If she were a Republican and even suggested that Democrats don’t love their mothers, it would make national news and she would be butt of jokes on late-night TV, but Mrs. Boxer is a Democrats and so you won’t hear much of this in the media. Erika Johnson reports that while “speaking at a Planned Parenthood event in California yesterday”, the failed junior Senator from California accused Republicans of waging a war on women:
“There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals,” Boxer said calling Akin’s comments a “direct outgrowth” of the extreme positions on abortion held by Republicans.
“Where’s the outrage by Mitt Romney?” Boxer asked, “There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I’m not kidding. Maybe they don’t like their moms or their first wives; I don’t know what it is.”
Outrage, ma’am? Do you read the news? Mitt Romney has condemned Akin’s comments and expressed his desire that the Missouri Republican exit the Senate contest. Sure sounds like outrage to me.
How mean-spirited to suggest that the crazy commentary of one candidate (since repudiated by said candidate–and criticized by all prominent Republicans who have weighed in on the matter) is an outgrowth of the party’s pro-life policies. Democrats do want to milk this for all its worth.
Ma’am, I know it’s not customary for Democrats to do such things, but an apology is in order.
NB: Tweaked the title (thrice).
UPDATE: Twichy has a great roundup of Twitter reaction to Ma’am’s mean mutterings.