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Liz Cheney Dropping Out of Primary
CNN Email

Posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:51 PM PST by BulletBobCo

First on CNN: Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN's John King.

Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an announcement about the race as early as Monday.


TOPICS: US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cheney2014; lizcheney; mikeenzi; wy2014; wyoming
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1 posted on 01/05/2014 8:40:51 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Well, that was pointless.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 8:44:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: BulletBobCo; icwhatudo; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

End of Cheney Circus ping 2!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 8:45:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: BulletBobCo

The County in Wyo. where Cheney established residency is the only one to have gone majority 0bama.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 8:45:14 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BulletBobCo
Quite apart from the merits of Liz Cheney vs. Mike Enzi, this is a setback for insurgent in the Republican Party trying to oust the establishment. In other words, not viewed as a conservative vs. liberal matrix but as an insurgent vs. establishment contest, it is a setback.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:31 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: BulletBobCo

Liz Cheney was early in her support for gay marriage and the homosexual agenda, including at the federal level and for the military.

She wanted DADT ended and rejoiced when it was, she was against DOMA, is against a constitutional amendment to save marriage, and supports gay marriage, and supports the State department move to the gay agenda.

After 46 years of life and politics, and being a member of the Romney campaign where she never expressed a pro-life belief, anywhere, she has also suddenly became “strongly pro-life”, just for this campaign.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 8:47:10 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: nathanbedford

This is a victory to stop the libertarian movement to an anti-social conservative GOP.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 8:48:24 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: BulletBobCo

Good, glad that’s over with. It always made more sense for her to run in Virginia.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 8:50:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Viennacon

Not if you wanted to keep a real Tea Party candidate out of the race.
She was no Tea Party Conservative.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 8:51:07 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: ansel12
I don't understand?


10 posted on 01/05/2014 8:52:24 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: BulletBobCo

CNN website confirming...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/05/politics/liz-cheney-senate-race


11 posted on 01/05/2014 8:53:35 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BulletBobCo

Never made sense for her to run for this particular office. Enzi is pretty conservative.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 8:54:12 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: nathanbedford

What are you talking about? Liz Cheney is Establishment. This is a setback for entitled Establishment DC aristocracy thinking they can step on home-grown candidates like Enzi.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 8:54:43 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Wyo. must have a Cruz like pol somewhere in the State. Enzi has been in DC long enough (like many others).


14 posted on 01/05/2014 8:57:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: WilliamIII
I along with Mark Levin supported Liz Cheney not out of conviction for her essential conservative nature but because the seat was being wasted. Enzi was a placeholder who, apart from blowing the whistle on Obamacare, wasted a valuable Senate seat. There was no need for a senator from Wyoming to go along with the establishment-the state was utterly safe for conservatives. Cheney at least promised to raise some hell.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 8:58:49 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: WilliamIII

Wrong. Both of them are Establishment Candidates.
Her brief entry was simply to scare off any real conservatives
from entering the race.
Another trick from a Rove.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 8:58:58 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: WilliamIII

Liz may be gone, but George P. stand solidly in TX!


17 posted on 01/05/2014 8:59:10 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: ansel12

Has anybody in the Cheney family served in the military? Just asking.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 8:59:53 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: nathanbedford

Levin supported Hatch too.
He regrets that decision greatly.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 9:00:01 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Theodore R.

Just what we need. Another Bush, then another Clinton, then another Bush, then another Clinton.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 9:01:46 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: nathanbedford

instead of going after a Democrat, she went after a Republican with a 90-plus conservative voting record. Total ego trip by an entitled aristocrat. Glad she was shamed out of the race before she diverted too much GOP campaign money from the effort to beat Democrat incumbents.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 9:02:19 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: nathanbedford
Quite apart from the merits of Liz Cheney vs. Mike Enzi, this is a setback for insurgent in the Republican Party trying to oust the establishment

Nonsense. I supported Enzi. CHENEY is the establishment, and a RINO at that.

22 posted on 01/05/2014 9:02:40 PM PST by montag813
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To: nathanbedford
I along with Mark Levin supported Liz Cheney

I love Mark Levin, but he was dead wrong with this endorsement, as he was (times 1000) with his insane Orrin Hatch endorsement, which he later regretted (but should have known better to begin with)

23 posted on 01/05/2014 9:04:28 PM PST by montag813
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To: WilliamIII

Linda Graham has about a 90% rating too. Do you want him back?


24 posted on 01/05/2014 9:05:04 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: nathanbedford

I think that Liz Cheney went to Wyoming to take a Senate seat where she could promote libertarian social liberalism in the GOP, while sounding tough and right wing (as she does to the unsuspecting), to serve the GOP rinos as a counterbalance to the tea party warrior Sarah Palin, and other truly conservative tea party women.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 9:05:18 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: tennmountainman

I really don’t understand how the names Bush and Cheney still carry cache with Republicans. When they left office we were in the biggest economic mess since the Great Depression, The Repubican Party in the 30s and 40s was smart enough not to keep nominating relatives of Herbert Hoover. Whey does today’s GOP want to nominate relatives of Bush and Cheney?


26 posted on 01/05/2014 9:05:55 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: nathanbedford

I do understand where you are coming from. I didn’t follow this ditz because I knew she would sell us out every chance she got.

Is it too late for someone that is level-headed to take her place?


27 posted on 01/05/2014 9:05:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Never made sense for her to run for this particular office. Enzi is pretty conservative.”

Me either. I am glad she is dropping out. Maybe down the road she will have her chance.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 9:06:00 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: tennmountainman
I did not support Hatch who was promising to repent and be conservative. However, the basis for supporting Cheney was not that she was manifestly more conservative than Enzi, but that she would at least shake things up. She would exploit a safe Senate seat against the status quo-at least that was her promise. Whether we accept her promise on face value or not, no such promise or realistic hope was forthcoming from Enzi.

Those of us who support reformation of the Republican Party need bomb throwers. We need Newt Gingrichs not Mike Enzis.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 9:06:02 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: tennmountainman

Graham has 90 percent?

Prove it. He’s tax and spend.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 9:07:13 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: BulletBobCo

Everyone has it wrong. This was not about a senate run, It was about me me me me ! We have not heard the last of this, but for now, it is just a joke.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 9:07:34 PM PST by Fungi
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To: DoughtyOne
Our choice was not Enzi, Cheney or some unknown third party, our choice was limited to Enzi or Cheney. I did not support Cheney on the basis of her conservative bona fides which were arguably more or arguably less than Senator Enzi's, but on her campaigning to shake things up.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 9:08:39 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

Agree.
But her entry probably scared other real conservatives from entering
the primary and her quitting has ensured Enzi will survive.


33 posted on 01/05/2014 9:10:50 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: BulletBobCo

Liz can now go back to being pro-gay


34 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:13 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: NVDave; MeganC

ping


35 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:24 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: nathanbedford

Once again, I get what you’re saying. The problem with these folks is that we trade off one Leftist idiot to get one Leftist idiot. Maybe I’m wrong. I just don’t think this woman would be in our camp on much.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 9:13:00 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: nathanbedford

Read post 6, she was too liberal, she is a Romney like fake, she did not mean well for the right.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 9:15:49 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: WilliamIII

I think that is about what his rating is.
The ratings are very misleading, though.
His vote for the coming Amnesty will not be reflected in his ratings,
as it is only one vote. The rating does not “weigh” the impact of a vote
on a major issue such as amnesty or bailouts, etc.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 9:15:59 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: nathanbedford; WilliamIII; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; Viennacon

She’d have “raised some hell” on behalf the party establishment. The only thing “wrong” with Enzi was that he was in the little princesses precious little way to the halls of power.

Levin backed her cause he’s in bed with the neocon Cheneys and company. It’s sad so many people treat his endorsement like the mark of Christ.

Now she quits to head off an embarrassingly large defeat because the good people of Wyoming aren’t as dumb as she thought they were. I say HAHA.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 9:16:09 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Fungi

I love the smell of RINO humiliation in the morning


40 posted on 01/05/2014 9:16:31 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: tennmountainman; DoughtyOne; ansel12
This is a setback for antiestablishment insurgents running against the likes of Mitch McConnell, Lamarr Alexander etc. because I suspect that the message is simply not getting out (that we need a shakeup) and the funding is simply not coming in (Karl Rove's death grip on finance is unshaken).

This bodes ill for the other Senate primary contests in this sense rather than in the sense of more conservative vs. less conservative, the point of my first reply.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 9:16:45 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Impy

It’s funny how Rove never denounced this challenge to an incumbent.


42 posted on 01/05/2014 9:19:17 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: nathanbedford

Could be.
I will vote for Carr against Alexander.
However, I have come to the conclusion that we have already passed
the point of return anyway. Amnesty will soon be passed and that will
be the final straw for tens of millions of conservatives supporting the GOP.
Can’t control what happens after that, but I will continue to “stock up”.
That is something I can control.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:02 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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RE :”She’d have “raised some hell” on behalf the party establishment. The only thing “wrong” with Enzi was that he was in the little princesses precious little way to the halls of power.
Levin backed her cause he’s in bed with the neocon Cheneys and company. It’s sad so many people treat his endorsement like the mark of Christ.”

Both neocons recently (since GWB) converted to the cause of liberty because they saw it as convenient.

No one knows what the Cheney's really believe in besides an aggressive military.

44 posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: nathanbedford

Read post 6, the 2008 member of the Romney campaign is “establishment”.

If she wanted to shake things up she should have run in Virginia, against a pro-abortion democrat ,not move out of state to defeat a social conservative republican.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 9:25:00 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12
How many times, beginning with my very first reply, do I have to make it explicitly clear that my judgment was not based on her conservatism?


46 posted on 01/05/2014 9:26:19 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Viennacon

“Well, that was pointless.”

Quite the fizzle fest.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 9:27:14 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Viennacon; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Really masterful job of the Cheney camp getting conservatives on the internet to believe that SHE was the “anti-establishment” choice (this is so laughable an idea that it’s akin to selling ice to eskimos) and that the guy that votes right 95% of the time “had to go”.

How unfortunate for them that Wyomingites weren’t so easy to fool.


48 posted on 01/05/2014 9:30:41 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nathanbedford

About as many times as I have to make it clear that it should be.

She is finished thank God. I had a creepy feeling that she has bad, long term intentions against conservatism, and wanted to become the rino version of Sarah Palin, and to try and emerge as the tough sounding, social liberal, female face of the GOP.


49 posted on 01/05/2014 9:34:01 PM PST by ansel12 ( Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Paladin2

which county?


50 posted on 01/05/2014 9:34:33 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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