A wise man once said:
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
Completely unrelated, Republican member of the House of Representatives, Lauren Boebert of Colorado addressed a trending hashtag. This tends to be popular on Twitter whenever Boebert does something, well, a little dumb.
It seems the hashtag "#LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb" has really gotten to the representative.
And she just had to make a video talking about how it totally doesn't upset her.
In her video, Bobert claims:
"The liberal hacks are at it again with their phony #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb hashtag. Dumb? Really? I'm not the one trying to pass the largest tax increase in our nation's history."
The tax increase proposals by the administration of President Joe Biden are not the largest tax increase in our nation's history. When compared to national GDP, it would be the fifth-largest increase since the 1940s.
Boebert complains about government spending, and ends with her saying:
"I'm not going to bother entertaining the haters who put this kind of stuff out."
Reminder that she said this in a video addressing the "haters".
Boebert has never really gotten the hang of online backlash. Previous attempts to defend her intelligence have gone about as well as expected.
She tried to insist that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki should take a cognitive test after Psaki said she had trouble keeping up with President Biden. However, Psaki was talking about Biden's physical health, not his mental faculties.
It really feels like Boebert might be better off keeping her own mouth shut.
The hashtag came back pretty quickly when Boebert tried to make another political point.
Norway had a mass shooting with a man using a bow and arrow. Five people lost their lives in this tragic incident. Rather than mourn the loss of life, Boebert tried to claim this is proof that gun control doesn't work, since the shooter didn't use a gun for this act of terror.
However, people were quick to point out that this is a stretch when compared to the USA's number of mass shootings, and deaths incurred. During the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, Stephen Paddock killed 60 people and wounded over 800 more with legally purchased firearms, compared to the five who died and three who were wounded in the Norway attack.
So the comparison doesn't really hold up.
Boebert is sure to cause or say something that will lead to the hashtag making a resurgence. It seems like she can't go very long without saying some kind of outlandish claim with no evidence.