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Liberals like Eric Swalwell seem to be unaware of the concept of leaving well enough alone.
As if everyone is still in high school, the California Democrat congressman apparently thought it would be a good idea to intervene in the barb-trading involving Sen. Ted Cruz and Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, all Republicans.
The San Francisco-area Democrat’s ill-advised attempt at trolling when the political opposition is debating among themselves did not go so well, however.
When CNN came up with a talking point on Saturday about Never Trumper Cheney, the Wyoming congresswoman who is unlikely to hold on to her U.S. House seat in 2022, having a mythical “lane” to run for president in 2024, Sen. Cruz quipped on Twitter, “Yes. it’s called the Democratic primary.”
Cheney self-righteously responded online to the Texas politician, “I know you’re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it.”
Cruz sums up talk of Liz Cheney White House run in 5 words, gets catty clapback from Wyo. lawmaker https://t.co/JpOTwbmouY
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 14, 2021
When lame-duck Kinzinger (R-Ill.), the other Pelosi-appointed, anti-Trump, pro-impeachment Republican on the January 6 investigatory committee, chimed in with a zinger, as it were — “Damn son, Liz brought the heat on you” — Cruz showed that he wasn’t done.
In referring to Cheney and Kinzinger, Ted Cruz articulated what a lot of people are probably thinking: “These two need to hurry up and get their bottom-rated @msnbc show.”
These two need to hurry up and get their bottom-rated @msnbc show.@AdamKinzinger @RepLizCheney https://t.co/fTFnlgorf6
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 14, 2021
As Cruz alluded, both MSNBC and CNN provide homes for Republicans who collect a check or get face time for criticizing other Republicans, which conjures up the Cold War-era term “useful idiots” for those operating in the media and/or in Congress.
Or similar to the way it’s done in professional wrestling, a.k.a. sports entertainment, when, to advance a storyline, a “babyface” (i.e., a good guy or girl) abruptly becomes a “heel” (bad guy), usually in the middle of the ring.
Journalist Mollie Hemingway has noted the incongruity of the Trump-loathing Cheney — previously ousted from her House Republican leadership position — simultaneously purportedly serving as a ranking member of the J6 committee as a Republican while operating as the vice-chair of the panel for the Democrats, resulting in no actual GOP representation in the investigation.
Cheney accused of lying to witnesses in Jan 6 probe: ‘If this was a real investigation, that’d land you in jail’ https://t.co/prsVjoyi3u
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 11, 2021
Common sense suggests perhaps that the partisan committee will issue a report around the time of the 2022 midterms that blames ex-President Donald Trump for the chaos at the Capitol.
Swalwell, was one of the elected officials who relentless pushed the Russia collusion hoax and allegedly spends campaign cash on a lavish lifestyle, subsequently tweeted to his new pal Kinzinger, “Adam, if you want @tedcruz’s support you’re going to have to attack his wife.”
That remark may have been a callback to the 2016 presidential campaign when Cruz and Donald Trump were intense, if not bitter, rivals for the GOP nomination, and the latter was accused of insulting Heidi Cruz.
Adam, if you want @tedcruz’s support you’re going to have to attack his wife. https://t.co/pn9F2WY1zY
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 14, 2021
Swalwell has a something of a not-so-swell history of self-owns.
Eric Swalwell falls flat on his face when he tries to own Charlie Kirk by revealing private DM https://t.co/qqipIrY6qj pic.twitter.com/3fw9Eh4Eli
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 13, 2021
Apart from die-hard liberals on Twitter — and there are many of them — who are definitely not on Team Ted, social-distancing-advocate Swalwell, who enjoys riding camels maskless and shirtless, at least, on one occasion anyway, is getting roasted on the social media platform.
Here is just a sample (*warning for language):
If you want Eric‘s support, you have to sleep with a Chinese spy. pic.twitter.com/qVPq77RbY2
— Vin 🇺🇸 (@VinceGottalotta) November 14, 2021
Who’s the girl in the picture. How much did you support her? Is her name Bang-Bang? pic.twitter.com/eYhkcaIV31
— The Doctor (@TennantRob) November 14, 2021
As opposed to sellout your country to your Chinese handler…
— Douglas Turner (@mkedgt2) November 14, 2021
Go get’em Fang Fang.#FangFang pic.twitter.com/9C6Ot4uNUC
— Cringe (@cringetalk) November 14, 2021
Eric, you were having a sexual liaison with a Chinese spy and threatened nuclear weapons against your fellow countrymen. Kindly STFU https://t.co/aNcxVPatWG
— Radicalized before Facebook (@Liberty_guy85) November 14, 2021
Fart boy says what?
— DocH (@DocHowie) November 14, 2021
This might feel fun, but honestly don’t stoop to these low brow tactics. Take the high road.
— Joan Anzelmo (@JoanAnzelmo) November 14, 2021
More shit from the ken doll
— brian (@brian091447421) November 14, 2021
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