Posts Tagged ‘Wyoming’

Liz & The Party of Lincoln

August 18, 2022

Rep. Elizabeth Cheney (R, WY) lost her primary election to the Big Lie, as the Party of Lincoln has clearly become the Party of Trump. Unlike the last president, she didn’t claim the election was stolen just because she lost, and conceded to her election-denying opponent. Ms. Cheney’s concession speech (18 min) is worth hearing in full.


“Cheney strikes defiant tone in concession speech: ‘Now the real work begins,’” Caroline Vakil, The Hill

“Liz Cheney: Trump critic blasts Republican ‘personality cult’ after defeat,” Gareth Evans, BBC News

“Liz Cheney lost her election battle. She’s still in a war on Trumpism,” Ben Jacobs, Vox

“Liz Cheney and the Demise of Anti-Trump Republicanism,” Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

“Liz Cheney was purged by the cult of Trumpism. Who is next?” Richard Wolffe, The Guardian

“With Cheney’s Loss, Just 2 House Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump Are On The Ballot In November,” Geoffrey Skelley, FiveThirtyEight

“Cheney defeated in Wyoming primary, looks forward,” Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

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Dick Cheney: All Heart

November 20, 2013

Dick Cheney: All Heart

Was it just last year that Papa Dick Cheney blessed the same-sex marriage of younger daughter Mary? It was a touching moment, love overcoming Republican dogma.

Then ambitious older daughter Liz Cheney decided to base her carpetbagger Wyoming senate campaign on opposition to same-sex marriage. “I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,” she told Fox News. Sister Mary noted that Liz is “on the wrong side of History” in denying equality to all families.

And Papa Dick Chaney, a man who bucked the 2000 GOP platform and endorsed marriage equality? A man whose grandchildren have two mommies? Certainly he stayed out of a fight between his daughters, since he loves them both equally, right?

Wrong. He’s backing Liz. Expect an uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner at the Chaney house.

Wait a minute. Didn’t Dick Cheney mellow after he left office as Vice President and got a heart transplant? Nope. He’s flogging a book about that heart but won’t think about the donor: “It’s my new heart, not someone else’s old heart.”