The Republican pearl-clutching over Democratic President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill reached a new level of absurdity this week, when QAnon devotee and Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene declared the legislation communist.
According to Greene, fixing the very roads and bridges and airports she herself uses regularly to shuttle between Georgia and Washington is the opening act of Biden's supposed "communization of America."
How exactly do bridge repairs equal communism? Who even knows, Greene included, since she offered no explanation for her objections to the bill.
Greene's accusation came via a newly released ad in which she attacks everyone from Biden to Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with enough hysterical mistruths to last the rest of her term.
See the ad below.
In the ad, Greene lashed out at her Republican colleagues as well as Democrats for siding with the bill.
"Nineteen cowardly Senate Republicans joined Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats to pass a so-called infrastructure bill that's really the first step in Biden's communization of America."
It's a patently absurd assertion, and not only because the United States is the most right-wing developed country on Earth. The bill's provisions, which address repairs to bridges, roads, airports, railways and utility systems have nothing to do with communism and everything to do with, you know, basic safety and keeping the economy moving and whatnot.
Who exactly Greene and her ilk expect to take care of these things if not the government is unclear. Of course, the bill does include provisions that address climate change, God forbid--no true Republican would ever stand for such Stalinistic tyranny!
Speaking of climate change, Greene went on to characterize the infrastructure bill as a shot in the arm to what she called "AOC's pro-China Green New Deal," a wildly inaccurate characterization of Ocasio-Cortez's proposals. She then claimed the bill offers "amnesty to illegals" and "destroys American energy independence," both of which are total fabrications.
On Twitter, Greene's ludicrous ad went over like a lead balloon.
Biden's "communization of America" passed the Senate 69-30, and must now pass the House, where Democrats hold an eight-seat majority.