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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) delivered a concession speech Tuesday night, after her blowout loss in the Wyoming Republican Primary, in which she compared herself to President Abraham Lincoln.

“Tonight, Harriet Hageman has received the most votes in this primary. She won. I called her to concede the race. This primary election is over. But now, the real work begins.” Cheney said, before turning her sights to the truly perplexing comparison.

“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our Union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.” she added.

“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’ As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task,” Cheney proclaimed.


The establishment, anti-Trump Republican also compared herself to Ulysses S. Grant, a Civil War icon and famous Republican President.

“In May of 1864, after years of war and a string of reluctant Union generals, Ulysses S. Grant met General Lee’s forces at the Battle of the Wilderness. In two days of heavy fighting, the Union suffered over 17,000 casualties. At the end of that battle, General Grant faced a choice.” Cheney remarked.

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“Most assumed he would do what previous Union generals had done and retreat. On the evening of May 7th, Grant began to move. As the fires of the battle still smoldered, Grant rode to the head of the column. He rode to the intersection of Brock Road and Orange Plank Road, and there as the men of his army watched and waited, instead of turning North back towards Washington, and safety, Grant turned his horse south toward Richmond, and the heart of Lee’s army,” she added. “Refusing to retreat, he pressed on to victory. Lincoln and Grant and all who fought in our nation’s tragic Civil War, including my own great, great grandfathers, saved our Union,”

“Their courage saved freedom,” Cheney continued. “And if we listen closely, they are speaking to us down the generations. We must not idly squander what so many have fought and died for.”

It’s truly sad she thinks the MAGA movement is similar to the Confederacy of the Civil War and even sadder to think it revolves around her.

The actual threat to our Democracy, ironically enough, is found in her actions and the actions of her compatriots in the Democratic Party.

They’re the ones threatening the future of the country’s Democratic Republic. In the coming midterm elections, the nation has a chance to take action, for the sake of our children and grandchildren — by resoundingly rejecting the cowardice of Cheney’s style of governance — in favor of a pro-American, straightforward style of leadership.