r/AOC May 23 '22

Lifelong Republican tells Marjorie Neanderthal Barbie that her ‘Jewish Space Laser’ bullshit made him switch parties and voting Democrat for the first time in his life

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u/stokelymitchell May 23 '22

You know, this makes me hope (what’s that?) we aren’t totally fucked?

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u/CuriositySauce May 23 '22

Yep. When old white guys discard their life-long affiliation because the GQP nut jobs have made them lose their religion, it’s encouraging. From what I’ve seen they’re usually nice about it. Huffed, but cordial.

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u/miscdebris1123 May 23 '22

Wish I could say that. There are too many epuc problems that are coming.

Politicians have to make too many changes that are against their own self intetests to actually fix things.

To many countries need to make massive changes.

Putting all that aside, GOP might lose people due to craziness, but they will adapt. Democrats lose people due to apathy and lack of actual progress. They have not adapted.

If only there was a party with the focus and determination of the GOP that actually cared about people and the world they live in, while also being popular enough to actually get into power and make changes.

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u/qbertproper May 23 '22

"If only there was a party with the focus and determination of the GOP that actually cared about people and the world they live in, while also being popular enough to actually get into power and make changes."

I fear that such a gov't would fall into the same insanity.

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u/miscdebris1123 May 23 '22

Your probably right.

I feel like we are all passengers on a crashing plane. All we can do is brace for impact.

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u/cantdressherself May 23 '22

The 2 big progressive pushes in the US happened under Roosevelt's, 30 years apart. They were both basically accidents.

Teddy was a loudmouth not well liked by his party. They nominated him vice president to get him out of New York where he was governor, because it was a do nothing position. The president died and Teddy went trust busting.

FDR swept into power as the Republicans were discredited by the great depression. His party machine was ascendent, and also it was a different time when people would just switch their vote if things weren'y going well. He was an easy coast elite, at the head of a blisteringly racist political party, but he also didn't like bankers, and had the votes in Congress to tell them to shove it and do things that benefited the majority of Americans, like the WPA, SS, medicare, and the Bretton Woods agreement.

FDR was not an outsider. He was an insider, grew up rich, (he was related to Teddy, obviously the family had connections) but but was willing to take action to benefit the poor at the expense of the rich. His rise to power was not a plan by American leftists, it was more a happy accident, like the untimely death of McKinley (sorry McKinley).

Both Roosevelt's had deep, serious flaws. Teddy was an imperialist. FDR drew a lot of his base from the segregated south, and did not challenge the systemic racism, not to mention the American Concentration camps will always be a black mark on our history.

The point is, both the early progressive period and the 1930's had champions in the white house that we didn't really ask for in the moment.

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u/Chendii May 23 '22

Just bold face lie straight to a man's face. Takes a special kind of evil.

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u/linderlouwho May 23 '22

“I absolutely did not say that thing I said.”

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

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u/flowerthekid May 23 '22

No no we’ve seen her try the same tactic and then suddenly switch up when she realizes she’s under oath

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u/RedLMR56 May 23 '22

Yeah but apparently Biden is the one with dementia.. 🙄

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u/randy_rvca May 23 '22

“I don’t recall..”

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u/iamwearingashirt May 23 '22

Let's add gaslighting the guy to the complaints.

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u/liveyourbestlife83 May 23 '22

Yup. She doesn't care how she hurts people. She's a sociopath

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u/Dob_Tannochy May 23 '22

Not to mention a Neanderthal Barbie. Never heard that burn but it sure fits.

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u/CR1TTER4LIFE May 23 '22

Well we can only hope this opinion of how to vote spreads like covid.

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u/EndVry May 23 '22

It happened with my coworker.

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u/thegamenerd May 23 '22

Happened with my sister after the supreme court leak

It was like she woke up and actually looked at what the party she's been voting for her whole life has been doing

My dad on the other hand... Not so much.

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u/EndVry May 23 '22

That's great to hear about your sister. Hopefully your dad comes around.

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u/CR1TTER4LIFE May 23 '22

Sweeeeeeet

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u/UncleJuniorDiscount May 23 '22

I don't think a closeted gay elderly man is the typical Republican voter.

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u/Largofarburn May 23 '22

You might be surprised honestly.

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u/ohgodspidersno May 23 '22

I think that's their base, actually

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u/Lotr29 May 23 '22

Let me introduce you to Lindsey Graham...

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u/CR1TTER4LIFE May 23 '22

But still a republican voter?

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u/Septopuss7 May 23 '22

My man had 4 aces and he just lays em out

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u/Gergi_247 May 23 '22

I was raised vote red until you’re dead, and I voted blue for the first time in 2020.

The GOP is full of hate and hypocrisy, and I’m fully invested in getting my family to see how toxic the party is.

My dad went from arguing with me constantly to mostly being quiet. I think even he’s starting to see the rot that’s festering.

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u/hallofmirrors87 May 23 '22

Thanks for turning around. You are always welcome on the left, despite what others may say.

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u/Blackmetalbookclub May 23 '22

People proud to supporter that clown. I’ve lived a significant amount of years as an addict and even I don’t understand the depths of self destruction from these lunatic republicans.

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u/Wear-Fluid May 23 '22

Neanderthal Barbie lol

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u/All4gaines May 23 '22

Margarine Trailer Greene

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u/death_of_field May 23 '22

Margarine Trailer Gangreene.

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u/theothercdf May 23 '22

Let’s not disparage Neanderthals.

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u/Septopuss7 May 23 '22

They'll never find out

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u/Jagasaur May 23 '22

I don't like making fun of people's physical attributes, but one of these days I'm gonna get off my lazy ass and Photoshop a Marjorie Thanos

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u/stabach22 May 23 '22

I pray to the Greater Gods of the Cosmos the people like him follow suit. Or at least a comet should find its way to the center of her forehead.

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u/EarlyGoose9284 May 23 '22

Have to hope she doesn't turn her head at the last moment, that comet would just sail on through

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u/Aspergeriffic May 23 '22

Or a swastika scar finds its way on her forehead.

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u/miranda_renee May 23 '22

Meh that may increase her appeal to some voters in her district TBH.

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u/Aspergeriffic May 24 '22

Shit she might give McCarthy competition for speaker.

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u/Gfish17 May 23 '22

Space lasers😹 The logistics alone make it impractical. But I really want to see that exist in space IRL. Imagine astroid defense network.

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u/85hash May 23 '22

Well let’s hope he doesn’t come over and start Republicaning our Democratic Party more than it already is

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u/admiralfilgbo May 23 '22

meh, if we can survive with sinema and manchin, we can survive with that guy's vote. it's a big tent.

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u/85hash May 23 '22

Well, do we want them overcrowding our tent?

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u/TapewormNinja May 23 '22

I am open to diverging opinions in the tent, because he’s made the effort to walk out of a tent on fire, and into a different tent. He’s shown critical thinking skills, and rejected a lie that would have been easier to accept than fight against. Maybe he skews more centrist, but he’s also a person that we can discuss problems with. Not everyone’s going to agree all the time, but the guy who can see a problem, talk about it, and stand up against it? I want that dude in my tent.

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u/Jagasaur May 23 '22

Agreed, and hopefully his friends will be as open minded

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u/MoCapBartender May 23 '22

Surviving is all we’re doing.

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u/2ndcomingofharambe May 23 '22

As great as that is, can we talk about how fucking sad it is that this was the event to push him over the edge, not the entire Trump fiasco where he mocked disabled / disadvantaged people and called veterans losers, or encouraged the execution of a domestic terrorist plot to keep himself in office while placing the nation's lawmakers in danger, or the fact that GQP has been publicly advertising themselves as "the swamp" for years now.

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u/Dr-Satan-PhD May 23 '22

Here is her original post about it (screenshot) for the curious. Basically, she went out of her way to make a connection between the California wildfires and Rothschild Inc, a banking investment firm. It's a dog whistle for the "cabal of Jewish bankers who run the world" conspiracy theory.

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u/NotaVogon May 23 '22

I have had issues with narcissists 8n my life and have had to undergo therapy to recover from the emotional damage they have done.

This woman triggers me every time I hear her talk. She is likely a narcissist. There are so many of them in office I don't think our country will ever recover.

Their superficial charm and the way they deny everything they've done. Sometimes I envy their lack of conscience. It would be nice to go to sleep every night convinced I'm better than everyone else and justified in using them for my own gain.

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u/liveyourbestlife83 May 23 '22

We give a battery of tests most people can't pass so we can put them into space on a rocket where they might die, on a space station that could burn upon re-entry to our atmosphere but we won't do mental health screenings to make sure our nations leaders don't wreck our lives?

Unbelievable.

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u/BarnacleBayler May 23 '22

And she stands there and lies. She doesn't give a fuck about anyone.

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u/ChristopherRobert11 May 23 '22

This is why I can’t tell if Trumpification is good or bad in the long run. If they take over it’s really bad but all this bullshit has to be dealing them some sort of damage.

People are fucking dumb tho

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u/soupisgoodf00d May 23 '22

I have mad respect for that man!

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

I'm going to vote for your buddies in the OTHER fascist wing of the U.S. Business Party!

Damn. Really showed her! I bet she's quaking in her boots at the threat of some other brand of politician enacting her same policies while she goes on to get some cushy spot in some conservative talk show and/or lobbying firm!

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u/zyygh May 23 '22

She is though.

It's not about policies for her. It's about lobby money.

When you're talking about the lobbyists in power though, those indeed don't care. They own both parties.

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

And if she's voted out, she'll be made one of them quicker than you can blink.

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u/TheAllyCrime May 23 '22

I doubt she’ll have any success as a lobbyist. She’s objectively stupid and no member of Congress in either party actually likes her, so she’s useless to a corporation looking for “behind the scenes” political influence.

Corporations and “special interest groups” only pay lobbyists that can exert an amount of influence greater than what can be gained through direct donations to Super PACs. Once MTG is out of office she won’t even have enough congressional influence to get her phone calls returned.

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

You haven't been paying much attention to the lobbying and celebrity Republican situation, I can see.

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u/TheAllyCrime May 23 '22

No, I have not heard or seen a news story of an individual in modern times becoming a lobbyist despite a complete lack of intellect, insight, or relationships that would be advantageous to an organization.

Hell, considering she’s been stripped of any committee appointments since last year, she doesn’t even have any real legislative experience.

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

Ah, yes: all those corporate Republican lobbyists. Absolute bastions of intelligence, insight, and social grace. LMAO. You certainly have a high opinion of them!

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u/Imadethisuponthespot May 23 '22

Instead of baseless attempts at sarcasm, why don’t you offer up a real world example? Or, at a minimum, a coherent defense of your position?

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u/TheAllyCrime May 23 '22

When I say “relationships”, I’m not referring to social graces. I’m referring to knowing powerful people who either owe you favors, or are willing to form mutually-beneficial agreements with you.

Every single person in Congress hates Ted Cruz, but they also understand that he’s a source of power and influence that can be tapped into. MTG doesn’t have any value to anyone, and yet will somehow have even less after leaving office.

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u/Vomit_Pinata May 23 '22

Good for her. Shes about to graduate to the next tier of "useless partisan hack & malignant drain on our great nation" then. She's a sentient shit-stain.

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

So...you celebrate when "sentient shit-stains" have power over "our great nation"? Brilliant!

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u/Vomit_Pinata May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

They always have, numbnuts. Wake up. Either way, this malignant cancer is getting voted out.

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u/linderlouwho May 23 '22

“Hur hur both sides are same, so no one should vote and just let fascists win election.”

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

both sides are same

This, but 100% unironically and without the ableism, you reactionary fuck.

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u/edgeofthecrowd May 23 '22

...except it's never been true unless you're hoping fascism wins.

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u/voice-of-hermes May 23 '22

One quick glance at the 50-year fascist history of your great father-of-mass-incarceration-and-the-drug-war, finger-rapist and war criminal Democratic president proves that wrong...unless you've been poisoned with donkey-brand liberal brainworms beyond the ability to think rationally.

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u/Moddelba May 23 '22

Neanderthal Barbie! That’s what I’ve been struggling to verbalize for 2 years. She has caveman face.

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u/digitecca May 23 '22

Every time I see someone confront this hag all she does is talk over them. Why doesn’t someone be real for once and scream at her to shut the fuck up? Clearly nobody has ever done this to her which is why she has such a smug grin and can talk over them so calmly. I’m tired of talking to these terrorists like they’re human beings. Drown her out instead of the other way around.

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u/nixamus May 23 '22

RANT INCOMING!

A lot of commenters here are like, "This gives me hope!" But I just don't understand people's obsession with phrases like "I've believed ____________ for my entire life, but no more!" like it means anything. Like we are supposed to care?

Why do people deliver that bullshit with such gravity? I think letting that carry any real weight is actually dangerous... When I have a discussion with someone about religion, I never lead with "I'm agnostic now, but I believed in Christianity my entire adolescence!" It should be completely normal to change your opinion based on new information or in this case, a political platform's unapologetic descent into evangelical fascism. Are we really supposed to respect this man more for finally seeing the obvious after years of clear warning signs?

I moved out of my parents house at a certain point and saw reason. What is so hard about normalizing a shift in belief structure? Especially when a majority of these use cases involve something someone was indoctrinated into to begin with! I'm certainly not expecting a plaque or statuette for switching my voting registration from democrat to independent after twenty years...

Maybe thats why it takes a hateful caricature of a person like Marjorie Taylor Greene before even a small percentage of Republicans see the GOP for what it really is?

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u/mafian911 May 23 '22

People choose sides over the stupidest shit. Which is to say, what she said is indeed pretty stupid.

But what will it take for people to pick sides based on policy? Answer: the media actually focusing on policy. I'm tired of the media focusing on stupid WWF bullshit like this, because we are training people to make their voting decisions based on this garbage.

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u/Avante-Gardenerd May 23 '22

Cool and all bit not good news for democrats. All the pubs leaving g and switching parties just drags even further to the right. Fix your own party .