However, I believe that both BDS and TDS are merely two instances of the same malady – General Loathing Of Accomplished Thinkers (GLOAT). GLOAT is not about the target of the hatred at all. It is a manifestation of the emotional defects and inherent insecurities of the person afflicted. They have surrendered their rationale selves to their emotional selves – they are all id. They have sacrificed their intelligence for the satisfaction of their emotional impulses. They’re controlled by their hormones not their brains.
With her concession speech, Liz made it clear that she’s ready to fly out of flyover country and take her act national. She actually compared herself to Abraham Lincoln – comparing her primary loss to President Lincoln’s early losses. I can see how watching Joe Biden stumble around the Oval Office might make Liz think she’s qualified. The man has set a rather low bar. But, she doesn’t understand that just because both she and Lincoln lost an election does not put them in the same moral or intellectual league – any more than getting hit in the face puts Chris Rock and Mike Tyson in the same boxing league.
But Liz Cheney has now lifted the veil. She’s not some principled, well-intentioned conservative who loves the Republican Party but simply has a problem with one key member. She’s not merely an establishment candidate who has an issue with Trump and is fine with everyone else. Based on comments from an interview published yesterday, Liz Cheney has a problem with both Trump and the second-most popular Republican in the country.
Kevin Costner may be a good person, it’s hard to tell. He’s a decent actor and has been successful as a producer and director as well. Additionally, he comes across with a likable personality in his roles, so he obviously has talent. But why would we consider Mr. Costner to be more genuinely masculine than the next guy? Because he wears cowboy hats? Because he can act tough in front of a camera? If anything, for those reasons we should be even more skeptical of Costner.
Woodward too recited his lines perfectly when he stated that Pelosi’s committee “has written Donald Trump’s political epitaph.” That is, Woodward uncritically repeated the claim, already denied by secret service agents, that Trump “leaped from the back seat trying to grab the steering wheel.” Yes of course, and in 2018 Woodward, eager to do his bit for Hillary’s Trump-Russia collusion hoax, stated that “the investigative walls are closing in on Trump”.
My advice, then, is to take the televised January 6th hearings for the grand entertainment it’s intended to be. Enjoy the sob stories of the Capitol Police officers pretending to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Behold the terrible “threat to our Democracy” of the bare-chested interloper in a horned helmet chatting-up security guards in the Senate chamber.
McConnell should be rallying the GOP base, the collection of people that will actually vote in 2022 and drive the red wave, if it does still occur. Instead, he’s taking time to smear the most pro-Trump, deep red Republicans as violent insurrectionists and defending the RINOs that did seemingly everything in their power to bring about a GOP defeat in 2020.
Until now, that is. Whether to revive its popularity among disillusioned MAGA voters or because it’s actually furious with Cheney, the RNC’s resolutions committee voted on Thursday to censure Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. The vote to censure both was unanimous and was precipitated by the involvement of those two in the January 6th Committee, a leftist ploy to make Republicans look bad.
Cheney has been censured by the State party and disowned by about one-third of the state’s Republican County committees. That’s not a ringing endorsement, and it all adds some weight to the perception created by the straw poll. But Liz will have insider money, and you need more than just registered Republican to win an election these days.