WHITON: If voters believed Trump is an evil ‘Orange Jesus,’ they wouldn’t have fired Liz Cheney

CHRISTIAN WHITON: You STILL don’t get it, Liz! If voters really believed Trump is an evil ‘Orange Jesus’ they wouldn’t have fired you

Christian Whiton is a former senior advisor in the Trump and George W. Bush administrations.

After suffering a humiliating defeat, outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney is carving out a second career as commander-in-chief of the Trump derangement and hysteria division of the Washington establishment.

Speaking to her fellow globalists at a DC convention on Monday, Cheney claimed that a fellow GOPer had secretly confided to her that Republicans grudgingly did the bidding of ‘the Orange Jesus,’ President Donald Trump, when they agreed to object to the 2020 election results.

Cheney then went on to claim Trump and even his supporters are a threat to the Constitutional Republic.

America’s ‘freedom…only survives if we recognize threats when they arise. And today, we are facing such a threat. It’s a threat we have never faced before – it’s a former president who is attempting to unravel our Constitutional Republic.’

‘Bit by bit, excuse by excuse, we’re putting Donald Trump above the law. We are rendering indefensible conduct normal, legal, and appropriate — as though he were a king,’ she preached.

Outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney is carving out a second career as commander-in-chief of the Trump derangement and hysteria division of the Washington establishment

Outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney is carving out a second career as commander-in-chief of the Trump derangement and hysteria division of the Washington establishment

If only she would shut up already.

Cheney’s claims are so ludicrous and detached from fact, one must wonder if she really believes her own propaganda.

First of all, with RealClearPolitics averaging President Joe Biden’s approval at just 42% — almost as low as the Democrat-run Congress — the only ones with an incentive to steal anything will be Democrats.

Second, if voters agreed with Cheney’s contention that Trump is an evil influence, they wouldn’t have fired Cheney and her small band of anti-Trump contemporaries in the GOP.

Few deny that Trump is a divisive force in American politics, or that the scenes of the January 6 riots were tragic, or that Trump has been bonkers at times in his challenges to the integrity of the 2020 vote. 

But Republican voters simply don’t buy the claim that Trump or those who support the movement that he built are trying to take down democracy.

In fact, many voters think reformist Republicans are trying to make government more accountable to what the people actually want, hardly an anti-democratic sentiment.

While Trump’s supporters may see him as some kind of ‘Orange Jesus,’ his detractors see him as Orange Satan. And it’s hard to use facts to argue against someone’s religion.

If one looks at the timeline of Trump’s rise and fall, it’s clear that what truly made Cheney and her allies so deranged and hysterical about the man was not the methods he used to try and hold onto the presidency, but his successes in office and the message he used to get there in the first place.

Trump built a new winning coalition by opposing the globalist mono-party in Washington that Cheney embodies.

Again, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, architect of the prolonged Iraq War, won’t be on the ballot in November.

Specifically, Trump replaced globalism with patriotic nationalism.

Voters saw that so-called ‘free trade agreements’ often meant exporting our manufacturing to countries like China that don’t play by the rules.

While Trump¿s supporters may see him as some kind of ¿Orange Jesus,¿ his detractors see him as Orange Satan. And it¿s hard to use facts to argue against someone¿s religion

While Trump’s supporters may see him as some kind of ‘Orange Jesus,’ his detractors see him as Orange Satan. And it’s hard to use facts to argue against someone’s religion 

Voters saw that policies benefitting Wall Street and Big Tech were hurting the less fancy towns across America, which faced decay, crime, addiction, and rising suicides.

Voters saw that our national security establishment was great at harassing Americans trying to take a domestic flight, but terrible at winning foreign wars or even defining victory.

They saw that Washington spent hundreds of billions of dollars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and still somehow managed to decrease American prestige and power.

Trump recognized all of this and sided with Middle America against the permanent Washington professional and the coastal elite.

He also refused to allow the progressive media to set the rules of debate or decide what topics were off limits.

Republican politicians like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a crop of other officeholders and aspirants have adopted the best of the Trump.

That is what truly drives Cheney nuts.

Trump undermined the pillars of the corporate Republicanism she fundamentally believes, playing nice with the media, Wall Street and Big Tech in the hope of an occasional table scrap.

He would not go along with the charade of pumping economic growth through phony free trade deals and neo-imperialism rather than domestic free market reforms.

Trump defeated all of this.

Even more galling to Cheney: he changed the right by showing this new path to success.

The New Right he created will long outlast its architect.

But Cheney and the other NeverTrumpers fight on — today against Trump, tomorrow against whoever seems disinclined to return to the failures of the Bush-Romney era.

There will always be a cottage industry for anti-Republican ‘Republicans,’ which is Cheney’s play since she is soon gone from Congress. She is honing her skills to be a MSNBC contributor or the like.

Even though 70% of Wyoming Republican voters decided she should not represent them, it seems like the Washington swamp will always have a Cheney.

The best people come and go from Washington, but the swampiest of the swamp critters never leave.

Liz Cheney is the perfect example of that.

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