Mid-Terms 2022 — Vote Him OUT!!!

Madison Cawthorn is one of the sleaziest Republicans in the House of Representatives, though he does have a lot of competition for that title.  At only 26 years of age, he is the youngest member of Congress, and also among the cockiest.  I have an ever-growing list of those members of Congress who deserve to be ousted, who are not interested in the success of the nation and its people, but only their own quest for power and money, and Mr. Cawthorn is near the top of the list.

Cawthorn is known for indulging in conspiracy theories and for his incendiary rhetoric, but not noted for hard work or seriousness of purpose when it comes to legislating.  He has said he intends to use his position to be a messenger rather than a legislator, writing to his colleagues, “I have built my staff around comms rather than legislation.”  Funny, I thought his job as a member of the House of Representatives was to legislate.

It is his rhetoric that may keep him from returning to Congress next year, however, for he had a documented role in the events of January 6th, 2021 and many North Carolina voters are petitioning to bar him from seeking re-election.  In a complaint filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections, a group of North Carolina voters—represented by a team of legal experts that includes attorneys from the advocacy group Free Speech For People and former justices of the state Supreme Court—argue that Cawthorn is ineligible for public office under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Disqualification Clause.

“The coordinated and violent January 6 attack on the United States Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying the presidential vote was an insurrection against the United States,” Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech For People, said in a statement. “The Constitution disqualifies from public office any elected officials who aided that insurrection.”

“As set forth in our complaint, the publicly available evidence, including Rep. Cawthorn’s own statements and reports that he or his office coordinated with the January 6 organizers, establish reasonable suspicion that Rep. Cawthorn aided the insurrection, thereby disqualifying him from federal office,” Fein added. “We look forward to asking him about his involvement under oath.”

In the short year that Cawthorn has held a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he has been controversial and has come under fire more than a few times …

  • Before Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021, Cawthorn addressed the crowd and said, “this crowd has some fight.” He voted not to certify the Electoral College results in Congress and called Republicans who voted to certify the results “spineless cowards”. He later attempted to blame the attempted coup on a “Democratic machine of agitators strategically placed inside of this group”, amid intensifying calls for his resignation for his part in stoking the riots.
  • On February 13, 2021, Transportation Security Administration agents at the Asheville Regional Airport discovered an unloaded Glock 9mm handgun and loaded magazine in Cawthorn’s carry-on bag. The gun and ammunition were confiscated and stored by airport police.
  • In late February 2021, Cawthorn and a dozen other Republican House members skipped votes and enlisted others to vote for them, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But he and the other members were actually attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which was held at the same time as their absences. In response, the Campaign for Accountability, an ethics watchdog group, filed a complaint with the House Committee on Ethics and requested an investigation into Cawthorn and the other lawmakers.
  • At an August 2021 Macon County, North Carolina Republican Party event, Cawthorn said: “if our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place—and it’s bloodshed.”
  • In October 2021, Cawthorn said, “our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate [sic] all of the young men”, because “they don’t want people who are going to stand up”. He issued a call to mothers, who he said are the “most vicious” conservatives: “If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster”. In November 2021, Cawthorn accused politicians of “trying to make everyone genderless, sexless, and just absolutely Godless”, and declared that Americans “want our culture back, and if you want to stand in the way that, we will run you over.”
  • Cawthorn reacted to the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse by offering Rittenhouse an internship, saying, “You have a right to defend yourself, so be armed, be dangerous and be moral”.
  • Over the past two years, at least 20 women have come forward and accused Cawthorn of sexual misconduct and sexual assault … where there is so much smoke, there’s bound to be a fire somewhere.

Seriously, is this the sort of person you want making the laws under which we must all live?  Is this the person whose salary you will spend your hard-earned tax dollars to support?  I think not.  Let us hope that the voters of North Carolina are successful in their case to bar Cawthorn from running for re-election this year, or failing that, that the people in his North Carolina district have enough sense not to return him to the halls of Congress!


Note to Readers:  Between now and the November mid-term elections, I will be occasionally writing a post about various members of Congress who, for one reason or another, I believe should be voted out or voted in, depending on their qualifications for the office.  This is the first of many!

38 thoughts on “Mid-Terms 2022 — Vote Him OUT!!!

  1. I look forward to Filosofa’s continuing posts on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (sinister) members of Congress. On this particular specimen, found under both ‘Bad’ and ‘Ugly’, there is not one bit of value that merits the first or another election to Congress. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said in 1826 : “Their is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” WHAK!! Thank-you!

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    • Oh never fear, my dear friend! There will be plenty to follow! You’re so right about Cawthorn — as far as I can tell, he has not a single redeeming quality! And ‘ignorance in action’ is exactly what we are seeing in this country today … von Goethe was spot on almost 200 years ago! WHAK!!!

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  2. It’s an awful shame that Mr Cawthorn has been so radicalized, he’s a very good looking young man. Under the right circumstances he could be wildly popular and influential like JFK…. except now in the wrong direction. It’s good that you are exposing his misdeeds for all the world to see.
    However, I don’t really see his constituents having a change of heart. If not him in office, then some other redneck would take his place similar to Lauren Boebert or Marjorie Taylor Greene. How do we change a nation’s fundamental mindset and heart? I would like to think reason, dialogue, and morality would save the day. There’s always hope and prayer ❤

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  4. It is bad enough having so much immaturity in Congress at this point but having heartless, agenda driven adolescents there is making America look foolish and chaotic. And the few adults at times seem to not know whether to sh!$ or get off the pot. .

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    • Yes, we have looked foolish, chaotic, and also dangerous to our allies since November 2016 when the former guy lost the election, yet won the electoral college and thus the Oval Office. Too many people in this nation don’t have the time, patience, education, or knowledge to make informed decisions at the polls, so instead they follow the loudest voices such as those of the former guy and Fox ‘News’. Sigh.

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  5. The America you grew up in is no more! America is changing. The world is changing. There was an old saying, “You can never trust a politician.” Well, it seems you can now trust some politicians to do everything they can to destroy the societies which they are elected to represent. And while that is bad enough–and it is terribly horrific–it is now the voters who elect these fools who cannot be trusted! This, I think, is where the target needs to point most, at discovering why there are enough voters to put such people into office. While the politicians are sick in the head and heart, the voting public needs to be taken to task. Why do they want to destroy the world? What is in it for them?

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      • Well noted, dweezer, but at the time most people were still free to vote for or against him, and they chose to vote for him. I grant the next set of electors might be even more biased than the 2020 set, due to not everyone being allowed to vote, but Cawthorn already seemingly has the backing of a majority of his voters. It is unbelievable he got any votes other than those of his own family, yet there it is. It is the voters fault for electing him. They had other, and better, choices to make, but failed miserably.
        All this is, of course, only my opinion, what I see when I look at elections. Anyone can run, but there is a problem when these “anyones” actually get elected. And in the USA right now, far too many of them are getting elected, and that speaks to me of an unsatisfied and desperate electorate. I think it is time to look at why.

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        • It is apathy that is often the winner in terms of slanted election results. Too many people, especially younger folks, think it won’t matter how they vote. It is this defeatist attitude which, in my humble opinion, is often the deciding factor in election outcomes. That, as well, as a poor grasp of the magnitude of government in the hands of the wrong people.

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          • I am far from apathetic, BUT I DO NOT VOTE BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE WORTH VOTING FOR! On election day we are ask to choose the lesser of two evils! I REFUSE TO VOTE FOR EVIL! And as long as evil is our only choice, we shall never overcome it!

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            • Often you are simply voting to keep out the greater evil. Unless you can come up with, or become, the best candidate, it is what you do. You must stand for something or you get nothing. Write in your own candidate. It’s better than not showing up, my friend.

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              • That is my problem with Democracy in a nutshell, ma’am. Showing up is worse than demanding an actual good candidate. As long as one person “shows up,” the more evil or less evil candidate gets elected, and the system carries on without any checks or balances.
                I stand for ethics, and I stand for trust, and I stand for responsibility. Until I get those things, I WILL NOT STAND AT AN ELECTION STATION.
                I refuse to play poltical games!
                That you do not see things my way is okay for you. Keep on doing what makes you happy. Watch your nation being destroyed little by little by little. That is your choice. Me, I may be Canadian, but I am first a living being, then a human being, and finally just a being. Countries and nations hold no sway over me. I owe allegiance to no one but life, and right now life sucks big time, and shows no sign of getting any better anytime soon.
                I am one person, with a vision that very few other people share. But that does not mean I will give up that vision. I have my principles. I know what kind of world I would like to live in…

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                  • I don’t, per se. The opposition I run into is overwhelming. But I stand fast by my ideals. However, given time, if there is time enough yet to be had, I know my vision will come to pass. It is called evolution. Either we evolve, or we get relegated to uselessness. Either way works for me…

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    • What’s in it for the voter? U heard it straight from Cawthorn, they all want to turn back the clock and relive the good ‘ol days. When white anglo-saxon protestant patriarchy ruled society and politics, and conservative culture backed by the church dictated culture.
      Jim Crow would be proud 😦

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    • You’re right, of course … it is the voters who elected these POSs who are to blame, who must be educated, and who are seemingly bent on destroying the nation and We the People along with it. Greedy politicians, power-hungry monsters, have convinced the politically illiterate that they will benefit from an authoritarian regime, and they haven’t enough knowledge of history to know the truth. What’s in it for them, you ask? Power. Wealth. Those seem to be the only two things that matter to most in the Republican Party these days.

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  6. Jill, in my several hundred or so conversations with staff of members of Congress over the years, I have had very congenial conversations. On only three occasions, I have been treated in an antagonistic manner to beat me up for my concerns rather than just listen and take them down. One of those occasions was with a staff member of your subject today. As you know, my goal has been to offer as tactful and civil comments as possible, so often the conversation is not unpleasant. That is not always the case, but on these three occasions, I felt I lost my cool. To me, this begins at the top. Treat the callers with respect would be the mantra even if they do not deserve it. The people that beat me up had a different set of marching orders. Keith

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    • PS _ I did leave a message with one of your Ohio representatives, Jim Jordan, letting him know I was disappointed in his not cooperating with the House committee. I said we need to get to the bottom of this as we can never let an insurrection like this happen again. Full stop. Sadly, my suggestion will be ignored as Jordan may have been involved like Rep. Cawthorn. There is a reason he does not want to cooperate.

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      • Just hearing Jordan’s name or seeing his smug mug sets my teeth on edge! Luckily he is not in my district, but my own representative, Warren Davidson, is nearly as bad. You are aware of Jordan’s scandal at OSU, yes? And I have no doubt that he had a role in January 6th, if for no other reason than that he is refusing to testify before the committee investigating the events of that day. His refusal … along with so many others … throws up red flags in my mind that scream GUILTY!!!

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    • You are always respectful, civil, and never rant, so it speaks volumes about Cawthorn and his staff that they were rude to you! Makes me want to go let them have a piece of my mind! I think that whenever a citizen and voter takes the time and makes the effort to reach out to his/her elected official, that official should be grateful and treat the person with respect. I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I think you’re likely going to find this to be the case more and more, if the likes of Cawthorn, Gosar, Gaetz, Green, Boebert, et al continue to hold seats in Congress. They operate by a different playbook that we’re used to. We The People no longer matter to them, unless we fall in line with their own ideas. Good on you for trying, my friend.

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