You can call the MAGA Republicans a lot of things (go ahead, no one’s stopping you), but “original” certainly isn’t one of them.
MAGAts appropriate whatever Democrats are saying back around on them, a typical bullying tactic employed when there’s no substance of their own to use.
Example: Democrats use “Blue Wave” as a metaphor for cleaning up Congress.
Republicans now say “Red Wave,” which isn’t just unoriginal, it’s gross. A ‘red wave’ is one of many high schoolish euphemisms for a heavy menstrual period. Think of the elevator full of blood in “The Shining.”
Definitely an apt visual representation of what our country will look like if more MAGAts get into Congress.
Okay then! Back to the point. Which is that they’ve been using a major former Democratic talking point from the previous administration to use against the current President, Joe Biden.
And it’s also not working.
Biden: I’m already being told that if they win back the House and the Senate, they’re going to impeach me. I don’t know what the hell they’re going to impeach me for pic.twitter.com/3kDknS7Ey5
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 4, 2022
The Democrats tried to impeach Donald Trump twice for all of the reasons we’re seeing now that we’re on the other side of it.
When it was all going on, MAGAts tried to fight back all of the facts they couldn’t deny with compelling counterarguments like “So?” and “So what?” and “Shut up, Killary Libturd!”
And a whole lot of nothing has changed since then.
Obama: Some of them said, they will impeach Joe Biden. When you ask them what for, they’re not sure yet. You’re laughing but it’s true. Now here’s the question, how is that going to help you? pic.twitter.com/dYnZqYTP1U
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 29, 2022
It’s just another trigger word for TrumpWorld. They hear “impeach” and then they remember how Trump tried to steal an election and kill Mike Pence when it didn’t work out.
If the GOP takes over Congress, they'll gut Social Security and Medicare, pass a national abortion ban, impeach Biden. Next will be marriage equality and birth control. Then they'll do everything possible to control the results of future elections. Full on fascism.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) October 27, 2022
They all deal in projection and fear, so echoing the calls to impeach Joe Biden for literally no reason is just another way to keep the base angry. I’m tired of all of this amateur political dinner theater, aren’t you?
If so, perhaps you should all make sure you vote these MAGA Republicans the hell out of office on Tuesday
Tara Dublin is a woefully underappreciated and unrepresented writer currently shopping a super cool novel that has nothing to do with politics while also fighting fascism on the daily.
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.
Tara is a reported opinion columnist at Occupy Democrats. She's a woefully underappreciated and unrepresented writer currently shopping for a super cool novel that has nothing to do with politics while also fighting fascism on a daily. Follow her on Twitter @taradublinrocks