Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been a lightning rod for controversy since she first for office in 2020. Viewed by many as a joke, the Congresswoman has competed with the likes of Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) for the most “MAGA” elected female in the House.
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Since the infamous battle for the Speaker of the House earlier in January, Boebert has shown herself to be far less reasonable than even MTG, who cooperated with the GOP leadership to ensure that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was made Speaker.
Lauren Boebert, on the other hand, led a quixotic campaign to stop McCarthy and replace him with…well, the big thinker from Colorado never once considered that.
Lauren Boebert Tilts at Windmills—And Gets Hit in the Head
Boebert likes to consider herself feisty. In fact, she is in over her head. It shows. Given great power by the stature of her elected office, Boebert’s whims become more prevalent than they ordinarily would if she were still a gun-toting restaurant owner in Rifle, Col. These wide-eyed notions that Boebert buys into are highly damaging to the republic and could hasten the decline and collapse of our rapidly declining country.
After achieving nothing other than visiting heartache upon her colleagues with the McCarthy speakership fight, Lauren Boebert has now upped her game to political arsonist. As in, Boebert is one of the leading voices in Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling when the vote comes up this summer.
Those of you who’ve read me understand my opposition to this insane GOP plot to bring about a massive default on America’s debt. It won’t help the GOP and it certainly won’t help our country. Defaulting on our debt will hurt the very ordinary Americans that Boebert and her ilk claim to fighting for.
What’s more, it will give the Democrats everything they need to marginalize the GOP and institute their most radical Leftist socioeconomic and political programs.
We’re hanging by a thread here and nutcases like Lauren Boebert are sharpening their knives and readying to cut that thread away in the name of saving us.
Gee, thanks, Lauren.
When Lauren Boebert Met Beto
Boebert comes from a fairly Liberal state. She should know her constituents better than she clearly does. Acting like a crazy Right-winger is going to militate most people in her district against her. There is much evidence now to suggest that Boebert’s days as the representative for Colorado’s third district are coming to an end.
Adam Frisch is a Democrat who almost defeated Lauren Boebert in 2022. He lost by a meager 546 votes, or 0.5 percent of the vote in Colorado’s third. The race in 2022 was tight that it triggered an automatic recount.
Lauren Boebert has had a target on her back since 2019, when she as a restaurant owner and proud practitioner of her Second Amendment rights, traveled hours away from her home in Rifle, Col., to attend a Beto O’Rourke rally (yes, such things actually happened not that long ago).
While at the rally in Aurora, Boebert interrupted and heckled the wannabe Democratic Party presidential nominee. Her actions were recorded on camera, and the video went viral, birthing an internet sensation in Right-wing media. It was only a matter time before she translated that D-list-level stardom into a congressional bid. Her campaign was unlikely, and she was not expected to win it, but she did.
Yet, since her unforeseen victory in 2020, most people in her district and throughout the state of Colorado are just not that into her.
Two days before the unfortunate 1/6 Capitol riot, Lauren Boebert made headlines for vowing to carry her sidearm around the nation’s capital—even inside the House of Representatives—despite there being laws and rules forbidding such activities.
Even though I believe every American citizen has a right to exercise their gun rights, if one is an elected official as Boebert was at that moment, you are dutybound to follow the law…even if you disagree with those laws.
From there, Boebert proved herself to be a sycophantic member of the Far Right. Unlike her frenemy, MTG, Boebert’s schemes usually end up in disasters with a bevy of unintended consequences. Her unpopularity even among her own constituents is dispositive proof of how fringe—and cringe—she really is.
Frisch Has Boebert by the Short Hair
Hence, Adam Frisch’s challenge to Boebert is serious.
For example, Frisch’s campaign raised $1.7 million over six weeks from February to March 31. Boebert raised a meager $667,000. Frisch’s 2024 congressional campaign reported that they had received 48,000 campaign donations from across the country.
Specifically, they raised gobs of cash from all over Colorado, especially in Colorado’s third. Most of their donations were “just under $36 and 98% were $100 or less.” This means that Frisch’s support among ordinary voters in Boebert’s district is real. It’s not just the millionaires and billionaires of the globalist donor class supporting Frisch. It’s ordinary Coloradans.
Given how kooky (and quixotic) Boebert’s schemes have been since being elected, how close her last election was, and how much support her seemingly more moderate Democratic opponent, Frisch, has among ordinary Colorado voters, I’d say it’s safe to say that this congressional term will Boebert’s final one.
Good riddance. Unlike MTG, Lauren Boebert is clearly incapable of learning how to capture, wield, and hold onto power effectively. The GOP needs less crazy and more Machiavelli.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.