Opinion | How Democrats Learned to Love the Cheneys

But these positions are canceled by it in a liberal spirit Dissent from Trumpian Orthodoxy. She defended Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, senior medical advisor to President Joe Biden, criticized Trump’s Middle East policies and emerged as a pro-mask. But what made her a giant to many reporters and commentators was her acceptance of the Democratic position on Trump’s impeachment. She voted for the charges in February and repeatedly beat him for the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Recently she has spawned new awards from fist bump Biden in his recent address to Congress and tearing up Trumpsstolen choice“Lie.

Just listen to the ridiculous dandelion formation. “Liz Cheney’s profile in courage,” was the headline by Charlie Sykes on April 28th piece in the bulwark. “She kind of reminds you of Margaret Thatcher,” a Republican Congressman told POLITICO’s Alex Thompson late last year. “How Liz Cheney became the Republicans’ conscience,” said CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote Mid-January. “Did Liz Cheney risk anything to indict Trump?” Cillizza asked later this month. “Liz Cheney has been praised for impeaching ‘courage’ but is risking pro-Trump Irish,” the said Financial TimesEnd of January. “Liz Cheney speaks up after GOP failed efforts to oust her from the leadership for the impeachment vote” PeopleFebruary. “Liz Cheney is a heroine who stands up for the truth,” said the representative Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) During the impeachment proceedings. And so on.

So much contempt for Trump is that he promotes Cheney worship in public and in the press every time he denounces them. In his fire starter speech on January 6th he said“We have to get rid of the weak Congressmen who are not good, the Liz Cheneys of the world. We have to get rid of them.” Cheney’s courage seems to be paying off indirectly Fundraising Piggy bank. Last week, Trump gave her another boost. “Liz Cheney has sooooo low polls in Wyoming and so little support even from the Wyoming Republican Party that she’s looking for a way out of her congressional race.” he said. Now that house minority leader has Kevin McCarthy accepted the Trumpian line on Cheney, prepare for more “profile in courage” praise for them.

The current excitement surrounding Cheney says less about her political “growth” or “change” or “courage” than it does about the press corps’ need for a changing history and the need for politicians to differentiate themselves. Political ambitions can be achieved in a number of ways. You can support the leadership and wait to be called which is a pretty boring story. Or you can defy the bosses and try to overthrow them, a story that writes itself and draws readers.

Cheney, who politically has more in common with the Republicans who beat them than with the people they praised, has obviously chosen to do a little bit of both – stand up within the Republican establishment while working to to stand out from them trump. The impeachment saga was not so much a test of courage as it was a fork in her career. Go down with Trump or ride his political corpse to glory? Some time ago she decided to saddle the old bull. While Trump may be jerky more than Cheney expected, the wild ride polishes her image the way John McCain’s defiance against Trump did. The field is overflowing with Trump clones – Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Ron DeSantis, Kristi Noem, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Tom Cotton, and others. Cheney, who studied politics with her mother and father for decades, certainly played this out. You can call them what you want to be brave and express your amazement at their opposition to Trump. But more calculation is shown here than bravery.

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How far are we from a Cheney for President exploratory committee? Send predictions to [email protected]. My Email notifications wants to write Cheney’s ghostwriting Profiles in courage Discount. My Twitter Account wants Wyoming to return to territory status. My RSS Feed has a strange new disrespect for Cheney.

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