Talk about adding insult to injury. After a blowout loss in her re-election bid, soon-to-former US Representative Liz Cheney (R, Wyoming) was the butt of political jokes on the far-left comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). It’s bad enough when your own party regards you as a RINO–Republican In Name Only–but it’s a whole other level when even SNL trolls you for being one.
The skit involved a pretend game show called When the Cheney character insisted she was in fact a Republican, the game show host replied “You might tell everybody that, but it’s not what other Republicans say. Like it or not, you are the Rachel Dolezal of the Republican Party.”
Oh damn, he went there.
For those of you who might recall, Rachel Dolezal is a white woman who claimed to be–and for years passed as–an African American woman. Her outing, during a time when she was representing herself as a black woman and serving in the NAACP, led to the popularization of the term “stolen pallor.” The punchline is, of course, that Liz Cheney is as much of a Republican as Rachel Dolezal is an African American.
And to a large degree, they are right. Cheney regularly attacks President Trump and even voted for his impeachment. She also sits on the committee investigating the January 6 riot. All of these things, and many more, raised the ire of Republicans across the country, including in her home state. Things got so bad for Cheney in her last election that she resorted to begging Democrats to vote for her. But even that desperate measure wasn’t enough to stave off inevitable defeat. Or SNL’s trolling.
Here is a link to the video, watch it for yourself and let us know what you think.
“We will see you on MSNBC in about a week,” the skit’s host told the pretend Cheney at the conclusion of the skit. The ironic thing is, he’s probably right.
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