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(Five Thirty-Eight)   Here's how some complete incompetent nutter like Marjorie Taylor Greene could win again   (fivethirtyeight.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Primary election, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Congressional District, Republican primary, Trump's statewide director, Georgia's 14th District, Islamophobic social media posts, competitive race  
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2021-03-04 9:48:54 AM  
Georgia's 14th District ranks as both one of the most evangelical Christian and Republican districts in the country.


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2021-03-04 10:39:33 AM  
Honestly? I think that we are all tired of government inaction.
 
2021-03-04 1:28:34 PM  
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2021-03-04 2:14:55 PM  
Giving her obscene amounts of free media exposure will certainly help her.
 
2021-03-04 2:16:12 PM  
The "Small Gubmint = No Gubmint" party WANTS incompetent nutters who prove their theory that any sort of gubmint = bad.
 
2021-03-04 2:17:22 PM  
The massive amounts of voter suppression laws that are being passed nationwide by the GOP?
 
2021-03-04 2:18:13 PM  
Step 1: Campaign as a republican in a republican district.

That is all.
 
2021-03-04 2:18:32 PM  
The base loves the crash, and they won't settle for a silver medal. They only want the best, top shelf, insanity derp.

Guess what? It works for Democrats too! Both Obama AND Trump proved you get elected by energizing the base not pandering to the center.

Learn the lesson already.
 
2021-03-04 2:19:28 PM  

kbronsito: Step 1: Campaign as a republican in a republican district.

That is all.


You mean, "campaign as the craziestRepublican in a Republican district."
 
2021-03-04 2:19:50 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Georgia's 14th District ranks as both one of the most evangelical Christian and Republican districts in the country.


Done in one, I guess.
 
2021-03-04 2:20:40 PM  
1. The South

End of list
 
2021-03-04 2:21:07 PM  
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2021-03-04 2:21:09 PM  
That district doesn't vote for competence.
 
2021-03-04 2:21:43 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Georgia's 14th District ranks as both one of the most evangelical Christian and Republican districts in the country.
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2021-03-04 2:22:22 PM  
"Representative government"?
 
2021-03-04 2:23:21 PM  
It used to be crazy people were inhumanely ostracized and forced into controlled environments where the harm they could cause would be minimized. Now we're putting them in charge and embracing their madness wholeheartedly to the point of denying objective reality.

Perhaps we could find a middle ground.
 
2021-03-04 2:25:07 PM  
The problem isn't MTG its that her party has outsized influence.

In a functioning democracy her party would have influence directly proportional to the amount of people that actually voted for that party.

Since the Republicans get to boost their numbers through voter suppression, gerrymandering, and the Senate MTG gets to run rampant in a powerful political party.

In a real democracy she would be relegated to the lunatic fringe where she belongs, and wouldn't be able to caucus with a major political party, the less insane republicans would be forced to move leftward to better represent the actual will of the american citizenry.

The problem isn't her or her idiot shiat for brains district. Its the whole system.
 
2021-03-04 2:25:25 PM  
Running unopposed, again?
 
2021-03-04 2:27:23 PM  
The devil on my shoulder said it would be fun to go to one of her rallies in a MAGA hat, stand down front, and yell "show us your tits" and "skin to win" to just see her reaction.
 
2021-03-04 2:28:23 PM  
Once you go stugged lib you never go back.
 
2021-03-04 2:29:03 PM  
And here I thought "How do these nutjobs get elected?' was a rhetorical question. This article seems as useless as the beer goggles one on the STEM tab.
 
2021-03-04 2:31:59 PM  
threaten the dem challenger until they flee the state ?
 
2021-03-04 2:34:28 PM  
Magic The Guntering.
 
2021-03-04 2:35:05 PM  
Wait i know:

1: no actual bar to entry for the job, no minimum standards or anything, just literally anyone above an age minimum is fine
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2: IF, big IFs but true possible IFs for us. IF there are enough racist stupid ignorant ass holes that vote and their votes have to be counted
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looks like it's actually just an intrinsic property of the system, that we willfully decide to have racist ignorant fools have law making authority, if enough more of them vote than us, then that's what we all wanted to have happen cause those are the fooking rules we keep banging on about every vote counts.

Keep that in mind, if you advocated for every vote to count, and the votes were legit, and the majority was fooking racist conspiracy nutter assholes, then that is what you advocated for.

No it was not the racism, but it as their equal right to out vote you that you advocate for, so that's what happens then, you are actually getting what you asked for.
 
2021-03-04 2:37:22 PM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: The devil on my shoulder said it would be fun to go to one of her rallies in a MAGA hat, stand down front, and yell "show us your tits" and "skin to win" to just see her reaction.


Like the kind of car you'd drive in the porn movie on a golf course.  The title escapes me.

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2021-03-04 2:44:15 PM  
If you've ever been to Rome Georgia, you'd know all you need to know about how this woman got elected.

She's pretty representative of her constituents, even though she didn't live there until she wanted to run for something, that's actually the root of the problem.
 
2021-03-04 2:49:53 PM  
The aliens have been putting stupid in these people's butts.
 
2021-03-04 2:52:12 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: Georgia's 14th District ranks as both one of the most evangelical Christian and Republican districts in the country.

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Is that a gooch icon on her mic?

a flaccid gooch?
hm...   well then...


MT Greene...
 
2021-03-04 3:00:50 PM  
I'm done being surprised by this shiat and I'm just accepting it as a part of my new reality.
 
2021-03-04 3:01:47 PM  
She was elected because she is an incompetent nutter.

QED
 
2021-03-04 3:04:26 PM  
1. Dems fark around and quit championing the working class.

2. GOP lies and says they're the champion of the working class, and it's believable enough for ~1/2 the voters since no one champions the working class now.

3. We all get to find out, with increasingly-incompetent GOP reps getting elected.

If the GOP weren't 100% hellbent on gobbling business interests' dirty buttholes, they could've in fact filled the political void (like Trump pretended to) long ago by simply offering a tiny bit more than Dems have, and Dems would be powerless in all but the bluest states. But the GOP ... these are not smart people we're talking about, and Dems still have a chance.

Return. To. Championing. The. Working. Class. <- the story of the farking around

/sorry, biden's admin isn't even pretending to offer anything close enough to what dems need to be doing.
//is it hard to try harder? because no, it's not.
 
2021-03-04 3:04:40 PM  
It's easy, super easy to get re-elected when your base will never hold you accountable or give a shiat about your lies, corruption, nonsense, incompetence, etc...as long as you scream about guns, socialism, freedom and AOC.
That is literally all a GQP nut job needs to do to get votes.
 
2021-03-04 3:05:00 PM  

palelizard: It used to be crazy people were inhumanely ostracized and forced into controlled environments where the harm they could cause would be minimized. Now we're putting them in charge and embracing their madness wholeheartedly to the point of denying objective reality.

Perhaps we could find a middle ground.


But enough about Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee.

We've been electing incompetent nutters for decades; it's kinda what America does.
 
2021-03-04 3:07:44 PM  
Name recognition. (shrug)  Not that hard to figure out.
 
2021-03-04 3:10:25 PM  
Because there are more Nazis in America right now than there ever were in Germany.
 
2021-03-04 3:12:08 PM  

UltimaCS: whyRpeoplesostupid: Georgia's 14th District ranks as both one of the most evangelical Christian and Republican districts in the country.
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This image needs a paper bag.


Or a tight plastic one.
 
2021-03-04 3:18:32 PM  

Zerochance: Giving her obscene amounts of free media exposure will certainly help her.


This. Jesus.
 
2021-03-04 3:20:37 PM  

Dudley_Nightsoil: The aliens have been putting stupid in these people's butts.


It would explain a lot.
 
2021-03-04 3:25:59 PM  
That's a lot of words to say "gerrymander and voter suppression"
 
2021-03-04 3:35:56 PM  
Answer: because right wingers don't have real ethics or beliefs beyond performative stigginit

Just one of a million reasons why they are the shiat garbage of America.
 
2021-03-04 3:42:42 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Zerochance: Giving her obscene amounts of free media exposure will certainly help her.

This. Jesus.


Media is trying to fill a Dotard-size hole in coverage.
 
2021-03-04 4:00:10 PM  

kbronsito: Step 1: Campaign as a republican in a republican district.

That is all.


Exactly. Do we think the people in her district didn't know she's garbage? She never shuts up about it.
 
2021-03-04 4:17:45 PM  
America's Who's who

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2021-03-04 4:30:12 PM  
1.  We need a 50 State Strategy

and you Fark Moderates Sticks in the Mud need to stfu about it.
 
2021-03-04 5:07:57 PM  

Zerochance: Giving her obscene amounts of free media exposure will certainly help her.


I wish people would stop using this as an excuse for (non-)voters' idiocy. People should be able to spot a psychotic, idiotic nutter, ESPECIALLY when they get a ton of media exposure.
 
2021-03-04 5:34:55 PM  
She's nothing new. Just another in a long line of crazy people elected to the House of Representatives since the founding of the nation. Why does it happen? Because there are districts of crazy people, and they deserve representation like all Americans.
 
2021-03-04 6:13:45 PM  
Run in NY22 until it is poofed by redistricting?
 
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