A faction of the Republican Party – its leaders and followers – has gone mad.
On one end, we have the old school right-leaners with traditional conservative principles and strong family values. And on the other, we have angry conspiracy theorists who gets their news from bogus sources, worship former president Donald Trump and Q’Anon and believe ANTHING they say.
Guess which side is taking over?
Axios has just published a poll with some very telling returns.
Data shows that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s favorable/unfavorable rating percentage is 28/18 while Cheney’s is 14/42 and Mitch McConnell sits at 31/46.
Greene is not only more palatable to Republicans than Cheney, her overall favorability ratio bests Mitch McConnell, the current Senate Minority Leader who jumped through hoops and often bent the rules to further GOP interests in his six years as Majority Leader.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had the best favorability ratio, 38/16.
McConnell, the most high-profile of the four, generated the highest Yes/No responses as many polled weren’t familiar enough with the politicians to have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of them. Nevertheless, and despite the high percentage of “don’t know enough” votes, Republican respondents are three times as likely to say their views align with Greene than with Cheney.
Cheney, of course, then the third-ranking Republican in the House, voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a riot at the Capitol on January 6. Only nine other Republicans joined her in doing so on January 13.
And Marjorie Taylor Greene is a toxic conspiracy theorist who, among other things, insists several mass shootings were hoaxes. Incidentally, Greene was stripped of her committee assignments earlier today.
America was once a more unified nation that respected its governmental, medical, and scientific institutions, rewarded hard work and innovation, and shunned ignorance, alternative facts, and wacky, baseless conspiracy theories.
But today, a lot of Americans are getting access to all kinds of information and misinformation, and largely believe what they want to.
If the facts don’t fit their narrative, they simply cover their ears, walk away, stop consuming the information, or dismiss the data as “fake.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of those Americans.Tags: Marjorie Taylor Greene