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There are lots of differences between being a Senator and being a Congressman, but the biggest is that as a Congressman you simply do not matter. At least, not generally. Senators matter, with each of them having power to bring the entire chamber to a halt, at least for a while. In the House, only the Speaker really matters. If you aren’t the Speaker, there’s little you can do. Maybe that’s part of why Congresswoman Liz Cheney is so desperate to matter? Ignorance of this fact is certainly why left-wing groups have embraced her, in name at least.

“Liz Cheney is a key leader in our fight to bring Trump to justice for the January 6th Insurrection,” a fundraising email from the Democratic Strategy Institute begins. “But we have no idea how local Democrats feel about Cheney and her work on the January 6th Committee.” 

Why are they trying to raise money off Cheney? Honestly, it’s not because they love her, it’s because they’ll raise money off of anyone and anything they can. That they think they can raise money off her name is what’s telling.

The Cheney name has been one cursed by the left since 2000. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz’s father, has been denounced as everything from the devil to Darth Vader. The offspring of such a “monster” has been attacked as the same and worse because that’s where the left lives. Luke Skywalker she is not.

But one day, after a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, Liz Cheney became obsessed with aiding Democrats. Well, that probably wasn’t her motivation, just the end result. 

Now, this once “rising star” in the Republican Party is the only person in Congress making Adam Kinzinger seem masculine. 

In another fundraising email, the DSI admonishes their followers, saying, “WE TOLD YOU Donald Trump thought he could get away with the crimes he committed on January 6th.  WE TOLD YOU Liz Cheney committed to bringing him to justice as the head of the Jan. 6th Investigation Committee.  SO WE THOUGHT you’d help us give Liz Cheney the support she needs to see the investigation through.”

Are these left-wing groups really raising money to help reelect Liz Cheney? Well, they’re at least raising money pretending they’re going to. What will ultimately come of that money remains to be seen.

What’s amazing, however, is the fact that Liz Cheney is now a darling on the left. How far has she fallen if radically progressive groups think invoking her name is a way to get money out of the pockets of their base? 

They have lionized Cheney – it’s her against the entire “Trump Republican Party.” It’s kind of funny, actually, since Adam Kinzinger sold his soul for the same price to the same people, yet no one cares. It’s a testament to the power of the Cheney name, I guess.

The pitch continues, “We completely agree with Liz Cheney: Donald Trump must be thoroughly investigated for his role in inciting the violent Capitol insurrection on January 6th. But most of Cheney’s GOP colleagues are refusing the fact that Trump: Threatened state officials to RIG the 2020 election, DENIED the election results after it was called for Biden, And incited a DEADLY ATTACK on the Capitol to overturn the election! It’s more apparent than ever: the Republican Party is controlled by right-wing extremists who will defend Trump.”

In their typical fashion, these leftists write their fundraising emails like an illiterate 12-year-old girl. (The spelling, grammar, etc., are theirs.)

Still, the content is amazing. Five years ago, who would’ve thought any liberal organization would write, “We completely agree with Liz Cheney,” in any context whatsoever? That sentence was enough to get you excommunicated from the left until Donald Trump. And frankly, they can have her.

Liz Cheney is now a darling of the left and unwanted on the right. What’s sad is, thanks to the usual stupidity of so many in the Republican power structure, she will likely win reelection because there are so many Republicans running against her in the primary that they’ll split the vote to the point that her fading support in the state will be enough to drag her across the finish line. 

Whatever happens, Liz Cheney has damaged herself to the point that she’s a woman without a country. She’s one Member of the House who matters only in the eyes of the media. As was the case with the old Soviet Union, “useful idiots” eventually lost the “useful” part, and all that was left was an idiot. That’s Liz Cheney.

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter


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