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13 Jan, 5 tweets, 1 min read
How to think of the Liz Cheney thing: she’s an Order Muppet. The Order Muppets are trying to wrest control of the party back from the Chaos Muppets. There are a handful of Order Muppets left in the House GOP, but not many. Her principles are deeply wrong, but she does have them.
There are more Order Muppets in the Senate GOP. Once it's clear there are more pros than cons to removal, many of them will come along.
McConnell, otoh, is not an Order Muppet or a Chaos Muppet. He is always a means-to-an-end Muppet. His end is always power, so he's happy to foment chaos when it helps him gain power, or create order when he needs it.
In this case, he doesn't care about impeachment per se, or sending a message, but Trump being banned from running again is the ultimate means to an end. It prevents 2 years of chaos in the party, and lets big donors off the hook from having to answer for funding sedition.
McConnell will continue to be a Chaos Muppet when it comes to the Biden administration and ignoring his constitutional duties, of course. But he'll have wrested control of the party away from the Trumpists heading into '22 and '24.

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