Boxer: If ObamaCare covers Viagra, why shouldn’t it cover abortion?

posted at 5:34 pm on December 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

Because … no one has grave moral reservations about treating sexual dysfunction? Or is pregnancy itself a sexual “dysfunction” in this analogy?

The clip comes via The Hill. Even better than the Viagra comparison is her insinuation of a gender double standard perpetrated by dastardly male senators, never mind the fact that more women now call themselves pro-life than pro-choice. Or at least, that’s what Gallup claims. And you know how those little babies at Gallup can be.

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California….you get what you deserve.

Caper29 on December 8, 2009 at 5:36 PM

I hate her so much.

Jussi on December 8, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Do they listen to themselves speak and just not know what they say, or do they really, honestly, truly think that way? Astonishing. Really.

Sponge on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I’m shaking my head. I’d write her another letter as a supposed constituent, but I’ll just be getting another smarmy condescending reply, so why bother.

Bob's Kid on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Can we start calling her “Senator Facepalm”? Or, given her last name, how about “Senator Punch-Drunk”?

Either way, this woman has got to be one of the stupider people in the Senate and that’s a group that includes Al Franken and Patty Murray.

teke184 on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

this is what the Left considers “The Moral Argument”

rob verdi on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

*facepalm*

Joe Caps on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I live here, and I abhor that woman, nutty amoral looney, and I am being kid.

bbz123 on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

thats Senator Boxer

alexraye on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Yeah, ’cause sperm and a fertilized egg or fetus are the same thing.
Is that what she’s trying to say?
DeVore, Fiorina, SOMEBODY knock this broad off her ivory tower! PLEASE!

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Are we beaming this into space? Because if we are, we might as well close up shop, any intelligent race viewing this will exterminate us as quickly as possible,

justkevin on December 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

*facepalm*

Joe Caps on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

You got enough palm for the rest of us?

upinak on December 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Senator Ma’am needs to shut it.

Abby Adams on December 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Oops,”being kind”, if she did not have the power she has I would pity her.

bbz123 on December 8, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Wait…did the word “via*gra” actually trigger moderation?

MadisonConservative on December 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Let’s see: Boner pills vs. the life of a child.

Yeah, I see the argument. Good going, Babs. Your MENSA application has been approved.

JammieWearingFool on December 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Boy do they love to obfuscate, reproductive rights would seem to me the right to reproduce not the right to kill a baby.

fourdeucer on December 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Hillary wants her hair back.

WashJeff on December 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

I support putting my boot up your Donkey!.
hoping for her defeat in 2010?

hawkman on December 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Barbara Boxer & Viagara. Yeah, I see the reason Barb.

portlandon on December 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Ugly and dumb are indignant, again.

Schadenfreude on December 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

But we were told that treatments wouldn’t be politicized.

lorien1973 on December 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

If only Boxer had been aborted.

Gregor on December 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

I think Boxer has been getting clues from Melissa Rudd (whoever that is). Snatched from a friends facebook status, this is just eerily similar to what Ma’am babs said:

Let’s just get one of those personhood laws passed to make sperm count as people, so we can ban masturbation. Think of the millions of babies each man kills every day! Then maybe men can get on board, since it will affect their bodies. – Melissa Rudd (genius)

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

apples and oranges

CWforFreedom on December 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Senator Boxer should have been aborted.

grapeknutz on December 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Lame argument. So many holes but they do love it.

CWforFreedom on December 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Wait…did the word “via*gra” actually trigger moderation?

MadisonConservative on December 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM

It does indeed.

thomasaur on December 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Because … no one has grave moral reservations about treating sexual dysfunction? Or is pregnancy itself a sexual “dysfunction” in this analogy?

Because it’s sex, and sex is private. (That’s the basis of the removal of a whole host of laws that states passed).

Unless you use google. Natch.

Spirit of 1776 on December 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM

How about the Government staying out of everyone’s bedroom, and not passing this abortion of a healthcare bill…

phreshone on December 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Senator Boxer: still the greatest living argument against natural selection. Scientists are desperately trying to develop a “trick” to hide her decline into bestial existence.

Weight of Glory on December 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM

apples and oranges

CWforFreedom on December 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Rotten apples and oranges

SHARPTOOTH on December 8, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Wait…did the word “via*gra” actually trigger moderation?

MadisonConservative on December 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Has for the whole time I have been here.

upinak on December 8, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Shouldn’t cover either.

Blarg the Destroyer on December 8, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Boxer is such an incredible moron. The future of this poor sick Republic is not bright.

rplat on December 8, 2009 at 5:47 PM

“Madame President” at 7:30?

Ferris on December 8, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Because it’s sex, and sex is private. (That’s the basis of the removal of a whole host of laws that states passed).

All health is private. Botox is private too, and that won’t be covered.

Allahpundit on December 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM

So if men will agree to buy that particular perscription out of their own pocket, she’s okay with the no federal funds for abortion?

Cindy Munford on December 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Good going, Babs. Your MENSA application has been approved.

JammieWearingFool on December 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Now THAT is funny Jammie

JusDreamin on December 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Hey, this socialized medicine plan will almost euthanize the old, why not mulch the young too? Good thinking, Senator.

theCork on December 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

I really really hope Fiorina picks up some steam there. There’s no reason this dimwit should be allowed any responsibility.

oakpack on December 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

…almost certainly… PIMF

theCork on December 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Well, Babs has done it.

She has at last demonstrated that she is even dumber than Maxine Waters.

And that’s saying a lot.

Pelosi, of course, still rules the mountain.

notagool on December 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Allahpundit on December 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM

I didn’t say it was a good reason!

Spirit of 1776 on December 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Viva Suction Aspiration!

The Ugly American on December 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM

I think it will cover abortion… this just came across my lines:

Breaking-by a vote of 54-45 the senate leeches have ruled abortions will now be federally funded.

Haven’t been able to verify yet, AllahP is probably updating right now.

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

I think Babs and Hilary should have a cankles contest…

Helen Thomas can be the judge.

Seven Percent Solution on December 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

notagool on December 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Don’t forget Sheila Jackson-Lee. Gerrymandering ensures that particular idiot isn’t going anywhere until 2012 barring a miracle.

teke184 on December 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

So if men will agree to buy that particular perscription out of their own pocket, she’s okay with the no federal funds for abortion?

Cindy Munford on December 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

They shouldn’t have to. Erectile dysfunction is a medical disorder. Pregnancy isn’t. The entire argument is fallacious at its core.

MadisonConservative on December 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Neither should be covered. National health care should be a right extended to basic life saving treatment. Beyond that guys should have to pay for their own erections.

At least when the country is running a deficit. If there is ever a surplus again then, little blue boner pills and B0t0x for everyone.

dedalus on December 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

I think it’s a great point! Obamacare shouldn’t cover e.d. stuff or abortions! Or anything else!

JohnJ on December 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Verified.
Nelson amendment stripped.
http://spectator.org/blog/2009/12/08/senate-kills-nelson-abortion-a

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Why the foxtrot is vi ag ra going to be covered?

Monica on December 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Is it time to revolt yet?

jimmy2shoes on December 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Can we start calling her “Senator Facepalm”? Or, given her last name, how about “Senator Punch-Drunk”?

teke184 on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Senator “facepalm” works for me, since Senator Asshat has been overused for most of the rest of the chamber.

ihasurnominashun on December 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM

This woman is a walking joke and it would be funny if she didn’t take herself so seriously. Do her a favor voters and put her out of her misery in 2010.

SgtRed on December 8, 2009 at 5:56 PM

I bet Mr. Boxer never has to worry about that four hour thingy.

fogw on December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Cialis

Shambhala on December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Now again, why is it that she is described as the dumbest member of the Senate. You just can’t make this stuff up!

rjoco1 on December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM

HEY!!

You can say Cialis even if you cant say Via$$gra

Shambhala on December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM

That’s my Senator!

Super. Genius.

juanito on December 8, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Since I’m just a dumb war vet, maybe SENATOOOOOOR babs can explain to me what abortion has to do with reproduction?

Reproducing means women crapping giving birth, not murdering a fetus in her womb.

Blarg the Destroyer on December 8, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Testing? Why is this thread eating my comments?

JAM on December 8, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I think she has a point.

The federal government should NOT be subsidizing treatment for E.D.

malclave on December 8, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Verified.
Nelson amendment stripped.
http://spectator.org/blog/2009/12/08/senate-kills-nelson-abortion-a
NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Well there ya go, how grand; abortion mills run by the equivalent of the DMV.

Bishop on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I am so embarrassed. Boxer is my representative. I apologize to everyone. So sorry about this.

Mo2Do on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

She is a disgraceful public servant.

sherry on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Verified.
Nelson amendment stripped.
http://spectator.org/blog/2009/12/08/senate-kills-nelson-abortion-a

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Figures!

fourdeucer on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Donate to Chuck DeVore (not FioRINO)to get this CO2 and methane emitting windbag out of the Senate.

NTWR on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

teke184

you are so right.

Sheila Jackson-Lee’s brain has been Gerrymandered.

Let nobody say that America’s system of education can get worse!! We would be better off if all of the schools were shut down.

notagool on December 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Murder equals erection.

nondhimmie on December 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Well, we execute people for first degree murder, why not for traffic tickets?

Because giving someone a $10 pill is different from a several dollar procedure that carries the risk of death for two and the certain death of one.

barnone on December 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM

The entire argument is fallacious at its core.

MadisonConservative on December 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Of course it is. It would be interesting to see what her next arguement would be. I think Sen. Boxer, ma’am, would be called comic relief if she wasn’t a powerful member of the Senate.

Cindy Munford on December 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Nelson’s abortion amendment just got killed.

Cindy Munford on December 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Ummm, wouldn’t funding of abortion kinda defeat the purpose–one of them anyway–of treating ED?

Erich66 on December 8, 2009 at 6:02 PM

I’d write her another letter as a supposed constituent, but I’ll just be getting another smarmy condescending reply, so why bother.

Bob’s Kid on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I know what you mean. I occasionally send email though Boxer’s and Feinstein’s Senate sites… occasionally I’ll get a response for Feinstein suggesting that somebody actually read my comments.

malclave on December 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Nasty Baggage.

MarkJudge on December 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM

They just tabled Nelson’s amendment. 54-45. 7 Democrats joined Republicans to vote against tabling. The Hag Twins of Maine joined the Democrats to table it.

If those 7 Democrats refuse to vote for the bill now without that amendment, healthcare is dead in the water.

Enoxo on December 8, 2009 at 6:04 PM

The Hag Twins of Maine joined the Democrats to table it.

Also known as the RINO Sorority Sisters. So, what does this mean? Will the Democrats vote along party lines when they vote to pass the Senate bill? Are we screwed or saved?

kingsjester on December 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Holy crap!!! The liberal mind is getting stretched thinner and thinner with moral equivalence analogies. What a retarded piece of filth this woman is.

Jarhead68 on December 8, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Pfizer doesn’t half the V!@gra I’d need to sleep with Babs.

TXUS on December 8, 2009 at 6:08 PM

have half

TXUS on December 8, 2009 at 6:09 PM

HA or somethign has been eating my comments.

davidk on December 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Senator Babs: IQ in free fall

ya2daup on December 8, 2009 at 6:12 PM

I am so embarrassed. Boxer is my representative. I apologize to everyone. So sorry about this.

Mo2Do on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

If you didn’t vote for her you have nothing to apologize for. I was a CA resident when I turned 18 back in the 70′s and cast my first vote for Jerry Brown. To this day when I think about that I shake my head and mutter “dumbass” to myself. My only excuse was being 18 and stupid. Besides, he looked nice on TV. But please do what you can to convince your fellow Californians to dump that nasty piece of work. You probably have more qualified candidates cooling their heels in Folsom.

SKYFOX on December 8, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Okay, that’s annoying. HotAir won’t let me use the V word in comments, but it’s in the post. Come ON.

The bill should not cover the V word OR abortions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Surely the “V” word will get through. I’m sure the full spelling of the drug that helps men get it up won’t make it through. geeez

bridgetown on December 8, 2009 at 6:14 PM

I don’t think taxpayers should fun \/iagra either, not that the two are comparable.

jhffmn on December 8, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Brought to us by the good people/morons of California. A pill for an erection is now the moral equivalent to killing an unborn baby?

orlandocajun on December 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM

\/iagra

take that filter.

jhffmn on December 8, 2009 at 6:18 PM

SKYFOX

rjoco1 on December 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM

SKYFOX

rjoco1 on December 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I really wish they’d put a gong out on the Senate floor . . .

Ingenue on December 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Okay, that’s annoying. HotAir won’t let me use the V word in comments, but it’s in the post. Come ON.

bridgetown on December 8, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Probably an anti-spam feature.

malclave on December 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Abortion Kills!
And, we are NOT going to pay for the two bags that your husband has to put over your head to have sex with you, ma’am.

HornetSting on December 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM

The Hag Twins of Maine joined the Democrats to table it.
Also known as the RINO Sorority Sisters. So, what does this mean? Will the Democrats vote along party lines when they vote to pass the Senate bill? Are we screwed or saved?

kingsjester on December 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Screwed. KARL has a good discussion of this in the HA headlines.

TXUS on December 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM

cause like, ya know, life and death are the same, sort of.

Geochelone on December 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Sorry about the double entry. My keyboard slipped. I was going to mention that Brown was dating Linda Ronstadt at the time. I liked her at the time but she turned out to be a mess too.

rjoco1 on December 8, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Let me see if I understand Boxer’s argument:

“Since we’re going to provide funding to assure that guys can use their willies, we need to provide funding in case they actually use their willies correctly.”

Our tax dollars hard at work (no pun).

Erich66 on December 8, 2009 at 6:23 PM

\/iagra
take that filter.

jhffmn on December 8, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Yeah, filter, and don’t fvck with us again!

TXUS on December 8, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Holy crap!!! The liberal mind is getting stretched thinner and thinner with moral equivalence analogies. What a retarded piece of filth this woman is.

Jarhead68 on December 8, 2009 at 6:08 PM

While the liberals do have the organ called a brain. The presence of a mind is still in dispute.

chemman on December 8, 2009 at 6:24 PM

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