Why It Sucks to Be Barbara Boxer Part 6 – Corruption Expose’ Widens

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Oct 122010
 

How about a Native American moneybag for her non-Native American son?

As reported on Big Government Blog:

…Boxer, then in her second term as a U.S. Senator, carried legislation restoring federal recognition to a Native American tribe, the Coastal Miwoks.  At the time, the Miwoks claimed to be a “nongaming tribe.”  However, Boxer’s legislation, as signed into law by President Bill Clinton, allowed for a casino to be constructed– a result that would specifically have been blocked under similar legislation introduced by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)…

…Less than a year after Boxer’s tribal bill was signed into law, Doug Boxer helped negotiate a casino partnership between the tribe and Station Casinos of Las Vegas.  Doug Boxer’s firm also acquired options on 2,000 acres of land that was later transferred to Station Casinos for an undisclosed price, but which some reports indicate could have been as much as $24 million.

In addition, Doug Boxer’s firm took a consulting fee for brokering the land deal.  The amount of that fee has also remained undisclosed, but in May 2003, tribal chairman Gregory Sarris told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat that the consulting fee was “too much, more than I would like.”

If and when the casino does in fact open, Doug Boxer will profit then, too: According to Boxer campaign spokesman Matthew Kagen, Doug Boxer and the developer involved in the project are partners in a limited liability corporation that would financially benefit from such a move…

…Indeed, Boxer’s pursuit of the legislation and her son’s involvement in the casino negotiations have riled fellow Democrats.  In 2003, Sonoma County Supervisor Valerie Brown told the Los Angeles Times “when the son of a senator works with a tribe to negotiate with an investor from Las Vegas, I have some questions. … It just doesn’t look good.”  Moreover, Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) told the Bee that although he would still vote for Boxer, the casino development “is going to have a profound adverse impact throughout my district.”

Critics of Boxer say this is not the first time that Doug Boxer will have extensively financially benefited from his mother’s position as a senator.  Last year, Boxer came under fire for having paid out nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions to Doug Boxer’s political consulting firm from 2001 to 2009.  Boxer’s diversion of campaign contributions to her son was also the subject of a Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington dossier regarding elected officials’ use of campaign funds to employ relatives.  Similarly, Common Cause has criticized the practices favored by Boxer, saying in 2000 that “[we] would hope that campaigns are run in a very above-board way and are not about enriching candidates or their families.”…

You know – one of the biggest knocks on Former Congressman Doolittle was that Julie was employed as a fundraiser. This Boxer Deal makes that look like Child’s Play.

VFW PAC to America: The check cleared so who cares about Boxer’s Record!

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Oct 112010
 

Boxer – voted against the surge, body armor, countless defense appropriations and voted against every weapons system that John Kerry was famously torched for doing by Zell Miller in 2004.

And the VFW PAC gives her a rigged endorsement. (Pay attention conspiracy theorists… this is what a rigged endorsement looks like):

First off, the VFW PAC endorsed a Democrat Ron Klein who never served over War Hero and (Tea Party Favorite) Alan West.

Then the national leadership of the VFW sends out this press release in response to the absurd endorsement of Barbara Boxer by the VFW PAC:

VFW Leadership at Odds with VFW-PAC
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8, 2010 -The national line officers of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are at odds with the VFW Political Action Committee (PAC), calling the methodology process used by the PAC “seriously flawed at best this year and in immediate need of extensive review,” in the wake of the recent congressional endorsements made by the committee.
 
 “Even though the law requires that VFW-PAC be a separate organization, the acronym ‘VFW’ is attached to the committee and the natural assumption is that the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is somehow making the endorsement decisions.  Nothing could be further from the truth, but perception is reality,” said National Commander Richard Eubank.

“Obviously, an organization’s political positions have to reflect the opinions of its members. But those opinions can’t be perceived as ‘off the wall,’ and the methodology used this year to grade candidates obviously is skewed in favor of the incumbent.  That isn’t fair, and it actually subverts the democratic process.”

Because of the controversy surrounding the endorsements, VFW line officers have decided to bring the question of continued existence of the PAC to the floor during the 112thVFW national convention in August.

This was signed by: Richard L. Eubank National Commander; Richard L. DeNoyer Sr. Vice Commander; John E. Hamilton Jr. Vice Commander.

When the outcry is unanimous – something stinks.

Not to be outdone – John McCain got in to the action as well:

Arizona Senator and retired Navy Captain John McCain, retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Orson Swindle, former Oceanside City Councilman and retired Marine Corps Colonel Rocky Chavez, retired Navy Commander Everett Alvarez Jr., retired Navy Captain Jack Ensch, retired Air Force Major Neil Black and retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Tom Richards, citing Boxer’s record of failure to support our country’s men and women in uniform and her disregard for our military, issued the statements below in expressing their strong disagreement with this endorsement. 

The rest of this can be obtained on Carly Fiorina’s website – but I am going to take some time to re-post Barbara Boxer’s Horrific record on Veteran’s Issues.

Now – a corrupt endorsement is one that is so blatant that is defies logic – how much did this one cost Barbara Boxer?

Oct 102010
 

People with personal axes to grind accused our former Congressman of doing this…

There is a key difference: Deric Rothe, the convicted cocaine dealer editor of the Auburn Journal is possessed with a desire for revenge and no evidence. And, to this day is using his paper in an attempt to try and prevent John Doolittle from making a living even after he was exhonerated from a six-year investigation in to corruption charges.

On the other hand, Barbara Boxer has been caught red-handed. (Mr. Rothe might want to take some notes about what real corruption is:)

Carly Fiorina Hits Barbara Boxer for Selling Earmarks:

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina claims Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is exchanging earmarks for campaign cash.

At issue, says Fiorina, is a fundraiser by the Washington, D.C. firm Alcalde and Fay. The firm is sponsoring a fundraiser for Boxer’s re-election campaign, months after winning a federal earmark for one its clients, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. Fiorina’s campaign told the Associated Press that Boxer got an earmark worth almost $2 million for construction work designed to help the bridge withstand a major earthquake.

Fiorina, who trails Boxer in the polls, says the incumbent’s requested more than $6.5 million in earmarks for projects represented by Alcalde and Fay. She says Boxer shouldn’t take campaign money from the firm, and shouldn’t seek earmarks when the federal government’s facing a massive deficit.

A spokeswoman for the senator says there’s no connection between the projects and fundraising. And she says the earmarks are examples of how Boxer fights for money that will create jobs in California.

Now – if the Auburn Journal editorializes on this, I will be impressed.

At any rate- it sucks to be Barbara Boxer.

Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer – Special Edition

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Sep 262010
 

When your own home newspaper refuses to endorse you and a paper that is published by the Chineese embassy at that – the SF Chronicle… it sucks to be Barbara Boxer.

Even their (The SF Chron’s) refusal to support Carly amounts to a ringing highlight on what Fiorina stands for – versus what Meg Whitman has squished out on.

The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation…

…The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington – but for an agenda that would undermine this nation’s need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.

WOW! Now that is an endorsement for the 70% of Californians that have not gone insane… you know, those that are going to vote yes on 23. (Even the LA Times pathetically biased poll has 23 winning)

For the first time since her dirty trick in 1992 extended her reign of terror on America, she is facing scrutiny.

Boxer has been caught Buying Maxine Waters and paying off her family members.

Now, even her own home paper has tossed her under the BART. (Bay Area Rapid Transit – the most successful public transit in California only about 1/3 taxpayer subsidized)

For some Californians, Boxer’s reliably liberal voting record may be reason enough to give her another six years in office. But we believe Californians deserve more than a usually correct vote on issues they care about. They deserve a senator who is accessible, effective and willing and able to reach across party lines to achieve progress on the great issues of our times. Boxer falls short on those counts.
 
Boxer’s campaign, playing to resentment over Fiorina’s wealth, is not only an example of the personalized pettiness that has infected too much of modern politics, it is also a clear sign of desperation.
 
In past elections, Boxer has had the good fortune of having Republican opponents who were inept, underfunded, on the fringe right – or combinations thereof. Her opponent this time, Fiorina, is proving to be articulate, well-funded and formidable.

Unlike the Sacramento Bee – the SF Chron is honest about being Communists and their refusal to endorse Carly despite their obvious disdain for Boxer is as much an endosement as anything. Too bad they are too arrogant in their pompous liberalism to realize that they actaully help Fiorina by casting a clear contrast to the epic fail of Obama.

Unfortunately for Californians who are eager for change, Fiorina has firmly staked out positions that are outside of the state’s mainstream values and even its economic interest. The list only begins with her openness to offshore oil drilling, her opposition to the Roe vs. Wade abortion rights ruling and her unwillingness to support even the most commonsense gun-control measures to keep assault weapons off the street or to deny guns to suspected terrorists on the federal “no fly list.”

Here it is at the conslusion – they specify Fiorina’s stances that are different than Boxers and say that Fiorina is the wrong change from Boxer. I guess they wanted Meg Whitman to run for Senate against Boxer – someone who is a little nicer but damn near as liberal.

This is what happens to partisan liberals – when their ideas fail, they catch themselves in logical traps. The last time Liberals had to deal with the consequences of their ideals – they got recalled.

It sucks to be Barbara Boxer – she’s next.

Barbara Boxer: I Actually Supported the Troops Before I Opposed Them

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Sep 142010
 

Channeling John Kerry – but now that her majesty needs to appear American and not french, she is finding a uniform or two for her latest ads.

The Ad buy – a staggering $2million is an attempt to make Boxer seem human again vs like drucilla. Quoting from her voting record and a recent LA Slime article:

“Boxer has said she opposed the 2003 emergency spending bill that boosted money for equipment like body armor because provisions had been removed that ‘would have made a difference’ in altering U.S. strategy in Iraq, a war she opposed. Her aides point out that several days earlier, she voted for a Democratic amendment that would have increased funding for body armor.”
Making a political point and casting a vote to reiterate her opposition to the war was ultimately more important to Boxer than protecting the troops.  That’s the bottom line, and as Joe Biden said in 2007 in relation to a very similar vote where Boxer again voted against funding, “there’s no political point worth anybody’s life.”  
Joe Biden? Did Obama pick an honest Commie for his VP? Maybe Biden’s hoof-in-mouth syndrome is because he tells the truth?
In 2007, Then-Sen. Joe Biden Attacked Democrats For Opposing Funding For The Troops, Noting That “There’s No Political Point Worth Anybody’s Life Out There.” BIDEN: “So what did some of my colleagues say about why they voted against the money? They said they voted against the money to make a political point. There’s no political point worth my son’s life. There’s no political point worth anybody’s life out there.” (Sen. Joe Biden, Remarks At The Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA, 8/15/07)
But the honest Senator-turned-veep said some more on National TV
BIDEN: “I want to ask any of my other colleagues, would they, in fact, vote to cut off the money for those troops to protect them? That’s the right question. This isn’t cutting off the war. This is cutting off support that will save the lives of thousands of American troops.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 9/9/07)
 
This is one of the many reasons why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer – the light is getting shone on her true essence. (Call the South Placer Municipal Utility District for disposal)
In 2007, Boxer Was One Of Only 14 Senators To Vote Against Supplemental Funding For The War In Iraq And Afghanistan. (H.R. 2206, CQ Vote #181: Passed 80-14: R 42-3; D 37-10; I 1-1, 5/24/07, Boxer Voted Nay and Feinstein Voted Yea)
In 2003, Boxer Was One Of Just 12 Senators To Oppose The $87 Billion Supplemental Appropriation For The Reconstruction Of Iraq And Afghanistan; The Bill Included Funding For Body Armor And Communications Equipment For The Troops.  (S. 1689, CQ Vote #400: Passed 87-12: R 50-0; D 37-11; I 0-1, 10/17/03, Boxer Voted Nay and Feinstein Voted Yea; “Highlights Of Iraq, Afghanistan Measures,” The Associated Press, 10/17/03)
Even Max Cleland can’t defend this record.