Marjorie Taylor Greene wants a “national divorce.” No, she’s not talking about her current divorce proceedings from her husband. She’s talking about the United States having a divorce, red states from blue states.
Like most ideas and statements from MTG and her fellow goons, such as Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Jim “Gym” Jordans, Louis Gohmert, and others, it’s a stupid idea. Naturally, she hasn’t explained how it will work which leads many to believe she’s just trolling, like when she tweeted earlier this week that “America hates Joe Biden.” Really? I haven’t seen that poll.
Explaining her plan for a national divorce, she tweeted, “We need a national divorce. We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”
She’s giving up on democracy and wants to live and serve in a nation where everyone agrees with her. Of course, the people who agree with her are treasonous Putin-loving fascist white nationalists. And you might think she has a point and we should break up because you can’t simply agree to disagree with racists.
It’s like MTG’s challenges to Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and wondering why AOC won’t accept. It’s because you can’t talk to people like MTG. There is not a reasonable conversation to be had with Marjorie Taylor Greene. If you don’t believe me, just scroll through one of her two Twitter accounts.
This is a really odd proposal to tear apart the homeland from someone who shits in, I mean, sits on the Homeland Security Committee. It’s also odd coming from someone whose district is in a state that voted for President Joe Biden, Senator Jon Ossoff, and Senator Raphael Warnock. So how would this work? Do we chop off districts that vote for racist morons like MTG and give that to Red America while the educated enlightened, and dare if I say it, woke part of the state goes to Blue America?
Did you know that the majority of people who voted for Donald Trump in 2020 live in states Joe Biden won? No, the states weren’t stolen by Biden. It’s because more people live in blue states than in red states. Every state has blue and red areas. If there’s a city in a red state, it most likely votes blue.
The cities in Florida are blue. Birmingham, Alabama is blue. Jackson, Mississippi is blue. Dallas and Houston are blue. Charlotte, North Carolina is blue. Columbia, South Carolina is blue. Little Rock, Arkansas is blue. Juneau, Alaska is blue. Boise, Idaho is blue. You get the drift.
MTG says one reason to do this is to shrink the federal government. She’s a sitting member of Congress and is too stupid to know that red states are actually funded by blue states. Yup, blue states kick in more money into the federal government than red states contribute. In fact, the majority of welfare states are…wait for it…red states.
Also, Republicans spend more and increase the size of our debt and the federal government than Democrats do. Fact, fact, fuckity fact, fact. MTG needs a remedial course in government. Maybe this is the only answer Republicans have to the fact that their presidential candidates can’t win the popular vote.
MTG says, “Everyone I talk to says this,” about the nation splitting up. But who does she talk to, fellow troll Lauren Boebert? Who, by the way, also represents a red district (she barely won last year) in a blue state.
The fact is, Marjorie Taylor Green is a moron. She’s an idiot. She’s a simpleton. She is not intellectually qualified to be a member of Congress, less enough, for a seat on the Homeland Security Committee. She’s not just unqualified because she’s a moron, but also because she truly hates this country. People who hate this nation and wish to destroy our democracy shouldn’t be elected to Congress…or to the presidency.
But if she wants to divorce America, I say let her go. Let Putin have her since she loves him and his fascism so much. But no returns.
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MGT is supporting secession (civil war thinking). MGT is setting up for the MAGA to claim that administration doesn’t care about poor white people in Ohio – so stop $$ on democracy abroad Don’t buy this narrative
Finer points of nuance. (see snip from Feb 20 LFAA by HCR – my favorite)
In contrast today, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) explicitly called for dividing the nation. She tweeted: “We need a national divorce. We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this.” For once I will spare you my usual lecture on how elite southern enslavers in the 1850s made this same argument because they resented the majority rule that threatened their ability to impose their will on their Black neighbors.
(I will note, though, that former representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) helpfully reviewed “some of the governing principles of America” for Greene, tweeting: “Our country is governed by the Constitution. You swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Secession is unconstitutional. No member of Congress should advocate secession, Marjorie.”)
What Greene had to say next is of more interest in this moment. The Munich Security Conference, the world’s largest gathering for international security discussions, has just reported that the Russian war on Ukraine is a war of authoritarianism on a rules-based international order. At that conference, Vice President Kamala Harris said the U.S. had determined that Russia has committed crimes against humanity and noted that the bipartisan U.S. delegation to the conference was the largest we have ever sent. The U.S. president has just entered a war zone to declare U.S. support for democracy and is now in Poland, where he will speak with the leaders of the nine countries that make up NATO’s eastern flank and will deliver a speech that Blinken has described as “very significant.”
In contrast, Greene echoed authoritarian leaders Viktor Orbán of Hungary and Putin himself when she called for splitting the nation over “the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats” and “the Democrat’s [sic] traitorous America Last policies.” Authoritarian leaders insist that the equality that underpins liberal democracy threatens traditional society because it means that LGBTQ people, women, and minorities should have the same rights as white men. Greene appears to be taking the same position.
Meanwhile, Fox News Channel personalities, including Tucker Carlson, are trying to spin Biden’s visit to Ukraine as proof that he doesn’t care about the train derailment in Ohio. Scholar of disinformation behavior Caroline Orr Bueno noted: “There’s a narrative being planted here; watch how support for Ukraine is framed as incompatible with US national interests.” She notes that a similar narrative in Canada argues that support for Ukraine hurts Canadian veterans.
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I’d love to see how you would visualize this in a toon….”MTG says one reason to do this is to shrink the federal government. She’s a sitting member of Congress and is too stupid to know that red states are actually funded by blue states. Yup, blue states kick in more money into the federal government than red states contribute. In fact, the majority of welfare states are…wait for it…red states.” Would it be broken down maga hat wearing bum with a tin cup out siting on a street corner wasted as Unca Sam comes by putting money in the cup while the blue clad citizen is putting money into the cup of Unca Sams other cup ? I don’t see enough imagery or caricaturing of the guys.
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I always zoom in on your cartoons. Got a good laugh from “my eyes, my eyes”.
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“This is a really odd proposal to tear apart the homeland from someone who SHITS IN, I mean, SITS ON the Homeland Security Committee.“
No… no… you were right the first time. 😉
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Give it a couple days and Magat’s will be talking about it and she will move onto someone/something else. Cheers
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Yep, MTG is BEYOND stupid!! … “MTG says one reason to do this is to shrink the federal government. She’s a sitting member of Congress and is too stupid to know that red states are actually funded by blue states. Yup, blue states kick in more money into the federal government than red states contribute. In fact, the majority of welfare states are … wait for it … red states.” Wait … there’s more!!