At first blush Barnes is saying something we can all agree with. Yes, Liz Cheney is toxic to the base of support within the republican party; and yes, the GOP putting Cheney into a very visible position of leadership tells us something.
However, the visiblity of Liz Cheney is not because the GOPe are stupidly disconnected from their base, Liz Cheney is purposefully visible because the GOPe wants her there.
She is a feature not a flaw or mistake; and the GOP totally gets it.The Republican party believes the conservative voter base of the party is the problem, not the leadership.
Please accept that as an empirical fact or we will continue to have discussions that are misinterpretations of motive. From the mindset of the institutional Republican party YOU are the problem, not Liz Cheney.
When you finally accept that the RNC wing of the UniParty hates you, literally hates their base of voters, only then can you begin to break the cycle known as “Battered Conservative Syndrome.
”However, to break this toxic mindset we must stand firm against the abuser. THEY are the problem, not you. THEY work for you, not vice-versa.The GOP leadership is supposed to represent your priorities, not carry out their priorities while managing your angst.
We The People are being abused by them.Everything they are doing – they are doing because what they are doing is exactly what they want to do.The institutional republican leadership are not making mistakes. Accept who they are.
There seems to be a willful blindness on the part of the American people, a chosen refusal to acknowledge the implications of the unAmerican and unConstititional behaviors, actions and outcomes we are being served on a daily basis.
It can no longer be presumed to be a matter of “I can’t see what’s happening” because a whole lot of normal Americans really are clean and articulate.
“I can’t see it” just doesn’t cut it anymore.
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