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  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • Editorial board: Enzi, now is your time (Mike, please go back to voting with the democrats!)

    01/13/2014 5:53:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    trib.com ^ | 1/12/14
    It’s over. Well almost, anyway — all over but for the voting in the election for Wyoming’s incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, up for a vote to give him another six years in the U.S. Senate. Liz Cheney, his competitor in the GOP primary for his job, dropped her campaign last week, citing serious health issues in her family. There’s no other serious candidate. And any as-yet-unnamed Democrat candidate would face a huge uphill battle in this deeply Republican state. Enzi knows it. His fellow senators know it. Just watch the back slaps and high fives they gave him on the...
  • Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid, citing family health issues

    01/07/2014 2:11:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/6/14 | Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan
    Five months after shaking Wyoming Republican politics by launching an audacious bid to unseat the state’s senior senator, Liz Cheney on Monday called an abrupt end to her chaotic campaign, citing unspecified “serious health issues” that have arisen in her family. The announcement by the ­eldest daughter of former vice president Richard B. Cheney caught her fellow Republicans by surprise, just as her decision to enter the race had in July.
  • Tea Party debacle implodes: Liz Cheney quits Senate race

    01/06/2014 12:58:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Yes, nepotism, carpetbagging and cruelty to her sister hurt -- but Cheney’s troubles show a movement near its end. OK, Liz Cheney was a carpetbagger from Virginia who had little to sell in Wyoming besides her father’s connections. Still, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter was not nearly as ludicrous a Senate candidate as Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, or Joe Miller of Alaska, or Sharron Angle of Nevada, or Joe Buck of Colorado, or … well, you get the point – all of whom won their 2010 Tea Party primaries against respectable conservative mainstream Republicans. That was 2010. On Sunday the...
  • All in the (political) family

    11/15/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/2013 | Jessica Taylor
    A Bush, a Cheney, and a Carter will be on the ballot next year, but this is no ’80s flashback or stroll down memory lane. In the 2014 midterm races, the children and grandchildren of former presidents and a vice president are all trying to make their own political names. The latest addition to a growing list is Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he’s running for governor of Georgia. The Democratic state senator will try to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Jason Carter Meanwhile, Liz Cheney – the daughter of former Vice...
  • Our View: Enzi/Cheney race should give voters some clear choices

    07/28/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Laramie Boomerang ^ | July 28, 2013 | Editorial
    U. S. Senator Mike Enzi has served Wyoming well. He is likable and effective in working with both Republicans and Democrats in our nation’s capital. But competition in politics can often bring out the best in candidates. And that’s why we welcome the news that Liz Cheney will be challenging Enzi in Wyoming’s Republican Primary. Quite simply, the political process works better when there is a competition between able people presenting forceful arguments. Voters deserve a real choice. We consider unopposed races to be detrimental to the entire process.
  • Dick Cheney calls tea party a boon to GOP

    10/21/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Countering many of his Republican colleagues, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday the tea party is actually a positive movement for the GOP. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of ferment and turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat...
  • Dick Cheney: Tea party ‘positive’ for GOP

    10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2013 | Tal Kopan
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party. “I think they raised issues that an awful lot of Americans care about,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Today” show. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party. I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Cheney, who has a new book coming out about struggles with his heart...
  • The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

    11/02/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 122 replies
    he Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be. ..... Other Wyoming politicos who’ve tried to stay above the fray have found themselves drawn into the feud, notably Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator known for his crotchety demeanor. The Cheneys and the Simpsons were at a charity gala in Cody, Wyoming, when Lynne Cheney—Liz’s mother, Dick’s wife, and a writer of racy novels—allegedly approached Simpson and told him to “shut your mouth.” Simpson’s daughter-in-law posted about the incident on her Facebook page, and the...
  • Liz Cheney quitting US Senate bid

    01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    msn.com ^ | 01/06/2014 | Donna Cassata
    Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is ending her bid to run for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat, citing health issues in her family. WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited "serious health issues" that "have recently arisen in our family" as the reason for her decision. But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage....
  • Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

    11/18/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    They were the towheaded sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling, as their father rose through Wyoming and then Washington politics to become one of the most powerful men in the country. “We were as close as sisters can be,” recalled Mary Cheney of her relationship with her older sister, Liz. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children.
  • Liz Cheney slams new poll showing huge Mike Enzi lead in Wyoming U.S. Senate race

    11/14/2013 4:33:48 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 19 replies
    The results of a new poll paid for by a super PAC supporting Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi weren’t surprising.Pollster Bob Wickers reported that of 400 likely 2014 Republican primary voters, 69 percent supported Enzi over Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who is trying to oust the three-term incumbent.The results showed Cheney only had 17 percent of support from those polled.Wickers has long-standing ties to Wyoming. He worked for state Treasurer Mark Gordon’s 2008 congressional campaign and state legislator Colin Simpson’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.The Cheney camp called it a phony poll conducted by a “well-known pay-for-say”...
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

    01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King
    New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart 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 late Sunday. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • Liz Cheney Dropping Out of Primary

    01/05/2014 8:40:51 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 170 replies
    CNN Email
    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.
  • Dick Cheney “surprised” at public family feud

    12/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was “surprised” that his daughter Mary, who is a lesbian, publicly attacked her sister Liz on Facebook over her views on same-sex marriage. “We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn’t happened,” Cheney said Tuesday during an event at the National Press Club to promote his new book. “It’s always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that’s our preference.” Cheney declined to address the subject further, telling the moderator, “don’t waste your time.” The Cheney sisters’ very public feud...
  • Mary Cheney, Liz Cheney and Left-Wing Hate

    11/26/2013 12:16:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/26/2013 | Dennis Prager
    There are individual haters on the right and individual haters on the left. But there is no large-scale hatred in the United States of America today that compares with the hatred of the left for the right. Whereas the right regards the left as wrong -- even destructively wrong -- the left regards all those on the right as evil. Sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted -- these are typical descriptions of the right made by the most respected names on the left. This hatred is what enabled MSNBC's Martin Bashir to broadcast -- reading from a teleprompter, meaning...
  • Dick Cheney 'Pained' by Public Flap, Sides With Daughter Liz

    11/19/2013 5:23:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/19/2013 | Cathy Burke
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney took the side of his U.S. Senate candidate daughter Liz in her high-profile spat over gay marriage with lesbian sister Mary, saying Monday that he was "pained" that the family dispute had become so public, Politico reported. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, issued a statement noting that the gay-rights issue was one "we have dealt with privately for many years." "[We] are pained to see it become public," the parents wrote. "Since it has, one thing should be clear. Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage." The parents said Liz Cheney "has...
  • Video: Liz Cheney endorses traditional marriage, sparking war of words with gay sister

    11/18/2013 9:49:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m tempted to call this a clever Cheney family ploy to burnish Liz’s conservative credentials ahead of her primary against Mike Enzi, except … Enzi’s opposed to gay marriage too. It may help her pass a tea-party litmus test but it doesn’t actually gain her anything against the incumbent. On the contrary, all the attention to this subject is likely to remind Wyoming conservatives not only that the Cheney family is notably pro-gay among Republican royalty — Dick Cheney’s other daughter is herself married to a woman — but that Liz herself was widely assumed to be pro-SSM based on...
  • GOP Establishment Lost All Credibility In Fiscal Fight

    10/18/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/13 | Mike Flynn
    To fully understand the state of play in the Republican party, look no further than Sens. Mike Enzi (WY) and Pat Roberts (KS). Both are reliable, mainstream conservatives, yet neither have a record of seeking a fight or standing on principle. Think Orrin Hatch, without the tab-collars. Both, however, stood with Ted Cruz in the fight over ObamaCare. Not coincidentally, both face serious primary challengers. Sen. Mike Enzi is being challenged by Liz Cheney, who criticizes his "go-along-to-get-along" approach to government. Sen. Pat Roberts, who helped guide HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius through the nomination process, is being challenged by doctor,...
  • Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’

    06/16/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’ By Patrick Brennan June 16, 2013 10:23 AM Dick Cheney said this morning that “it’s good” the executive branch is still running counterterrorism surveillance operations, but he’s unhappy with how the president has talked about them and defended them. The president “ought to be able to say this is a righteous program,” Cheney said, but President Obama instead has run the program while claiming — most prominently in his speech at the National Defense University recently – that the War on Terror is coming to an end....
  • Senate primary challengers target GOP incumbents on Syria strikes

    09/08/2013 5:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/8/2013
    Republican Senate primary challengers are looking to use Syria as wedge to gain traction in their bids to unseat GOP incumbents. [WATCH VIDEO] Against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), nearly every primary challenger has come out early and loud in opposition to military engagement in Syria. And nearly every senator facing a contested primary — aside from Graham, who has expressed support — is still undecided, a week after President Obama said he’d go to Congress for approval. The vote is one that could provide some much-needed...
  • Sister says Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage 'dead wrong'

    09/01/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/31/2013 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney who married her long-time partner Heather Poe last year, chastised her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage in a posting on Facebook. Liz Cheney, who is seeking a Senate seat in Wyoming, said on Friday that she was "not pro-gay marriage." "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Times. "Freedom means freedom for everyone," she wrote, repeating a phrase...
  • Mary Cheney: My Sister ‘Is Dead Wrong’ on Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and sister to Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, severely denounced her sister’s statement on gay marriage, posting on her Facebook page that marriage was “not something to be decided by a show of hands.” “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Cheney wrote. “Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.” Mary Cheney encouraged her Facebook friends to share the...
  • Liz Cheney: ‘I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage’

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” declared Cheney in a campaign statement. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her father’s) Mike Enzi was “distorting her...
  • Senator Cruz may have to wait eight months to stop being Canadian

    08/20/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8 20 13 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who says he recently discovered he is likely a Canadian, must win security clearance from Canada's spy agency, fill out a four-page form and then wait up to eight months to sever his ties to America's northern neighbor. Cruz, a Texas Republican who has fueled speculation that he may run for president in 2016, was born in Canada, which automatically makes him a citizen. On Monday he offered to renounce that citizenship. ... People giving up Canadian citizenship must prove they are or will become a citizen of another country, do not live in...
  • Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi dismisses Liz Cheney demand on Obamacare subsidy

    08/15/2013 7:22:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    trib.com ^ | 8/14/13 | Kyle Roernick
    Liz Cheney on Wednesday asked Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi to reimburse the U.S. Treasury if he accepts federal subsidies as part of his congressional health care plan offered through an exchange, as set up under recent health care reforms sometimes called Obamacare. In a Wednesday interview, Enzi answers Cheney’s request by saying he’s been trying to defund and dismantle Obamacare since 2009 and will continue to do so. It was the second consecutive day Cheney used Obamacare as campaign fodder against her opponent and fellow Republican in the 2014 Senate race. Cheney spurred her series of attacks Tuesday after the...
  • Why Liz Cheney Would Drag Wyoming—And The Senate—To The Left

    08/10/2013 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 53 replies
    TPM | 7/18/2013 | Brian Beutler
    The way D.C. political operatives are reacting to the news that Liz Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Wyoming GOP primary, you’d think the Republican Party had another Sharron Angle on their hands — someone so much more conservative and rhetorically unrestrained than the incumbent or establishment candidate that she wins the primary only to lose a winnable general election race by a wide margin.Well, Cheney is famously unrestrained. But that’s about where the similarities end. Wyoming is so deep red that the winner of the GOP primary will sail through the general, no matter who it is....
  • Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Mike Enzi unlikely to win primary, according to National Journal

    08/08/2013 6:02:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/7/13 | Leslie Larson
    Some of the GOP's most senior senators made it on the National Journal's list of "Top 10 lawmakers who could lose a primary next year." Minority leader Mitch McConnell, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi have been officially marked as "in danger" by the website, along with Idaho Republican Rep Mike Simpson and Democrat Brian Schatz from Hawaii. McConnell, the 71-year-old Senate stalwart who entered the chamber in 1985, faces tea partier Matt Bevin in the primary, with Alison Lundergan Grimes running as a Democrat. His campaign manager Jesse Benton has boasted "there is absolutely no risk...
  • There Are No Indispensable Men

    07/17/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 7-16-2013 | Erick Erickson
    There are no indispensable men, but go to Washington and everyone treats everyone else as indispensable. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been in the United States Congress since 1985. In that time the national debt has grown from $1,823,103,000,000.00 to $16,066,241,407,385.89. In that time the GOP went from being the part of small government to the party of slightly smaller than the Democrats. No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the General Motors bailout, and so much more happened on their watch. But they remain and voters who vote party and not person keep supporting them. But they...
  • Fishing License Becomes Issue for Liz Cheney in Wyoming Senate Race

    08/07/2013 7:39:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 180 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6 2013 | Richard L. Berke
    It sounds like a small-bore infraction: Liz Cheney, a United States Senate candidate in Wyoming, bought a state fishing license last summer even though she had not lived in the state for a year, as required. But the matter has inflamed her critics in the state, who have already labeled her an interloper and taken issue with her challenge to Senator Michael B. Enzi in next year’s Republican primary. Mr. Enzi is a popular three-term incumbent who is as conservative as Ms. Cheney. “It’s a serious misstep,” said Liz Brimmer, a Republican strategist in Wyoming and former chief of staff...
  • Who's Your Daddy?

    08/04/2013 12:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    It would be silly to make Caroline Kennedy the White House science adviser: She's not a scientist. It would be silly to name her fire commissioner of New York City: She has no background in public safety. The standards are different in other fields. Kennedy has no previous known interest in Japan, Asia or international relations and is not a diplomat. But Barack Obama has chosen her to be the next ambassador to Japan. Liz Cheney, likewise, is not inhibited by anything she lacks. She went to high school in northern Virginia, college in Colorado and law school in Chicago,...
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/27/2013 3:00:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17 2013 | David Mark
    There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in 2009, in an interview with MSNBC, of all places. At that was a time when the notion of same-sex marriage had considerably less support.
  • Olympia Snowe: Liz Cheney challenge to Mike Enzi ‘unfortunate’

    07/23/2013 5:52:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Burgess Everett
    Liz Cheney has not made a case for her challenge to Mike Enzi in a Wyoming Republican primary next year, former Sen. Olympia Snowe told POLITICO. The Maine Republican senator said the decision by Cheney to take on the genial third-term senator is “unfortunate,” given that Enzi travels home often and reflects his constituents’ conservative beliefs while also working “to do the right thing for the right reasons” legislatively. “There is no reason to challenge him. What is the basis? That he’s not working hard enough? He’s working very hard,” Snowe said. “That he’s not conservative enough? I think it’s...
  • Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26

    07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to Cheney than the numbers from Conservative Intelligence Briefing last week. Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ with...
  • Rush Limbaugh lines up with Liz Cheney

    07/22/2013 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 106 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/13 | HADAS GOLD
    Rush Limbaugh praised Liz Cheney on Monday while interviewing her on his radio show, calling her a Republican royal and one of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s “greatest contributions” to the country. “After all the great things Dick Cheney has done for our country over his long brilliant career, Liz Cheney might turn out to be one of his biggest contributions of all,” Limbaugh said. While interviewing Liz Cheney on his radio show, Limbaugh called her announcement to run against GOP Sen. Mike Enzi in a Wyoming primary as “momentous” and said the country needs more people like her. “People...
  • McCain: I endorse Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney

    07/22/2013 4:41:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 147 replies
    hotair ^ | July 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Yet another reason to find the Enzi/Cheney race fascinating. Tough call here for Maverick. Does he strike a blow for incumbency by backing his pal Mike, even though it means siding with “wacko bird” nemesis, Rand Paul? Or does he strike a blow for interventionism by endorsing the tea-party favorite Cheney? Here’s the answer, via the Corner. McCain endorsing anyone named “Cheney” at this point was a long shot, incumbent opponent or no. He’s been at odds with Dick sporadically for at least 10 years, dating back to the Bush tax cuts, then to the debate over enhanced interrogation, and...
  • Enzi Crushing Cheney in Latest Poll out of Wyoming

    07/21/2013 2:13:24 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    In the latest poll out regarding the Wyoming GOP primary for senate, incumbent Senator Mike Enzi holds a strong lead over challenger Liz Cheney. After announcing she would run for the Republican nomination in the 2014 Wyoming senate race, many Republicans had opinions of the choice. But in the latest poll out of Wyoming, Mike Enzi leads the former VP’s daughter by over 30 points. If the race were held today 55 percent said they would support Senator Enzi, whereas only 21 percent support Cheney’s efforts. Just over three-quarters of the state’s voters view Enzi favorably, compared with just 6...
  • Karl Rove won’t get involved in Wyoming Cheney-Enzi fight

    07/20/2013 3:39:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/13 | Jeff Poor
    Former Bush strategist Karl Rove says he’s staying out of Wyoming’s Republican U.S. Senate primary between incumbent Mike Enzi and newly-announced challenger Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. “Liz is a friend of mine,” Rove told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “I also respect Sen. Enzi. This is going to be up to the people of Wyoming. They don’t need a Texan coming in there, and I grew up in the mountain west and you and I both know — particularly in the Rocky Mountain states and small states like Wyoming — they know everybody...
  • Cheney vs. Paul-Liz Cheney’s bid for the Senate is widening the GOP’s foreign policy rifts.

    07/19/2013 11:54:01 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Weigel
    Near the end of March 2010, as Republicans outside Kentucky realized that Rand Paul might actually become a senator, Paul’s opponent received an unexpected and important-looking endorsement. “I’m a lifelong conservative, and I can tell the real thing when I see it,” announced Dick Cheney. “I have looked at the records of both candidates in the race, and it is clear to me that Trey Grayson is right on the issues that matter—both on fiscal responsibility and on national security.” Paul’s campaign was half-unsurprised, half-amused. They’d seen this coming a week before, when former Cheney policy adviser Cesar Conda emailed...
  • Mika Muses: Did Liz Cheney Ask Rollins to Call Her 'Bored Housewife' As A Favor?

    07/19/2013 4:34:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trying to decide which is the bigger story here: 1. Mika Brzezinski speculating that Liz Cheney asked Ed Rollins, as a favor, to call her a "bored housewife"; or 2. Joe Scarborough saying that whenever he imitates Zbigniew Brzezinski's accent, Brzezinski beefs that he's making him "sound like a rabbi." You be the judge. Both happened on today's Morning Joe. Liz Cheney has taken some heat for suggesting that sitting Republican Senator Enzi is old and confused. Mika seemed to be suggesting that having Rollins take a sexist shot at her would instantly transform Cheney from aggressor into victim. There...
  • Enzi says he is confident amid Cheney challenge (Video at link)

    07/18/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    AP via UT-San Diego ^ | July 18, 2013 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said Thursday he will continue to do what he believes is right, even if it's not popular, as he faces a Republican primary challenge from Liz Cheney. Enzi has kept a low profile since the daughter of the former vice president announced her campaign Tuesday. In a news release Thursday, Enzi said many people have been calling and emailing to offer their support. He said his focus remains on the job he was elected to do. "When the time comes, I am confident the people of Wyoming will vote for my results, dedication,...
  • Liz Cheney: No more ‘go along to get along’

    07/18/2013 3:32:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1(8 | Byron York
    Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter and Washington political figure who is challenging incumbent Mike Enzi for a Senate seat from her home state of Wyoming, met with reporters Wednesday for the first time as a candidate. She gave several hints about her plan to convince voters that Enzi does not deserve a shot at a fourth term in the Senate. “I’m running because I believe it is necessary for a new generation of leaders to step up to the plate,” said Cheney, appearing at a hotel in Casper. “I’m running because I know as a mother and as...
  • Rand Paul to Mike Enzi: ‘I’ll do anything I can’ (To help defeat Liz Cheney)

    07/18/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/18/2013 | Hadas Gold
    Rand Paul is formally endorsing Sen. Mike Enzi as he faces Liz Cheney in a Wyoming GOP primary next year, Paul told POLITICO in an interview Wednesday. “I’ve told him I’ll do anything I can to help him,” the Kentucky GOP senator said. “In fact, somebody asked me today if they could use my name, and I said I’d be happy to sign on and do a fundraiser for him.” Paul said he isn’t sure why Cheney decided to challenge Enzi, but said she might end up picking up some grudges for doing so. “I don’t think it probably will...
  • Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney

    07/16/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/11/13 | Alexander Burns
    Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney Paul said he considers his colleague 'a good conservative.' | AP Photo By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/11/13 11:44 AM EDT If Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi ends up facing a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, he might be able to count on some help from one of his highest-profile conservative colleagues. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told POLITICO Thursday that he considers Enzi “a good conservative,” and said he wasn’t familiar with Cheney’s interest in running against the incumbent Republican. “I don’t know much about her or her politics, really,” Paul...
  • Sen. Mike Enzi: I’m not too old

    07/17/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he’s not “too old” to serve, challenging comments that newly announced competitor Liz Cheney would be a younger, fresher face for conservatives. “I’m absolutely not too old to be senator. I’m the median age,” the Wyoming Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I’m in really good health, I’m on the committees that I want to be on. I have seniority, which is really trust that you develop.” Enzi said Wyoming voters will stick with him through a primary and emphasized that his constituents won’t be convinced with money - of which Cheney has a lot....
  • Who is Mike Enzi? (Politico begins it's protect the more moderate candidate campaign)

    07/17/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Rebecca Elliot
    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has kept one of the lowest profiles of any U.S. senator, rarely seen on cable news shows or quoted in media coverage. That’s about to change, in a big way, after Liz Cheney’s announcement Tuesday that she’s challenging him next year in a GOP primary that promises to be one of the most talked about of the election cycle. Enzi, a three-term senator, expressed disappointment and feelings of betrayal over Cheney’s move. “I thought we were friends,” he said. Cheney, 46, has highlighted her youth as a potential advantage against Enzi. However, Enzi, 69, has maintained...
  • Rand Paul mocks Liz Cheney’s Senate bid ("I thought she was running in her home state of Virginia,”)

    07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/17/2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul mocked Liz Cheney’s 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 Wyoming’s 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...
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • Michael Steele: Liz Cheney run will be divisive (only conservatives are divisive dontcha know!)

    07/17/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Tal Kopan
    Michael Steele on Wednesday said Liz Cheney’s decision to challenge fellow Republican Sen. Mike Enzi for his Wyoming Senate seat will be disastrous and split the party. The former Republican National Committee chairman told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner that he thinks former Sen. Alan Simpson was right to call the situation a “disaster.” “I think he’s right, I think it’s going to open a lot of fissures in the party. I think this is an insurgent move by Cheney,” Steele said Wednesday on “Now with Alex Wagner.” Steele criticized Cheney’s comments that Enzi has compromised too much and “gone along to...