Author Topic: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?  (Read 1011 times)

msquared

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Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« on: April 28, 2022, 08:33:48 AM »
Madison Cawthorn seems to have a problem following the law.

Multiple traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license.

Twice trying to take a weapon (said weapon at least once being loaded) through air port security.

Failing to report the buying of crypto currencies.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/gop-rep-madison-cawthorn-appears-211904192.html

This last one is either he lied about buying it and did not have to report it, or he did buy it and did not report it.

You might think the Law and Order people would be all over this, but I guess he gets a pass due his right wing leanings.

rightleft22

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2022, 10:32:44 AM »
The Paradox of the GOP - Elect me government can't be trusted

yossarian22c

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2022, 12:41:20 PM »
Or Greene too stupid to remember anything she did a year ago. Or know that a "1776 moment" implies armed rebellion.

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 12:57:47 PM »
I know nothing, I see nothing, I hear nothing... (20 points if you guess the show)

Wayward Son

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 12:58:04 PM »
Come now, yossarian.  A lot of things happened in 1776.  Why would an armed rebellion immediately pop into anyone's mind?  ???  ;)

Wayward Son

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2022, 12:59:29 PM »
I'd tell you the show, rightleft, but that would reveal just how old I am.  ;D

msquared

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2022, 01:02:10 PM »
Is that a Klink I hear?

Grant

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2022, 01:13:31 PM »

msquared

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2022, 01:18:03 PM »
I did not want to be too obvious.

Grant

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2022, 03:55:24 PM »
I did not want to be too obvious.

Mea culpa

Ouija Nightmare

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2022, 04:27:45 PM »
Too stupid to serve? Are you suggesting the Republican Party has any standards?

Really they just need a couple of guys to tell them what to do and a bunch of yes men. That’s the GOP in a nutshell these days.

The Republican Party, where independent thought goes to die.

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2022, 04:49:44 PM »
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The “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocurrency is a digital meme coin inspired by the refrain mocking President Joe Biden.

“LGB legends. … Tomorrow we go to the moon!” Cawthorn wrote on his Instagram page in response to a photo posted on Koutoulas’s account.

The next day, the value of LGBCoin surged by 75% after NASCAR driver Brandon Brown announced that the cryptocurrency would be the main sponsor of his 2022 season.

IT's going to be a real stretch to "whatabout" the crypto fiascos. I assume because Republicans have the domain of greedy people who don't want to do valuable work market cornered. Not to say that all Republicans are in that bucket, but that those people are landing in the Republican bucket.

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Donald Trump is seemingly now in the cryptocurrency game after he was gifted 500 billion “Let’s Go [Brandon]” tokens by a blundering Trumpworld crypto investor.

One might think an association with the former president would boost the meme coin’s value. But instead, the opposite has occurred.

NY Times libs have a suggestion.

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But let’s leave market predictions aside and ask what’s with the deepening alliance between Bitcoin and MAGA?

The answer, I’d argue, is that Bitcoin was supposed to create a monetary system that functions without trust — and the modern right is all about fostering distrust. Covid is a hoax; the election was stolen; California’s forest fires had nothing to do with climate change, and they were started by Rothschild-controlled space lasers.

In this context it’s perfectly natural for MAGAesque politicians to demand an end to a monetary system that runs through banks — we know who controls them, right? — and rests on a currency that’s managed by government-appointed officials. There’s no evidence of widespread monetary abuse, but that doesn’t matter on the extreme right.

To me the short answer is that the far Republican fringe thinks that the government shouldn't be taxing or regulating, and they see crypto as a way to essentially cheat this terrible communist agenda that wants to take their stuff. Tying this also into the closest thing to carrying around gold, but far more convenient. Though who is going to accept their crypto as payment is a funny question to pose.

To be sure, Democrats run crypto companies and invest in crypto. But they don't treat it with cult like status and name it after political slogans AFAIK.

yossarian22c

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2022, 11:48:33 AM »
Voters in the Republican primary seem to have decided (barely) that Madison Cawthorn is too stupid to serve.

yossarian22c

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2022, 08:54:02 AM »
I'm glad Cawthorn will no longer be representing my state. I do find it kind of sad with all the stupid and illegal things he did the one thing that got the Republican party to turn on him was when he said that Republicans in congress were having orgies and doing drugs. I understand why they don't like that. But I don't understand why they tolerated everything else. I also don't get why they tolerate Greene and Gaetz. Gaetz is under a serious investigation for paying minors for sex. How can they not be trying to throw that guy under the bus?

rightleft22

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2022, 11:14:24 AM »
My feeling is that the GOP push such candidates forward (candidates I think are unqualified) is that they will be easy to control. Where control is follow the party line while distracting and making the left crazy.

The question I have is why would anyone vote for such a person? My thought is that many on the right enjoy making the left crazy and don't worry much of what direction that takes the country even if and when the GOP works against their interests.

TheDrake

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2022, 12:04:30 PM »
My feeling is that the GOP push such candidates forward (candidates I think are unqualified) is that they will be easy to control. Where control is follow the party line while distracting and making the left crazy.

The question I have is why would anyone vote for such a person? My thought is that many on the right enjoy making the left crazy and don't worry much of what direction that takes the country even if and when the GOP works against their interests.

What are ya gonna do, vote for the socialist baby murderer who thinks women can have a penis? The only reason Cawthorn lost is that voters in that conservative NC district had super trumper Chuck Edwards, who might not have run if he knew he would be fighting Cawthorn who was supposed to be in another district.

Don't get it twisted though, it was touch and go and he probably would have won if not for the cocaine orgy comment. The GOP didn't want people to think they would invite Cawthorn to their parties.

rightleft22

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2022, 01:34:52 PM »
I guess I would like to believe that the reason people run for office include the ideal of being a public servant and have specific ideas and policies they want to work for - for the good of all. 
Today it seems enough to create division based on the various culture war issues.

When 98% of what we really want our government to concern itself has nothing to do with those kinds of issues that does not seem very smart. 

Fenring

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2022, 02:29:55 PM »
I guess I would like to believe that the reason people run for office include the ideal of being a public servant and have specific ideas and policies they want to work for - for the good of all.

We would also like to believe that people would want to work for news organizations to serve the public and tell the truth for the public good. I guess in both cases it's turned into clickbait sound bites designed to draw attention, with no substance.

Wayward Son

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2022, 04:07:30 PM »
The trick is to figure out who is doing it for getting attention  and who is doing it for the public good--in both cases. :)

TheDrake

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Re: Madison Cawthorn, Too Stupid to Serve?
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2022, 05:39:05 PM »
Another too stupid to serve candidate, but won the primary.

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The aftershocks of Tuesday’s big primaries are still rumbling across Pennsylvania, but one impact is already clear: Republican voters’ choice of Doug Mastriano in the governor’s race is giving the GOP fits.

Conversations with Republican strategists, donors and lobbyists in and outside of Pennsylvania in recent days reveal a party seething with anxiety, dissension and score-settling over Mastriano’s nomination.

In the run-up to Tuesday night, Republicans openly used words and phrases such as “suicide mission,” “disaster” and “voyage of the Titanic” to convey just what a catastrophe they believed his candidacy will be for their party.

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He organized buses to Washington for the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington and can be seen on video crossing police lines at the Capitol as the rally became a riot. He has also been a leading advocate of the baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

Mastriano’s name has appeared in documents released by the committee investigating the Capitol riot, and he claims to have been in close personal contact with Trump about their shared drive to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory. In February, the committee demanded “documents and information that are relevant to the select committee’s investigation” in a letter to Mastriano. He has refused to say whom he would appoint as secretary of state, a critical position overseeing election infrastructure and voting.

Mastriano has appeared at events linked to QAnon, the amorphous conspiracy theory that alleges there is a secret cabal of elite pedophiles running the federal government and other major U.S. institutions. He also has made statements that veer into Islamophobia.