Republicans must be exhausted. Every day they have to wake up, peel off their Donald Trump-themed comforters, roll out of bed and pretend to get angry about some new, utterly inane culture war issue. Having long ago abandoned any interest in improving the material conditions of everyday Americans, GOP politicians are forced to spend their days whining about the right-wing media’s latest manufactured outrage.
The holiday season has to be especially tiring for these lunatics because every year they have to dust off their talking points about the imaginary “War on Christmas” and screech about it till they’re red in the face.
This year, Rep. Lauren Boebert, noted Islamaphobe and gun freak, managed to find a somewhat fresh angle on her Christmas whining. She retweeted an image today of a Gingerbread cookie labeled “Gingerbread Person” and asked when the term “person” will become “offensive too.” It’s the usual conservative complaint about pronouns and gender identities but grafted onto an inanimate baked good.
Apparently, Republicans are now so desperate to gin up controversies that they’re complaining about the gender (or lack thereof) of cookies. This woman is an elected member of Congress. Instead of focusing on legislation or the ongoing pandemic, she’s spending her time on this idiotic rubbish. Who cares if it’s a “gingerbread man” or “gingerbread person?” Clearly, she thinks her constituents are absolute morons.
As one might expect, the Twitter responses to Boebert’s tweet were dripping with mockery.
How long until the term “person” becomes offensive too? https://t.co/x37XlXW8F7
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 16, 2021
How does this tweet improve the lives of your constituents? Got that zip code yet?
— Dawn (@dafw333) December 16, 2021
If you think that's offensive wait until you see the cost of insulin.
— Donald Valdez for Colorado (@DonaldValdezCO) December 16, 2021
When referring to you Lauren it already has pic.twitter.com/h8s366OfIh
— Paul Yonchek (@YonchekPaul) December 16, 2021
Clearly were not getting our $174,000 dollars worth from this one.
— T. witter's ucking me again. (@Blacksmitheart) December 16, 2021
Colorado's money hard at work here. Meanwhile, what about your constituents who had hurricane force winds this week?
— Craig Brockman (@csbrockman) December 16, 2021
I would eat that before getting poisoned by pork sliders at shitters in Rifle Colorado.
— Rev Buddy Greene (@Rev_BuddyGreene) December 16, 2021
How long until you actually do something?
— RCenio (@cenio_r) December 16, 2021
— Francisco Vives (T.A.F.K.A. Paco Luís ♏ontaña)⚛ (@Franks2ndlife) December 16, 2021
The things that people chose to be upset about https://t.co/jktte5V18p
— TJ (@TeeJ_Apple) December 16, 2021
Wow. Really reaching for something to create a crisis for? Performance Artist at her best.
— Raymond Mills (@Raymond41915819) December 16, 2021
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.