Los Angeles Times

‘Give her a lot of ink’

Re “Here’s what to do about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Opinion, March 2


I’ve always liked columnist Jackie Calmes, but I disagree with her argument that we should ignore Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). She will not just “go away.” People like her don’t do that. Rather, we should give her a lot of ink.

Refer to her as a leader of the Republican Party who wants to split up the country, ignoring a war that was already fought. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (RBakersfie­ld) is very thankful that Greene supported his bid for the speakershi­p, so one has to wonder if he’s OK with her belief that Jewish space lasers may have caused wildfires in California.

I could go on, but you get the idea. Let’s keep those articles on her very stupid ideas coming, and let’s also point out that her fellow Republican­s support her.

Gary Coyne South Pasadena

Once again, the media are obsessed with a politician who is nothing more than a provocateu­r who says outrageous things. Didn’t we learn anything from 2016?

Neither Greene nor former President Trump is a politician in the traditiona­l sense of the word. They are both narcissist­s with an unending appetite for attention that the media are all too willing to give them.

Trump was elected thanks in part to the constant exposure he was given by the media. It is happening again with Greene.

Brian Gough Santa Barbara


Greene is 0.2% of one half of Congress, which is a third of the federal government. She isn’t worth the ink, unless she is a useful foil like Trump.

William N. Hoke Manhattan Beach


Greene is my representa­tive. She is and always has been an embarrassm­ent. It is amazing that a huge percentage of voters in northern Georgia voted for her. I did not.

Georgia has two Democratic senators, and it voted for President Biden in 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp has been a great Republican leader. It is amazing that a large state like Georgia can make such a mistake backing Greene.

By the way, I’m a Republican.

Willie Olmstead Powder Springs, Ga.


Maybe it’s not so crazy to take Greene’s suggestion for a national divorce seriously. After all, with California having the fourth- or fifth-biggest economy in the world, just think how “Blue America” would rank with the addition of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvan­ia, Michigan, Massachuse­tts and several others.

We would need an open border policy to connect this disjointed geography, but I think that would be doable. I’d suggest a 10% tariff on goods imported from “Red America” to cover operating costs.

Stephen Lash Carlsbad

 ?? Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images ?? REP. MARJORIE Taylor Greene heckles President Biden during his State of the Union address.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images REP. MARJORIE Taylor Greene heckles President Biden during his State of the Union address.

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