Awful People Can Still Win Elections in Far Too Much of This Country

Charles P. Pierce
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Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM - Getty Images
Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM - Getty Images

From Esquire

It was becoming clear by 10pm that the Biden Landslide wasn't going to happen. A Democratic Senate looked like a fading hope. (Al Gross up there in Alaska. A nation turns its lonely eyes etc.) And the ability of awful people to win elections remained undiminished in too much of the country. The state of Alabama has sent Tommy Fcking Tuberville to the United States Fcking Senate. A failed half-bright football coach is going to walk in the footsteps of Daniel Webster and Bob La Follette. And he's replacing Doug Jones, who is an American hero. A man who couldn't win the Military Bowl will replace a guy who beat the Klan in court. Jaime Harrison couldn't quite get there against Lindsey Graham, who has six more years to degrade himself further in the eyes of the nation. And then there's young Madison Cawthorn, the newly elected congressman from the 11th congressional district of North Carolina.

Cawthorn has enlivened his brief political career by boasting that he'd cleared an entry on his bucket list by visiting Hitler's old pad in Berchtesgarden. And then insinuated that Cory Booker "wants to ruin white males." Not long after his race was called Tuesday night, Congressman-elect Cawthorn sent out his first Tweet as a member of the world's greatest deliberative body.

Cry more, lib.

And right there is why a lot of what happened Tuesday night happened on Tuesday night. That is a winning message right there.

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