Irony. It’s a word that sometimes closely resembles Karma just when it’s needed the most. Isn’t it ironic that a salivating media lapped up every word of the man they helped dispose of when President Trump titillated and teased with a maybe life-altering announcement? And again, the irony as one desperate Republican sneakily pandered to the other party after sealing her fate over remarks against President Trump. Here’s another incident worthy of the ‘ironic’ label that had liberal heads exploding in the most spectacular way: Caitlyn Jenner upset the LGTBQ folks some more.
Legacy politicians and woke progressives are an irritating lot.
We Aren’t the Crown, Ms. Cheney
Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a legacy of another political dinosaur, finds out that Americans don’t care much for royalty: We come from a long lineage of rebellious folk. The Founding Fathers were particularly wary of political dynasties, as witnessed in a missive between Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Jefferson lamented: “… a hereditary aristocracy will change the form of our Government from the best to the worst in the world.”
Cheney, who ran for office on her maiden name, is nearly done cooking. As the saying goes, “stick a fork in her.” Ranting ad nauseam about Trump and the January 6 uprising, disavowing her political support for a sitting president, and passing along the finest of Democrat talking points to the House GOP conference in February turned up the gas. She claimed her document was against Biden’s amnesty plan – it in fact borrowed nearly word-for-word the president’s fact sheet that promoted the legislation. As Daria Laughlin McLeod of Oklahoma said, “So, just who is surprised? It’s just an expansion of her anti-conservative, anti-republican actions to date.”
Sure, there are only a certain number of English words she could’ve used, but how does Cheney think anyone would take her seriously as a teammate by copying and pasting Joe’s white papers?
Mr. Trump publicly endorsed Cheney’s opposition, and whether that matters in Wyoming is anyone’s guess. The Donald writes: “Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement and prioritize the values of America First.”
Well, the Cheney name won’t energize any conservative any time soon. And she has opened her trap one too many times, speaking against the well-loved Trump. Is she pandering for a party switch? Some say it must be. That’s what Judy Peyton in Keokuk, IA had to say: “Her days are numbered in the House, and I’m sure those who voted for her will put her in her place!”
Caitlyn Jenner Keeping Everyone Off Balance
Caitlyn Jenner announced last week her intention to run for the governorship of California – as a Republican. Jenner has a solid background supporting the Republican Party – more so than many of the GOP elected representatives. This week Jenner freaked out her adopted tribe by publicly stating biological males who identify as females need to stay in their lane, so to speak, and out of women’s sports.
In her own words: “This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
What a novel idea.
George Takei nearly burst into tears, tweeting: “Caitlyn Jenner is no friend of the LGBTQ community. Don’t call her an activist. She’s a menace.” But when Caitlyn announced she was transitioning, the former star of that 60’s show, Star Trek, gushed, “Welcome to the party, Caitlyn Jenner. You’re stunning inside and out.” And reiterated his appreciation; “This soldier said it all here. Caitlyn is amazing.”
Well, not so amazing these days, it seems.
And that’s why Jake Diaz, from Niles, Michigan, gets the last word: “I remember not long ago she was celebrated and treated as a pioneer. How quickly they turn on their own. Such unconditional ‘love’ and ‘understanding.’”
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