Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney’s daughter keeps proving herself to be a sad, embittered little plonker. Excerpts from her recent interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd follow, with my comments:
Chuck Todd — “Donald Trump ends up the nominee in 2024. You’ve said you won’t be a Republican anymore, so it implies you think the party can be saved.”
Cheney — “I think the party has to come back from where we are right now, which is a dangerous and toxic place, or the party will splinter, and there will be a new conservative party that rises if Donald Trump is the nominee of the Republican Party, the party will shatter, and there will be a conservative party that rises in its place.”
Yes, it may very well shatter. Alaska’s (hopefully outgoing) Lisa Murkowski has already all but changed parties. She’s even endorsing the short-time incumbent for our at-large House seat, Democrat Mary Peltola, in an act of betrayal that surprised, well, no one.
I wouldn’t object to seeing the GOPe peel away from the younger, more energized party members. Let the Murkowskis and the Cheneys go join the Democrats, where they will likely feel more at home. The resulting new GOP will be more motivated, more conservative, more attuned to free markets and American enterprise and, who knows, may actually do something besides just pay lip service to the notion of a smaller, less intrusive (and less expensive) government.
“What would it take for you to run for president?”
Cheney — “I’m going to be focused on all the things we’ve been talking about. I care deeply, as I know you do, as millions of people do about this nation and about the blessing we have an a constitutional republic. So whether that means helping other candidates, helping to educate people around the country, I have been on a number of college campuses, very inspired by the young people, but I’m focused on what we have to do to save the country from this very dangerous moment we’re in, not right now on whether I’m going to be a candidate or not.”
The only “dangerous moment” the United States is in results from out of control spending and totalitarian impulses on the part of the Left. Look at where we are now; gas again approaching $4 a gallon nationwide (over $5 here in the Great Land), inflation spiraling out of control, the Imperial government running up trillions in unsupportable debt, and never-ending engagement in foreign adventures that are none of our business. I haven’t heard of you speaking on any of those things.
Sure, Liz. Run for President. You’d be the most successful candidate since Alf Landon. In January, when you leave the office the voters of Wyoming just wisely tossed you out of, maybe you can get a sweet gig as a talking head for MSNBC, where I’m sure you’ll feel a lot more at home. But your political career is over – and good riddance.