Marjorie Taylor Greene roundly mocked for calling Biden 'a socialist'
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is steering away from the Holocaust, at least so far this week, but out of nowhere and for no discernible reason Tuesday night she laid into "Socialist" President Joe Biden.
It did not go well for her.
By any definition President Biden is no socialist.
In fact, just so the Georgia Republican Congresswoman is clear, socialism generally requires, as Merriam-Webster notes, a "collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods."
Aside from the coronavirus vaccine – and those aspects were set by Republican President Donald Trump –nothing comes close.
If she really wants to stretch, Merriam-Webster offers this: "a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done."
Literally what President Biden is fighting: the massive pay inequity.
Here's what Rep. Greene said:
She was roundly mocked.
Perhaps the most appropriate response came from Benjamin Dreyer, a writer and copy editor, the copy chief at Random House and the author of Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.
A sampling from some others:
@MollyJongFast @mtgreenee She can't even spell socialism without spellcheck.— Red 💉💉 (@Red 💉💉) 1622603355.0
@mtgreenee You sound like a fascist AI bot programmed by fascists to say socialist as many times as possible to cov… https://t.co/i9rfkdJ6lJ— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski) 1622630350.0
@mtgreenee Joe Biden is a Socialist? If so, I am Elvis Presley. Also, socialism is good. You know what's is bad? Yo… https://t.co/H3sgmE6xmr— Leftist Jibaro 🇵🇷 ☭ (@Leftist Jibaro 🇵🇷 ☭) 1622627361.0
@mtgreenee MTG is a Cray-Cray GOP voters don’t fully realize it yet. The GOP are antidemocratic, but they are a… https://t.co/lvslRmP59U— Yo! Philly (@Yo! Philly) 1622602505.0
@mtgreenee @GlennKesslerWP Anyone can call themselves a Socialist. Like any economic system, socialism can be used… https://t.co/un9fDuVh3r— Veronica (@Veronica) 1622299023.0
@mtgreenee Ah yes, when you want to scare a bunch of gullible right-wingers, always drop the word "socialism". The… https://t.co/VCJewkbuKk— Dennis Ex Machina (@Dennis Ex Machina) 1622602707.0
@mtgreenee Living in Norway (a social democracy) and it is fantastic, vast individual freedom, great education syst… https://t.co/rozmAHf0oS— Yvonne Haugen (@Yvonne Haugen) 1622641005.0
@mtgreenee President Biden is not a Socialist. He has been serving his country for more than 35 years. What the hel… https://t.co/5VWqOlNkfO— Cindy🗽 (@Cindy🗽) 1622606622.0
@mtgreenee Dear Marge, Pres. Biden is not a socialist. I wish he was but he isn't. I AM a socialist, I've had the… https://t.co/3sW9NNxaoZ— cam_colton (@cam_colton) 1622602812.0
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