Cheney Blisters MTG for Comment on Pelosi Mask Mandate as 'Evil Lunacy'

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Show of hands: Who among us would pay some serious bucks to watch Republican lightning rods Reps. Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene go at one another “bigly” in a no-holds-barred, MMA steel cage death match? (I raised my hand. Enthusiastically, so.)

As we reported on Friday, Greene teed off on Nancy Pelosi’s stubborn-as-hell, House mask mandate during an interview on Newsmax TV, calling the mandate “exactly the type of abuse” as Adolf Hitler’s Nazis murdering Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

Cheney on Saturday teed off on Greene for comparing the two. Game on. 

If you missed MTG’s comments, here ya go:

“We can look back a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens so much so that they were put in chains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany and this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”

Hey — at least she didn’t say “literally.”

Before those so inclined to do so burn me at the stake (incidentally, as Thomas Sowell is wont to say, I don’t care):

First, I loathe hyper-partisan hack Nancy Pelosi and the ground on which she walks. I have blistered her lies and hypocrisy throughout her dictatorial reign in the House. Second, I have fought — and have practiced what I’ve preached —against the ridiculous mask mandate, draconian lockdowns, obscene abuse of America’s school kids by teachers’ unions and the Democrat Party, and the left’s politicization of COVID from the outset.

All of that said, I’m clearly aware that in some quarters Marjorie Taylor Greene can do no wrong, and Liz Cheney is the Devil’s own spawn. Please do not misinterpret that statement to suggest anything I feel or believe about either woman. Besides, those sorts of absolutes say more about the people who draw them than whom they’re drawn about.

Or against, as it were.

But here’s the thing. Remember how we recoiled in disgust — rightly so — every time a liberal made an obscene comparison between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler? Me, too.

Here’s the other thing. The “shoe on the other foot” test has long been discarded on both sides of the political aisle. “Whataboutism” has become the #1 go-to “defense” in many political debates (knock-down, drag-out arguments), be those debates against the left or during bloody, internecine intra-party “festivities.”

Back to the Steel Cage Death Match

Cheney responded to MTG’s hyperbolic analogy with a bit of hyperbole of her own.

“This is evil lunacy.”

Was MTG’s analogy “lll-advised”? I believe it was. “Over the top”? In my mind, of course. But “evil lunacy”? Oh, hell no. Mass murder of Jews in gas chambers was “evil lunacy,” Lizzie; you just parodied yourself. 

Incidentally, Marjorie Taylor Greene doubled down on her Holocaust analogy on Saturday.

“I think any rational Jewish person didn’t like what happened in Nazi Germany & any rational Jewish person doesn’t like what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates.”

OK then. I was unaware of the mutual inclusivity of those statements.

Incidentally, I “don’t like what happened in Nazi Germany,” I’m “rational” (as far as I can tell), and I “don’t like” (and have not “liked” from the beginning) “what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates.”

And the last time I checked? I’m not even Jewish.