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Bizarre New Video Shows A Man Putting His Hand On Madison Cawthorn’s Crotch

There’s a line from a 1967 Buffalo Springfield song entitled “For What It’s Worth” that you may be familiar with:

“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.”

And that line is certainly applicable to the latest scandal Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) finds himself in atop all the others that have been cropping up in recent weeks.

This time, we have a video of Cawthorn and a staffer, Business Insider reports:

“I feel the passion and desire, and would like to see a naked body beneath my hands,”  Cawthorn says in the video.

The man doing the filming then responds, saying, “Me too. I’d like to see that as well,” while turning the camera on himself. The comment causes Cawthorn to burst out laughing, and the other man then films himself putting his hand on the lawmaker’s groin.

Not bizarre enough? Well, in a complaint filed by David Wheeler, the president of the American Muckrakers PAC, there’s another explosive allegation:

(Wheeler) alleges in his complaint that Cawthorn and Smith are living together, and appended various screenshots bearing Cawthorn’s registered address in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and cross-referencing them with Smith’s registered address on FEC filings. 

A representative for the congressman called the video and other information “ridiculous,” adding:

“Stephen is his cousin — they’re family. The PAC that filed the complaint did no research.”

Cawthorn, meanwhile has been responding to the daily humiliations (including a photo of him dressed in women’s lingerie) by suggesting the entire thing is a giant conspiracy and smear campaign being lodged against him by his political enemies:

Oh, there’s also the matter of what appears to be deliberate stock manipulation by Cawthorn connected to a cryptocurrency purchase he made and urged others to invest in.

And let’s not forget that Cawthorn also accused his GOP colleagues of attending orgies where cocaine was in great abundance, along with many other sexual perversions, some of which now seem like psychological projection on the congressman’s part.

Whatever happens next for Cawthorn, it’s certainly nice to see karma kicking the shit out of someone so deserving.


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Boebert And Greene Despise With Each Other – Had To Be Separated At GOP Conference: Report

You’d think that two Republicans as extreme and reactionary as Reps. Lauren Boebert (CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) would be best buddies, but it turns out they can’t stand the sight of each other, according to revealing new article from Politico.

Privately, Republicans say Boebert (R-Colo.) — who’s seen as more of a party team player than Greene — detests being tied to her Georgia colleague. And when the House Freedom Caucus board of directors gathered last month at its usual spot a few blocks from the Capitol, the two tangled over Greene’s appearance at a February event organized by a known white nationalist.

Their confrontation grew so heated that at least one onlooker feared the Greene-Boebert back-and-forth might escalate beyond the verbal cage match had another board member not stepped in to de-escalate, according to a GOP lawmaker who was granted anonymity to describe what happened. The incident was confirmed by three people connected to the Freedom Caucus, whose members largely avoided public criticism of Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) at the time and focused their discontent on the event organizer, Nick Fuentes.

What’s going on inside the GOP? Are the snakes turning on each other? To answer that question, it’s instructive to consider how the Freedom Caucus came to be.

The Freedom Caucus was created for the purpose of giving more power and influence to extreme right-wing, Tea Party Republicans, and it has become an influential (and controversial) offshoot of the GOP. Conference members are even signaling they may sink House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) plans to be the next Speaker of the House if Republicans win control in the midterm elections.

However, cracks are forming inside the Freedom Caucus, and some members are already talking about bolting the group and forming their own offshoot, which could fracture congressional Republicans even further, diluting their power even if they do manage to retake the House.

The dustup between Boebert and Greene is emblematic of a larger fissure building inside the GOP in the Age of Trump and the Big Lie about the 2020 election:

In part because of those Trump acolytes’ influence, some Republicans say privately that they’re watching to see if the Freedom Caucus ends up becoming what it was designed to correct: a bloated GOP group that lacks cohesion.

Even if McCarthy does manage to become the next House Speaker, it sounds like his new job will be about as thankless and impossible as that of the proverbial cat herder.

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WATCH Jamie Raskin Put Marjorie Taylor Greene On Full Blast For Being A ‘Cheerleader’ For Putin

Why is it that so many Republicans seem incapable of calling out Russian President/mass murderer Vladimir Putin for being a brutal and evil dictator whose military has committed numerous war crimes during their invasion of Ukraine?

It began with failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, who absolutely refused to say anything negative about Putin, leading some to suggest that the Russian leader had some sort of kompromat (i.e. damaging information) on the Donald.

Now, however, it seems that everywhere you look members of the GOP are making excuses for Putin and Russia, with Rand Paul even suggesting during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that talk of NATO expansion led to Russia invading Ukraine.

Also guilty of being a Putin apologist is Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who said this in March:

“If we truly care about suffering and death on our television screens, we cannot fund more of it by sending money and weaponry to fight a war they cannot possibly win! The only effect of more arms and more money from America will be to prolong the war!”

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has clearly had enough, and he lit into Greene today during a floor debate on expanding President Joe Biden’s authority to arm Ukraine:

“All of these efforts to distract us from the issue at hand are meant to cover up the very clear pro-Russia and pro-Putin faction at the heart of their side of the aisle.

“Last month, in March of this year, the very distinguished gentlelady from Georgia on a radio show called The Voice of Rural America, and she followed Donald Trump’s sickening appeasement of Vladimir Putin and blamed Ukraine for the situation.”

But Congressman Raskin was far from finished, adding:

“She said, ‘You see, Ukraine just kept poking the bear, and poking the bear, which is Russia, and Russia invaded. There’s no win for Ukraine here. Russia is successful in this invasion.’

“We have members of Congress who are cheerleaders for Vladimir Putin and are voices of nothing but defeatism, fatalism, and pessimism for democracy in Europe, so they try to distract us with a lot of phony rhetoric about other issues.”

It needed to be said, and Jamie Raskin said it perfectly.

Social Media

Progressive Twitter Accounts Lose Thousands Of Followers As Right-Wingers Gain – What’s Going On?

Some are calling it the “Musk effect,” and if it’s indicative of what we can expect on Twitter after Elon Musk actually completes his purchase of the social media platform, you can expect lots of controversy and even lawsuits.

NBC News notes that many progressive Twitter accounts have seen the loss of thousands of followers since Musk made his offer to buy the platform formal on Monday:

Twitter has been flooded with user reports of high-profile accounts losing thousands of followers after news broke that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would purchase the social network. The company said Tuesday that the “fluctuations in follower counts” came from “organic” account closures.

Some accounts on the political right, including that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., saw their follower counts skyrocket.

Greene, who boasted 539,000 followers the day before news of Musk’s takeover, had 632,000 followers by Tuesday evening.

Organic account closures? Did that many people decide to ditch their Twitter accounts just because Musk came up with the $44 billion he needed for the purchase?

In a statement, Twitter had this to say:

“While we continue to take action on accounts that violate our spam policy which can affect follower counts, these fluctuations appear to largely be a result of an increase in new account creation and deactivation.”

Here’s a few major accounts that saw the biggest losses:

  • Former President Barack Obama — the most followed Twitter user — lost more than 300,000 followers
  • Pop star Katy Perry saw her follower count drop by 200,000

Meanwhile conservatives were practically crowing as their numbers increased dramatically, with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) noting:

“It really is something how conservative accounts are getting massive follower increases today.”

However, Congressman Gaetz neglected to mention that he probably won’t be tweeting much if he’s indicted, tried, and found guilty of sexually trafficking a minor. Social media isn’t allowed in prison.

Oh, and while Musk may have begun the process of acquiring Twitter, Tesla stock took a major dive, tanking and costing the company $126 billion in value. Maybe Elon Musk isn’t as great of a businessman as he claims.

Capitol Insurrection Congress GOP

WATCH The Look On Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Face When Matt Gaetz Brings Up Rumors She’s The 1/6 Pipe Bomber

Everything is falling apart for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Last Friday, she had to testify under oath as part of a hearing that will decide whether or not she’s allowed on the November midterm ballot.

On Monday, thousands of text messages related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection were released, and some of them showed that Greene was actively engaged in trying to carry out a coup that would have kept failed, one-term former President Donald Trump in office.

In one of the texts, Greene told then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows:

“In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall (sic) law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”

On Tuesday, Greene sought refuge from the storm surrounding her by appearing on her good friend Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) “Firebrand” podcast, but that too wound up backfiring on her.

During in the interview, Gaetz remarked:

“People were accusing like Lauren Boebert of leading reconnaissance tours.”

Greene interjected:

“What? With her children and her husband?”

Gaetz continued:

“They were accusing you of like pipebombs, and here’s what people don’t know. The reason why Marjorie Taylor Greene has a total alibi from the pipebomb thing is that I have never seen this woman in a hoodie.”

Be sure and note the expression on Greene’s face when Gaetz makes that “joke” about the pipe bombs planted in Washington, D.C. on the day of the Capitol riots. The perpetrator of that crime has yet to be taken into custody, as the Washington Post reported on January 29, 2021:

The explosive devices, which were placed blocks from one another at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic national committees, have been largely overshadowed by the violent attempted insurrection at the Capitol. But finding the person suspected of planting both bombs remains a priority for federal authorities, who last week boosted the reward for tips leading to the person’s arrest from $50,000 to $75,000.

That one look from Greene set off a torrent of reaction on Twitter.