Skip to comments.Why the Wyoming Senate race is like nothing you’ve seen before
Posted on 10/09/2013 1:14:44 PM PDT by cotton1706
The Wyoming Senate race may just be the most unique contest of the 2014 cycle.
It means nothing for control of the Senate. It means everything to the complex web of colliding Republican interests that have quickly turned it into one of the most spirited campaigns in the country.
Liz Cheney, shown in 2010. (Cliff Owen/AP) On the surface, the GOP primary contest between Sen. Mike Enzi and challenger Liz Cheney looks like a familiar tale: A Republican incumbent draws a primary opponent and a heated race ensues. Weve seen this story unfold in Utah, Indiana and Alaska the past two cycles.
But the Wyoming race doesnt fit the mold of the tea-party-challenger-vs.-incumbentperceived-as-moderate campaign. Enzi has a pretty conservative record that doesnt exactly beg for a challenge. And Cheney isnt the product of a tea party uprising.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a tea party favorite, backs Enzi. Cheney is the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, a fixture of the GOP establishment for decades. Like her father, Cheney holds hawkish views on foreign policy.
Sen. Mike Enzi R-Wyo) (Ben Neary / AP Photo)
No matter who wins, its pretty safe to say that Wyomings Senate seat will remain in GOP hands. Democrats wield little to no power in the ruby red state.
But that doesnt mean outside interests have not been eyeing the race.
On Sunday, a conservative super PAC called the American Principles Fund launched a TV ad casting Cheney as insufficiently conservative on gay marriage. The group is helmed by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Hucakbee.
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Enzi (WY) - 2014 - 78% (Average) - 73% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 77% (FreedomWorks)
That having been said, I don’t like Cheney either.
“I dont like Cheney either.”
And that’s the conundrum!
Is it a coincidence that Wyoming is one of the best governed most fiscally sound states in the union? I think not.
Dick Cheney always seemed reliably conservative to me. He and Rumsfeld were on the right side of Bush, with Powell and Rice on the left. Conservative and isolationist are not the same thing. Rand’s isolationism is very much a stock libertarian viewpoint and has nothing to do with conservatism in the foreign policy arena as exemplified by Ronald Reagan.
Romney team member Liz Cheney is in some ways more open about her liberalism, she has openly supported gay marriage for years, like Romney she has always been for homosexualizing the military, but she was so gay marriage the she opposed both DOMA AND a constitutional amendment to protect marriage.
She has refused to ever utter a pro-life position until for this campaign, in which she has gone total Romney and now proclaims a NEW Liz Cheney.
The homosexual agenda? Pro-abortion? No thanks.
Is it Barasso she is running against. Nuke that quisling.
I am supporting Senator Pat Roberts opponent for essentially the same reason.
Senator Roberts graduated from Kansas State University in 1958 and entered the Marine Corps. After getting out of the service, he became a journalist in Arizona. He then became an Admin Assistant to Congressman Sebelius of Western Kansas in 1969. Since that date, he has lived and worked in the Washington area making periodic visits to Kansas to kiss babies and pat the peasants on the head.
Yes, Congressman Sebelius is Kathleen Sebelius’ father in law.
when did Reagan start a war based on faulty intelligence, for which he had no exit strategy, nor plan to pay for it?
Nicely stated— thank you.
Supporting homosexualizing the military and the homosexual agenda in general shows a lack of understanding of all things conservative.
He can be on the right side of many issues or situations, but fundamentally he isn't so deeply conservative.
He and Rumsfeld are NeoCons while Powell and Rice are Realists.
GOP presidents usually appoint NeoCons to SecDef and Realists to SecState and NSA.
Dem presidents usually appoint Realists to SecDef and NSA and Liberal Interventionists to SecState.
“pour encourager les autres”?
Thx. Waiting for Barasso to get his.