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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Rep. Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney, a Republican, represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House: 




 In public statements again this week, former president Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen. His message: I am still the rightful president, and President Biden is illegitimate. Trump repeats these words now with full knowledge that exactly this type of language provoked violence on Jan. 6. And, as the Justice Department and multiple federal judges have suggested, there is good reason to believe that Trump’s language can provoke violence again. Trump is seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure that make democracy work — confidence in the result of elections and the rule of law. No other American president has ever done this.

17 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Brace for more. Much more. Even if tRump dies or is put in jail his lying bullshit and the cancer growing in the "republican" party has metastasized to the point where eradicating it will be damn near impossible. Short another full blown civil war. Which is EXACTLY what tRump and his lackeys want.

Dave Miller said...

Meanwhile... as the GOP moves to whack Liz Cheney, who voted with Trump 95% of the time, and the idiots in Arizona are looking for bamboo in presidential ballots, what is concerning the partisans, represented so ably by the USS Mothership of Denial???

Lying.

They are worried about Bill Gates possibly having lied when he was talking about how much money his kids might get in their inheritance. And why is it so important to expose Bill Gates?

Here's your answer...

"IT’s SO IMPORTANT TO SHOW HE [gates]IS A LIAR BECAUSE THINGS HE SAYS AND DOES TOUCH THE LIVES OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD."

No word from that crowd yet if the lies of Donald Trump also might have touched the lives of people all over the world, or even the police officers who are dead and injured as a result of, as Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy have said, Trump's lies and responsibility for the insurrection on the capitol on Jan 6.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave,

The one true thing that we know about that blog is that the blog host and her followers have zero self awareness. That she posted that about Bill Gates, worrying about how his lying could affect people, yet said nothing about Trump’s monumental lies and deceptions is an horrendous example of the sickness that’s taken hold of the ADGQP. ADGQP= Anti-Democracy Grand Qanon Party.

I’m sure all of them agree that Liz Cheney needs to be run out of the ADGQP because she insists on telling the truth: DONALD TRUMP LOST THE 2020 ELECTION!



Shaw Kenawe said...

RN,

You’re correct. Until the ADGQP gets rid of Trump and Trumpism, they’ll forever be known as the Anti-democracy party that supports the overthrow of the US government.

skudrunner said...

Like Liz or not at least and a few other repubs have shown they have an opinion and are willing to say it. The republicans have never been as compliant as the other party who will follow their leader off a cliff. This was proven when they voted for something they were not allowed to see.

Times have sure changed when you have a narcissist billionaire elected by by middle America and who dominated the news and spent hours in front of reporters. We follow him with someone who campaigned from his basement and elected by those sitting on their couch. He is kept away from the media refusing to answer questions because his handlers will not let him. Where's Waldo has been replaced by Where's Joey. So far it is working for him so I guess he will continue to read short statements about the latest giveaway, find his mask and get off the stage.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw and others...

Right wingers can come here all day long and complain that it is us Dems, libs, commie and UnAmerican types who just can't accept the "truth" of the former guy's win in the 2020 election.

Clearly, Rep Cheney [R-Wyoming] has another view, expressed in her OpEd and backed up by actual facts, that does not agree with them.

Just like Sen Mitch McConnell [R-Kentucky] who said this also does... "...my colleagues, nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale, the massive scale that would have tipped the entire election. Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence.

The Constitution gives us here in Congress a limited role. We cannot simply declare ourselves a National Board of Elections on steroids. The voters, the courts, and the stage have all spoken. They’ve all spoken. If we overrule them, it would damage our Republic forever. This election, actually, was not unusually close. Just in recent history, 1976, 2000 and 2004 were all closer on this one. The Electoral College margin is almost identical to what it was in 2016. If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral. We’d never see the whole nation except an election again. Every four years would be a scramble for power at any cost.


The myriad of ppl claiming they "know" fraudulent activity stole the election from the former guy is incredible. Not a one of them is able to show any evidence. Even the GOP Governors in Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Texas, who all signed and certified their elections as free & fair.

But perhaps Gov DeSantis [Gov Fl-R] said it best when he said Florida "had the most transparent and efficient election than anyplace in the country in 2020."

It makes you wonder why each of these governors are all now proposing restrictions that will make it harder to vote in their states.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner,

The ADGQP isn’t “compliant?

The Trumplicans are literally kicking Rep. Liz Cheney to the curb because SHE ISN’T COMPLIANT with the rest of the party in saying the 2020 election was stolen. Cheney REFUSES to buy into the lie that Trump demands from his cultists. Anyone who isn’t compliant with what Trump demands is poison to the Republicans.

I don’t think you know what the word “compliant” actually means. Also, there is no diversity of thought now in the ADGQP.

It’s all Trump all the time, and he’ll ruin it just like he’s ruined everything he’s touched in his miserable, lying life.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave,,

The Party of Lincoln has become anti-democratic and a threat to our nation. Any party that insists that their members repeat a lie as big as the one Trump made and that caused his thugs to attack democracy deserves to be ruined.

And Trump and his cultists are doing exactly that. The Cheney situation is the catalyst.

Jerry said...

We are watching the Republican party split. This will be decided by Republican voters. Who will they support? McConnell was running the Republican party long before Trump came along. McConnell then spent four years kissing Trump's ass and now he wants to separate himself from Trump. Who will have more power getting supporters?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry,

The Republican Party no longer exists. It has been replaced by an anti-democracy, cult of personality group that worships a former POTUS who incited a mob of armed thugs who attacked the heart of American democracy. They also prefer lies over truths, and still continue to believe Trump’s Big Lie, that the 2020 election was stolen. There is zero evidence to support Trump’s Big Lie, but his cultists nevertheless believe it.

Rational Nation USA said...

Best summation I've heard yet Shaw.

Don't lose your passion for truth. It is desperately needed.

Bluebullamerica said...

So, Skid thinks that the Democrats are too compliant to Biden. Has he ever heard of Joe Manchin? How about Simena or Kelly? If not for them, we'd get a LOT more progressive things passed to help the country.
I really think Skid, and the rest of the regressives have watched so much Fox, Newmax, OAN and Redstate that they can no longer think for themselves and they just walk around all day parroting whatever the talking heads on the radical (crazy) right say. Either that, or he's been watching the microwave instead of the TV again. . .

skudrunner said...

Not to biden blueballs but botox nancy scares the S---out of them. What other group of supposedly intelligent individuals vote for a massive bill without the ability to read it. That is the very definition of lemming and to her credit she accomplished it. Maybe smarter less corrupt legislators are in order.
I am not saying the republicans are any smarter or less corrupt but they do not follow the leader over a cliff. The massive bill the democrats has been a disaster that caused a non politician to win the presidency and and an entire industry to be totally embarrassed.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner: "I am not saying the republicans are any smarter or less corrupt but they do not follow the leader over a cliff."

Millions of Americans disagree. The January 6 attack on the US Capitol, incited by the POTUS, Donald J. Trump, was a cliff that many Republicans fell off in service to worshipping a corrupt, liar, cheat, and fraud.

The ONLY PRESIDENT THAT INCITED AN ATTACK ON HIS OWN VICE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNMENT.

Trump needs to be punished good and hard for his treachery.

What's left of the Republican Party is now the ADGQP = Anti-Democracy Grand Qanon Party, followed Trump over a traitorous cliff.

The rest of America will never forget what he did.

Trump Supporter said...

VERY CONVENIENT and VERY EFFECTIVE for the Left to talk about TRUMP FANS so nastily.…….Anybody going to have the guts to stand up and say “Look, IT’S WHAT TRUMP DID……..OK? STOP USING TRUMP AS A BATTERING STICK…..it’s WHAT HE DID THAT WE WANT……..GET IT?”

It’s so easy to insult people because they approved of Trump; people are getting fired for that, hated for that, laughed at for that….when it isn’t HIM, was rarely about HIM.

Rational Nation USA said...

Politics destroys individuality. Political parties harness the disillusionment jn its aftermath to suit their agenda. Conpublicans are pros at it.

Bluebullamerica said...

Memo to Skidmark:

Those dials on the side of your 'tv' are actually the timer. Please stop watching the microwave. You're bringing down the cumulative IQ of our entire planet.