I do hope Carly’s people — or resourceful bloggers — are following around Barbara Boxer with video cameras because the 28-year Washington veteran really does come up with some whoppers.
And now her campaign has showed that her minions have mastered the Ma’am’s art of political double talk. Although Boxer was just “one of just 14 senators to vote against supplemental funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007” which included mental health benefits for the troops, the Democrat contends that “her record shows mental health treatment for U.S. soldiers is one of her top priorities.” Yeah, right, Ma’am.
Under fire for speaking out of both sides of her mouth,
Boxer’s campaign, however, said the senator had voted for an earlier version of the bill in 2007 that would have supported the troops, but opposed a later version because she disagreed with some details, such as the timeline for bringing troops home.
Well, the lady is just a regular John Kerry, trying to have it both ways, one way to please your left-wing base, the other to show you’re just a regular mainstream gal.
Ma’am, ever heard of a thing called compromise? You vote for a bill even if you disagree “with some details” when you generally support the legislation. You realize that a bill like that wouldn’t have cleared the Senate had it had such a timeline, don’t you? People who work across party lines understand that the legislation they support doesn’t have to be perfect.