Liz Cheney Marks a Welcome New Chapter in the Trump Era

Mish

Trump has vowed he will return in "some way". Perhaps, he will, but if so it will be in a far lesser way. That's today's lesson from Liz Cheney.

Republican Sanity Sets In

Liz Cheney issued a blistering statement supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump. ‘There has never been a greater betrayal by a President’ says Cheney. 

In response, the pro-Trump forces tried to do her in. They wanted Cheney removed from her leadership positions and even took a vote on it. 

But look what happened: Liz Cheney Wins One for Sanity.

Liz Cheney won. She won’t lose her leadership position after her blistering statement supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump. The vote in the House Republican Conference Wednesday night wasn’t even close, it was reportedly 145-61. Her antagonists spent two weeks bragging they had it in the bag. She insisted on a vote and called their bluff. Suddenly people remembered: She was raised by a House whip.

What does it mean? It doesn’t turn the page on the Trump era in Congress but it does, tentatively, begin a new chapter. The pro-Trump group lost, and the We Exist in the Time After Trump forces won. The lopsidedness of the vote implies some sympathy for Ms. Cheney’s stand, or at least grudging respect for the idea of a vote of conscience.

The men who’d threatened her almost from the moment she backed impeachment were left looking like what they are—weak, emotional, spiteful and in the end incompetent.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, who swanned around in his Elvis hair in Ms. Cheney’s Wyoming in an attempt to whip up a movement against her, looked especially silly, and left the conference meeting with no statement for the press. Which is exactly how Joe McCarthy left after Margaret Chase Smith gave it to him full in the face on the floor of the Senate 71 years ago.

Parties have reputations. We are probably already seeing repercussions. In Arizona and Pennsylvania, thousands of voters have dropped their GOP registration.

Trump Comeback?

Pro-Trump forces still believe their "Messiah" will return.

Admittedly, Trump might not be convicted in the Senate impeachment trial. But that does not guarantee "Resurrection". 

By a 145-61 vote House Republicans said it is fair game to call for the impeachment of Trump.

Let that sink in.

Trump's Legal Nightmare About to Begin

There are criminal charges on deck against Trump in Georgia. Civil and possibly criminal tax evasion charges are upcoming in New York. 

I expect a flood of civil charges elsewhere. Trump's legal nightmare is about to begin.

The Trump era may not be over, but Trump is no "Messiah" nor will he miraculously rise from the dead.

Mish

Comments (61)
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Dubronik
Dubronik

I tell you how trump will be back.....Stronger than ever...The video game name is "The revenge of the Clown"

Realist
Realist

Worst President in US history. As long as he remains a force in the GOP, their party will continue to splinter and fracture. I'm surprised the Democrats want to prevent him from running again.

Rbm
Rbm

Its seems most of them are trying to play both sides. Voters at home / republican party at work.

MrIdiocracy
MrIdiocracy

All a distraction end of story

numike
numike

“ The republic which sinks to sleep, trusting to constitutions and machinery, to politicians and statesmen, for the safety of its liberties, never will have any,” Wendell Phillips

njbr
njbr

If the party spread is beween Cheney and Greene (or beyond)...

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

He’s the war criminal who trumped up the Middle East forever wars in 1990 and 2003 - to the present, do I have that right, Mish?

amigator
amigator

Don't get too excited what do they say the apple never falls to far from the tree? We have to invade Iraq WMD's I think that is her fathers claim to fame. If she wasn't talking down Trump no one woke be giving her a second thought (our lap dog media). Cheney is the old guard return to this not we want.

Sechel
Sechel

The party is clearly still in a state of Fuhrerprinzip but just to be cynical or a moment a few Republicans are testing the water to see if anti-Trump sentiment has a chance. Liz Cheney and Benn Sasse are two such voices. While I welcome the comments and am not suggesting the comments are insincere I do think there is a political calculation at play. Ben Sasse for example never voted for impeachment the first time around. I don't believe January 6th was a rubicon event, It was bad but Trump's been worthy of impeachment for four years now.

Demsco
Demsco

Trump wasn't that bad. Certainly better than Joe but that's not hard, Joe has no idea he's president still. What you'll find is Trump tried to stop China from taking over, taking our jobs literally. Joe is owned by China and that should scare you. I'm not antichina in anti CCP. I could care less if China's economy is larger. What I do care about is a level playing field and a government trying to protect our jobs... Biden or should I say president Harris ain't those people. You'll see, back to hollowing out of America, corruption running rampant and you voted for it because Trump said stupid things... Congrats, literally the end if America.

Corvinus
Corvinus

Are we seriously looking at the Cheney family as paragons of political virtue? I'll take Trump over the Cheney's blood soaked hands thank you.

njbr
njbr

I don't know that it was a strong rebuke of Greene and an embrace of Cheney...

...The ascendancy of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Republicans’ lack of willpower to punish her, speaks volumes about where the party still is even after President Donald Trump’s defeat.

Only 11 Republicans joined the entire House Democratic caucus to strip her of her committees Thursday night; by contrast, 61 Republicans voted to demote Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for voting to impeach Trump for inciting the Capitol attack.

That the Trump-Greene sect of the party has such power and support does not necessarily portend future electoral success. After all, during Trump’s term alone, Republicans lost the House, Senate and White House. In particular, they lost both seats in a double-barrel Georgia Senate runoff that, by all historical precedent, they should have won.

With the 2022 midterms on the horizon, again a cycle that historical trends suggest should be good for the GOP, there is a niggling concern that the loud, extremist part of the party could give Democrats their best shot at staving off the onslaught.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

Liz is still a GOPer. Nope. Never voting for a GOPer again. Never.

Steve in Greensboro
Steve in Greensboro

Marjorie Taylor Greene for President 2024

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

It’s the same scenario I have with John Cornyn....ten years ago he looked like a corporate tool....Now, compared to Ted Cruz, he looks positively moderate.

Do I like a Liz Cheney better than I like Marjorie Tayor Greene? Hell, yeah...Liz Cheney lives on the same planet I do.....Green lives in an alternate universe of her on making....with a whole lot of other delusional morons...... May the saints preserve us.

So yeah.....gimme Darth Vader’s daughter....please.

Marjorie Taylor Greene for POTUS?....Bwahahahaha.

Yeah........Greene and Flynn...on the dumb-and-dumber ticket in 2024.

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

SICKENING SYCHOPHANTS (nice alliteration) , we have a saying in dutch expressing a similar cowardly attitude : Howling with the wolves in the forest... Btw, WHY does
socialist CNN no longer show the Corona ticker ?? Everything hunky-dori already under Biden?? Yeah sure !


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