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marmar

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Thu Dec 28, 2023, 10:10 AM Dec 2023

GOP Losers of 2023: Lauren Boebert


GOP Biggest Losers of 2023: Lauren "Short of My Values" Boebert
After the Colorado Republican's mishap at "Beetlejuice: The Musical," she ends the year with a panicked surprise

By AMANDA MARCOTTE
Senior Writer
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 28, 2023 6:00AM (EST)


(Salon) Being a lady MAGA celebrity is harder than it looks. A woman who sets out to find fame and fortune by pandering to the worst men in America will soon discover that misogynists hold contradictory expectations that are impossible to square. You're expected to extol chastity and "purity," but you're also expected to gratify the male gaze. Worse, you're performing for men who have no taste for subtlety in their sexual displays so you're stuck in the Fox News vision of femininity, which has spread into social media and now even into Congress: blown-out hair, short skirts, massive push-up bras (or breast implants), all surrounding the pouty lips of a woman tsking about how only bad girls need abortions. If people can't tell whether she's headed to church or a porn shoot, the MAGA gal knows she's nailed the look.

For a brief moment in time, it did seem Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., knew how to walk that tightrope between serving a cheesecake aesthetic and preaching about how easy it is to give up birth control. Right up until she went for the junk grab on her date in full view of her fellow audience members at a showing of "Beetlejuice: The Musical" in September. The fellow in question, a Colorado bar owner, returned the favor by jiggling her boobs in a way that made clear what was going on, even in the grainy security video footage.

I would say "who among us," but, of course, most of us take that behavior inside after high school, whereas, at 37 years old, Boebert is a grandmother. She has even used her family's history of teenage parenthood as "proof" that real Americans don't need all that sex-ed and birth control the heathens use. Alas, her fervor for procreation was called into question by the acts captured during a live performance of "Beetlejuice." She and her buddy crossed a public decency line but fell short of baby-making behavior. Though who knows where it was headed if the couple hadn't been thrown out as an irate Boebert yelled "Do you know who I am"-style threats at theater security.

....(snip)....

Liberals, of course, do not accept this "apology," as Boebert refuses to offer grace to others, even as she demands it for herself. This is a woman who gave a speech declaring that "women with women, men with men" are "all lust no love," and called on the U.S. to put "God back at the center of our country," an unsubtle call to criminalize private same-sex relations. She's voted against the right to birth control, denounces sex education, and wants to ban abortion. She wants forgiveness for her very public sexual behavior while calling for others to be punished for what they do in the privacy of their own homes. ..............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2023/12/28/biggest-losers-of-2023-lauren-i-simply-fell-short-of-my-values-boebert/




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GOP Losers of 2023: Lauren Boebert (Original Post) marmar Dec 2023 OP
"If people can't tell whether she's headed to church or a porn shoot, the MAGA gal knows she's nailed the look." tanyev Dec 2023 #1
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1. "If people can't tell whether she's headed to church or a porn shoot, the MAGA gal knows she's nailed the look."
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