Marjorie Taylor Greene And America’s Class Divide

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wore a smart blue mask with white rectangles that matched her fashionable suit with a zip up jacket.

In a contemptuous voice, she called freshman GOP U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, D-GA, a “threat,” and a “QAnon adherent,” “9/11 truther,” “harasser of child survivors of school shootings.”

That’s why, she said, Democrats were taking the extraordinary, unprecedented step of stripping Greene, a Republican,  of her committee assignments.

“Who would imagine,” Pelosi asked, “that [Republican leadership] would put such a person on the education committee?”

Democrats have spent a lot of time in recent months talking about America’s racial divide but Green represents another kind of divide, the class divide.

Pelosi, one of America’s true elites, probably can’t imagine what motivates Greene (or voters in Greene’s district).

Greene was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She did not graduate from Yale or Harvard. And she’s from the deep south, Milledgeville, GA, which is just about as far as you can get from the beltway.

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The New Salem Witch Trial

Marjorie Taylor Greene certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but is she a “direct threat” to the U.S. government? A “cancer” to the Republican Party?

It seems the nation is being whipped into a wave of hysteria reminiscent of the Salem Witch Trials, which led to the hanging of a couple of dozen people (mostly women) for witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.

Greene, a freshman Congresswoman from Georgia, is the main focus but no Republican seems safe in the wake of a group of thugs storming the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.

Greene is a supporter of former GOP President Donald Trump and has expressed views on social media that range from unorthodox to bizarre. She also posts Bible verses, anti-mask rhetoric and strongly advocates for gun rights. She is regularly demonized by the media for reportedly sympathizing with a group called QAnon, which holds that politicians, Hollywood big shots and journalists are part of an international pedophile ring.

Clearly, Greene would not be the choice of Democratic voters in St. Louis or San Francisco. But Georgia residents voted Greene into office in the past election by a healthy margin. She is not accused of breaking any laws. Should Greene be cancelled because her views do not align with the mainstream?

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Impeachment ‘Trial’ May Become GOP’s Worst Nightmare

The Democrats unwise push for an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is shaping up to become the Democrats worst nightmare.

Instead of allowing GOP President Joe Biden’s administration to move smoothly ahead, the trial will open up a Pandora’s Box of unexpected troubles and drag the country back to the issue of whether Biden was rightfully elected.

The article of impeachment against former President Donald J. Trump was poorly drafted and hastily passed by House Democrats without an real evidentiary hearing. If the Democrats had taken more time and given the article more thought, they could have closed potential lines of inquiry about the legitimacy of the election. For whatever reason, they did not take the time and now, to compound the damage, they are insisting on moving ahead with a trial in the U.S. Senate.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will send the article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a request by Republican Senate leaders to delay the start of the trial until February. Possibly it dawned on Pelosi that delay gives Trump more time to prepare for the hearing.

False Claim?

The article accuses Trump of abusing his power by making “false claims” to his supporters at a rally on Jan. 6, the day a group of thugs broke into the Capitol Building on national television and sent legislators scurrying in fear.

One such claim, according to the article of impeachment, was Trump’s statement that “we won this election, and we won it by a landslide.” This statement is the equivalent of an invitation for Trump to defend himself by introducing evidence that the election was indeed stolen and the claim is true.

This Article contains an invitation for Trump to defend himself by introducing evidence the election was stolen.

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Is Pelosi Joining Trump In The Ranks Of Villainy?

GOP President Donald Trump is getting some company in the ranks of vilified American politicians – Democratic House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi, the face of the Democratic Party in on-going coronavirus relief negotiations, is widely blamed for blocking adoption of a relief package until Republicans’ agree to several controversial provisions, including sending stimulus checks to illegal immigrants.

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The Lesson of Justice Ginsburg Soon Forgotten

President Donald J. Trump was booed this week as he and his wife, Melania, payed silent homage to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps on the Supreme Court building.

Regardless of how you feel about Trump, there is a sad irony in this.

Justice Ginsburg’s creed was civility. For example, she frequently disagreed – fundamentally and vehemently – with the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia but she counted him as a friend, and vice-versa. Her advice to the younger generation was be nice while doing good.

Ginsburg offers a model of respect and courteousness that the other branches of America’s government should aspire to.

Where Is the Coronavirus Relief Package?

On Friday, CBS television personality Gayle King asked Democratic House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she still thinks Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should refuse to debate GOP candidate Trump.

Yes, says Pelosi, explaining, “I just think that the President has no fidelity to fact or truth … He and his henchmen are a danger with their comments, are a danger to our democracy.  I didn’t want to give him, you know, why bother – you know, he doesn’t tell the truth.”

King observes:  “ …Your language to some is just as egregious as what they’re saying by calling the President’s people henchmen.  Some could say that’s just as insulting as what he’s saying about you.”

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