MAGA Republicans have been having trouble with math lately. First Marjorie Taylor Greene fumbled with math while claiming lockdowns eroded students’ brains. Now Lauren Boebert is trying to gin up outrage over foreign spending…while snubbing two of the country’s states.
In a post likely about U.S. support to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Colorado representative shared a meme that she thought “best” explained her position. It was a map of the Western hemisphere portion of the planet, showing only the continental United States. No Canada. No Central America. No South America. Also AWOL: Alaska and Hawaii, which happen to be part of the U.S.
“Map showing the only place my taxes should go,” read the meme.
Boebert’s home is only three states away from the Pacific Ocean, so she should be well aware there’s a whole archipelago about 2,000 miles from the mainland. And Alaska isn’t that far northwest of her! Perhaps, much like Herschel Walker, she’s not sure how many states are in the country in which she holds a federal job.
As expected, a notorious elected lawmaker who makes a big hay out of being ra-ra America forgetting about two American states earned quite a lot of social media mockery.
BREAKING: The Ultra MAGA Lauren Boebert is either:
A) Incredibly ignorant and doesn’t realize that Alaska and Hawaii are a part of the United States of America.
B) Is against the US Constitution and the idea of “no taxation without representation”.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) March 2, 2023
It wasn’t that Boebert doesn’t know Alaska and Hawaii are part of the US.
It’s that the far right already plans to give Alaska and Hawaii to Russia. ? pic.twitter.com/oMavRZtd83
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) March 2, 2023
But hey, at least, unlike her bud Matt Gaetz, she didn’t get humiliated by a Pentagon official on live TV. And Greene, Boebert’s staffers don’t childishly cuss out fact checkers when they proved them wrong. Far as we know.