Wednesday 17 August 2022 04:52 PM Liz's defeat was a stunning rejection of incompetent politicians - anti-Trump ... trends now
Outgoing US Representative Liz Cheney didn’t just lose her congressional seat in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday.
She got annihilated. She lost two-to-one. In numbers, that’s 66.3% to 28.9%.
Much will be made of former President Donald Trump’s successful quest to dislodge the po-faced Cheney. But onlookers should see the vote for what it is: A stunning rejection of the incompetent and abusive political establishment.
Plenty of Beltway Republicans are terrible. What makes Cheney different is her near-perfect embodiment of the political machine.
That ultimately is what got her fired by Wyoming voters -- and ought to be a warning to other GOP crybabies who whine about the New Right Trump has created.
Outgoing US Representative Liz Cheney didn’t just lose her congressional seat in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday. She got annihilated. She lost two-to-one. In numbers, that’s 66.3% to 28.9%
Start with Cheney’s warmongering.
If it were up to her, America would be at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Ukraine -- the type of forever combat that repels voters. When Trump modestly downsized America’s endless commitments in Middle East backwaters, including one in hopeless Syria in 2019, Cheney called it a ‘catastrophic mistake,’ adding that, ‘terrorists thousands of miles away can and will launch attacks against America. . .’ They haven’t.
When the Democrat-run Congress bizarrely impeached Trump after leaving office, Cheney sided with progressives.
She dismissed the many Americans who were understandably upset with irregularities in the 2020 elections, including millions of ballots sent out unsolicited by mail and counted without verifying identities. Of Trump’s attempts to contest the questionable outcome, she said he was ‘attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional republic.’
In fact, Cheney has done much to harm that constitutional republic.