- The Washington Times
Monday, May 10, 2021


Suddenly, Rep. Liz Cheney is all worried about “the big lie.”

Or, as her thumbs typed on her Twitter device, “THE BIG LIE.”

Because, among the desperate social media set in Washington, ALL CAPS means you are very, very serious — even though everyone thinks you are ridiculous.

At least no one can claim Ms. Cheney is not an expert when it comes to BIG LIES. Like all the royalty in Washington, Ms. Cheney earned her seat in Congress the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.

If you want to rule the world, it must be nice to have Daddy be vice president. That would be the same Daddy who once conducted a search for vice president and found — well, of course, himself!

Daddy Dick Cheney served as vice president/adult supervisor for President George W. Bush, who also inherited his job the same old-fashioned way. After George II drove voters into the arms of anti-American President Barack Obama for eight long years, the idiot Bush dynasty offered up their best deal ever: Jeb!

Blink. Blink.

“Please clap,” as Jeb! once famously begged an audience in New Hampshire after one of his more inspiring speeches.

What is it with these people? We fought terrible wars to slay the crown and all these people want to do is go right back to kings and queens — as long as they get to be the kings and queens. Eat cake, losers!

Not that this is only a Republican problem. Hillary Clinton built an entire political career off of her husband’s considerable talents — and lecherous misdeeds.

Bill Clinton was the boy from Hope. Hillary was the girl from grope.

But, yeah, Donald Trump is the narcissist.

Anyhoo, back to the big lie. Or THE BIG LIE.

The entire Cheney dynasty is built on THE BIG LIE. Just ask Colin Powell, who got sent out by the Bushes and the Cheneys to peddle THE BIG LIE that got us into A BIG WAR that two decades later we are still fighting and still paying for.

Remember all the water you carried for them, defending them at every turn because you trusted them? And, anyway, once we are in a war, you are obligated to support the mission and our boys over there fighting?

I have no doubt that George Bush and Dick Cheney really believed in what they were doing. Certainly they are not as rotten as John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, all of whom zealously voted for the war — and then abandoned our boys on the battlefield just as soon as it served their own craven political interests.

Those people are sickos who should burn in the deepest pits of hell.

George Bush and Dick Cheney were genuinely stupid. And in their blind stupidity, they peddled THE BIG LIE.

Now comes Princess Liz, proving herself even dumber than the rest of her dynasty. A smarter heir to the Cheney throne would steer clear of talking about THE BIG LIE.

• Charles Hurt is opinion editor of The Washington Times.

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