North Carolina freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn added to his litany of odd and disturbing acts Tuesday night when he tried to troll liberals by comparing America in 2021 to the dystopian Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
It did not go well for the far right wing Trump acolyte who just turned 26.
“1984 is a great fiction novel to read but it seems like it is becoming the reality we are currently living under more and more each day,” Cawthorn tweeted.
Many noted that all novels are fiction, others observed it sounded like he’s actually never read the book, and some asked what else would one do with a book but read it.
Translation: “I have never read 1984.” https://t.co/8G72sWB1KV
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 11, 2021
Lol this is how I used to start book reports when I couldn’t find the cliffs notes. https://t.co/xK5FiTVpi7
— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 11, 2021
1) A “fiction novel.”
2) He didn’t read it.
3) He didn’t even scan the Cliff Notes.
4) He can barely read Twitter and reply coherently.
4) But here, he is right. And, of course, culpable. https://t.co/p1L6qo0NkA
— David Simon (@AoDespair) August 11, 2021
not only does this read like it was written by somebody who has never read 1984, but it reads like someone who wasn’t even sure it’s a book https://t.co/Yxv5JC0MBX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 11, 2021
What are some other great fiction novels to read? https://t.co/s7tiYcBNSq
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) August 11, 2021
madison is the kid who didnt do the reading assignment and has to say a bunch of nonsense words to fill up the allotted time for his presentation to the class https://t.co/03NsEdHOdJ
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 11, 2021
“Fiction novel” https://t.co/uuezHP9PsP
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) August 11, 2021
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 11, 2021
tell me you haven’t ever read a novel without telling me you haven’t ever read a novel https://t.co/rfMbwkMcfs
— John Macintosh (@jamacintosh) August 11, 2021
Or, well… https://t.co/02XNb5z6Fn
— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) August 11, 2021
Am I the only one who read this tweet in a little kid voice? https://t.co/uDRua2a9EN
— Aki Peritz (@AkiPeritz) August 11, 2021
He 100% hasn’t read 1984. https://t.co/X9uLkQnJZo
— Matt Murchison 💛🐝 (@MattMurchison) August 11, 2021
Truly we can all do anything, as this absolute moronic piece of human garbage is a Representative.
Yes you see life is such a game, like the game called Life.
Yes my voter base, I are smart. https://t.co/B26eNs9iVo
— Blake Wilhelm, One Piece Hype Man (@blakers37) August 11, 2021
— scott andreas (@cscotta) August 11, 2021
Tell me you barely passed middle school English without telling me you barely passed middle school English. https://t.co/CTlDXQlJby
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) August 11, 2021
…tell me you haven’t read 1984, without telling me you haven’t read 1984. https://t.co/0vcPgllCrg
— Garrison Anderson (he/him/his) (@gentlemanTBD) August 11, 2021
This social media tweet post tells me that this man person has never read an actual book publication. https://t.co/2rR47Jo2tK
— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) August 11, 2021
So you’re saying you never actually read it.
FYI: A novel is fiction.
I could go on about the dumpster fire that is this tweet but I’ll just leave it at saying you’re neither a good man nor a smart man. https://t.co/XUaD97JaGO
— HawaiiDelilah™ — Fully Vaxxed — (@HawaiiDelilah) August 11, 2021
Tell me you’ve never read 1984 without saying you’ve never read 1984. https://t.co/i4kQ4XFiun
— Lauren (@lauren_lilith) August 11, 2021
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