~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington D.C. hosted by the American Conservative Union, Fiorina lit into the establishment for expressing “horror” at the choice of the voters.
‘The Democrat establishment, aided and abetted by the media establishment, decided that it is now Hillary’s turn,’ Fiorina said of the Democrats. ‘At last year’s CPAC, many in the media called me ‘mean’ because I said, ‘Flying is an activity, not an accomplishment. Mrs. Clinton, please name an accomplishment.’’
She then turned to her own party.
The Republican establishment thought it too knew just what to do after the 2012 election. First, they decided, we needed comprehensive immigration reform. Then, we needed to talk less about ‘the social issues’. And there were too many candidates in the 2012 primaries….
Republican Party, presidential primary candidate, Carly Fiorina, who came in seventh place with 4.% of votes in the New Hamsphire caucuses suspended her 2016 presidential bid this afternoon, in a statement
New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is also expected to end his campaign before day’s end.
Below is an excerpt from statement posted on her Facebook page about an hour ago:
…While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.
Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable….
Fiorina’s statement can be read in its entirety here. Below is the now former candidate’s speech in New Hampshire last night after the elections results came in.
Not faring much better in the caucuses last night in New Hamsphire, Christie came in sixth place with 7.4% of votes, zero delegates after which the governor informed supporters that he was heading home to New Jersey to re-assess his presidential bid.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire, a source close to the campaign said Wednesday.
Christie made the announcement on a call with his campaign. He staked his hopes on New Hampshire, but finished sixth on Tuesday night with just 7% of the vote.
The decision marks a sudden end for someone once seen as a potential front-runner. In the wake of the 2012 election, Christie appeared poised for a strong bid for the Republican nomination — he won a second term as the Republican governor of a blue state and led the…
After the “ladies” of The View insulted Carly Fiorina’s appearance during the debate, she said if she ever gets invited back onto the show, she’d like to see if they’d say that to her face.
Well, apparently, the catty women on The View didn’t like being called out for being rude. They have invited her back on Friday and she’s going but Whoopi, who won’t be present on Friday, took the coward’s way out and insulted her during Monday’s show.
Whoopi Goldberg said they raised Carly’s standing and then she actually said that Carly needs to learn when someone is coming for her, someone is paying her a compliment or just making an observation.
Hey, Whoopi, you are demented looking. I’m just making an observation!
Aren’t they the ones who said Trump shouldn’t insult people? Only they can insult people I guess […]
Because the last name Bush could prove a liability and distraction to Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy, brother George W. Bush declared last spring that he would stay out of the fray surrounding the 2016 elections, i.e., until this past weekend when the former president criticized 2016 Republican Party presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump before a room full of donors.
While one might expect that Donald Trump with his never ending attacks on Jeb Bush, the latest pouncing of which is that 911 occurred on GWB’s watch that Trump would be number one on GWB’s hit list (if GWB had a hit list. Instead, GWB sees Senator Ted Cruz as the bigger threat to brother Jeb’s path to the White House.
According to GWB, Cruz’ is a formidable opponent due to his popularity in Texas and across the South.
Bush who is cruising for donors on behalf of brother, Jeb shares views with the Progressive Republican leadership that Cruz has hijacked the Republican Party.
I guess it doesn’t help that according to polls, Jeb Bush’s hopes for the White House continues to diminish by the day as Trump’s and Ben Carson’s increases.
Bush has gone from second place last July in the polls to now ranking in fifth place.
Donald Trump cementing his spot on top is polling at 25 percent and Carson at 22 percent while Bush remains at 8 percent.
As with Trump, as the mainstream media steps up its attacks on Carson, Carson rises in the polls.
According to Breitbart, Senator Ted Cruz nearly doubled his support in September. “He is behind Rubio with 9 percent of the vote, just ahead of Bush. Carly Fiorina, who received a big boost in August, dropped a bit in September. Still, she is essentially tied with Bush with 7 percent support….”
Bill O’Reilly just gave Fiorina a “Polygraph in front of God and Americans. Her statements to Bill have been etched in stone and there’s no “wiggle” room.
A smart ex CEO of Hewlett Packard would never have agreed to an interview with O’Reilly, but then again who said she was smart! FOX News has 3 million plus followers nightly; she just cut her own throat in exactly 5 minutes. Here’s what Carly said O’Reilly’s factor.
Published on Sep 23, 2015
Bill O’Reilly Carly Fiorina FULL Interview On Hillary Clinton and Stopping Trump.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina joined Bill O’Reilly on “The Factor” tonight to react to attacks on her record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Carly Fiorina pointed out that during her tenure as CEO from 1999 to 2005, she saved 80,000 jobs, went on to grow 150,000 jobs, tripled the company’s rate of innovation to 15 patents a day, quadrupled both the cash flow and grow rate and brought Hewlett-Packard from a Fortune 28 company to a Fortune 11….
“I have such great admiration and empathy for Hillary Clinton…I have great admiration for her because I know what it takes in some small measure to do what she has done. She is obviously incredibly intelligent, focused, tough, determined, empathetic of all the tens of millions of people that she was trying to represent in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States….
And as a woman, I take great pride in the fact that Hillary Clinton ran for president. And I also watched with a lot of empathy as I saw how she was scrutinized, characterized, talked about as a woman…”
Think Progress obtained an audio clip (below) of Fiorina at that time praising Clinton which yet again raises serious questions about Fiorina’s loyalties (well maybe, maybe not but seven years later, one can’t help but wonder):
While I think woman have made great progress in so many ways I also known from personal experience that women in positions of power – particularly bold women – who are trying to drive change as Hillary Clinton must surely is…bold women, women in power are characterized, scrutinized differently than their male counterparts are…”
NOTE: Fiorina was responding to aspersions made against John McCain’s 2008 campaign by Progressives accusing the presidential candidate of sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton.
The intent behind ThinkProgress’ release of the audio was clearly a diversionary tactic intended to dismiss the outcry from Republicans at the time regarding the historically vicious sexist propaganda waged by the Progressive media and establishment against 2008 vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
ENTER 2015: while Fiorina’s 2008 compassion and praise of Clinton will not sit well with Conservatives, it provides plenty ammunition for Progressives to use against 2016 Republican party primary candidate should she become the GOP’s candidate of choice.
This is just one of the many reasons to vet Fiorina. Americans have been played far too often as candidates pretend to be that which they are not.
So was Fiorina merely attempting to mollify women or was her overwhelming praise for Hillary Clinton the REAL Carly Fiorina?
Climate Change Advocate:
When asked earlier this year in an interview with Katie Couric “Is manmade global warming a problem?” Fiorina who has bought into the argument that climate change aka global warming exists was evasive in her response.
Even worse, Fiorina’s facts were all wrong.
Emphasizing her belief that the nation “must focus on innovation…we have to make coal cleaner…,” Fiorina failed to acknowledge that there has been no global warming for the past 17 or 18 years.
While Americans can agree with Fiorina that outlawing coal is “self-defeating,” Fiorina does not say how she would achieving clean coal technology. Through more government regulation? What?
In order to invest in clean coal, you need a healthy industry to make those investments, and you also need the federal government to do some of that basic research. There are some very basic things that the federal government could be helpful on. One of the things I always say when we get involved with the topic of climate change is the answer to this is innovation not regulation….
A “healthy industry”. Strong words coming from one who left Hewlett Packard, anything but. Well, the coal industry IS NOT healthy, so what then?
If we were investing in clean coal technology and achieved some level of progress and breakthrough, we could be exporting that technology to China. We could help them solve a problem, but we could also develop a competitive advantage and help our own economy. This is a better, more productive answer than shutting down our own coal plants while the Chinese continue to burn coal at tremendous rates. It destroys our coal mining community, it’s bad for our economy, and it doesn’t allow us to invest in the technology that ultimately could make a difference in climate change by having a positive impact on China’s coal burning industry…. Source: The Fuse.
Speaking of which since Republicans have had the House and the Senate since 2014, why have they made no effort to reign in the Obama’s administration destruction of the coal industry (the subject of which will be addressed in a later post) which brings me to the:
As pointed out by Scott Shackford at Reason.com, “Fiorina is benefitting somewhat from having an ‘outsider’ status while holding many of the same positions as ‘insiders’ whom she’s currently beating in the polls.”
Fiorina who insists that she is not part of the establishment has often sided with the Progressive leadership of both parties.
“Fiorina says she wants to throw punches at Clinton on the issues, but how can she when she has sometimes sounded just like Clinton? As Daniel Horowitz writes at Conservative Review, ‘During the 2013 Obamacare funding showdown, Carly ripped into Ted Cruz, echoing the Democrat talking points about the ‘Cruz shutdown.’ She also said she felt bad for John Boehner. If you look at her statement carefully, this runs a lot deeper than the issue of defunding Obamacare….”