A little bleary-eyed from not yet partaking in his morning Bloody Mary, Cockburn thought at first that he was hearing one of those Newsmax commercials for Tanto Paronto’s HD Vision Night Ops glasses. He listened more closely, and thought it might be “Top Gov” Ron DeSantis dogfighting with the corporate media.

But upon closer inspection, it was something altogether more extreme: Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest YouTube video, in which she braves a lightning storm to carry a gigantic gun toward a camera, then appears to be struck by the lightning, giving her white glowing eyes à...

A little bleary-eyed from not yet partaking in his morning Bloody Mary, Cockburn thought at first that he was hearing one of those Newsmax commercials for Tanto Paronto’s HD Vision Night Ops glasses. He listened more closely, and thought it might be “Top Gov” Ron DeSantis dogfighting with the corporate media.

But upon closer inspection, it was something altogether more extreme: Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest YouTube video, in which she braves a lightning storm to carry a gigantic gun toward a camera, then appears to be struck by the lightning, giving her white glowing eyes à la Storm from the Marvel comics.

It gets way more normal after that, don’t worry. MTG screams over the whirr of a helicopter that we have “skyrocketing inflation, high diesel fuel, and Democrats’ America last policies.”

Wild hogs, MTG then explains, like Democrats, are “destroying farmers’ ability to put food on the table.” And because these vicious feral beasts (the hogs, not the Dems) are destroying farmers’ fields, MTG has decided to go hog hunting. And she wants you to join her by entering to win a chance to “go in the helicopter and go hog hunting.” And possibly get struck by lightning, as MTG does again at the end of the video, which closes with a “Save America Stop Communism” banner, just to cover all bases.

Cockburn’s gotta give it to the woman. He’s seen a lot of snoozer political fundraiser ploys in his day, and some downright cringeworthy ones (remember when John Fetterman’s “dog” texted everyone begging for money?). MTG might be a little out there, but shooting feral hogs from a helicopter sure beats a $35,800-a-plate dinner with Michelle Obama (does that even include drinks?).