Marjorie Taylor Greene faced widespread ridicule after her criticisms of President Joe Biden turned out to sound more like compliments. During her speech at the Turning Point Action conference, the Georgia Republican targeted longstanding Democratic programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and initiatives introduced by former presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
However, Greene’s attempt to portray Biden as someone continuing the work of FDR by addressing issues like education, healthcare, urban and rural poverty, transportation, and welfare seemed more like a campaign ad for Biden, triggering an avalanche of mockery.
The New Republic reported that the newly coined term “Bidenomics,” used by the GOP to criticize the president’s policies, actually benefited higher-income individuals in red states more than those in blue states.
Mockingly questioning how Biden would recover from such an attack, podcaster Jay McKenzie, known as “Did Nothing Wrong,” sarcastically referred to him as “Dark Brandon.”
Historian Kevin M. Kruse commented that it was peculiar for Greene to warn against the creation of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which are widely popular among the public, citing data from the Kaiser Family Foundation on the positive reception of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.
Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, of New York, mocked Greene for suggesting that Democrats and Biden aimed to continue FDR’s work. He playfully acknowledged the accusation, saying, “Yes, guilty as charged.”
Greene’s speech prompted influencer Shauna W. to quip, “I never expected Marjorie Taylor Greene to be doing campaign ads for Biden, but here we are,” expressing her surprise.
This “attack” by Marjorie Taylor Greene, which is all about how Biden insidiously wants to [checks notes] help people live better lives in the tradition of FDR and LBJ, could be run, unedited, as a Biden campaign ad. These people are insane. pic.twitter.com/dF9EGqZact
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 16, 2023