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Cheney is Out
« on: May 12, 2021, 10:21:03 AM »

Cheney is out as GOP Conference Chair. Part of her ending remarks included pretty much a vendetta against Trump.

TDS - it's not just for democrats anymore.

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/05/12/breaking-liz-cheney-booted-from-position-as-house-gop-conference-chair-vows-to-do-everything-i-can-to-that-trump-never-again-gets-anywhere-near-the-oval-office/

From what I could tell, she did some good work in that position, but once she bought into "armed insurrection and dog whistles", she lost her credibility.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 10:28:16 AM »

Her obsession with Trump is a very good reason to get rid of her.  That does not represent a very good thought process IMO.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 11:17:55 AM »

Call me when they dump McConnel and McCarthy.

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 12:47:26 PM »

Her obsession with Trump is a very good reason to get rid of her.  That does not represent a very good thought process IMO.

Agreed.  Note that her parting shot after the vote was "orange man bad."

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 12:51:44 PM »

It's crazy to me how big of a story this is being made in the news. I mean, it's surely worth an article or two in the politics section but both left & right wing news outlets have been obsessing over it. I doubt that many people, even those who follow politics closely, could name the House Democratic Caucus Chairman off the top of their heads.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 02:01:26 PM »

Just mad because she won’t ever get to a position to start a war for daddy like Bush part deux did.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 02:05:51 PM »

Red meat for Trumpers that has zero influence on anything in the larger scheme of things IMHO.

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 02:15:15 PM »

A lot of media outlets are pushing the narrative "Trump broke the GOP" and Cheney's ouster is being touted as proof.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 02:33:13 PM »

Nancy Pelosi is probably having a good cry - with Liz Cheney ousted from a leadership position and reduced to irrelevance (and likely to lose her seat in 2022) Nancy's only prominent RINO mouthpiece will be Mitt Romney.

In another 18 months Liz Cheney will probably be choosing curtains for her new office over at MSDNC or CNN where she'll be joining the editorial staff.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 02:52:58 PM »


In another 18 months Liz Cheney will probably be choosing curtains for her new office over at MSDNC or CNN where she'll be joining the editorial staff.

Already on the way:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/05/12/that-was-fast-ousted-house-gop-conference-chair-liz-cheney-heads-straight-for-an-exclusive-interview-with-nbcs-savannah-guthrie-pic/
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 04:39:16 PM »

Already on the way:

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/05/12/that-was-fast-ousted-house-gop-conference-chair-liz-cheney-heads-straight-for-an-exclusive-interview-with-nbcs-savannah-guthrie-pic/

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 07:22:52 PM »

Agreed.  Note that her parting shot after the vote was "orange man bad."

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 09:32:18 PM »

Red meat for Trumpers that has zero influence on anything in the larger scheme of things IMHO.
I figure she pissed off the leadership or other Republicans somehow.  I would guess she is hurting fundraising.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 09:34:37 PM »

Both the Ds and the Rs answer to The Ruling Class.  America has finally devolved into a large Administrative State run by the Oligarchs.  The question is how badly they'll screw things up.   
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 10:00:41 PM »

Or... Could be that some republicans actually realizing that Trump wasn't a "candidate."
 
He was a symptom of the disaffection that VERY MUCH of America had with the system. And with THEIR system.
 
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2021, 10:43:49 PM »

Both the Ds and the Rs answer to The Ruling Class.  America has finally devolved into a large Administrative State run by the Oligarchs.  The question is how badly they'll screw things up.

And the answer is yes.

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2021, 10:49:18 PM »

Another useless RINO out, and good riddance.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2021, 11:37:01 PM »

Saw Liz Cheney being interviewed by Bret Baier on Fox.

It seemed that no matter what the question was, she always circled back to some variation of "Orange man bad, election was honest" in her answer. In a way, she reminded me of those customer service phone trees that use voice recognition and always seem to route you to the same useless non-answer to your issue no matter how you phrase your question.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2021, 08:26:49 AM »

Saw Liz Cheney being interviewed by Bret Baier on Fox.

It seemed that no matter what the question was, she always circled back to some variation of "Orange man bad, election was honest" in her answer. In a way, she reminded me of those customer service phone trees that use voice recognition and always seem to route you to the same useless non-answer to your issue no matter how you phrase your question.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2021, 08:40:35 AM »

Is defenestration possible through the overton window?

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2021, 02:35:10 PM »

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2021, 08:05:58 PM »



Spot on.  This is kabuki distraction.

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Re: Cheney is Out
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2021, 11:51:04 PM »

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