While I have long been most critical of my current home state’s junior Senator for her lock-step liberalism and ineffective legislating, I do commend her for her staunch support for Israel, event as support for the Jewish State has lost favor in the left-wing circles in which she travels.
Three years ago, she “rescinded an award given to a California resident because of his position with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)“. “Boxer and her staff cited concerns about CAIR’s positions on terrorist groups, contending that CAIR had refused to label Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations.”
Well, given the Administration’s recent attacks on Israel, blogger Bruce Kesler wonders if Mrs. Boxer, who often puts partisanship over principle is boxed in by Obama:
California Senator Barbara Boxer, although advocating the most extreme liberal views undermining national security, has been a firm supporter of Israel.
Now, Boxer faces the American Jewish dilemma. She and over 75% of American Jews supported the election of President Obama. Obama’s, can’t call it anything else, attacks on Israel has gotten roundly criticized by leading Jewish organizations (AIPAC and ADL) and by Republican leaders (here, here and here).
Where is Boxer? Nothing has been heard from her.
Is she waiting for marching, or parroting, orders from the White House?
My sense is that she’ll be silent and cross her fingers, hoping that Tom Campbell, with his anti-Israel voting record and double-talking about his associations with terrorist apologists prevails in the contest to run against her on the Republican ticket. Then, she won’t need address Obama’s attitude toward Israel as the focus will be on Campbell’s record.
Should, however, Carly Fiorina prevail, then Ma’am’s gonna face a big dilemma, whether to take issue with her president or stand up for Israel, particularly given the substantial Jewish population in her jurisdiction.
She does have a record of preferring partisanship. While she once championed women allegedly victimized by sexual harassment, she was silent when a Democratic president was accused of such harassment. Seems, for Mrs. Boxer, partisanship trumps all.