Who Won the Week? 05/16/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

Never in a million years did I ever think I’d select a conservative Republican member of the U.S. Congress as my Who Won the Week winner. But I did. I chose Wyoming Republican representative Liz Cheney as this week’s winner.Why on earth, you ask, would I select a consistently conservative congresswoman who voted with Trump on substantive issues 93 percent of the time as my winner? Have I lost my marbles? Well, one could argue that all of the Republicans in Congress have lost their marbles.

This week, House of Representatives Republicans voted to purge (i.e., “cancel”) Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks, ousting her as the number three leader in retaliation for her ongoing criticism of the former president and his claim that last year’s election was stolen.

Good for Liz. Seems she’s the only Republican in the House with the balls to question Trump’s Big Lie.

Cheney challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after the January 6th attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building that was instigated by Trump and carried out by a horde of his rabid MAGA-maniacs. Cheney said, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. If you want leaders who will enable and spread his destructive lies, I’m not your person.”

Cheney said that she is “deeply, deeply concerned about where our party is headed.” She said that the Republican core principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense were being overshadowed by darker forces. “We cannot become the party of QAnon,” she said. “We cannot become the party of Holocaust denial. We cannot become the party of white supremacy.”

Sorry, Liz, but it might be too late for that. You should have realized what the Republican Party under Trump had become long before now.

But, for what it’s worth, after being ousted from her post, Cheney said that she is still committed to doing “everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets near the Oval Office.”

You go, girl.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

24 thoughts on “Who Won the Week? 05/16/2021

  1. Kathy Lauren Miller May 16, 2021 / 10:43 am

    Yes, she is a winner! Brave, fearless in regards to her Party which has gone around the bend and then some.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. newepicauthor May 16, 2021 / 10:57 am

    Liz Cheney is an outstanding choice, someone that went with what is right over the Big Lie, but I think that the DarkSide Ransomware Hackers won the week by getting paid $5 million to release their control on the Colonial pipeline. I hate to choose such an unscrupulous group, but they did a lot better than Cheney did this week and it makes me want to vomit.

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    • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 11:17 am

      Yeah, that’s true, but I just couldn’t bring myself to designate those hackers as winners when they created such havoc and got rewarded for doing so.

      Liked by 1 person

      • newepicauthor May 16, 2021 / 11:24 am

        We need a new internet, one that does not allow hackers to get into sites and take control. We should also get rid of Bit Coins and crypto currency, because this makes it too easy for people to get away with crimes.

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        • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 11:26 am

          I agree. I don’t “get” Bitcoin or crypto currency. It’s like Monopoly money to me.

          Liked by 2 people

            • Marleen May 16, 2021 / 3:10 pm

              I heard that, recently. I don’t know the details of how. Intriguing.

              Liked by 2 people

  3. rugby843 May 16, 2021 / 11:17 am

    I couldn’t agree more and told Liz that in a letter. I hope she stays as my state’s rep but it is in doubt. It’s scary how the T machine is staying revved up and will continue to do so as long as Republicans remain scared and oh so shamefully weak.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 11:22 am

      They are, indeed, a shameful bunch. Or maybe a shameless bunch.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jack Sutter May 16, 2021 / 1:00 pm

        When you’re siding with the daughter of Dick Cheney, the daughter of John McCain, or Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi… Some of the most corrupt people in Washington in the last few decades, you might want to ask yourself where you went wrong.

        And… I get you’re not going to like this question, I’m not trolling so don’t think I expect you to answer, it’s just food for thought but… What if the big lie turned out not to be a lie? How would that change your point of view on things, IF true?

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        • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 1:31 pm

          If you think Joe Biden is a corrupt politician, you must believe that there are no politicians who are not corrupt. That’s sad.It must suck to believe that.

          As to your question, “What if the big lie turned out not to be a lie?” all I can say is the Big Lie not being a big lie is as likely as hell freezing over.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Marleen May 16, 2021 / 3:20 pm

          The specter of Dick Cheney is quite scary. Where did we all go wrong? It’s been a long-time coming (and I don’t think we will be waking from the bad dream). I think Liz is getting ready for a run to be President. Gotta make war mongering more respectable.

          Nevertheless, the things she said this week were right to say.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. Paula Light May 16, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    Yay Liz! But I’m voting for the Houston tiger 🐯 who managed to escape from a creepy killer and find sanctuary ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  5. XingfuMama May 16, 2021 / 1:15 pm

    I agree with your choice, yet I also fear it. I believe that Liz may wind up as the :”designated survivor” of the old GOP (yes, I know that is 2 olds), and we may see her on our 2024 ballots for POTUS. the amount of press on this is scaring me. That is how we wound up with #45.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 1:34 pm

      Yes, I know she’s quite conservative, but at least she had the scruples to speak the truth.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lou Carreras May 16, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    Liz is not my normal cup of political tea, but she is tough as nails, smart and once she gets her teeth into something won’t let go. which makes me wonder – what is her end game? She’s just too smart not to have a really good plan B, C and maybe D.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango May 16, 2021 / 8:23 pm

      Yes, I’m not a fan of her politics, but she does have moxie.

      Like

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