The Wall Street Journal editorial board has an opinion piece today about Rep. Liz Cheney titled, “In Donald Trump’s Purgatory,” and it includes a really great line:
As for Ms. Cheney, she seems intent on continuing her debate with Mr. Trump. Fair enough. Someone in the GOP needs to tell GOP voters the truth about 2020. But if she becomes the pet rock of the Lincoln Project and Washington Post, she’ll quickly lose whatever influence she has in the GOP. She’s most credible as a champion of traditional GOP conservatism against Trumpist isolationism and big government. That’s also her best chance to keep her House seat in Wyoming.
The pet rock of the Lincoln Project? That’s brilliant. Mona Charen, policy editor for The Bulwark, thought the ugly line soiled an otherwise good piece.
The editorial is soiled by this ugly line: "But if she becomes the pet rock of the Lincoln Project and Washington Post, she’ll quickly lose whatever influence she has in the GOP." Do better WSJ. https://t.co/i3pEf06oKF via @WSJOpinion
— Mona Charen (@monacharen) May 13, 2021
Probably the most accurate line in the entire piece.
— Mike (@shaheenconserv) May 13, 2021
The Lincoln Project is not worth defending.
— Michael Rinker (@MichaelRinker) May 13, 2021
Look at who you're talking to. The cheerleader of the Washington Generals of punditry.
— Brian Hipp (@Brianhipp) May 13, 2021
Hahaha! That hit too close to home, huh?
— JJS (@jamesseegs) May 13, 2021
Why? It’s what she’s doing.
— Brian Schubert (@SchubertBrian) May 13, 2021
It's 100 percent accurate.
— Mike (@SpikeMikeSD) May 13, 2021
Mona upset by this line? You are just annoyed that the Bulwark was not included on the list.
— Dave Stone (@DMStoneNY) May 13, 2021
Their point is valid: She doesn't need to switch teams like the Lincoln Project scammers. We need conservative anti-Trump voices more than ever.
— E O’Neal (@heelsoneal) May 13, 2021
I’m a regretful Trump voter, but I agree: the Lincoln Project is trash.
— Bill Heintz (@BHintz23) May 13, 2021
LOL. The WSJ needs to do better for telling the truth? The part of this that's absurd is the suggestion she has any influence left within the GOP. That's like saying you do, Mona.
— General Maximus (@General30775711) May 13, 2021
You never gain influence within a party after rejecting its principles.
— Edgar Burkett (@BigEd0502) May 13, 2021
She has a 90% disapproval rating. What "influence" do you think she has on anything?
— From the workbench of Ronald K. Stump (@N725_DT) May 13, 2021
But this is a very accurate headline.
— Bee Bee (@wes48103) May 13, 2021
Ugly maybe, but certainly true.
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) May 13, 2021
— Nita Keesee (@NitaKeesee) May 13, 2021
She is the pet rock of the Lincoln Project.
— Lon Woock (@WoockLon) May 13, 2021
What’s better than an accurate statement? The Lincoln project is a “real thing” only to its members and its sexually accosted victims. Do better super smart sycophant
— DeeBurns (@Deniseb65028372) May 13, 2021
She has no influence in the GOP and the fact that you don't get this speaks volumes as to how out of touch and braindead you are
— Kathryn Beank511⚔️ (@BeanK511) May 13, 2021
The “pet rock” referrence is spot on. 6 months from now no one will remember her “bravery”. Democrats fawning over any Republican going against Trump is tiresome at best. Trump is still the voice of the party.
— “Gas shortage Joe Biden” (@davesfathead) May 13, 2021
Go back to grifting idiot Dem donors which is what all of you Bulwark phonies do best.
— USS Rushmore (@UssRushmore) May 13, 2021
How long will the media’s love affair with Cheney last? A week?
Clean up, aisle 5! Brit Hume uses the PERFECT quote to DROP the media and sum up the REAL issue Republicans have with Liz Cheney https://t.co/ig0c2n9ySn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2021