by Shelt Garner
There continues to be lingering griping in my center-Left Twitter echo chamber about how Liz Cheney sucks and why are we praising her so much for her work with the January 6th Committee.
I think such chatter is misguided and a bit extreme, if well intentioned. I don’t agree with Cheney on virtually anything other than that the United States is a Western democracy and Trump and MAGA are an existential threat to that democracy.
But we’re in a crisis. And, as such, I’m desperate enough that I would be willing to support Cheney for POTUS (especially if she was leading a Unity Ticket) if that was what it took to punt the existential problems the United States faces down the road at least one more presidential cycle.
Because the United States is careening towards a very dark future. One where, in some ways, a civil war is the best of two options. The other option being an autocracy somewhere between Hungary – Turkey – Russia. I tend to think for a number of reasons — race chief among them — that should we cross into autocracy that we’re not going to stop at the Hungary model. No, I believe, probably after a Constitutional Convention, the United States is going to become politically identical to Russia.
It may take a few decades for us to get there, but we’re going to get there. Then President DeSantis will invade Canada for some dumb reason and I’ll get drunk at a bar and rant about how President DeSantis can suck my dick and I’ll endup in prison for the rest of my life.
My Traditionalist relatives –whom I love dearly — poo-poo such talk, saying it’s “bogus.” They REALLY WANT DeSantis to be president, so much so that they “want to vote for him three times.”
Anyway. Back to Liz Cheney.
If we go the other route, which is civil war, I could see her being a major leader of the Blue States in any such conflict. History tends to go the most ironic route and her being the leader of a center-Left nation trying to get out of a marriage that no longer suits them would be the most ironic possibly outcome.
But I think in the end what will really happen is Cheney and a few million other Americans will flee the country as the DeSantis Administration slowly strangles American liberty and democracy.