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Time to Throw Out Second Best GOP Senators
Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 07/10/2013 5:17:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is a loyal Republican, a decent guy, and generally a good senator. He also needs to retire from the Senate because he is not good enough, and I don’t care if that makes him sad.

The New York Times probably thought it was helping him recently when it ran an article about how Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz is planning to challenge him in the 2014 Republican primary. The Times hailed him as “a studious, low-key legislator who worked well with Senator Edward M. Kennedy,” and Enzi probably thinks that’s a compliment.

For that reason alone he needs to go.

He needs to go because we can do better. It’s not about Mike Enzi or any other Republican politician. It’s about winning this war against progressivism, and if you aren’t leading the fight then bow out and make room for someone who will.

Liz Cheney will. The seat would hardly be at risk – the Wyoming GOP primary is better known as the Wyoming general election – so we can take the chance to do better. After all, Liz Cheney has something Enzi doesn’t – a taste for political combat.

She wants to win. Not to “compromise,” not to “work together,” not sit around singing “Kumbayah” with the liberals. She wants to win.

Enzi wants to be a sober, serious legislator working with his liberal friends across the aisle to make a better country. Except there are no friends across the aisle, and the liberals do not want to make this a better country. Liberals want to ruthlessly acquire and maintain power and control over every aspect of our lives, and anyone who does not see and understand that and who can’t commit to destroying their hideous plans for our country needs to get out the way for a true conservative warrior.

The Times, perhaps again thinking it was helping, noted that Enzi “avoids political talk shows because, he says, their goal is to get guests to ‘beat up on their colleagues.’”

Except we need GOP Senators to be willing to “beat up on their colleagues.” It’s not about collegiality in the cloakroom. We want you hated, despised, and targeted because that will mean you are getting something conservative done.

We want Ted Cruzes and Rand Pauls, not Lindsey Grahams (By the way, South Carolina, somebody needs to get busy primarying Chuck Schumer’s best buddy).

Worse, Enzi has started to forget about what conservatives do and do not do. He was a prime mover behind the internet sales tax folly. Here’s a hint: Republicans don’t collect taxes for liberal states.

Now, I expect Enzi and the other GOP Senators who should be primaried for failing to perform at a maximum level of effectiveness to feel hurt, upset and even angry. After all, they’ve generally been reliable votes for conservative policies – incomprehensible apostasies like the internet sales tax notwithstanding. Enzi will no doubt take it personally.

It’s not personal.

It has nothing to do with Enzi and everything to do with making a clear-eyed assessment of who will be the most powerful advocate for conservatism in the Senate. A “low-key,” “studious” backbencher with a passion for bipartisan consensus who won’t make the case for conservatism in the media because it might offend some of his liberal pals is not it.

We conservatives owe Enzi nothing. Nothing. Serving three terms in the Senate was reward enough for services rendered to the cause – in fact, that he’s served three should probably disqualify him by itself.

For too long the GOP has given nominations to the next old dude in line because he was a nice guy who hung around longest. For every Tea Party-linked former witch or half-witted would-be obstetrician, there are many more nice guys who ended up finishing last.

Remember President McCain? Me neither. Nominating McCain gave us President Obama and, arguably worse, Meghan McCain.

This needs to stop. We need to ruthlessly identify and select the strongest conservative voice who can win in every election even if good men like Enzi have to move aside. It’s not about their hurt feelings. I don’t care about their feelings, not even a little. Nor should you.

If Liz Cheney fails to win the nomination, I’ll eagerly support Enzi because it’s not about Cheney either. If and when she stops being useful to conservatism, I’ll support someone else.

Call it the “Rubio Effect.”

Mike Enzi is a good senator, but not a great one. We can do better, and when the future of our country is at stake, a “good enough” conservative is nowhere near good enough. He can leave with his head held high, with our respect despite some minor disagreements. Or he can choose to fight a bruising primary battle against Cheney that his pal Alan Simpson says could cause “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming.”

And for what? For the chance to spend six more years checking the boxes, but not making any waves?

It’s time to go, Senator, preferably at the top of your game and with dignity. But, one way or another, it is time to go. To quote Abe Vigoda in The Godfather, “Mike, it was only business.” Now get in the car, Senator.


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1 posted on 07/10/2013 5:17:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Remember President McCain? Me neither. Nominating McCain gave us President Obama and, arguably worse, Meghan McCain.

Not quite a laugh-out-loud line, but it did get a giggle-snort from me.

2 posted on 07/10/2013 5:19:50 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: Kaslin; Servant of the Cross
The CEW theory on grading RINO's on a curve : when we get squishes like Enzi, Graham, McCain, Chambliss, Cornyn, etc from conservative states - those are FAR MORE damaging to conservatism than when we get RINO's from lib states. An Enzi or a Graham is worse than, say, a Brown from Mass.

And when we get a real conservative from Wisconsin, like say Johnson, it's a big bonus.

3 posted on 07/10/2013 5:20:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Kaslin

Alexander must be feeling the heat. He has started to run tv ads touting his fishing law. I do not know what the law does. (Fiddling while Rome burns)

To be running ads this early must mean he is creating a distraction to curtail all the bad reaction he must be getting from his immigration vote.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 5:22:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Kaslin
Cheney would not be an improvement.

That family is a charter clan of the current GOPe insider elite.

5 posted on 07/10/2013 5:24:27 AM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Kaslin
If I can ever find a way around them Wyoming WINTERS, I will move there in a New York minute.
Wyoming may be the last best place in the disUnited States.
6 posted on 07/10/2013 5:26:06 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: bert

When the NYTimes endorses a Republican, that is a clarion call to replace the Politician. Texas’ KBH got far too friendly with the left, saw the writing on the wall, and after a failed Gov run, retired. We now have Cruz, the poster child for what we want in a Republican Senator. He is pulling Cornyn along, kicking and squalling.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 5:27:53 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: ClaytonP

Not sure I agree......I think Dick C is better than Bush....and I think daughter Cheney is better than Dad. If nothing else, she’ll get in there and fight with Dems instead of reaching across the aisle. That in and of itself is a big step in right direction. Why do you think Trump is so popular with many conservatives? It’s not because he’s conservative, it’s becsuse he’s a FIGHTER...and this Cheney is too.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 5:28:23 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Kaslin
Sounds like my US Rep., A good conservative but has no voice and has no fight, no moral outrage!

Like he sits in the back of the class with his head down praying he won't be called upon.

9 posted on 07/10/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: kevkrom

LOL yep me too!


10 posted on 07/10/2013 5:34:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The CEW theory on grading RINO's on a curve ...

I second that motion. Scott Brown or Fauxcahontas Warren? Duh.

It's like those AT&T commercials ... It's Not Complicated!

11 posted on 07/10/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ClaytonP
Cheney would not be an improvement.

... said the n00b.

12 posted on 07/10/2013 5:38:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Yeah, "not complicated" indeed.

The CEW Grading RINOs on a Curve theory is related to CEW's same lifetime postulate : thou cannot successfully be a Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential Nominee in the same lifetime.

As we all saw.....

13 posted on 07/10/2013 5:41:17 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ClaytonP

That is your opinion, newbie to which you are entitled to


14 posted on 07/10/2013 5:57:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Enzi is more conservative than Lindsay Graham, John Cornyn, or Mitch McConnell, why doesn’t Cheney run against one of them in a primary? Or better yet, run against Warner in Virginia?


15 posted on 07/10/2013 5:58:05 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I think Dick C is better than Bush

Here is VIDEO of Dick C laughing it up with his good pal David Rockefeller about how he kept his directorship of the anti-American Council on Foreign Relations secret from his rube constituents.

Sure Cheney is "better" than Bush. Bush is bumbling. Cheney is downright diabolical.

16 posted on 07/10/2013 6:01:04 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: bert

I can not vote for or against Alexander since I am not in his district. I hope you find a good candidate to replace him.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: 0.E.O
Or better yet, run against Warner in Virginia?

That was my hope... for her to run against the senior kneepad twin, St. Mark. I know at one time she lived in VA.

18 posted on 07/10/2013 6:10:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Kaslin

How does Liz Cheney stand on marriage ?


19 posted on 07/10/2013 6:16:43 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ScottinVA

Cheney’s ties to Virginia are a whole lot stronger than her ties to Wyoming. And a case can be made that her connection to Texas is about the same as her connection to Wyoming. If she’s shopping for a senate seat there are a whole lot more deserving people to knock off the Enzi.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 6:24:41 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Kaslin

What are her positions on gun control, gay marriage, and immigration?


21 posted on 07/10/2013 6:47:54 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Here is video of Dick Cheney very effectively undressing the idiotic foreign policy/national security of the Occupier-in-Chief (in 2009). With a nice tribute to SecDef Rumsfeld at the beginning. Dick Cheney was prophetic.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Obama and Dick Cheney, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, or vice versa. Both of them have done tremendous harm to American freedom and security.
23 posted on 07/10/2013 7:02:47 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: 0.E.O
She is from Wyoming not Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas or Virginia and you would probably be the first one to call her a carpetbagger.

And since you are from Nebraska why don't you concern yourself about one your senators who is running for reelection like Mike Johanns whose ACU rating in Congress is only 80% compared to Mitch McConnel whose ACU rating in Congress is 100%

Here are the ratings of Mitch McConnell my neighboring state senator

Mitch McConnel

100% pro life 100%

ACU rating (Congress) 90%

lifetime Gun owners of America 100%

NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border 100%

NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence 100%

NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements 100%

Yes Johanns has also a 100% pro life ratings like most republicans

24 posted on 07/10/2013 7:02:59 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
I'm pretty sure you can vote against him. (I know I will.) I think candidacy for the Senate is state-wide, so no district issue to deal with, as there is for the House.
25 posted on 07/10/2013 7:12:40 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Staying on the theme of being aggressive in the "Red-est" states with regard to the 2014 U.S. Senate elections, it seems to me that there are states to concentrate on and they fall into two groups .... "Take Back" states and "Upgrade" states as follows:

Take Back (from Dem incumbent)

Alaska – Begich
Arkansas – Pryor
Colorado – Udall
Louisiana – Landrieu
Montana – Baucus
North Carolina – Hagan
South Dakota - Johnson
West Virginia - Rockefeller

Upgrade (from lesser conservative)

Georgia – Chambliss
South Carolina – Graham
Tennessee – Alexander
Texas – Cornyn
Wyoming - Enzi

Your thoughts, edits or additions? With the exception of Colorado (should be GOP), every state went Romney in 2012.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Keith Olberman, Ed 'sargeant' Schultz and Rachel Madcow agree with you.

Oh ... wait ...

27 posted on 07/10/2013 7:16:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
She is from Wyoming not Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas or Virginia and you would probably be the first one to call her a carpetbagger.

She is not "from Wyoming". She may have been born there but she lived the majority of her life in Virgnia. She got her undergrad degree in Colorado and her law school degree in Chicago, which means she has spent more time in both those states than in Wyoming, and her kids were born, raised, and educated in Virginia. She has much stronger ties to Virginia so she should have challenged Warner. Her ties to Wyoming are tenuous at best, and if you want to use the carpetbagger label then yeah, she's carpetbagging the Wyoming seat. So if she wants to do that then why not knock off a Senator who deserves it more than Enzi. And if that includes coming here and taking a crack at Johanns then more power to her. Enzi has him beat, too.

28 posted on 07/10/2013 7:20:12 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Servant of the Cross
I think real conservatives like George Washington, John Quincy Adams and Robert Taft would agree with me. We need more Robert Tafts and less John McCains and Dick Cheneys. Conservatism means conserving American strength by staying out of endless regional conflicts with marginal American benefits.
29 posted on 07/10/2013 7:21:18 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: ClaytonP

There is much to like in this article. Mike Enzi may be dulitous but he voted to save the party from Amnesty and Durbin and Schumer. He was with it when it was needed. Could we count on Dick Cheneys daughter doing the same? So I agree with you.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 7:25:12 AM PDT by amnestynone
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
You sound like LRon Paul. Peace through surrender, right?

Now who was it who said ... Peace through Strength ...?

31 posted on 07/10/2013 7:25:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 0.E.O
The point is you
32 posted on 07/10/2013 7:31:07 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Obama and Dick Cheney, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, or vice versa

Really?

Good grief, did you do too much LSD or crack when you were young?

Really?

How does someone post that kind of sentence with a straight face?

Really?

33 posted on 07/10/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Lakeshark
How does someone post that kind of sentence with a straight face?

Liberaltarian ... drunk on the LRon koolaid ...

34 posted on 07/10/2013 7:38:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
How does it strengthen America to endlessly deplete its strength through continuous expenditure of blood and wealth? Better to let the Old World fight their own battles and weaken themselves while we remain aloof and grow relatively stronger. I want to conserve American strength, not that of possible future rivals.
35 posted on 07/10/2013 7:38:48 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Kaslin
The point is you

Sure it is.

36 posted on 07/10/2013 7:47:34 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Your continued inference that either Dick Cheney or his daughter Liz wish to involve the U.S. in any and every world conflict is a strawman argument that won't go anywhere.

It's 0bama who has gone where no other president has or would, and only to support the MB. Cheney would not be doing this.

37 posted on 07/10/2013 7:48:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
LRon = the crazy Uncle in the attic......

Occasionally he gets things right, but believing the guy on most things just makes you stupid.

I can't believe the dude said that.

38 posted on 07/10/2013 7:52:15 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Quote about Syria from Cheney below. The differences between Cheney, John McCain and Obama are differences in tactics.

“I don’t think it’s been well handled,” Cheney said. “I will be the first to admit it’s a complex, difficult situation. I frankly think John McCain has it just about right. John and I don’t always agree on everything. We have had our debates over the years but I think John has pretty well nailed it. Now we are to the point where it’s hard to understand that it’s the use of chemical weapons that triggered this result. As John said the other day, well, there were 93,000 people killed not affected by chemical weapons. Where was the concern then? It’s not clear to me what the mission is here, or they understand the mission.”

Sounds to me like Cheney is with McCain in wanting to use the US military to help the Muslim Brotherhood's friends in Syria.

A move back towards traditional American conservative isolation is twenty years overdue. The New World Order is not a concept George Washington would approve.

39 posted on 07/10/2013 8:00:02 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: GenXteacher
If you want the answer how she feels about gun control and gay marriage watch this YouTube interview video

Liz Cheney Interview

Her feeling about illegal immigration is that we need a sane policy to stop illegal immigration. One that finally closes our borders, enforces the laws already on our books, and restores the rule of law.

In short she is a conservative.

40 posted on 07/10/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
A move back towards traditional American conservative isolation is twenty years overdue.

It would be nice to have that luxury. However, in the post 9/11 world of Islamic extremists bent on the last caliphate, they won't permit 'isolation' as an option.

I fear for future developments if in fact they are going to continue to pursue the policy that this administration has pursued and live in accordance with affliction. We have got more territory now in that part of the world when you start to add up all the areas that have come or are coming under the influence of the Muslim brotherhood and the radical Islamists. There is a lot more land and territory there for safe harbors and sanctuaries for terrorists than we ever faced back in the time of 9/11. That entire part of the world appears to be or a good part of it certainly to be moving in the direction that is fundamentally hostile to the long term US interest and yet we are, seem to be unable to influence events in that part of the world partly because we are headed for the exits and everybody knows we are headed for the exits.

Influence events does not mean war. I think we've learned plenty from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

41 posted on 07/10/2013 8:16:16 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Those lists are on the money....though I have to admit I’m not totally sure who is and is not up for re-elect on the “upgrade” list. And I think Chambliss is retiring anyway - but man, Alexander seems to be getting worse and Graham will almost certainly get opposition. In fact, I am consulting one of the potentials for that....and I hope he does get in.


42 posted on 07/10/2013 8:45:44 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Kaslin

Any person that receives the praise of the NYT is automatically dead to me.


43 posted on 07/10/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: 0.E.O
Simple answer: Because she has roots in Wyoming, not South Carolina, Texas or Kentucky.

This is the money quote:

. . . liberals do not want to make this a better country. Liberals want to ruthlessly acquire and maintain power and control over every aspect of our lives, and anyone who does not see and understand that and who can’t commit to destroying their hideous plans for our country needs to get out the way for a true conservative warrior.

Cheney understands that. Enzi, apparently, does not.

Neither did Bob Bennett in Utah, which is why Mike Lee was moved in to replace him. And Wyoming is at least as conservative as Utah.

44 posted on 07/10/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Simple answer: Because she has roots in Wyoming, not South Carolina, Texas or Kentucky.

Her roots are 40 years in the past. She wasn't raised there or educated there or, until a few months ago, lived there as an adult. He roots lie more with Virginia, her home for the overwhelming majority of her life. If not for the fact that she apparently thought that the Wyoming senate seat was hers by right of being a Cheney, she wouldn't be living there now. What I would like to know is why she didn't go for the Virginia seat? Doesn't she like the idea of contesting an election?

Enzi, apparently, does not.

And you base that on...? And it's a serious question. What exactly makes her more conservative than Enzzi is?

Neither did Bob Bennett in Utah, which is why Mike Lee was moved in to replace him. And Wyoming is at least as conservative as Utah.

There is no way to compare Lee with Cheney. Lee was educated in Utah. Cheney was educated in Virginia, Colorado, and Chicago. Lee clerked for the U.S. District Court in Utah, was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City, was general counsel for the governor of Utah, and moved back to the state three years before he ran for the Senate. Cheney has never worked in Utah or lived in Utah except for the His roots in Utah are a mile wide by comparison.

45 posted on 07/10/2013 11:36:13 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O
Enzi is apparently proud of his role in the internet sales tax bill and work across the aisle. I'll be content to leave this to the voters of Wyoming to decide. Enzi will be a better senator for it even if he wins.

Even Orrin Hatch had the sense to vote against the amnesty bill with Bennett's primary challenge in mind.

46 posted on 07/10/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin
She wants to win. Not to “compromise,” not to “work together,” not sit around singing “Kumbayah” with the liberals. She wants to win.

Enzi wants to be a sober, serious legislator working with his liberal friends across the aisle to make a better country. Except there are no friends across the aisle, and the liberals do not want to make this a better country. Liberals want to ruthlessly acquire and maintain power and control over every aspect of our lives, and anyone who does not see and understand that and who can’t commit to destroying their hideous plans for our country needs to get out the way for a true conservative warrior.


Notice the liberals aren't compromising with their "friends" across the aisle, it's the flippin' RINOs, the McCains, Rubios, Grahams, etc. that bend over and spread for the Dems. One of many reasons I have turned my back on the GOP, until they decide to become the conservative party they claim to be. Part of being a Conservative is not getting on your knees and compromising for the libs. It's fighting for Conservative principles.
47 posted on 07/10/2013 3:59:15 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Tupelo

“If I can ever find a way around them Wyoming WINTERS, I will move there in a New York minute.
Wyoming may be the last best place in the disUnited States. “

How do Wyoming winters differ from neighboring Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska winters?


48 posted on 07/10/2013 4:07:04 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
You may be right about Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, North & South Dakota, Utah and Nebraska. I never lived in any of them. I DID live many years in Colorado and shoveled tons of snow. THAT is why I live in Arizona.
49 posted on 07/10/2013 8:25:31 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Kaslin

Kaslin who made you gatekeeper and why all the bully tactics? Liz Cheney is a retail politic novice and needs to set her sights on a local election such as School Board or State AG before jumping into a Senate race. Has she mostly been riding on the coat-tails of her father? We need to see where she stands on many sides including the Cheney/Bush administration FU’s and make no mistake it was a lot of Big Damn FU’s, paving the way for Obama was not the least FU!
Liz Cheney appears to be Carpet Bagging WY and maybe needs to be more than a talking head on TeeVee before she is taken seriously.


50 posted on 07/11/2013 4:21:45 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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