Source: Andrea Widburg
On Saturday, Monica Showalter wrote about the lawsuit that a Democrat special interest group has filed against Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and that an Obama-nominated judge (and sister to leftist “journalist” Nina Totenberg) has allowed to proceed. Considering that the left constantly characterizes Greene as a nutcase, a reasonable person might ask why Democrats need a lawsuit. The answer lies in a Twitter thread Greene posted last week.
The lawsuit against Greene riffs off the ridiculous claim that what happened on January 6 was an “insurrection” that triggers the “Disqualification Clause” in the 14th Amendment, a clause that Congress nullified via the 1878 Amnesty Act. You can read more here about why that Act is manifestly inapplicable to events on January 6. Similar suits, all of which are the brainchild of Clinton fixer and attorney Marc Elias of Perkins Coie, have already failed against Madison Cawthorn, and against Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, and Mark Finchem.
To understand why Greene was a target, it helps to look at a Twitter thread she posted last week, not because her tweets are the work of a nutcase, but because they’re incredibly logical, pro-American, and smart (hat tip: RedState
1. To the Social Media staffer writing tweets for President Butter Beans:— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 20, 2022
To decrease utility bills, we must build more nuclear plants, increase clean coal for energy, drill for US oil & gas, and stop the Green New Deal.
You don’t see our enemies worshipping your climate gods. https://t.co/bzvAJvCXsB
2. Prescription drug cost will drastically decrease when we cut out the middle man.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 20, 2022
Obamacare should be repealed and real market competition should return to the healthcare industry.
And we must make critical medications here in the USA, not buy them from China.
4. Stop enslaving the American people in debt to China, Japan, and other foreign countries who own our national debt.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 20, 2022
Stop all foreign aid and funding foreign wars and foreign regime change.
Stop your stupid ideas like $10 billion to vaccinate the world to enrich big pharma.
6. While we are at it, we should shrink the size of the federal government that is really the problem in the American people’s lives.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 20, 2022
Slash useless agencies like the BOE, ATF, and fire all lazy gov employees that stay home all day in their pajamas bc of the covid scam.
8. Seems Germany’s government (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funds attacking our citizens like @libsoftiktok.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 20, 2022
So why are US tax payers paying for our military base in their country defending them?@libsoftiktok pays taxes.https://t.co/4dnqt8B14q
Just for a moment, take off your engaged-in-politics, well-informed, conservative hat and pretend that you’re not a political geek. Instead, you’re an ordinary Joe or Jane who just wants to go to work, come home to your family, take care of your bills, and live the kind of decent life you remember from the 1980s or so. In the past, politics haven’t been that important to you and you either didn’t vote at all or voted Democrat because that’s what “nice” people do.
Now, though, things are different. With Eastern Europe seemingly disintegrating under Russian assaults, prices skyrocketing, your paycheck buying less, your savings vanishing, illegal aliens streaming over the border, and both your schools and Disney having become completely obsessed with little children and so-called transgenderism, you’re starting to pay attention.
Image: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. YouTube screen grab.
With that mindset, review Greene’s tweets and see if they make sense:Become energy independent, including using the same safe nuclear energy that runs France? Sounds good.Bring competition back to medical care and get rid of Obamacare, which ruined your existing insurance and lost you your doctor? Great idea!Stop letting China control important medicines? You bet.Stop Congress from spending like a drunken sailor (only a dishonest drunken sailor with a stolen wallet)? Absolutely.Get America back to work and stop bailing out big companies? I’m onboard.Start spending American dollars on America, rather than funding the world, including governments hostile to us? Makes perfect sense.Shrink the federal government? Heck, even David Hogg is realizing that inefficient, big government is a problem.Stop giving American military protection away for free to countries that just whine about what bullies we are? Oh, yeah.Put troops on America’s southern border rather than shipping them overseas to said ungrateful countries? Another good idea.All of Greene’s ideas, frankly, are good. The post-WWII era is truly over and the world has rejected Pax Americana. Yes, it’s true that America has (mostly) kept the peace, especially amongst fractious Europeans, but at what cost to herself?As they say on airplanes, in the event of an emergency, secure your own mask before assisting others. America needs to do some mask securing and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has some sensible ideas for how to make it happen. No wonder her district elected her with 75% of the votes and no wonder the Democrats are desperate to throw true democracy to the winds and forcibly (and dishonestly) use a Marc Elias dirty trick to keep her off the ballot.