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MAGA Faithful Ready To Primary ‘Sellout’ Marjorie Taylor Greene In 2024: Report

There was a time not so very long ago when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was the darling of the MAGA wing of the GOP, perhaps second only to Donald Trump himself when it came to the love the far right had for her and her frequently bizarre antics and pronouncements.

Now, however, as she aligns herself with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) — including a vote last week in favor of legislation raising the debt ceiling — Greene is being targeted and may well wind up being primaried as she seeks reelection in 2024, according to a fascinating piece from The Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo and Ursula Perano, who note that the Georgia Republican has suddenly become persona non grata among some of the MAGA faithful.

In the past week, former Trump administration official-turned-podcaster Steve Bannon led the charge, calling for Greene to be primaried by a more right-wing candidate who is “REAL MAGA.”

A fringe set of far-right allies soon followed.

“I 100 percent support a challenge to MTG, and look forward to meeting and helping a serious challenge to her,” Stew Peters told The Daily Beast.

One figure of the far right, activist and former Florida congressional candidate Laura Loomer, told The Daily Beast she’s already exploring a primary against Greene. As of now, Loomer doesn’t live in Georgia—let alone Greene’s district—but that hasn’t stopped her from wishcasting.

It turns out that Greene knows she’s on the outs with the MAGA morons who compose much of the GOP base, but based on a text message she sent to former BFF Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), she doesn’t seem to care, though that could certainly change if she sees her House seat slipping away come 2024.

“I have almost the same identical voting record as Thomas Massie, the most fiscally conservative member of Congress. And I voted with him on this bill,” Greene wrote in the lengthy text, referring to the debt limit deal. “And Bannon, who was senior counsel to Trump in the WH and responsible for the first debt ceiling increase bc Bannon is reckless and no where near fiscally responsible, is now telling everyone I should be primaried.”

“I just had a town hall in Cobb County last night in the most populated area in my district and it was extremely successful. Standing ovation when I went in and standing ovation when I left,” Greene continued.

Could Greene actually wind up losing in 2024? Perhaps, especially if she continues to vote against (or in the case of the debt limit legislation, what she votes for) what the most extreme members of her constituency are opposed to, she might just be vulnerable in a primary battle, especially if the GOP winds up nominating Trump again, which would put the congresswoman in a difficult bind: Pledge loyalty to Donnie or remain tethered to McCarthy and House Republican leadership.

Then again, there have been suggestions that Trump might choose Greene as his running mate, but her sudden coalition with McCarthy could make that little more than a pipe dream on her part.

One thing is certain: The American political scene would be greatly improved if Marjorie Taylor Greene is kicked to the curb.


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Mary Trump Lays Out How Donald’s GOP Primary Opponents Can ‘Humiliate’ Him During A Debate

Mary Trump, the niece of twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, said Sunday she has some free advice for Republicans who want to best her uncle in the upcoming GOP primary debates: Go for the jugular and find ways to “humiliate” the failed one-term ex-POTUS.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show” Sunday, Mary said she didn’t understand why her uncle’s political opponents haven’t already gone the low road to destroy Donald.

“Again, I think it’s because they’re restrained by their fear of his stranglehold on the base — I guess they should be,” she explained “You know, if they were serious people, they would understand that they have a huge opportunity to take Donald out without having to contradict him in terms of policy as if there is such a thing these days or politics.”

“Just call him what he is: he is a loser, he loses constantly, he has never legitimately won anything in his life,” she continued. “He is a thin-skinned baby who has nothing to offer but white grievance.”

She then recalled a scene from Donald Trump’s youth that she said someone needs to say to his face.

“If I were one of these candidates, I would simply show up to a debate with a bowl of mashed potatoes because that was his very first experience of humiliation was when he was being a total brat before my grandmother put dinner on the table,” she explained. “My dad had just ordered to shut him up and stop him from tormenting his little brother Robert. Took a bowl of mashed potatoes, dumped it on Donald’s head.”

“He hates that story,” she told Phang. “He has never been able to laugh at himself in a healthy way. It’s really not difficult to get under that extraordinarily thin skin of his.”


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‘Holy Ghost Rider’ Mike Pence Gets Buried On Twitter For His Iowa Motorcycle Photo Op

It’s a given that politicians will do just about anything to get their name and face before the public. After all, that’s how they attempt to get attention and votes.

But a photo op doesn’t always go according to plan, as former vice president Mike Pence discovered when he climbed aboard a motorcycle and made an appearance at the annual “Roast and Ride” held by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) in Des Moines, as the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Pence was the only White House hopeful who participated in a morning motorcycle ride for charity that is a staple of the event. He wore jeans, boots and a leather vest with patches that said “Indiana” and messages supportive of the military.

The former Indiana governor, who has made frequent trips to Iowa over the past year, is expected to launch his long-anticipated campaign at an event in Des Moines on Wednesday.

“I’ll be back a little later next week,” Pence teased the crowd when he spoke later at the rally. “I don’t have anything to announce today.”

That was all it took for Twitter to start lobbing mockery in Pence’s direction, with one comedian posting a video in which he noted, “Pence is looking like if a glass of milk was a person.”

“Looking like a wolf in biker’s clothing,” he added. “Looking like moved by the holy ghost rider.”

Others then joined the fun.


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Kari Lake Monumentally Owns Herself With The Choice Of Her Entrance Music At An Arizona Rally

Perennial loser/endless candidate Kari Lake held one of her “I was robbed” rallies this week in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the entire affair was little more than a reiteration of her whining about how the 2022 gubernatorial election was stolen from her, despite the fact that she’s yet to produce a shred of credible evidence to prove such an allegation.

But as Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic notes, it was Lake’s choice of entry music that caught her attention.

It was her entrance music that was hysterical.

“American Woman.”

The song, which was originally recorded by the Guess Who in 1970, was meant as a tribute to Canadian women because the band was from Canada, as lead singer Burton Cummings explained in 2014:

“What was on my mind was that girls in the States seemed to get older quicker than our girls and that made them, well, dangerous. When I said ‘American woman, stay away from me,’ I really meant ‘Canadian woman, I prefer you.’”

The version played at Lake’s Scottsdale rally was a remake from Lenny Kravitz, but the words were the same, and it’s quite clear that Lake or whoever chose the song didn’t bother to listen or understand the lyrics.

“American woman, stay away from me.”

“Don’t come hanging around my door/I don’t want to see your face no more/I got more important things to do/Than spend my time growing old with you.”

However, in the case of Ms. Lake, the lyrics could easily be tweaked to read, “Kari Lake/Stay away from me.”

Yes, please stay the hell away from us, Kari. We’re tired of your bullshit. You lost. Deal with it and move on already.

If that’s not the most spectacular self-own of 2023, then it’s certainly got to be in the Top 3.

Social media laid the mockery and ridicule on thick.


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Georgia DA’s Investigation Of 2020 Election Fraud Has Expanded To ‘Several Other’ States

An investigation launched by Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis has now expanded to “several other” states, according to a new report from the Washington Post.

An Atlanta-area investigation of alleged election interference by former president Donald Trump and his allies has broadened to include activities in Washington, D.C., and several other states, according to two people with knowledge of the probe — a fresh sign that prosecutors may be building a sprawling case under Georgia’s racketeering laws.

Specifically, Willis is now looking at two companies the 2020 Trump campaign hired to look for voter fraud. When they came back with no proof of fraud, the results were deep sixed.

Since the firms searched for fraud in multiple states, Willis is now gathering evidence in those locations, too, the Post adds.

In recent days, Willis has sought information related to the Trump campaign hiring two firms to find voter fraud across the United States and then burying their findings when they did not find it, allegations that reach beyond Georgia’s borders, said the two individuals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly about the investigation. At least one of the firms has been subpoenaed by Fulton County investigators.

Georgia’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statute is among the most inclusive in the country and allows prosecutors to build criminal cases for violations of both state and federal law. It also includes penalties of up to 20 years in state prison for those found guilty under the law.

“Georgia’s RICO statute is basically two specified criminal acts that have to be part of a pattern of behavior done with the same intent or to achieve a common result or that have distinguishing characteristics,” said John Malcolm, a former Atlanta-based federal prosecutor who is now a constitutional scholar at the conservative Heritage Foundation. “That’s it. It’s very broad. That doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to charge a former president, but that also doesn’t mean she can’t do it or won’t do it.”

The Trump campaign spent over $1 million to hire the firms in question. The companies, Simpatico Software Systems and Berkeley Research Group, were unable to find any proof that the disgraced ex-president won the 2020 election. He contested election results in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The ex-president is also facing legal jeopardy in his home state of New York and from the Justice Department for allegedly taking classified documents from the White House and storing them at his Mar-a-Lago resort.