As is so often the case when there’s a mass shooting in the United States, the vast majority of Republican political figures in the U.S. offered up the usual thoughts and prayers while failing to address the larger problem of guns, anger, and violence which permeates this country like a metastatic form of cancer that sits dormant in people for years and then one day takes the form of a horrific tumor which spreads like wildfire and consumes the innocent in a flash of hatred and self-loathing.
In Uvalde, Texas, 19 young children and two teachers were shot and killed Tuesday, once again leaving the country stunned, terrified, and sick to its soul.
Into this open wound steps Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who owns a bar where the servers are encouraged to openly carry weapons.
Here’s what Congresswoman Boebert had to say about the Uvalde massacre:
Maybe not, but you can sure and as hell make it tougher for those who wish to do evil to acquire weapons of mass murder.
Keep in mind that this is the very same Lauren Boebert who posed fully armed with her children for a Christmas photo last year.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY was in no mood to hear Boebert’s empty homilies, and she made that clear in her response.
Others on social media then joined the debate, and they too had plenty to tell the Colorado Republican.
Clearly, thoughts and prayers are not going to do the job. But thanks to Boebert and her ilk in Congress, we are NEVER going to get the job done, and that means in the very near future we are going to turn on the TV or look at our phones and see news of yet another mass shooting.
You can’t legislate away evil, Lauren, but you can sure as hell vote it the out of office and send it back to the rock it crawled out from under.
Did you know that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is now a published author? Yes, her very first book, entitled My American Life, is coming out soon, and you can pre-order it if for some reason you need something guaranteed to make you both sleepy and nauseous at the same time.
Boebert announced her book on Twitter:
What do you suppose will be included in the book? Do you think any of these blunders by Congresswoman Bobblehead will be part of the tome?
Can you imagine just how incredibly inane and coma-inducting a book written by Lauren Boebert would be? Twitter users can, and they had a field day mocking the Colorado Republican.
Now that they’ve assured Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) won’t have a second term in Congress, a conservative group is focused on doing the same to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
According to Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast, based on what happened to Cawthorn in Tuesday’s North Carolina GOP primary, Boebert should be worried:
But can lightning strike twice? According to David B. Wheeler, head of that group (The American Muckrakers PAC—also known as FireBoebert.com), Boebert’s primary is similar to Cawthorn’s. The districts, he says, are “very similar” demographically. And just as Cawthorn faced a North Carolina state legislator, Boebert’s challenger is Colorado Republican state Sen. Don Coram. There’s also a sense that neither incumbent cares about their district, but are instead more interested in their national profile.
There’s certainly plenty of gold to mine when it comes to Boebert’s past and her brushes with the law, including the fact she married the man who exposed his penis to her and another underage girl and was later charged for that crime. Lewis notes:
How good are the chances that Boebert will join Cawthorn in the unemployment line? Better than you might expect, Lewis concludes:
“It won’t be easy, but it seems at least possible that Boebert will continue the trend that started last week with Cawthorn’s defeat. If that happens, it’s game on. Defeating flawed politicians like Cawthorn and Boebert after one term would serve as a sort of course correction and send a message to everyone else.
“Not everyone is Harry Houdini. Not everyone is Donald Trump. Sometimes people are held accountable. Sometimes, the empire strikes back.”
If the stars are perfectly aligned, we might even get a trifecta and see Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked to the curb. The Georgia primary is next Tuesday, so we won’t have long to wait for an answer.
According to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), the only reason some companies are saying they’ll pay for their employees to travel and receive abortions in states where it’s legal is because they don’t want to provide parental leave benefits.
HuffPost notes that Boebert shared her brainless conspiracy theory on Twitter:
“Anyone else consider that these companies suddenly offering to pay for employee abortions are doing so just to avoid paying for maternity leave?”
“Cheaper to kill the baby… true evil personified.”
However, Boebert has also been a vocal critic of paid parental leave, such as what she said last November:
Saving the world? Sure thing, BoBo. You can’t even manage to keep your lies straight, yet alone “save” anyone.
Social media users blasted the Colorado Republican.
Before she became one of the most controversial and useless members of Congress ever elected, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) owned a restaurant named Shooters located in Rifle, Colorado, where the servers have long been encouraged to openly carry firearms in imitation of their employer, who does the same and absolutely loves to pose for photos with a holstered gun on her jeans.
Boebert has created a sort of self-made mythology around herself, suggesting that she rose from nothing and started a successful establishment, realizing the American Dream and determined to make sure others can do the same.
But based on what former Shooters employees told Abigail Weinberg of Mother Jones, the restaurant is a financial disaster and their former boss is almost impossible to work with or for, which seems to presage the lack of legislative accomplishments for Boebert over the last two years in office.
According to the report, Shooters sounds less like a business than someone trying to play make-believe and pretend she’s successful when the opposite is true:
“Multiple employees say that they were paid in cash, either out of the register or from Boebert’s husband’s wallet, without any taxes deducted. While many workers were struggling to make ends meet, they say Boebert spent exorbitant sums on breast implants, private schooling for her sons, and a new Cadillac Escalade. They describe her as alternately absent, showing up only when news crews were at the restaurant.”
Speaking of news crews, once the media spotlight made Boebert a household name in Colorado, that’s when Bad Lauren reared her ugly head, a former waitress noted:
And while Boebert pretended to be a believer in gun safety to counter her rabid devotion to the Second Amendment, she was anything but diligent about obeying both the written and unwritten tenets of responsible gun ownership:
Boebert insisted in her television appearances that gun safety was paramount, telling CNN, “There’s no accidents that are gonna happen…There’s no reason a waitress is ever allowed to unholster.” Most workers describe Boebert as consistently safe with guns. Still, one worker says safety was “not how it was perceived on TV.” Another claims that Boebert pointed a loaded gun at him when he said that he would have voted for Obama for a third term. “She would tell it like a joke,” he tells me. “She thought it was hilarious.”
To this day, Shooters barely manages to stay afloat, and Boebert admits in her congressional disclosures that the restaurant lost $143,000 in 2019 and $226,000 in 2020. How’s that for the American Dream come true? Sounds more like a nightmare.
Shooters is such a failure that Boebert reportedly can only pay salaries when her husband gets his paycheck from work he does in the oil and gas business:
The bottom line is that Lauren Boebert is a failure at everything she’s ever attempted other than convincing the voters of her district that she’d be a success when all she’s ever been is a massive failure and con woman. No wonder she’s such a huge fan of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.