Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert (R-ifle) debuted her new column at far-right infotainment site The Blaze today, and as you could have predicted it’s more red meat than she could ever dream of shoveling to her supporters in 280-character increments on Twitter. But one particular line in Boebert’s high-dudgeon low-syllable column titled “If I were a Democrat” has prompted some amount of bemused discussion:
If I were a Democrat, I’d flood the voter pool. I’d require all states to allow same-day voter registration. I’d mandate states automatically register felons, illegal aliens, and 16-year-olds to vote, and I’d require prisons, welfare offices, and ICE to provide their voter registration information.
I’d also use taxpayer dollars to establish aggressive voter recruitment programs at leftist training camps — otherwise known as colleges and universities.
It’s a mess of factually unhinged prattle that should make even Glenn Beck blush, but it’s particularly interesting to see Boebert slamming colleges and universities indiscriminately as “leftist training camps.” Even in a hinterland district like Colorado’s CD-3, think of all the institutions Boebert is charged with representing she just disparaged:
Adams State University
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Fort Lewis College
Pueblo Community College
Western Colorado University
Colorado Mesa University in particular is notable since it’s currently run by President Tim Foster, who is retiring later this year and may be considering a primary challenge against Boebert. But seriously, folks–is there anyone out there who really thinks Rangely or Alamosa are home to “leftist training camps?” Granted, the jury is still out about those hippies in Gunnison, and a century ago she may have had a point about Pueblo.
We’re joking, of course. We only wish Lauren Boebert was joking too.