The Revenge of Dark MAGA?
By: Charlie Sykes
"The time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end," writes Representative Madison Cawthorn who was defeated for re-election earlier this week.
The typo (presumably he meant "gentle") was interesting, because it's unlikely that the 26-year-old-soon-to-be ex-Congressman meant to call for a more robust Jewish politics.
He had something very different in mind: The Rise of DARK MAGA.
Nota bene: Dark MAGA is not to be confused with Original MAGA, which is, evidently, not sufficiently "DARK" and must now be purified by Cawthorn and his allies.
I imagine that Madison's internal fantasy is something like this:
In an Instagram post — equal parts bravado and bitterness— Cawthorn wrote:
I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal.
It's time for Dark MAGA to truly take command.We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming.
Bold play for a guy who just lost his own primary after getting less than a third of the vote.
But who precisely are the shadow warriors of this Dark MAGA?
Cawthorn helpfully provides a list; and it is everything you'd hope it would be. Lunatics, grifters, conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, crackpots — all the usual suspects, including Steve Bannon, Tucker Carlson, "the great" Charlie Kirk, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and, of course, the former president of the United States:
Exit take: Let the MAGA wars begin.