Senator Barbara Boxer Instructs Condoleezza Rice on Virtues of Motherhood.



Jan. 11: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

discusses U.S. policy in Iraq

while testifying on Capitol Hill.

courtesy AP Speaking to Secretary Rice, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said, “Who pays the price? I’m not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family.”

If you have no child, you have no understanding. Odd.

Fox News quotes Charmaine in White House Spokesman Blasts Sen. Boxer’s Exchange With Secretary Rice

The Family Research Council, a group that promotes marriage and family, found Boxer’s comments to be inexcusable and offensive, said Charmaine Yoest, a spokeswoman.

“I think it’s offensive to the millions of Americans who don’t have a direct relative serving overseas to suggest that somehow they’re not connected to the men and women in our military who are putting their lives on the line,” Yoest said.

This is, of course, the debating style of liberals. Absent ideas, they are reduced to argumentum ad hominem personal attacks.

And it will get worse. Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center says we will see even more of the insulting from liberals. Bozell says that the left will escalate these mean-spirited personal attacks as they go on the offensive — because they lack policy alternatives. They will attempt to destroy conservatives with petty insults rather than debate ideas.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Land of the Free gets it right.

NewsMax has more.

UncommonSense sees nothing wrong.


John Trevino, Charmaine, John Aravosis To read a case study in ad hominem attack in action see I have no idea if Condi Rice is a lesbian by John Aravosis.

Visit NewsBusters, Sec. Rice Attacked by Sen. Boxer Over Childlessness.

Blue Star Chronicles has a round-up.


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