Nicolais: Lauren Boebert's Treatment of Ordinary Coloradans Is No Laughing Matter
Video of Congresswoman Lauren Boebert's disrespectful actions at a Denver show highlights her disregard for others, making her a target of mockery.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert's recent actions at a Denver show have revealed a concerning lack of regard for others. The incident, in which she was asked to leave during the second act of "Beetlejuice," has become a subject of mockery on the internet. While many have found humor in the situation, it is important to recognize the deeper implications of Boebert's behavior.
Boebert's treatment of those around her that night reflects a sense of entitlement and superiority. This is a troubling characteristic for anyone, but especially for a public servant. She showed no hesitation in vaping in her seat, disregarding the pregnant woman behind her who asked her to stop. Her curt response and visible disdain for the woman in the security footage are evidence of her lack of empathy.
Furthermore, Boebert's disruptive behavior, including whooping and hollering, filming, and using flash photography, not only disturbed fellow theatergoers but potentially distracted the cast as well. She seemed more concerned with capturing social media content than respecting the rules and the experience of others. Her refusal to heed warnings and requests from theater staff demonstrated a belief that she was immune to consequences.
When security finally escorted her out, Boebert unleashed a barrage of self-aggrandizing recriminations and threats. She falsely claimed to be on the board and threatened to call the mayor. Her condescending attitude towards ushers and security agents, who were simply doing their jobs, was deeply disrespectful. Even as she left, she used offensive sign language to communicate her disdain.
In the aftermath of the incident, Boebert's staff lied to the press and the public, attempting to downplay her actions. She only admitted to the photography, conveniently avoiding addressing her disrespectful treatment of others and her vaping. However, when additional video evidence emerged, her lie was quickly exposed.
Maya Angelou's words, "when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time," ring true in Boebert's case. Her behavior on the campaign trail and in Congress has consistently demonstrated a focus on self-promotion and a disregard for others. She has interrupted presidential addresses and skipped important votes, all while prioritizing her own political image.
It is clear that Boebert's concern lies solely with herself and her own political celebrity. She has shown no regard for the people who elected her or for anyone else in her state. Her actions at the Denver show are just one example of her self-aggrandizing and entitled behavior.
The voters in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District have the power to send a message next year. By rejecting Boebert's behavior and choosing a representative who truly cares about the well-being of their constituents, they can make a significant impact. It is crucial that we hold our elected officials accountable and demand better from those who are meant to serve us.