You have to hand it to Madison Cawthorn. Just when you think the far-right Congressman can’t say anything dumber, he manages to exceed expectations.
Cawthorn’s latest effort to go for the gold medal in ratios is his attempt to attack President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Cawthorn follows the standard Republican playbook of complaining about spending by Democrats while ignoring the massive deficit Republicans have racked up.
What’s the biggest lie a politician has ever told?
Biden said that the $3.5 TRILLION spending bill will cost zero dollars.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) October 27, 2021
So many falsehoods in so few words.
For one, the plan isn’t $3.5 billion. It’s about half that. And Democrats plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for the measure.
Still, nothing will stop Cawthorn from making a stupid remark. Fortunately, Twitter was there to call him out.
For one, there was the question of the biggest lie ever. That’s an easy one to answer.
Then there was the chance to point out Cawthorn’s elastic relationship to the truth, starting with his claim that he had been admitted to the Naval Academy. He wasn’t, as fellow Rep. Eric Swalwell was happy to point out.
Lying about getting into the Naval Academy. Next. https://t.co/UJjEDJIED1
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) October 28, 2021
Cawthorn’s own lie was by far the most popular response. Indeed, so many people threw that lie back in Cawthorn’s face that Naval Academy trended on Twitter.
How did you like the Naval Academy? pic.twitter.com/cfrtpicz9J
— “Former Guy” Dennison (@PrezDennison) October 28, 2021
Of course, Cawthorn being who he is presented plenty of alternatives, as others were quick to point out. There were Cawthorn’s feeble stunts, but even worse for him were the tweets that pointed out the holes in his own story of the accident that led to him being a paraplegic.
I'm really torn here. Give me a minute.
Is it the time you battled a sapling or the time you didn't go to the Naval Academy & lied about it?https://t.co/krUM80AVcl
— GeeGee (@GeeGeeAkili) October 28, 2021
Can you imagine pulling your friend from a fiery wreck, and that friend later publicly accusing you of leaving them to die? I guess you could imagine that. https://t.co/cbPptAV4fU
— Ŋō Ċʊɩʈ 45 🌊❄️ (@Vic_Covfefe) October 28, 2021
Given so much baggage, you’d have to wonder why Cawthorn would even use the word “lie” in a tweet.
OMG! Are you REALLY going there, Maddie? pic.twitter.com/bjzSiufZkj
— jen (@jenradcliffe1) October 27, 2021
But perhaps it doesn’t matter. The folks who count know the truth.