Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The Modern Face of the Republican Party

These days, it's Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-GA), who believes:
  • Jewish space lasers cause wildfires.
  • Barack Obama is a secret Muslim,
  • Nobody gets killed in school shootings.
  • The Las Vegas shooting was a false-flag operation to promote gun control.
  • There really was a satanic child-abusing cult in the basement of a pizza parlor (which didn't have a basement).
  • Hillary Clinton took part in a satanic ritual where a girl's face was chopped off and her blood was drunk.
  • George Soros was a Nazi.
  • Jews organized the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march.
  • An airplane did not hit the Pentagon in the 9-11 attacks.
  • The Clintons had JFK, Jr. killed.
Then there is Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is a Qanon follower.

They are the modern face of the Republican party.

Now, if that sounds unfair, recall that the far Right has been bellyaching for years that The Squad was the Democratic party. So, by their own logic, Greene and Boebert are the GOP in 2021.

(Them, and Donald Trump, who plotted a self-coup to overturn the results of the election that he lost. They are the GOP, a party that basically has no platform anymore other than Trump's whims and white grievance.)

I expect Democrats will tar all Republicans with the congresswomen from Qanon. Which may be why party registration is sliding.


Stewart Dean said...

There's the Latest Borowitz, headlined:
"QAnon Fears That Greene’s Obsession with Jewish Space Lasers Is Distracting Her from Battling Baby-Eating Cannibals

In an emergency meeting of QAnon elders, the conspiracy theorists issued a communiqué warning Marjorie Taylor Greene to “stay on point.”


Ten Bears said...

"America First" is a phrase first coined by NAZI sympathizers eighty years ago as a part of their isolationist rhetoric to prevent FDR from entering WWII and justify Hitler's financiers attempted coup of the president of the United States.

"America First" is a shout-out to the NAZIs and the Klu Klux Klan.

History only repeats to those paying attention.

Frank Wilhoit said...

She doesn't believe any of those things -- or, at least, it does not matter whether she does. Never look at the storyteller. Always look at the audience.

The New York Crank said...

Karma has a way of coming around and hitting people upside the head. I wouldn't be totally surprised if, in a distant future in part constructed by Congressidiot Greene, she is tried before a duly constituted court of law for witchcraft and then burned at the stake.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Eck! said...

There is enough evidence that it serves her purpose. What she may believe
is not the deep question, but why she chose to to spread that propaganda
is? Deliberate or demented the harm done is not different, the audience
eats it up and it causes division. Worse it demeans the conservatives
of the REpublican party to a cadre of uncritical thinking nutbags.

In all cases we are better off with an applied piece of ductape 8 inches
long. Lacking that, expulsion.


Ten Bears said...

I'll not suggest you remember Crank, you're not that old, but I am sure you are aware the origin of that word is specifically in the bundles of sticks used to burn witches. Indeed, children gathered and sold said bundles of sticks to those in too big of a hurry, or too important, to gather them themselves. Through to this day, a thoroughly christian expression.

We do not forgive, we do not forget.

Comrade Misfit said...

Frank, if someone says that they are a crazy Nazi, I'll take them at their word.

Stabitha Soren said...

“Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre had reactionary bigots pegged a long time ago, and this can apply to any of the other alt right fuckos that have sprouted up over the last few years as well. Whatever this lady spouts, it’s just cover for her bigotry.