Cheney: “Preventing this president from enacting devastating policies is not obstructionism. It is patriotism.”

Liz Cheney says it’s time for Republicans to stop licking their 2012 wounds and begin to fight, otherwise we won’t have to wait until our sunset years for American freedom to become a distant memory. She first says that Obama is the most radical man to ever occupy the White House and then describes what Obama has done to America, a description you should definitely read. But then she gets to her point:

In the face of this reality, it is time for Republicans to get over their loss in 2012. We are all that stands between this president’s policies and a damaged and diminished America. It is time to get back in the fight.

And I do mean fight. Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left, but in my experience, those who advocate more liberal policies for the GOP are wrongheaded or Democrats, or both. You can be sure that President Obama would welcome an America in which the Republican Party is preoccupied with remaking itself into a watered-down version of the Democrats.

It is time to defend our values with vigor and courage. We are conservatives. We believe in limited government, low taxes, a strong national defense, individual freedoms, self-reliance, the importance of the family, and the miracle and authority of America’s founding documents. We know that government is best that governs least and governs closest to the people. We know that the private sector is the engine of economic growth. We know that America is the exceptional nation, the best that has ever existed. We know that the men and women who wear the uniform of the U.S. military are the greatest fighting force and the greatest force for good that the world has ever known.

We know that preventing this president from enacting devastating policies is not obstructionism. It is patriotism.

The miracle of the Constitution resides to a large extent in the first three words, “We the People,” placing sovereignty with us, not with our rulers. We are the inheritors of these blessings of liberty, and it is our solemn duty to fight for, protect and defend our freedom. Now is the time to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and man the barricades for freedom.

There’s nothing I can really add to that. I just hope that her words don’t fall on deaf ears.

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42 thoughts on “Cheney: “Preventing this president from enacting devastating policies is not obstructionism. It is patriotism.”

  1. Another outspoken conservative woman like Gov. Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin but not good enough for voters to put in power.  Keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Most countries live in the 21st century-not the USA.  They are still in the stone age as far as women.

  2. Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left
    This statement is missing an adverb.

  3. R’s need to learn that 0’s lick spittle media are going to blame them for everything anyway so they should stand on the principles that made the GOP great. Their insecure desire to be liked is not just disgusting, it’s destroying the party. The slaves weren’t freed by the Gutless Old Pansies.

  4. It’s the GOPe fault, they lost………they said Romney is the only guy who can beat Obama…..we said NO HE’S NOT, they didn’t listen………they made their own bed…….by being stubborn, pig headed, and not listening to the people……too bad GOPe!   Get use to losing, with that attitude……….I hope you like the wilderness, because that’s where you will stay……….

    1. frisky Actually, if you stayed home on election day, it’s YOUR fault Romney lost.  He wasn’t my #1 candidate, but on election day I put my big boy pants on and voted AGAINST Hussein Obama.  Too bad you and other short-sighted CHILDREN couldn’t see the big picture.  Shame on you for giving this worst president ever a second term.

  5. Liz Cheney wants the repubs to grow a pair.  Strange that a woman would have to point that out.  You would think that men would understand their role given them by nature.
    Too bad the males (not men) of the repub party no longer remember how to act like men and patriots.  They’ve got rolling over for Dear Leader down pat – and, oh yeah, their hair’s always in place and the ties are knotted precisely.

    1. PaulLeslie Give me Liz Cheney, Michelle Malkin, Katie Pavelich, Sarah Palin etc any day over the rino GOP gutless losers like Boehner, Cantor, johnny mac, Graham etc…………..

  6. Always liked the gumption that Liz has showed. I wish she would take a more active role or even run for office.

  7. We cannot defeat the progressives by emulating the progressives.  Conservative principles work, which is why the red states are doing well and the blue states are failing.  We must choose a truly conservative candidates and resurrect the Reagan coalition and we can win the Senate and then the White House!  Most Americans want to secure our border, become energy efficient, reduce spending, reform the tax code, grow the economy, balance the budget…. there are many things we agree on.  The problem is that the GOP has failed in recent years by over-spending and forgetting what they stand for and they have been tarnished – tarred with a very broad brush.  People don’t know what we stand for anymore… just what we are against.  We have to return to founding American principles and remember how to fight for what we believe in and stop pandering to demographic groups but convince America that we can grow the economy and put people back to work.  We can lower gas and food prices and restore the value of our currency.  We can strengthen our national security.  We know what to do… the progressives just won’t do it!!!

  8. Thank God someone has the guts to say what needs to be said.  More and more are getting courage.  Pray for more to forget political correctness and say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done!

  9. Liz Cheney is right. Republicans need to get over 2012 and start focusing on the 2014 midterm elections. Given the still bad state of the economy and the disastrous Obamacare program that’s about to kick in, we stand a very good chance of making big gains in 2014. That is the best way of stopping Obama, by taking away any power he may have with Harry Reid in Congress. Only Congress can put the breaks on Obama’s agenda, and to do that we need to get the Senate as well. That’s what makes 2014 so critical. Let’s put our efforts in those local elections and stop this madness that way.

  10. Well said, Liz Cheney! Let’s just hope that this time around Liz Cheney won’t be one of the ones in the way of SarahPAC,  similar to how she was whenever the subject of a potential Palin candidacy came up in 2011 and 2012.

  11. Liz Cheney is generally a smart woman, but in this case she’s self-deluded, supposing that the republican party has merely wandered off track or are still in shock from the 2012 losses. That denies the prior 2 years, when GOPe leaders and supporters deliberately thwarted efforts by responsible conservatives in congress to block Obama’s spending bills, and refused to de-fund Obamacare. She says that ‘preventing this president from enacting devastating policies is not obstructionism. It is patriotism.’ If that’s the case, there is very little patriotism in the republican party.

    1. applepie101 That’s just silly. Calling for change is not the same thing as believing you can get the old RINO’s to be different.  It means the real Conservatives need to step up, and take this thing away from the feckless jerks who ran the party into the ground. There’s no way Liz Cheney expects Megan McCain to suddenly grow a brain. Liz means “us.” We’re the ones who have to do this. And the Republicans who are already doing it (Cruz, Paul, Rubio–sort of–, Lee, Gowdy, and others) are RIGHT to do so.

      1. Many purported conservatives voted ‘yes’ along with rinos on critical bills before the house, CRs, ‘Budget Control Act’, Hagel confirmation, Boehner speakership, to mention a few. Disappointingly, this included stalwarts like Allen West and Michele Bachmann. The party is hostile to real conservatism, demonstrated at the primary convention, where its leaders changed the rules to ensure that conservatives have even less chance to influence party policy. Let’s see how long Cruz holds out against the party leadership. I wish him well, but I can’t say the same for the republican party.

    2. applepie101 You said “that denies the prior 2 years.”  Isn’t it more accurate to say, “that denies the prior 12 years – which includes the 8 years of the Bush terms when repubs increased spending, grew the size of the fed. gov’t, increased our nat’l debt, grew the entitlement programs, strengthened the fed. control of local schools, and reduced liberty, etc. 
      In other words:  the acted just like democrats.  Of course they can’t really compete with the un-Constitutional democrats because some of the repubs still have a vague connection to the Constitution (is it just nostalgia?). 
      One thing that I have a problem understanding is why the progressive dems hated Bush so much – he was a “lite” version of their own party.  Maybe that’s the problem, he reminded them of who they are and what they’re doing to the country.  Nah, there’s no conscience, they just didn’t like it that they weren’t the ones in power.

  12. Great article and her comments are correct. She sounds much more conservative than her Dad.

  13. Rush said progressives are using all issues as a weopon to bludgeon the people into fear of conservatives (and repubes), whatever.
    News media yesterday went full  on PROGRESSIVE, and to watch FOX participte makes me ill.
    Intenet and cable it was GUN CONTROL , GAY MARRIAGE, and IMMIGRATION REFORM.
    What a stupid “people” we have become to take this all day long.
    NOTHING in front burner to create REAL growth.

    1. aboutdat Thanks for saying what I was thinking. Obama’s plan to divide and conquer is working, I am sorry to say. Yes, the conservatives lost the election, but the biggest battle will be in 2014. Let’s stay focused and keep the faith!

  14. Lets hope the fillabuster against gun control fires up the people.
    Rush and Mark Levin can not call for protest, they would get pulled off the air.
    They have shown more courage than I thought possible, but action is required now,
    and not the violent kind. Words are nice by former Presidents and have great meaning,
    but folks time is running out, if not already.
    Seen how O is talking now, he has put it into 5th gear, after destroying so many things for 5 years,
    and now going POST-constitutional. Republican party is just going along and griping. Almost useless except a few.
    Karl ROVE STILL complaining about Sharon Angle and Richard Murdock, I think he is useless now and needs to be pushed to the CURB NOW !!!!!
    FOX puts ROVE on all day now, I think ROGER better get a new plan OR he will lose his ratings at some point.
    ROVE trying to save his career.
    Having all those liberal hacks come on there and SPEW nonsense for fair and balanced debates is just STUPID ROGER….WAKE UP! !!!!
    SEND you money to SARAHPAC, not ROVE !!!!!  Billionaires, wise up, before it is too late.
    When I hear “most”REPUBS talking like Rush and Mark Levin, then I will know we are headed back.

  15. We really need to get a TEA Party 2 organized, protesting, AND PUSHING BACK HARD, time is a wasting.
    Before things start breaking loose, ands we can’t bring it back.

    1. aboutdat I agree,but getting a large enough group together so that the media can’t ignore or downplay the number is very difficult.I aws at the 9-12 rally in 08.There was about 500,000 and the MSM reported it to bee 100,000 plus.

  16. “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God”.  It is our right and our duty to resist tyranny, so that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
    BOLD COLORS! not pale pastels! (Thanks to Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, Lincoln and Reagan for these words of wisdom and inspiration.)

  17. Most of the “republicans” in the house and senate would benefit from a “retreat” to the woodshed led by Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul.  The appeasers on the right need to get schooled on the basics and find some backbone.

    1. Dukehoopsfan Absolutely and they seem to be getting a series of beat downs by these star conservatives.

      1. deTocqueville1 Dukehoopsfan Liz Cheyney is a star. All the Republicans with guts seem to be women.  ?!

  18. Either the political process works, or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t We the People are going to start handing people their asses.

    1. M_J_S 
      You’re gonna have to call the fire department because I’m getting all fired up here. 🙂

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