasy that makes sense only within the warped minds of the U.S. foreign policy elite, which has never seen a military intervention it didn’t like and routinely invents new ones that America should join.

Cheney’s hawkishness is her worst trait, but not her only flaw as a party leader. Cheney has also been a major defender of Anthony Fauci’s shoot-from-the-hip coronavirus response, and participated in the public shaming campaign to get Americans wearing masks (an obligation that will apparently last until the heat death of the universe, now that it has been imposed).

All of that is Liz Cheney in a nutshell, then: A leadership bid built completely on reviving the 2004 Republican Party of Middle Eastern wars, NSA surveillance, cratering to the left’s values, and wasting whatever wealth and freedom of action America still has left.

Liz Cheney has no constituency within the modern GOP base. She has no vision for America, other than the catastrophic one espoused by her father and President Bush. The only reason to have Liz Cheney prominent in American politics at all is to show how debased our ruling class has become, by allowing the disgraced Cheney name to return to prominence. But make no mistake: Washington wants that to happen. Creatures like The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt are clearly angling for it to happen, by tearing down everyone else:

We already know how this story ends: In 2006 and 2008, George W. Bush Republicanism led the conservative movement into disaster. It wasn’t just a matter of the Great Recession, or the unpopular Iraq War. George W. Bush let illegal immigrants flood into the country while doing little to stop them (even though Democrats, at the time, still pretended to care about the border). He let Americans fall into debt and drug use while manufacturing jobs shipped overseas by the millions. The end result was wholly deserved: Republicans were crushed at the ballot box, and for one year Democrats even enjoyed a filibuster-proof Senate majority. Only internal divides within the party kept them from remaking America completely.

No serious conservative wants to return to the Bush era. But for Bill Kristol, Steve Schmidt, and Liz Cheney herself, the Bush administration was a Golden Age. Now they see a Cheney speakership as a way to revive this dead brand of conservatism. Republican voters must stand against this effort to turn their party back into a neoconservative plaything. Either the GOP belongs to Trump and the 70+ million Americans who voted for him, or it is a worthless institution fit only for destruction. The GOP establishment would do well to understand this and choose wisely. We’re watching.

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Guest
9 months ago

Liz Cheney does have a constituency. The corrupt donor class.

Guest
8 months ago

Spot on……….ya know, I love Wyoming, the national parks, the small state ethics etc. But prior to retirement my company did some supply work in Cheyenne, Laramie and other areas. That state, from a business standpoint is one locked up state. The connections one has to develop, the grease that MUST be spread around is UFB. The Cliff Hanson's, Alan Simpsons, their control over everything Wyoming was far greater than imaginable. Barraso's was as well. Sure, we played the game, did what was necessary. But being a jaundiced individual that believed a conservative Wyoming would be a stellar example of unfettered free enterprise and non-corrupt commerce……well……was I ever shocked. Wyoming puts Chicago/Illinois/Philly to shame. Trust me on that and the Cheney cabal is in charge these days and will be for some time to come.

Guest
9 months ago

I want to know how the state of Wyoming can send this woman back to DC three times. There have to be better Republicans in the state who want to primary her.

Guest
8 months ago

It must be name recognition. Let's hope and pray that some able and right-minded person barnstorms Wyoming and gives them reasons to kick her out. She can not possibly actually represent Wyoming values

Guest
8 months ago

When it comes to the intelligence community, Wyoming is Chinatown, where anything goes.

Guest
9 months ago

There are those who care about others and those who want to dominate others. I just want this country to be a place where caring and honesty have merit. How can we overcome these difficult times?

Guest
8 months ago

Sadly, the time is coming when good men will be forced to do bad things to very bad people.

Guest
9 months ago

I say draft Liz and send HER to battle… See how she likes that.. She has no problem keeping a steady flow of young Americans going to the middle east to be killed and maimed all to keep the flow of CASH coming into her families bank account from the Military industrial complex..
She really makes me sick to my stomach.
I am a 10 year U.S. veteran.

Guest
8 months ago

People like her and McConnell and other useless, feckless, weak rinos who live lives of luxury and never do anything of value or to help their citizens, are in the past! Rinos and war mongers-out! Anyone to weak to protect the citizens out! How many of these cymbals took money from China? If they hadn't sold out, why didn't they support the policies of the president we chose! They all make me sick, with very few exceptions!

Guest
8 months ago

Those young Americans aren't related to her.

Guest
9 months ago

Hey thanks, now I know why Wyoming didn't join the TX lawsuit at SCOTUS.
Seems so odd that WY sticks out as a sore thumb.
Im nextdoor to them in Utah and we joined.
Wyoming, another joke state.
hahah

Guest
8 months ago

Maybe Wyoming was just smart, not wasting taxpayer money and time, pouring it down a bottomless pit of a case that had ZERO chance of success. Maybe Wyoming is just a lot smarter than Utah.

Guest
9 months ago

Relying on the Supreme Court to ensure election victory was a stupid move from the beginning. Those who cheered ACB purely on account of her being pro-life, ignoring that she supports mandatory vaccinations and lockdowns, are part of the problem.
Trump backing Mitch and other RINOs for the sake of "unity" are the problem. Every new beginning has to be accompanied by a combination of clemencies AND purges. The DNC is corrupt beyond reformation. So is the GOP. That's why it's called the Duopoly. The Duopoly is an anti-national, criminal organization.

Guest
8 months ago

Good luck in your quest to put an anti-vaxxer fringe dweller on the Supreme Court!

Guest
9 months ago

It wasn't so long ago those famous words were spoken,
"…we hear you and soon the people who did this will hear you!"
The republicans who are fighting against Trump and the people
who voted for him are not just tone deaf, they are crossing the
tracks with the gates down.
Just

Pascal64
9 months ago

Expelling Trump in a coup will not resurrect the dead globalist GOP.

Tens of millions of lifetime GOP voters will no longer vote for ANYONE who is not a nationalist.

No more treaties. No more wars. No more lopsided trade deals. No more laissez faire.

I'd vote for Bernie before a neocon.

Guest
9 months ago

If The Steal isn't stopped there'll be no need for future elections anyway. This is the end of the line.

Pascal64
9 months ago

Agreed

techtaxi
8 months ago

Yep. because if it isn't stopped, we're at a CIVIL WAR because the GOP declared it on WE THE PEOPLE FIRST!.

Guest
8 months ago

Why vote? they have proven it means nothing, if we have a third party and it wins..they will just stop counting in the middle of the night and we will wake up with a fake loss, the courts wont let cases be heard, they will dismiss them before they get to court…

Guest
9 months ago

Certainly growing weary of Liz Cheney. She seems to be totally out of reality in dealing with our enemies. We need to NAME our enemies before we defeat them, Liz. It takes courage to name them.

Guest
8 months ago

Cheney is not the future of any party I would ever vote for! I can't stand her! Trump and his millions and millions and millions of followers will start a new party where people are patriotic, brave and honest, and don't sell out America! Bye Liz…

Guest
8 months ago

I will never vote again..it is clear that our votes mean NOTHING

Guest
9 months ago

She needs reconstructive surgery. Giggle, giggle.

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8 months ago

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Guest
8 months ago

So we kill millions of birds with unsightly windmills and destroy thousands of fracking jobs for the sake of environmental bigotry. Fracking jobs are high paying jobs in states that need those jobs.

left blank
8 months ago

The fact that they are high paying jobs should tell you that you won't be keeping them. Every high paying job done by American men has been eviscerated when possible in my lifetime. Steel. Computer Programming. Construction. Before long you will be competing with a flood of Bangladeshi oil workers or something like that. The only way out is to make jobs that are exclusively do-able at the local level by local people, which is what they are offering with the Green New Deal, e.g. riding a stationary bike all day to power your non-white neighbor's house.

Guest
8 months ago

She is wrong but totally sure of herself, and this has damaged her support among long-time Republicans. I'll take her over Democrats, but am not certain she can be counted on.

Guest
8 months ago

Liz Cheney is as big horse biscuit as Steve Schmitt.

edge
8 months ago

I am a Trumpist. I love the fact that Trump wants us to get out of the endless very costly wars and focus on manufacturing jobs BACK to the USA is an obvious advancement strategy for America. Trump did that. Any reader of UNRESTRICTED WARFARE can soon sense CCP's strategy is to keep America in these endless wars. Liz Cheney and her cronies are alongside Biden and the Clintons families as considered doing the CCP's bidding…

techtaxi
8 months ago

She makes me sick. The only people who want to go back to the 'bush' era are the neo cons with their War INC machine. The GOP is MAGA now. She needs to be primaried and shown the door! Just like a bunch of these senators and house members willing to bring cheap skilled workers from places like India when we have people who have the skills if they would hire them. I know people right now filing bankruptcy who went to college for computer science programs, who have high student loan debt because of it, who can't get work because the companies are wanting to import people from other countries. It's pathetic!

techtaxi
8 months ago

Everyone needs to get involved at their local GOP so we can make them all see the GOP is now the MAGA / American First party and we won't settle for their endless wars, neo conservative, and if Mitch wants to stay in office past the next election (and not be investigated with his & family ties to China Communist Party!) should FIGHT FOR TRUMP!

Guest
8 months ago

I think we should work to pass a Constitutional Amendment limiting national elected offices to only those with a net worth under one million dollars.
Make bank while elected, now you're worth over a million? You're done, go home, we'll replace you soon.

Guest
8 months ago

Mighty Oaks from little acorns doth grow; Yeshua's Sword…the foundations of which can be found at commonsensecession.org and the judeochristiannation.org

Organize for God's sake and for the sake of God's country…now evidenced empirically.

Egghead
8 months ago

Don't you believe it ! Any Republican Senator or
Representative, who does not stand up on January 6th, and scream at the top of
their lungs, (FRAUD!!). Will be voted out by the MAGA party. You will have
betrayed us. We "Deplorables" Don't Forgive, and We Don't Forget.

Guest
8 months ago

is such an obnoxious jerk you can't even dream of sleeping with a man.

Frank Goudy
8 months ago

NeoCons hate Trump and I HATE NeoCons.

Guest
8 months ago

Why do these very ignorant people keep getting elected? Her father, CFR member which is working for OWG was a disaster, along with gold star CFR member Bush. So Cheney wins on her name recognition and like Meghan McCain continues to implement daddies agenda. Wyoming wake up.

Guest
8 months ago

I am ashamed that I have in the past supported many of the policies of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Guest
8 months ago

I kick myself for the same thing. One of the greatest things President Trump did for our family is expose all the swamp rats. That’s why they hate him.

tomkat books
8 months ago

The Deep State, globalists, corporatists, RINOS, Big Government Lefties, Soros Queens — they are all the same and work to maintain their power over the proles.

PATRIOT_1776_t
8 months ago

wiped with the same T- paper. your father has plenty to answer for 9/11 and the endless wars.

ZzBB
8 months ago

Wyoming should start a recall against Cheney

ZzBB
8 months ago

Wyoming voters should recall Cheney

Guest
8 months ago

veteran!! lifetime oath!! IM READY,I STILL REMEMBER EVERYTHING I WAS TAUGHT DECADES AGO!! always expect the unexpected!!

Vee_Gun
7 months ago

Elitists expect our obedience, we're being ruled, not represented.

Guest
7 months ago

I think we are watching the destruction of the Republican party, and America… Republicans (if the way they voted is the way they see it) don't deserve to live in a free country. Liz is a big piece of what's wrong with America… she and the 145 who voted to keep her.

Guest
7 months ago

I wonder if the deep state GOP have any idea how many of us are committed to utterly wiping them out. I removed my voter registration last month since there was no reason to vote in illegitimate elections but I was thinking, why take one vote away from the GOP when I can take two! Just before the 22 election I am going to register democrat and vote a straight democrat ticket. I want a civil war and that will be the fastest way to get there if it hasn't already begun by then. I want to watch the republicans executed right beside the dems.

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