Here’s the remarkable thing about the Big Lie that Republicans are still throwing their support behind: it has nothing to do with any policy or any political belief. It is simply designed to do one thing: protect the ego of the big man-baby whose ego still cannot handle the notion that he lost to “sleepy” Joe Biden.
Trump, whose hyper-masculinity appeals to enough Latino men that Trump actually increased his percentage among that cohort, has such a fragile ego that the entire Party of Lincoln — with a couple of notable exceptions — has thrown their credibility away on the most obvious of falsehoods.
One of those notable exceptions is, of course, Liz Cheney, the 54-year old daughter of the Dark Lord himself, our former vice President, also known as “Darth Vader.”
Darth Vader, the man who begs the question, how long can a human being live without a heart?
Liz is #3 in the GOP leadership, although not for long. She’s about to be supplanted on the leadership team by rising star and congenital liar-in-training Elise Stefanik, even though Liz Cheney is much more conservative than Stefanik.
Cheney’s only sin, in the eyes of her fellow party members, is not to subscribe to the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. The thing about a big lie is that it is not eternally sustainable. Eventually it crumbles, and everyone who believed in it is left with egg on their face.
Liz Cheney knows this, as does Mitch McConnell. McConnell has, of course, avoided the question of the big lie altogether and is now focusing “100%” on obstructing President Biden’s agenda.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
And yet, it’s the Republicans who will complain that President Biden has not followed through on his promise of trying for bipartisanship.