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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:04 PM

Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia

Source: Associated Press


Ben Nadler, Associated Press
Updated 7:49 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory faces a neurosurgeon who campaigned on his experience to improve the health care system in Tuesday's GOP primary runoff for an open U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia.

The results could indicate just how far candidates can push the limits of political rhetoric in the age of President Donald Trump before triggering a backlash from voters.

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Soon after that race, a series of videos were unearthed in which Greene complains of an “Islamic invasion” into government offices, claims Black and Hispanic men are held back by “gangs and dealing drugs,” and pushes an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who is Jewish, collaborated with the Nazis.

Greene also is part of a growing list of candidates who have expressed support for QAnon, a U.S. conspiracy theory popular among some Trump supporters. Lauren Boebert, another candidate who has expressed support for QAnon, recently upset a five-term congressman in a Republican primary in Colorado.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Racist-videos-bring-attention-to-US-House-race-in-15474298.php

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Reply Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 11 OP
mdbl Aug 11 #1
yuiyoshida Aug 11 #2
sandensea Aug 11 #3
Tommymac Aug 11 #4
Polybius Aug 11 #5
Judi Lynn Aug 11 #6
iluvtennis Aug 11 #7
rpannier Aug 11 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:22 PM

1. Just when you think the repugs can't get any weirder

they lower the bar again!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:54 PM

2. I would sure be nice to get "Hate" out of our politics....

but sadly, this may go on a while.... at least until we fall back into some kind of normalcy.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:03 PM

3. It's hard when one of the two major parties has adopted it as its fuel

It's like asking an alcoholic to switch to sparkling water: it'll just get things thrown at your head.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:05 PM

4. THIS is why The Lincoln Project exists.

They will be with us at least as long as it takes to restore some semblance of sanity to the GOP.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:28 PM

5. And she won

I can't see the article because NY Times is pay only, but I can see the star next to her name.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:33 PM

6. Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia: Updated

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia
Ben Nadler, Associated Press Updated 9:23 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 11, 2020



ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday in the deep-red district in northwest Georgia, despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expresses racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views.

“WE WON! Thank you for your support! Save America. Stop Socialism,” Greene tweeted late Tuesday. A video posted to her Twitter account of her victory party showed a room full of supporters gathered closely together. Few, if any, wore face masks to protect against the coronavirus.

In a victory speech posted to social media, Greene said she decided to enter politics because the country is heading in the wrong direction.

“So the Republican establishment was against me. The DC swamp has been against me. And the lying fake news media hates my guts,” she said. “Yep, it’s a badge of honor.”

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:38 PM

7. Shaking my damn head. uuuuugh. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 11:42 PM

8. After the census I think that district is gong to be carved up into something different

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