Our dear friends in the Republican party are doing their best to prove that what’s good for one, isn’t always, good for the other, on a national scale. The Republican leader in the house and some of his membership are not getting along publicly. It seems that the dissenters are opposed to the violent overthrow of our government. What an unusual spot to draw a line in the sand.
Say what you will about the Republicans, and there’s a lot that can be said, they have always been unified in their message, no matter how crazy that message might be. The Republican party has always been like a party of lemmings. Once the head lemming starts heading for the cliff, all of the lemmings rush in that direction. While it’s true that some lemmings like to be first at the cliff’s edge, Ted Cruz, Gym Jordan, Little Marco and the current group of freshman like Georgia’s own Marjorie Taylor Greene, it has held true that dissent from the party line was not only dissuaded, but would be punished. The Republicans have always been unified in their message to the public.
Democrats on the other hand can be best described as like herding cats. Will Rogers famously said, “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” A party that is inclusive of a diverse group of peoples and philosophies is going to have trouble forming a message that everyone can get lockstep behind. It’s just the nature of people who are more comfortable thinking for themselves then being told what to think. Now the Republican leadership is getting push back from members who object to being told what they saw. It seems that at least ten Republican house members saw a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021. No amount of appeals to party unity has been able to get them to change their story.
Since the appeals didn’t work, threats and shunning are now being employed to get the wandering lemmings back into the pack. The fact that one of the wanderers is being threatened with the loss of her role in party leadership is indicative of how serious the Republicans are in trying to whitewash the events of January 6th.
Now the problem with lying in the digital age is that there are lots and lots of files out there that are evidence, like this video. The video gives us a true picture of how the members of congress, Republicans and Democrats felt about the threat. Sadly it only took a few hours before most of the Republican members of congress were able to deny “their lying eyes” and lock back into the “big lie” being told by the Republican party.
When is a lie too big to follow? Apparently the daughter of Darth Vader thinks the party that her family has shaped for decades is about to go past the point of no return. There are certain indiscretions that can be glossed over; like if Dick Cheney knew anybody at Halliburton prior to the Iraq invasion. Lies that are being told to prop up a deranged failed TV star seem too big a reach for Ms. Cheney. God love her.
Liz Cheney knows who to blame for the insurrection and seems to want to wind up on the right side of history and democracy. Let’s hope she’s as tough as her old man and that pressure from the Trump apologists don’t cause her to compromise her principles. Listening to the Republicans whine about the way they’re being treated in the press for attempting to overthrow democracy is laughable. Sort of.