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Former Vice President Dick Cheney Cuts Ad for Daughter Liz, Attacks Donald Trump

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney appears in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), which is generating a lot of buzz on social media.

In the spot, Cheney spends at least as much (if not more) time attacking Donald Trump as he does defending his daughter’s record.

Dick Cheney is trying to do what he can to help his daughter, but there are obviously much bigger issues at play here.

As CNBC reports, Cheney used some strong words:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney rips ‘coward’ Trump in election ad for daughter Liz

Former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward” and a prime threat to the United States in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, days before her Republican primary election in Wyoming.

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who has posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the elder Cheney said in a straight-to-camera ad, which was shared online Thursday afternoon.

“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” said Cheney, 81, who served for eight years as vice president in the George W. Bush administration.

“He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters,” Cheney said. “He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know it.”

Watch the ad below:

Here’s my take on this:

Cheney’s ad comes off as the last gasp of the establishment. A final, desperate attempt by the old guard to wrest back control of a party that left them behind over five years ago.

I would give Dick Cheney more credit if I had ever heard him speak this way about Joe Biden or any of the current crop of Democrats who currently control the levers of power in Washington, DC.

This is about a battle for control of the GOP, not the soul of America.

The Cheneys and various other never-Trumpers simply don’t know or refuse to accept the fact that that ship sailed long ago.

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