Liz Cheney Dropping Out of GOP Senate Bid in Wyoming Against Enzi Citing Family Health Issues

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former vice-president Dick Cheney, is dropping out of her Republican Senate bid for Wyoming. Cheny cited family health issues as to the reason why she was discontinuing her run for Senate and her GOP primary challenge to current US Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY).  According to a statement released by Liz Cheney via Politico, “Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign.”

With Liz Cheney halting her primary challenge, this will all but ensure that 69 year old Mike Enzi will win a fourth term in 2014. Wyoming has been a safe GOP state for years, there is no reason to turn a safe state into a civil war and provide Democrats any ammunition to use it as a proxy vote for gay marriage.

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Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, she said in a prepared statement Monday morning.

“Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign,” she said.

Phil and I want to thank the thousands of people in Wyoming and all across the country who have supported my campaign. As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop.”

More analysis at Hot Air where they discuss that maybe her dropping out is best but ponder what the medial issue could be.

Perhaps it’s just as well. This campaign always seemed a bit ill-considered. Enzi didn’t have a particularly RINO-ish reputation until Cheney decided to go after him; the American Conservative Union (which hosts CPAC in March) rated Enzi at 92.73% for 2012, 89% in 2011, and 96% in 2010. On top of that, questions immediately arose as to Cheney’s connection to Wyoming, where she had lived sparingly at best for the last several years.  The sudden exit makes the decision to challenge Enzi even more questionable.

Pew Poll: 77% of Americans “Angry” And “Frustrated” With the Federal Government

According to a recent PEW Poll, 77% of Americans are “Angry” and “Frustrated” with the federal government . Imagine that.  As per poll results, 26% of Americans recently reported that they feel “angry” with the federal government, while another 51% say they are frustrated. With all the scandals, excessive spending, out of control debt, fears and lies of Obamacare and record number of recipients on food stamps with no job recovery in sight, is it any wonder why so many Americans are angry and frustrated. It would appear that only liberal Democrats are not angry with the current federal government … what does that tell you America?

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With a possible government shutdown just hours away, public anger at the federal government is as high as at any point since the Pew Research Center began asking the question in 1997. Anger is most palpable among conservative Republicans – 41% say they are angry at the federal government, the highest among any partisan group.

The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 25-29 among 1,005 adults, finds that 26% overall say they are angry at the federal government, while 51% feel frustrated. Just 17% say they are basically content with the government.

The share of Americans who say they are angry at the federal government has risen seven points since January and now equals the high reached in August 2011, a few weeks after the widely criticized debt ceiling agreement between the president and Congress.

As in the past, substantial majorities across the political spectrum are either angry or frustrated with the federal government. But anger at the government is far more widespread among conservative Republicans than other partisan groups. This marks a change from 2011, when political independents (30% angry) were about as likely as conservative Republicans (32%) to express anger at the federal government. In the new survey, 41% of conservative Republicans say they feel angry at the government, compared with 27% of independents. Conservative Republicans are roughly twice as likely as liberal Democrats to say they are angry with government (41% vs. 18%).

Carlos Danger and Client 9 Come Up Short … Weiner & Eliot Spitzer Lose in Last Night in NYC’s Mayoral & Comptoller Democrat Primary (Update: Weiner Flips Reporter the Bird

Thank you New York City for not embarrassing yourselves. Now both of you, please go away for good! A note to Weiner and Spitzer, sex scandals do matter …

Carlos Danger and Client 9 lose.

Carlos Danger, oops Anthony Weiner was crushed last night in the Democrat Mayoral primary, losing to De Blasio.  Weiner finished a distant last place 5th and only received 4.9% of the vote in the Democratic primary. Personally, it is rather head scratching that Weiner managed to get nearly 5% of the vote.  However, the day was not without it’s typical and pathetic antics coming from the Weiner campaign as Sydney Leathers, former sexting partner of Anthony Weiner, attempted to crash his election night party, Weiner’s ridiculous concession speech and his final parting shot of a one finger salute. WEINER … GO AWAY!!!

New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who began his campaign as a long-shot but surfed a late wave of momentum by tapping into liberal anxiety over the three-term administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overwhelmed his opponents on Tuesday to finish first in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary.

With results still being counted late Tuesday evening, de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, was bobbing around the 40% mark needed to avoid a three-week runoff race for the Democratic nomination.

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And in the classy tone that Weiner has run this ridiculous campaign to be Mayor of NYC, as a parting shot, Weiner flipped the media the middle finger (see pic here) as he hopefully has faded into the sunset for good. Thankfully, Weiner’s 3 ring circus has come to an end.

Eliot Spitzer, also known as client #9 and the disgraced former Governor of New York also lost his bid for political redemption last night as he was defeated in the Democratic primary for New York City comptroller by the current Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer. With 97% of the precincts reporting early Wednesday, Stringer was ahead 52.1% to 47.9%.

“I am proud to have run a campaign over the past nine weeks that many thought was incapable to mount,” said Mr. Spitzer, who was subdued but not emotional. “We did it in a way that made me proud to revisit the issues we fought for when I was attorney general and governor, to lay out an agenda of what we believed was right for this great city.”

“I say to the public, I am proud to have served,” he continued.

A special thank you to the people of  New York City who collectively told both of the pervs, Weiner and Spitzer, to take a hike and GO AWAY!

Tennessee: State Rep. Joe Carr Announces Tea Party Primary Challenge to Republican Incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander

Hey Tennessee … Its time you have Representation that reflects the views of your state, not a RINO.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr has announced that he is going to primary challenge Republican incumbent US Senator Lamar Alexander next year. Carr announced his primary challenge to Alexander on Ralph Bristol’s conservative talk show on 99.7 WTN. Carr was running against the embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais for the GOP nomination in the state’s 4th congressional district; however, has decided to shift his focus to defeating moderate and “the most liberal” member of the Tennessee Republican delegation. It was anticipated that some one would challenge Alexander as the 73 year old Alexander’s views hardly reflect the Republican “red” Volunteer state these days. As reported at News Channel 5, Carr, of Lascassas, said “He’s [Alexander]getting into the race because Alexander is “too liberal” for Tennessee”.

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State Rep. Joe Carr announced today he will challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary.

In his announcement on Ralph Bristol’s conservative talk show on 99.7 WTN, Carr called Alexander “the most liberal” member of the state’s Republican delegation.

Insiders had anticipated a tea party candidate would challenge the 73-year-old Alexander, who has become a target of those from the far right.

So who will the current conservative politicians in Tennessee support? Many of them pander to the Tea Party, well its time to put up or shut up. And that means you US Rep. Marsha Blackburn.  A vote for Joe Carr and his primary challenge to Lamar Alexander would show a clear message to the establishment Republicans who seem more concerned with maintaining power than they do acting like Republicans with GOP principles.   He has my vote.

Is Liz Cheney Going to Primary Challenge Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi?

Run Liz, Run …

Hmm, is Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, going to primary challenge Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi? So fears the NY Times and establishment Republicans. According to reports Cheney contacted Enzi that she is thinking about it. Some, like Alan Simpson, say that it would be disastrous for the GOP and open the door for Democrats in Wyoming. Hardy, spare us the drama. Although, I generally have no issues with Enzi for the most part, he is one of the 32 Republicans that voted against the Senate amnesty bill and is considered rather conservative. That being said, every one should have to fear the ability to being primary challenged. No politician should ever be given a free pass to be a Senator for life or until they feel like retiring. The US Senate is not the Supreme Court. Maybe it is time for the 69 year old Enzi to return to private life.

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Ms. Cheney, 46, is showing up everywhere in the state, from chicken dinners to cattle growers’ meetings, sometimes with her parents in tow. She has made it clear that she wants to run for the Senate seat now held by Michael B. Enzi, a soft-spoken Republican and onetime fly-fishing partner of her father.

But Ms. Cheney’s move threatens to start a civil war within the state’s Republican establishment, despite the reverence many hold for her family.

Mr. Enzi, 69, says he is not ready to retire, and many Republicans say he has done nothing to deserve being turned out.

It would bring about “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too,” Alan K. Simpson, a former Republican senator from the state, said in an interview last week. “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”

Wyoming is a solid GOP state. In 2012, Romney won the state over Obama, 69% to 28%. Which ever Republicans wins the GOP Senate primary will will Wyoming so spare me the Democrats might win the state if Liz Cheney runs. What it does tell me is that the old guard, establishment elitists in the GOP are worried about new blood. However, I am in some what agreement with Powerline that the GOP needs to focus on the enemy as being liberals, Obama and the Democrat party. Although I cannot say that Enzi’s partnering with Democrat Durbin and the on-line Internet tax is a bastion of conservative values.  But I also believe that no one is above being primary challenged. It needs to happen more often in the Republican party; however, this may not be the state to do it in. But then again, it would be a further upgrade of conservatism and that is never a bad thing.

It’s too bad Liz Cheney cannot move to Tennessee and primary challenge Lamar Alexander. Now there is a GOP Senator that needs to be removed and replaced with a more conservative candidate, rather than one who voted for the Senate amnesty bill and has become a “green” energy wacko. While the Volunteer state is at it, primary challenge the Judas Bob Corker the nest time he runs as well.

Will Liberals Really Run a Primary Challenge Against President Obama?

We have this call in the past from Liberals and Progressives that they would run a primary challenge against President Barack Obama, but will they? Will the progressives in the Democrat party actually stand up for their principles, or is this just talk?

Worried the liberal voice is being drowned out in the presidential campaign, progressive leaders said Monday they want to field a slate of candidates against President Obama in the Democratic primaries to make him stake out liberal stances as he seeks re-election.

Ralph Nader warns that without an intraparty challenge the liberal agenda “will be muted and ignored,” the one-man primary will kill voter enthusiasm and voters won’t get a chance to reflect on the real differences that divide the Democratic and Republican parties.

“What we are looking at now is the dullest presidential campaign since Walter Mondale — and that’s saying something, believe me,” Mr. Nader told The Washington Times.

We have heard previous calls for such a run from Ralph Nader and US Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I) … but is Nader finally serious and going to find a challenger to Obama? Nader and company want to develop a debate to bring attention to the Democrat Party. One would think that Obama has already done that, of course it would negative attention with regards to handling the economy and forcing Obamacare down the throats of Americans. However,  what about former VT Gov. and Presidential candidate Howard Dean? For Progressives, he would seem like the ideal candidate. With such low job approval polling numbers, one can only imagine what an internal battle like a primary challenge would further do to Obama’s approval ratings.

While the group does harbor certain concerns regarding President Obama’s policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, his handling of the recent debt ceiling debate, and his relationship to Wall Street, they remain insistent that in offering a challenger they mean to do well by the Democratic Party. As Nader explains in the Washington Times, the group’s intent is to create debate and draw attention to the Democratic Party in the same way the GOP primary has done for the Republicans.

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