Liz Cheney: The Fight Against Trumpism Is Only Beginning

Liz Cheney is stirring up a fuss and it really has nothing to do with Donald Trump, the “insurrection” or the 2022 midterms. The real issue here is that the Republican establishment has been repudiated by its own voters and has been demographically eclipsed within its own party.

Washington Post:

“Rep. Liz Cheney had been arguing for months that Republicans had to face the truth about former president Donald Trump — that he had lied about the 2020 election result and bore responsibility for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — when the Wyoming Republican sat down at a party retreat in April to listen to a polling briefing.

The refusal to accept reality, she realized, went much deeper.

When staff from the National Republican Congressional Committee rose to explain the party’s latest polling in core battleground districts, they left out a key finding about Trump’s weakness, declining to divulge the information even when directly questioned about Trump’s support by a member of Congress, according to two people familiar with what transpired. …”

CNN:

“(CNN) —  The movement to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in the House Republican leadership after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump shouldn’t come as a surprise. And the fact that her potential replacement could be the relatively moderate New York Rep. Elise Stefanik should be even less shocking.

The thing to remember about Republicanism these days is that it’s about loyalty to Trumpism – and Trumpism was never about conservatism. …

We already saw what voting to convict Trump in his first impeachment trial did to Utah Sen. Mitt Romney in his home state. While the state party did not vote to censure him, Romney does seem to be in trouble with Republicans at large in a state that has tended to have one of the most anti-Trump Republican bases. His approval rating in the 2020 CES among Utah Republicans stood at a mere 30% with a disapproval rating of 61%.

If Romney’s numbers are that bad in a place with plenty of Trump-resistant Republicans, just imagine how Republicans in a place like Wyoming.

Nationally, Cheney sported a mere 7% favorable rating with Republicans in a February Quinnipiac University poll. Though most were undecided, Republicans were split (25% to 22%) on who they wanted to have more of a role in the party going forward: Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene or Cheney. …”

Donald Trump isn’t the president anymore.

Why won’t this woman let the issue go and move on? Does that make any sense? It makes sense when you realize that these people have been reduced to a disaffected demographic rump in the party.

The “insurrection” was supposed to have discredited Trump and Trumpism. These people made their move and voted for impeachment out of the delusion that somehow the old Republican establishment would be ushered back into power with Trump out of the picture. They were sorely disappointed when it turned that the populist base of the party had only grown and had become even more radicalized.

In the 2012 election, PMCs were roughly equally distributed between the two parties. This was the last normal election of the sixth party system. The 2016 election ended in a catastrophic repudiation of mainstream conservatism and the Republican establishment. As we have explored at length, there used to be two big clusters of voters in the Republican Party (the suburban moderates and the social conservatives), but after the 2016 election there were now four big clusters. Donald Trump lured two big blocks of working class voters which used to be in the Center into the Republican Party.

Donald Trump is gone now, but his enduring legacy is that he resorted the electorate. He brought working class Democrats and Independents into the Republican Party while pushing out suburban establishment voters. PMCs have been reduced to a minority in the Republican Party which internally is much more working class than was the case 15 years ago. Working class voters of all races are more socially conservative and populist on economics. The bottom line is that the Republican electorate is composed of different people now who have different values and interests and who don’t care for True Conservatism. They don’t have any use for people like George W. Bush, Mitt Romney or Liz Cheney.

Liz Cheney and her ilk are incapable of accepting reality. They are a tiny little minority now. She might be incredibly privileged and officially part of Republican leadership, but she is hemmed in by political reality. She is establishment in name only now. The typical Trump voter has far more in common with us than Liz Cheney. She doesn’t have the juice to exercise any real power. The Republican Party has gone from a conservative coalition (2012) to a conservative-populist coalition (2016) to a conservative-populist coalition with an increasingly dominant populist wing (2021).

The party is galloping away from Liz Cheneyism. She is galloping away from the Republican base. She will be gone soon and will become just another embittered relic of the past like John Boehner.

Note: We will continue to monitor the situation and have a good laugh at the expense of the dying and flailing Republican establishment. Good riddance.

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13 Comments

  1. Something similar is happening to Labour in the UK. They have not realized that people in the North of UK, once their backbone are leaving the left because they’ve seen its just a racial headcount. Its wierd watching black anchor son BBC ask white male Labour spokesmen why his party is failing. Tory Party was much better adapting to things than the Republicans.

    • Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the modern Tory party the same as our old failing Cuckservative Republican party. Once the demographic change progresses, the Troy’s civ nat strategy will fail just like the GOP and the same collapse will occur.

      • We shall see. There’s a few differences with the system in a unicameral legislature/executive. Whote are very much in control as voters at the moment. Brexit was no fluke, it was a secession.

      • The unicameral legislature probably delays that day. Also, the devolution to Wales and Scotland also tends to empower the Celtic Fringe. The US states mean an agricultural hinterland is tethered to a metropolitan ghetto. That’s not quite how the UK does it. The Labour collapse in the by election suggests white demographics are in reasonable shape there.

        • Tories have picked up votes that should have gone to the BNP, Farage or a viable Scottish or Welsh nationalist party (Sturgeon’s pathetic woke multi-culti SNP is not viable), simply by not being as bad as Labor, and by getting Brexit done. They are the UK’s GOP, sadly.

  2. None of these people would survive in the modern business world. They think they are “smart”.

  3. The insurrection at the Capitol where the patriotTards dumb enough to go there in the first place at Blumpfs and controlled op grifters request. Quickly disavowed by Blumpf/Pence and then he gives a medal to the officer who shot Ashley Babbit. Now thats winning folks!

    These insurrectionists were so dangerous that half of them were just let in the main entrance by Capitol security…

  4. “The Fight Against Trumpism Is Only Beginning” Elizabeth Cheney

    If you substitute the word, ‘Trumpism’, with the word, ‘Confederate’, or, ‘America’, Madam, then we have no choice but to realize the truth of what you say.

    Because what is truly American is Confederate and what is Confederate is always against tyranny, and, if there be anything history tells us, tyrants in this land are never in short supply, nor those who want to support them.

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