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Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« on: October 22, 2013, 01:37:51 PM »
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=C614507F-14FD-470B-8CE3-561FF128AEB6

 Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
By: James Hohmann
October 22, 2013 01:09 PM EDT

Liz Cheney tried to raise money Tuesday by calling John McCain a “liberal Republican” who’s backing her opponent in the Wyoming Republican Senate primary, Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.

“Liberal Republican Senators like John McCain and Olympia Snowe have endorsed my opponent,” the daughter of the former vice president wrote, before asking for cash. “We must be doing something right if these folks are fighting so hard to preserve the status quo.”

The Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee has said he is open to campaigning for three-term incumbent Enzi, who Cheney is challenging in next year’s primary.

“You know the old line about showhorses and workhorses,” McCain said on CNN in July. “Mike Enzi is the epitome of a workhorse in the Senate.”

Snowe has said it is “unfortunate” and “regrettable” that Cheney is running against one of the more conservative members of the Senate.

A McCain spokesman didn’t immediately offer a response, and a Cheney spokeswoman did not respond to a request for elaboration.

Cheney, who held a State Department post in the George W. Bush administration, moved full-time to Wyoming about a year ago, but she spent some time there as a child her father represented the state in the House.

Because party leaders have rallied behind Enzi, Cheney is positioning herself as the outsider in the race. She raised $1 million in her first quarter as a candidate, tapping her family’s deep well of connections.

In the new solicitation, aimed at getting small-dollar online contributions, she notes that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is helping Enzi raise money, and she recalls that D.C. leaders initially backed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the 2010 Florida Senate primary.

“The Washington Establishment is doing all it can to try to stop us,” wrote Cheney. “Even with the mess in Washington today, the Establishment is fighting hard to protect incumbents. You and I know that protecting incumbents won’t protect our freedom.”

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Re: Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 03:37:11 PM »
He is a progressive.  His hero is Teddy Roosevelt - also a progressive.
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Re: Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 03:47:13 PM »
He is a progressive.  His hero is Teddy Roosevelt - also a progressive.
I ask you... what is your definition of progressive and liberal?


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Re: Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 03:54:17 PM »
I ask you... what is your definition of progressive and liberal?


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The best description is this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/whats-the-difference-betw_b_9140.html

snip...

 traditional "liberals" in our current parlance are those who focus on using taxpayer money to help better society. A "progressive" are those who focus on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.

To put it in more concrete terms - a liberal solution to some of our current problems with high energy costs would be to increase funding for programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). A more "progressive" solution would be to increase LIHEAP but also crack down on price gouging and pass laws better-regulating the oil industry's profiteering and market manipulation tactics. A liberal policy towards prescription drugs is one that would throw a lot of taxpayer cash at the pharmaceutical industry to get them to provide medicine to the poor; A progressive prescription drug policy would be one that centered around price regulations and bulk purchasing in order to force down the actual cost of medicine in America (much of which was originally developed with taxpayer R&D money).

Let's be clear - most progressives are also liberals, and liberal goals in better funding America's social safety net are noble and critical. It's the other direction that's the problem. Many of today's liberals are not fully comfortable with progressivism as defined in these terms. Many of today's Democratic politicians, for instance, are simply not comfortable taking a more confrontational posture towards large economic institutions (many of whom fund their campaigns) - institutions that regularly take a confrontational posture towards America's middle-class.
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Re: Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 03:57:39 PM »
The best description is this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/whats-the-difference-betw_b_9140.html

snip...

 traditional "liberals" in our current parlance are those who focus on using taxpayer money to help better society. A "progressive" are those who focus on using government power to make large institutions play by a set of rules.

To put it in more concrete terms - a liberal solution to some of our current problems with high energy costs would be to increase funding for programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). A more "progressive" solution would be to increase LIHEAP but also crack down on price gouging and pass laws better-regulating the oil industry's profiteering and market manipulation tactics. A liberal policy towards prescription drugs is one that would throw a lot of taxpayer cash at the pharmaceutical industry to get them to provide medicine to the poor; A progressive prescription drug policy would be one that centered around price regulations and bulk purchasing in order to force down the actual cost of medicine in America (much of which was originally developed with taxpayer R&D money).

Let's be clear - most progressives are also liberals, and liberal goals in better funding America's social safety net are noble and critical. It's the other direction that's the problem. Many of today's liberals are not fully comfortable with progressivism as defined in these terms. Many of today's Democratic politicians, for instance, are simply not comfortable taking a more confrontational posture towards large economic institutions (many of whom fund their campaigns) - institutions that regularly take a confrontational posture towards America's middle-class.


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Re: Liz Cheney: John McCain a 'liberal Republican'
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 04:08:24 PM »
“The Washington Establishment is doing all it can to try to stop us,” wrote Cheney.

This is a riot.

 If ANYBODY is "establishment," it's a Cheney.
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