In the daily firehose of offense that is Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Twitter feed, from which we drink only when absolutely necessary so as to balance our duty to report with an obligation to not participate in a feedback loop of rewarding bad behavior with attention, comes a missive this morning equal parts ridiculous and chilling:
Anthony Fauci, whom I refuse to refer to as “doctor”, betrayed America to help Democrats get Trump out of office.
For that crime alone, no penalty is stiff enough.#FireFauci
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 3, 2021
The first issue of course is that Rep. Boebert refuses to refer to Dr. Anthony Fauci as “a doctor,” as if Boebert is a superior authority to Cornell Medical School, which awarded Fauci his M.D. almost two decades before Lauren Boebert was born. This is yet another situation where Boebert’s critics have to consciously pull back from the indignation caused by Boebert’s extreme impertinence, which is only possible as the result of Boebert’s (there’s no nice way to say this) exceptional ignorance. Getting specific on this point is considered “elitist” bad form, a perception Boebert’s defenders have worked hard to reinforce.
But then Boebert’s defenders need to reckon with Boebert’s next assertion that “no penalty is stiff enough” for Dr. Fauci for having “betrayed America.” As you may know, treason is historically always been punishable by death. Therefore if Boebert is saying “no penalty is stiff enough” for Fauci having “betrayed America,” we’re pretty sure we can logically conclude that Rep. Lauren Boebert just called for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be executed.
With that we are definitely no longer concerned with Boebert’s ridiculous impudence.
Lauren Boebert just became dangerous. Again.
If you’re a Republican in Colorado, anywhere in Colorado–how can you ignore this?