Cheney has fallen to the level of insignificance
Perhaps it seems short-sighted to call a person with a best selling book and appearances on all the leftwing news programs insignificant. You cannot deny that she has fame. But significance? Methinks not.
At one time she was a strong conservative voice in Congress – part of the GOP leadership team. She was the good Cheney. She is no longer that person. Her vote to impeach President Trump resulted in her being booted out of her leadership position. I have expressed my opinion that then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy was wrong to oust her. I am convinced that it was that action that set her on the path to the bad Cheney – a woman scorned.
Before Cheney cast her vote to impeach, she had voted to elect Trump President in 2016 –and voted to reelect him in 2020. While in Congress, Cheney supported Trump’s legislative programs 90 percent of the time – making her one of Congress’ most loyal Trumpers. She was part of the MAGA coalition before MAGA was a political brand. She must have seen a lot she liked about Trump.
While McCarthy had set her on the slippery slope to eventual political irrelevancy, Cheney became her own worst enemy. She went down that slope like an Olympic downhill skier when she agreed to serve on Speaker Pelosi’s highly biased Select Committee to supposedly investigate the events of January 6, 2021. It was not an investigation, but rather a political scheme to create the false narrative of insurrections and coup attempts.
Cheney expanded her hatred beyond Trump and McCarthy. She joined the political left in virtually all matters while claiming she was still a conservative. She can save her breath on that one. No one is buying it.
Her credibility is on life support because of her hyperbolic attacks on Trump as the instrument of some fantastical political Armageddon in America. There is certainly a lot of room to criticize Trump but claiming his election will be the Draconian end of the American experiment in democracy is pure political poppycock.
Cheney has alienated the people of Wyoming – a state in which the Cheney name had been honored. Her betrayal of the Republican Party – not just her animus toward Trump — created the political sea change in the electorate that turned her lopsided election victories of the past into an embarrassing crushing defeat. She fell from her national leadership role to the status of private citizen – and not a widely popular one.
Her last hold on the public spotlight – and political relevancy and significance –is due to her anti-Trump, anti-GOP narrative. Her media appearances are limited to leftwing shows. No one – not even those who have her as a guest on their shows — give a rodent’s butt about her opinions on the major issues of the day. She has joined the ranks of false flaggers. She is the left’s cudgel against Trump and Republicans.
Despite her appearances on leftwing shows, Cheney will never be accepted as a made member of their mob. No. No. No. She is their temporary “useful idiot.” And like all useful idiots, she will be dropped as soon as her usefulness is gone.
Ironically, Cheney’s claim to relevancy and the public spotlight depends on Trump. Once Trump is either defeated or elected, here market value collapses. She has no political future – not in the GOP … not with the Democrats … and not as a political freelancer.
All the talk of her running for office in any major way is just that talk – idle flattery. Her book gets her another 15 minutes of fame – a last hurrah. But like all those other “best sellers” on the New York Times book list, hers, too, will eventually be gathering dust on a shelf or recycled into paper straws.
Liz Cheney has been reduced to the status of celebrity temporarily, but not important in any meaningful way. She has become the Paris Hilton of politics. Paris who?
So, there ‘tis.