Being booted from House GOP leadership was supposed to give Liz Cheney a new megaphone to spread her anti-Trump message. Instead, eight weeks later she has barely made a noise. Just as anyone not in the DC bubble knew would happen. My latest for @ArcDigi.…
"To hear the media tell it, she had it all planned out. Cheney was playing a 'long game' to win control of the Republican Party and banish Donald Trump. Getting booted from her leadership post in the House GOP conference was her opening maneuver."…
"It's certainly possible Cheney will enjoy an elevated stature in American politics; time will tell. The problem is that having a megaphone that lets you address the national media means little if you can no longer get a hearing in the Republican Party."…
"Here was the former third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives likening a former president to Chinese communists and excoriating him as the worst president ever. Yet instead of making a big splash, her comments caused barely a ripple."…
"Going on the podcast of a former Obama flunky to hurl such imprecations isn’t using your platform and megaphone to fight for the future of the GOP; it's a sign you've already surrendered."…
"Perhaps her appointment to the House committee on the Capitol riot will finally afford her a platform to wield her megaphone. Her decision to throw her lot in with Nancy Pelosi, however, may not be greeted as warmly in Wyoming as it was on cable news."…
"But in trying to curtail Cheney's ascent as a leader within the party, they handed her a bigger megaphone. She's not just a House GOP someone, she's now a national leader -- with national exposure. And so Cheney is now a national story."…
I'm not kidding about the megaphone stuff. The media was full of nonsense like this back in May right before and right after Cheney was defenestrated. It was embarrassing then; it's even more embarrassing now.
I also talk about the group McMuffin and Anonymous put together. But I'll save that for another thread.

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