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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:29 PM

How Marjorie Taylor Greene Won, And Why Someone Like Her Can Win Again

Before Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene set off a metal detector outside the House chamber, lost her committee assignments, or hung a transphobic sign in the halls of the Capitol complex, she was just a candidate in a Republican primary in Georgia.

Eight others were running to be the Republican nominee in the state’s 14th Congressional District, one of the reddest in Georgia. During the primary, she posted an anti-Semitic tweet that Democratic megadonor George Soros, who is Jewish, was an “enemy of the people,” smirked through interviews about her Islamophobic social media posts, and used an AR-15 to obliterate a sign that read “socialism.” She won a runoff primary with 57 percent of the vote.

Ever since, she has been a source of controversy. Some of Greene’s most egregious social media posts, in which she endorsed QAnon, “liked” posts calling for the execution of prominent Democrats and questioned whether the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon ever happened, have pushed even some Republicans to denounce her. But those comments were public while she was running in that primary. So, why weren’t they an issue then? Or, to put a finer point on it, how did Greene get elected in the first place?

It wasn’t something special about her district. Instead, she got elected because of all the things that are special about American politics: the influence of money, polarization and kingmakers. And Greene wasn’t special in being able to harness those forces — the same could be done in many places around the country. A Marjorie Taylor Greene could be coming to a congressional district near you.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-someone-like-marjorie-taylor-greene-could-win-again/

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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 03:51 PM

1. Having been to the 14th several times...

A. She fits right in there. God guns and gays. No socialism. Good ole boys. Etc

B. She worked her ass off. Yes she poured in money but she put in the time. She was ever present at events I’m told. At at least one friendly fast food type businesses she’d even work the drive they window.

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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:23 PM

2. God, please no!

We've already had Brownback, Pompeo, Moran, Marshall, and Kline. These idiots were enough to completely demolish the state of KS. Even most of the Democrats elected here, do so by being more "Republican lite" than Democratic. (sigh)

What I'd like to know is why didn't someone throw out Greene's name and read her tweets to the Senate Republicans when they were having a hissy fit at being called bad names by Neara? The hypocrisy drives me crazy. Somehow, Dem's have GOT to figure out a way to fight back against it. I don't have the answer. No doubt, with my sense of righteousness and temper, I'd be marched right out by the capital police!

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