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    Jimmy Kimmel had a few things to say about this lady last night. Amazingly, the House Republicans just appointed her to the Education and Labor committee. To call this lady wacky would be a huge understatement.

    The comments by Jimmy and Stephen Colbert are worth reading.

    Heather Cox Richardson offered us a reason why this crazy lady got on a committee:

    "The dividing line in the party now is not between moderates and extremists; they are all extremists. It is whether a lawmaker supports the former president and his false accusation that the Democrats “stole” the 2020 election from him."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/arts/television/late-night-jimmy-kimmel-marjorie-taylor-greene.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage

    Donald Trump has departed Washington, but he has left behind a new set of rules for Republicans. One of them is that words and deeds, no matter how reckless or disconnected from the truth, carry no consequences.

    Which is how the party wound up with Marjorie Taylor Greene, a dangerous loon whom the voters of Georgia’s 14th Congressional District decided to send to the U.S. House.

    Before she was elected last year, QAnon devotee Greene made a name for herself by spreading bonkers conspiracy theories, including that the school shooting tragedies in Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., were staged.

    She has also embraced another one claiming that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton murdered a child during a satanic ritual and drank her blood.

    Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) has announced that he will introduce a resolution to expel Greene from the House, which is something you would think the institution would want to do for its own sake.

    At a minimum, Greene should be censured, with the idea that she is on some sort of probation that could lead to being kicked out if she doesn’t clean up her act.

    But the predictable outcome, given the general mind-set of Republicans these days, is that such a drive would only elevate her as a martyr and bring wails of “cancel culture” from the prime-time pundits on Fox News.

    The real blame here, however, should rest with Republican leaders.

    A big part of their job is selecting and recruiting candidates for open and competitive seats. Greene’s history of racist, anti-Semitic and incendiary comments was well known when she decided to run. But senior GOP officials — afraid of alienating the most extreme elements of the Trump base — did nothing to block her path when she entered a nine-candidate primary that was so fragmented she made it into a runoff with 40 percent of the vote.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/28/gop-struck-bad-bargain-thats-how-it-got-stuck-with-marjorie-taylor-greene/

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    Again,as I've said a million times the "system" of governing here is "broken" and outdated. It nevershould be possible to get "incompetent" people elected into positions in the government. The "vetting" is an total farce; even for Presidents.

    Since the "government " is actually an"service organization" for the "people" then the "people" should make sure that elected people are indeed "professional" and "qualified" for whatever the job is. Sorry but that is not the case in this country.

    People like this woman are totally disqualified to serve this country!

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    She's a joke. Loud mouthed and vile. Just like they like. Some have asked to move their offices. My bet is that the smell in that direction is like rancid rotting fish. She is the epitome of useless. Hopefully she continues to embarrass herself and her party on a regular basis.
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    I have seen video of her radical and crazy behavior, and her online social media comments. In all seriousness, it could be viewed as over the top political satire. As just one example, there is a video of her harassing a 16 year old HS shooting victim on a public street. He does not respond her as she shouting acusations at the teenage that he's attempting to take away her gun rights.... When watching the video it truly is hard to determine if the video is real, or its political satire because any sane person doesn't verbal attack a shooting victim trying to make him look as if he the criminal and gun owners are his victims. The conspiracy being that all school shootings are devised by the anti-gun movement to take away gun rights by killing kids in schools. Now she on the education committee. If it weren't real, it would be political satire.

    Its my perception wackos like her have been around long before Donald Trump, and it was Donald Trump as president that exploited their paranoia and mental health problems to his advantage. He, more-or-less, said to all them, "You're not crazy, you know the REAL truth, the world really is flat, NASA faked the moon landing, Richard Nixon was framed, UFOs are real, and the deep state rigged the 2020 election"

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    Again as I've said a million times the "system" here allows these wacko's to get into our government. The "selection" process is totally at fault because the "vetting" is also done by similar wacko's. Sorry people our government needs an total revamp and "clean-up" as do our "laws". Especially the GOP has no clue on how to "vet"; like how did Trump become President, while they must have known his awful "background". How come an Cruz and Hawley and people such as Graham, Jordan, Collins, Gaetz, etc. are still in function as well. The vetting of these types of people is an absolute disaster, because the one's who do the vetting are as weird as they are.

    Thus as long as no one does something about getting "qualified" people into our government and does not change our laws to reflect 2021, then the "mess" stays as it is, regardless if an Biden tries to improve things via (only?) "executive" orders.

    As I've written way too many times what is wrong here on this arrogant "island" and if nothing is done about it the right way, then the results should not surprise anyone. Just like "wwjd" indicates in his thread.

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    The New York Times yesterday published an article that listed just how crazy this lady is:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/30/nation/gop-quiet-pressure-mounts-address-lawmakers-conspiracy-claims/

    Marjorie Taylor Greene had just finished questioning whether a plane really flew into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and flatly stating that President Barack Obama was secretly Muslim when she paused to offer an aside implicating another former president in a crime.

    “That’s another one of those Clinton murders,” Greene said, referring to John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death in a 1999 plane crash, suggesting that he had been assassinated because he was a potential rival to Hillary Clinton for a New York Senate seat.

    In the process, Greene, 46, has also created a dilemma for Republican leaders, who for months have been unwilling to publicly rebuke or punish her in any way for her inflammatory statements, in part for fear of alienating voters delighted by her incendiary brand of politics and conspiratorial beliefs.

    After avoiding the issue for months in the hope that it would resolve itself, Republicans are now facing calls from Democrats to expel Greene from Congress, pressure from a prominent group of Jewish Republicans to discipline her, and private consternation from within their own ranks.

    Greene suggested in 2018 that a devastating wildfire that ravaged California was started by “a laser” beamed from space and controlled by a prominent Jewish banking family with connections to powerful Democrats. She endorsed executing Democratic lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She served as a prolific writer for a now-defunct conspiracy blog called “American Truth Seekers,” writing posts with headlines including “MUST READ — Democratic Party Involved With Child Sex, Satanism, and The Occult.” And she argued that the 2018 midterm elections — in which the first two Muslim women were elected to the House — were part of “an Islamic invasion of our government.”

    Greene has repeatedly claimed in multiple videos and social media posts that several school shooting massacres were “false flag” events perpetrated by government officials in an attempt to drum up support for gun control laws. In an October 2020 video surfaced Friday by Mother Jones, she said that the “only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood.”

    McCarthy’s silence so far reflects, in part, the sway Trump still has over the Republican Party and its leaders. The former president has praised Greene effusively and refused to condemn QAnon, despite being asked to disavow it repeatedly while in office.

    Greene’s campaign received an important boost when the political arm of the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus endorsed her, as did Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, the group’s chairman, and Jim Jordan of Ohio, a founder. She handily won the runoff in August and cruised to victory in November.

    That left Republican leaders hoping that, once sworn in, Greene would clean up her act, disavowing her past comments and dialing back her outlandish rhetoric.

    Instead, she charged into Congress and immediately faced scrutiny for her support of the “Stop the Steal” campaign that falsely claimed that Trump had won the 2020 presidential election.

    Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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    Again your "thread" shows how far this country has sunk into the "swamp". The following can be added on how this country has become the laughing stock of the world. In Utah they did spent the "covid relief" money on an "winter" pleasure ski resort, which is only open 3 month of the year. In Minnesota they want the "covid injections" done via an lotto system.

    In Florida the chaos is just starting; try to get any appointment here, it gets you in the "nuthouse" in no time.

    Yes Trump "won"; he made this country "un-governable" !!!


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    Senator Mitch McConnell said on Monday that the “loony lies and conspiracy theories” embraced by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene amounted to a “cancer” on the Republican Party, issuing what in effect was a scathing rebuke to the freshman House Republican from Georgia.

    House Republican leaders in the past week have been mostly silent as pressure mounted to respond to the cascade of Ms. Greene’s problematic social media posts and videos that have surfaced in the past week, in which she endorsed a seemingly endless array of conspiracy theories and violent behavior, including executing Democratic leaders. At the same time, they are weighing calls within their ranks by loyalists of former President Donald J. Trump to strip Representative Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican, of her leadership post as punishment for her vote to impeach Mr. Trump.

    In a separate statement reported by CNN, Mr. McConnell weighed in on behalf of Ms. Cheney, who represents Wyoming’s sole congressional district, calling her “a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them.”

    Mr. McConnell, who is said to believe that Mr. Trump committed impeachable offenses, has made it clear he is open to voting to convict the former president for “incitement of insurrection,” although he voted with the vast majority of Republicans last week to dismiss the case as unconstitutional.

    The twin statements by Mr. McConnell amounted to a rare step by the most powerful Republican in Washington to insert himself into an increasingly ugly intraparty feud.

    Ms. Greene offered her own retort in response to Mr. McConnell on Twitter, saying “the real cancer” on the party was “weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully.”

    House Democrats on Monday indicated that they were prepared to unilaterally remove Ms. Greene from her committees if Mr. McCarthy does not act, advancing a measure to strip her of assignments that will be considered by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-marjorie-taylor-greene.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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    Back when the GOP had some integrity, they knew how to deal with problems like Ms. Greene.

    Look at House GOP leaders wringing their hands over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), the freshman lawmaker known for racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic views. Contrast their anxious cries of “Oh, dear me, what do we do about Marjorie?” with the moment decades ago when the party had to contend with David Duke, the neo-Nazi former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.

    At a Nov. 6, 1991, news conference 10 days before Louisianans went to the polls to vote for governor, GOP President George H.W. Bush urged them not to support Duke, the Republican on the ticket. Bush said:

    “When someone asserts that the Holocaust never took place, then I don’t believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust,” Bush said. “And when someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that such a person can legitimately aspire to leadership — in a leadership role in a free society. And when someone has a long record, an ugly record, of racism and of bigotry, that record simply cannot be erased by the glib rhetoric of a political campaign.

    So, I believe that David Duke is an insincere charlatan,” Bush continued. “I believe he is attempting to hoodwink the voters of Louisiana, and I believe that he should be rejected for what he is and what he stands for.”

    On Election Day, Democrat Edwin Edwards won with 61 percent of the vote.

    That’s not all. When Duke announced a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, Reince Priebus, then the Republican National Committee chairman, also pounced: “David Duke & his hateful bigotry have no place in the Republican Party & the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance.” Duke got 3 percent of the vote.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/01/gop-once-knew-what-do-about-problems-like-marjorie-taylor-greene/

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    The Boston Globe's headline this morning was a classic:

    It’s time for the GOP to take out the trash

    As long as Marjorie Taylor Greene remains the poster child for the delusional wing of the GOP, she represents an ongoing embarrassment to what remains of the rest of the party — the party that once prided itself on being the party of Lincoln. Republican leaders now have a chance to shape the future of the party for the better, but that means taking out the trash.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/01/opinion/its-time-gop-take-out-trash/

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    Trump told California they should rake their forests to prevent the mass fires. Who knew it was caused by Jewish Space Lasers. Well she knew.

    newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/qan...

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    Republican leaders now have a chance to shape the future of the party for the better, but that means taking out the trash.

    That would mean the 147 + or - would need to go, along with turtleface, Graham, one DINOs named Manchin & Sinema, and a few more, I never knew there was so much trash associated with that damned GOP.

    These DINOs have a targets on their backs, namely PROGRESSIVES.

    politico.com/news/2021/02/02/manchin-si...

    She endorsed a primary challenger against one of her own colleagues and hobnobs with Republicans at least as much as she does with her own caucus.

    Kyrsten Sinema doesn’t really fit in with her fellow Senate Democrats.

    politico.com/news/2019/10/29/kyrsten-si...

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    Arizona, indeed as I've said before: Take out the trash! That only works if the "vetting" is done properly for who ever enters any job in the government. It should work as for any job, that you are "qualified" for it. Under Trump it was who do you know and if you can lie as good as he does and can push others around as well have "mob" tactics" which he can use. Of course you only got in if you swore to be "loyal". Thus the whole vetting process in the government should be revamped all the way, so you get decent qualified people instead of the "loyal mob" as it was under Trump. Biden has a lot of clean-up to do.
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    If you are wondering how somebody as crazy as Marjorie Greene ever got elected, consider these facts.

    According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the state of Georgia is rated as R+5, meaning that it slightly favors the Republican Party.

    However, the northwest district of Georgia (the 14th district) is where Ms. Greene is from, and it is rated as R+27, meaning it is the MOST REPUBLICAN district in the entire state. It's not the most Republican district in the country, but it's not far behind Texas district #13, which is THE most Republican district in the country, at R+33.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Partisan_Voting_Index

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    If you are wondering how somebody as crazy as Marjorie Greene ever got elected, consider these facts.

    According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the state of Georgia is rated as R+5, meaning that it slightly favors the Republican Party.

    However, the northwest district of Georgia (the 14th district) is where Ms. Greene is from, and it is rated as R+27, meaning it is the MOST REPUBLICAN district in the entire state. It's not the most Republican district in the country, but it's not far behind Texas district #13, which is THE most Republican district in the country, at R+33.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Partisan_Voting_Index

    Also, she ran unopposed. She would have won if she only received just one vote.