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.”
Yes, there’s a lot of pressure involved in bankrupting the country, raising taxes, being incompetent and grabbing it by the scruff of the neck and dragging it into a progressive utopian nightmare.
It’s kind of like ducking mortar attacks, snipers in Afghanistan and IEDs. Can’t you see the similarities?
The Carly Fiorina campaign responds:
“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.”
Yes, I understand that Fiorina is not the ideal conservative candidate, and yes I know she’s running an underwhelming campaign, but seriously, Boxer needs to be shown the door and quick.
The people of California need a navel-gazing moment and muster enough willpower to put Boxer out of her political misery once and for all. If they can’t do that, then the people there just get what they deserve from their elected officials.