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Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance (also, Feinstein a "fine senator," McCain admired)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3 April 2010 | Joe Garofoli

Posted on 04/03/2010 11:17:56 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who has been trying to appeal to conservatives in a tough, three-way primary race, said Friday that one of the senators she admires most is a Democrat: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

"Sen. Feinstein has been a fine senator for the state of California, and has accomplished a great deal. I would describe her as a pragmatic problem-solver," Fiorina told Chronicle reporters and editors during an interview with the newspaper's editorial board. "I admire her, I respect her. I like her. I think and I hope she would say the same about me."

Asked to cite senators she admired, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and first-time candidate mentioned Feinstein, for her practical approach to issues such as California's water crisis, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. In 2008, Fiorina served as a top economic adviser to McCain's presidential campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; antiabortion; carly; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; devore; diannefeinstein; feinstein; fiorina; johnmccain; mccain; soniasotomayor; sotomayor; tomcampbell
In regards to abortion (which isn't discussed in the article until the seventh paragraph), she talks about not having children of her own, and how her "husband's mother was told to abort him."

However, the article states that "abortion rights would not be her litmus test for approving a Supreme Court nominee," and reiterates a November 2009 event how she "'probably would have voted for' Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the court." And she said on Friday, "I do not believe where a potential judicial nominee stands on that issue is a qualifier or an unqualifier."

1 posted on 04/03/2010 11:17:56 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Are there any real conservatives left in California?


2 posted on 04/03/2010 11:19:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

Probably not. As I always say:

“Support the most conservative candidate who can win.”

I don’t know if that’s Carly or not. But the most conservative candidate who can win in Cali might make us all barf.


3 posted on 04/03/2010 11:20:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Civil Disobedience: Refuse Unconstitutional 0bummerCare. Let them try to arrest millions.)
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To: Tzimisce

Me...but I’m not running for office.


4 posted on 04/03/2010 11:20:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: CounterCounterCulture
However, the article states that "abortion rights would not be her litmus test for approving a Supreme Court nominee," and reiterates a November 2009 event how she "'probably would have voted for' Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the court." And she said on Friday, "I do not believe where a potential judicial nominee stands on that issue is a qualifier or an unqualifier."

So her Pro-Life position is just a smoke-screen, wink-wink, to get a majority of conservatives on her side.
5 posted on 04/03/2010 11:20:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CounterCounterCulture
To sink her candidacy in SECONDS, we just need to publicize this quote at every one of her appearances:

"No American has a right to a job."

In fact, let's steal that for the Tea Parties, and emend it to:

NO Politician has a right to a jobTM.

Cheers!

6 posted on 04/03/2010 11:21:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Tzimisce

Yes - Congressman Tom McClintock.

http://mcclintock.house.gov/issues/issues.shtml


7 posted on 04/03/2010 11:24:36 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: CounterCounterCulture

This smells too much like Holy Joe Lieberman saying the same thing during campaign ‘04 while figuratively winking.


8 posted on 04/03/2010 11:24:46 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Tzimisce
There's a few of us left. We even have one running against Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer...

*** Chuck DeVore ***

9 posted on 04/03/2010 11:28:31 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: SoConPubbie
Yes. It's one of those "I'm personally 'pro-life' but..." kind of messages.
10 posted on 04/03/2010 11:32:23 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Tzimisce

There are more conservatives in Ca than most states combined.
The problem is there are 10 million people in LA county - more than most states combined and guess what they are mostly liberal or illegal and both vote rat.
Ca is a place to block a far left senator like Boxer and Feinstein (wicked witches of the west).
If you want conservatives in the senate ask the many states that vote republicans in for POTUS by a large margin and have conservative state governments but vote extreme liberals for their senators.
Can you imagine 10 million liberals and illegals voting for
Ann Coulter?


11 posted on 04/03/2010 11:33:59 PM PDT by TJC
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To: Tzimisce
Are there any real conservatives left in California?

C'mon, Tz, you've been around Free Republic to know that it's based in Fresno -- the creation of a Californian, Jim Robinson.

12 posted on 04/03/2010 11:38:52 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Tzimisce
Are there any real conservatives left in California?
This website originates in California.
13 posted on 04/03/2010 11:39:52 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
"abortion rights would not be her litmus test for approving a Supreme Court nominee,"

yitbos

14 posted on 04/03/2010 11:46:49 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture

She’s about as liberal as Boxer. I can’t stand the woman - sorry she has cancer but still can’t abide her.


15 posted on 04/03/2010 11:49:02 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: CounterCounterCulture

How can a state the size of California not come up with a single decent human being to run for senator?


16 posted on 04/03/2010 11:51:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

We do (see post 9)


17 posted on 04/03/2010 11:52:30 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: grey_whiskers
"No American has a right to a job."

Well, at least she's right about something. ...as long as she doesn't turn around and add, "But Americans DO have a right to communist health care."

18 posted on 04/03/2010 11:55:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Tzimisce

Chuck DeVore runs against Boxer.


19 posted on 04/03/2010 11:57:50 PM PDT by Libertynotfree
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To: Lancey Howard

How can a state the size of California not come up with a single decent human being to run for senator?
- - - - - - - - -
Chuck De Vore is a great conservative. He is running for the nomination against Campbell and Fiorina. He needs our support. He was minority whip in the Assembly when he was asked to whip up support for a recent tax increase. He resigned his leadership position in protest. He speaks with authority and without notes or teleprompter. There’s video and a way to support him at www.chuckdevore.com . Check him out.


20 posted on 04/04/2010 12:33:37 AM PDT by excopconservative
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To: excopconservative

Can’t vote for Devote because I’m not in California but have sent money a couple of times and also made sure my friends in California know about him.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 12:56:32 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: okie01

Founded by Jim Robinson, catapulted to stardom by Jim Thompson.


22 posted on 04/04/2010 2:20:02 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: TJC

Have there been any studies estimating how many illegals vote in CA?


23 posted on 04/04/2010 2:39:19 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Tzimisce

There are a few of us, just not in politics apparently.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 3:02:54 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (Democrat: Someone who supports killing children, but protests executing convicted murderers.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I don’t know if that’s Carly or not. But the most conservative candidate who can win in Cali might make us all barf.”

Remember Reagon’s 80/20 rule. “If someone is with me 80% of the time then he/she is my friend”. I think Carly is about as close to 80% as one can hope for in Cali. So, suggest we support her. Btw, she is a fiscal conservative which is what is desperately needed. However, the state legislature must also be turned over for anything positive to happen.


25 posted on 04/04/2010 4:27:17 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: sergeantdave

I do not know but I would guess that if they did they would not release it.

It usually will not make a difference in state wide voting in Ca., as the rats out number us my a lot. It still needs to be stop and they still need to be escorted out of the US.

My point was stop expecting Ca to elect conservatives but not the conservative states. There are more ‘conservative’ states than liberal states, so we should always have a majority in the senate. Why did we have to rely on a RINO from Mass to break the filibusterer proof senate?
And then we complain that a RINO from liberal Mass does not always vote the way we do.

Ask our friends from the Dakotas, Co, Virginia, Montana,Indian ..... why they elect liberal rats????


26 posted on 04/04/2010 10:14:57 AM PDT by TJC
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To: CounterCounterCulture

“Fiorina served as a top economic adviser to McCain’s presidential campaign.”

LOL...Birds of a feather!!!!


27 posted on 04/04/2010 10:18:26 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; All

“*** Chuck DeVore *** “

Another promising candidate is
John Eastman running for atty. general in California and endorsed by Tom McClintok.

There is a very good interview with him here.
http://video.theterryandersonshow.com/SHOWS/2010/100314.mp3

http://www.eastmanforag.com/


28 posted on 04/04/2010 10:24:47 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: okie01

He could have moved in the 10 some odd years since setting up FR.

I think everyone else has.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 11:46:23 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I’m not voting for this bitch.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 11:52:40 AM PDT by calex59
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To: TJC
There are more conservatives in Ca than most states combined.

That I don't believe.

Ca is a place to block a far left senator like Boxer and Feinstein (wicked witches of the west).

Good luck getting rid of them.

Hey, I would LOVE to see them thrown out. But odds are, that's not going to happen.

If you want conservatives in the senate ask the many states that vote republicans in for POTUS by a large margin and have conservative state governments but vote extreme liberals for their senators.

I'm more worried about California: a state that elects RINOs almost exclusively. Status Quo isn't going to reverse anything Obama's doing. Working with him and trying to get along isn't going to stop him or his agenda.

And that's what we're looking at right now in California: two candidates who want to help Obama push through his agenda.
31 posted on 04/04/2010 11:52:54 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

And how is his campaign going? Does he even show up in the polls?


32 posted on 04/04/2010 11:53:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

5,011,781 voted republican in 2008 (there are a percentage that are more moderate the same can be said about all state republican parties). Add up the 20 smallest states and see what there total is.

Two of the three republicans are tied or ahead of Boxer.

Your from conservative Nebraska and you are criticizing California’s senators?????? How does a conservative state like yours elect Ben Nelson (rat). I would be embarrassed to say anything.

A state that when 452,979 Reb. 333,319 Rat in 2008?

BTW there are some 10 times more Republicans in Ca. that Ne. We deal with 10 million people in LA county and San FAGcisco/Oakland what do you deal with to allow Ben the POS Nelson to get elected?


33 posted on 04/04/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT by TJC
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I didn’t say “Republicans”. I said “Conservatives”.

Good to know that Arnold still has someone backing him out there.

Yes - Nelson got elected. He’s a Democrat right down to the core.

Arnold ran as a Conservative Republican...and how long did that last? Of course, a real Conservative out there is dead on arrival. The “Conservatives” out there couldn’t even push through the Protection of Marriage Amendment - the black vote going for Obama carried that day.


34 posted on 04/04/2010 7:15:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
Arnold ran as a Conservative Republican.

No, he did not.

35 posted on 04/04/2010 10:53:43 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Tzimisce; TJC
There are more conservatives in Ca than most states combined.

That I don't believe.

No, it's true. Don't forget, Cali is really really big. There are a ton of conservatives. But even more leftist morons.

36 posted on 04/04/2010 11:41:07 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
No, it's true. Don't forget, Cali is really really big. There are a ton of conservatives. But even more leftist morons.

Link?

Most people of common sense (i.e. Conservatives) have left California.
37 posted on 04/05/2010 4:18:14 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Carry_Okie

You know, I think I’m starting to see what another problem with the state of California.

Good luck out there.


38 posted on 04/05/2010 4:19:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

DeVore, along with Campbell and Fiorina, has consistently been within the margin of error of Boxer in the polls.

A great number of Republicans are still undecided in the primary. This is our one chance to elect the best, the brighest, the best qualified, and the most principled.


39 posted on 04/05/2010 10:40:38 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: AuntB

Chuck likes Eastman too. I got to hear the three main Republican candidates in a candidate forum at the last CAGOP convention.


40 posted on 04/05/2010 10:41:59 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Tzimisce

Many have left Cali and the exodus continues but it’s been on a less than massive scale. A lot of libs have left too and infected other states.

But most people can’t just up and leave their jobs and lives or don’t want to (yet).

It cast more votes for McLame than any other state. That’s how populous a state it is.


41 posted on 04/06/2010 1:43:45 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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