(CNN) - Republicans need to move past last year's disappointing election before President Barack Obama drives the country to its demise, Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, wrote in an op-ed published Friday in the Wall Street Journal.
"It is time for Republicans to get over their loss in 2012. We are all that stands between this president's policies and a damaged and diminished America," she wrote. "It is time to get back in the fight."
Cheney, who chairs a nonprofit on national security and education called Keep America Safe, is rumored to be considering a U.S. Senate bid from Wyoming.
"And I do mean fight," she continued in the op-ed. "Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left, but in my experience, those who advocate more liberal policies for the GOP are wrongheaded or Democrats, or both."
Since the November presidential loss, the Republican Party has undergone major introspection and a formal review by the Republican National Committee over how the GOP can rebrand itself and expand its outreach. The RNC concluded in a new report earlier this month that the party needed to retool its messaging strategy and better communicate its ideas to wider audiences.
Others in the party have also called for change. Karl Rove, former top political adviser to President George W. Bush, created a new group that's aimed to help electable candidates easily sail through Republican primaries in 2014.
Some have interpreted the recent calls for a change as a need to move the party more to the center. Tea party conservatives have especially taken issue with Rove's initiative, which they perceive as a move to push their voices out of the party.
In her op-ed Friday, Cheney cautioned against the party moving too far to the middle.
"You can be sure that President Obama would welcome an America in which the Republican Party is preoccupied with remaking itself into a watered-down version of the Democrat," she wrote.
After ticking off a number of the president's policies that she considers destructive–"Obama is the most radical man ever to occupy the Oval Office"–Cheney urged her fellow Republicans to fight back strong.
"Now is the time to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and man the barricades for freedom," she said.
Love this woman. Sensible, intelligent, no frills, just facts. We need her in the senate – and beyond.
The election of President Obama, not once but twice, represents the change that Republicans fear the most – wealthy white males are no longer in sole possession of political and economic power in this country. That is why the visceral hatred from conservatives.
In a very few generations, whites will be a numerical minority in the US and Canada won't accept them as gun toting refugees. LOL
Her father along with his cohorts should be tried at the Hague for many human rights violations, genocide, driving the economy into the ground by warmongering for oil profits, and the 911 fiasco, with all the looting that happened the same day needs to be reopened. Yes, they use al quaeda too to do their dirty work.
Indeed. And still holding on to their stubborn foolishness as some sort of courageous victory.
Go figure Lynda.
This particularly shameless, irrational, greedy, and unpatriotic brand of Republicans has given me some of the heartiest gut-busting laughter attacks that I've ever enjoyed.
They have also broken my heart in ways that I never knew it could be broken.
Hmm ! Why do I have to look at a picture of Satan and his daughter at Easter time ?
Obama has been in office for over 4 years now and has done nothing but divide this country, increase our debt, put fear in the American people and blame it on either the GOP or Bush. When are the American people going to start making Obama accountable?
This CRIMINAL IDIOT IS TALKING AGAINT OBAMA. Obama the best president. Stop showing this sin, idiot., criminal. Please
We have missed you Gurgyl!!
Wow, the sheer arrogance of these people. Surely they are not so foolish to think that there is only one way, and that they are the sole 'saviors'? Its one thing to bs for votes, its something completely different once you start believing it.
A gay republican–who happens to be Dick Cheney’s daughter– walks into a bar and says “Obama is radical”. Sounds like the start of a bad joke doesn’t it?
The reality is if it wasn’t for the epic failures of Bush/Cheney there would be no Obama.
Somebody get that girl a dictionary...QUICKLY.....she really needs to learn the meaning of " radical.."...... I believe WE learned the meaning of the word during the Bush administration when CHENEY was running the country....and the Republicans left this country in a debt that we are still fighting to overcome!!!!WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK OFFICE....HE WAS NOT ONLY TOLD THAT THE REPUBS PLANNED TO KEEP HIM AT ONE TERM.....THEY LEFT HIM AND OUR COUNTRY IN A DEBT THAT OBAMA HAS BEEN ERRONEOUSLY BLAMED FOR BY THE NON THINKING REPUBS..........
Tony in Maine
In a very few generations, whites will be a numerical minority in the US
and the country will be a bankrupt third world slum as a result. enjoy your future.
Delos - And this from the daughter war criminal.
Obama has a targetted assassination list. And you talk about criminals? How many innocent people have died from his hellfire missile attacks? Obama is the real war criminal.
i love how this chihuahua barks
"Cheney, who chairs a nonprofit on national security and education called Keep America Safe, is rumored to be considering a U.S. Senate bid from Wyoming."
First of all, what exactly does this "nonprofit" do? Is it time for the IRS to step in and see how the money is spent. Second, Liz running for Senate is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well. Ride daddy's coattails, throw around inflammatory statements without a shred of evidence to back them up, have absolutely no experience running anything other than your own life, blame everyone else for your troubles (her generation is real good for that) and duck any question that comes your way. Sounds like a new age Republican to me.
FIVE YEARS later with no economic and employment improvement, the leftists and Democrats STILL make excuses for the Failure-in-Chief.. We'll be hearing the same excuses and BS after another 3 years of FAILURE. You are all as big a joke as Obama. Total LOSERS that have no clue, just a bunch of BS blaming others. Of course, none of you need to work because you are all most likely on the government dole so the massive unemployment doesn't matter to you.