First, note how my junior Senator doesn’t object when Black Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Harry Alford calls her “Ma’am.” Guess she worked hard for that appellation.
This left-wing lady can’t seem to understand how a black businessman who pays property tax in our state might disagree with the NAACP. By her logic then, all gays march in lockstep with HRC and “Equality Calfornia.”
UPDATE: After watching the video, Ed Morrissey offers:
I just love it when white politicians set themselves up as arbiters of racial authenticity, especially when they try to scold minorities for drifting off the political reservation. It belies a “soft” bigotry, if you will, when Barbara Boxer assumes all black people think the same and hold the same opinions — or even worse, that they should.
UP-UPDATE (via Ed above): Duane Patterson also calls her on her condescension:
Boxer’s entire M.O. as senator is to wield liberal ethnic or gender groups as a bat to bludgeon any criticism to her agenda. That’s not debating, that’s bullying. That’s not respecting racial diversity. It’s using racial groups as a weapon. It may be lost upon Senator Boxer, but not all African-Americans agree on everything. Not all Minnesotans do, either, for that matter. Maybe she could have cited some statistics that challenged Mr. Alford’s material, and had a fruitful discussion about the merits of implementing a cap and tax and tax system. Boxer can’t have that discussion. She’d lose. Instead, she implies she has more black people supporting her than opposing her, so Mr. Alford must therefore be discredited. Her stunt yesterday was reprehensible, shameful, and another blush in a long line of embarrassments all non-union voting residents of the Golden State have had to endure.
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