The Marjorie Taylor Greene-ing of America

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The Marjorie Taylor Greene-ing of America

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 7, 2022, 2:05 am
The Marjorie Taylor Greene-ing of America

Maureen Dowd / Sun Nov 6 2022 / New York Times

People voting for nearly 300 election deniers in the US midterm elections erroneously believe they are punishing Biden and the Democrats

Are we ready for our new Republican overlords?

Are we ready for an empowered Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Are we ready for a pumped-up, pistol-packing Lauren Boebert?

“How many AR-15s do you think Jesus would have had?” Boebert asked a crowd at a Christian campaign event in June. I’m going with none, honestly, but her answer was, “Well, he didn’t have enough to keep his government from killing him.”

The Denver Post pleaded: “We beg voters in western and southern Colorado not to give Rep Lauren Boebert their vote.”

The freshman representative has recently been predicting happily that we’re in the end times, “the last of the last days”. If Boebert is in charge, we may want to be in the end times. I’m feeling not so Rapturous about the prospect.

And then there’s the future first female president, Kari Lake, who lulls you into believing, with her mellifluous voice, statements that seem to emanate from Lucifer. She’s dangerous because, like Donald Trump, she has real skills from her years in TV. And she really believes this stuff, unlike Trump and Kevin McCarthy, who are faking it.

As Cecily Strong said on Saturday Night Live last weekend, embodying Lake, “If the people of Arizona elect me, I’ll make sure they never have to vote ever again.”

Speaking of Paradise Lost, how about Ron DeSantis? The governor of Florida, who’s running for a second term, is airing an ad that suggests that he was literally anointed by God to fight Democrats. God almighty, that’s some high-level endorsement.

Much to our national shame, it looks like these over-the-top and way, way, way out of the mainstream Republicans — and the formerly normie and now creepy Republicans who have bent the knee to the wackos out of political expediency — are going to be running the House, maybe the Senate and certainly some states, perhaps even some that Joe Biden won two years ago.

And it looks as if McCarthy will finally realise his goal of becoming speaker, but when he speaks, it will be Greene, Jim Jordan and Boebert doing the spewing. It will be like the devil growling through Linda Blair in The Exorcist – except it will be our heads spinning.

Welcome to a rogue’s gallery of crazy: Clay Higgins, who’s spouting conspiracy theories about Paul Pelosi, wants to run the House homeland security committee; Paul Gosar, whose own family has begged Arizonans to eject him from Congress, will be persona grata in the new majority.

In North Carolina, Bo Hines, a Republican candidate for the House, wants community panels to decide whether rape victims are able to get abortions or not. He’s building on Dr Oz’s dictum that local politicians should help make that call. Even Oprah turned on her creation, Dr Odd.

JD Vance, the Yale-educated, former Silicon Valley venture capitalist and author of Hillbilly Elegy, who called Trump “America’s Hitler” in 2016, before saluting him to gain public office, could join the Senate in January. Talk about American Elegy.

Even though he wrote in his bestseller that Yale law school was his “dream school,” he now trashes the very system that birthed him. Last year, he gave a speech titled “The universities are the enemy”; his mother-in-law is a provost at the University of California San Diego.

It’s disturbing to think of Vance side by side with Herschel Walker. Walker was backed by Mitch McConnell, who countenanced an obviously troubled and flawed individual even if it meant degrading the once illustrious Senate chamber.

Overall, there are nearly 300 election deniers on the ballot, but they will be all too happy to accept the results if they win.

People voting for these crazies think they’re punishing Biden, Barack Obama and the Democrats. They’re really punishing themselves.

These extreme Republicans don’t have a plan. Their only idea is to get in, make trouble for Biden, drag Hunter Biden into the dock, start a bunch of stupid investigations, shut down the government, abandon Ukraine and hold the debt limit hostage.

Democrats are partly to blame. They haven’t explained how they plan to get a grip on the things people are worried about: crime and inflation. Voters weren’t hearing what they needed to hear from Biden, who felt morally obligated to talk about the threat to democracy, even though that’s not what people are voting on.

As it turns out, a woman’s right to control her body has been overshadowed by uneasiness over safety and economic security.

To top it off, Trump is promising a return. We’ll see if DeSantis really is the chosen one. In Iowa on Thursday night, Trump urged the crowd to “crush the communists” at the ballot box and said that he was “very, very, very” close to deciding to “do it again”.

Trump, the modern Pandora, released the evil spirits swirling around us: racism, anti-Semitism, violence, hatred, conspiracy theories and Trump mini-mes who should be nowhere near the levers of power.

Heaven help us.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 7, 2022, 4:13 am

>1 Molly3028: “How many AR-15s do you think Jesus would have had?” Boebert asked a crowd at a Christian campaign event in June. I’m going with none, honestly, but her answer was, “Well, he didn’t have enough to keep his government from killing him.”

Well, actually some of Jesus' followers were armed with swords, the then equivalent of an AR-15, and they made a spirited attempt to prevent his arrest, which might have succeeded if he himself had not said, "Peter, put down your AR-15". Jesus exemplified gospel nonviolence, which can be summed up as, "I am willing to die for my beliefs, but I am not prepared to kill for them". And it wasn't his (democratically elected) government which killed him, it was a foreign occupying power.

marraskuu 7, 2022, 7:52 am
Kevin McCarthy Pours Cold Water on Impeaching Biden if GOP Takes Control of House

MTG and her ilk are going to roll right over this dimwit.

marraskuu 7, 2022, 11:50 am

It's questionable whether McCarthy has the support to be Speaker of the House among his own Republican caucus. He's the minority leader for now but that doesn't mean if his party wins back the house that someone else might knock him down. And it's the same for McConnell were the Senate Republicans to win that chamber.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 7, 2022, 1:30 pm

>2 John5918: It hadn't occurred to me before I read your post, but you're absolutely right: Bobert's reading of the Jesus story seems to be missing what I'd always understood to be the point.

marraskuu 9, 2022, 1:19 pm

>2 John5918: I've thought that Jesus healing the ear that Peter cut off would have scared the hell out of me as a Roman soldier. That's not the act of man cowed by our swords; that's the act of a god who doesn't fear anything that's coming and probably could have flattened all of us with a wave of his hand. Sorcery I could have dealt with, but a being with such lack of fear of the Roman state and Roman steel... that's a whole nother ball game.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 9, 2022, 1:23 pm
Marjorie Taylor Greene Slams ‘Lazy, Pathetic, Wimpy’ Republicans Blaming Trump For Midterm Result: ‘He’s Being Politically Persecuted!’

The Greene-ing of the GOP continues ~ Georgia voters returned this imbecile to the Congress.

marraskuu 9, 2022, 2:50 pm

>6 prosfilaes:

And that's the power of nonviolent resistance!

heinäkuu 20, 10:12 am

MJT was “uncomfortable” showing Hunter Biden nudes. Do you believe that?

Greene defended her decision to show the images during the hearing in an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday, saying the photos were "the evidence that I believe the American people deserve to see because when the American people can see this evidence, as uncomfortable as it was for me to show it on the Oversight Committee today, I believe that's how they can hold this government accountable.”

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 20, 11:18 am

No more uncomfortable than Ken Starr, who released a XXX-rated report about the Clinton White House years ago.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 22, 5:41 pm

>9 2wonderY: we need to see Hunter Biden nudes... why?

Almost nothing she says makes sense, ever. I'm dismayed that she continues to hold office.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 22, 7:17 pm

She's representative of her district which is rural and north of Atlanta and is (citing Wikipedia) 77.5% white, 10.8% hispanic and 8.9% black. My guess is it's chock full of KKK and other militia wannabes and racists and bigots, evangelical holy rollers of every stripe and baptist snake charmers. However true to life that guess is it's a very conservative district and her constituents are going to keep sending her back to congress no matter how much money people outside the district throw at her opponents. They didn't accidentally elect her....they elected her very deliberately.