Has the GOP completely lost its bloomin’ mind??? I am typically happy to see a long-time incumbent of either party replaced by new blood. Mitch McConnell, for example, age 78, is the current best poster boy for why we need term limits. Before him, there was Democrat Harry Reid who spent thirty years in the Senate, retiring only in 2017 at the age of 77. So, typically I think it’s a good thing when a long-term member of Congress steps down or is replaced by the voters. There are, however, exceptions.
Scott Randall Tipton has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district since 2011, nearly a decade. Long enough, in my book. He has opposed LGBT rights, opposes abortion, opposes immigration, and in short has been outspokenly opposed to anything with President Obama’s name tied to it. Other than that, I know little about Mr. Tipton, but ten years in Congress is long enough. So, at first glance I was pleased when a younger woman won the Colorado Republican primary on Tuesday night. Until I learned a few things about that woman, that is.
Tipton lost to Lauren Boebert, a 33-year-old mother of four boys. Boebert is a Trumpian up one side and down the other.
“Colorado deserves a fighter who will stand up for freedom, who believes in America and who is willing to take on all the left-wing lunatics who are trying so hard to ruin our country. We are in a battle for the heart and soul of our country. I’m going to win this November because freedom is a great motivator.”
‘Left-wing lunatics’??? So that’s what I am, eh? Perhaps I can get a t-shirt made. But, bad as that little speech sounds, Boebert is even worse. She not only supports the 2nd Amendment, but is a staunch, outspoken gun-rights activist. She is also a businesswoman, owner of a restaurant called ‘Shooters Grill’ in Rifle, Colorado, where she encourages servers to openly carry firearms … while serving the public. What do you expect in a town called “Rifle”, eh? And in March, when Colorado’s governor ordered bars and restaurants to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ms. Boebert apparently thought he didn’t mean her or her restaurant, and she refused to close. Even after receiving a ‘cease and desist’ order from the Garfield County Sheriff, she still refused to close her restaurant!
But wait … I still haven’t gotten to quite the worst of it. Boebert is a supporter of QAnon, the far right wing conspiracy theory group that has made up so many fantasies about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros that I’ve lost count. They claim that there is some great “deep state” conspiracy to topple Donald Trump and all of his supporters.
Ideologically, Ms. Boebert is to the right of far right. She claims that she would not have voted for the relief package that helped both individuals and small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic shutdown, and she has said that if she wins in November, she will align herself with the House Freedom Caucus, made up of conservative and Libertarian politicians in the House. Oh, and she plans to attend a ‘Bikers for Trump’ event near Mount Rushmore over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, where she will ride her motorcycle wearing her maga hat. Need I say more?Last year, when Beto O’Rourke was considering a run for the Democratic nomination for 2020, he once claimed that he would seize all the assault rifles in the nation. Personally, I think it’s a great idea, for nobody but fools and idiots have them, and they have proven themselves unfit to own any sort of gun, much less one that can mow down a crowd in under a minute. However, Ms. Boebert took umbrage, saying …
“I am here to say: Hell, no, you’re not!”
Although Trump had previously endorsed Scott Tipton, he got fairly excited over Boebert’s primary win on Tuesday night, and tweeted his congratulations “on a really great win!” Oh, my aching head.
If, after all this, you’ve got the stomach for it, watch a bit of this interview with Ms. Boebert, especially the part where she speaks about Trump, which starts at about the 2:40 minute point.
The Democratic candidate, also a woman, is one Diane E. Mitsch Bush, and currently she holds about a 5.5% lead over Boebert. Come on, Coloradoans … pull your heads out of your asses and vote for Ms. Bush! I am going on record as saying that Lauren Boebert is a grade-A selfish, pistol-packing bitch who we absolutely do NOT need sitting on Capitol Hill making the decisions that affect our lives and the futures of our children and grandchildren. More than 58,000 people voted for this abomination of a person! Is there something toxic in the water in Colorado that has killed off people’s brain cells??? Are guns really so important that they are willing to send this sorry specimen of the human race to Washington, to give her the power of … life and death?