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Will Liz Cheney Destroy the Wyoming Republican Party? - VIDEO

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney has announced her bid for the US Senate to represent her home state of Wyoming. As a result, Fox News terminated her position as a political analyst, a position she has held since January 2012. Rather than shady shenanigans, however, the reason for her termination was to avoid a conflict-of-interest, and the practice of terminating contracts when political analysts announce candidacy for office is used by most cable news networks. Cheney will be running against Republican Senator Mike Enzi for the seat, who announced his candidacy on Tuesday afternoon.

Enzi is against all forms of abortion, voted for measures to ban gay marriage and flag desecration, is a strong supporter of gun rights, supports partial privatization of Social Security and has voted against expanding Medicare. He takes a hard view on immigration, has voted to uphold the PATRIOT Act, and opposed any reduction in wiretapping and extending rights to Guantanamo Bay detainees.

To compare, Cheney co-founded the non-profit group Keep America Safe which supports keeping Guantanamo open, called DOJ attorneys terrorist sympathizers for defending Gitmo detainees, supports gay marriage and the repeal of DADT, defended Halliburton, and has a track record of lying or distorting the facts when discussing the Obama and Bush administrations such as claiming that Obama has engaged in a "strategic retreat" from the war on terror.

According to former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson in an interview last week, “[it will be] the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too. It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”

The video announcing Cheney's bid can be seen AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Goneril

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jul 18, 2013 6:45:58 AM

  2. She's proof that you can be pro gay rights and still be against every other progressive idea. I'd still vote for her Democratic opponent.

    Posted by: Chadd | Jul 18, 2013 7:22:40 AM

  3. So, in other words, it matters not a jot which Republican wins the nomination: they're both extremist nut-jobs. Net: stay the hell out of Wyoming.

    Posted by: Keppler | Jul 18, 2013 7:36:35 AM

  4. The entire state of Wyoming has a population less than 600,000 people.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 18, 2013 7:40:56 AM

  5. We can only hope she destroys it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 18, 2013 7:48:54 AM

  6. @CHADD -- She's proof that many, especially Repubs, can be against something just for the sake of being against it [mostly for political reasons] but then they'll do a complete 180 and be for it IF AND ONLY IF that something affects a member of their family. In reference to Liz, the people of Wyoming don't want her. She doesn't live in the state and she cannot possibly represent them. It's time to crack down on these politicians who pretend to live in a state just to run.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 18, 2013 7:59:08 AM

  7. I could care less that the Cheneys support marriage equality. They're Republicans. Enough said.

    Vote out the Republicans in 2014!

    And, I hope Liz Cheney does destroy the Wyoming Republican Party.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 18, 2013 10:23:31 AM

  8. "Will Liz Cheney destroy the Wyoming Republican Party?" I certainly do hope so. The festering, evil malignancy that has devoured the Republican Party needs to be destroyed. Then the Democrats can rightfully be labeled the Moderate Republican Party and maybe Howard Dean and other progressive Democrats can reform a new big "D" Democratic Party with candidates and ideals closer to those of FDR, JFK and RFK than Ronald Reagan and the Bushes.

    Posted by: Bob R | Jul 18, 2013 11:13:48 AM

  9. Hopefully she does! If elected can one imagine between her and John (warmonger) McCain, they'd have us into a nuclear war

    Posted by: tomj | Jul 18, 2013 1:06:45 PM

  10. Could it be that Liz has a Lez for a sister...and that's her "progressive" bent? Otherwise, she's another republican dolt with nasty bleached out straw. Fox news anyone?

    Posted by: Paul B. | Jul 18, 2013 7:02:14 PM

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