The Most Honest A Cheney Has Ever Been
So in the great state of Wyoming, Liz Cheney has upset the apple cart, set it on fire, crushed the apples into flaming, dirty paste and then declared a scorched earth campaign versus all apple orchards with her decision to run against Republican Senator Mike Enzi in the primary for no particular reason other than she really wants to be in the Senate.
If you were wondering why Liz Cheney feels the need to take out Enzi (who is a remarkable senator inasmuch as he’s pretty much famous for just kind of being there) there’s two reasons. First, Enzi is the ranking Republican on the Senate Health committee and didn’t stop Obamacare or something, so that makes him MAXIMUM RINO. Second, and more importantly:
What should GOP do in face of radical Obama agenda? Everything possible to resist/block. That’s not obstructionism. That’s patriotism.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 23, 2013
To recap, Cheney is trying to take Enzi out because there’s not enough GOP obstruction of President Obama among Senate Republicans. She’s not running to represent the interests of the people of the Cowboy State in the United States Senate. She’s not running to be an agent of change in what amounts to an ossified gentlemen’s club. She’s certainly not running because the GOP needs more women in the Senate (and that’s actually true). And she’s definitely not running to see if Wyoming can earn its other long-forgotten state moniker, Equality State. (And if she does because of her sister Mary, that won’t last long the second President Obama agrees with her.)
She’s running to stop the last two years of Barack Obama’s second term. That’s really the whole thing. That is her big reason for putting Enzi out to Wyoming’s green pastures, because total obstruction is all that matters.
You want to talk about sense of entitlement? Cheney decides the seat should be hers because of the purity of her rancor toward the president that the GOP has been unable to stop, time and time again. Look, this is a person whose sole qualification for anything is her dad was vice president. Based on that, she thinks Enzi should step aside. Where does she even get off doing this in the first place?
But this is Liz Cheney we’re talking about here, who burst onto the scene in 2009 playing footsie with the Birther movement, who has a serious problem telling the truth, and of course has her backers among the “progressive left” who see her as a strong enough woman to end up in the White House someday. You know, like Sarah Palin.
Me, I’m going to enjoy the Republicans taking sides on Cheney versus Enzi. I’m hoping Enzi decides to pull an Angus King just big enough to open the door for a Democratic opponent to squeak through. It’s a lot to hope for, but it would be awesome if it happened. After all, Cheney has already dismissed Enzi as a factor in her race and is going straight for the Oval Office (in more ways than one). That kind of hubris tends to get attention even from the most absent of fate-directing powers.
Meanwhile, I bet President Obama is having a pretty good laugh at the news that Republicans are still willing to eat their own in order to try to stop him.
Let the battle commence.
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