Saturday, August 31, 2013

Liz Cheney: Vote for me, I am one mean, nasty witch, the perfect candidate to hold a Republican Senate seat in Wyoming

So Liz Cheney flatly declared on Friday that she is “not pro-gay marriage.”  This, in spite of the fact that her younger sister, Mary, is openly gay and recently married to her longtime partner. And also in spite of the fact that even her nasty old pop has supported same-sex marriage as far back as 2000

Apparently, being in a tight race for Senate seats in red states like Wyoming means proving your credentials for being more vicious and more heartless than your opponent. And you know what? I gotta give it to her, coming out and declaring you are completely against your own sister having the same rights you have when it comes to marriage and the protections that come with it, is a pretty damn good way to announce to everyone what a mean, heartless woman you are. If that is what appeals to Republicans these days (and we know for sure it is what appeals to the Republican primary voters), then I have lost all hope for the GOP.

I gotta agree with Steve Benen on this one:
Liz Cheney is running on a platform of opposition to her own sister's marriage -- and even her legal right to get married. I've heard of politicians who struggle with "family values," but this is remarkable.

Remarkable indeed. Let's all hope that Wyoming voters don't taint the United States Senate with this heartless, nasty woman. Having absolutely no problem using her own sister's rights to happiness and dignity as bargaining chips to win the race should be a huge red flag to sane Wyoming residents: if Liz has no problem throwing her own sister under the bus without even batting an eye, she sure as hell will not have a problem doing it to them as well.

Update: Just read this over at JMG's. Mary Cheney responds:

"For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage. Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families — regardless of how they look or how they are made — all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other. It’s not something to be decided by a show of hands. Please like and share if you agree." - Mary Cheney (above right), writing today on her Facebook page.

Mary Cheney shows a lot more class and compassion than her sister, but then maybe she didn't get that gene for ruthlessness that her sister and daddy have.

Update #2: Liz Cheney on MSNBC, May 28, 2009:


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