Is Barbara Boxer Maladjusted, Antisocial, or just Darn mean?

We’ll call the affliction “MAD” for short

Okay, we got our jollies when the Nobel Prize Committee deigned to give this year’s Nobel Peace (Appease) Prize to “Hope and Change™”, because let’s face it, it was absurd.

Michael Steele, the RNC Chairman, put it this way;

“”The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’ It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.”

Indeed, there were quite a few who more probably made actual sacrifices that could’ve gotten the award and were ignored; on this I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Steele.

Barbara Boxer, however, decided that to suggest anyone other than “The One” should receive recognition must be the Taliban personified in America;

A tune from the DNC songbook sung by the left’s nastiest senator, capped by a trill of irony when she wonders why people have to spoil the day by being mean. I’m reasonably sure that Steele’s knock on The One’s record wasn’t a veiled call for him to hand over Afghanistan and Israel to jihadist nutbags, so there’s a pretty sharp distinction with the Taliban and Hamas right there. But never mind that. Can we use this as a “teachable moment,” maybe, to settle two political matters that are hazy right now? One: Is the Taliban an enemy or not? Boxer seems to think yes, which is fine by me, but that’s very much not a melody from her party’s songbook. And two: Is it okay or isn’t it to compare the other party to terrorists? I’m fine with it — after hearing Olbermann liken the GOP to jihadis umpteen thousand times, it’s water off the back by now — but there are few things the left seems to enjoy than a good fake-outrage conniption whenever some Republican pol (or center-leftist!) breathes the words “Al Qaeda” and “Democrats” in the same sentence. Street fight, or being overcome by the vapors? Just pick one already.

Again, she who thinks the rhetoric in American politics is becoming “unnecessarily mean”, unless it’s a Democrat spewing the rhetoric blows the needle off the Irony Meter.

But Babs has a history, doesn’t she? She demands respect not earned in showing disrespect to a Brigadier General who has earned it.

She showed disrespect to the black CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce in suggesting all their hard work and research on what affect Climate Change™ would have on jobs could be summarily dismissed by waving the mere opinion of “another black group” in the air.

Mr. Alford, as you remember, went round and round with Senator Barbara Boxer* over some racial attitudes that the latter has yesterday; he expanded on this a bit more. Highlights from the interview:

  • He and the NBCC are not shills for Republicans.  In fact, they’re going to be on the other side on the health care issue.  Mr. Alford himself is an independent.
  • This level of racially-motivated condescension is all the more outrageous because he’s never been treated like this before, in over a decade of testimony.
  • Mr. Alford’s – fully justified – outrage seems based on the fact that he was there to testify as a representative of a Black business organization, and Senator Boxer kept treating him as a Black representative of a Black (business) organization.  Who was Black.  Like all these other Black people who agree with Senator Boxer, so their Black opinions were just as relevant as Harry (Black) Alford’s.**
  • So if you’re going to dispute a report being used by the NBCC, and you simply must get your own Black people to back you up, they’d appreciate it if you went and got ones who can at least address the issue from an informed state.
  • And, oh yes: Boxer and staff ran away surprisingly quickly after the hearing.

She also attacked the black, female Secretary of State of the United States of America, for basically not having children.

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, an appalling scold from California, wasted no time yesterday in dragging the debate over Iraq about as low as it can go – attacking Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for being a childless woman.
Boxer was wholly in character for her party – New York’s own two Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, were predictably opportunistic – but the Golden State lawmaker earned special attention for the tasteless jibes she aimed at Rice.
Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush’s tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer.
“Who pays the price? I’m not going to pay a personal price,” Boxer said. “My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young.”
Then, to Rice: “You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family.”
Simply breathtaking.

Breathtaking isn’t even the word, Barbara Boxer needs to be replaced, badly.

Chuck DeVore is the one real conservative in the running from the GOP side to date. His campaign released a video here which ties the whole thing together, also recently posted a diary along these lines. You should take a look.