The fight over ObamaCare and the debt ceiling are over — for now — but one thing still bugs me. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) trivialized the plight of domestic abuse victims during a hissy fit on the Senate floor when she compared Congressional Republicans to domestic abusers. “When you start acting like you’re committing domestic abuse, you’ve got a problem,” Boxer said on the Senate floor Monday. “I love you dear, but I’m shutting down your entire government. I love you dear, but I’m going to default.”
So says a woman who loves the biggest act of domestic violence against women and children — abortion — and wants women to have the ability to kill the babies in their wombs during all nine months. She is adamantly opposed to a House-passed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, because after that time (and some say before), babies feel pain when being dismembered in the womb.
“This House Republican bill that passed yesterday is a frontal assault on women’s health,” Boxer said. “They’re back in full-force with an even more extreme anti-choice and anti-women agenda.” She seems to ignore the part about saving unborn babies from the assault of abortionists, but that’s probably just an oversight, right?
Gee, for a woman claiming to be so sensitive to the needs of abused women, you’d think she wouldn’t denigrate their suffering by making outrageous comparisons. But hey, drama is an integral part of political theater.
While Sen. Boxer seems to be an “expert” on accusing others of domestic abuse, she seems incapable of recognizing the vitriol in her comments. According to helpguide.org, some of the actions of domestic abusers are:
- The abuser humiliates or yells at you
In June 2013, Sen. Boxer made this comment about the Republicans during a debt limit fight, “They are losers. Their strategy is a losing strategy, and they are doing it all over again.”
- Abusers criticize you and put you down
In September 2013, Sen. Boxer made this comment about the House Republican’s vote on the Continuing Resolution: “Republicans insist on holding our country hostage to their mean-spirited, right-wing agenda that will lead us toward fiscal disaster, which cost taxpayers $19 billion the last time they tried this.”
- Abusers ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments
In October 2013, Sen. Boxer called House Republicans “sore losers” and “anarchists” and called Speaker Boehner’s actions “destructive behavior.” She claimed the Republican position during the government shutdown was based on their “dislike of this president and his signature accomplishment,” which is ObamaCare.
- Abusers blame you for their own abusive behaviors
Considering that President Obama has wrought quite a bit of destruction on the U.S. economy with his policies, the most egregious being ObamaCare, this statement from Sen. Boxer in October 2013 is an example of the blame game. “Suddenly you take a stone from the ground and bash your head in. Honest to God, that’s what they’ve done, these Republicans. They’ve bashed the head of America on a beautiful day, when we’re coming out of a recession, when we know we have our problems, but we also know we can solve them. It doesn’t make sense.”
The current fights in Washington over the budget, the debt limit, and ObamaCare are being fought over competing political beliefs. The Democrats want higher spending, tax increases, and ObamaCare. The Republicans want less spending, lower taxes, and no ObamaCare.
When Sen. Boxer compares Republicans to “wife beaters,” she’s the one who comes out looking like a bully. If she has nothing constructive to say, we’d all be happier if she said nothing at all.