Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Republican Member of Congress from Georgia. She is not, as some might have thought, a member of the Mensa Society of Georgia.
Or, anywhere else.
Greene got on a rant the other day accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “gazpacho police spying on Members of Congress.”
That is not a typo. That’s what she said.
Greene, who has also never been in the running for a MacArthur Genius Award, thinks that Hitler’s Secret Police was called “the Gazpacho” rather than its real name “the Gestapo,” which was run by Hermann Göring.
The Twitter-verse, appropriately, went nuts.
The Republican Accountability Project set the baseline by Tweeting:
Just to clear things up:
Gazpacho: A vegetable-based Spanish cold soup
Gestapo: Nazi Germany’s secret police
One person suggested Greene be sent to the Siberian Goulash.
Mull-fave Michael Steele Tweeted:
And now for this important announcement from our Banana Republican…
I assume she doesn’t support the Biden Administrone?
A pun on the soup theme:
Did someone already use “No Coup For You!” because I call it if it’s still available.
Our team is covering the GOP from soup to nuts. Or, soup and nuts, in this case.
Via Washingtonian.com, another Spanish pun
Do the gazpacho police adhere to sangria law?
With the Gazpacho Police, every crime is a cold case
The gazpacho police will come and take your mazel tov cocktails
Which led to:
The Gazpacho will lock us all up in constipation camps.
A two-bank shot:
Do not cast asparagus on the gazpacho police
From the Borscht Belt:
MTG: Waiter, this soup is cold
Waiter: It’s Gazpacho
MTG: Gazpacho, this soup is cold
Any blithering idiot knows that the Gazpacho were the feared secret enforcement arm of the Spanish Inquisition.
Gazpacho policeman caught on an iPhone camera:
Peppers! Show me your peppers!
A dusted-off oldie but goodie:
Her favorite landmark is the leaning tower of pizza
Coulda been a line from Casablanca:
I join her in her fight against both the Gazpacho police and their collaborationist allies in the Vichyssoise
From Paul Begala via The Princess Bride:
I’m nacho sure gazpacho means what you think it means
From the Cuckoo’s Nest
She has gone completely lentil
An excellent pun:
Even though I know she is painfully dumb, I still did Nazi this coming
There have been thousands of references to Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi” but I’ll close with my contribution:
She’s advocating for those who were involved in the Jan 6 resurrection
See you next week.