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January 14, 2022 9:51 am MST

Fear Sweat: Boebert Goes Hard Negative Against Coram

  • by: Colorado Pols

After state Sen. Don Coram formally entered the Republican CD-3 primary to challenge compounding calamity freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert, the congresswoman from Altamont Springs, Florida via Rifle volleyed back with a trademark broadside of adjective-laden vitriol, denouncing Coram as a “super-woke social liberal”–to which Coram disarmingly responded, “I have no idea what that means.”

Boebert’s rhetoric is always dialed up to 11, so distinguishing between the usual bluster and a strategic interest on Boebert’s part isn’t easy. But yesterday, we got the first real sign of how Boebert intends to handle her first primary as an incumbent–and Boebert wants to make this primary all about Don Coram:

Rep. Lauren Q*Bert Boebert (R-ifle).

So, first of all, we had to do some searching to find a single reference in the Durango Herald in 2017 to a letter requesting an investigation of Sen. Coram over his support for pro-commercial hemp legislation. It doesn’t look like the matter went any further, because the legislation Coram supported didn’t single out Coram’s hemp business in any way.

Also, in case you’re one of the few people in Colorado who still doesn’t know this, hemp doesn’t get you high. The giggle-snorting about hemp in this ad is clearly meant to make the listener believe otherwise.

With that established, the hypocrisy of Rep. Boebert impugning Sen. Coram’s ethics over laws to benefit commercial hemp production, while Boebert herself sits on the House Natural Resources Committee and her husband is questionably paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per year by one of the Western Slope’s biggest fossil fuel drilling companies, is nothing short of head-exploding. Boebert’s brazen hypocrisy, so audacious that it momentarily stuns, is another signature tactic that we took note of before she had a primary opponent.

Boebert caught her 2020 Republican opponent Scott Tipton napping, but then underperformed in the general election versus Tipton’s easy 2018 victory. By going recklessly negative early against Don Coram, Boebert is signaling her own weakness.

You don’t do this unless you’re nervous.


20 thoughts on “Fear Sweat: Boebert Goes Hard Negative Against Coram

  1. You mean to tell me that after an entire year in Congress there’s still no one who’s paying her hubby to be a hemp consultant? . . .

    . . . How in the hell did Team Boebert miss that grift opportunity?

      1. Cue Steppenwolf's "The Pusher!" And I'd guess anyone who wants to push back on the ad could call it "anti-(pick one) rural economy, rural jobs, rural entrepreneurs, fairness for a legal rural crop, etc." Why is she perpetuating the War on Rural Colorado?

                1. …and they have a robust universal health care system that’s something of a hybrid between ObamaCare and the Canadian system. Private insurers with a public option for those who want it. 

  2. Who’s gonna tell GED Barbie that hemp oil was used in the Old Testament as one of the ingredients in Holy Anointing Oil??? Hell, it’s probably even a cure for what ails ya after you consume one of her pork sliders.

    Her idiot media consultant (moonlighting) Fluffy clearly has too much time on his hands.


    1. Shh. Don't tell her she's going ass-backwards. 

      I don't particularly care much about hemp. Legalization of actual pot is very, very popular with particular voting groups who don't tend to be politically active. In other words, it's a perfect wedge issue to use against Republican by turning out younger voters.

      In Texas, Beto is using legalization of pot as a signature issue. That and a couple other topics will help him: abortion rights, energy grid resiliance, and Obamacare $$$ from the US government. 

  3. I’ll bet she thinks that’s the worst thing she can say about Coram. She thinks she can sandbag him with one ad tying him to the Devil’s weed. She might want to (actually) talk to some of her constituents who are growing acres of the stuff as a cash crop and to enrich the soil.

  4. “It is impolitic. The fact well established in the system of agriculture is that the best hemp and the best tobacco grow on the same kind of soil. The former article is of first necessity to the commerce and marine, in other words to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful and sometimes pernicious, derives its estimation from caprice, and its value from the taxes to which it was formerly exposed. The preference to be given will result from a comparison of them: Hemp employs in its rudest state more labor than tobacco, but being a material for manufactures of various sorts, becomes afterwards the means of support to numbers of people, hence it is to be preferred in a populous country."
    — Thomas Jefferson, Farm Journal (16 March 1791)

  5. A significant portion of her CO-3 constituency voted FOR Amendment 64 including populous counties like Pueblo, La Plata and even her home county Garfield ( Hemp/Cannabis is a major industry in Pueblo and the San Luis Valley. 

    Boebert acts like she is only representing like the hardcore conservatives in Mesa County and that's it. But Pueblo County has more people and I'm willing to bet if they feel like one of their growing economic sectors is under attack, they will come out against Boebert. 

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