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VIDEO: Boxer Asks General To Call Her "Senator" And Not "Ma'am"
Real Clear Politics ^ | June 17, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 06/17/2009 2:26:53 PM PDT by ianschwartz

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to a General at a hearing yesterday: "Do me a favor," she said. "Could say senator instead of Ma'am It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, thank you."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; arrogance; barb; barbaraboxer; boxer; general; maam; senator; walsh
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1 posted on 06/17/2009 2:26:53 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

What a bitch.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 2:27:30 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: ianschwartz
Put a sock in it, Comrade Boxer.
3 posted on 06/17/2009 2:27:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: ianschwartz

“ma’am” is too gender specific for her.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 2:28:08 PM PDT by two23 (The Left: Liars, Accusers, Blamers, Whiners and Thieves.)
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To: ianschwartz

Yes Sir, Mam.


5 posted on 06/17/2009 2:28:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ianschwartz

Insecure woman.........


6 posted on 06/17/2009 2:28:41 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: ianschwartz

I would have refused.


7 posted on 06/17/2009 2:28:57 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ianschwartz

But it’s ok to refer to him as “Mr. Bush” instead of President Bush.


8 posted on 06/17/2009 2:29:09 PM PDT by mombyprofession
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To: ianschwartz
I worked so hard to get that title,

Stupid broad with a big chip on her shoulder.

9 posted on 06/17/2009 2:29:23 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Astronaut

You read my mind.


10 posted on 06/17/2009 2:29:34 PM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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To: Astronaut

LOL - beat me to it.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 2:29:46 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: ianschwartz

How hard did she really work? Please!

How come she didn’t say “General, could you do me a favor?”

It was just “Do me a favor...”


12 posted on 06/17/2009 2:30:32 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ianschwartz

Stupid. Generals call other Generals “sir” and “ma’am.” Boxer, however, will have her baby-sitter calling her “Senator” twenty years after she retires to a nursing home.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 2:30:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mr. Mojo

” I worked so hard to get it...”

The general should have said, “But senator, I don’t remember you from any of the base bars!”


14 posted on 06/17/2009 2:31:44 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: ianschwartz
"I worked so hard paid a lot of money to get that title..."
15 posted on 06/17/2009 2:32:57 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Astronaut

My immediate response was “what a DUMB bitch” - Lordy do I hate Libs.....”Ma’am” is a sign of respect - “Senator” is a slur these days.....bwaaaaaaaaaaaa


16 posted on 06/17/2009 2:33:05 PM PDT by BamaDi (Sessions/Bachmann....my new choice)
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To: ianschwartz

no problem... i understand running for senate was grueling. then again, obtaining brigadier general was no cake walk.

since we are being formal, i’ll call you senator boxer... while you refer to me as Brigadier General Michael Walsh


17 posted on 06/17/2009 2:33:41 PM PDT by sten
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To: ianschwartz

I worked so hard to get that title
_____________________________________________

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Can you say “Public Servant” ?????


18 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Why is a General talking to her. She hates the military and isn’t smart enough to understand what he was telling her, not to mention that like other libs she is always right.


19 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:20 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: ianschwartz
"I call you what I effin' feel like calling you."

A king could have you killed for that response. A senator can suck ass.

20 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:39 PM PDT by dead
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To: ianschwartz

I’d just say, “OK” to her request and then not call her anything. No more “ma’am”. No more “Senator”.

Then, if she were to order me to call her that, I’d remind her that the US does not recognize titles of nobility, and therefore any title is one of respect..and she deserves none of that!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but unless you are under the UCMJ, you don’t have to call anyone by a specific title. That’s one of those “free citizen” things, ya know.


21 posted on 06/17/2009 2:34:42 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: ianschwartz

What an ass. He probably called the male Sensators “sir”.


22 posted on 06/17/2009 2:35:16 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: ianschwartz
Why would someone want to be degraded like that??

If someone called me “Senator”, I'd smack ‘em to defend my honor, and then sue them for “hate speech”.

23 posted on 06/17/2009 2:35:36 PM PDT by skully (Patriotism and love of Liberty is considered "Terrorism" to a Liberal)
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To: Bryanw92

Oops. I didn’t notice that she was talking to a General, so the UCMJ does apply.


24 posted on 06/17/2009 2:36:14 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: ianschwartz

At first, I thought he answered, “Yes, Ma’am.” But it sounds like he said, “Yes, sentuh.”


25 posted on 06/17/2009 2:36:46 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: The Good Doctor
Reminds me of the Austin Powers movie where Dr. Evil corrected someone who did not call him "Dr."

Could you use my title? I didn't go to evil doctor school all those years to be called Mr. Or something like that.

BTW, I've never had a real doctor ever tell me to call them "Dr." Most of the good ones tell me to cut it out.

26 posted on 06/17/2009 2:37:06 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: mombyprofession
But it’s ok to refer to him as “Mr. Bush” instead of President Bush.

Or, just "Bush" without the "Mr.".

Her and others of her ilk like the MSM, do this all the time.

27 posted on 06/17/2009 2:37:53 PM PDT by 386wt (Clinging to my clunker here in Ruralville...)
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To: ianschwartz
Not only is that shrew ugly as sin, she has filthy fingernails!

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28 posted on 06/17/2009 2:39:44 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ianschwartz

Boxer’s contempt toward an officer and a gentleman is palpable. Her affront should only embarrass her family, as Boxer has no shame.


29 posted on 06/17/2009 2:40:00 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Martin Tell

“i didn’t go to Evil Medical School for six years to be called Mister, thank you very much.”


30 posted on 06/17/2009 2:40:31 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ianschwartz
She's only got a gripe if he's addressing the male senators as Senator and her as Ma'am. It's more likely he's calling the men Sir and the women ma'am.

Perhaps Babs is sesitive to being referred to as a madam.

31 posted on 06/17/2009 2:40:45 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / welcome to third world politics.)
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To: ianschwartz
Title?

32 posted on 06/17/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: ianschwartz

This reminds me of the scene from that Jack Nicholson movie with Tom Cruise....
Help me out here....
The movie where Nicholson is the Colonel and Cruise is the government lawyer....
Anyway, Boxer ain’t qualified to scrape mud from the bottom of my boots; the General should have told her to apply negative oral pressure to his junk.


33 posted on 06/17/2009 2:40:59 PM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Born and bred in the briar patch)
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To: ianschwartz

Sure thing, Senator Missy.


34 posted on 06/17/2009 2:41:21 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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But I thought you told me to call you Leo?

That was at the office. At home I want you to call me Dr. Marvin.

35 posted on 06/17/2009 2:41:41 PM PDT by jobim
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To: ianschwartz

You’re allowed to address the Queen of England as “ma’am.”


36 posted on 06/17/2009 2:42:37 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (.)
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To: ianschwartz

The ironic thing is in military parlance, to call someone by their rank, instead of “Sir” or “Ma’am,” is reserved for enlisted personnel—NOT officers.

General Smith: “Sergeant Jones, a great job there.”
Sergeant Jones: “Thank you sir.”


37 posted on 06/17/2009 2:43:04 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: ianschwartz

People, you have to understand something. Sen. Boxer did work hard to earn the title “Senator”.

She hasn’t done a darn thing to earn the respect of being called a Madam.


38 posted on 06/17/2009 2:43:13 PM PDT by SSS Two
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To: ianschwartz

I could think of something to call her.


39 posted on 06/17/2009 2:43:54 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: KarlInOhio
Is there a feminine form for tovarishch?
40 posted on 06/17/2009 2:43:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Astronaut

WORKED SO HARD BWAHHHHHH!


41 posted on 06/17/2009 2:44:11 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (First Atlas Shrugged, now he's screaming his a$$ off.)
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To: ianschwartz

I’m from Texas. We call women Ma’am. It’s a unspoken law.

Liberal Women politicians from California... that’s another thing.


42 posted on 06/17/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: jobim

‘That was at the office. At home I want you to call me Dr. Marvin.’

Baby steps to the elevator...


43 posted on 06/17/2009 2:44:22 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Tennessee Nana
"Can you say “Public Servant” ?????"

More like Paid Political Whore.

44 posted on 06/17/2009 2:45:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ianschwartz

“ma’am” might imply she is a lady, so senator is just fine with me.


45 posted on 06/17/2009 2:45:27 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Verginius Rufus

NO COMRADE BUT THERE IS ANOTHER NOT SO NICE RUSSIAN WORD FOR HER——KURVA (MEANS WOMAN WITH NASTY NASTY DISPOSITION)


46 posted on 06/17/2009 2:45:50 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (First Atlas Shrugged, now he's screaming his a$$ off.)
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To: ianschwartz

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” —Mark Twain


47 posted on 06/17/2009 2:45:52 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Dr.Deth

MISS THANG MIGHT BE BETTER


48 posted on 06/17/2009 2:47:01 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (First Atlas Shrugged, now he's screaming his a$$ off.)
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To: ianschwartz

Yes, Conquistador.


49 posted on 06/17/2009 2:47:25 PM PDT by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: ianschwartz

I long for the days when I was called “Miss,” myself. I don’t mind being called “Ma’am” since I am of a certain age.

Don’t call me “Mizz,” though. It reminds me of being in grade school with kids who could not speak clearly.

That said, I would never school someone on proper address in front of others. That would be demeaning to them. I hope that’s not the effect she wanted to achieve.


50 posted on 06/17/2009 2:47:47 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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