Lauren Boebert’s “I Am Not A Witch” Moment

About a week before the June 30 Primary Election, we noted in this space that Republican congressional candidate Lauren “Yosemite Samantha” Boebert was really excited about the possibility that many of the “QAnon” conspiracy theories might someday turn out to be true. Ever since her surprise victory over incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in last Tuesday’s Primary Election, Boebert has been trying — sort of — to downplay her love for QAnon conspiracies.

As Keagan Harsha reported for Fox 31 News on Monday:

While she may not be trying to distance herself in any way from the President, she is trying to separate herself from a far right wing conspiracy theory movement called QAnon.

Boebert has been criticized for appearing to sympathize with the movement, which has supported debunked theories that the Clintons and several other prominent Democrats are involved in a human trafficking and child sex ring, and that there’s a deep state working to undermine President Trump.

“I believe there are people working in the administration that at least appear to be actively undermining President Trump,” Boebert said.

However, while she supports a few of QAnon’s theories, Boebert says she is not a QAnon sympathizer.

“No. I’m not a follower. This is just a fake attack from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,” she said. “QAnon is a lot of things to different people. I was very vague in what I said before. I’m not into conspiracies. I’m into freedom and the Constitution of the United States of America. I’m not a follower,” she said. [Pols emphasis]

Boebert and her new team of political advisers no doubt understand that her sympathetic views toward QAnon conspiracy theories make her look…well, a tad crazy…so it’s no surprise that she is furiously backpedalling now that she is officially the Republican nominee in CO-3. Former State Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams tried to help out in an Op-Ed for The Denver Post today by promoting the idea that Boebert didn’t say what she is already on record saying:

Washington, D.C. leftist groups are already unfairly and inaccurately painting her as a right-wing extremist; she must not be pulled into discussions of conspiracy theories such as QAnon.

Sorry, Dick, but that ship already sailed. Nobody is “inaccurately painting” Boebert as a QAnon supporter; Boebert was captured ON VIDEO making her pro-QAnon comments in an interview with the “Steel Truth” show in May.

Here’s what Boebert said about QAnon in response to a direct question about the “movement”:

“Honestly, everything that I’ve heard on ‘Q’ — I hope that this is real, because it only means that America is getting stronger and better, and people are returning to conservative values. And that’s what I am for. And, so, everything that I have heard of this movement is only motivating and encouraging and bringing people together, stronger, and if this is real, then it could be really great for our country.”

Boebert can argue over whether she is a “supporter” or a “sympathizer” or a “follower” of QAnon, but that’s a distinction without a difference.

With any luck, Boebert’s QAnon conspiracy problems will eventually lead to a television ad like this infamous spot from Christine O’Donnell, a Republican Senate nominee in Delaware in 2010 who tried — and failed — to push back on accusations that she was an actual witch.

 

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    “I believe there are people working in the administration that at least appear to be actively undermining President Trump,” Boebert said.

    No shit. Trump himself is the highest ranking member of the administration who is doing the most to under President Trump.

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    I must admit … there is a certain part of me who hopes this campaign will go viral …

    O’Donnell certainly made an impression

    But there is hope … Even Christine O’Donnell came to an opinion about Trump.

  3. kwtree says:

    Cory Gardner ought to give Lauren some glibberish lessons. 
    “If this* is real, then it could be really great for our country.”

    vs.

    ”Look, I’m not going to comment on something the liberal media thought up. I’m focused on keeping Colorado safe and our economy healthy.” (Big grin). 
     

    * this being a child sex trafficking ring at the highest levels of governance, an assassination plot, and a massive cover up. Yeah, really great for the country. 

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Yeah, sure, . . .

    . . . I’ll believe it just as soon as she produces her original, state issued, long form Not-A-QAnon certificate

  5. MADCO says:

    No need to add any

    Hole is discovered.

    Focus on the hole.

    Someone is digging …. what is in that hole?
    etc

    I had wicca friends backc when I'mnotawitch, I'm you was a thing

    They had great fun figuring out if she weighed as much as a duck and she floated, well, the conclusion was obvious. I stuck with having been turned into a newt.

  6. davebarnes says:

    It is Dickwad Hams. I fail to understand why you keep misspelling it.

  7. MichaelBowman says:

    I'm anxiously awaiting her endorsement from Craig Sawyer.  This, from a rag named News Punch and promoted via InfoWars has to be legit,  amirite Moddy? (or did you miss a spot in the corner while you were cleaning House?)

    Speaking with Infowars‘ Michael Zimmerman at the NRA’s annual convention, Sawyer says that intelligence insiders have confirmed that Trump’s vow to take down the elite pedophile ring in Washington DC is already being fulfilled.

    According to Sawyer, his independent research has led him to discover that high-level government officials routinely torture and kill young children during satanic rituals. He says that despite a concerted effort by social media and the mainstream to suppress this information, they cannot escape the avalanche of truth being released by the independent media.

     

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