What happens when you elect a smug know-nothing

You know how it is when a small child is bored and they discover something that annoys people and repeatedly do it just to get attention? That seems to be what is happening with Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-QAnon). After being stripped of all her committee assignments for being an unreconstructed conspiracist, she has decided to use one of the procedural rules to slow down the work of Congress. Her choice of tactic is to put forward a motion to adjourn, something that has to be dealt with before business can continue and can take up to half an hour. She has started using it so often that even some of her Republican colleagues are getting fed up at the waste of time with nothing to gain, and more and more of them are voting against her motion. Her latest effort was opposed by forty Republicans, double the week before. Basically, Greene is generating bipartisanship!

“I’m tired of all the games and I just want to move along with the business of the government,” Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) told Axios.

“Dilatory tactics work like salt, lightly sprinkled brings flavor, too much will ruin the meal,” said Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.)

“The GOP leadership has a strategy to retake the House in 2022 and the frequent calls for adjournment are not the plan,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said in a statement.

Next we can expect to hear that during a debate on some legislation, Greene blocked her ears and yelled “La, La, La, La, I can’t hear you!”

Samantha Bee describes how and why white women like Greene are rapidly becoming the face of QAnon.


  1. brucegee1962 says

    She just wants to knock off work early and head home to watch the game, right? I’m sure her constituents will relate to that. It isn’t like they elected her and actually expected her to perform the job she was elected to do, after all.

  2. larpar says

    It’s a good thing congress people have health care. Treating all the rolled eyes could get expensive.

  3. Matt G says

    Don’t fall for it, Democrats. They are only voting against her for their own ends, not because they’ve suddenly become reasonable.

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