There’s been a lot of coping on the Left ever since Liz Cheney was sent packing in Tuesday’s primary election by a huge margin. As we reported earlier, a TIME correspondent claimed that “the GOP just borrowed a Soviet skill and disappeared Liz Cheney.” Yes, the Soviet skill of holding a free and fair election. We were even assured that the Republican Party “would never recover” if Cheney lost. So, we guess Cheney being voted out means the end of the GOP.
Frank Bruni has weighed in at the New York Times, claiming that “in the ways that count, Liz Cheney won.” It was a moral victory, he argues, even if it was an electoral blowout.
While Liz Cheney may not be some paragon of altruism, her unwavering stance against Donald Trump among the cowardice of her party claims her a moral victory, writes Frank Bruni. https://t.co/J58F7cRtvS
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2022
Seriously, look at this headline:
This meme has never been more accurately represented. pic.twitter.com/bHLvqf5jpe
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 18, 2022
“The losers on Tuesday night were the Republican Party and the United States.”
Nah she's a loser.
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) August 17, 2022
— Soledad Ursua (@SoledadUrsua) August 17, 2022
Liz Cheney has a gargantuan ego. Normal people would be crushed by such a huge loss. They would have humility and self-reflection forced upon them. Not Cheney. She believes the voters—not her—were on trial yesterday. They failed miserably! She remains a legend in her own mind
— Colorado Native (@Colorado14er22) August 17, 2022
She’s already setting her sights on a presidential run in 2024.
Frank Bruni watching Liz Cheney wash her hands after she uses the bathroom: pic.twitter.com/mPGtUeBNLT
— Matt Pociask (@matt_pociask) August 17, 2022
No moral victories, loser
— SPACⓂ️an Jones (@angeImaker) August 17, 2022
— Zack Blackboot (@Ragman9731) August 17, 2022
She was literally rejected by the majority her constituents.
— StarfighterInteractive (@StarfighterInt1) August 17, 2022
Moral victories don't win elections.
Moral victories don't win anything.
— Mewt (@therealmewt1987) August 17, 2022
She's all yours, democrats. Convince her to join your side and cry about Trump more. 😂
— I'm Batman (@Pray4TheBatman) August 17, 2022
— Dan (@danm97501) August 17, 2022
Life is not about participation trophies
— emperorJason (@jasonakagoimon) August 17, 2022
She's obsessed with Trump. She essentially only discussed January 6th in her debate. The PEOPLE of Wyoming made a choice, and perhaps it is because the other candidate actually focused on THEIR values and morals. The PEOPLE made a decision that she does not represent THEM.
— Samantha Culpeper (@SamCulpeper) August 17, 2022
How is that a moral victory? She went against her conservative colleagues and supported the antics of the Jan 6 Committee, agreeing to co-chair the panel without the Republicans' recommended participants. This was purely her own personal vendetta. I don't call that moral.
— CK (@cak52cak) August 17, 2022
See, the thing about moral victories is that they only seem to happen when you lose. Interesting.
— Ronnie Dubs (@RonnieDubs78) August 18, 2022
So Bruni is sad for the United States because it lost Tuesday night? He doesn’t happen to live in Wyoming, does he?
HILARIOUS! Liz Cheney babbles incoherently about running for president while trashing her own party after HUMILIATING defeat in Wyoming (watch)https://t.co/aHUEvWZrNL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 17, 2022
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