No, it does not help in any discussion one might have about her style of performative and stupid politics. I began a long time ago trying to understand the direction she was coming from so that I could form a reasonable response to what she had to say but as she became more outrageous in her remarks I was confronted with the old Mark Twin saying
Never argue with an idiot. You’ll never convince the idiot that you’re correct, and bystanders won’t be able to tell who’s who.Mark Twain
and asked myself how do you reply to nonsense like these
- A wildfire in California was started by a laser “beamed from space and controlled by a prominent Jewish banking family with connections to powerful Democrats
- Bill and Hillary Clinton had John F. Kennedy Jr. killed because he was a political rival
- A plane probably didn’t crash into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
- the Black Lives Matter flag represents “a group who wants to erase our history and bring mass destruction to our country through Communism.”
- she joined the chorus of right-wingers saying schools shouldn’t teach children that the U.S. has a history of racism or that LGBTQ+ people exist
- Greene referred to “Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff and spying on American citizens that want to come talk to their representatives.”
- she called three of her fellow Republicans and the entire Democratic Party supporters of pedophilia because they favored confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- She claimed “the government totally wants to provide surveillance on every part of your life. They want to know when you’re eating. They want to know if you’re eating a cheeseburger, which is very bad because Bill Gates wants you to eat his fake meat, which is grown in a peach tree dish.”
Looking back at some of those remarks, Green has gone on to say she no longer holds the position that Jewish space lasers are responsible for California’s forest fires and I certainly hope she doesn’t think the Clintons who were 16 and 17 yrs old somehow managed at that young age to infiltrate and influence the US government to kill President Kennedy. With the exception of the blatant antisemitism of that first remark and the obvious “stupidity” of the second it was pretty easy to casually dismiss Green as being really dumb. Dumber than dumb, but then things took a turn for the worse. She started going after the workings of the very government she campaigned so hard to become a part.
“We now know that there was an FBI informant at Mar-a-Lago — who is that and how many other FBI informants are around President Trump on a daily basis, working at his clubs, working at Mar-a-Lago or maybe Bedminster or on his staff? These are the things I want to know, because they’re traitors, they are traitors and they’re helping the deep state. These are the enemies within, these are the real enemies, and they are there to purposely create something against President Trump that is not there.”Newsweek
We all know how Trump likes to deflect scandal by calling out his opponents and saying simply outrageous things. The classified documents scandal after the attempted coup against America is probably the worst thing that Trump could do because it’s an extension of his insurrection. No matter how you cut it possessing top secret documents in a sieve the likes of Mar-O-Lago is a crime. Sending a MTG out to defend (in reality deflect) away from the charge is a clarion call to all the folks who now inhabit MAGA land to side with other seditionists.
Green has only gotten worse. That last quote was from August, 2022 as the documents scandal was hot and on the minds of everyone. It still should be but an election that changed the nature of Congress occurred and shot Green into the spotlight and leadership roles in the US House of Representatives. Unfortunately she brought her mouth and stupidity along for the ride. With the help of Elon Musk who decided after he bought Twitter to reinstate Green she wasted no time getting back in the swing of things with
Knowing full well the impact such a statement has with her constituents Green evoked images of civil war from the safety of Georgia’s 14th Congressional district, 77% white and as Republican as any in America and firmly embedded in the South. Her fellow caucus members didn’t seem to mind her call for secession and a dissolution of the Union since there was very little if any pushback from them about her comments. How should the rest of the country respond to someone who has made excuses for the insurrection of 2021 and now talks about dividing America even further and whose ideas seem to have gained traction? Comments Green made on the Charlie Kirk Show about such a division appear to amplify the notion a divided America is better than a united one
“Well, once they (people from blue states) move to a red state, guess what? Maybe you don’t get to vote for five years,” Greene concluded, suggesting to disenfranchise her fellow Americans over their political views.
“You can live there, you can work there, but you don’t get to bring your values that you basically created in the blue states you came from by voting for Democrat leaders and Democrat policies,”Mediate
As offensive and putrid as her remarks are and can be, Green should, I have concluded no longer be dismissed or dealt with derisively as I had done in the past when either I ignored her or hurled offensive adjectives at her because of my justified anger at the things she said. The absence of reasoned, fact based responses or the presence of excessive ridicule and derision only serve to embolden her and make her feel good about her remarks and appearance on the national stage. I came to this latest conclusion about how to deal with Green after joining in on the Laurence Tribe tweeted response, seen above, to Green’s Kirk show appearance. Before considering what it was he said, I was furious he even responded. After all a constitutional lawyer with such a distinguished and long career even taking the time to reply to someone as ignorant about the Constitution and rule of law as Green was blasphemous. But it was reading the thread that substantiated Dr. Tribe’s terse reply and seeing how equally concise and substantive replies to it were that made me see the error of my ways.
Green cannot and should not be ignored or made fun of. She and others like her are a clear, present danger to the stability and continuity of the American political process. They’ve already shown their disdain for it and have attempted to destroy and replace it simply because under the rules they themselves have established that political process has not given them the results they want. While we still have in place those very rules and laws, many of them sealed with the consent of this traitorous block of Americans we must always remind them of what the law is, what the process says. It’s not necessary to engage in long drawn out polemics. This piece is far too verbose for the purposes of refuting what she’s said. Sometimes it’s something as simple as the 24 word, one sentence response of a Dr. Laurence Tribe in a tweet to sedition that has the desired effect. Reasoned, responsible resistance is necessary and obligatory. We must hope that the ‘rule of law’ catches up and does its part to reinforce the notion of law and order in American polity