Boebert's Rant Against Paying Off Student Loans For 'Lesbian Dance Theory' Degrees Backfires Big Time
Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert was criticized after she claimed student loan forgiveness is giving an unfair leg up to people who took out loans for "lesbian dance theory" degrees.
It was a new twist on the tired trope students are wasting time going to college to study "underwater basket weaving." Boebert was met with as much enthusiasm as one would expect for a woman who has consistently attacked efforts to help the working class.
In rambling remarks, Boebert managed to accuse President Joe Biden of inflaming tensions at the nation's southern border while "robbing hardworking Americans" to pay for what she alleges are worthless college degrees.
You can hear what Boebert said in the video below.
\u201cLauren Boebert: \u201cJoe Biden is robbing hard working Americans to pay for Karen\u2019s daughter\u2019s degree in lesbian dance theory.\u201d\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1661641355
“How the heck can Joe Biden call America First conservatives a threat to democracy with a straight face and a dry diaper?”
“He’s the one who has allowed millions to invade our southern border. He’s the one who is robbing hardworking Americans to pay for Karen’s daughter’s degree in lesbian dance theory.”
Boebert has never been to college.
She dropped out of high school during her senior year when she had a baby in 2004. She reportedly earned a GED certificate in 2020, a month before her first election primary. She has said she wanted to prioritize raising her family over going to high school.
\u201cYour husband was arrested for showing his penis to children at a bowling alley and you were arrested for drunken disorderly conduct. I\u2019d sit this one out.\u201d— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) 1661720576
Boebert also named eliminating critical race theory from primary schools as one of her top legislative priorities, even though it is not now nor has it ever been taught in elementary, middle or high schools or even most colleges.
CRT is a graduate level analysis of systems and institutions which quantifies areas of disparity in treatment and outcomes and looks for patterns. The fact those patterns in the United States are often linked to race is not the goal of the analysis, but rather the product.
Boebert was almost immediately criticized for her latest attacks on education.
\u201cLauren Boebert is the prime example of what happens in a country when it values guns over education.\u201d— \ud83d\ude31 Scary Larry \ud83d\ude31 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\u270a\ud83c\udffb\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\uddfd (@\ud83d\ude31 Scary Larry \ud83d\ude31 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\u270a\ud83c\udffb\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83d\uddfd) 1661708642
\u201cFunnily enough, I have been a lesbian my entire life and had no idea we had a dance theory or that you could major in that in college. So I'm pretty sure Lauren Boebert just took this out of the GOP playbook which is to run the midterms on anti-LGBTQ dog whistling.\u201d— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth) 1661678315
\u201cSeriously Colorado?? This fool is a stain on your fine State\u270c\ud83c\udffc\u201d— Colleen \u2728\ud83d\ude40 \u2728 (@Colleen \u2728\ud83d\ude40 \u2728) 1661711511
\u201cI would be proud of having a daughter graduated in lesbian dance theory, and Lauren Boebert is just an homophobic bigot who failed to pass her GED three times. It is what it is\ud83e\udd37\u200d\u2640\ufe0f\ud83d\udc47\ud83d\udc47\ud83d\udc47\u201d— rominaricci (@rominaricci) 1661668834
\u201cWhen you get confused mid-sentence and start talking about Suspiria.\u201d— Louis Peitzman (@Louis Peitzman) 1661692559
\u201cThe lady who failed the GED 3 times, makes it very apparent she failed the GED 3 times.\u201d— Jesus Freakin Congress (@Jesus Freakin Congress) 1661694320
\u201cNow we have a racist, high school dropout, spouse of a pedophile, making this about her homophobia. Sorry for the Sunday morning headache the sound of her voice may cause. Just thought the good people of CO needed to know.\u201d— \ud83c\udf37Annie C\ud83c\udf37 (@\ud83c\udf37Annie C\ud83c\udf37) 1661696359
\u201cActually not that surprising that Lauren Boebert is super saucy at people who have, unlike her, an education\n\nBy the same token I\u2019m sure she hates those of us who don\u2019t have, like her, a criminal record\u201d— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1661697524
\u201cThis woman\u2019s salary as a member of the US Congress is $174.000. I would much prefer my tax dollars forgive $10,000 of college loan debt for 17 degrees in \u201clesbian dance theory\u201d. That sounds like a great investment in not only diversity, but also in the arts.\u201d— Elle Chestnut \ud83d\ude0e (@Elle Chestnut \ud83d\ude0e) 1661653761
Boebert joined a chorus of Republicans who have also criticized student loan forgiveness for individuals making less than $125,000, with the majority going to those making less than $75,000 annually.
She made her remarks during an appearance on Fox News personality Sean Hannity's show. Hannity himself disparaged the Biden administration's proposal because his staffers might benefit.
Hannity claimed student loan forgiveness would teach young people "working your way through school" is a bad thing.
Hannity is "the highest-paid star on Fox" according to Forbes which notes he is "banking $25 million each year from the network."