VIDEO: Barbara Boxer Literally Sprints to Avoid Viagra Question

Remember when California Senator Barbara Boxer suggested that Hobby Lobby and other private companies were sexist because they object to certain forms of birth control that they consider abortifacients but allegedly don’t object to covering Viagra and other drugs that treat erectile dysfunction?

No, seriously, that was an analogy that Boxer actually used in a national television appearance the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging the government’s contraception mandate:

“I have never heard Hobby Lobby or any other corporation…complain that Viagra is covered in many insurance plans, in practically all of them, or other kinds of, you know, things for men which I won’t go in to.”

The comparison was so absurd that even an MSNBC (!) host interrupted Boxer to make the painfully obvious point that there aren’t the same moral objections to Viagra that there are to birth control, particularly those forms that are believed to induce abortion.

“This is a life issue for [Hobby Lobby],” MSNBC’s host interjected.

Boxer was undeterred and continued to prattle on ignorantly about male bosses and Hobby Lobby.

Specious analogy aside, Boxer still had her admirers. Daily Surge’s own Robb “the 60-year-old intern” was inspired by her remarks and descended upon Washington, D.C. to solicit the help of the California Democrat.

You see, Daily Surge doesn’t cover Robb’s ED pills. Apparently we’re not alone. As Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air underscored, “Viagra (and other erectile-dysfunction drugs and treatments) aren’t widely covered by insurance. That’s one reason why a large online market for inexpensive purchases of the drugs exist.”

But Robb, like Senator Boxer, is of the opinion that bureaucrats must force companies to subsidize the sexual activity of their employees and anything less than full compliance with such a mandate is the same thing as denying access to drugs that are widely available in virtually every pharmacy in America.

Actually, Robb believes nothing of the sort (we think).

But it was fun to deploy him to D.C. anyway.

Unfortunately for Robb, Boxer was more interested in sprinting (literally) than answering a question on employer mandates and Viagra. Then there was Boxer’s staffer who conveniently remembered that his boss was “late” for a meeting just as the questions commenced.

Perhaps Boxer rushed away because she realized how embarrassing her original analogy was? Maybe she’s sexist toward men? An ageist? Or could it be that she’s both an ageist and a sexist?

Yikes!

Whatever the reason, our 60-year-old intern Robb is left having to foot the bill himself for the costs associated with getting his Wurlitzer to play again.

Enjoy the video above, share it, and be sure to watch it through the end.


Jason Mattera

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Jason Mattera is the New York Times bestselling author of Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars (Simon & Schuster 2014), Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama's Biggest Backers (Simon & Schuster 2012), and Obama Zombies: How The Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster 2010). He served as the youngest editor for any national publication, Human Events, and as a broadcaster with the legendary News Talk Radio 77 WABC in NYC. Mattera’s a Brooklyn native who currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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