As we noted last week, Republican State Sen. Don Coram of Montrose has officially filed to run for Congress in a GOP Primary against incumbent Congressperson Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert (R-ifle) in Colorado’s third congressional district.
It’s too early to tell if Coram, a self-described “moderate” Republican, can put together the kind of campaign operation necessary to knock off Boebert, whose gun-toting, anti-everything persona has come to define the Republican Party in Colorado. But it’s also clear that Boebert is going to need to get a little more creative with her attacks than just rolling out the same old tired lines she uses against Democrats.
Coram’s response to Boebert’s initial barbs is absolutely pitch-perfect for an electorate that may be seeking a little more substance from its representative in Congress:
Rep. Lauren Boebert called the 73-year-old Montrose native with a background in farming and mining a “super-woke social liberal.”
His response: “I have no idea what that means.”https://t.co/mOcg7bpED3
— The Colorado Sun (@ColoradoSun) January 10, 2022
Boebert is clearly counting on being able to shoo Coram aside with whatever talking point she hears on right-wing outlets such as Fox News or OANN, but Coram’s “aw-shucks” response takes much of the venom out of those attacks. It won’t be enough to defeat Boebert on its own, but it’s a good start.
I'm gonna send Coram some money. This is going to be a hell of a primary race.
Coram seems like a reasonable person, but let’s be honest: QBert is going to crush him because she is what Republicans want. She is what they all have become.
Here's a suggestion:
CD 3 Dems change their party affiliation to unaffiliated, vote in the GOP primary for Coram, change back to Dem or Unaff after the primary, and vote for the Dem nominee in November.
That way, they get the chance to vote against Q-bert twice if she should survive the primary.
It's about the only way CD-3 ever sees rational representation.
Coincidentally? . . .
. . . neither does she.
$200 Alex for 'What did she mean?"
Is Fluffy moonlighting as her Director of Tweets?
I hope Coram invests some time and money in developing responses to the likely babble of Boebert.
“I have no idea what that means” isn't bad … but it doesn't fully flip attention to point out he will be focused on being a public servant and NOT trying to come up with some sort of zinger phrase to tweet.
Is Perlmutter going to run for guv?
I'd be surprised if Ed wanted to pick a fight with his former delegation mate.
Yeah, right. It will be awhile, won't it?
It is Polis' office until he's termed out, oui?
"Woke" is a little like "judicial activism," which had an actual meaning at one time but long ago devolved into wingnutspeak for "I am a wingnut and I really, really dislike that ruling." The difference is that it's doubtful "woke" ever meant anything in this context other than "I am a wingnut and I really, really dislike that motherfucker."
From what I understand it was activist joking that people had just “woken” up despite them screaming about police abuse of power for years.
This Rip Van Winkle interpretation was abandoned by use of the right wing to say “woke” as why they are offended and acting like a crybaby.
New packaging for a toy – woke
New superhero movie – woke
Baseball/Football/Olympics – woke
Workplace training – woke
Menu options – woke
There isn’t anything that can’t be labeled woke to make being a crybaby seem ok in their mind. See also Moral Panic.