In the latest act of stupidity, Senator Barbara Boxer compares her own and Maxine Waters accomplishments to that of the brave men and women in the military and those of police officers and fire fighters. PLEASE! REALLY?
In a complete mockery of these tremendously brave persons, she seems to feel sitting on her posterior and doling out political favors is on par with placing one's life in the line of fire, protecting and serving the American people.
This past July 24th in Inglewood, California at a campaign fund raiser, Ms. Boxer stated; "We know when 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 if you're a policeman or a fireman or a veteran or by chance a member of congress. Maxine and I can 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."
In case I transcribed the words wrong, here is the YouTube video.
Really Ms. Boxer, (and no, you no longer deserve the title of Senator) are your Herculean efforts on par with running into a fire fight against an enemy who wants to destroy your country, your family and anything you hold dear? Does your daily routine cause you to place your body between a criminal or terrorist and the innocent civilian, to take whatever blows, knife jabs and bullets in order to protect and serve the public safety? Do your tireless duties cause you to risk life and limb by running into blazing buildings to rescue not only human victims, but pets as well?
Ms. Boxer, please tell your constituents the one time you risked life and limb to defend or rescue them from harm? Did you ever deliver their babies or rush them to the hospital in a medical emergency? Did you ever spend long hours tirelessly standing duty to prevent the worst horrors from occurring to them? And when they fell victim to some crime, where you there to help pick up the pieces, give comfort and seek out the perpetrators to bring them to justice?
Ms. Boxer, did you ever once, without doing a photo op, bring aid and much needed supplies to the neediest, without receiving a thank you, public acclaim or publishing a press release?
Ms. Boxer, were you ever injured in a career ending line of duty incident, then sent into a bureaucratic maze of impossibility that would delay or deny your proper care and compensation?
Ms. Boxer, did you ever execute your duties according to the laws and your training, only to find yourself on the wrong end of a civil or criminal prosecution, fearing the loss of your financial security, job security or even your very freedom?
Ms.Boxer, did you ever walk out of your comfy home on your way to work and leave your spouse and children to wonder if you will make it home alive or even in one piece at the end of the day, much less months long tour? Did you ever spend months on end under fire in the most God forsaken part of the world unable to call your loved ones and let them know you're still alive?
Well Ms. Boxer, when you have walked in the real shoes of veterans, police officers or fire fighters, then you will earn our respect. Until then, spare us your sanctimonious and pompous statements. From whence do I speak? I speak from experience as a retired, disabled in the line of duty, Police Officer! I stand in awe of our fire fighters and fellow police officers. And, in greater awe of our military men and women, who give up months even years away from home and family to defend us.
Shame on you, Ms. Boxer! It is not by "chance" but choice that you are a member of Congress. Come this November, I pray it is by the choice of your constituents that they will do more than roll their eyes by voting you out and you no longer will be one!