You Mean Liz Cheney Is Still...a Republican?

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Photo credit: David Hume Kennerly - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Hume Kennerly - Getty Images

Wait a minute. What’s that I see? Is it the Liz Cheney bandwagon going over the cliff? Jonathan Swan of Axios was there at the brink to wave as the bandwagon plunged toward the rocks below.

“I think you have to look at the specifics of each one of those efforts. If you look at the Georgia laws, for example, there's been a lot that's been said nationally about the Georgia voter laws that turns out not to be true…Everybody should want a situation and a system where people who ought to be able to vote and have the right to vote can vote, and people who, you know, don't, shouldn’t.”

Glorioski, you mean Liz Cheney is still…a Republican? Whatever will we tell the cable bookers.

Swan doggedly tried to get Cheney to admit to what both of them—and anyone with the smallest peaks on their EEG—already know: that voter-suppression and the grand lie of voter fraud are now central to the Republican plan to win elections, and that this would be the case even if Donald Trump had gone off to join the Carthusians as a teenager. Of course, it is a strategy based on the long-ago decision by Republicans to attach themselves to institutional racism and the sad detritus of American apartheid. They have no intention of changing, nor do they believe they have any reason to do so.

In pursuit of that end, and despite the enormous clout Liz Cheney obviously swings within the GOP, a judge in Georgia has decided to open up Fulton County to an extended farce similar to that presently underway in Arizona. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The latest Georgia review cannot change the election results, which were certified months ago and have already been confirmed by multiple recounts. But the plaintiffs say an examination of ballots would get to the bottom of what they see as suspicious activity by election officials at State Farm Arena in November.

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler welcomed the review in a statement issued Friday. “Voter confidence in our election system is the bedrock of our republic,” said Loeffler, now chair of the voter registration group Greater Georgia Action. “Unfortunately, inconsistencies in Fulton County’s November 2020 absentee ballots cast serious doubt on voters’ faith in our elections.”

Seems to me that the voters in Fulton County had tremendous confidence in their election system in 2020. You don’t wait in line for hours if you don’t have confidence in the system. (And, not for nothing, but remember back in 2000, when the Republicans in Florida screamed like scalded cats that the Gore campaign was cherry-picking counties in which to demand recounts, even though that was the process that Florida law required? Yeah, that was cool.) So Loeffler, who was a uniquely useless time-server as a senator, is demanding a process that can have no substantive outcome, but that will virtue-signal to nervous white people that she’s doing all she can to keep them on top of the pile. Liz Cheney would understand.

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