The good news is that the Moron House Caucus lost one of its members last night. From this point forward, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and Matt Gaetz will have to spread racist nutjob conspiracy theories from the halls of Congress, or whichever outhouse they’re dwelling in at that moment, without Madison Cawthorn.
The bad news is that there may be more Trumpian lunatics coming as we’re having mixed results from Trump endorsements.
West Virginia lost a congressional district which forced two Republican incumbents, MAGAt Alex Mooney, and establishment guy David McKinley, who voted for the infrastructure package AND a commission to investigate Jan 6, to face off in a primary last week. Guess which one Trump endorsed. The Trump-endorsed lunatic won over the guy who’s been bringing the bacon home to the country roads and mountain mamas of by-God West Virginia for years.
Fun fact: John Denver had never visited West Virginia before he recorded “Country Roads,” and the two guys who wrote it got the idea while driving through the state to Maryland. The song actually describes the western part of Virginia more than West Virginia. West Virginia seceded from Virginia to join the North during the Civil War, but today there are counties in Virginia that want to join West Virginia because it’s more like the yee-haw south.
Sorry for the digression. On the same night a Trumper was winning in West Virginia, another Trump-endorsed MAGAt lost in Nebraska. Jim Pillen, who was endorsed by the governor and the rest of Nebraska’s GOP establishment, defeated Charles Herbster, who was endorsed by Trump who also held a rally for him, despite, or because of, eight women accusing Herbster of groping. Trump won Nebraska easily in 2016 and 2020.
In last night’s Pennsylvania’s GOP U.S. Senate primary, Trump-endorsed lunatic Mehmet Oz is running closely behind Dave McCormick, who criticized Trump over Jan 6, and supports gay marriage, though he did air a commercial with people in the background chanting, “Let’s go, Brandon.” Dr. Oz is a Trumper who promotes homeopathy and pseudoscience. He was a big fan of Hydroxychloroquine curing COVID.
In Idaho, Governor Brad Little defeated the Lieutenant Governor, Janice McGeachin, who issued a ban on face masks while the governor briefly left the state. McGeachin has appealed to the growing racist militia movement taking hold in northern Idaho and has spoken at events organized by white nationalists. Hey, guess which one of these two Trump endorsed. She lost last night.
But the biggest loser of the Republican primaries so far this year has to be Madison Cawthorn, the yee-haw fucknut who has tried to sneak a gun onto a domestic flight more than once, wears women’s underwear, and has spoken out loud about being invited to Republican cocaine orgies in the nation’s capital. Since those orgies are supposed to be a secret, the establishment put a lot of money into defeating Cawthorn, who got an extra endorsement from Donald Trump this week. Trump’s endorsement may have given Cawthorn a fighting chance, but it didn’t win him the primary.
What I wonder is why the GOP establishment put so much effort into defeating Cawthorn while ignoring all their other lunatics currently holding office? How many more of these lunatics will Trump endorse? How many of them will win? How many will join the Republican orgies? Is this why Mitch McConnell is often called “Cocaine Mitch?” Do Republicans have enough awareness to make their cocaine orgies handicapped accessible? Does Washington, DC have city a code requiring wheelchair ramps to be at every Republican cocaine orgy?
The only reason the GOP establishment went after Cawthorn was because of his statement about cocaine orgies. All the racism, lies, conspiracy theories, trolling, and bringing guns onto airplanes didn’t concern them, but that orgy thing did. I mean, they got upset over it like it’s an actual thing. Hmmm.
It’s fun to watch Republicans beat Republicans, but these are primaries. In some cases, Democrats would prefer the Trump-endorsed candidate to win, as they can often be easier to defeat on a state-wide basis (in swing states) than a more reasonable Republican who’s only slightly OK with insurrections and racist conspiracy theories.
Maybe next time, Madison, leave out the cocaine when mentioning Republican orgies…or is it leave out the orgies when mentioning the cocaine?
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