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Is Marjorie Taylor Greene is the new Trump? (Original Post) In It to Win It Jan 2021 OP
:) So, don't care. Tabloid journalism exists to feed these appetites. I believe Hortensis Jan 2021 #1
Yes. Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #5
In that blood-red corner? Can't imagine it. We have friends there Hortensis Jan 2021 #7
A decent conservative Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #8
Agree. Though they shouldn't be just center, but rather broadly mainstream Hortensis Jan 2021 #14
No, PRETZEL Jan 2021 #2
Batshit. Check. superpatriotman Jan 2021 #3
no shes just another nutter samnsara Jan 2021 #4
She's a whn* wannabe... Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #6
No just an extension of Trumpism. Initech Jan 2021 #9
She is highly successful for a first termer Chainfire Jan 2021 #10
Trump wanna be: She doesn't have a Greene Tower LeftInTX Jan 2021 #11
She is probably bdamomma Jan 2021 #12
Another Strump-approved walkin', talkin' piece of fecal matter. Billytee Jan 2021 #13
Lauren Boebert says "hold my beer" Polybius Jan 2021 #15

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
1. :) So, don't care. Tabloid journalism exists to feed these appetites. I believe
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 10:38 AM
Jan 2021

the Atlanta Journal Constitution is covering her responsibly. They're not exactly enamored, by a long shot, and don't rush to gratify her with columns denouncing every attention-seeking action she can think up either.

Turin_C3PO

(14,643 posts)
5. Yes.
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 10:54 AM
Jan 2021

I think it would be better if everyone just ignored her as much as possible and maybe see if we can put up a challenger that has a shot at unseating her. You live in GA, right Hortensis? Is there a chance a Dem could beat her?

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
7. In that blood-red corner? Can't imagine it. We have friends there
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 11:42 AM
Jan 2021

who are appalled, but they're a definite minority. BUT a decent conservative could.

That's what our nation needs from its conservatives, of course. A widespread conservative reaction away from the extremism that's been dominating the outcomes of primaries in red districts. I live in another deep-red county, and all the conservatives we know (uncrazy by definition) want better candidates and a return to responsible, stable, decent, but still conservative, government.

Turin_C3PO

(14,643 posts)
8. A decent conservative
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 11:45 AM
Jan 2021

would definitely be a big step up from what we currently have. I can’t remember who said it but someone said it’s necessary to have a decent center-right party competitive with a center-left party in order to avoid the rise of fascism.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
14. Agree. Though they shouldn't be just center, but rather broadly mainstream
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 12:41 PM
Jan 2021

capable of meeting in the center. To avoid the rise of totalitarian government of any orientation.

We've done it before. Too many nations have fallen to disastrous right and left extremist revolutions over the past 100 years, but our democracy held by creating a widespread wellbeing instead that starved extremists of the insecurity and anxiety required to spread the kind of virulent fanaticism we're seeing.

PRETZEL

(3,245 posts)
2. No,
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 10:45 AM
Jan 2021

I think she's more a by-product of the vitriol hatred of Hillary Clinton/Barak Obama.

This segment of the population, which up until a few years ago, were largely underground and self contained as no one outside their own little community gave them much credence. That was until Trump, but unlike her, saw an opportunity to exploit them but in reality just caused America to see them for what they really are.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
10. She is highly successful for a first termer
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 12:14 PM
Jan 2021

Everybody knows her name, and that is probably the point, because nobody is that crazy.

LeftInTX

(27,377 posts)
11. Trump wanna be: She doesn't have a Greene Tower
Thu Jan 28, 2021, 12:25 PM
Jan 2021

Greene Plaza, reality show...etc..

She's trying......

She doesn't have money and doesn't have Robin Leach promoting her on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous...

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