Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attempted to make a historical analogy on Saturday afternoon that led critics of the conservative lawmaker -- who seems to spend every waking hour on Twitter-- to inform her that she seems to have no idea what she is talking about.
At the same time that President Joe Biden was encouraging European leaders to take a tougher line with China, Boebert compared China to post-Weimar Germany in such a way that had many puzzled and even more thinking she was just stringing words together.
According to the Republican lawmaker: "China is looking an awful lot like 1930s Germany. The policy of appeasement didn't work then. It won't work now. History doesn't repeat itself, but it definitely rhymes."
Then came the responses.....
@laurenboebert Did you get your history degree at Trump University?— StarMztyk (@StarMztyk) 1623516809.0
@laurenboebert America looks a lot like 1930s Germany, Bobo. Thanks. https://t.co/SomyVaXuDx— Bruno (@Bruno) 1623516935.0
@laurenboebert What you know about 1930s Germany could fit on the head of a straight pin with room left over for angels to dance on— dreadknyght17013 🏴🇮🇪🇺🇸⚖️⚔️🌊🧒 (@dreadknyght17013 🏴🇮🇪🇺🇸⚖️⚔️🌊🧒) 1623522024.0
@laurenboebert I'm having a hard time finding a supportive reply to this gem of a Twitter post.— Nicholas Mitchell (@Nicholas Mitchell) 1623521662.0
@laurenboebert That moment when you're straining to have a lucid thought for the first time in your entire life, an… https://t.co/ET85dWUYnO— Ghost of MaverickCtzn Fully Vaccinated! (@Ghost of MaverickCtzn Fully Vaccinated!) 1623517556.0
@Murp1953Tim @laurenboebert You're asking a high school dropout to do research?— Patrick H (@Patrick H) 1623517630.0
@laurenboebert Qbert, this water is over your head & you can't swim. I doubt your GED prep class covered 1930's Wei… https://t.co/oaZG9umAV6— vacekra (@vacekra) 1623520364.0
@laurenboebert Just stop. Go watch cartoons.— Will Koenig #vaccinated (@Will Koenig #vaccinated) 1623517523.0
@laurenboebert When did you ever study 1930's Germany? You dropped out of high school at 15. Did someone tell you to post that?— therealjaymath (@therealjaymath) 1623521939.0
@laurenboebert Oh please enthrall us with you DEEP knowledge of the history and the rise and fall of Germany in the… https://t.co/OZyDfhIhZV— Christopher Martin (@Christopher Martin) 1623521941.0
@laurenboebert Just pretend for a second that this analysis makes sense (it doesn’t). What are you proposing? Another world war?— Chris Browning (@Chris Browning) 1623517078.0
@laurenboebert I feel dumber for even reading this tweet. I'm not quite sure I know what you mean and I'm not sure… https://t.co/fhkOj3NuOe— 〽eidas 〽ighty In The 〽itten 💯🏳️🌈#Pride🖤#BLM (@〽eidas 〽ighty In The 〽itten 💯🏳️🌈#Pride🖤#BLM) 1623522503.0