Neocons Ascendant: Left-Wing Democrat Sees Light, Backs Liz Cheney for President

It's happening.

June 13, 2022

Joe Biden's job approval rating is so bad that Democrats are increasingly hesitant to endorse his reelection. "That's something certainly we're all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Sunday when asked if she'd support Biden in 2024. "Should he run again, I think that ... we will take a look at it."

Democrats appear even less thrilled about the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris winning the party's nomination. Some have argued (without evidence) that it would be better to nominate an alternative candidate such as Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Beto O'Rourke. Good luck with that!

Meanwhile, at least one Democrat has finally seen the light and accepted the truth: America needs another Cheney in the White House.

Robert Reich, the left-wing UC-Berkley professor who served under former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, makes the case that Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) has "demonstrated more courage and integrity than any other politician in America" and might just be "the best president of the United States for the perilous time we're entering."

In a Substack post published on Monday, the partisan Democrat suggested he would "probably" support Biden if the president seeks reelection in 2024. Nevertheless, Reich made a strong argument for why America would be better off with a neoconservative scion calling the shots. "All of America needs [Cheney] to run for president in 2024," he wrote. "Do we need her to win as well?"

The answer is clear.

Since Biden took office in 2021, Americans across the political spectrum have grown increasingly eager to support a restoration of the Cheney dynasty. That's why Reich thinks Cheney would "have a chance" to win even if she ran as an independent. Dick's firstborn daughter would give voice to the silent majority of neoconservative Americans whose passion for war and U.S. military dominance is not adequately represented by either of the major parties.

Cheney has been a vocal critic of Biden's bumbling response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. She has blasted the president's "anti-American energy agenda" for empowering Vladimir Putin and called for an end to the "so-called environmental and social governance (ESG) policies inhibiting investment in oil and gas." She has denounced the weakness of foreign policy wunderkind Jake Sullivan and pressed the Biden administration to do "much more, more quickly" to help Ukraine. Rather than trying to improve Ukraine's "position at the negotiating table," Cheney had insisted the United States should be focused on "defeating Russian forces."

The congresswoman has also attacked Biden over his disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, his decision to rejoin the "deeply flawed" Paris Climate Accord, and his efforts to reinstate the controversial nuclear deal with Iran. "Emboldening a terrorist regime will only make us less safe," she argued, correctly.

That sounds like an agenda the ascendant neocon majority can get behind. If Robert Reich, of all people, can see the light and embrace the wisdom of restoring the Cheney family to power, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the country jumps on the bandwagon.

Cheney in 2024—and beyond.