Yesterday, after losing to her primary challenger by over 35 points, Congresswoman Liz Cheney compared herself to Abraham Lincoln in her sanctimonious concession speech.
What is it about the obsessive Trump haters? Eventually, all of them start exhibiting the same behaviors they claim to hate in Trump.
Imagine the hubris and denial necessary to believe getting your ass handed to you in a humiliating defeat makes you the next Abraham Lincoln.
Has there ever been an incumbent Republican House member who lost a primary challenge by such a wide margin?
I’d be embarrassed for Liz Cheney. But she’s so lacking in self-awareness that my being embarrassed for her would be a waste of energy.
Besides, right now my health hasn’t been too hot and I need all my energy to keep from taking to my bed for a week.
Yes, Abraham Lincoln lost some elections too.
But that’s where the comparison ends.
Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a bitter fishwife so obsessed with a single politician that he burned every bridge and blew up his own career out of miserable spite.
This woman, so fueled by spite and malice that she vilifies half the country as white supremacists, insurrectionists, and “election deniers” actually has the gall to compare herself to the man who called for healing the divisions of the Civil War saying, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”
Who does she think she’s kidding with this nonsense?
Liz Cheney isn’t Lincoln. She’s Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction.”
There’s a lot less “stove-pipe hat” and more “boil a bunny on a stove” to Liz Cheney.
She can’t let go of Donald Trump.
Her obsession with him has become all-consuming that she thinks nothing of spitting malicious slanders at half the population.
Sure, her fan base in the media is claiming Cheney’s scorched-earth insanity show she is “principled” and “courageous.”
Those of us not blinded by Trump hate find the media’s claims rather amusing.
But not Liz Lincoln. Nope. Liz is buying into it lock, stock, and barrel.
Then again, she’s never been particularly good at reading the room, has she?
Since her embarrassing defeat last night, people have been retweeting a September 2021 tweet of Liz
Lincoln Cheney responding to Trump endorsing Harriet Hageman’s primary challenge against her.
Reading the tweet today is all kinds of funny:
Consider it brought, Liz, you clueless, out-of-touch harridan.
The woman who confidently tweeted “Bring it” is the same woman who just yesterday compared herself to Abraham Lincoln to imply that she too will one day be President of the United States.
That’s pretty much all you need to know.
Listen, Liz will do about as well in the 2024 Republican primaries as that slack-jawed idiot Joe Walsh did in 2020, whether or not Donald Trump runs again.
There simply isn’t a groundswell of support for this woman among Republican voters. Sure, she might get a couple thousand people in Iowa and New Hampshire to vote for her. She may even manage to stay in the race long enough to come in dead last in South Carolina. She might even try to pull a John Kasich and stay in far beyond her sell-by date. But it won’t matter. Liz will never get the Republican nomination.
The only constituency clamoring for a Liz Cheney 2024 run are registered Democrats in the media. And those people wouldn’t vote in a Republican Primary if their lives depended on it.
Intelligent Republicans know not to take the advice of left-wing activists in the American corporate news media.
But not Abraham Lincoln Cheney. Nope. She is so blinded by their slobbering praise that she can’t see how quixotic her presidential aspirations are.
Sure, she could announce she’s running as a Democrat. But when given a chance to vote for a real Democrat or a desperate, grasping loser like Liz, most Democrat primary voters are going to pull the lever for the real Democrat.
It’s equally possible Liz might decide to run as an Independent.
You know, like Evan McMullin did in 2016.
But a third-party run by Cheney would likely siphon off just as many Democrat votes as Republican, effectively neutralizing her chance of monkey-wrenching the eventual Republican nominee.
Whatever she chooses to do, I’m sure Liz found one silver lining to yesterday’s humiliation.
At least now, the “Beltway Cowgirl” (as Kurt Schlichter calls her) can stop pretending she lives in Wyoming and finally come out of the closet as a permanent resident of Northern Virginia.
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