American politics stay "interesting." How will my favorite living folk musician respond? Dick Cheney torches Donald Trump in ad supporting his daughter.

@TheHorse (157787)
Walnut Creek, California
August 4, 2022 8:36pm CST
With the death of John Prine, my favorite living folk musician is James McMurtry, the son of legendary novelist, Larry McMurtry. James McMurtry torched Bush II and his VP, Dick Cheney, in his classic tune, "Cheney's Toy." I will link a good version at the end of this post. But now Dick Cheney has come out with a powerful ad in support of his daughter, Liz Cheney, the Republican woman who stood up to Donald Trump's antics. Her honesty cost her her power within the Republican party. But she did what was right. Maybe Dick Cheney has come to his senses in his old age. Will James McMurtry forgive him? Here's the article: I'll try to find a good link to the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imshG_wDzmY
In a new campaign ad for his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not mince words about former President Donald Trump, calling him a "coward" and a "threat to our republic."
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• United States
5 Aug
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Once hated politicians become welcome if they hate who I hate. Much like young children think We've regressed to playground politics.
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Aug
Isn't that a Middle Eastern adage? I can't remember for sure. Do you have a favorite Larry McMurtry novel? Mine is Lonesome Dove for sure.
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• United States
5 Aug
@TheHorse I have read only one novel. I have watched several adaptations that I enjoyed but read his work only once. My mom was a book reader and had a copy of Horseman Pass By. It was written in the early sixties and I didn't read it until well into the seventies. That story line has been repeated many times. Other authors with slightly different characters or situations. I took away that an author can bring you away to another place and time and make you believe the story. I had to double check to see what else had been done outside of Lonesome Dove. I must get that series and read.
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Aug
@Vikingswest1 Only if you want to! Lonesome Dove was/is one of my favorite novels ever.
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@dawnald (84902)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug
bravo Cheney... He's still a war criminal, but bravo!
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Aug
He understands that the next generation is the next generation. And that Democracy must survive.
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@BarBaraPrz (37645)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Aug
Maybe you could write the song.
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@BarBaraPrz (37645)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Aug
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Aug
@BarBaraPrz The next Big Thing?
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Aug
Maybe I will. Lyrics started popping into my head when I read your comment.
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@FourWalls (45860)
• United States
6 Aug
I think McMurtry — at least I hope so — will rejoice that more and more Republicans are coming to the realization that this is NOT their daddies’ party. I’m hoping more and more Republicans will stand up and take the party back from the neo-Nazis.
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@FourWalls (45860)
• United States
6 Aug
@TheHorse — there’s a group I belong to on Facebook. One of the questions the other day was about an artist people discovered “late” or long after the fact. My choice was Django Reinhardt, but someone picked John Prine. The important thing is not that the person was 50 years late in finding Prine, but that he DID find Prine. I would hope McMurtry would feel the same way about people who are now realizing what has happened to Lincoln’s party.
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Aug
@FourWalls James who?
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Aug
I hope so too. Give McMurtry's darkness, he might make note of the fact that they did it late, when it was convenient for them. Talk about a complicated song!
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@LindaOHio (99898)
• United States
5 Aug
I try to avoid discussing politics whenever I can.
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Aug
I enjoy discussing politics, simply because they're more complicated than most are willing to admit.
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@LindaOHio (99898)
• United States
6 Aug
@TheHorse As long as the discussion stays civil, I'm OK with it.
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@TheHorse (157787)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Aug
@LindaOHio When people become non-civil, you can infer that they are not very smart, and are not worth listening to
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