Letter: We don’t need Cawthorn’s nonsense

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Madison Cawthorn’s candidacy for the N.C. 11th Congressional District is basically a fluke. Mark Meadows should have stayed out of the fray like he said he would. Instead, he endorsed the best friend of his and [Rep.] Jim Jordan’s wives, Lynda Bennett. Angry at Meadows, 11th District Republicans backed Cawthorn instead of Bennett.

So now the Republicans are stuck with Cawthorn, a 25-year-old, giggly, hormonal, poorly educated, inexperienced young man. Cawthorn, with no adult responsibilities, seems to be stuck in the “coming of age” part of his life. On Fox News, Cawthorn pledged his allegiance to Donald Trump. … He’s supposed to be running to represent us, not Trump, and has zero knowledge of the needs of the people of Western North Carolina. We don’t need this nonsense.

For all our sake, we need to elect Moe Davis. Moe Davis is a retired Air Force colonel and was director of the Air Force Judiciary and former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay. He has been a law professor, judge, speaker, writer and national security expert for Congress. Moe Davis is an adult with education and experience, folks. He’s running to represent all the people living in all of the 16½ counties of Western North Carolina. Vote for Moe Davis, Democrat for N.C. 11th Congressional District representative.

— John H. Fisher
Hendersonville

SHARE

Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

About Letters
We want to hear from you! Send your letters and commentary to letters@mountainx.com

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

16 thoughts on “Letter: We don’t need Cawthorn’s nonsense

  1. Christy Fryar Ingle

    We aren’t “stuck” with anyone. We CHOSE him. And we don’t need your blessing or approval. Here’s how these things work: You vote. I vote. Other people vote. Whoever gets the most votes EARNS their place in Congress. The VOTERS decide. You don’t decide what we need. You get one vote like everyone else.

    • bsummers

      Doesn’t matter. Haven’t you heard? Orange Julius is going to “Get Rid Of The Ballots.”

    • luther blissett

      “Whoever gets the most votes EARNS their place in Congress. ”

      You don’t earn a job when you’re hired. You earn it by doing the job.

      You earn your place in Congress once you get there. But hey, vote for Cawthorn if you want. Give him his first real job. If elected, he’s likely to be in the House minority and spending more time on Fox News and with other rich kids. Then again, y’all voted for Mark Meadows, so you must have a thing for deadbeat representatives.

      What it means, though, is that you can’t be the party of “government is the problem.” You’ll have to own your choices.

  2. C-Law

    So a career serving the Military Industrial Complex should NOT raise concerns!?

    Oh well, WNC gets the government it deserves I suppose…elections are just a sham and a distraction for you tax-mules anyway. Giving the illusion of democratic participation to the totalitarian finance-military-technocorporate empire.

    • Kay Haas

      Davis quit his job at Gitmo to protest the use of evidence obtained through torture, and was honored with the Justice Charles E. Whittaker Award for professional courage and integrity. He was also given the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation First Amendment Award and served as a defense witness for Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning. Subsequent to his military career, while serving as a Dept of Labor judge, Davis ordered Enterprise Rent-A-Car to pay more than $6.6 million in a discrimination case regarding the treatment of African-American job applicants, the largest settlement of its kind. But sure, we should abide your warning about the ‘totalitarian finance-military-technocorporate empire’ to be certain a white nationalist, gun nut, sexual assaulter, uneducated, never employed, irresponsible millionaire kid, Trump fanatic gets the job. Grad school-level word salads from wanna be leftist radicals in WNC just sound silly.

      • C-Law

        Kay—the empire is at an end. Embrace it. It is ALL gonna burn down. Don’t waste your time and energy on these meaningless “elections.” Boomers had a chance to make some changes, but ****** up chasing power and $$$. Boomers left Xers and millennials with nothing to live for and more importantly, nothing to lose. It’s ALL gonna crash and burn and the Boomers will live long enough to see their 401ks, nest eggs, and home values evaporate.

  3. D Moore

    While admitting there are no good choices, I can say for sure after reading all Davis’ postings online, I won’t be voting for him or his neck snapping braggadocio. Ever.

  4. T

    Madison Cawthorn is an unexperienced child. I’m sorry but very few people are qualified to run for that level of public office at 25. The old whites want to support him because he looks like “a nice young man”. A rich handsome white kid with literally zero life experience other than an unfortunate car accident. Well I’ve got news for you boomers, times are a changing. Stop holding on to a last ditch effort to salvage your lives and stop trying to ruin our generation. Millennials and Gen z will sort this out eventually.

    • Brandon

      Remind me of AOC’s age and experience as a waitress and bartender is far better? Lol

      • dub

        1. AOC is 10000x smarter than madison cawthorn

        2. AOC had a job before she was elected, which is a lot more experience than trust fund baby madison has!

        Foolish to compare those two

        • Lou

          Yep…to be fair though, not hard to be smarter than the likes of him. Those boys been riding on the coattails of their status in the world, not much interest in book-learnin’.

      • Kay Haas

        AOC graduated cum laude from prestigious Boston University with a dual degree in Economics and International Studies. She was also employed by an immigration advocacy organization before being elected to Congress. Prior to that, she was an intern for US Senator Ted Kennedy specializing in immigration and foreign relations issues. Cawthorn made it through one semester in an unknown college with all D’s, and has not been employed since his teenage part time Chick-fil-A job.

        • P. D.

          Why are u knocking someone just because they have a burning desire to do something good for this country? Cawthorn’s an adult & has been thru much more than most ppl. I think he’ll do a terrific job if given the chance. Stop bashing & hating & try to find the good in ppl. If u love this country, you’ll support someone who will benefit it.

        • PD

          Whoa!! Obummer’s first job was Pres of the U.S. & he was a destructive traitor & gave away a bundle of our tax $$$, almost destroyed our military & made apologies for our country all over the world……just to mention a few of his atrocities.
          & AOC is still a bartender idiot with crazy ideas that will put this country in a 3rd world. College was a waste of $$$ on her.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.