AP Photo/Jae C. Hong It’s always a curious thing to see a politician act like he or she has won even in defeat. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is the latest example of this phenomenon. After her blistering primary loss to Harriet Hageman on Tuesday night, Cheney made a speech in which she compared herself to Abraham Lincoln.
“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,” she declared. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.” Liz Cheney likens herself to Abraham Lincoln because he also lost elections. pic.twitter.com/7kDFiGJmFO — Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 17, 2022 She also declared that “now the real work begins,” proving that, as Spencer Brown put it at Townhall , “apparently serving as the representative to Congress for all of Wyoming since 2017 wasn’t ‘real work’ to her.”
Once a principled conservative, Cheney has become a one-issue demagogue who has allowed a single-minded devotion to bringing down Donald Trump to consume her. And now she sees herself as some sort of savior for our republic.
Cheney is mulling a 2024 presidential run, bless her heart, buying into the speculation that she is the one who can defeat Trump if he runs again. At the same time, the mainstream media is doing its best to make Cheney 2024 a thing . It doesn’t take a political science degree or a crystal ball to posit that a Cheney presidential run won’t get much traction beyond the Cheney family.
The very idea of Liz Cheney parlaying such an astounding defeat into a platform for higher office is an egregious example of spiking the football after a loss. (I’m sure we’ll see it again after Stacey Abrams loses her bid for […]
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