It's no wonder Madam Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat-California) demands to be called Senator: She thinks it's a pretty tough job. In fact, she thinks it's as tough as being "a policeman or a fireman or a veteran."
It gets better, too. She says "the pressure" that she and Maxine Waters feel creates the same bonding that the aforementioned police, fire, and military volunteers endure and experience. No seriously. They actually roll their eyes at the same opposition to their agenda, so it's just like when, say, two vets drop to the ground when they hear incoming artillery.
Some will say I'm exaggerating, and that I'm making a big deal out of nothing. But the Daily Caller's quotes of her make her intent plain:
“We know that if 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 whether you are a policeman or a fireman or a veteran or by chance a member of Congress,” the California senator said. “[Democratic Rep.] Maxine [Waters] and I could 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.”
“Barbara Boxer’s disrespectful comments underscore just how out of touch she has become after her 28 years in Washington,“ Veterans for Carly Coalition Co-Chairman Lt. Commander Paul Chabot said in a press release, in response to Boxer’s comments. “Equating the experiences of members of Congress with those of brave soldiers who have fought to defend our country is just the latest example in a failed career marked by disrespect for our men and women in uniform.”
Clearly someone was listening, someone was recording, and someone was ready to pounce on this. This is precisely the sort of thing we need to be catching at every campaign stop in America. In a long campaign people get tired, people get lazy, and people call someone a macaque or compare Congressional service with military service.