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In her latest attempt to shed the "carpet bagger" label in her uphill battle to unseat Senator Mike Enzi (R. WY) in the GOP primary, Liz Cheney (R. WY) has released a new ad highlighting the Cheney family history in Wyoming:

Bronwyn Ingram, former fiancee of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, appears at a news conference at the office of attorney Gloria Allred, not shown, in Los Angeles Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The ad, titled "Daughters," features Cheney's three daughters recounting the Cheney family's "deep roots" in Wyoming starting when Cheney's descendants first came to the state in 1852. They also mention that former Vice President Dick Cheney hails from the state, where he was a representative in Congress.

"We're proud of our families deep roots in Wyoming," one of Cheney's daughters said in the ad.

The ad is a clear response to criticism that Cheney doesn't really have a strong connection to Wyoming and only recently moved there in order to run for Sen. Mike Enzi's (R-WY) Senate seat.

The ad also comes as Cheney tries to move national attention away from an increasingly public feud between her and her sister Mary over same-sex marriage. Liz Cheney has repeatedly said she opposes same-sex marriage. Mary, who is openly lesbian and is married to her partner, is reportedly no longer on speaking terms with her sister over this position. - TPM, 11/25/13

Nice try, Liz.  Speaking of the Cheney family feud, Dan Savage was on the season finale of Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday and he didn't have any nice words for Mary Cheney:

“It’s funny that you need a Dick to adjudicate a dispute between a lesbian and straight sister,” Savage told Maher.

While Liz Cheney faces an uphill climb in her bid for a senatorial seat in Wyoming, Savage said, Mary Cheney still had a history of supporting not just her father during his tenure as vice president, but 2012 Republican presidential Mitt Romney. Savage repeatedly mentioned that Mary Cheney both voted for Romney and donated $2,500 to his campaign.

“Unlike her sister, Liz, who’s saying ‘it’s a state issue,’ Romney wanted to rewrite the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage in every state, even overturning gay marriages in states where it had already been legalized,” Savage said. “Romney was 1,000 times worse than Liz, and Mary wrote that f*cker a check.” - Raw Story, 11/22/13

Well said.

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST.

Also republished by LGBT Kos Community and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  We should be supporting Liz.... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...because if there's ever going to be a candidate Democrats can beat in Wyoming, Liz "Throw Your Sister Under the Bus" looks like the one. :)

    •  carpet bagger (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, JBraden

      Nope - do not support Liz Cheney in Wyoming. A Democrat in this state cannot win a Senate seat. Forget it and don't waste your time. Enzi is bad but Liz is worse! She is a liar just like her father.

    •  Have to disagree (0+ / 0-)

      Wyoming is one of the reddest states in the whole country.  If Liz Cheney wins the primary, the result will be Sen. Liz Cheney, even if our strongest possible candidate, Dave Freudenthal, runs (which is highly unlikely).

      Enzi is the best we can hope for here.

      Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

      by JBraden on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:59:42 PM PST

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  •  I saw this ad posted elsewhere and (0+ / 0-)

    the title and immediately thought of the Cheney daughters Mary and Liz.  I read several places she is called the carpet--bagger!  I put the hyphen in.

  •  Liz Cheney - Dying her Roots to win! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Crider
  •  Her likeability index is at -3 (6+ / 0-)

    Didn't she start off her campaign by implying that Enzi was a drooling, confused old codger who needed immediate replacement before he showed up in the Senate in his pajamas some day?

    Every time I have ever seen Liz Cheney on TV when she circulated briefly as a pundit of some sort, she just seemed mean, not like someone you would want to make S'mores with over a Wyoming campfire - I'd be afraid of her putting her sharpened stick in my eye to get the last marshmallow.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 12:19:54 PM PST

  •  time travel? (3+ / 0-)
    Her descendants came to the state in 1852.
    Josh needs to tighten things up over there, I think.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 12:24:36 PM PST

  •  Maybe we should encourage this. (0+ / 0-)

    I would love to see Malia and Sasha as the two Kansas senators in a few decades. Or, since the Cheneys are their cousins, maybe they could run in Wyoming instead.

  •  She Will Drop Out Rather Than Lose by 40 points n/ (0+ / 0-)

    Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king.... Dylan

    by bywaterbob on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 01:04:58 PM PST

  •  Generally I love your stuff, but (0+ / 0-)

    please don't use the term "Carpet Bagger". It was devised by Southern racists (aka "restorationists") as a means to discredit Northern racial idealists who went south in an attempt to preserve the results of the Civil War.

    Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

    by journeyman on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 01:05:31 PM PST

  •  There's a difference . . . . (0+ / 0-)

    . . . .Between "recalling"  and "reciting" for the Cheney granddaughters.  It's so obvious that they've been told what to say, and they recite their lines in a sing-song voice typical of kids that don't believe what they're told to say.  Carpetbagger Liz apparently doesn't know that.  

  •  Hey, Liz is real Wyoming (0+ / 0-)

    Another commercial -- this one about a minute long, has almost the same, "I'm not a carpetbagger" message. Looks as though it was shot at the same time as the one above where she exploits her kids.

    "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

    by Crider on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 01:32:56 PM PST

  •  Deep Roots, my ass! Cheney was born in Lincoln, (0+ / 0-)

    NE and attended grade school here.  Not that most of us want to claim him.  There's a small town right outside of Lincoln named Cheney and a fairly major street named Old Cheney.

    Per Consortium news:

    In 1883, as the country struggled through a long economic depression, the sash and door factory that [Civil War veteran Samuel Fletcher Cheney] co-owned [in Defiance, Ohio] had to be sold to pay its debts,” Cheney writes. “At the age of fifty-four, Samuel Cheney had to start over,” moving to Nebraska.

    There, Samuel Cheney built a sod house and began a farm, enjoying some success until a drought hit, again forcing him to the edge. Despite a solid credit record, he noted that “the banks will not loan to anyone at present” and, in 1896, he had to watch all his possessions auctioned off at the Kearney County Courthouse.

    Cheney's father worked for the federal government in Lincoln:
    Like many Americans, the Cheney family felt it had been pulled from the depths of the Great Depression by the New Deal efforts of Franklin Roosevelt, cementing the family’s support for the Democratic president and his party.

    “When I was born [on Jan. 30, 1941] my granddad wanted to send a telegram to the president,” Cheney writes in his memoir. “Both sides of my family were staunch New Deal Democrats, and Granddad was sure that FDR would want to know about the ‘little stranger’ with whom he now had a birthday in common.”


    "Forever is composed of nows." Emily Dickinson

    by Leftovers on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 05:57:38 PM PST

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