Sen. Boxer: “Every State in Play”

2010 January 21
by bc3b

Particularly after losing the Massachusetts Senate seat, the Democrats realize the American public is disappointed and angry as comments below by California’s “Golden Girls” below indicate. But liberals are attracted to socialistic ideals like a bug is to a light. Will they be able to curb their leftist tendencies to appease the voters in November?

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), after meeting privately in the U.S. Capitol with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders to discuss federal assistance for the state, told reporters that the lesson from Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts is that she can’t take anything for granted. Boxer is up for reelection this year and is being aggressively targeted by the GOP.

“I think every state is now in play, absolutely,”‘ she said. “You have to make the case that you’re the one that’s on the people’s side. And people have to get it.”‘

Asked if Senate Democrats were to blame for the results in Massachusetts, where state Sen. Scott Brown scored a big win for Republicans by winning a longtime Democratic seat, Boxer said, “I would take it to the campaign itself. … Never, ever, ever take an election for granted. … People have to know you’re in their corner, you’re with them, you’re on their side. You have to make the case. You can’t presume.”

Boxer’s colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), offered her take outside the Senate chamber today. “People are very unsettled,” she said. “They are very worried. There is anger. There is angst. Going home, you see how different it is. You walk down a street and you see three out of 10 stores closed, street after street, block after block. … You see high unemployment. …You see anger.

“I can tell you the situation has changed dramatically, and I think it’s a sweep across the country. … The administration has to see it, and we have to see it. And therefore, everything is jobs and the economy and education.”

— Richard Simon in Washington

Rasmussen Reports surveys indicate there are three Republican candidates within 6 points of Boxer.

Hat tip: Los Angeles Times and Rasmussen Reports.

28 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 January 21 5:43 am
    [1]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Well, maybe SENATOR Barbara Boxer will understand the anger after she stands in an unemployment line after November 2010!

  2. 2010 January 21 6:00 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    OT, for the ladies

    He didn’t like the casserole
    And he didn’t like my cake,
    He said my biscuits were too hard
    Not like his mother used to make.
    I didn’t perk the coffee right
    He didn’t like the stew,
    I didn’t mend his socks
    The way his mother used to do.

    I pondered for an answer
    I was looking for a clue.
    Then I turned and
    smacked the crap out of him…

    Like his mother used to do.

  3. 2010 January 21 6:07 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “I think every state is now in play, absolutely,” — Ms Boxer

    Well kinda right Sissy. Reality is the entire Nation is in play and we intend to own it tax, title and tag. But that’s probably a little too subtle for you sweet cheeks so here goes — “Your a$$ is grass and we voters are the lawn mower and the deck is set extra low to the ground this time around.”

  4. 2010 January 21 6:08 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    That kind of reminds me of Stormy Daniels, the porn star who is running for Senate from LA. Last year the police were called to her house because she beat the crap out of her husband because she didn’t like the way he did the laundry.

  5. 2010 January 21 6:10 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Citizens of the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia: What do you think of “Babs” Boxer’s chances? Who has the best shot at beating her?

  6. 2010 January 21 6:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

  7. 2010 January 21 6:12 am
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    fedupartist permalink

    Thompson may challenge Feingold in WI.

    Blood in the water.

  8. 2010 January 21 6:13 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    Senator Boxer first ran for political office 1972, lost, worked as an aide to a politician and a journalist (ummm no conflict of interest there) and won her first political office in 1976. She went to the House of Representatives in 1982 and became a Senator in 1992. With the exception of 3 years working as a stockbroker while her husband was in law school, this woman has never held a non-political job. Her husband is a successful workers comp lawyer and until recently lived in the liberal enclave of Marin County for most of her adult life.

    Barbara Boxer has never managed a business, met a payroll, or created a job. If, God willing, she loses her bid for a 4th Senate term and 34 years in Washington, DC…she would retire with a substantial taxpayer paid pension. So even if she loses she will not suffer the impact of the excessive taxes and regulations on the people who do manage businesses, met payrolls, and create jobs.

  9. 2010 January 21 6:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    If you were the cop on the scene in Stormy’s case would you write ‘assault’ or ‘male husbandry’? 🙂

  10. 2010 January 21 6:14 am
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    fedupartist permalink

    MO Senate (Rasmussen)

    Blunt (R) 49 Carnahan (D) 43

  11. 2010 January 21 6:15 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    What is all of this “government on the side of the people” for these liberals, progressives, and even centrists….. seems like everyone is hopping on the Palin bandwagon.

  12. 2010 January 21 6:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Judy,

    Simple cure for all that. Terminate Congressional pensions. Like baseball and football, Congressional service was never intended as a full time job. After 12 years for either position some will wise up and see they need to salt away retirement funds out of the private sector — what’s left of it.

  13. 2010 January 21 6:32 am
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    justrand permalink

    headline I picked up from HotAir:
    NYT editorial board: Brown’s win “not remotely a verdict” on Obama

    The NY Times is giving The Onion a run for their money these days!

  14. 2010 January 21 6:35 am
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    justrand permalink

    in re. SENATOR! Babs Boxer…if the Wicked With of the West is EVER to have a house dropped on her then THIS is the year!

    Bear in mind, if we DO manage to replace her saggy a** it will be with a Center or Left of Center Repub. It’s just reality. But since Babs is to the Left of Che it works out good for America.

  15. 2010 January 21 6:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    I don’t have a problem with Stormy. I figure she has already perfected the “art” of hopping into bed for money, which makes her the same as a seasoned politician. The things I admire about her is that she apparently won’t settle for inferior work and if she reaches across the aisle, it will probably be to kick the crap out of another senator.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35791954@N08/3336830434/

  16. 2010 January 21 6:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    What happened to Thor?

  17. 2010 January 21 6:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Fedupartist –

    That’s good news and a major change from six months ago. Being a Carnaham in MO has been like being a Kennedy in New England.

  18. 2010 January 21 6:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Eph,

    Problem with Flap’s presentation is that the source is pontificating on a spread out field. Once the primary is over the next set of polls will show a consolidated voting bloc and the whole picture then changes dramatically.

  19. 2010 January 21 6:44 am
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    19. When is the CA primary?

  20. 2010 January 21 6:45 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    won’t settle for inferior work and if she reaches across the aisle, it will probably be to kick the crap out of another senator.

    Well at least you won’t hear another senator say — we got in bed with each other to solve this problem!

  21. 2010 January 21 6:47 am
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    16. bc,

    Got anything better than that pic? LOL

  22. 2010 January 21 6:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    June 8 Eph.

  23. 2010 January 21 6:51 am
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    justrand permalink

    I changed my gravatar to Chesty Puller on a suggestion from IP. Thor needed to return to Valhalla and check on Loki. 🙂

    back to CA’s Senate race…I like Tom Campbell a lot, but the sad truth is that in THIS State a female candidate (i.e., Fiorini) has a much better chance of kicking Babs behind O-U-T!

  24. 2010 January 21 6:52 am
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    TLS permalink

    Even in states like CA where we have little choice but to replace a liberal with a liberal, it still works to remind the newcomer that they can be tossed at the will of the people. What the Brown election changed is the idea that elections are given and not earned.

  25. 2010 January 21 6:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    bingo TLS!!

    Babs, excuse me, SENATOR!! Boxer has not had to seriously (or even halfheartedly) campaign since 1992!! 1998 and 2004 were mere formalities…similar to the formalities of Senator Coakley being elected! 🙂

  26. 2010 January 21 9:09 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    Brown campaigned strongly on 3 main issues…. (1) stopping the overreach and expansion of government, including being vote #41 (2) cutting taxes to fuel economic growth and slowly/cutting government spending, (3) strong national security, including treating terrorists like the enemy combatants they are and not criminals. Brown campaigned as a strong fiscal conservative, and strong national defense conservative. He also campaigned on limited government. Brown also was against any immigration/amnesty reform that did not require leaving the country before filing for amnesty.

    These are the main issues.

    As to social issues he said he was socially conscious. He may be pro-choice but he is not pro-abortion and he is not abortion without limits or respect for the pro-life views. He is a reasonable pro-choice person… and, as such, especially for blue, blue, blue state Massachusetts, is a candidate that all conservatives should support.

    In red states I can understand conservatives supporting only the pro-life candidates… but in blue states we need to push for the candidates who have the same positions as Senator Brown.

  27. 2010 January 21 9:20 am
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    justrand permalink

    what judy said! 🙂

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