The social medias have been afire with the Mad Dog Greene malaprop of gazpacho police instead of Gestapo police. No one talks about the redundancy of saying the Gestapo police, the police being superfluous, I’ll note.
In case you were encased in an iron lung or trapped in a mineshaft cave in during the past week, here’s the clip that no one will watch because buffering:
The Field Day
Here are some of the choicer tweets:
Seriously, these were funny. Maddog Greene provides us all with much needed unintended comedy breaks during the daily deluge of distressing, discouraging, depressing news, but in our rush to pile on the hapless representative and chase likes, shares, and follows, I think we lost something important.
The Danger of #Resistance
MTG: Malaprop Moment
Not only do we have the DC jail which is the DC Gulag, but now we have Nancy Pelosi’s Gazpacho police spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff, and spying on American citizens that want to come talk to their representatives. This government has turned into something it was never meant to be, and it is time to make it end.
Listen to what she said. Check the sidebar for the actual transcript because no one will watch the video because buffering or something.
Did you catch the real message there? The really important bit?
Okay, so she’s using hyperventilating hyperbole to attack Nancy Pelosi, but there’s nothing new there. Okay, so she’s completely fucked up the Nazi reference — Who knew Mad Dog even knew what Gazpacho was much less have primed in her brain making it more accessible than Gestapo. What did she do, have it for lunch? See it for the first time and have someone explain it to her? Who knows the back story there, right? — but, again, there’s nothing new in Mad Dog saying something totally stupid.
It is the last line there, This government has turned into something it was never meant to be, and it is time to make it [this government] end. She didn’t say that it was time to throw the Dems out of Congress. She didn’t say it was time to elect a Republican majority to Congress. She said it was time to make this government end.
Given that she tweeted Pelosi’s whereabouts during the 6 January Insurrection and was armed during the insurrection. Given that she gave tours of the Congress to insurrectionists on 5 January. Given that she met with Trump and his cabal in the War Room helping plan the insurrection. The only way that that line can be interpreted as openly advocating for the overthrow of the US government.
By focusing exclusively — note the operative term there, exclusively, we all like to have a bit of fun, right? — on the fuck up and not on the further signaling to the base that they are continuing to plan of over throwing the government, I think we miss out on important information about what is happening in our democracy.
By comicalizing Mad Dog, we dismiss her influence and importance in the efforts to replace our democracy with an authoritarian regime. She’s part and parcel of the planning and execution of those plans. She’s telegraphing her intentions to end our government.
We really need to seize upon this and other signs as a way of firing up our base so that we can make 2022 a single-issue election about saving democracy not about eliminating Yogi Berra-isms from our public officials.
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