Speaking at the extreme right-wing Turning Point USA conference over the weekend, Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that President Joe Biden was planning to address issues such as “medical care” and “rural poverty,” making it sound as if doing so was proof that Biden is a socialist.
According to Ross Lincoln of The Wrap, Greene compared Biden to former president Lyndon B. Johnson, and it wasn’t meant as a compliment.
“Lyndon B. Johnson was the majority leader in the Senate. Does that sound familiar?” Greene continued, sounding more like she was delivering a book report than a speech. “He was Vice President to Kennedy, Joe was Vice President Obama. He was appointed as the president after JFK was assassinated. Then he was elected.”
Greene was just getting warmed up, however, and continued her diatribe.
“His socialist programs were the Great Society. big government programs to address education, medical care, urban problems, rural poverty, transportation, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, the Office of Economic Opportunity and big labor and labor unions.”
Not content with her extremist history lesson, Greene then added Franklin D. Roosevelt to the mix, even though he’s considered to be one of the three best presidents in U.S. history.
“And Joe Biden is attempting to complete socialism. Meanwhile, we are now $32 trillion in debt with record high homelessness 40 year record inflation. We’re losing the US Dollar as the number one world currency. We’re losing our freedoms. Our government is one big fat bloated machine and it’s killing the American dream,” Greene asserted, neglecting to mention that job growth has historically high with Biden as president. 13 million jobs have been created, the largest number in a single term than any of his predecessors.
Just how far to the right has the GOP swung? So far that suddenly the idea of improving education, health care, and poverty are bad things. All that matters is that corporations make record profits and the Dow Jones Industrial Average continue to climb.
Screw the little guy, huh, Marge? That’s some brave talk coming from a woman who makes her living suckling from the public teat and earns $174,000 (along with a generous benefits package) at the expense of taxpayers.