House Speaker Liz Cheney?

I’m wondering if Cheney is thinking about challenging McCarthy for Speaker if reelected and GOP wins House. She might get enough Dem votes to win. Pelosi might make that deal with her. Think that’s what Nancy was hinting recently, talking about restoring a Republican Party that’s not a cult.

Cheney tweet yesterday: “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

Cheney’s performance in Jan 6 hearings next month is gonna be fascinating.

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32 thoughts on “House Speaker Liz Cheney?”

  1. and to think there was a time when one would be fearful about the thought of a cheney in a position of presidential succession

    how times have changed

  2. mr. C is back too – not the dick, but stephen

    The hateful, racist theory that inspired a teenager to commit mass murder in Buffalo, NY is a popular talking point among Republican politicians and the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Elsewhere in America, parents are desperately searching for supplies of baby formula as the nationwide shortage becomes a full-blown crisis.

  3. meanwhile,

    Russia-Ukraine war: bloodiest battle ends as Ukrainian fighters evacuated from Mariupol steel plant; Kyiv says prisoner swap likely – live (theguardian.com)

    Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has posted that he has held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Zelenskiy said [they quote then print his tweet]:

    Held productive talks with @Bundeskanzler. Discussed the situation on the frontline, further pressure on Russia, sanctions increase, the prospects of peace. Appreciate 🇩🇪 support, including defensive one. We count on further 🇩🇪 assistance on 🇺🇦 path to full membership in the #EU
  4. back to liz

    the hill:

    House Republican leaders are rebutting accusations from Democrats, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and others that their rhetoric has contributed to white supremacy in light of Saturday’s Buffalo, N.Y., shooting, in which a white shooter targeted Black victims, killing 10 people. 
    “Same thing Cheney always does, just trying to play a political game when she knows something’s not true,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters Monday evening.
    Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) similarly said that those accusing Republicans of racism are “trying to promote their own political agenda.”
    […]
    Following the Buffalo shooting, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also accused Republicans of legitimizing racist views on the Senate floor on Monday.
    “Every time MAGA Republicans or pundits vilify wrongly immigrants and call them invaders, every time they falsely claim that millions of undocumented people cast ballots in our elections, and every time loud bigoted voices bemoan the disintegration of an imagined ‘classic’ America, the subtext is clear: these hard-right MAGA Republicans argue that people of color and minority communities are somehow posing a threat — a threat — to the American way of life,” Schumer said.
    McCarthy and Scalise vehemently denied doing so. 
    “We’ve been very vocal against white nationalism,” Scalise said.
    “We have never supported white supremacy. And, you know, what happened in New York is horrific. And I think everybody should be there to be uplifting the community. The suspect is the very worst of humanity,” McCarthy said. “For political individuals to try to make some political game out of this shows how little they are from that aspect.”
    [continues]

  5. Sturg, looks like something other than lounge music and bad jokes is coming to your idyllic Poconos paradise. WAPO

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The Thursday Night Group started in early 2021. A few church friends frustrated over vaccine and mask mandates would meet every week to gripe over what they saw as their lost freedoms. Soon, they said, meetings included “constitutional classes” and members were going to see a“constitutional life coach.” Someone made hats that said: “Make the Constitution Great Again.” Four or five people grew to 30 or 40.

    They quickly became the Thursday Night Patriots and talked about rumors that the coronavirus vaccine seemed to be causing cancer, which are baseless, and their beliefs that President Biden’s election was suspect and that racism was being overblown in public schools. They began using a curriculum for studying the Constitution that emphasized self-defense, free enterprise and above all the belief that America was founded to be — and should remain — a Christian country.

    On a Thursday night in late April they did a straw poll for the state’s biggest political contest, the race for governor. The tally in the Poconos borough that night was overwhelming: state Sen. Doug Mastriano, 17. The other seven GOP candidates together: 13.
    ….

    Christofacism holds sway in PA. 

  6. business insider:

    A clip showing Vladimir Putin twitching his leg in a meeting in Moscow with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon set off a new flurry of online speculation about the Russian president’s health Monday. 
    In the meeting, where the leaders discussed security issues in central Asia, Putin appears to jerk his foot several times. MailOnline published a version of the video:
    [video]
    The evidence is slight, but was seized upon amid tensions with the West over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Clips from meetings where Putin was seen gripping a table or awkwardly moving his leg have also fuelled speculation about his health. 
    Experts have weighed in with more credible information, with former British spy Christopher Steele on Sunday claiming that Russian sources had informed him that Putin was fatally ill.
    A Ukrainian intelligence chief in an interview with Sky News over the weekend also claimed that Putin is in “very bad psychological and physical condition and he is very sick”, and rejected the suggestion he was making the claims as part of Ukraine’s information war with Russia. 
    A Russian oligarch also said, in a recently-released secret recording, that he had been informed by Kremlin sources that Putin had blood cancer. 

    No evidence has emerged to substantiate these claims. 

    […]
    Putin holds meetings with foreign leaders across a vast table, and has appeared bloated and agitated when pictured with top Kremlin officials and allies.
    Respected Russian investigative outlet Proekt, in a recent article detailed Putin’s health problem during his presidency.
    It claimed the Kremlin closely controls what footage is released of Putin to cover any abnormalities and obscure times that he is absent from public life for medical treatment. It said he suffers back problems, and may have been treated for thyroid illness. 
    […]
    Mark Galeotti, one of the UK’s leading experts on Russia’s security services, in a recent article for The Spectator cautioned against some of the wilder speculation about Putin’s health, that he said was indicative of wishful thinking. 
    “The idea of Putin succumbing to some malady is, like that other topic of over-heated speculation, the palace coup, often a hope for some quick, magic answer to the West’s problems,” he wrote. 
    “Yet beware magical thinking. The prevailing medical opinions appear to be that whatever Putin may have, it is not likely to lead to imminent death or incapacitation. It may well be that he is ill enough to be more reckless and less concerned about the long-term risks, but not so ill to quickly be out of the picture.”

  7. as pointed out in above article “the Russian leader, who is approaching 70, …It may well be that he is ill enough to be more reckless and less concerned about the long-term risks, but not so ill to quickly be out of the picture.”
    given the twitching and increased swollen stony demeanor, i suspect parkinsons disease. if so…

    Life expectancy of parkinsonism patients in the general population – PubMed (nih.gov)

    […]
    The mean age at parkinsonism diagnosis was 78.6 (SD 8.1) years. Once diagnosed with parkinsonism, the life expectancy was lower than matched controls across a wide age range. At 65 years, the life expectancy of patients with parkinsonism was reduced with 6.7 [95% CI: 2.4;10.7] years compared to controls. At 85, the difference in life expectancy was 1.2 [95% CI: -2.2;4.5] years compared to controls.
    Conclusion: Patients diagnosed with parkinsonism have a reduced life expectancy compared to their peers in the general population. The absolute life expectancy is mainly reduced if parkinsonism is diagnosed before the age of 70.

  8. NE Pennsylvania is one of the least-educated areas of the country (look it up).  People there are incredibly simple

  9. Did Elon Musk get hit in the head?  He is going down the GQP rabbit-hole deeply and fast.  Maybe he was always a dolt, but he sure is saying stupid shit for the richest guy in the world

  10. Another kind of “Replacement Theory” –
     

    France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’

    Since last autumn we’ve seen “huge droughts” in Spain and Portugal and the same phenomenon has spread to southern France, Lambert said. But “what is unusual this season is that drought is affecting regions north of the Loire”, the river that divides southern and northern France.
     
    https://www.france24.com/en/environment/20220511-france-s-unprecedented-drought-shows-climate-change-is-spiralling-out-of-control

  11. ” Test Drive the All New GOP  Manifesto ! “
     
    It runs on a limitless supply of horse shit  ! ( Your mileage may vary. )
     

  12. We just got our second Covid booster.  
    So now we are microchipped in case Rick and I go to an abortion clinic…

  13. Circular logic appeals to simple folk and i assure you these conservative influencers know exactly how they’re manipulating their audiences thirsty for simple explanations to complex issues.

    Maybe Musk is, as well, and is intentionally angling himself to influence policy in an effort to achieve extreme deregulation of his businesses, and as you may remember government-enforced covid protocols forced him to temporarily halt Tesla operations in California, which upset him so much he got much more involved in the political discourse.

    The system works very well for these people and they want nothing less than total control of it, they’ll say whatever they feel they need to

    blah blah blah ✌️🇺🇦

  14. The young man’s folly with the closet manifesto.  Title of not my book.
     
    Fun of the day is watching videos, YouTube Patrick Conley channel, of black bears coming around to visit his porch – with him sitting on it.  He occasionally has to scold them not to chew on the rocking chair or to not break the window in, the bears accept it and wander away.  Sometimes they come up to sniff his knee or the camera.  Great nose shots.

  15. I would be concerned about that pacemaker for Fetterman.  It indicates some additional problem with the heart.

    I have had AFib since childhood.  Add in an aneurism in a really hard to operate location.  All the doctors do is keep me on blood thinners and take a picture once a year to monitor the size of the aneurism.  So far so good, but should that aneurism get to the risky stage, it would mean full open-heart surgery.  At 78, I think I’ll just take my chances.  At no time, have they suggested a pacemaker.  

  16. It’s easy to make a convincing argument if you can get the person you’re arguing to to assume that the conclusion you’re trying to prove is true before you make the argument – an dthrowing in facts taht aren’t true doesn’t hurt either.
     
    Oh, and if you think NE PA is stupid, take a drive through SW & NW PA – get 5 miles outside of Pittsburgh and you’ll be up to your ears in stupid.


  17. As Jim explained to Bart,

    “These Are People Of The Land. The Common Clay Of The New West. You Know… Morons” 

     
    And from Merriam-Webster Webster re: SIMPLE:

    4alacking in knowledge or expertisea simple amateur of the arts
    blacking in intelligence STUPID
     
    c:not socially or culturally sophisticated:NAIVEalso :CREDULOUS

    And also from MW

    Definition of stupid (Entry 1 of 2)
    1a : slow of mind : OBTUSE
    b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner
    c : lacking intelligence or reason : BRUTISH
    2 : dulled in feeling or sensation : TORPID
    still stupid from the sedative
    3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : SENSELESS
    a stupid decision

    As I said. Stupid

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