Being shot at by Taliban forces or having to constantly watch every move you make for IEDs is horrible pressure, and according to Barbara Boxer its the same kind of pressure one has to deal with as a member of congress. Yes, Ms “Call Me Senator” has struck again.
At a campaign event over the weekend in Inglewood, California, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer seemingly equated being a politician to serving in the military –- and an Iraq War veteran supporting Boxer’s November opponent is calling on her to apologize.
“We know that if you have veterans in one place where they can befriend each other and talk to each other. You know when you’ve gone through similar things you need to share it. I don’t care whether you are a policeman or a fireman or a veteran or by chance a member of Congress,” the California senator said. “[Democratic Rep.] Maxine [Waters] and I could look at each other and roll our eyes. We know what we are up against. And it is hard for people who are not there to understand the pressure and the great things that go along with it and the tough things that go along with it.”
“Barbara Boxer’s disrespectful comments underscore just how out of touch she has become after her 28 years in Washington,“ Veterans for Carly Coalition Co-Chairman Lt. Commander Paul Chabot said in a press release, in response to Boxer’s comments. “Equating the experiences of members of Congress with those of brave soldiers who have fought to defend our country is just the latest example in a failed career marked by disrespect for our men and women in uniform.”
Chabot added, “Barbara Boxer owes an immediate apology to all members of America’s armed forces.”
Boxer has a bit of a history of being arrogant to the military. Remember what happened last year when an Army brigadier general referred to her by the military term of respect for a female, “ma’am” during a committee hearing?
“You know, do me a favor,” a visibly annoyed Boxer told the general testifying before her committee. “Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am’? It’s just a thing. I worked hard to get that title, so I’d appreciate it.”
Boxer was also one of the 25 Senators to vote against condemning Moveon.org’s infamous 2007 attacking Gen. David Petraeus, with the headline that read “General Betray Us.”
Allow me to suggest that we cannot really blame Boxer, after all by most insider accounts, she does not have the intelligence to be a Senator, or to speak in public.