It’s been nothing if not fascinating to watch Liz Cheney make her way into the Left’s good graces and hearts.
Gone are the days of her being a careless shotgun-totin’ right-wing warmonger’s daughter. She found her niche in the Resistance and it’s looking like she’ll stay there for as long as they’ll have her.
And Mother Jones is more than happy to have her. At least for the rest of this year:
Liz Cheney isn't a life-long hero. But she is a hero of 2021. https://t.co/7mN5CX1qYK
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 31, 2021
Liz Cheney, hero to Mother Jones. What a time to be alive, huh?
“She’s a hero for saying some mean things” https://t.co/chKsfiEw8i
— Joe Kearns (@JoeKearns_PSU) December 31, 2021
If that’s all it takes to be Mother Jones’ hero, we can think of plenty of mean things to say. Like we can talk about how much Joe Biden sucks as a person and a president and how much Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sucks as a person and a U.S. Representative and how much the Democratic party just plain sucks. Can we be your heroes now, too, Mother Jones? Pretty please?
It seems like the bar is pretty low already.
And speaking of low bars …
When did MJ join the Lincoln Project?
— Anti Gravity (@AntiGravy) December 31, 2021
That’s a fair question. But for what it’s worth, we checked out the article, and it wasn’t actually written by someone from the Lincoln Project. Those guys are way too busy and important working on other very busy and important things like this:
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 30, 2021
Nice one, Rick. Maybe Mother Jones can do a piece on that next! Seems like the sort of thing they’d gush and fawn over. Especially if questionable judgment is a common factor. Obviously the Lincoln Project has shown a great deal of questionable judgment. And Mother Jones clearly has questionable judgment if they’re trying to get in on the Liz Cheney love fest.
They’d be a match made in heaven!
But we digress. This post is about pointing out how ridiculous Mother Jones is.
— FrankieP (@F__Peladeau) December 31, 2021
— Alli DeJong (@allison_dejong) December 31, 2021
— Joanne (@jehasbrook) December 31, 2021
Well, that’s on you, dear. We could’ve told you a long time ago that that was a dumb thing to do. Democracy Now! and Mother Jones are basically progressive money pits. You can sink in as much as you like, but they’ll ultimately be worthless.
Though we must admit that we are quite enjoying Mother Jones taking a beating from the Left for throwing their lot in with Liz Cheney.
— 👻 of Julius Martov (@NotYetSurgeon) December 31, 2021
Change the name of the publication you neoliberal hacks https://t.co/eIfTxL4fIw
— King Kong Bedi (@BediKong) December 31, 2021
The real Mother Jones is spinning in her grave reading the corporatist crap this tabloid publishes. This article proves the Dem Party is no longer the party for the working class, but for the elite rich https://t.co/NiAy3yi6mc
— Iconoclast (@ProfessorDNA) December 31, 2021
Just hook it to our veins.
I'm old enough to remember when Mother Jones was considered a serious publication that challenged the status quo. 🤔
— LarryC (@Liminal333) December 31, 2021
Well, we’re not old enough to remember that. Sorry.
But hopefully Liz Cheney will at least get some enjoyment out of being Mother Jones’ Flava of the Month. Or Flava of the Year. Whatever.
If you're a hero to Mother Jones, maybe you should rethink your political affiliation https://t.co/08IeylTFcs
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 31, 2021
Maybe you should rethink a whole bunch of things.