In a recent video clip aired on CNN, former Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming insulted politicians and voters, claiming “We’re electing idiots.”
Her remarks, delivered during a speaking engagement at the 92NY event, garnered applause from the audience, highlighting a concerning trend in our political discourse.
Cheney and her deranged crew of Never Trumpers prioritize personal attacks over representing the concerns of constituents. That popular misstep, of course, ultimately led to Cheney’s downfall.
The INTENDED focus of Cheney’s rant -the need to elect honest individuals, free from partisan biases- could have been a good point. But her approach, as usual, failed to acknowledge the complexities and realities of today’s political landscape. By simplifying the issue to a matter of electing “serious people,” Cheney overlooks the actual desires of the base and the actual problems our elected officials will be faced with solving.
Her out-of-touch tone could be blamed on bitterness, though.
Cheney’s remarks come in the aftermath of her defeat in the 2022 midterm election primary against Harriet Hageman. Hageman, who received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, secured a resounding victory over Cheney by a margin of 37 points. This defeat was a consequence of Cheney’s repeated insults directed at her own base, as she shifted her focus from serving the interests of Wyoming constituents to becoming a relentlessly annoying and pathetic critic of President Trump.