Liz Cheney Is No Martyr. Just Another Rich, Entitled Member Of The D.C. Establishment

Liz Cheney Is No Martyr. Just Another Rich, Entitled Member Of The D.C. Establishment

Rep. Liz Cheney is expected to lose by at least 20 points in today’s primary in Wyoming. But she doesn’t seem to really care. Long known in D.C. circles as hating interactions with Americans outside the beltway, representing Wyoming voters was not something she ever considered a particularly important aspect of her role in D.C.

Listening to the corporate media and the D.C. establishment, one would think Cheney is history’s greatest hero, a political martyr who put “principle over party,” and who courageously stood up against Republican voters and their strong support of the party’s most recent president, support which Beltway insiders find unseemly.

Such simplistic and error-ridden sound bites work well in D.C., but not in the rest of America. CNN went to Wyoming to defend Cheney as “Upholding the rule of law, defending the Constitution,” referring to her work on the Jan. 6 show trial. Wyoming voter Brett Kupec made short shrift of the talking point. “If that was the ‘rule of law,’ why doesn’t [Trump] have a defense team in that courtroom?” Kupec said. “That ain’t the rule of law. That’s a kangaroo court. That’s not the Wyoming way.”

In fact, there’s nothing heroic about denying political enemies due process, or helping your constituents’ political opponents with their Stalinist show trials. Seething hatred of Trump is not a principle, or at least certainly not one worth defending at the expense of the republic and its health.

She’s not the hero that her media fans claim her to be. She’s also not a martyr. This is not some brave Wyomingite who stood strong on principle after she failed to persuade her constituents to follow her. Cheney has always used Wyoming and the Republican Party for personal ambition and to push discredited and politically toxic foreign policy.

She first tried to force herself onto Wyomingites in 2014, surprising actual Wyoming resident Mike Enzi by announcing her plan to primary him for the U.S. Senate seat. Her Facebook post announcing her run was geotagged from her actual home in McLean, Virginia, a place populated by government bureaucrats, defense contractors, and lobbyists. The jeans she wore to pretend she understood Wyoming values stained her hands blue because they were so new. She had to withdraw from that race in disgrace, but was elected to the U.S. House in 2016 after Rep. Cynthia Lummis resigned. She rarely went “home” to Wyoming, and was notorious for canceling events or simply not showing up to them.

Cheney quickly kneecapped Cathy McMorris Rogers to become GOP conference chair, but was ousted within years from that position. It wasn’t just that she joined Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s plot to impeach President Donald Trump, but that she failed to be an effective conference chair, exploiting it for personal gain. Unlike McMorris Rogers, her predecessor, or her successor Elise Stefanik, Cheney didn’t raise meaningful money for other members.

Cheney helped spread false rumors about Russians paying bounties in Afghanistan, a story that was widely used by Republican opponents to harm Trump and his supporters. But she stood by and did little to nothing when Biden led the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Cheney is not a hero, and not a martyr, but a privileged child of establishment D.C., so reliant on her family name that her closing ad used the dynasty she was born into as a crutch.

The media’s Joan of Arc-esque framing has already been in the works for quite some time, after Cheney became a break-out star in this summer’s blockbuster TV hit — the Jan. 6 House committee hearings (season two airs in September) — and vowed to do everything in her power to block Trump from becoming president ever again. A New York Times profile actually described Cheney’s likely primary loss as “her martyrdom” and “a proving ground for her new crusade.” Another piece by The New Yorker makes Cheney sound like one of the 300 Spartans who gave their lives defending Greece in the Battle of Thermopylae. Democrat and actor Alec Baldwin is actually calling Cheney the “Nalvany of our current political culture.” And a Washington Post article hints at a possible presidential run. 

Left-wing donors have come out in droves to fill Cheney’s campaign coffers. Cheney’s campaign received $950,000 in contributions from Texas bigwigs alone. She’s raised triple the amount of her opponent, in the tens of millions of dollars. And yet no one is asking genuine questions about why the polls show Cheney losing by nearly 30 points

Perhaps Beltway elites should take off their Trump Derangement Syndrome-colored glasses and talk to the average Wyoming voter and discover why Cheney’s impending canonization may be a bit premature. Republicans in Wyoming are concerned about inflation and high energy prices. They want someone who works for the state of Wyoming and its constituents and represents conservative values. And yes, they agree with the vast majority of Republican voters that Trump was a very good president who deserves credit for fighting the D.C. establishment that is destroying the country. They hate Cheney’s foreign policy and what it has done to national security. 

Americans and their desires are obstacles in the mind of the D.C. beltway. That’s why, after Cheney’s primary loss today, they’ll start grooming her for a presidential run (“Cheney and a small but influential bloc of anti-Trump Republicans have decided that there must be a 2024 candidate who will run as an unabashed opponent of both the ex-president and other contenders who spew his mistruths about the 2020 election,” the Post reports). She’ll be offered multi-million-dollar book deals, embark on a “Trump Apology” speaking tour, and hobnob with Never-Trump elites at Georgetown cocktail parties. Cheney will profit handsomely from these new ventures — her net worth is already estimated at $15 million — as her political capital increases and donors from the left and the right rally to her cause.

Cheney didn’t sacrifice anything by going after Trump and losing her House seat. With media contracts, book deals, and plum positions in the military-industrial complex, she’ll continually be met with thunderous applause by the D.C. establishment that’s grown increasingly detached from Americans. She’s no martyr.

The Federalist’s Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway contributed to this report.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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Cheney political dynasty about to get butts kicked by Trump in Wyoming

Cheney political dynasty about to get butts kicked by Trump in Wyoming
Evil-eyed neocon Dick Cheney plays the cowboy in a video attacking Donald Trump and defending his daughter Lizzie, pictured (below) in the public limelight of the January 6 show trial committee set up by the Democrats.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
“In our nation’s 246-year history there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump.” So says Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary and Vice President under the late George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, in a video clip he has paid to air on the Fox network.

More than that, Cheney has aligned himself with the election rigging Democratic machine as has his daughter Liz. “He (Trump) tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters rejected him. He’s a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Again, this from Dick Cheney, the very Defense Secretary and Vice President who lied about Saddam Hussein’s so-called weapons of mass destruction and destroyed an entire nation so it could be rebuilt by the very companies he and his cronies were invested in.

Cheney had earlier directed the Operation Desert Storm in Iraqi, an operation based on a big lie spread by PR company Hill & Knowlton that Saddam Hussein’s soldiers had pulled the plug on babies in incubators in Kuwait. Cheney was also a champion of waterboarding torture for terrorism suspects. He was known by his opponents as Darth Vader and the Prince of Darkness.

This same man was also involved in the notorious “Project for the New American Century”, the blueprint for American economic and military domination of the planet and a Middle East invasion that required “a new Pearl Harbor” event to justify it. And hey presto, along came the 9-11, 2001 inside jobs on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon. Cheney was a very busy man that day.

Dick Cheney is the face of American neoconservatism – the America that runs on endless wars and military and commercial domination of the planet. It’s globalism without the kumbaya, hold-hands-across-the-universe, United Nations sentiment. It’s fascist-style globalism i.e. a combine of global corporate and government military power. Trump openly opposes such a policy.

Cheney was rightfully labelled a warmonger and that was just part of the landscape of being CEO of the weapons and oil contractor Halliburton. He was still on their payroll despite “leaving” the company to take on the office of Vice President of the US. Conflict of interest? Hell no, not for our butt-kicking tough guy Dick.

While Bush’s Vice President, Dick the trigger-happy hunter shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington in the face, neck and chest during a quail hunting trip. They tried to cover up the incident and Cheney never apologized, but according to some reports Whittington actually apologized to Cheney for causing him such embarrassment.

Dick and backroom federal power politics go back to the Gerald Ford administration when he was the president’s chief of staff. Before that he spent some time at Yale but didn’t graduate. But Yale, being the location of the notorious Skull and Bones fraternity/brotherhood/lodge, is probably where Dicky boy did “graduate”. Interestingly, Cheney found special favour with two of the Bonesmen’s most notable graduates, the Bush senior and junior presidents.

Before her election to Congress on Trump’s coat tails in 2017, Liz already had all the right connections. She was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives at the US State Department during the George W. Bush administration. Naturally, just like daddy, she promoted regime change in Iran while chairing the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group with Elliott Abrams.

So, the Cheney family had every reason to consider themselves especially privileged in the political and corporate world and little Lizzie went into Congress as the “power woman” ready to kick ass just like daddy did. She quickly rose up the ranks to chair, just like daddy did, the House Republican Conference, the No.3 position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021.

But Lizzie was beginning to fall out of favour with Trump supporters for openly opposing Trump’s foreign policy. Then in 2021 she voted with the Democrats and a group of treacherous neocon Republicans to impeach Trump a second time over the January 6th Capitol riot. Cheney was removed from her prominent party position. So how dare these upstart Trump Republicans remove a Cheney from a position of privilege and power!

Liz became the Republican Trump enemy No.1 and was subsequently invited by Nancy Pelosi to join her January 6 witch-hunt committee, set up with the objective of publicly shaming a legally harassing Trump and his supporters over the provocateur-incited January 6th riot at the Capitol.

Despite her pouting, Ms Liz has become the “star” of the January 6 show trial, with almost daily adulation from the mainstream media for her “non partisan, self-sacrificing dedication to uncovering the truth about January 6th”. Like her Democrat committee buddies, she has used the publicity to raise $13 million for her political campaign, which is already a lost cause.

Liz clearly suffered a major blow to her ego, being removed from the Republican leadership. No doubt daddy Dick felt the rejection too. She became like the jilted woman, hellbent on revenge. Her prospects of winning back her Wyoming Congressional seat are also zero, so she has been forced to seek the Democrat votes in a state that voted 70% for Trump.

Liz also offered her 2 cents worth on the Mar a Lago raid on Trump by the FBI: “America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious,” she said. “It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.”

The reality is that Trump opened a door exposing the corrupt Cheney neocon underbelly of the Republican Party – the “conservative” side of the deep state with its love affair with “special interests” and dark forces inhabiting the halls of influence and power.

This explains the Cheney family’s hatred for Trump and everything he stands for. To call Trump the greatest ever threat to the American republic in its entire history is a crazy, irrational accusation. But with Liz Cheney about to lose her Wyoming seat, the House of Cheney will be dealt a death blow by the global populist/nationalist revolution.

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Sad Stephanopoulos Promotes Dick Cheney as Democrats Hope to Help Joe Biden

Sad Stephanopoulos Promotes Dick Cheney as Democrats Hope to Help Joe Biden

George Stephanopoulos has a new hero not named Obama.  Skipping both the red and blue pills in favor of Xanax and whiskey, a visually verklempt Stephanopoulos uses Dick Cheney as the introduction to the 2022 midterm election victory map.  The last 3 seconds of this clip are funny as heck.

Pay no attention to the 67% of Americans who say things are getting even worse, and instead let’s cheer Dick Cheney and baby killing, after all – they are weirdly connected in a way.  Thus, George has figured the new DNC strategy.  Brilliant.

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Dick Cheney Ignores His Own Record While Indicting Trump As Worst Threat To American Democracy Ever

Dick Cheney Ignores His Own Record While Indicting Trump As Worst Threat To American Democracy Ever

Former Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed his own record launching an overseas war based on junk intelligence when he claimed Thursday that former President Donald Trump is the worst threat to the republic since the Declaration of Independence was signed.

On Thursday, endangered Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whom the state GOP no longer recognizes as a Republican, published a video of her father’s endorsement.

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” said the former vice president under George W. Bush.

“He lost his election, and he lost big,” Dick Cheney added, despite Trump only losing the 2020 contest by less than 50,000 votes across three tipping-point states. Nevertheless, Cheney said, “I know it, he knows it, and deep down I think most Republicans know it.”

The 81-year-old longtime presidential adviser, whose Washington resume stretches from the Ford White House to both Bush administrations, appeared in the one-minute ad less than two weeks before Liz Cheney faces primary voters at the ballot box. The three-term incumbent is up against Trump-endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman, who, according to a July poll sponsored by the Casper-Star Tribune, is up by 22 points.

During the second Bush administration, Dick Cheney was a “chief architect” of the Iraq war, sending American troops into a conflict that would last decades without an exit strategy. The invasion was launched under the pretense that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) based on U.S. intelligence. The classified information cited by the White House to justify the war however, turned out to be one of the worst intelligence failures in modern American history, if not the worst failure.

The oldest living former vice president’s assertion that Trump is the greatest threat to the republic in its existence, meanwhile, glosses over the dozens of historical figures who surely did more harm. Was Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy who oversaw a four-year insurrection, less of a threat than Donald Trump? Was John Wilkes Booth, who shot President Abraham Lincoln, less of a threat? What about Benedict Arnold?

It’s unlikely that Dick Cheney’s video will save Liz’s House seat. According to an Axios poll in March, less than 2 in 5 GOP Wyoming voters reported a favorable opinion of former vice president. Nearly half, 48 percent, said they view Dick Cheney unfavorably.


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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Mansour: Liar Dick Cheney Who Destroyed Millions of Lives Declares Donald Trump the Greatest Threat in U.S. History

Mansour: Liar Dick Cheney Who Destroyed Millions of Lives Declares Donald Trump the Greatest Threat in U.S. History

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” so says former Vice President Dick Cheney in a campaign ad released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.

Cheney bases this assessment on his claim that Trump is a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” because “a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Would a “real man” lie to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did.

As Donald Trump famously stated in 2016 during the Republican debate right before the South Carolina primary (which Trump won): “Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none.” (emphasis added)

Cheney—widely regarded as the brains behind President George W. Bush’s disastrous administration—was one of the architects of the Iraq War.

President George W. Bush, right, with Vice President Dick Cheney on July 21, 2004, in Washington, DC. (Stephen Jaffe/Getty Images)

Cheney’s shortsighted hubristic foreign adventure cost America and our allies dearly in blood and treasure, not to mention the horrors his war inflicted on the Iraqi people.

A full reckoning of Dick Cheney’s misdeeds is beyond the scope of one article. (Did I mention the savage torture of Iraqi prisoners that the Bush-Cheney administration’s defense secretary approved, according to the U.S. brigadier general who ran the prison? That alone would take multiple volumes.) But let’s just consider the big lies.

First, the Bush-Cheney administration told us that Saddam Hussein had WMD. We were told that Iraq had sought to buy uranium oxide, aka yellowcake. That turned out to be totally bogus. So did all the attempts to tie Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 attacks. Yes, Saddam Hussein was an evil man, but he was no threat to the United States. And we now know that the administration also knew at the time that their WMD “intelligence” was “imprecise.” But that didn’t stop them from launching an invasion of a country that posed no threat to us.

Second, we were told by the Bush-Cheney administration that U.S. forces would be “greeted as liberators.” The invasion would be, as one giddy neocon put it, a “cakewalk.” In fact, U.S. fatalities in Iraq totaled 4,598, with another 32,000 injured.

Third, we were told by the Bush-Cheney administration, backed up by their neocon cheerleaders (most of whom happen to be the most ardent Never Trumpers), that Operation Iraqi Freedom would touch off a wave of democratization across the Middle East. Instead, it touched off a wave of sectarian fighting, suicide bombings, regional instability, civil wars, migrant crises, and a genocidal ethnic cleansing of ancient Christian communities, such that there are barely any Christians left in the region that gave birth to Christianity.

As many as 306,000 civilians and troops died in the Iraq War, and roughly three million Iraqis were displaced as refugees. The true scope of the devastation can never be known.

The presidential palace compound burns in Baghdad on March 21, 2003, during the massive U.S. air strike on the Iraqi capital. (RAMZI HAIDAR/Getty Images)

U.S. Marines pass a sign pointing the way to Baghdad as they continue their march to the Iraqi capital on March 25, 2003, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Majed Najaf (R) carries wounded Hafez Abu Haidar, an employee at the al-Salhiya telecomunications center, after it was hit by a U.S. missile during an air raid on Baghdad on March 30, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqi families continue to leave Basra in southern Iraq, fleeing the U.S. invasion on March 30, 2003. (DAN CHUNG/Getty Images)

Smoke billowing from burning oil trenches covers Baghdad on April 2, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqis flee Baghdad on April 11, 2003, as the capital city descended into chaos with widespread looting and lawlessness, two days after U.S. troops captured the city. (ERIC FEFERBERG/Getty Images)

Members of the Fort Drum Honor Guard carry a casket of U.S. Army Spc. Mathew Boule, 22, killed in Iraq, during his funeral on April 15, 2003, in Dracut, Massachusetts. (Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images)

Members of the Old Guard stand next to the casket of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq during a burial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty Images)

A little girl sits in the grass amongst the headstones of those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Memorial Day 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Think of all the service members who died because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the veterans who came home forever scarred because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the American children who grew up without fathers or mothers because their parents were serving in a war launched because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the innocent Iraqis who watched their homes destroyed, their country plundered, and their world turned upside down all because of the lies of Dick Cheney and his mini-me George W. Bush. The fallout from their lies will be felt for generations.

But Dick Cheney wants us to believe that Donald Trump is “a greater threat to our republic” than anyone else in all our 246-year history.

Sorry, Dick Cheney. If anyone has earned that distinction, it’s you.

Rebecca Mansour is Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News. Follow her on Twitter at @RAMansour.

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Dick Cheney Tapes Ad for Daughter’s Campaign: ‘Never’ Has America Faced ‘Greater Threat’ than Donald Trump

Dick Cheney Tapes Ad for Daughter’s Campaign: ‘Never’ Has America Faced ‘Greater Threat’ than Donald Trump

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday rushed to the defense of his daughter’s downward-trending Republican primary campaign by releasing an ad that showed their obsession with former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is down in the polls by about 30 points and heavily predicted to lose the August 16 primary, published an ad starring her father, Dick Cheney, that did not mention her competitor, Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, but rather focused on Trump. Dick Cheney claimed:

In our nations 246 year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He’s a coward, a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost the election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it. And deep down, I think most Republicans know it.

Dick Cheney then claimed that his daughter’s obsession with Trump is “doing what’s right” by “honoring her oath” to the Constitution “when so many in our party are too scared to do so.”

“Liz is fearless,” Dick Cheney alleged. “She never backs down from a fight. There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to ensure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed.”

It is unclear how Liz Cheney retaining her House seat could block Trump from winning a potential 2024 election, but the media have contended that Liz Cheney may run for president on a third party ticket to siphon votes from the former president. Liz Cheney has stated she will make a decision about running for president in the future.

Dick Cheney is the latest rich and famous individual to come out and support his daughter’s reelection.  In recent weeks, Hollywood celebrities have endorsed Liz Cheney, and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama donors have given to her campaign. Liz Cheney has also solicited votes from Democrats to overcome her deficit polling with state Republicans.

Liz Cheney’s alliance with Democrats also extends to the partisan January 6 Committee, which has sought to investigate the January 6 incident without focusing on the alleged FBI informants at the Capitol. Liz Cheney is one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. If she loses the primary, only three impeachment Republicans would remain in office.

“Liz Cheney has lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us,” Hageman told Breitbart News. “She doesn’t represent our values.”

Cheney’s position against Trump and America First has not gone over well with Republicans. The Wyoming Republican Party has “excommunicated” Cheney by no longer recognizing her as a Republican. Cheney has lost the support of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Wyoming Rep. Barbara Cubin, who have endorsed Hageman.

According to PredictIt odds, Cheney has only a two percent chance on the dollar of winning. Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman is favored by 99 cents on the dollar. Polling also shows Cheney well behind Hageman, by about 30 points.

“The big story is Liz Cheney is going to get beat,” Brad Coker, managing director of the polling firm Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, said, reflecting on a primary poll released in June. “That’s a foregone conclusion.”

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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