December 1, 2021

What Not to Do with Marjorie Taylor Greene

Several recent precedents offer House Republicans a clear roadmap on how not to deal with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene:

Under no circumstances should the Republican minority leader appear on glossy magazine covers celebrating the ascendancy of the radicals in the party as Nancy Pelosi did with The Squad. That’s an easy one. Don’t mainstream them.

Republicans should never elevate anyone who believes that Jews are imbued with the power to hypnotize the world and/or armed with massive lasers — though, as a Jew, I believe both could be quite useful — to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats did with Ilhan Omar. This is something you might see in an idiocracy, not in the world’s greatest deliberative body.

Nor should Republicans pass resolutions shielding their members from taking responsibility for their crass anti-Semitic or bigoted sentiments as Democrats did with Omar. Not only would that be an act of sheer cowardice; it normalizes such rhetoric. Only leaders who place partisanship above decency would do something of that nature.

Republicans should eschew elevating any freshman member with puerile, half-baked, wish-casting economic theories into places like the powerful Financial Services Committee as Democrats did with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s true, of course, that long ago a congresswoman Maxine Waters, who believed that the CIA had created the crack epidemic to kill Black men, was its ranking member. That was a national embarrassment.

Never allow the mad ravings of a first-term congressperson — who, let’s say, wants to ban meat and airplanes, or create a Ministry of Truth, etc. — to be used as the “framework” for the nation’s entire energy policy as is the New Green Deal.

Do not be tempted to rationalize or excuse the insanity of such members, even when they accidentally trip over the truth from time to time. When it comes to conspiracy theorists, there are always some plausible snippets of reality undergirding these beliefs. Take Greene, for example, who seems to believe that Hollywood celebrities are Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles, which everyone knows is only two-thirds true.

Any loon who entertains the views expressed in the 314th comment in a subreddit on “globalism” doesn’t deserve your respect, no matter how many people voted for her or who hates her. The GOP should do whatever it can to marginalize her. What Republicans shouldn’t do is allow the press to create the impression that this powerless backbencher who ran virtually unopposed in a heavily Republican district matters very much. She doesn’t. No more than did fellow Georgian Cynthia McKinney, who served six terms in the House, and a lot less than the Squad.

Even if we concede that MTG, if I may, is a grade or two more outlandish than others, the fact is elected Republicans aren’t treating Greene as the future of their party. While Chuck Schumer tiptoes around AOC, Mitch McConnell has called Greene a “cancer” — harsher rhetoric than he’s used to attack someone on the other side like Ilhan Omar.

Of course, if you fail to exhibit the requisite intensity in calling out the loony statements of this freshman member, Democrats will claim you are complicit in the riots and worse. Unless you incessantly wring your hands over this one representative, the self-appointed conservative-morality police will latch on to some silly formulation, like “anti-anti-Taylor Greene,” to attack you. These are addicts jonesing for more Donald Trump. Sorry, but Greene will never be more than methadone.

Don’t get me wrong: There is no doubt that Greene’s comments are legitimate news and that her presence hurts the GOP. Republicans should do better self-policing for their own sake. The media’s daily, front-page obsession with her, however, is a transparent attempt to make her the face of the party and divert attention away from Joe Biden’s disastrous start — his unprecedented number of unilateral actions, terrible nominations, placating of Iran and funding of abortion around the world, just for starters. All of these issues are far more important than Taylor Greene’s comments. Liberals want to create the impression that fringe QAnon-ers are the driving force in American conservative politics.

No amount of conservative self-flagellation will ever be enough to appease them.

David Harsanyi is a senior writer at National Review and the author of the book “First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History With the Gun.” To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Br'er Rabbit (@guest_1123484)
9 months ago

The Democrats and Mitch McConnell have made MARJORIE A HERO !!!!!

Bonniefree (@guest_1123513)
Reply to  Br'er Rabbit
9 months ago

Backfire 💥. Lol

Rivahmitch (@guest_1123614)
Reply to  Br'er Rabbit
9 months ago

Yep!

Daniel R Smith Sr (@guest_1123893)
Reply to  Br'er Rabbit
9 months ago

IMPEACH BIDEN & HARRIS THEY ARE ILLEGAL>:

ron (@guest_1124056)
Reply to  Br'er Rabbit
9 months ago

About time a Republican shed a little light on the deep state. I think she spoke about the Rothchilds, not Jews. I have seen five saucers, five white orbs and one very large TicTac. I avoided one abduction by what are called men in black. they look like tall white hominids.. I didn’t want to become a lab rat and managed to break loose as well.
I was sitting with this woman that I had not seen for sixty years and suddenly she turned into a reptilian. She was not aware that I was looking at her. I decided that I had someplace to go.

ron kessinger (@guest_1124064)
Reply to  ron
9 months ago

I forgot to mention, I like Marjorie Taylor Greene. Maybe she can shame a few empty suits into doing something useful.

Gretchen Simmons (@guest_1123496)
9 months ago

I am with Marjorie Greene. The Dems and McConnell should leave the planet

Lynn (@guest_1129405)
Reply to  Gretchen Simmons
9 months ago

I am also with her! She is a breath of fresh air among all that corruption and slime! I like her approach just like I liked Trumps! You didn’t have to ask how he felt, he was open enough to tell you and she is the same!

Faith Matsuoka (@guest_1123512)
9 months ago

I listened to Majorie Greene this morning and completely agree with her. We are lucky to have her in the GOP. Don’t touch her, other GOP members. She is doing the right thing. God bless her and keep her safe,

Jesse (@guest_1123558)
9 months ago

Republican cowardise as usual. They eat their own and cower to the condemnations of the left as though the left hasn’t produced worse and will certainly deal with it. Nor will the fake right make an issue out of it. They just go along to get along. Weak, Weak, Weak. Did I say Weak?

GEORGE (@guest_1123568)
9 months ago

PLEASE!
PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND RANK OF ALL THE POSTERS.
WE NEED TO KNOW THE ID’S OF ALL INVOLVED IN THESE DISPUTES.
OUR TURN TO JUDGE IS COMMING UP SHORTLY , WE NEED TO KNOW IF THE BALLOT BOX WILL WORK OR THE JURY BOX. IF THEY FAIL, THE ONLY BOX THAT WILL WORK IS THE BULLET BOX
REMEMBER ALWAYS, GOD, GUNS, AND GUTS MADE THIS REPUBLIC GREAT. AND OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP WAS WELL ON HIS WAY TO RESTORING THESE UNITED STATES

Linda Lucero (@guest_1142644)
Reply to  GEORGE
9 months ago

Amen to that!!!

Robert Schultz (@guest_1123574)
9 months ago

censored again.

Mr Liberty (@guest_1123599)
9 months ago

Kamala Harris is 99.9% Snake the deadliest kind. Pray that she never becomes President. Lord have Mercy on the USA

Barbara A Atkinson (@guest_1124285)
Reply to  Mr Liberty
9 months ago

Agree My opinion that Harris is more dangerous than Biden. Biden dose what she tells him.

Sailor (@guest_1123630)
9 months ago

OK, GOP. Now it’s time to do the same for camel face Harris, Omar, and Waters. Let’s give the Demorates a tast of their own crap.

BigAltlurker (@guest_1123734)
9 months ago

You go Green. And take this bunch of ignorant know nothings with you.

Pollty (@guest_1123814)
9 months ago

This woman will be used to do.mighty exploits for the American people

Thomas Burns (@guest_1123852)
9 months ago

Make America 🇺🇸 great again ? It never was !!!!!!!!!!! – COUMO . We have been living in the Twilight Zone … NOW WE HAVE NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET !!!!!!! NICE JOB 👌 THANKS FOR NOTHING!
ALL YOUS WORTHLESS HATERS .

Leslie w shell (@guest_1123868)
9 months ago

Democrats like IMPEACH, Four years they chased President Trump, Support Representative Greene and call your Representative , Include Joe Biden & His “VICE” and a few more of the Swamp. Take back our Country. check out HOME PLATE on your computer by John Scolinos.

Alan (@guest_1123952)
9 months ago

We all know the election was rigged, stolen.bought and paid for from Pelosi and her rat pack..green seems to be the only person that will speak out for their coruption and of course the demrats and their media will try to distroy her as they do anybody that tries to hold them responsible for election fraud..

Sheila (@guest_1124082)
Reply to  Alan
9 months ago

No Mike Lendel just did a block buster exposed of fraud.

J (@guest_1124119)
9 months ago

First of all, Waters is NOT right. Second: I want to know why the polls here when voting for Trump come up to a 400 error and not posted? Third: Will all that is for Trump read the article written by several writers for Times Magazine that is called, ” The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.” It is the First Great Fiction that I have read since the election started. Get that FICTION means untrue fake news. I am sure many of the American people that read this will probably believe it because that is how well these writers wrote it. But, not all American are smart, especially the Democrats that listen to fake news.

Billy Wilson (@guest_1124857)
9 months ago

The Left in Congress has really screwed the pooch with this act . She is now a hero to the people as they do not censor their own.

Wyatt Watson (@guest_1129101)
9 months ago

This is a waste of our time and Money and you can’t impeach a civilian our constitution makes it clear but the democratics don’t know how to read

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