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(Politico)   Colorado voters now realize Lauren Boebert is a maniac   (politico.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Joe Biden, Colorado, Democracy, Republican Party, Lauren Boebert, Voting, United States House of Representatives, United States presidential election, 2008  
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Yay Colorado!
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5 days ago  
They should have been tipped off by her maniacal statements on guns. Unfortunately, a lot of 2A fans are so used to speaking of guns in like terms that they don't recognize insanity when they hear it.
 
5 days ago  
Time for some creative redistricting to give her more rancher votes, fewer infrastructure enabling manufacturing workers? The shiattiest solution is always best for a nutcase like her.
 
5 days ago  
If that steel mill manufactured guns she would bend over backwards to help them but since rail lines aren't worshipped by crazy people those steel workers are screwed.
 
5 days ago  
That is probably an issue when voting for someone is based on the premise of, "after a few beers I'd hit that."
 
5 days ago  
They'll still vote to re-elect her.
 
5 days ago  
Too late
 
5 days ago  
When I voted for a crazy biatch, I didn't think she would do such a bad job.
 
5 days ago  
fark man, where are all the nutjobs on our side? How has no district elected the farking crystals woowoo lady?

Our 'radicals' are just people with some shade of brown skin exercising common sense. Can't these be our centrists?
 
5 days ago  

Sorelian's Ghost: That is probably an issue when voting for someone is based on the premise of, "after a few beers I'd hit that."


Bail would be so worth it.


Oh you meant figuratively.
 
5 days ago  
Maybe next time don't vote for someone whose platform is:

Pew! pew! pew!
Trump!
Stigginit!
Extra Trump!
 
5 days ago  
I'll believe it when I see it.

Despite these articles saying their voters are getting sick of their antics, the insane Republicans get reelected every time.
 
5 days ago  
"he doesn't think Boebert cares all that much about his union members."

Unless you're part of the police or prison guard Union the GOP actively wants to destroy you.
 
5 days ago  
Her gun nut, food poisoning restaurant wasn't enough of a clue?
 
5 days ago  
They knew, but the leopard wouldn't eat *my* face
 
5 days ago  
True story: We're going to CO this fall, and in talking to my wife she still held the stereotype that it was all wacked-out stoners and mega-hippies and general weirdness (our last two trips out West were to SF and Sedona, so I'm not totally faulting her for this perception)

I was like "Yeah, but remember that crazy gun lady who threatened to carry onto the House floor?" They have people like that, too.

So in a roundabout, silver lining way, Boebert's mere existence help reassure my wife that Colorado has ALL forms of crazy, not just one. It's all about that diversity.
 
5 days ago  
And, based on her opposition to President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which Perko sees as a lifeline for his struggling industry, he doesn't think Boebert cares all that much about his union members.


Boebert doesn't care about anything apart from triggering the Dems.  She, MTG, Gaetz, Cawthorn et al are completely uninterested in the "governing" part of their job.  They're just there to fight the culture war.
 
5 days ago  
The first time she announced she was a massive Qanon supporter that should've been the tipping point, but due to her district and having a R next to her name, we in colorado are doomed to deal with she who failed the GED 3 times before passing
 
5 days ago  
If nothing else, I like these conservatives that do absolutely nothing for their districts. You get what you vote for and all that.
 
5 days ago  
When your rep only hires publicists and not any policy makers, this is what you get.
 
5 days ago  
"I voted for her because she was the nuttiest fruitcake on the ballot - nothing screams 'GIT 'ER DONE!' quite like fruitcakes - but, she ain't gittin' 'er done. I'm baffled! It's almost as if she ain't there fer us, y'know...?"
 
5 days ago  

Number 216: The first time she announced she was a massive Qanon supporter that should've been the tipping point, but due to her district and having a R next to her name, we in colorado are doomed to deal with she who failed the GED 3 times before passing


QAnon is a selling point for a large portion of her base sadly
 
5 days ago  
"Now"?

We could have, and actually did, told you that BEFORE SHE WAS ELECTED, but no one farking listens to reason anymore.
 
5 days ago  

Fart_Machine: "he doesn't think Boebert cares all that much about his union members."

Unless you're part of the police or prison guard Union the GOP actively wants to destroy you.


Yeah, the Trump supporters who work a union job are the same as "Chickens for Col. Sanders".
 
5 days ago  
Swing voters in Pueblo, Colorado's "Steel City," say they are getting frustrated with a U.S. representative they see as more focused on her own celebrity than her constituents.


Well, yeah

It's a grift. Not a single member of the Republican party has their constituents' well being in mind. They use wedge issues to get elected and then use those same wedge issues to keep the donations coming. It's not about bettering the country and working for the people for them, it's about the grift.
 
5 days ago  

HotWingConspiracy: If nothing else, I like these conservatives that do absolutely nothing for their districts. You get what you vote for and all that.


Feigned superiority over minorities and apostates? They deliver plenty of that.
 
5 days ago  

Number 216: The first time she announced she was a massive Qanon supporter that should've been the tipping point, but due to her district and having a R next to her name, we in colorado are doomed to deal with she who failed the GED 3 times before passing


Apparently people in Pueblo weren't aware of how batshiat crazy she is despite her making that plainly obvious to a guy like me who doesn't even live in her district.
 
5 days ago  
That's because they vote for a letter and not a candidate.
 
5 days ago  
But do they know she's also as dumb as a bag of hammers?

/feature, not bug to some voters
/my apologies to bags of hammers for the comparison
 
5 days ago  

CVGScorch: They'll still vote to re-elect her.


Yup.  Again and again and again.
 
5 days ago  
Low information voters, leopards eating faces, etc. etc.

Just scream Nancy Pelosi for a couple of months and you're re-elected. Easy peasy.
 
5 days ago  
i am so looking forward to boebert's announcement of entering a methamphetamine rehab.

I have no reasonable expectation she will complete it.
but at least we may get some perp-walk video and zoom sentencing with a judge to savor.

if in the least, she's a freak who is running out of options.
 
5 days ago  
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/Only song that jumped to mind featuring "steel" and "maniac" in the lyrics...
 
5 days ago  

NikolaiFarkoff: True story: We're going to CO this fall, and in talking to my wife she still held the stereotype that it was all wacked-out stoners and mega-hippies and general weirdness (our last two trips out West were to SF and Sedona, so I'm not totally faulting her for this perception)

I was like "Yeah, but remember that crazy gun lady who threatened to carry onto the House floor?" They have people like that, too.

So in a roundabout, silver lining way, Boebert's mere existence help reassure my wife that Colorado has ALL forms of crazy, not just one. It's all about that diversity.


Colorado has some of the most liberal places in the country (Boulder), but we're also home to some of the absolutely nutty conservative groups (Colorado Springs). That said, most Coloradans are kind of a weirder mix of political views, our Democrats aren't quite in step with national Democrats frequently, and sometimes we find ways to get things done across the aisle, like legalizing weed, we got libertarians on board with liberals and kind of overthrew the prohibition "centrists" on that... We are also one of the most educated workforces in the nation, which is why Lockheed, Intel, Google, and others have secondary campuses in Denver and Fort Collins... we're also home to some really cool stuff like the NREL (https://www.nrel.gov/ ) where lots of our nations science advancements in solar, wind, and biofuels comes from.

We're by no means perfect, but we also do have a streak of bucking the federal government and being more proud of being Coloradan than being American. From Governor Carr refusing to intern Japanese people during WW2 (which is why Colorado has good food at Sakura Square) to more recent things like us being the first state to just tell the federal government to go fark itself with respect to our legalization of weed... the general Colorado consensus, whether liberal or conservative, is that while we acknowledge the general existence of the federal government, we don't really have a whole lot of respect for it, nor do we feel particularly compelled to do what it says. In an unruly nation, we're a particularly unruly state.
 
5 days ago  

passive: They knew, but the leopard wouldn't eat *my* face


This wasn't about the entire district.

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That's Rep. Diarrhea Chicken Shooters' district. Pueblo is the Southeastern part hitting out. Really hoping for a redrawing next election. And I did not vote for that Palin Jr.
 
5 days ago  

moothemagiccow: fark man, where are all the nutjobs on our side? How has no district elected the farking crystals woowoo lady?

Our 'radicals' are just people with some shade of brown skin exercising common sense. Can't these be our centrists?


well, acshually.....

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Still a far better choice than their nutjobs
 
5 days ago  
Yeah right.   Now.   Why couldn't you see what a chucklehead she was before?

I'm guessing Western Slope logic.
 
5 days ago  
Yeah, but 90 percent of GOP voters only care about owning the libs.
 
5 days ago  
When you've lost Pueblo, you know you're nuttier than squirrel shiat...
 
5 days ago  
"She stands up for the Constitution, and she's fiscally conservative,"

This means absolutely nothing in conservative circles, nowadays. It's just a throwaway set of empty words -- like, "Have a nice day" -- or "so's your mother"
 
5 days ago  

RasIanI: "She stands up for the Constitution, and she's fiscally conservative,"

This means absolutely nothing in conservative circles, nowadays. It's just a throwaway set of empty words -- like, "Have a nice day" -- or "so's your mother"


Let's see, banning Muslims doesn't violate the 1st Amendment and
Drumpf didn't jack up the debt by nearly 7 trillion dollars.

We're good.
 
5 days ago  

edmo: They should have been tipped off by her maniacal statements on guns. Unfortunately, a lot of 2A fans are so used to speaking of guns in like terms that they don't recognize insanity when they hear it.


Speaking as a dude who owns nearly three dozen firearms, the problem isn't recognizing her as crazy.

The problem is that half the 2A community *is* that crazy and like what they see, they are voting for what is essentially an Idol to fawn over, not a representative of their community interests to a national government.
 
5 days ago  

RasIanI: "She stands up for the Constitution, and she's fiscally conservative,"

This means absolutely nothing in conservative circles, nowadays. It's just a throwaway set of empty words -- like, "Have a nice day" -- or "so's your mother"


Conservatives dont give a f*ck about any of that shiat anyway. Words mean nothing to the GQP. They just either hate government entirely, or they hate libs, or they hate that the world is changing and doesnt give a fark about them, and they hate that their orange lord and savior lost, and all that hate fuels every. Single. F*cking. Vote.
 
5 days ago  

sno man: Yay Colorado!


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5 days ago  
firefly212:
Colorado has some of the most liberal places in the country (Boulder), but we're also home to some of the absolutely nutty conservative groups (Colorado Springs). That said, most Coloradans are kind of a weirder mix of political views, our Democrats aren't quite in step with national Democrats frequently, and sometimes we find ways to get things done across the aisle, like legalizing weed, we got libertarians on board with liberals and kind of overthrew the prohibition "centrists" on that... We are also one of the most educated workforces in the nation, which is why Lockheed, Intel, Google, and others have secondary campuses in Denver and Fort Collins... we're also home to some really cool stuff like the NREL (https://www.nrel.gov/ ) where lots of our nations science advancements in solar, wind, and biofuels comes from.

We're by no means perfect, but we also do have a streak of bucking the federal government and being more proud of being Coloradan than being American. From Governor Carr refusing to intern Japanese people during WW2 (which is why Colorado has good food at Sakura Square) to more recent things like us being the first state to just tell the federal government to go fark itself with respect to our legalization of weed... the general Colorado consensus, whether liberal or conservative, is that while we acknowledge the general existence of the federal government, we don't ...


Yep, I'm a Hickenlooper fan and I often cite him as the best example of a pro-business Center-Left leader that could gain a following even in the Deep South. Your description sounds a lot like here in Alabama, but as I've often said, our politicians are not a good representation of our people, mainly because our political halls are nepotistic, closed-door affairs. That's common in states where so many people have been here for generations. I don't know of a single non-native politician here in any capacity, which makes it hard to gain a diversity of ideas.

When we finally twisted their arms about 10 years ago to allow 6%+ ABV beer, we became the 1st or 2nd highest craft beer consumers (per capita) in the nation. The polls show the same with weed, but enough of our demographics skew older, and they're still drinking the kool-aid that just because something is illegal, it must be dangerous. So they're fine with casual opioid addiction instead...
 
5 days ago  
Constituents. I am pretty sure that 75% of elected Republicans have no idea what the word means.
 
5 days ago  

thornhill: Yeah, but 90 percent of GOP voters only care about owning the libs.


And Middle America sees that but then finger wag shames the democrats for not being unifying or team players with the right for the "good of the country."
 
5 days ago  

ElPrimitivo: moothemagiccow: fark man, where are all the nutjobs on our side? How has no district elected the farking crystals woowoo lady?

Our 'radicals' are just people with some shade of brown skin exercising common sense. Can't these be our centrists?

well, acshually.....

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Still a far better choice than their nutjobs


cmon you and i both know vermin supreme never won an election
 
5 days ago  
Her district is interesting.

Pretty reliable Republican district - every Presidential, Senate, Governor, and Representative race since the last redistricting (2012 onward) has been Republican by decent margins.

But, the Rep. races have gone down considerably.  The former Republican incumbent won in 2012 with a 12% margin, then 22%, then 14%, then 8% in 2018. Boebert won the open seat with a shade under 6%.  In 2018, the Republican gubernatorial candidate won the district by just under 4%. And Trump went from a 12% margin in 2016 to 6% in 2020.

Trump still might be enough for her to win in 2022, but I'd imagine that no matter what, her margin is going down. Normally, I'd say that it looked like Trump was a drag on the Republican candidates, and with him gone, Republicans there will have a better chance, but Boebert will tie herself pretty strongly to Trump.  So, I think she's definitely in for a race at least as challenging as digesting her pork sliders.
 
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