Liz Cheney Just Got the Endorsement She Needs (Try Not to Laugh Too Hard)

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As we’ve reported, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is in deep trouble in her primary on August 16. She’s 30 points behind her Trump-endorsed challenger, Harriet Hageman. She’s about to get wiped out by historic proportions, by all accounts.


But she does have some Democrats coming out trying to cover her action. She just got an endorsement that’s sure to put her over the top now — disgraced former Democratic senator Al Franken.

I’ll leave the door open to the possibility that this is an attempt at comedy since that’s what Franken is allegedly doing now, since the groping scandal and leaving the Senate. An endorsement from Franken not going to help Cheney. If it had any effect at all, it would make any remaining person on the fence in Wyoming race over to Hageman. But it’s like adding one more thing on the list of why not to vote for Cheney.

Cheney’s Democratic buddies are already trying to pull out an excuse for her loss, but more to try to taint Republicans. It’s because of the threats that she couldn’t campaign, according to Democratic operative David Axelrod.

Is that her excuse for ignoring Republican town halls and events for the last two years? Some representative.


But here she is at an event with 10s of people, so so much for Axelrod’s claim. It’s just about trying to demonize Republicans. But the picture itself is hilarious and pretty much says it all for how many people she draws for anything. Look at the body language — how bored and uninterested those people are.

The guy scratching his beard is great, the two young guys in the checked shirts look like they’d rather be anywhere else.

This is a tweet that she’s putting out and that’s the best she can do to promote herself? The attendance is sad and the attitude is sadder than that.

But this is where she’s at, at his point. And Franken, notwithstanding, she’s about to be shown the door on Tuesday.


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