“Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote,” Liz Cheney said last night. “I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear. But it would've required that I go along with President Trump's lie about the 2020 election. It would've required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take.”
The mere fact that she won a couple years ago by over 70% and lost last night by almost 30% has shown us just how far down the rabbit hole of lies and conspiracies the republican party has fallen. I loved her speech, it was perfect for obvious reasons. I hope she runs in 2024, not as a republican though for she would surely lose, but as an independent or as suggested a third party candidate. Scary times in our country, I hope everyone gets to the polls in November and stops this madness.
I am grateful to have read Liz Cheyney's entire speech, thank you!
I salute Liz Cheney for her integrity.
Regardless of how I feel about her politics, I applaud her for being one of very few in her party willing to tell the truth and fight for the future of our country.
I salute Liz Cheney's intelligence and inherited stubbornness. But here is the problem: Institutions Will Not Save Us. At the state level the GOP has been successfully burning down the instruments and infrastructure of voting. With gerrymandering, voter suppression, and moving electoral power from voters to GOP-selected individuals. The institution of the US Supreme Court does not work and will not save us. Since Citizens United, and Shelby County v Holder, vast money counts for more than individual votes. It's now one dollar one vote, not one person, one vote. The institution of Congress will not save us because of the revolving door, because of lobbying, because of redistricting. Federal agencies will not save us, because they are being un funded, depopulated, politicized. I experienced this first hand when I was at the EPA Office of Policy Analysis in the Reagan Administration. It has gotten orders of magnitude worse since then. The only thing that will work now is to restructure the entire system. I won't live to see it. Of course, at the rate the planet is going, nobody will.
I believe Liz Cheney should run as an Independent for the Wyoming seat. If enough people come to their senses and Democrats cross the line to vote for her, there's a good chance she would win. She needs to continue to be a voice of reason in the struggle to preserve the rule of law and democracy.
Where are the democrats in power. Why haven't they spoken out about the results and how it will affect our democracy? Why are they not screaming bloody murder about Trumps terror attack on 01/06? Why are they not screaming for criminal charges for his espionage and blatant lawlessness in bringing stolen goods and secrets from the white house. Democrats are handing the country over to the republican terrorist organization on a silver platter. STOP TAKING THE "HIGH" ROAD. The only way to combat evil is to confront it head on. HARD and relentlessly. Democrats in power need to make life a living hell for trump and his cult. Bullshit on bi-partisanship. The US does not deal with terrorist groups. And that is what the republican party is. Stop trying to win over trump supporters. They do not have the mental capability to know they are being eaten by a parasite from the inside out. They are worse than deplorables. DEMOCRATS START FIGHTING BACK!
wow. that speech, as written, was inspirational. despite liz cheney's odious politics that i vehemently disagree with, this speech is 100% spot on.
Yes. LC did her job and put sensible principles of best conduct way ahead of political foolishness and deceit.
As the saying goes,' if you are not worried you are not paying attention.' It was pretty clear Liz Cheney would not win but one must respect her determination to try. It is hard to believe that the Republican party that existed under Lincoln is the same one of today if in name only. She may not have won but she will not go quietly into the shadows for which i am grateful even though I have voted Republican once, maybe twice at most, in my 70 years or those in which i was voting. She is indeed a person with integrity who, along with others, have risked her/their safety to stand for what is right. These are scary times but that will only make those with a sense of ethics and responsibility fight even harder.
Magnificent speech. Liz Cheney is an American Patriot!
Her courage and integrity are laudable. But her references to God are absurd, and erode the principle of separation of church and state. Our freedom was accomplished by purposeful human action, period. Thoughts and prayers won’t save us from Trump and his MAGA stormtroopers.
Whew! Such powerful words - from you and from her. Standing for America's last best hope...
As a sequel to Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative", John Dean wrote "Conservatives Without Conscience". Dean's book does much to explain why today's Republican party is what it is.
Cheney is undoubtedly brave for taking on IQ45, but let's not go overboard & canonize her as a saint of democracy. Remember that she voted AGAINST the For the People Act (HR 1) and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4).
I get the infatuation with her, but I have nothing in common with her policies.
Furthermore, her dad committed more crimes resulting in thousands of deaths of Iraqis and many Americans. I know that was not her fault, but same party and same family; just saying.