All you have to do is compare the follow count for politicians who lunatic post to those that just, you know, do the job, and you see the social media incentive structure to be be a full time troll.
Which leads to insane fundraising. Politics is basically in the place comedy was when Andrew Dice Clay was filling hockey arenas.
To that point, look at the follower counts here in January.
And compare to today.
I expected the huge jump in Boebert's followers, but the other three actually losing followers from their already anemic social media presence after they were sworn in was a bit of a surprise.
The lessons of what it takes to build a social media following and the cash bomb windfall that comes with it are not lost on the grifter curious.

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