There’s an old adage that my dear old dad used to repeat to me, although I’m pretty sure he wasn’t the first guy to ever use it, about how you can always tell the character of someone by the company they choose to keep. And it’s now that we’re seeing, once again, that there is much truth to that even to this day. And I say that because we’re witnessing something quite odd even for American politics. You see, several Democrats, and more than a few RINOs, have united in their support of Liz Cheney’s effort to retain her leadership position in the House amid House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, on Tuesday, saying Cheney is not “carrying out the message.”
Democrats were quick to join with RINOs in defending Cheney and her supposed family-like style of big government politics. Also, on Tuesday, it was Nancy Pelosi who offered praise for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney for her “courage” and “patriotism” as Cheney faced intense blowback for her sharp criticism of former President Trump. Pelosi said, “I do commend Lynne Cheney for her courage, for her patriotism,” mistakenly referring to Liz Cheney as Lynne, who happens to be the congresswoman’s mother. Frankly, it’s the fact that Pelosi is supporting her that should be reason enough for Republicans not to support her.
And it was Democrat Ted Lieu who had a slightly different rationale for supporting Cheney. He tweeted, on Tuesday, “TRANSLATION: Representative Liz Cheney is unwilling to lie.” And Democrat ‘strategist’ Chris Hahn gushed all manner of praise for Cheney, tweeting he as “a lot of respect” for her due to her willingness to “take a risk.” And it was the one-time Republican National Committee chair turned MSDNC political analyst Michael Steele who wished Cheney well tweeting, “May the 4th be with you, @Liz_Cheney.” So it should come as no surprise that all of those who have been the most vocal in their support of Cheney, very obviously lean to the left.
Even White House press secretary Jen ‘Circle Back’ Psaki, managed to get into the act. It was when asked about her response to “the backlash” Cheney has received that this genius said, “The Republican Party seems to be spending a lot of blood, sweat, and tears on where they stand and what they stand for, and that is their prerogative.” Odd that this moron would offer up any sort of a critique of the Republican Party when it’s her own party, the Democrat Party, that now seems to be focused in doing all that it can to destroy our country. And obviously, that would be something that seems to be of very little concern to her. Why am I not surprised?
And it should come as no surprise that RINO Willard Romney, also on Tuesday, defended Cheney as she continues to face some pretty harsh criticism regarding her vocal opposition to President Trump. Romney wrote of Cheney on social media: “Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie. As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: ‘I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience.’” In case you haven’t heard it was Willard who was recently booed when taking the podium at last week’s Utah GOP Convention.
RINO John Kasich said, “What they don’t seem to calculate is if they create a martyr out of Liz Cheney, I’ll tell you what will happen, she’ll get her followers in the House. I always wondered when this was going to happen. When somebody was going to stand up and say enough of this nonsense, so they could take her down, they could swamp her down. They could remove her from this place. She’s not going to go away. There are like-minded people in the House, Republicans, and she could get a following, and she could be more trouble for them than she’s being right now by getting a group of people who say we’re not going along with your nonsense anymore.”
And it was fellow RINO Susan Collins who said, “Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and conscience. And she did what she felt was right, and I salute her for that. We need to be accepting of differences in our party. We don’t want to become like too much of the Democratic Party, which has been taken over by the progressive left. We need to have room for a variety of views, especially since we adhere to those core principles that I mentioned earlier.” Collins is another who has managed to survive well beyond her ‘sell by’ date. She, like every other RINO we have in Congress, no longer serves any useful purpose. Yet she continues to be returned to the Senate again and again.
Look, dissent is fine. We aren’t Democrats, we don’t need to be in lockstep. But Cheney chose to support the blatantly unconstitutional impeachment of President Trump. That wasn’t mere dissent. That was nothing short of treason. But then that’s hardly all that she’s said or done. But it does serve as the primary reason why she should be removed from all leadership roles and why Wyoming Republicans should vote her out of office. Cheney could always run as a Democrat since she’s gotten so much support from them. She also possesses one of the most important qualifications for those voting Democrat, she hates Donald Trump. So she would be a shoo-in.
Having Democrats, along with Collins and Romney, rushing to support Cheney is further proof that she needs to go. And, like I said, if she seeks to remain a member of Congress she should switch to being a Democrat, as she would likely feel much more at home. Her own constituents now want little to do with her. How many of them would vote for her if there was an election tomorrow? And what Cheney, Romney, Collins, Kasich, Flake, and a whole host of others, seem to forget is that they were elected to represent their constituents, not to rule over them. They are there to do what their constituents want them to do, not to do whatever they want.
And can someone explain, since she clearly has more support from Democrats than from Republicans, how it was she ended up in a leadership position in the first place? If she truly cared about the Republican Party, more than her political backside, she would resign her leadership position in order to be less of a distraction heading into the 2022 elections. Conservatives tend not to tolerate RINO behavior. It brought us to our present situation where radical leftists are in charge. Let’s be clear, Republicans have been slow walking our lurch to the left for decades, their long-term objective differs little from the Democrats, the only difference is the rate of approach.
Democrats spent an entire year burning our cities all across the country. And our current vice president actually raised money to bail out those few who were arrested. Democrat politicians allowed these ‘peaceful protesters’ to destroy their cities, to kill and injure people and to commit billions of dollars in property damage with no fear of punishment. Democrats pushed inflammatory rhetoric purposely pouring gas on the fire and pretending it was all peaceful. Meanwhile, Democrats and their ‘fake news’ media allies take one day of protest and try to turn it into an insurrection. And Republicans like Cheney sided with the Democrats and against President Trump.
And finally, it took the Democrats decades to finally rid themselves of the so-called moderates, aka Blue Dogs, from within their party. Now it’s time for Republicans to rid themselves of the RINOs. Republicans are in a battle with the Left for the future of our nation, and the world quite frankly. We need to be unified and focused on the same objective. The Bushes had their chance and couldn’t, or wouldn’t, deliver. They were playing pattycake in a knife fight. President Trump was neither pretty nor genteel. But he delivered. RINOS seem to forget their role is to represent the people who voted for them, not to represent themselves or their big money donors.