A Tin Lizzie
The Tin Lizzie was a Ford Model T car that ushered in prefabricated manufacturing, thereby featuring profits over craftsmanship. Although for the first time, the middle-class had real dreams of affording an automobile, the Tin eventually went bye-bye because it bowed to modernization.
The current Tin Lizzie, Republican House member from Wyoming, Liz Cheney, dared step away from the manufactured Big Lie by the GOP that Trump, really won the election, although she voted 90 percent of the time with the former President to crush middle-class and human rights’ dreams: Tax cuts for the rich, consumer protections, labor rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental protection, etc.
Liz Cheney is now caught in the Twilight Zone, believing that her party still resides in a land of sane ‘sight and sound’ when they have entered into a mindless dimension of their own imagination.
The party she still claims her allegiance to has members willing to accept people who believe that foreign powers flipped electronic votes; espouses that John F. Kennedy Jr. is in hiding waiting to assume power as Trump’s VP when he returns to the presidency, and actor Tom Hanks is sharing his baby-under-glass, drizzled with adrenochrome sauce with Oprah for dinner. Rep. Cheney, whose politics I find personally repugnant, is trying to release her party from the lemming-like trance they have fallen into.
How many Republicans…
Well, the number of Republicans in Congress who truly believe this nonsense and those going along to get along are equally dangerous. The guy pumping gas on the corner or those in white collars giving this nonsense credence around the water cooler prove Cheney’s point about not keeping quiet about the ‘Big Lie’ that Trump won. Liz Cheney who was once the darling of the party and was even talked about as being a presidential candidate broke the cardinal rule of the new Republican party, ‘acknowledging and telling the truth.’
Yesterday on what was termed a hot mic moment, House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, denounced Cheney, “I’ve had it with her,” McCarthy told Fox Host Steve Doocy in what he thought was a private off-air conversation, “You know, I’ve lost confidence … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
Let me not mince words, I have no faith that McCarthy did not plan for his words to be made public. His so-called “hot mic” moment with Doocy fits into his past cowardly opportunism. Originally Kevin McCarthy said Trump has responsibility in the insurrection, only to change his stance once the wind blew. Rep. McCarthy had a moment of rationality and forgot to stick his wet finger in the air to gauge the Republican base’s response. I believe initially McCarthy saw the threat to liberty as dire and jumped to act appropriately, only to find himself on the wrong side of crazy and flipped like a pancake.
The Republicans were willing to drive their Tin Lizzie for as many miles as it would take them. Unfortunately, their response is to replace her with a jalopy—Elise Stefanik who if she were a car would be featured on 60 Minutes as a lemon.
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