Appearing on Racist Podcast, Boebert Joked She’ll Jello-Wrestle Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

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Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert joked about “jello wrestling” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in an exchange with a conservative comedian who also used an ethnic slur during his introduction. Her appearance could lend credence to concerns that she isn’t prepared to be the Republican nominee for Colorado’s Third District.

On January 28, Boebert appeared on Compound Media’s “In Hot Water” show with host Geno Bisconte. The show is known for segments including “Rape of the Day,” and “Random Rape Threat Generator,” as well as a litany of racist remarks and sketches.

True to form, even before Boebert was on the line, host Bisconte joked that Boebert “wants to win the seat… and then wrestle [U.S. Rep] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in jello or pudding, and that would be fun to watch because she is a lovely woman.”

Bisconte then told his co-host that jello wrestling was “how we stay one step ahead of the Japs, who are jamming themselves into subway cars.”

Bisconte then introduced Boebert, who had clearly been listening to the host, as she embraced the jello-wrestling joke:

While the demeaning jello-wrestling wasn’t Boebert’s idea, after Bisconte made it, he asked Boebert a straightforward “tell us about your campaign” question. She chose to respond by returning to jello-wrestling.

Appearing on comedy talk shows isn’t unusual for political candidates, but it’s delicate territory for even the most experienced of campaigners, much less a neophyte like Boebert.

She may not have known about the show’s enthusiasm for rape humor, but at the very least she heard the host use an ethnic slur and make a sexist joke while introducing her and instead of hanging up, calling him out or even just giving a straight interview, she instead provided a cringe-worthy sound-bite of her own.

Interviews such as this add to concerns voiced by other Colorado Republicans that Boebert’s win may put the Third District at risk.

Former Denver GOP chair Jake Viano expressed his frustration in a recent Facebook post:

Reached for additional comment, Viano noted that it wasn’t the result he wanted, “but now that she’s the nominee, I’ll support her.”

Boebert’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment, so it’s unclear how much she knew about the show in advance of granting the interview.

Compared to other underdog primary candidates, however, she had a fair amount of experience with national conservative media. Her campaign was essentially launched with multiple media interviews following her viral moment last September when she confronted former presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke over his support of mandatory assault rifle buybacks.

Just eight days before her appearance on the “In Hot Water” show, Boebert gave an interview to Breitbart News in Virginia where she was participating in a widely publicized gun rights rally at the state Capitol.

Boebert’s most recent national press, following her surprise victory over four-term Congressman Scott Tipton, didn’t address her primary issue of gun rights advocacy. Most reporters focused on focused on statements from another interview she gave to an online conservative outlet in which she expressed support for the “QAnon” conspiracy theory.

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  1. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Wait a minute!
    There is a "Denver GOP chair"?
    I need City Council to make that illegal.

  2. lilyflower says:

    I live in the 3rd District and she is an embarrassment.

    • gertie97 says:

      I also live in the 3rd and Calamity Jane has given us a very good chance to get a Democrat back in the seat.

      Of course she's an embarrassment, but she's the Republicans' embarrassment.

       

  3. MADCO says:

    Earned media is earned media.

    Free is free.

    <omg>

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Boebert has as much interest in governance as Grab-em Ttump . . .

    I can’t help but wonder how many days it will be until the Shooters Grill franchise prospectus is finally released? …

  5. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    We need Tina Fey on this. I am sure the RWNJ media will vault this newbie to widespread fame as soon as they can. A babe with a gun is very stimulating to some people…right, Fluffy?

    She does bear a resemblance to Caribou Barbie.

  6. Mike W. says:

    So this jackass wants to go to congress to fulfill some man's sick fantasies? 130,000 people dead, millions out of work, Russia and China playing us like a fiddle but she'd rather spend her time degrading herself for a pervert? This is the best the GOP can dig up these days?

  7. kwtreekwtree says:

    For AOC, maybe a threat to “jello wrestle” is a nice change from all the death threats
     

    Boebert is probably hoping for lots of free media from this nonsense. Meanwhile, AOC is taking care of business for her constituents.

  8. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Ready for prime time ….

    If you were a candidate for a seat in the House, would you want your Wikipedia entry to begin " Lauren Boebert (born 1986 or 1987) "????  Or have the first paragraph end " Boebert has expressed support of QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory. "????

     

     

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      We had a post by CrazieOkie one day last week – he/she seemed to be chumming for someone to check into birthdate/maiden name of our infamous candidate. 

      • ajb says:

        Don't believe anything until you see the long-form birth certificate.

      • kwtreekwtree says:

        Lauren Opal Boebert

        born December 1986 (34 y/o) in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Parents were Democrats. Mother’s probable surname in Florida was Roberts. (Shawn Elaine Roberts). There is an entry for Lauren Opal Roberts in Altamonte Springs, FLA. Lauren’s bio on Edailybuzz says that she is “multiracial” and born on Dec 20, 1985.

        A private Colorado voter database , which is sourced from the Sec. State’s office, says only “born December 1986.”

        Lauren graduated high school, probably in Aurora in 2003, but has had no post secondary education. She has a net worth of $2 million. Also this one lists birthdate as 12/1/86. Per Walikali

        Bentz may be Lauren’s mother’s remarried name. The edailybuzz article showed “Shawn Bentz” as Lauren’s mother.

        Lauren is married to Jayson Boebert, 39. The couple met in Rifle, live in Silt now. They have four kids, one of whom was born in the front seat of a pickup truck on the way to the hospital, per 2009 Vail Daily.

        Perhaps a little more money in the rural medical budget would have allowed better access to maternity services? I do give her props for the pickup truck birth.

        She plans to join the Freedom Caucus (Buck is the only other Coloradan on it) if she wins in November. Per CPR.

        The Republican Caucus has no intention of disavowing her QAnon beliefs.

        Time to send some dollars to Diane Mitsch Bush at https://dianeforcolorado.com/

        • CrazyOkie says:

          Interesting…  she grew up poor, no college education, is 34 years old, owns a small restaurant in town of 9,000, and yet she has a net worth of 2 million?  Hmm, I wonder where the windfall came from?

          • kwtreekwtree says:

            If she’s even telling the truth. The whole thing about the two different birth years ( and 3 different birth dates) is weird. The minimum age to run for Congress is 25, but maybe she thought she had to be 35.

            And they actually own two restaurants – one is on the golf course in town. Probably struggling in these times, too. Jayson’s mother recently passed away, per his FB page. Condolences on that loss, and I’ll leave him out of this.

            The main thing that scares me about Boebert is her consistent disregard for public health. Her restaurant poisoned 80 people in 2017. No fines, no action by the health department. And she denied any responsibility.

            Add to that her disregard for scientific advice on limiting the spread of Covid19, defiance of governor’s orders, and she seems like one you don’t want in the mix on deciding public health policy.

            • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

              If you don't like her rigorously studied Qanon positions on COVID, I'm guessing you're really not going to like her positions on climate, and the shape/age of Mother Earth. 

              She and Julesburg Jihad will be a force to reckon with in the Freedumb Cockus. 

  9. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    That's just trashy and the Republicans in CD-3 did it to themselves. I don't want to hear them complaining when they get thrashed in November.

  10. 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

    I don't want to see races for Congress turning into WWE sideshows, I sort of believe our nation is facing some bigger issues right now, but AOC would win. Born and raised in the Bronx? You gotta be kidding me!

     

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      Could we settle he 2020 Presidential election with a Jello Cage Match Battle of the Geezers: Donald "P*ssy Grabber" Trump vs. Uncle Joe "Handsy" Biden?

      I would truly pay to see it.

      • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

        settle he 2020

        Freudian slip there, my friend?
        or just a typo?:)

      • 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

        We could try settling the election with a cage match, but it would still have to go through the Electoral College, so states would be able to decide for themselves who won even if one contestant ducked out due to, say, bone spurs.

      • Genghis says:

        That’s pretty much what it will take to get people motivated to do away with the electoral college. A state’s legislature has sole control over how the state allocates is electoral votes, and at least one state legislature needs to develop the collective stones to assign its votes via winner-take-all Jello battle royale involving the nominees of 30 or 40 parties.

        Then again, this IS the shithole country that elected Donald Trump POTUS. That being true, any proposed constitutional amendment would likely involve mandatory Jello battles royale in every state.

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