[COMMENTARY] The Attention Whoring of Marjorie Taylor Greene
When she was removed from her Committee assignments, Marjorie Taylor Greene decided to use her workday to tweet nonsense, stage dumb protests on the House floor, and make videos to get Twitter’s attention. All of these tactics have worked to make her the most hated person on Twitter not named Ted Cruz or Matt Gaetz, but on Friday ol’ Marge decided to do April Fool’s Day wrong by tweeting two different things that she was serious about and just ended up looking even more foolish than she did yesterday.
Despite being denounced repeatedly by CrossFit, Greene posted a video of her workout where she lifted a big weight wrong and put it down wrong, which she was repeatedly dragged for. And then she tweeted some new bill she thinks she’s introducing to get rid of Dr. Fauci. And she was repeatedly dragged for that, too.
The thing is, I’m pretty sure she loves the negative attention. Greene is a classic Mean Girl. She loves being terrible for the sake of being terrible. It gets her a reaction from everyone, both the awful people who support her and those of us who can’t wait for her perp walk. She probably goes home and cries in her closet while eating an entire Sara Lee Coffee Cake, but out on Twitter, she’s acting like there’s not a huge investigation into her activities on January 6th.
Until she’s finally led away, it’s up to us to make the choice to respond to her or not. It’s my job to pay attention to what she does while she’s still inexplicably in office, and I live for the day where I never hear her awful name or see another video of one of her dumb workouts. Nobody cares and nobody’s scared, Marjorie.
This is my Covid protection 💪#MakeAmericaHealthyAgain
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 1, 2021
Of course, that’s not how anybody protects themselves from anything, but she’s not a smart person. She was plenty dragged for that (check the responses), but since CrossFit hates her, I’m choosing to believe that their tweet of a photo of an Asian woman executing perfect form is the most epically subtle trolling in the history of Twitter.
21.3 at CrossFit TTW, Shanghai, China.
Photo: IG_ @chuxuanccx
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
Overhead squat 3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1 reps
— CrossFit (@CrossFit) April 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Greene still doesn’t grasp that by being kicked off her Committees, she’s not allowed to introduce any new legislation, but she keeps right on killing trees with her QAnonsense.
🚨NEW BILL ALERT!🚨
The "#FireFauci Act" will slash the salary of Dr. Always Wrong to $0 and the "#WeWillNotComply Act" will ban vaccine "passports," prevent discrimination against the unvaccinated, and much more to protect the freedom of the American People. pic.twitter.com/JVR01lBID5
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 1, 2021
Fortunately, almost everyone on Twitter is smarter than Marjorie Taylor Greene. Sadly, we can’t say the same for Congress.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene just introduced a bill that would “reduce Dr. Fauci’s salary to $0 until a new NIAID administrator is confirmed by the Senate.”
The NIAID director’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) April 1, 2021