Since taking office in January, one of controversial far-right Republican Representative Lauren Boebert's chief strategies has been to position American conservatives as hapless victims of evil liberals in every political argument that arises.
But her most recent attempt at conservative victimhood blew up in her face spectacularly, as Boebert tried to claim, without irony, that the right has been drawn into the "culture wars" against its will.
Boebert made the ludicrous claims in a tweet, seen below, about the right's current favorite obsession and buzz-phrase, Critical Race Theory.
In her tweet, Boebert claimed "conservative refused to fight the so-called culture wars," an assertion ludicrous on its face. The modern conservative movement was born in the 1970s "culture wars" that were the backlash response to the Civil Rights, LGBTQ rights, and abortion rights movements of the 60s and 70s.
Those conservative "culture wars" have since come to encompass everything from same-sex marriage to the supposed erasure of Christianity by the phrase "Happy Holidays."
But Boebert's tweet went even further into ridiculousness, claiming that conservatives' non-existent eschewing of the culture wars has resulted in Critical Race Theory taking over the "mainstream" of the country, a thing which has not happened.
And even if it had, Critical Race Theory is not what Conservatives routinely claim it to be: a movement based in the idea that all White people are inherently racist and that advocates for replacing White supremacy with Black supremacy.
None of that is true. Rather, Critical Race Theory posits that American racism is not just a by-product of people's bigotry, but most importantly a social construct embedded in societal and governmental structures that are in turn enforced by the legal system.
It is not new, either: the theory has existed in academic circles for more than 40 years.
Put it all that together, and you have one heck of a ridiculous tweet from Boebert, and the internet came in fiery hot with a fact-check on both points.
Here's hoping Boebert one day learns at the very least the history of her own political party.