She Does NOT Belong In Congress!!!

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-tiptonScott 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?Lauren-BoebertLast 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.

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Diane Mitsch Bush

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?

14 thoughts on “She Does NOT Belong In Congress!!!

  1. Thanks for sharing!!… another example of a closed minded individual who is able to flaunt ones arrogance because she resides in an environment that protects her and today’s technology has given her a voice… take her out of that environment or ask her to put on the uniform and go to Afghanistan, etc and that is another story… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe, have a wonderful 4th and all your tomorrows are filled with happiness… 🙂

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

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    • No doubt about that … I’ve long said I would like anybody running for Congress or the presidency to have to spend one month working in homeless shelters and food pantries, just so they actually see for themselves how real people in this country sometimes live. I suspect Ms. Boebert wouldn’t last a day.

      Thanks Dutch … you too!

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  2. Jill, it seems easier for more strident folks to unseat less strident folks in primaries. We need more collaboration, not less in our country. If the Dems retake the Senate and White House, my hope is they will collaborate and return us to greater unity. If the Dems do the same thing, we will end up with less legislation due to the anti-filibuster 60 vote requirement. Keith

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    • That is my hope, as well. We need to lessen the partisan gap, remember that we all have the same larger purpose, and work across the aisle, a meeting of minds, compromise. The current Congress has seemingly never heard the word ‘compromise’. This woman would not be a positive addition to our Congress!

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  3. Oh Dear, another believer in Deep State. One who can’t see past the end of her nose. The second amendment is inviolable and if the Government want the guns it would just be the automatic weapons.But with the rest of their guns intact what are they going to do for the environment, for the restoration of park lands., the things that affect everyone. You can;t function properly in Congress if you have no idea on the big things. It’s not just about your seat you havew to consider the bigger picture too.
    Cwtch

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    • Of course it’s about her seat. but not maybe in the way you might think. It only takes 5 years of “service,” as far as I can understand it, to receive a pension. Where else can you get a pension after 5 years. I could find nothing to say you even have to show up in Congress to earn the pension. Seeing as the rules don’t state anything on that point, one guesses all you need to do is get elected twice, unless you are in the Senate, where your term is 6 years.

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      • Well, you’re right about the 5-year requirement, but they also have to be at least 62 years old. And, to get 5 years in, they have to be elected three times in the House, for each term is only two years. I can’t see this trollop being elected even once, let alone three times!

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    • Far too many, like Ms. Boebert, could care less about our National Parks, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, climate change, or the myriad of issues that are important to you and I. This woman has a single-issue agenda … and she intends to block any and all actions that democrats might want. Let us hope she loses her bid for election. Let he go back to running her restaurant with the gun-totin’ servers. 🙄
      Cwtch

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  4. 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?

    It does seem there is quite a sizeable majority that thinks the way she does.

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