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Barbara Boxer for President Website is Up!

January has been the month of Barbara Boxer.

While other Democrats of national prominence have surrendered to the agenda of the ruling Republican elites, Barbara Boxer has stood toe to toe with the Bush Administration and given a strong voice to the concerns of progressive Americans. Senator Boxer faced down Condoleeza Rice, who expected to treat the United States Senate as a rubber stamp. Furthermore, Barbara Boxer was the only Senator to demand accountability for irregularities in Ohio’s voting in the 2004 presidential election.

Barbara Boxer has a proud history of doing what’s right for America, even when it isn’t the easy thing to do. When it came to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, Senator Barbara Boxer was one of the few people in Congress who perceived the dishonesty in the Bush Administration’s push for war. She was one of the proud few to vote against giving George W. Bush authorization to invade Iraq and wage war across the Middle East. History has vindicated her stand.

There is no one in America who has the combination of intelligence, experience, integrity, and devotion to the progressive bedrock values of freedom, fairness and truth that Barbara Boxer possesses. A presidential campaign with Barbara Boxer as the nominee of the Democratic Party will give America the strong voice for honest progressive ideals that we never got in 2004.

For that reason, we are proud to announce the arrival of Boxer 2008, the first web site dedicated to promoting a campaign of Barbara Boxer for President.

Senator Boxer has yet to announce whether she is interested in running for President, so it’s important for those of us who appreciate her courageous stands against the lawless nationalism of the Republican Party to show our support. The Boxer 2008 web site is just in its infancy, but it promises to grow into a fantastic resource for citizens who want to restore America to the position of honor it once occupied in the world.

29 comments to Barbara Boxer for President Website is Up!

  • asgaard242

    THANK GOD FOR BARBARA BOXER!! Finally a Democrat that is willing to ACT like a Democrat. For the life of me I do not understand why the Democratic Party does not act like the ‘opposition’. WE NEED YOU!!

  • Kevin

    Oh, this is delicious! Barbara Boxer, oh joy.

    “She was one of the proud few to vote against giving George W. Bush authorization to invade Iraq and wage war across the Middle East.”

    (AFTER voting to bomb Bosnia, of course! Twice!)

    “… we are resolved… to make our nation safer, as safe as it can be from these acts. We are resolved to hold those who plan these attacks, who harbor these people absolutely a hundred percent accountable. We will hold them accountable. They must pay because this is the test of a civilized nation. And we lead the civilized nations of the world, and we will not back down. And I stand proudly with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and with this President. And we will be resolved to do all these things and to do them well and to do them right and to bring justice to the world. Thank you.”
    (September 12, 2001, partial transcript of Floor Statement on the Terrorist Attack Against the United States)

    (How quickly she changes her mind! As late as 2003, her colleagues were calling for disarmament of Hussein. As early as 96 (maybe earlier), her colleagues were calling for Hussein to disarm and surrender WMDs. I especially like her statement, “We are resolved to hold those who plan these attacks, who harbor these people absolutely a hundred percent accountable.” Hmmm, sounds like a President I know.)

    Yes, I know we didn’t find WMDs. So what? How many of you want to apologize to Hussein and put him back in power? How many of you feel sooooo strongly that he was wrongly overthrown that you would be willing to give him back his title of ruler of Iraq?

    “Barbara Boxer has a proud history of doing what’s right for America…”

    Sure, as long as it fits her agenda.

    Boxer did just as the Democratic party asked her to: Appease the far left by saying EXACTLY what they wanted to hear. Apparently, she has succeeded.

    Barbara Boxer 2008. Go for it, Babs!

  • Francesca

    Kevin, you’re the guy who came on here and shouted up and down that Barbara Boxer hadn’t even asked any questions of Condoleeza Rice.

    You’re the guy who made these claims about Barbara Boxer without even bothering to skim the transcript of the hearings.

    You’re the guy who, when people tried to correct you, insulted them and made fun of their supposed ignorance.

    Why should we believe anything you have to say about Barbara Boxer? You have zero credibility on this subject, Kevin.

    Republicans can’t stand Barbara Boxer because she has the guts to offer genuine opposition. Republicans can’t tolerate real dissent, so when Barbara Boxer offers it, they try to shout her down, just like Kevin is doing now.

    I measure the strength of a candidate according to how much they make Republicans pout and fume and snort and dance around in a frightened little dance. By this measure alone, Barbara Boxer is the best candidate for 2008. The Republicans seem to be genuinely terrified of her.

  • Francesca

    …and here we have it, on the record – Kevin’s just another partisan Republican who can’t tell the difference between Al Quaida and Saddam Hussein. Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks of September 11, 2001!

  • Neal

    I’m with you, Francesca. And Kevin, you seem to spend all day long doing nothing but coming onto Irregular Times and complaining that the writers here don’t follow the Republican Party Line.

    Hmmm….

    Are you being paid taxpayer money by the Bush Administration to promote Republican policies, like Maggie Gallagher and Armstrong Williams were?

    That would explain how you can so casually disregard the duties of your day job…

  • Virginia K.

    I can’t think of a better candidate than Barbara Boxer, someone who dares to actually talk to the Republicans!

    I’m with it! Barbara Boxer in 2008!

  • Kevin

    Francesca and Neal:

    You didn’t address any of my points. Can you?

    I don’t care if you find me credible or not, really.

    And Francesca:
    “I measure the strength of a candidate according to how much they make Republicans pout and fume and snort and dance around in a frightened little dance.”

    That is NO WAY to decide the future direction of our country.

    “The Republicans seem to be genuinely terrified of her.”

    HahahahahA! I would tell that joke to my colleagues if I knew you weren’t being serious! Afraid of what? A loud-mouthed liberal who is only serving to stir up the far left into not leaving the Democratic party, which is standing on its last legs? Please.

    “Why should we believe anything you have to say about Barbara Boxer? You have zero credibility on this subject, Kevin.”

    You don’t have to believe anything I say. You don’t! But search for the transcript of that Floor speech. Go for it!

    “Republicans can’t tolerate real dissent”

    That’s right, Franny. We only tolerate FAKE dissent. Damn you for finding our secrets out! Actually, we DO tolerate dissent- from a logical and clear-minded perspective.

    And let’s not forget Neal, that ray of sunshine on my cloudy day:

    “That would explain how you can so casually disregard the duties of your day job… ”

    Neal, you’re funny! You really are! I don’t think you even know what I do! Actually, Neal, I work with emotionally disturbed/life skills junior high children. And you, Mr. Holier-Than-Thou? What do YOU do? Oh, did I mention I volunteer at camps around Texas for Mentally Challenged adults? Did I mention I tutor dyslexic children AFTER my normal working hours?

    And Neal, do you track how much I visit this website? Do you? If so, you sure spend a lot of time worrying about it for you to make a comment like that! Who was it you said was shirking their duties, Neal?

    Like I said, neither of you addressed the points of my post. Interesting.

  • Virginia K.

    Kevin, the more you fluster and bluster with no real content, the more it looks like you are terribly frightened of Barbara Boxer. I think that Francesca and Neal are right about that.

    Boxer for President in 2008! Frighten the Republicans!

  • Kevin, ignore Francesca and Neal. They’re bomb-tossers and I dislike their unrealistic rhetoric. I agree with some of their positions, but they really piss me off in their irresponsibility. They are visitors unaffiliated in any way with Irregular Times and, although I won’t ban them, I do wish they would BUZZ OFF.

    That said, I also dislike your unrealistic rhetoric.

    You try to show that Boxer contradicted herself by voting against an invasion of Iraq while having said of the attacks of September 11:

    “We are resolved to hold those who plan these attacks, who harbor these people absolutely a hundred percent accountable.”

    Problem: there is no evidence, none whatsoever, that the nation of Iraq or the person of Saddam Hussein were either in responsible in any way for the attacks of September 11, 2001.

    Barbara Boxer is clear on that distinction. You do not appear to be.

  • Kevin

    Benny, J.Matthew:
    Yeah, I know their type… ignore, ignore, ignore. That’s what I frequently tell my students. Alas, it’s easier to say than do sometimes.

    That being said…

    J.Matthew: I see your point. However, there are links that connect Saddam to terrorists, not necessarily Al-Qaeda.

    1) Hussein paid bonuses of up to $25,000 to the families of Palestinian homicide bombers.

    “President Saddam Hussein has recently told the head of the Palestinian political office, Faroq al Kaddoumi, his decision to raise the sum granted to each family of the martyrs of the Palestinian uprising to $25,000 instead of $10,000,” Iraq’s former deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, announced at a Baghdad meeting of Arab politicians and businessmen on March 11, 2002, Reuters reported two days later. Mahmoud Besharat, who the White House says disbursed these funds across the West Bank, gratefully said, “You would have to ask President Saddam why he is being so generous. But he is a revolutionary and he wants this distinguished struggle, the intifada, to continue.”

    2) U.S. Special Forces nabbed Abu Abbas last April 14 just outside Baghdad. Abbas masterminded the October 7–9, 1985, Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking in which Abbas’s men shot passenger Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year old Manhattan retiree, then rolled him, wheelchair and all, into the Mediterranean. Abbas briefly was in Italian custody at the time, but was released that October 12 because he possessed an Iraqi diplomatic passport. Since 2000, Abbas resided in Baghdad, still under Saddam Hussein’s protection”

    As I said, the links to Bin Laden are sketchy. But I think this war is about confronting the terrorists that have attacked us- not just on Sept. 11, but the USS Cole, the first WTC bombing, various plane and ship hijackings- and destroying them. Enough is enough.

    Like I asked earlier, do we put Saddam back in power?

  • Kevin

    Also, J.Matthew: Her comments were said during a 9/11 meeting, yes; but I think the choice of some of her words (these attacks, who harbor these people) and their ambiguity lend themselves to being interpreted as meaning ALL terrorists who attack and kill our own people.

    That’s my take on it, and that’s why I mention that particular quote.

  • Patricia

    Um, there are NO proven connections between terrorists and Saddam Hussein since before 1992.

    Kevin, your criticism is a real stretch. You offer no specific reason that Senator Boxer should have supported the invasion of Iraq. The reasons you suggest (9/11 and vaguely identified “terrorists”) turn out to be bunk. Then you come in with quotes that have nothing to do with the Iraq issue, and you ignore the fact that Barbara Boxer identified several instances in which Condoleeza Rice purposefully deceived the American people.

    Then, you’re also omitting the confrontation between Boxer and Rice about the letter that Rice sent to Congress demanding that Congress NOT institute a measure to strengthen prohibitions against torture (yes, the legislation Rice asked to be killed specifically used the word “torture”). Rice’s letter to Congress said that outlawing torture would restrict foreign policy.

    You’ve said in the past that you don’t condone torture. For the sake of argument, I’ll take that statement at face value.

    If you don’t condone torture, how can you support Condoleeza Rice, who sent a letter to Congress requesting the destruction of a measure that would strengthen laws against torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners? And, how can you criticize Senator Boxer for asking questions – and yes, Kevin, she did ask questions – of Condoleeza Rice about that letter?

    It seems to me that Barbara Boxer comes out as the clear moral winner of the confrontation, although the Bush Administration and Republican Party used their muscle to get the nomination through, intimidating weaker Democrats like Hillary Clinton in the process. Condoleeza Rice comes out as clearly defending torture, and the decision to invade and occupy Iraq.

    Barbara Boxer showed real integrity, and I think she would make a fine President of the United States. Twisting the facts can’t hide where the real shame lies: Boxer stands against torture, and Condoleeza Rice stands for it.

    To criticize Boxer for her stand against torture is to condone torture.

  • Patricia

    Kevin writes about Saddam Hussein’s connection to “terrorists that have attacked us- not just on Sept. 11, but the USS Cole, the first WTC bombing, various plane and ship hijackings”

    Kevin, attacking Israel is not attacking “us”. Israel has got its own problems. Furthermore, at the time of the Achille Lauro hijacking, the United States government was providing military aid to Saddam Hussein. So, shouldn’t we then, by your logic, go after the senior surviving member of that American government that colluded with Saddam Hussein? That would be George W. Bush’s father.

    To say that the Achille Lauro hijacking, and its three degrees of separation from Saddam Hussein, justify an invasion of Iraq almost twenty years later is absolutely nuts.

    To go ballistic at Barbara Boxer for failing to support such a twenty-years-later invasion is beyond nuts.

    Kevin, your argument is stretched so thin that it could easily be mistaken for thin air. There is no “sketchy” connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11. Every team of experts that has investigated the matter has said that there was no connection. None. Nada. Not even a sketchy one.

    So, please don’t blast Barbara Boxer for refusing to follow your conspiracy theory into a war that has already killed more than half the number of Americans who died on 9/11/01. It’s an unnecessary war – a solid majority of Americans believes it was a terrible mistake to invade Iraq – and Barbara Boxer is on the right side of history.

  • Patricia

    One final thing, Kevin. A “shill” is a person who promotes an idea out of base self-interest.

    That would be conservative so-called “journalists” Maggie Gallagher and Armstrong Williams, who took tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money from the Bush Administration to promote partisan Republican politics.

    Neal and Francesca are stating their own opinion, and don’t have to be written big government checks by the Bush Administration to do it. Neal and Francesca support Barbara Boxer for President because they believe that Senator Boxer is the best choice to lead America in the restoration of freedom and integrity. That’s not self interest. They are talking about the national interest of America.

    Please use your vocabulary correctly, Kevin. Maggie Gallagher and Armstrong Williams are shills. Neal and Francesca are not.

  • Patricia, why does it matter if Kevin condones torture or not? Kevin is not the Secretary of State. Kevin is not the President. It is much more important whether they do. Why can’t we focus on that?

  • Patricia

    J. Matthew, I criticize Condoleeza Rice for condoning torture AND I criticize those people who condone torture by defending Condoleeza Rice for condoning torture. See, I can do both!

    Amazing, huh? I think that the rank-and-file support for torture among Americans is a very interesting subject, as a matter of fact. I think that the insistence of many Americans that they certainly never ever would condone torture, right after they have been found to condone torture, is very interesting.

    But, I’m writing about Barbara Boxer in my posts here. Why do you have a problem with that, J. Matthew? You seem to be eager to dump on Francesca for earlier making the same point (no connection between 9/11 and Hussein) that you made later. Why so upset?

  • Kevin

    “Um, there are NO proven connections between terrorists and Saddam Hussein since before 1992″

    So, Patricia, does that make him a nice guy? Does that excuse everything he has done AFTER ’92?

    “To go ballistic at Barbara Boxer for failing to support such a twenty-years-later invasion is beyond nuts.”

    Patricia, my stance is not based SOLELY on that incident. It’s one attack among others that SHOULD have been dealt with. It was not. Others followed. We are, to quote BTO, taking care of business.

    “Patricia, why does it matter if Kevin condones torture or not? Kevin is not the Secretary of State. Kevin is not the President. It is much more important whether they do. Why can’t we focus on that?”

    Thanks, J.Matthew. Patricia, please, please, put the torture thing to rest. I’m done defending my position on that topic.

    “It’s an unnecessary war…”

    You’ve stated your position, Patricia, now I’ll state mine. This war, in my opinion, is the culmination of events against us by the “Islamo-fascists” (as Michael Savage calls them)- attacks that should have been taken care of loooooong ago. Like I said earlier, they were not taken care of, and now we are paying the price. It’s like the student who never does his homework, never pays attention in class, never does classwork, and then when the six-weeks is up and they realize they’re failing, they play catch-up. Was Saddam connected to 9/11? Some say he was, some say he wasn’t. I believe he was. Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m willing to defend my position. But it’ll have to wait until Monday, as I have my research on my work computer. Ooops.

    I don’t dislike Boxer because she’s a woman (I’m willing to bet someone would eventually accuse me of that), nor do I dislike her because she’s a liberal. I dislike her positions on issues that disagree with my position on those issues. That being said, I wouldn’t accept an invitation to have a beer with her either, nor will she be on my Christmas/Winter Solstice card list this year. Oh wait, she’s Jewish. She won’t be on my HANUKA list this year.

  • Kevin

    Yes, I know it’s also spelled Hanuakkah or Chanukua.

  • Kevin writes: “Was Saddam connected to 9/11? Some say he was, some say he wasn’t. I believe he was. Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m willing to defend my position.”

    So do. I’d love to see the solid evidence that proves it. ‘Cause there isn’t any solid evidence.

  • Thomas Artagn

    Democracy, in my opinion, survives by participation. On that note, I believe that Kevin is completely correct to make any of his comments, no matter how much I disagree with them. I believe that, at least the Bush Administration, the Republican have shown they disagree. In the days when it is clear that many media centers, Fox News among many, have forgotten what the reasons were for providing enough power for a free press to exist we need to be careful what we believe. The few media moments that I have been able to begin forming an opinion of Barbara Boxer have encouraged me to believe that a free America is still possible. My biggest complaint of the Republicans, in particular the Bush Administration, is their inability to keep up with the truth. Barbara Boxer has shown an advid desire to get to the truth.

  • I agree that Barbara Boxer is the best candidate. Senator Joseph Biden certainly is not. He gives in to the conservatives like a weakling all the time.

  • THB

    Barbara Boxer is the greatest American politician today. The campaign to elect her U.S. President in 2008 must be taken up seriously. Boxer2008.com should become an efficient engine of that campaign. Please invest some of the revenue generated by the sale of Boxer 2008 gear into upgrading the website! If that is not enough, start collecting donations! Boxer2008.com must become a communication and campaign center for all those who want to see Barbara Boxer inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20, 2009.

  • You’re absolutely right. We’ve gotten caught up in some other projects, but will be returning to this one soon – I promise.

  • THB

    Dear Odd Claude,

    I need to ask you about something I consider important. Please click on my initials, you will find a petition, beneath the petition you’ll again find my initials. Click on them in order to write me an email, to which I may respond.

    Thank you

  • THB,

    You can see that we have now added a blog to our Barbara Boxer for President website at Boxer2008.com.

    The blog is at Boxer2008.com/blog

    We started it yesterday, and as you can see, we’re still in the process of instituting a customized appearance and function, but you now have a better place to interact with us and contribute your ideas on how to help convince Barbara Boxer to run for President in 2008.

    Please let us know there, in the comments section, what else you think we can be doing, including what other pro-Boxer web sites you think we ought to link to.

    Thanks.

  • Note: We have also just added a link to your petition to the Boxer 2008 web site, at the Boxer Links page.

  • THB

    Hi Odd Claude,

    I tried to post a message on your new blog, but here is what I was told “Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment”. I couldn’t however see a box wherein to sign up. Also, please add a ‘Comment Preview’ there, as well! I hope you’ll fix that soon, and thank you for your efforts!

  • THB

    Note: Please email me, as requested above. I need to ask you about something I cannot state in public.

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