Former three-time Major League Baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra is here for Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, if she needs it. The Republican congresswoman is locked in a tight race with Democrat Adam Frisch in Colorado’s 3rd District as the final 5 percent of the votes from Tuesday’s election are counted.
When it appeared that Boebert was losing early on, Dykstra prematurely called her loss and said he was “right here to talk” among other things.
“I am sorry about your loss in the election, @laurenboebert. Who knows what funny business was going on!? Anyhow, I know this must be a difficult time, and just keep in mind that you have someone right here to talk to (or whatever other kind of needs you may have right now). DM me?”
I am sorry about your loss in the election, @laurenboebert. Who knows what funny business was going on!?Anyhow, I know this must be a difficult time, and just keep in mind that you have someone right here to talk to (or whatever other kind of needs you may have right now). DM me?
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) November 9, 2022
Dykstra, nicknamed “Nails”, for his fearless play and hard-nosed demeanor is certainly the type of guy to shoot his shot in a public manner like this. So it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone.
At the time Dykstra sent his original tweet Boebert was down big and she’s pulled ahead slightly as of Thursday evening. People on Twitter are crediting Dykstra’s proposition as the reason for her resurgence.
HOLY SHIT!!! https://t.co/PgpoFZtH1z
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) November 10, 2022
Twitter, which at the rate it’s going won’t be here much longer, is a hellscape. There are pockets of harmless fun and good content, but when a figure like Dykstra takes a serious issue like a midterm election in a key state and uses it for his own gains, where are we as a society?
Boebert is a far-right MAGA extremist who is a threat to democracy. This faction of the Republican Party which includes Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have dangerous views about the rights of women, minorities that fly in the face of basic human decency.
On Jan. 6, 2021, an angry mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to seize and control the government after Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden. Boebert met with the organizing members of the Jan. 6 attack, according to rRolling Stone:
Along with Greene, the conspiratorial pro-Trump Republican from Georgia who took office earlier this year, the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
“We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back,” says the organizer.
The midterm elections were not the “red wave” many predicted. However many races, like Colorado’s, are too close to call and may end in a runoff.
“I think she’s given a lot of Republicans reason not to [vote Repbulican]. Pride, humility, civility. Her outrageous conduct everywhere—I think it’s embarrassed a lot of people,” Democratic strategist Michael Stratton, a native of Durango in Boebert’s district, told Time magazine.
Here’s hoping common sense prevails and the body politic sees past bad-faith actors like Boebert and opt for decency and civility.