Mario Piperni: A Chip Off the Old Dick

Liz and Dick Cheney Make the Cover of ‘Dicks Unlimited’

JULY 18, 2013 BY 

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If you enjoy Republican catfights, you’re going to love the Wyoming Republican primary. Liz Cheney declared that she’ll take a shot at unseating incumbent Republican U.S. senator Mike Enzi who just happens to be her dad’s fly-fishing buddy. Lovely. Loyalty is obviously not a strong Cheney trait.

Given that Enzi is a well-liked Republican both in the state and the party, a civil war is brewing between cheneyists and GOPers opposed to Liz bullying in on a well-respected conservative’s home turf. One Wyoming paper summed up the animosity this way:

“Hey, Liz Cheney: If you want to run for U.S. Senate, try it from Virginia or some other state,” the Gillette News Record wrote in a Sunday editorial. “We already have a U.S. senator—one who has spent his life in Wyoming.”

Well, at least Liz brings a new and refreshing approach to conservative politics – something different from the stagnant and destructive obstructionism that Republicans have served up for the last five years.

“We’ve got to stand and fight, and we have to defend what we believe in. We have to not be afraid of being called obstructionists,” Cheney said.

“In my view, obstructing President Obama’s policies and his agenda isn’t actually obstruction; it’s patriotism,” Cheney said. “I think we have to stop what he’s doing, and then as conservatives, we’ve got to say, `Here’s what we believe,’ and, `Here’s the path forward,’ and that’s what I intend to lay out in this campaign.”

“…instead of cutting deals with the president’s allies in Congress, we can be opposing them every step of the way.

Just what Congress needs – another shithead from the dark side. Oh well. Let the catfight begin!

(Source photo-illustration image of Cheney is from the January 2007 cover of Texas Monthly.)

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