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GOP ousts Cheney from House leadership post

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, May 12, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post (apnews.com)

    The expected replacement is Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Her voting record is more moderate than Cheney's, although she has expressed staunch support for Trump.

    Cheney is sticking to her guns and refusing to support the former president. She will stay in Congress and run for re-election. For his part, Trump is saying he'll find a GOP candidate to oppose her in the next primary.

    Lindsay Graham has conceded that Trump's hold on the party faithful is so strong that the party can't succeed without him.

     
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    Good. The less neocons, the better. Get rid of the neolibs, too.
     
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    Watched her post ouster news conference. I respect her.
     
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    I don't like much of Liz Cheney's politics but I salute her for her principles on this.

    I really don't understand how most of these people who should know better can sleep at night.

    I suppose she may be playing a long game, in that, at some point, the Republican party may come to its senses and rediscover its honesty (perhaps if Trump goes to gaol, for example), in which case she will be in pole position to lead the recovery. But if that does not happen, she probably reckons she's better off to shake the dust off her feet and get out of politics.
     
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  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    It's pretty much what was expected.
     
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    As Stevicus pointed out, Cheney's probable replacement is less conservative than she is. Cheney's voted more with Trump than Stefanik has. The one thing she lacks, though, is party loyalty.
    The one rallying point amongst conservative Republicans is loyalty to Trump -- including his continuing obsession with the "stolen" election.

    Personal loyalty is a dangerous thing. It's what enables totalitarian states. It's happened before.
    Loyalty to The People, and their welfare, on the other hand, enables Democracies.
     
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  7. Shadow Wolf

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    And the Reps slide even further Right.
     
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    Its going to make for interesting biographies from all concerned.
     
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    At a presser outside the White House after the ouster, McCarthy concedes that Biden is President. Let the games begin.....!
     
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  10. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind Eye

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    Now they're stuck with a Romney endorsed replacement
     
  11. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    And it is that strong largely because Graham and others like him got down on one knee and kissed his Florida peach!
     
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    If by "Right" you mean into reality denial, then yes.
     
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    Right as in further with party loyalty, out with those who disagree, and those who agree tend to be conspiracy nutters.
     
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    I don't think she's going to do that, I think she is in it all the way. She is a true conservative Republican and I do not agree with her politics either, but have to admire her guts.
     
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    If she gets de-selected as a senator, I'm not sure how she stays in politics, though.
     
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