A Tweet this morning from Republican CD-3 nominee Lauren Boebert is freshly baking noodles:
I’m living the American dream. I came up from welfare, standing in line waiting for government cheese, to now running for Congress.
Let’s keep radical socialists out of government so that people can be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty, rather than wait on government!
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) September 16, 2020
This is Boebert explaining to the world that she received some manner of public assistance when she was a child, “standing in line for government cheese” as she colloquially puts it, “to now running for Congress”–the “American dream!” And by voting for Boebert, you can help make sure nobody has to stand in line for “government cheese” like Lauren Boebert did.
There are…all kinds of problems with this, of course. If Lauren Boebert’s family needed “government cheese” when she was a child, and got it, that would seem to indicate something good happened involving the government–which if you haven’t heard is very much off Boebert’s message. And since “running for Congress” is competing for a taxpayer-funded job, couldn’t one argue that Boebert is still waiting in line for her “government cheese?”
This is why, before you begin to say a thing, you want to know what the point at the end is going to be.