I don’t think anyone posted about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s weekend effort to channel the energy of Mein Kampf into an “America First” caucus. Punchbowl News got a leak of the manifesto, and it doesn’t sound too awesome according to the Post’s summary:
In a section on immigration, the document describes the United States as a place with “uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and argues that “societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country, particularly without institutional support for assimilation and an expansive welfare state to bail them out should they fail to contribute positively to the country.” […]
On infrastructure, the caucus calls for the construction of roads, bridges and buildings that reflect “the architectural, engineering and aesthetic value that befits the progeny of European architecture, whereby public infrastructure must be utilitarian as well as stunningly, classically beautiful, befitting a world power and source of freedom.”
It also called for stopping all immigration and a few other similarly modest proposals. Apparently Paul Gosar, the Member of Congress whose family told Arizonans not to vote for him, was also involved.
So far, no big surprise. We all know what these folks believe, and any leak to a source-fluffing insider publication like Punchbowl News, which employs the always-savvy Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, is on purpose.
What’s interesting is that after Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney hinted around that she should have kept it in the original German, Greene quickly walked it back, and genuflected to Trump as the one, true America Firster. Isn’t that kind of remarkable? I mean, these people never walk anything back — that’s the whole Trump mode of operation: he says shit no politician should get away with, gets a bunch of attention, and never apologizes. She definitely got her attention, but then she came up with a lame excuse that it was a draft that she hadn’t read.
Is it possible that Greene is low energy? Is it possible that a Trumper shit the bed so badly that the stink even got to them? I’m genuinely puzzled.