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Conservative Group That Took Down Madison Cawthorn Now Pledging To ‘Fire’ Lauren Boebert

Now that they’ve assured Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) won’t have a second term in Congress, a conservative group is focused on doing the same to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

According to Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast, based on what happened to Cawthorn in Tuesday’s North Carolina GOP primary, Boebert should be worried:

But can lightning strike twice? According to David B. Wheeler, head of that group (The American Muckrakers PAC—also known as, Boebert’s primary is similar to Cawthorn’s. The districts, he says, are “very similar” demographically. And just as Cawthorn faced a North Carolina state legislator, Boebert’s challenger is Colorado Republican state Sen. Don Coram. There’s also a sense that neither incumbent cares about their district, but are instead more interested in their national profile.

There’s certainly plenty of gold to mine when it comes to Boebert’s past and her brushes with the law, including the fact she married the man who exposed his penis to her and another underage girl and was later charged for that crime. Lewis notes:

“There will be no dearth of material to use against Boebert, including things that are yet to emerge (scandals are sort of like cockroaches—for every one you see, there are probably a hundred hiding).”

How good are the chances that Boebert will join Cawthorn in the unemployment line? Better than you might expect, Lewis concludes:

“It won’t be easy, but it seems at least possible that Boebert will continue the trend that started last week with Cawthorn’s defeat. If that happens, it’s game on. Defeating flawed politicians like Cawthorn and Boebert after one term would serve as a sort of course correction and send a message to everyone else.

“Not everyone is Harry Houdini. Not everyone is Donald Trump. Sometimes people are held accountable. Sometimes, the empire strikes back.”

If the stars are perfectly aligned, we might even get a trifecta and see Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked to the curb. The Georgia primary is next Tuesday, so we won’t have long to wait for an answer.

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Trump Begs North Carolina Voters To Give Madison Cawthorn ‘A Second Chance’

The North Carolina GOP primary election is Tuesday, and failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is begging voters in the Tar Heel State to give controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn “a second chance,” even though all the congressman has done since arriving in Washington is repeatedly humiliate himself with one controversy after another.

For example, Newsweek laid out a few of Cawthorn’s most recent disasters:

Over the past several months, Cawthorn has been cited for the second time for bringing a loaded gun to an airport, and was caught allegedly driving with a revoked license. There have been claims the congressman is involved in an illegal insider trader scheme related to a “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocoin—a cryptocurrency named after the Republican catchphrase used to attack President Joe Biden.

The 26-year-old has also caused outrage within his own party for claiming colleagues in Washington, D.C. have invited him to orgies and took cocaine in front of him, as well as calling Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky a “thug” soon after the Russian invasion.

Despite that, Trump posted a full-throated endorsement of the North Carolina Republican on his Truth Social site:

“At 18 years of age, Madison Cawthorn, the now 26 year old Congressman from the Great State of North Carolina, went through a life changing event the likes of which, fortunately, few people will ever have to endure.

“In just seconds, he lost the use of the lower half of his body, a traumatic experience to say the least. When Madison was first elected to Congress, he did a great job. Recently, he made some foolish mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again…let’s give Madison a second chance!”

A second chance? Hell, Cawthorn passed that threshold a long time ago. Wouldn’t this be something like his 50th chance?

Reportedly, Cawthorn is even on the outs with members of his own party, who are hoping voters will dump him so they don’t have to be humiliated by his antics for another two years.

Will the North Carolina Republican make it to November? That depends on just how sick voters in this district are of his bullshit.

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Some In GOP Ready To Oust ‘Black Eye’ Madison Cawthorn Even If He Wins Tuesday Primary: Report

North Carolina voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17, and one of the most controversial candidates on some ballots in the Tar Heel State is Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R), who has seen a steady drip of embarrassing stories, photos, and videos released over the past few weeks, making his bid for a second term in the House of Representatives unsteady to say the least.

But what if Cawthorn does manage to eke out a victory and wind up on the ballot come November? Some in the GOP are already considering that possibility and what can be done if it comes to pass, according to CNN:

“I met with the guy and said, ‘Don’t break the law again. You break the law one more time, I’m going to start calling for you to be kicked out,'” said one lawmaker affiliated with the party’s Donald Trump wing. “And I don’t mean kicked out of (the House Freedom) Caucus, I mean kicked out of Conference — voting him out. He’s a black eye on our conference.”

Imagine being too controversial for the same Republicans who have repeatedly turned a blind eye to the behavior of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his many scandals.

And if Cawthorn does wind up serving a second term, there are Republican leaders who are whispering they might just make him disappear by putting him on irrelevant committees:

“If he gets a committee at all, it will be some obscure assignment,” said a senior Republican. “He has zero chance (of getting on a good committee). We would be mocked as a conference if we put him on anything meaningful.”

Most in the GOP conference, however, are secretly hoping that voters in Cawthorn’s district will do the job for them and vote for someone else:

“It’s kind of up to him to get his act together,” said another Republican lawmaker. “But at some point in time, the conference is going to have to cut its losses. My hope is that North Carolina-11 will deal with it. But if they don’t, my argument has always been: we should.”

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New Poll Shows Overturning Roe v. Wade Is Likely To Trigger A Democratic Wave In November

If the U.S. Supreme Court does indeed overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal in the United States, a new poll suggests it will benefit Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

The latest poll from Ipsos shows that two-thirds of those surveyed said they’re more likely to cast a ballot for a candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose over one who doesn’t.

An Ipsos poll exclusive for Reuters, fielded May 3, 2022 after the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision challenging Roe v. Wade, finds that in the upcoming November elections, two-thirds of Americans (63%) would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports passing a law legalizing abortion, replacing Roe if it is struck down.

This is driven by the 78% of Democrats who are more likely to vote for this candidate, while just under half of Republicans state the same (49%). Independents stand in the middle of Democrats and Republicans, with 59% more likely to vote for a candidate who supports passing a law legalizing abortion. Over half of Americans are more likely to support a candidate who thinks abortion should be legal (59%), motivated by three-quarters of Democrats (74%).

Republicans have been hoping to retake control of both houses of Congress, but the issue of abortion seems to be cutting against them and threatens to increase Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate.

The irony of Republicans finally getting a court-imposed ban on abortion that will boomerang back on them at the voting booth cannot possibly be overstated. While they do indeed have a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court, that same court is about to make them a permanent minority party.

As the old saying goes, Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.

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‘Dementia Don’ Endorses Wrong Senate Candidate During Sunday Rally In Nebraska

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump loves to mock others when they make a mistake, and yet he proved again on Sunday that if anyone is in need of retiring from the public spotlight to avoid further humiliation, it’s clearly him.

Speaking at a rally in Greenwood, Nebraska, the twice-impeached ex-president went over a partial list of candidates he’s endorsed:

“You know, in Texas, on endorsements, I was 33 and 0, and if I lost one race they’d say, ‘Trump was humiliated.’ That’s what they’re waiting for one race. You know we’ve endorsed Dr. Oz. We’ve endorsed JP? JD Mandel.”

As HuffPost notes, Trump messed that one up big time:

The name he was searching for was J.D. Vance, venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author who has no experience in politics. (And it’s Josh Mandel; he’s running against Vance in the GOP primary on May 3.)

And in a case of perfect irony, Trump managed to screw up Vance’s name just minutes after he had bragged about how incredibly intelligent and mentally sharp he is, again referencing the 10-minute mental acuity test administered to him by Dr. Ronny Jackson.

Twitter had a field day with Trump’s blunder: