This guy is like the hollywood stereotype of a dumb, rich-kid frat bro who thinks the rules don't apply to him and somehow he is also a congressman, because the GOP voters who elected him are also extremely dumb. https://t.co/zFs1zSOLAC
— Centrism Fan Acct ?? (@Wilson__Valdez) April 26, 2022
Saying "digging stuff up from my early 20s" when you're 26 is like making a post saying "I've changed" after you went 1 day without saying a racial slur pic.twitter.com/aKGOSO2zTz
— Aeri (@aerioncis_dbd) April 29, 2022
Madison Cawthorn’s parents chose to homeschool him through high school, no doubt for excellent reasons, but their decision had specific consequences for young Madison. Yes, he has retained the vivid imagination of a ‘creative’ nine-year-old untrammeled by tedious rote learning — Left me to die in the flaming wreckage!… Congressional orgies with key[lo?]s of cocaine!
On the other hand, he seems to have missed certain useful lessons in what modern educationalists call ‘social-emotional learning’ and the old-fashioned cynics ‘getting some sense knocked into him’.
Apparently he made some good friends while playing on a high-school football team set up for home-schoolers. That these friends are now his closest advisors in his Congressional office is perhaps more of a problem than if he had taken the predictable career path to junior manager at one of his dad’s car dealerships. I had teenage brothers, I understand that among young men ‘playfully’ grabbing at each others’ groins and trading what they imagine to be gay slurs is considered a harmless form of bonding… but *not* in front of the paying customers, kids!
It must be even more wearying for the Republican gerontocratic lifers and striving hustlers to bear with Cawthorn than it is for his Democratic colleagues (who can at least point & laugh). Little wonder, given their own habits and proclivities, if receipts have been stored to enliven a steady drip of tabloid Shocking Revelations at the first opportunity…
madison cawthorne has achieved what was previously thought scientifically impossible: being too shitty a person for the 2022 GOP to tolerate.
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) April 28, 2022
would bet you $500 he’s gotten it past screenings before and just assumed this time would be no different https://t.co/rozsu2U88x
— kilgore trout, death to putiner (@KT_So_It_Goes) April 26, 2022
?? Bringing weapons onto school premises
?? Sexually harassing women
?? Helping incite an insurrection
?? Driving on a revoked license twice
How many more crimes can Cawthorn commit? https://t.co/xT0LKcStSV
— Justin Karr Conley (@JustinConley) March 9, 2022
Well I mean so far they haven’t https://t.co/kacviMOl2K
— Allison F.?? (@ablington) April 26, 2022
— Elana Schor (@eschor) April 28, 2022
People are misreading this. It’s not that Cawthorn has passed some ethical line for Tillis, it’s that he thinks there’s a chance to get rid of him. Tillis couldn’t care less about his ethical breaches, he just thinks he’s a headache. https://t.co/MxN24rxiYA
— Jort-Michel Connard ?? (@torriangray) April 27, 2022
The scary thing about the GOP is you know they’ve had this file on Cawthorn for awhile now. Who else have they assembled a file like that for?
— Jort-Michel Connard ?? (@torriangray) April 29, 2022
it is worth talking about how the republican party seems to work on the basis of an interlocking network of mutual blackmailability between its donor network and its politicians and activists
— alcibiades nuts (@Theophite) April 29, 2022