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Mar. 27, 2023 6:00 am
Every time I vow never to write another word about Marjorie Taylor Greene, something comes up to rattle my cage. She won’t remain silent, and she cannot be ignored. When I read that she is one of three women at the top of Donald Trump’s list of potential running mates if he gets the top spot, it left me whimpering. If they won, I would be praying for the first time, God forgive me, for Trump’s. longevity. If President Donald Trump died, Vice President Greene would not only be the first female president, but the first certifiable lunatic in the Oval Office. I think she is certainly as bad as Trump is, and maybe a bit worse. In her definition of our democracy, clearly, not all Americans are created equal. Black and brown people and Jewish people are less deserving than people like her. She thinks some states should secede; one nation divisible. Think of what that nation would be like.
I wish the House of Representatives would expel her. That has only been done four times in our history, but it is time for a fifth.
Here is how the House’s power to discipline has been described, “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a member. The House and Senate have power to discipline their members generally includes the authority to censure, reprimand, fine, or expel.” None of that is likely to happen, I know, but Republican leaders, including presidential candidates, should have the courage to speak the truth about her. She talks nonsense in her most lucid moments.
She spoke to the New York Young Republican Club recently. She provided some special information. She told them that “sex toys” could be bought easily. The congresswoman said: "By the way, you can pick up a butt plug or a dildo at Target and CVS nowadays. I don't even know how we got here. This is the state that we're living in right now."
She is apparently an expert on sex toys, but not Confederate history as you would think a Georgian might be. Here’s a recent Greene tweet: "Tonight, I stopped at the Wilder Monument in Chickamauga, Georgia, which honors the Confederate soldiers of the Wilder Brigade. I will always defend our nation's history!" Bravo! Her problem, which she apparently didn’t recognize, is that the Wilder Brigade was part of the Union army at the battle of Chickamanuga in 1863 and that the honored monument is rarely cheered in Georgia by those who know which side the brigade was on. Greene can’t even get her prejudice right.
Marjorie is off target on more recent history as well. On the Fourth of July last year, seven people were shot and died during a parade in Illinois and two more were killed in Philadelphia.
Greene explained: "Two shootings on July 4: One in a rich white neighborhood and the other at a fireworks display. It almost sounds like it's designed to persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control." Designed by whom?
That she is even being considered by Trump is frightening. That any Republican takes her seriously is worse.
Norman Sherman of Coralville has worked extensively in politics, including as Vice President Hubert Humphrey’s press secretary.
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