Nothing has been accomplished by all the simping in the media for Liz Cheney except improving her public image among Democrats.
“Republican Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney is nearly three times more popular among Democratic voters than Republican voters, according to a recent poll.
While only 15 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters view Cheney favorably, 42 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters view her favorably.
Conversely, while 53 percent of Republican voters view Cheney unfavorably, only 22 percent of Democrats view her unfavorably. Put another way, nearly 2.5 times more Republicans disfavor Cheney than Democrats.
Approximately 80 percent of Republicans supported Cheney’s recent ouster from her Republican House leadership position, according to CBS News poll released last Sunday. …”
Five Thirty Eight is pushing this delusional narrative.
“Although Cheney hasn’t said publicly whether she’d join this third breakaway party (she previously told the “Today” show she would not leave the GOP over its embrace of the former president), it’s entirely possible that this is her next move. The group of Republicans who have threatened to join if the GOP doesn’t pull back from Trump largely fits the pattern of former officials breaking rank, but it does include some prominent former officeholders and high-ranking Republican staffers.
As far as the ideological leanings of the breakaway coalition go, political scientists I talked with told me to expect it to be composed of “Trump-skeptical moderates” and “anti-Trumpers” — two of the five wings of the Republican Party Perry Bacon Jr. previously described for FiveThirtyEight. That’s to say, this isn’t even close to the majority of the GOP, and reports so far say Republicans on board with this effort are generally fiscally conservative but more centrist on cultural issues. Because of this, we wouldn’t be surprised if some Democrats joined this effort, too. Last year, the Pew Research Center found that conservative and moderate voters make up about half (51 percent) of the Democratic electorate, so if there’s potential for this third breakaway party to have any hope of viability, it needs it to be bipartisan, too. …”
I think she has a long way to go to take back the Republican Party.