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Even Mike Huckabee Is Terrified Trump’s About To Cause A ‘Huge Disaster’ For The GOP

Few people have been a more eager shill and devoted ass kisser for disgraced, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump than the ex-governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee.

So it comes as more than a mild surprise that Huckabee is now warning Republicans could be facing a “huge disaster” if Trump decides to run for the White House again and announces it before the November midterm elections.

According to Fox News, Huckabee made his comments on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” Monday, remarking:

“I think it would be a huge disaster and mistake if he were to announce this before the midterms. Because right now the focus needs to be solely and completely on getting Democrats out of control of the House and Senate and setting up for a much better situation going into 2024.”

Huckabee isn’t alone in his fear that a Trump announcement before November would doom the GOP in the midterms. Instead, they want to continue making the 2022 election about President Joe Biden.

However, Huckabee does think that Trump will seek another term as president, but reiterated his warning, perhaps hoping he can influence the notoriously mercurial, one-term loser into doing what’s best for the party instead of himself:

“To distract the American public from those elections in November, I think would be a huge mistake that could have disastrous consequences.

“It’s like, you don’t take a date to your wife’s funeral. Make sure you let the whole thing play out and you do things in the proper order. It’s out of sequence to be planning the 2024 election before you have the 2022 election.”

Well of course it is, but it’s par for the course when it comes to Trump, a man who never takes anyone else’s advice or counsel and thinks he’s the smartest person in the room even though he’s one of the dumbest humans currently walking the planet.

Here’s a bit of free advice for Mike Huckabee: Dump Trump before you get dragged down with him. Then again, you’re a loser, too, so maybe you two can drag each other down into the morass.

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Madison Cawthorn Is Flat Broke, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Debt And Facing Criminal Charges: Report

North Carolina GOP Congressman Madison Cawthorn’s life is in complete shambles, and it’s hard to feel sorry for him considering the bad shit he’s done over the past couple of years.

First and foremost, Cawthorn is broke and cannot pay his campaign debts, which, it just so happened, he incurred for illegal purposes, meaning that in addition to soon being unemployed, he’s also facing indictment and time in prison if found guilty.

Roger Sollenberger of The Daily Beast reports that everything that can go wrong for Cawthorn is doing exactly that

With two weeks to go until a primary election he was fated to lose, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was already underwater. His campaign held more than twice as much debt as it had cash on hand, the donor well was dry, and he and his staff were months into a madcap spending streak that one campaign source called “baffling.”

And now, after indeed losing that primary, there’s no money to pay the piper.

Specifically, there’s no money to repay the supporters who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance to Cawthorn’s election efforts beyond the primary—to the general election he now won’t be competing in.

That shuffling of money is illegal, and that complicates matters considerably for the soon-to-be ex-congressman, who is going to be hard-pressed to find an attorney who will represent him without a retainer:

The breach of fiduciary obligations follows a string of personal and professional embarrassments that hounded the one-term congressman across the weeks and months leading up to his primary defeat—accusations of insider trading, multiple alleged ethics violations, unforced public gaffes, and photo and video leaks designed to humiliate him.

But the campaign’s financial washout is more than another embarrassment; it’s against the law.

To borrow a phrase from Homer Simpson, D’oh!

But perhaps most confounding and embarrassing for Cawthorn is the spending reports which show how he managed to burn through so much cash so quickly. The details in federal reports sound like something a college frat boy would have done:

This person pointed to a spree of frivolous charges over the last year that all accelerated into 2022, such as $1,500 in “egregiously” frequent trips to Chick-Fil-A, almost $3,000 at a place called Papa’s Beer, three separate charges at a high-end cigar shop, $21,000 for lodging in Florida and—the biggest drain—hundreds of thousands of dollars in sky-high consulting and fundraising fees, including for Cawthorn’s friend and campaign manager, Blake Harp, who was drawing a salary beyond federal limits.

Jordan Libowitz, communications director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, says Cawthorn is screwed:

“There are few more ironclad rules in campaign finance than you can’t spend general election funds in a primary. There are strict limits on how much may be given and spent in each. If Cawthorn spent funds raised for the general during the primary and made no attempt to refund the general donations, he’ll likely be in a lot of trouble with the FEC.”

Beginning in January of next year, Cawthorn will no longer have his congressional salary, so he’s quite literally going to be jobless, penniless, and facing the prospect of legal action against him.

Sometimes karma is a very beautiful thing.

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Comedian Trolls Republicans With Hilarious Parody Websites

Chances are you’ve never heard of Toby Morton, who has written for comedy shows and also provided voices for characters on “South Park.”

But Morton is playing a major role in the 2022 midterm elections, and his acquisition of website domains that he turns into parody pages mocking congressional Republicans is drawing national attention, according to The New York Post:

On elisestefanik2022.com, the upstate congresswoman’s slogan is shown as “Let’s Keep It White,” and a whole page is dedicated to replacement theory — the fringe idea that elites and Democrats are creating lax immigration policies to replace and disenfranchise white Americans.

Her mock “About Me” section says: “I am a vile and disgusting politician who is responsible for the Buffalo NY shooting spree,” referring to the recent massacre where gunman Payton Gendron allegedly slaughtered 10 Black people and wounded three other shoppers at a supermarket. 

The domains are incredibly cheap, usually costing less than $20 each, and they allow Morton to go after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is ridiculed with three words at kevinmccarthy2022.com: “Kompromat. Coward. Adulterer?”

There’s also comedy gold at Congressmanmattgaetz.com, which will take you to the Wikipedia page for “sex trafficking.”

As you’d expect, the politicians being skewered are not the least bit amused by what Morton is doing, with Alex deGrasse, a spokesman for Rep. Stefanik remarking:

“He spends all his time as a troll on social media, a scam PAC artist launching sexist and false attacks against Republican female leaders, and raising money for himself under the congresswoman’s name in a desperate attempt to gain acceptance from the radical left blue checkmark brigade. We pray he gets the therapy and a real job he so desperately needs.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) got so peeved by Morton’s online jabs at her she had her office send him a cease and desist letter in which she accused him of defamed her and used photos of her without permission, which led the comedian to note:

“I think they just wanted to scare me, so they sent this stupid email.”

As we’ve always suspected, Republicans have no sense of humor whatsoever. Especially when they’re the butt of the joke.

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Indicted Election Clerk Says Lauren Boebert ‘Encouraged’ Her To Commit 10 Crimes

An election clerk in Mesa County, Colorado who has been charged with 10 criminal counts claims that she committed the violations after being “encouraged” to do so by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

Tina Peters, according to a report from The New York Times, has in the past made bogus allegations that the 2020 election was stolen, fueling right-wing conspiracy theories that failed, one-term former president Donald Trump was the victor, even though multiple recounts and election audits in several key battleground states have yet to uncover a shred of evidence that would support any voter fraud:

“Ms. Peters was indicted on 10 criminal counts related to the effort to copy voting equipment software, including attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, identity theft and first-degree official misconduct.”

Peters now claims that what she did was at the behest of Boebert, alleging that the congresswoman “encouraged me to go forward with the imaging” of voting machines.

A spokesperson for Boebert denied that Peters insisted the election clerk was making false claims.

In the past, however, Bobert has been supportive of Peters, remarking in a statement she issued:

“Many of the constituents I represent have expressed concern about the ongoing investigation into Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters. At my request, I recently received a briefing from District Attorney Dan Rubinstein. He addressed my concerns about the involvement of the FBI and the absolute necessity for the presumption of innocence to be extended to all of those being investigated. As many of you know, I have been a vocal opponent of the overreach and targeted nature of the FBI’s activities on a national level. It was clear from our conversation that the District Attorney is being responsible in his approach and conducting his work in as timely and professional a manner as possible, as well as providing local oversight of the FBI’s role. I will continue to be briefed as the investigation proceeds and can reassure everyone that I will continue to advocate for fairness, timeliness, and strict adherence to the proper investigative process.”

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Conservative Columnist Emasculates ‘Loser’ Trump As A  ‘1950s Caricature Of A Woman’

With every public hearing of the January 6 House Select Committee, we learn more about the machinations and treachery that took place in the Oval Office in the weeks after it became clear that Donald Trump had lost definitely the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

From one harebrained scheme to another (alternate slates of electors, dead-end lawsuits), Trump, his top aides, and his attorneys worked night and day to try and invalidate the ballots cast by millions of Americans.

And now Trump is, according to reports, preparing to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 sometime this summer in order to try and thwart the momentum he senses building behind his chief GOP rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

But one longtime conservative columnist says Trump is the the past and Republicans need to move on. And she did it in a way that is certain to infuriate the notoriously thin-skinned former president.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan (who served as a special assistant to the president in the Reagan administration) warns:

“He might have been the only Republican who could beat Hillary in 2016. But he’s a sure loser in 2024.”

Noonan adds this bit of a preface, as if to lessen the blow of what she will say later in the op-ed:

“I start with the obvious. I never meet Americans who love America more than Trump people do. They really love it—its history, what it means in the world, what it’s done.”

And then she brings the hammer in a way that completely emasculates the Donald:

“He is sort of a 1950s caricature of a woman.

“Actually I suppose I mean he’s colorfully masculine yet not at all manly—a screaming meemie instead of a steady bomber pilot. I say this not to be gratuitous but because his nature dictated his actions on 1/6 and before, and will again.”

That leads Noonan to call for serious Republicans who know how to govern, though it remains unclear who she has in mind:

“Why doesn’t the party get someone who can govern now? Why not try to know reputable power, right what needs righting, put competent people in charge?

“So that’s what I tell Trump voters: Be serious. Move quickly. Let go of the anvil that, in the most buoyant waters imaginable, will sink you to the bottom of the sea.”

But what are the chances that devoted Trumpers will kick Donald to the curb? Only time will tell, but based on how fervently many of the MAGA loons feel about their orange savior, it’s going to be hard for them to let go and move on.