Trump Supporters’ New American Superhero Is Marjorie Taylor Greene
Republicans will never come out against the congresswoman — because she’s the sad future of their party
Marjorie Taylor Greene is a dangerous fool in need of adult supervision, but there’s nothing surprising about her rise in American politics. A significant portion of the electorate is no less hollow and hateful in their thinking; they’re the people who helped propel a racist celebrity con man and conspiracy theorist to the presidency. The folks who have an entire media ecosystem catering to their ignorance, no matter how much it drifts towards lunacy. The group that still largely supports Donald Trump.
Select conservatives may not want to be lumped in with a group of foolish conspiratorial bigots when it’s not good PR, but as this ongoing plague has taught us, life is short — so why waste time playing dumb about how someone like Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene came to be?
After the controversies last week surrounding the Georgia representative’s past views — space lasers controlled by Jewish bankers caused California wildfires, school shootings were hoaxes, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be executed for treason — Meghan McCain blamed the mainstream media for giving Greene so much attention. “I would argue this is how we got Trump in the first place,” McCain said on Monday’s episode of The View, insisting that scrutiny of Greene only pushes Republicans to double down on extremism.
There is nothing impressive about a condemnation that does not call out the intended party by name. It’s even less noteworthy when the statement is released out of political expediency rather than semblance of genuine conviction.
No, it doesn’t matter what nepotism’s millennial representative thinks per se. The problem is, she’s not the only one thinking it. There may be reasons to fault the mainstream media for the political rise of Donald Trump, but radicalizing…