Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wyoming: Dynastic Politics and Hyperventilating Polititicians

Liz Cheney is thinking about running for the US Senate from Wyoming, which would involve challenging the sitting Republican senator, Mike Enzi.

This has a number of people very upset, though frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

I know very little about Liz Cheney or Mike Enzi, but I will trust the good folks of Wyoming to sort out which of them is better. My objection to Liz Cheney is that I hate dynastic politics and I know of nothing that she has ever done that qualifies her to hold such an office. Being born to a famous father is not a qualification in my mind.

That said, I found this comment from a former Wyoming senator, Alan Simpson, to be laughably overwrought:
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.”
If the Republican Party in Wyoming is in such dreadful condition that allowing the Republicans of the state a choice in a primary will destroy the party, then perhaps the party deserves to be destroyed.

As for Alan Simpson, all we need to know about him is that he was co-author of the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. If the name is not familiar, it was the immigration ‘reform’ bill in 1986 that promised that, as soon as all the illegals were granted amnesty, the government would toughen up the borders and no more illegals would be allowed in. Sound familiar?

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