On Tuesday night, Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney lost the
Wyoming Republican Congressional primary to Trump-endorsed
Harriet Hageman, thus ending the Cheney dynasty in Wyoming
politics. (Hageman received 66% of the vote to Cheney’s paltry 28%.)
However, Liz assured the American public that she wasn’t going to go
quietly into the night. Oh, no, not her. She informed the American
people that she intended to march on and continue the good fight and
defeat the crown prince of darkness, Donald J. Trump.
In a nauseating speech flanked by supporters and framed by the
majestic mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, the princess of the January
6 Committee vowed to continue her life’s mission of preventing the Big
Bad Orangeman from returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Cheney, who is now one of 8 Republican members of Congress to
lose or retire following voting to impeach former President Trump,
delivered a concession speech that sent a thrill up the legs of her
newfound friends in the mainstream media.
The media—predictably—ate up every syllable of her speech and
deemed it historically significant. In the history books future
generations will learn of great orators such as MLK, Lincoln, and Liz
Speaking of Lincoln, Cheney herself apparently feels she is a
Lincolnesque figure. She told us so last night when she said the
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was
defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the
most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved
our Union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.
Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said,
‘That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died
in vain. That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom
and a government of the people, by the people and for the people
shall not perish from this earth.’
As we meet here tonight that remains our greatest and most important
Ah, yes, Cheney serving on the January 6 commission and losing a
Congressional primary is equivalent to old Abe losing to Stephen
Douglass in the Illinois Senate election and then going on to lead the
country through a bloody Civil War and the eventual emancipation of
Cheney added, “I have said since January 6, that I will do whatever it
takes to make sure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the
And continuing with her flawed Civil War analogy, Cheney said: “Our
nation is barreling, once again, towards crisis, lawlessness and
violence. No American should support election deniers for any position
of genuine responsibility, where their refusal to follow the rule of law
will corrupt our future.”
And then Liz issued her call to arms: “This primary election is over but
now the real work begins.”
Cheney told her pales over at NBC News on Wednesday morning that
she is considering running for the White House in 2024. To which
sane Republicans everywhere responded with a loud belly laugh.
Where are the people clamoring for Liz Cheney to run for president?
They don’t exist. The media is trying to push her to run, but they live in
their own echo chambers in DC and New York and have never talked
to a real American conservative who lives in “flyover country.”
If they had, they would know that there is absolutely no groundswell of
support for a Liz Cheney candidacy.
So, thanks for the laughs, Liz. Good luck in your next line of work,
probably at CNN or MSNBC as a token Republican contributor.