Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Dropping Out of Primary
Posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:51 PM PST by BulletBobCo
First on CNN: Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN's John King.
Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an announcement about the race as early as Monday.
Anyhow we should get a bit of moxie and start asking for godliness. Actually asking for it. Maybe some weather vanes will climb on board the call, but at this juncture “he who is not against us is for us.”
It is not easy defeating any lifer, in any State.
And a portion of the ones we elect and send get corrupted, in time, as well.
First, I have made it clear for my very first reply and for about four or five replies thereafter that my judgment was not based on Liz Cheney's conservative bona fidesin or whether she was more or less conservative than Enzi. You want me to apply a test which is a nice test, in ordinary times and in ordinary races an essential test. My point is different.
Second, I have no complaint against Mike Enzi as measured against the rest of the Republican herd in the Senate. My complaint is with the herd of whom Mike Enzi is one. It's time to cull the herd. If Enzi cannot perform up to the level required in these times, he is simply expendable.
What do the times call for? For someone to kick over the table and start over. We had our Republican majorities under Bush and the likes of Mike Enzi and the rest of them simply reduced the rate of acceleration towards calamity. That will not do. The country is hurtling toward disaster. If Liz Cheney were elected and did not throw bombs, fire her and get somebody who will! Enzi has proven he will not.
This is not a question of social conservatism-I don't give a damn who is corn-holing whom in the privacy of their own homes or who is marrying whom of the same sex. That battle has been lost. The Supreme Court has ruled on the right to sodomize your neighbor in private. Many states have agreed with the right to marry and in those which have not have granted gays contractual rights which amount to the equivalent. The fight is over. We are now about to lose the country. We are driving headlong for the cliff while fixated by the image of copulating gays in the rearview mirror.
Anyone who votes for Mike Enzi because he is opposed to homosexuality is rearranging the deck chairs on The Ship of Fools. The point is not whether I find homosexuality repugnant, I do, the point is now to try to save the country.
Senator Enzi is part of the problem because he is not part of the solution. What has he done from perhaps the safest seat in the country to save the country? Compare him to Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and you see the model for what we have to have. Mike Enzi is a placeholder, no worse and perhaps a lot better than the rest of them, but we simply cannot afford to waste his place.
Be wary of false heroes.
They only need to con you till they get power.
And I understand that. I agree with your take there. We’re in a real mess right now.
Dick Cheney has a pretty disgraceful record in avoiding military service.
My thoughts about Liz Cheney parallel yours. We definitely need people unafraid to attack likes of Barack Hussein and PIAPS.
Dude................you are so VERY incorect. Where do you get you so-called news?
Liz Cheney is a bright star...............pro-Life and of course against gay marriage (there is no such thing as gay marriage, anyway).
Try to read the news.
You see the Cheney clan as anti-establishment?
I’m glad that we did not replace a republican with a farther left republican.
Your approach is wrong, moving left is not the path to victory, especially when it involves a woman who is capable of becoming a charismatic female leader for the anti-conservative forces.
The anti-Palin force in politics, selling liberalism.
Well here’s the root problem: Be wary of ANYONE who paints himself as a hero rather than a servant. (George Washington did NOT have this problem, incidentally.)
If the state is utterly safe for conservatives, then why not support a conservative?
GOP campaign funds go to defeat conservatives not Democrats
Note: an actual hero (heroine) will be fairly transparent and will grasp and promote heroic themes while speaking almost nothing of himself (herself). Be wary of the evil “I”.
The fight with Enzi was a meaningless one since both are very much business as usual politicians.
I hope there are no personal reasons for her not to be running for Senate as in the health of her father or dirt that was dug up on her.
We already have bomb-throwers in the GOP, did you not notice them throwing bombs at Cruz, Lee and the TEA Party?
If you want to “shake things up”, how about you import that crazy socialist from Seattle since you want a female carpetbagger.
Liz Cheney was early in her support for gay marriage (2009) and the homosexual agenda, including at the federal level and for the military.
She wanted DADT ended and rejoiced when it was, she was against DOMA, is against a constitutional amendment to save marriage, and supports gay marriage, and supports the State department move to the gay agenda.
After 46 years of life and politics, and being a member of the Romney campaign where she never expressed a pro-life belief, anywhere, she has also suddenly became strongly pro-life, just for this campaign.”
Find her ever taking a pro-life position before this campaign, and find her being against gay marriage between 2009, and this campaign.
If “shake things up” is more important than conservatism, aren’t you on the wrong forum?
That is why we need a new TEA Party rating system
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