Lost in the holiday week’s news but worth a mention lest it disappear down the memory hole–a week ago Friday, just after accepting Adam Frisch’s concession in this year’s heartbreakingly close CD-3 race, soon-to-be sophomore Ultra-MAGA trainwreck Rep. Lauren Boebert was asked about her support for ex-President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign announced just a few days before. Newsweek’s Andrew Stanton took notice of Boebert’s cagey answer:
Boebert was asked about whether she would endorse Trump during an interview with Denver news station KCNC-TV on Friday. While she maintained she is a “huge supporter” of the former president, she avoided saying she would back his presidential bid.
“He is an amazing friend, and certainly an inspiration. I love his policies. America was stronger than ever under his policies. We had peace through strength, and he was certainly motivation for me to stand up for what I know is right,” Boebert said. “I certainly would not turn my back on President Trump. I am a huge supporter of his.”
But then, after a deep breath and a big smile that suggests Boebert knows she’s taking a big risk:
“I love Governor Ron DeSantis. He is America’s governor, and he has the same policies,” she said, adding that 2024 remains “in the far future.” [Pols emphasis]
Record scratch moment. Trump announced his re-election campaign on November 15th, and it’s safe to say that Trump does not consider the 2024 election season to be “in the far future.” Lines are being drawn right now, and Trump is counting on his cadre of Ultra-MAGA Republicans to remain loyal. A number, including Boebert’s competitor for the far-right spotlight Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, have formally endorsed Trump’s 2024 bid.
A Boebert spokesperson told Newsweek in a statement that “the Congresswoman supports President Trump 100%.”
Unfortunately for Boebert, there’s no way that Trump will interpret Boebert’s “love” for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who has “the same policies” as Trump to be “100% support” for Trump. Readers will recall that defeated GOP Senate candidate Joe O’Dea’s dissing of Trump took many months to arrive on Trump’s radar, coinciding with O’Dea dissing Trump on CNN in mid-October— either while Trump himself was watching, or someone close enough to alert Trump was.
For a candidate who had no idea how vulnerable she was until almost losing a safe Republican seat, Boebert is taking an awful risk by hedging her bet on the 2024 nominee against the man Boebert owes her own position to more than perhaps anyone except Scott Tipton. Although Trump’s campaign launch was greeted with the same disdain as establishment Republicans had in 2015 when Trump descended the golden escalator, Trump remains the leading contender for the 2024 nomination.
And like Joe O’Dea found out the hard way, Trump’s wrath remains a dangerous thing.
DeSantis is worse than Trump. He must be stopped.
I think the orange insurrectinist will pummel the other Florida Man; that the ungrateful upstart is peaking too soon, and TFG is in early with a need to smash things. So Ron may be doing us a favor, since if they come at him one at a time some one might arrive late enough to actually take him out in the nominating contest. But if its a zoo of wannabes more or less at once, Dear Leader is more likely to skate through on the plurality. IMO.
Two scorpions in a bottle.
Back in April, Desantis vetoed a bad renewable energy bill, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, that would have hamstrung roof-top solar.
That's surprising. I wonder what he was thinking. I bet the O&G folks were mad.
I'd have to go back and check out the link. But it was a local utility wanting to limit rooftop solar. Which is funny because one large utility down there has been big on wind power.
WaPost had a mid-November article puffing DeSantis for conservatives, moderates and liberals — and the libs paragraphs pointed to his support for expanding ocean clean-up by something like $1.5 billion. And he's not NEARLY as anti-abortion as many would like — women in Florida can still access abortion up to 14 weeks, and even later with medical reasons.
If it were just a Trump-DeSantis primary, I think it could be a fight. But it will be Trump-DeSantis-and a full clown car of others, getting out on both the right and left side doors. This week's flavor — Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Coming soon to Iowa, New Hampshire, and every other platform they can find: Pence, Pompeo, Haley, Cruz, Cheney, Rick Scott, Tim Scott, Sununu, and probably some others.
Deja Vu ….. all over again
It will be the 2016 primary race all over again with Trump getting his 35-40% of the vote – and all of the delegates under winner-take-all rules while the other 10 or 12 candidates split the rest.
Stumbled across this recently…Bless her heart…if only #WhiteProsperityJesus had been packing heat!! We could have skipped the Gospel entirely and traded it for Hunger Games (with #PewPew playing the role of Effie Trinket).
Yeah that's the myth. Sadly true believers of TEAM AMERICA christ USA are just Specialist Timothy McVeigh without his combat record but cowards for christ. He sincerely was nuts. They are posers with weapons strapped to their thighs.
Remember Fat Donnie's spiritual advisor Paula White, the loon that was dispatching angels from South Africa to help Ttumpy win re-election? I'm so sick of these #PosersForChrist
Mike Lindell just announced he is running against Ronna Romney McDaniel for chair of the Republican Party – and SFB has already endorsed him.
Orville Redenbacher is the luckiest guy on the planet right now.
something for brains
Which for brains?
lol Pillow Cuck. It's God's will, he sez. But hey, I suppose that once you open your mind to the notion that the war deity of a small band of ancient Middle Eastern hillbillies created the universe 6,000 years ago, you can make yourself believe just amount anything.
QBoebert will fade…soon…she doesn't have the true depth of twisted presence of Gym Jordan or Mar Tay Greene. Ted Cruz and the Mercers made QBoebert into a flash-in-the-pan, and Trump liked her boobies. Emphasis on "liked".