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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s national divorce talk is dangerous

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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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The political divide in the United States continues to widen. A recent poll indicates more than a third of Americans would be interested in seeing their state secede. Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) threw more gas on the fire with her recent comments calling for the country to be split into red and blue states.

Straight Arrow News contributor Rashad Richey warns that Greene’s national divorce talk is dangerous and says Democrats should not dismiss her rhetoric.

This nation was founded on the principles of working within a political construct of diverse political ideas. Marjorie Taylor Greene does not believe in diverse ideas. She does not believe in the framework of this Constitution or United States of America. Now if someone else would have said this — I don’t know, let’s say a liberal — they would be called un-American. Given an opportunity to at least clarify her statements, she decided to double down on Sean Hannity’s program, where she said basically, ‘We’re going to a civil war.’

But then she says, ‘But nobody really wants that, but that’s the direction of the country.’

When will Republicans stop the madness? When will real Republicans stand up to this foolishness? 

Why is Marjorie Taylor Greene doing this? Because she’s applying for a job. She wants to be the VP pick for Donald Trump. The road map of Donald Trump’s success is not complex. She is following the blueprint. But in the process of following the blueprint, she is in fact doing what Trump also did: radicalizing those who follow her. This is a problem.

Now there are some who are looking at this and saying, ‘Oh, that’s a silly idea, that’s a silly point of view, coming from a silly person.’

Really? You said the same thing about Donald Trump; not a serious candidate, cannot win. Even Democrats echoed the same sentiment about Donald Trump. And they were all wrong. 

Need I remind you, Marjorie Taylor Greene sits on the House Committee of Oversight and Accountability. She’s on the House Committee for Homeland Security, and she’s a member of the Election Integrity Caucus, the House Freedom Caucus, and the Republican Study Committee, which by the way, they do want to get rid of Medicare, Social Security. 

When will Republicans say no to anti-American ideology in their party?

Okay, Marjorie Taylor Greene, United States congresswoman out of Georgia is unprofessional, unbelievable and also unamerican. Let me explain. Recently, the good congresswoman decided to say, there needs to be a national divorce. She said this on Presidents Day, where we honor, highlight, appreciate presidents of both political parties. She took this opportunity to divide rather than unite; to proclaim treason, rather than trust. She says there needs to be a separation of red states and blue states. 

First of all, states do not come in colors, Madam Congresswoman. And states change over time, many of them. As a matter of fact, congresswoman, the state that you’re in was a blue state just a few years ago. You had a Democratic Governor, Roy Barnes, you had a Democratic Secretary of State, Cathy Cox, a Democratic lieutenant governor at one time in Georgia, and many others. All of your statewide elected offices were Democrats in Georgia, not too long ago. In your state.

She’s saying there needs to be a separation. Here’s what’s interesting. I don’t think she realizes that economically, Republican states cannot survive that kind of separation. Why? Because eight of the nine poorest states in the country are conservative states. Additionally, she is adverse, antithetical to the very sentiment of the founding fathers of this nation. This nation was founded on the principles of working within a political construct of diverse political ideas. 

Marjorie Taylor Greene does not believe in diverse ideas. She does not believe in the framework of this Constitution or United States of America. Now if someone else would have said this — I don’t know, let’s say a liberal — they would be called un-American. Given an opportunity to at least clarify her statements, she decided to double down on Sean Hannity’s program, where she said basically, we’re going to a civil war. But then she says, but, but nobody really wants that, but that’s the direction of the country.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: The last thing I ever want to see in America is a civil war. No one wants that, at least everyone I know would never want that, but it’s going that direction and we have to do something about it.

When will Republicans stop the madness? When will real Republicans stand up to this foolishness? 

Why is Marjorie Taylor Greene doing this? Because she’s applying for a job. She wants to be the VP pick for Donald Trump. The road map of Donald Trump’s success is not complex. She is following the blueprint. But in the process of following the blueprint, she is in fact doing what Trump also did, radicalizing those who follow her. This is a problem. Now there are some who are looking at this and saying, oh, that’s a silly idea. That’s a silly point of view, coming from a silly person. Really? You said the same thing about Donald Trump; not a serious candidate, cannot win. Even Democrats echoed the same sentiment about Donald Trump. And they were all wrong. 

Need I remind you, Marjorie Taylor Greene sits on the House Committee of Oversight and Accountability. She’s on the House Committee for Homeland Security, and she’s a member of the Election Integrity Caucus, the House Freedom Caucus, and the Republican Study Committee, which by the way, they do want to get rid of Medicare, Social Security. 

When will Republicans say no to anti-American ideology in their party? What are your thoughts?

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