THURSDAY UPDATE: Rep. Lauren Boebert, once again trying not to be outdone:
Biden has deployed his Needle Nazis to Mesa County.
The people of my district are more than smart enough to make their own decisions about the experimental vaccine and don’t need coercion by federal agents.
Did I wake up in Communist China? pic.twitter.com/gKXzogwM2C
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 8, 2021
“Needle Nazis.” And with that, Boebert’s back in the race!
To the bottom.
Two Tweets exactly six minutes apart show the eerie like-mindedness of what we’ve taken to calling the “Q-Some Twosome,” Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who have either mind-melded into a single entity or are reading from the same set of tragically unhelpful talking points in increasingly outright opposition to holdouts getting vaccinated against COVID-19:
The government now wants to go door-to-door to convince you to get an “optional” vaccine.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 6, 2021
Six minutes later:
Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people.
People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations.
You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment. https://t.co/S8qlstuSqL
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 6, 2021
Once again, MTG takes it to the next level by invoking actual “brown shirts” (for the kids, that means Nazis) going door to door instead of just, you know, “the government.” We’ve said it before: every time Boebert jumps out in front of the crazy train, MTG or another more press-savvy member of the hard-right “America First” freakshow is ready to go with an outrage that makes whatever Boebert said look tame by comparison. Perhaps realizing this, Boebert fired off another scrappy one-liner this morning to get back into contention:
COVID-19 mutated into Communism a long time ago.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 7, 2021
It’s a race to the bottom, folks, but from what we’ve seen in these first six months of Boebert in Congress, she just doesn’t have the charisma to keep up with her more bombastic peers competing for the far right end of the spotlight. This is significant with respect to 2022 since in most cases, under the current maps MTG and the other “America Firsters” reside in much less competitive districts than Colorado’s CD-3 where Boebert won by about six points. Boebert constantly playing second fiddle while her putative allies like MTG rake in the attention and campaign cash is an increasingly serious problem for her, and her margin of safety is much smaller.
Perhaps Boebert and MTG can talk this over on MTG’s next trip to the Holocaust Museum.