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Language of the Left

Not a day goes by without an outrageous comment from the Left. In these times of heightened political tensions, the rhetoric seems to be ratcheting up. Perhaps the most outrageous example to date comes from California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

Earlier in the week on the floor of the Senate, she compared to the Republicans in this battle over raising the debt ceiling and funding the government to people who commit domestic abuse. Part of her statement reads as follows:

"I have to say, when you start acting like you're committing domestic abuse, you've got a problem. 'I love you dear, but you know, I'm shutting down your entire government. I love you dear, but I'm going to default and you're going to be weak.' Something is dreadfully wrong."

That's pretty unbelievably insensitive. Given a chance to distance herself from these remarks, her office told my Fox News producers: “Senator Boxer believes that we all love America – So let's not hurt her with a government shutdown and a threat of catastrophic default.” That still doesn't explain why she felt it was appropriate to use such a metaphor to begin with.

In another example of outrageous rhetoric, let's go to Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York. On multiple occasions, Rangel has compared Tea Partiers to those who fought as Confederates. He told CNN: “This is all about a handful of people who got elected as Republicans that want to bring down our government. You can see it in the streets, you can see it where they are coming from. In the same way they fought as Confederates, they want to bring down the government and reform it.” That comparison was even challenged by CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield, when Rangel doubled down by saying to “take a look at the Dixiecrats, see how they went over to the Republican Party.”

So now we have Democrats tossing around analogies of domestic abuse and segregationists. This is adding to the name-calling we've already seen in recent days: “Extortionists,” “anarchists,” “hostage-takers,” “political terrorists,” “legislative arsonists.” The language of the Left has reached new lows, even for liberals.