MSNBC host and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart made the incredibly lame comparison of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to Star Wars hero Obi-Wan Kenobi and alluded to former President Trump as Darth Vader.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
The cringy comparison occurred on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour” following anchor Judy Woodruff playing a Liz Cheney campaign ad, with her dad, former vice president Dick Cheney who bluntly attacked Trump as a “coward.”
Woodruff noted that in her opinion, “They don’t come much more conservative than Dick Cheney.” Many would certainly contest that contended fact.
New York Times commentator David Brooks called Cheney a “hero.” But he also said that “if the polls are any way remotely close to what reality is, she’s about to get clobbered… in one of the polls, she was down by 22 percent.”
“When you read the Casper papers, one of the big beefs against her is not defense of Donald Trump, it is that she isn’t paying attention to us in Wyoming and she’s gone Washington,” he added.
I gotta laugh that Liz Cheney is so desperate for voters that she had to drag daddy outta mothballs to lie about Trump😂
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) August 5, 2022
Looks like Liz Cheney is making her last rounds campaigning in Wyoming. pic.twitter.com/iSgRPrbn3y
— Alexandra Datig | Front Page Index 🇺🇸 (@alexdatig) August 7, 2022
Enter Capehart who came to Cheney’s defense utilizing his Jedi hero worship.
“She has made it clear that going after — speaking truth to power, not cowering in the face of Donald Trump, even putting her political career on the line, that that is what she’s going to do, because she’s decided that saving American democracy, standing up for the rule of law and the Constitution in the face of a grave threat is much more important than holding elective office in Wyoming,” the host of “The Sunday Show” stated, riding to the rescue of a liberal dressed up as a conservative.
“And, look, I keep thinking about the scene in Star Wars: Episode IV, when Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are battling it out on the Death Star. And Obi-Wan says to Darth Vader, if you strike me down, I will come back more powerful than you can imagine,” he said, practically swooning over Cheney.
“And, to me, Liz Cheney is Obi-Wan Kenobi. If she loses, which she very well might lose her primary on August 16, she could very well come back more powerful than Donald Trump has imagined. And if her goal is to ensure that he comes — never comes within any manner of feet of the Oval Office, if she can succeed in doing that, she will have done a major service to the American — to the American experiment,” he commented engaging in sheer leftist fantasy.
The word RINO is too good for Liz Cheney.
She has defrauded the voters of Wyoming – running as a conservative but completing her time in Congress as Nancy Pelosi’s lapdog.
What she has done is a disgrace to her already disgraced family name.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 8, 2022
It's going to be awesome for Wyoming, when Harriet Hageman wipes out Liz Cheney
Bye bye Liz!
— American 🇺🇲 Alley (@Freedom_Alley3) August 7, 2022
Liz Cheney is losing badly in Wyoming!
😂😂👏😂😂 🍿 😂😂👏😂😂
— judy t ⛳️🇺🇸🍊 (@judytgolf) August 8, 2022
“We’re going to have a quiz on Star Wars the next time we’re together,” Woodruff kidded.
“I know. I will do Marvel Comics,” Brooks chimed in.
“All right, that was a great note to end on,” Woodruff claimed, obviously meaning just the opposite.
Earlier in that same segment, Woodruff and Brooks agreed that the president was piling up “impressive achievements” and then showing just how out of touch with reality and voters they really are over at PBS, asserted that the GOP primary results showed “the Republicans are doing a phenomenally excellent job of self-sabotaging.”
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