On Tuesday, North Carolinians dumped evangelical frat boy Madison Cawthorn. Yesterday he gave us more evidence as to why he wasn’t fit to serve in Congress. Perhaps some of you have already heard about the “Dark MAGA” Instagram post. In case you missed it, Cawthorn praised “America First Patriots” including Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, President Donald J. Trump, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Steve Bannon, Joe Rogan, and Rand Paul. Oh, and let’s not forget “The great Charlie Kirk.”
Here is the text: of the post:
When the establishment turned their guns on me, when the Uni-party coalesced to defeat an America First member very few people had my back. This list includes the lion share of figures that came to my defense when it was not politically profitable. These are honorable men and women who are the type of friends anyone yearns to have. “At the beginning of a change the patriot is a rare and hated man.” These are those rare and hated men/women. There are other National figures who I believe are patriots, but I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal. The time for genteel politics as usual has come to an end. It’s time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command. We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming.
Charlie Kirk is not responding on Twitter to Cawthorn’s endorsement. He is apparently too busy offering God’s blessing to U.S. Senators who oppose aid to Ukraine:
Here is a taste of Sam Brodey’s reporting at The Daily Beast:
“I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal,” Cawthorn said. “It’s time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command.”
Before vowing that this Dark MAGA would “defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party,” Cawthorn said the “time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end,” presumably not in reference to the politics of non-Jews.
GOP state Sen. Chuck Edwards defeated Cawthorn by 1.5 percentage points in Tuesday night’s primary election, and the 26-year old incumbent may serve out his term until January 2023.
Read the entire piece here.