GOP Dismisses Marjorie Taylor Greene At Their Peril

GOP Dismisses Marjorie Taylor Greene At Their Peril

GOP Dismisses Marjorie Taylor Greene At Their Peril

Let me be upfront here: I don’t particularly like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. And if I were a resident of the Georgia 14th district, I probably would’ve voted for her opponent in the 2020 GOP primary. But I don’t live there, so it’s up to her constituents to decide if they want to keep her in office.


Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Punching Bag

You have to admit, MTG has embraced some pretty kooky ideas. In the past she embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory, along with other false flag conspiracies. In 2018, she speculated on Facebook (now deleted) that “lasers or blue beams of light” started California wildfires, which the media morphed into “Jewish space lasers,” although even Snopes said that she never used the word “Jewish.”

This past week the media were pounding Marjorie Taylor Greene once again. MTG had made comments about Nancy Pelosi, saying that Pelosi’s “Gestapo police” had spied on GOP Rep. Troy Nehls.

Only she didn’t say “Gestapo.” She said Gazpacho. And while media didn’t give a rip about what may have happened in a congressman’s office, they sure had a field day with the “gazpacho” faux pas. Priorites, you know.

Donald Trump, Jr, came to MTG’s rescue, but you know that the media ignores the obvious about Joe Biden.

They also ignore Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s sophomoric comment that Republican critics just “want to date” her. And MO Rep. Cori Bush, who still wants to defund police, the crime surge be damned. Marjorie Taylor Greene said “gazpacho,” and that’s what’s important, right?


GOP “Conservatives” Who Trash Talk MTG

Writer Matt Lewis of the Daily Beast is supposed to be a conservative. Lewis also happily reports that Donald Trump’s influence on the GOP may be waning. But he writes that “this silver lining has more than a touch of gray” because Marjorie Taylor Greene has too much influence in the party, he thinks.

“Don’t tell the “Gazpacho” police, but the most important endorsement in today’s Republican Party—second only to Donald Trump—is Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

How does Lewis know this? He says that “four top Republican strategists” spoke with Daily Beast reporters last week. One of them asserted that “If you can’t get Donald Trump, you are going to want to have MTG in your back pocket.” Another GOP operative said that Greene has “become one of the most popular Republicans nationwide.”

And that just offends Matt Lewis’s sense of decency.


Lewis Loves Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger

Meanwhile, Lewis mourns the political demise of . . . wait for it. . . Sen. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Of course he does. The face that the RNC censured the two for serving on the January 6 committee gives him the sads.

“When given a choice between decent conservatives (who are brave enough to put their political careers on the line) and a woman who floated the conspiracy theory that a California wildfire was the result of Jewish space lasers, the Republican faithful are shouting, Give us Barabbas!””

So let’s unpack that, shall we? Barabbas was a Jewish insurrectionist, and whatever kooky stuff may come out of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s mouth, she has never fomented an insurrection. (And January 6 was not an insurrection. If it was intended to be so, it was a piss poor attempt to overthrow the government.)

And as for Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger being Christ-like — as a Christian, can I say that I’m insulted with comparing those two to my Lord and Savior? Or does that not work for people of my faith?

GOP/MTG/Matt Lewis

Credit: pcstratman/flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0.


The GOP Dismisses MTG at Their Peril

Matt Lewis, along with other so-called conservatives, ignores the GOP elephant in the room: that this is no longer the party of the Cheney’s. In short, the Republican party is leaving the elitists behind. It’s becoming the home of the working class.

The GOP is the party of the Covid and CRT moms. It’s the people who see themselves in the Canadian truckers. Republicans are patriots who turned to Donald Trump in 2016, and again in 2020. Whether or not he runs again in 2024 is uncertain (my guess is, he will), but whomever the GOP selects as their standard bearer will be a populist like Trump. Populism will be a litmus test for any candidate.

As Sen. Marco Rubio told journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon in an interview last week:

“GOP voters are working class Americans and they are changing the party.” 

And Rubio should know. As Ungar-Sargon wrote: Marco Rubio—the son of a Las Vegas bartender and a maid—is one of them.

As for Marjorie Taylor Greene — her popularity comes from the fact that she is one of those working class. She is a populist. It doesn’t really matter if you like her or not, nor does it matter if she’s re-elected this November (she is being primaried). If she goes away, another candidate like her will pop up to take her place.

GOP elitists and media dismiss her and others like her at their peril.


Featured image: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cropped/CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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  • F.D.R. in Hell says:

    In May, 1940, vaudeville and radio personality GRACIE ALLEN launched a campaign to run for President as the Surprise Party candidate. She and husband George Burns were household names across America. It was a publicity stunt designed to promote their radio show. Although not officially on the ballot, she received thousands of write-in votes.

    I suspect many Americans would gladly trade her today for the current occupant of the White House.

    Hey, and who thought Donald Trump’s candidacy was a publicity stunt?

  • I would suggest that anyone wishing to form an HONEST INFORMED opinion about Marjorie Taylor Greene FIRST watch the interviews with Tim Pool.

    Then come back and tell us just what a nutcase she is. I’ll forward your job application to the Lincoln Project.

  • alanstorm says:

    “Writer Matt Lewis of the Daily Beast is supposed to be a conservative.”

    You’re going to have to provide backup for that assertion.

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