Skip to comments.Rand Paul mocks Liz Cheney’s Senate bid ("I thought she was running in her home state of Virginia,”)
Posted on 07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul mocked Liz Cheneys newly announced Senate campaign Tuesday, questioning her Wyoming residency in a barbed statement.
When I heard Liz Cheney was running for Senate I wondered if she was running in her home state of Virginia, Paul said.
Cheney declared this afternoon that she would run in Wyomings GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi.
Asked last week about the brewing matchup, Paul told POLITICO he viewed Enzi as a solid conservative.
Paul and Cheney stand at opposite poles of the conservative national security debate, with Cheney supporting a hawkish foreign policy and Paul openly questioning the value of American military action overseas, and advocating for cuts to the defense budget.
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Rand made a cutting, sarcastic remark about the possibility Ted Cruz might run for P.
Now he does same about the prospective primary challenge in a Senate race in which he isn’t even involved?
Hey, if lifelong Arkansas resident Hillary can carpetbag to New York, I think Liz deserves some slack.
He has a valid point. Liz Cheney lives in VA and has lived here for quite some time. Why is she going to WY to challenge a perfectly good, conservative senator when there are 2 liberal Dems who should be challenged where she lives now?
Because if she follows the Rubio model of "Tea Party Vs. Old Guard" and gains a seat in a conservative state she can stay in Virginia/DC 360 days of the year and still run unopposed for the next 5 terms. In VA she'd have a fight on her hands every election.
She might be in Virginia, but her heart is in Wyoming. Enzi has been a disappointment. Liz would be great for Wyoming and the Senate.
VA is a whole nuther ballgame.
Name recognition in Wyoming. She could carry 20% on her name in Virginia with all the gubment employees that live there.
BTW - why is Terrible Terry McCauliffe running in VA and not in his home state of NY?
I remember when he was taking the Clintons on a tour of CNY to show them is home turf.
Yea, the cowardly out. Actually, I like Liz Cheney. She could handle either Warner or Eyebrows. But I AM getting mighty sick of these political dynasties, whether D or R.
This seems to happen to them all. They meet and work with someone, so they want to help them stay in the Senate.
The Senate should not be choosing its own members. And senators should not be picking and choosing who they would like to work with. The people of Wyoming should decide who they want to be a senator.
Newsflash Rand, once your new buddy McConnell is safely reelected, he will move heaven and earth to get rid of YOU! He will not be saying “I’ve got Rand’s back!” Don’t believe me? Just look to Pennsylvania. Arlen Specter sidled up to Rick Santoum to get his endorsement and Specter was reelected. Two years later, Specter didn’t lift a finger to help Santorum get reelected. Because Santorum was a conservative and needed to be removed. He was used and then betrayed.
The people of Wyoming should listen to their own council, not Rand Paul.
If Bushes can fly their carpets everywhere, so can Cheneys!
Trying to keep the field clear for himself? But if that’s it, he’s a real rookie at it, needs to study the Romney method a bit. He’s leaving too many fingerprints.
BTW, I don’t get the problem with Cheney’s residency. Dick Cheney & family, I thought, had deep roots in WY. I lived there for a while, and folks there seemed rather proud of the Cheney connection.
As for Enzi, he’s being accused of being lazy, but that’s just par for the course with typical WY pols. It’s built into the system out there. State legislature only meets like half a year, maybe less, and the rest of the time they haves real jobs or other non-governmental ways of spending their time. The US Congress should take a cue and get a life outside of DC.
Reasons to repeal the 17th Amendment.
Because he's lived in Virginia most of his adult life. Why isn't Liz Cheney running in Virginia.
I’m not addressing his disagreement with her decision.
I just don’t understand a pattern of making sarcastic, cutting remarks about somebody, in public, when it is only knocking down the person you make it about, who is a fellow GOP conservative, of which there are so few that are genuine. And each time it revolved around the possibility, or the probability, they might run for a higher office, or run for office in the first place.
I would stay out of this one - why is it Rand Paul’s calling to make cutting remarks about it? Let her try to make her case and let the chips fall. The WY voters will decide. Or the activists or the money people, whomever.
In Ted Cruz’s case, that made Rand Paul look SMALL. Because to cut down his fellow conservative star like that, even before Cruz actually took steps towards running, just made him look like he can’t stand even the talk, or rumor, that somebody besides himself might run who is also a star.
Again, I’m not addressing her decision or reasoning behind it. I’m not talking about her so much as wondering about his pattern of sarcastic, cutting remarks at the slightest hint somebody might run for something he doesn’t want them to run for.
You are certainly entitled to your POV here on FR concerning her possible run.
Yeah. And Hillary's heart belonged to New York; that's why she ran for the Senate seat there. Puleeze.
Liz and her husband bought a home in WY over a year ago. And Enzi is hardly “perfect,” having voted to tax the internet.
Dick Cheney backed Trey Grayson against Rand Paul.
Look for Rick Perry to support Enzi too, as Dick Cheney backed Kay Barely Republican against him.
In Jackson Hole, which is one of the richest counties not contiguous to DC. You think someone would have advised her to live somewhere a little less ritzy. I mean if you get to chose your hometown why not pick something more modest.
Please take it in the well intended spirit it is asked. What proof do we have the Liz Cheney, a lawyer and DC insider, would be a conservative in the Senate? Does she have a history in business or elected office of living and voting for conservative principles? Or do we just have prepared statements and press releases? This all just has the feel of another next in line with name recognition groomed by the power brokers.
Well, these days all sorts of folks spend significant time in various States. Who’s to say what State one is a resident of if one should live for 4 months each in 3 States?
Teton County went for Bammy. Has high taxes too.
Damn. They're practically pioneers then, aren't they? </sarcasm>
Voting with your feet is still legal.
Jackson Hole, right! Lots of other celebrities own homes in Jackson Hole. It’s very, very chic.
Enzi is a perfectly fine conservative. No one said he’s perfect. Please DO show me the perfect elected conservative. Frankly, I’d rather see Enzi in the Senate for WY and Cheney in the Senate for VA.
How does Liz stand on amnesty? That will tell me all I need to know.
True, but she's not fooling anyone. Well, almost anyone.
Isn’t WY were her dad lives?
The neocon Cheneys deserve no slack at all.
Well, her daddy who was living/working/voting in TX ran back to WY to change his voting registration when he decided he’d be a good running mate for “W,” didn’t he?
It’s a free country, and those wealthy enough to have homes in several states can decide which is their legal residence. Despite her WY roots, tho, this does make Ms. Cheney seem like a carpetbagger taking advantage of that strongly R state.
He didn't have a choice in that one, not unless they were willing to forego all of the Texas electoral votes.
Rand is quickly getting on my nerves with his snarkiness about Ms. Cheney. I guess he doesn’t want to share the spotlight on the right hand side of the stage.
It’s the first of many proxy battles between the neo-con Cheney wing of the GOPe and the upstart (small l) libertarian neo-Paulian challengers.
The point is that voting registrations can be quite fluid, depending on what works into one’s political convenience. I don’t want to get into attacking Liz Cheney but I really don’t like what she’s doing here. It reeks of opportunism, taking advantage of family connections without having a really strong personal connection from having lived in and been part of the state herself within recent memory. Has she ever lived in WY as an adult?
Here is a VIDEO that shows how much ol'Dick thought about the people of Wyoming. It features Cheney and his good pal David Rockefeller laughing it up about how Dick kept his Directorship of the America destroying Council on Foreign Relations secret from his rube constituents.
Other than the past few months? No. In fact I don't think she ever lived in Wyoming as a child.
Crosby, Nash & Young? (Stills was being punished off in the corner)
Cheney is involved in a prgram “Keep America Safe” with Bill Kristol - RED FLAG
Cheney was involved in setting policy in Iraq under Bush II - RED FLAG
Enzi appears to have good solid conservative credentials and supports the Second Amendment Strongly.
Why they hell should any conservative support another damn Bushite??????????????
“... I don’t think she ever lived in Wyoming as a child.
I wouldn’t be surprised. The children of government officials tend to be raised in the DC Metro area. Dick Cheney was in government service for decades. I believe Liz went to McLean H.S. in VA. That’s fine. But by now she’s a Virginian, not a Wyomingian(?), and should run in VA.
Of course, I think McAuliffe should go back to NY and run for governor there instead of in VA.
It's good for the GOPe to have some pressure put on them, even if this is not the best example.
Maybe she should run in SC.
I wonder where Sarah Palin will come down on this race, or whether she will comment at all.
No. No no. I loved Cheney as VP, but this nepotism, these political dynasties HAS TOO STOP. We’ve become the late Roman Republic where only a handful of Patrician families could become Consul.
No more Bushes, Doles, Kennedys, Coumos, Clintons, etc etc etc.
The more Rand Paul speaks lately, the more I dislike him. He’s starting to believe his own press clippings.
You’re not comparing conservative, reliably red WY with its barely half million peeps to liberal, deep blue NYS with a population of 19+ million?? New York’s (+) equals the entire population of WY.
NY has been represented by carpetbaggers for a long, long time (think RFK waaaaaaaaaaay before Hillary!)
I watched the video. Interesting asserions, though I didn’t see Mr. Cheney specifically call his WY constituents rubes. You could say he inferred it, maybe. But he didn’t say it.
Anyway, thanks for the vid.