Why does the left suddenly think Liz Cheney is a hero? 

I have walked to Farragut North every morning for the last ten years to sell Street Sense. 

As my morning customers arrive, I try passing the time by attempting to watch Morning Joe on the office wall next to the Metro station. 

I say attempt because torture would be more pleasurable than being stuck watching Joe and Mika and their panel of Trump haters. However, this morning I decided to punish myself by listening to them. 

It was the morning after Liz Cheney lost to her challenger Harriet Hageman by thirty-seven points. Mika and Joe were lamenting the loss of Cheney, a former Birther who opposed Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, a 20-year war launched by her father. She vehemently opposed same-sex marriage despite her sister being in a same-sex relationship. While claiming she evolved on the issue, she recently voted against the Equality Act, which would have added sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under civil rights laws. 

There’s nothing unusual about politicians changing abominable positions — they usually get away with it. The left has completely glossed over Joe Biden, who began his Senate career opposing school busing, sent millions of Black men to prison with his crime bill, and told Black voters that if they had trouble deciding whether to vote for him or Trump, “you ain’t Black.” 

So it is conceivable that Trump-hating Leftists would elevate a person who voted with Trump 93% of the time, is firmly pro-life, and a defender of gun rights to be the face of the anti-Trump movement. 

Despite Liz Cheney’s humiliating defeat, the take on Morning Joe wasn’t that Wyoming voters wanted someone different to represent their state. Joe and Mika ripped into Republican voters by calling them un-American. How dare voters not follow our script and support our prescribed candidates? 

Morning Joe and the Washington establishment are shamelessly selling Liz Cheney as the one who will save America and thwart Donald Trump’s possible run in 2024.   

It’s rather depressing what’s become of Morning Joe. I don’t know how some of these people live with themselves. I don’t know how anyone from that audience with a soul can believe someone from the Cheney family, who presided over the deaths of thousands of Iraqis, is a viable alternative to Donald Trump. 

I wonder if I’m the only one in Washington, D.C. not infected by Trump Derangement. I could never imagine a group of people hating Donald Trump so much that they would now champion Liz Cheney as a savior. 

Liz Cheney is not a hero or patriot, she’s a shameless opportunist. I feel sad for people so blinded by their hatred for Trump that believe she will be the Paul Revere who saves the country. 

As traffic started to pick up, I grabbed my bags, grateful that I’m immune to the twisted spins and manipulations of cable news. 

Jeffery McNeil is a vendor with Street Sense Media.

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