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Lauren Boebert Tried To Zing Joe Biden On Inflation – It Did Not Go Well For Her

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has been a member of the House of Representatives for almost a year now, and yet she hasn’t accomplished a damn thing other than a few snarky tweets, a lot of posturing, and the occasional attempt at pretending she should be taken seriously.

Such is the case with a tweet Boebert (a.k.a. Bobo) sent out on the topic of inflation, which is indeed on the rise, due in large part to the pent up demand of consumers who stayed home for over a year during the worst of the COVID pandemic and are now on a spending spree. Increased demand leads to a rise in prices. It’s the basics of economics: Supply and demand.

But rather than provide any solutions, Boebert fired off this brainless post:

So Bobo is worried about the troops? Then why doesn’t she propose legislation that would raise their salaries? Because that would require her to do some work, and all she really wants to do is whine and try to score political points.

Boebert also neglected to mention that the Biden administration has done something to help every American family with children in the form of the expanded child tax credit, which is providing $250 to $300 per child for working parents across the country. Would Boebert be in favor of extending that tax break? Hardly! Her party has been the one fighting to do away with the child tax credit since it went into place.

The congresswoman was quickly swatted down on social media:


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GOP Twitter Account Demands Joe Biden Explain Why He Keeps Traveling To Delaware

Republicans never once complained when failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump used to travel to Mar-a-Lago nearly every weekend to play golf and schmooze with members of the resort who had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for that privilege.

Now, however, with Joe Biden in the White House, the GOP is furious that the current head of state is spending the Christmas and New Year holidays in Delaware, which just so happens to be his home state.

The Republican Party’s official Twitter account fired off this angry missive:

Time for a much-needed comparison.

Since he took office nearly a year ago, President Biden has traveled to Delaware 31 times. During his first year in the White House, Trump’s travel costs were over $13 million, CNBC reported back in 2018:

The president’s non-official travel to rallies and vacations have cost $3.2 million alone since June of 2017.

All told, the president has amassed $13,533,937.28 in total first-year travel costs, the organization found. The government shutdown prevented Trump from making his latest sojourn to Mar-a-Lago, where he was scheduled to headline a fundraiser.

One of Trump’s trips to his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey cost $15,994 per hour!

Mediaite notes:

According to USA Today, Trump visited his properties 38 times in his first year. He also averaged over a 100 visits to his properties per year, according to Citizens for Ethics. 

The GOP tweet was all it took for social media users to pelt Republicans for their blatant hypocrisy:

In their pathetic attempt to troll President Biden, all the GOP managed to do was remind us why we voted Dotard Donnie out of office.

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Former AG Bill Barr Was Served With Legal Summons And ‘Did Not Appear Happy’ About It

Former Attorney General William Barr isn’t used to being on the receiving end of bad legal news, but that’s exactly what happened today when he was served with a summons at his home in McLean, Virginia.

The summons is part of a lawsuit filed by former Trump attorney/fixer Michael Cohen, who alleges that Barr and ex-President Trump violated his First Amendment rights in 2020.

Specifically, according to Law & Crime, Cohen alleges that Barr had him placed in solitary confinement when it became known that he was writing a tell-all book:

Donald Trump’s former fixer turned critic Michael Cohen sued the former president, ex-Attorney General Bill Barr and other members of the previous administration on Thursday for sending him back to prison last year for 16 days of solitary confinement in alleged retaliation for writing a book.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled in July of 2020 that it was clear the DOJ under Barr’s instructions, wanted to silence him, writing:

“I make the finding that the purpose of transferring Mr. Cohen from furlough and home confinement to jail is retaliatory, and it’s retaliatory because of his desire to exercise his First Amendment rights to publish a book and to discuss anything about the book or anything else he wants on social media and with others.”

Word that Barr had been served came from Andrew Laufer, an attorney for Cohen, who noted that Barr was “wearing shorts and did not appear happy.”

Cohen also confirmed that Barr had been slapped with the summons, doing a bit of celebrating on Twitter:


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Ted Cruz’s Daughter Slams Him On TikTok: ‘I Really Disagree With Most Of His Views’

Caroline Cruz is the 13-year-old daughter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and based on a video she posted to TikTok, it sounds like she isn’t exactly a fan of her father.

The Dallas Observer reports that Caroline spilled lots of secrets regarding her father and his extremist views with the internet:

In a recent video posted to TikTok, Cruz’s teenage daughter Caroline tells her followers about the pros and cons of being a senator’s kid. On the plus side, she says, she gets to travel and sometimes receives gifts and candy in the mail. Downsides include the fact that security has to shadow her wherever she goes, such as on walks through the neighborhood and to her friends’ houses.

Next, Caroline reveals another, more surprising tidbit.

“A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” Caroline said, “but I really disagree with most of his views.”

Many social media users noted how unhappy Caroline looks in photos of her with her family. Then again, if your dad was #CancunCruz, you’d probably be morose, too.

Caroline also notes in her video that when she wore a crop-top for the Christmas photo shown above, her parents made sure and altered the picture so she wasn’t showing her stomach.

Cruz’s daughter says there are other things she hates about her father being a public figure:

“If I want to go on a walk through the neighborhood or to my friend’s house or something, I have to have two security guards behind me the entire time.”

Additionally, Caroline Cruz reveals that she considers herself to be bisexual, which is certain to enrage her father, who has long been an anti-LGBTQ extremist.

One thing is certain: Caroline Cruz is already a better person than her old man has ever been or ever will be. Good on you, young lady!


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Former Prosecutor: Ghislaine Maxwell Likely To Flip On Trump To Avoid Life In Prison

Now that she’s facing as much as 65 years in prison after being convicted for child sex trafficking, Ghislaine Maxwell may be ready to talk to and cooperate with federal prosecutors, which could be bad news for ex-President Donald Trump and other longtime friends of Maxwell and her late friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Elie Hoenig, who worked for years as a federal prosecutor, raised the possibility of Maxwell telling what she knows in exchange for a reduced sentence. Maxwell is 60 years old, so a 65-year stint in federal prison would result in her spending the rest of her life incarerated.

Trump, it should be noted, wished Maxwell the best while he was still in office, commenting in July of 2020:

“I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.”

A month later, Trump reiterated those remarks, telling Jonathan Swan of Axios:

“Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”

According to Hoenig, Maxwell could have lots of information that would interest prosecutors:

If indeed Maxwell does plan to tell what she knows, she might want to go ahead and make that clear as soon as possible. Otherwise, she might wind up like Epstein, who died of “suicide” while awaiting trial.