The Wyoming GOP is basically excommunicating Liz Cheney. Good for them! Liz Cheney has ignored her own voters, her constituents. She doesn’t represent the voters. She’s gone off the deep end with her hatred of Trump. Some of it must be personal, because Trump criticized her father. But now she’s cozying up with the Democrats, Nancy Pelosi and the others in the House, they all called Dick Cheney, you know, Darth Vader, you know, said he was a war criminal, all that stuff. Liz Cheney is now helping the Democrats to try to destroy the Republican Party. Because that’s what this bogus January 6 commission is for. January 6 was not a national crisis. They’re using it as an excuse to go after political opponents, including regular people who voted for Donald Trump.

Also, let’s talk about how much Joe Biden sucks. His job approval is -10.8 in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. The ABC/Washington post poll from November 10 had him at negative 19. 38% approval to 57% disapprove. In the Washington Post ABC News poll!


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  1. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    The thing about Liz Cheney is, like most NeverTrumpers, her obsession with the former president is all-consuming. She could have just voted for impeachment (even though the charges both times were utterly ridiculous. “He asked a foreign power to investigate corruption. Impeach him!” “He said the election results were false. Impeach him, even though everybody was okay with Hillary and Stacey Abrams doing that exact same thing.”) She would have had a rough time, but she didn’t stop there. She joined Nancy Pelosi’s star chamber. She engages in the same childish twitter trolling that NeverTrump claimed was so offensive when Trump did it.  Hating Trump (and his supporters) is her brand. A Wyoming congressman should probably represent her state’s interest; not her personal vendetta. 

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  2. Max Admin
    Max
    @Max

    She was here in New Hampshire last week. She’s going to try to run for president just so that she can be in a debate with Trump and insult him on national television. If Trump runs, which I hope he does, then I hope he refuses to do the traditional debates that are controlled by leftist television networks that hate Republicans. 

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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I am looking forward to someone, anyone cross-examining Trump at this point in his life.  

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  4. RyanFalcone Member
    RyanFalcone
    @RyanFalcone

    You had me at tool.

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  5. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I am looking forward to someone, anyone cross-examining Trump at this point in his life.

    Pelosi substituted anti-trump Republicans for Jim Jordan and another pro Trump Republican. It should go well.

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Max (View Comment):
    She was here in New Hampshire last week. She’s going to try to run for president just so that she can be in a debate with Trump and insult him on national television. rake in campaign cash from NeverTrumper rubes, and then bow out early in the process with full coffers.

    Suggested edit above.

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  7. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    She will make a lot of money.

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    She will make a lot of money.

    I think folks like Gary will buy her book and not read it. 

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  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Max (View Comment):

    She was here in New Hampshire last week. She’s going to try to run for president just so that she can be in a debate with Trump and insult him on national television. If Trump runs, which I hope he does, then I hope he refuses to do the traditional debates that are controlled by leftist television networks that hate Republicans.

    That and, as I think is fairly common among such people, she wants to be referred to as “Presidential Candidate” for the rest of her life, by CNN etc.

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  10. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    She will make a lot of money.

    I think folks like Gary will buy her book and not read it.

    Thanks for letting me know of her book!

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  11. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I think that Jay Nordlinger over at National Review nailed it today.  He wrote at https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/11/political-agonies/:

    “• You may have seen this news:  ‘Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican. ‘ The truth is, Liz Cheney is a conservative Republican in every traditional respect — but she will not lie for Trump: which is why she is persona non grata in the GOP.

    “A week or two ago, Liz Cheney said, ‘We have to remember, the most conservative of conservative ideals is embracing the Constitution and the rule of law.’ This ought to be so elementary, it is barely worth stating. In the present environment, however, it is well-nigh revolutionary.

    “Cheney is in a tough spot. Because she’s not a Trumpist, it’s hard for her to be a Republican. Because she’s a conservative, she can’t be a Democrat.

    “I know many Republicans who absolutely hate Liz Cheney. Hate her guts. Some of these Republicans, mind you, are in essential agreement with her. (Privately.) But the hatred runs hot. Why? One possibility: She pricks their consciences. Her political courage accentuates what they don’t have. In Shakespeare language, they hold their manhoods cheap.

    “Possibly.”

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  12. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    pricks their consciences.

    I had this done to me in 2016-ish about public policy. The whole GOP needs to get on board.

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Nordlinger should stick to classical music. But then, he probably has bad taste there, too. Probably has never even heard the fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper.

    Or if he has, I’ll bet it frightened him.

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  14. Max Admin
    Max
    @Max

    Jay is not a reliable commentator on Trump. He is irrational. He said Trump’s inaugural speech reminded him of Hitler’s beer hall speech. He said this on January 20, 2017, on the Ricochet Podcast. His brain is broken when it comes to Trump. He is a nice man, and all. We all have our flaws. His is that he will justify anything so long as it’s anti-Trump.

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Max (View Comment):

    We all have our flaws. His is that he will justify anything so long as it’s anti-Trump.

    You know, kind of like his former podcast co-host who now writes for the Democrats at the Bulwank.

     

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  16. Max Admin
    Max
    @Max

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    at the Bulwank.

    🤣

     

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  17. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    The thing about Liz Cheney is, like most NeverTrumpers, her obsession with the former president is all-consuming. She could have just voted for impeachment (even though the charges both times were utterly ridiculous. “He asked a foreign power to investigate corruption. Impeach him!” “He said the election results were false. Impeach him, even though everybody was okay with Hillary and Stacey Abrams doing that exact same thing.”) She would have had a rough time, but she didn’t stop there. She joined Nancy Pelosi’s star chamber. She engages in the same childish twitter trolling that NeverTrump claimed was so offensive when Trump did it. Hating Trump (and his supporters) is her brand. A Wyoming congressman should probably represent her state’s interest; not her personal vendetta.

    Good riddance.

    What did she do to earn her seat?

    Just another case of Nepotism.  

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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    She engages in the same childish twitter trolling that NeverTrump claimed was so offensive when Trump did it.

    That’s what I find rather fascinating about the NeverTrumpers. They whined and whined about his “mean Tweets,” while writing meaner and nastier Tweets with even more frequency. The hypocrisy was stunning.

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  19. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):
    That’s what I find rather fascinating about the NeverTrumpers. They whined and whined about his “mean Tweets,” while writing meaner and nastier Tweets with even more frequency. The hypocrisy was stunning.

    Most importantly, they didn’t just insult Trump but everybody who supported Trump in anyway. 

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