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Carly Fiorina just lost the Latino vote in the California Senate race (BS editorial)
The San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | April 30, 2010

Posted on 04/30/2010 4:17:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

In a grilling of an interview by Wolf Blitzer on CNN's The Situation Room, Carly Florina, running against U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in an election battle for Boxer's California seat in The Senate, said that she understood and supports Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010; ca2010; fiorina; latinovote

1 posted on 04/30/2010 4:17:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is a very good litmus test. Any politician who doesn’t support this law has exposed themselves as being unwilling to enforce immigration law.

Good for her.


2 posted on 04/30/2010 4:19:46 PM PDT by marron
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; Las Vegas Ron; SandRat; Salvation; PhiKapMom; ...
I don't see this hurting Fiorina, not even in California. Most voters think the law is a good idea, the elites’ cater-walling notwithstanding.
3 posted on 04/30/2010 4:19:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: marron

I live in California; since she support this legislation; then I have no problem voting for her in the primary.


4 posted on 04/30/2010 4:23:21 PM PDT by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I was watching Fox 11 News here in LA last night and all they were bitching about was the Arizona law and how “Most Californians support amnesty” hmmm, they NEVER interviewed me and the only ones who want amnesty for illegals are progressives who see them as Dem voters. I was never a fan of Fiorina but now that she has said this she gets one good mark in my book


5 posted on 04/30/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Clintonfatigued

Allright!


6 posted on 04/30/2010 4:25:18 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellent!


7 posted on 04/30/2010 4:26:02 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; marron; dhuynh73
All three Republican candidates are now officially declared to support the law.

Vote for the best and proven conservative in the race...
Chuck DeVore

8 posted on 04/30/2010 4:28:42 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I don't see this hurting Fiorina, not even in California. Most voters think the law is a good idea, the elites’ cater-walling notwithstanding.

I seem to recall that Prop 187 to deny state services to illegal aliens passed by 60% to 40% back in 1994. Of course it was subsequently overturned by the judicial tyranny there.

9 posted on 04/30/2010 4:30:22 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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Previous thread (from April 28)
Campbell, DeVore back Arizona immigration law; Fiorina undecided
10 posted on 04/30/2010 4:31:35 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Chuck DeVore is a good man. It’s too bad he’s not a strong candidate.


11 posted on 04/30/2010 4:31:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Even Tom Campbell, one of her opponents and constitutional lawyer, said the law is constitutional. I half expected him to bad-mouth it. Good for the both of them.


12 posted on 04/30/2010 4:32:08 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: Sarah Barracuda

so she stands for the law good for her.

Now maybe we need to get those who defend illegal activity on record as saying so.

As for the MSM they make me sick, they are not bias they’re corrupt .

It’s sickening to see that we do not have a fair and free media now.
Will Wolf now grill the rats on their support of illegals, notice the word ILLEGALS and will he get them to say that illegals should not be here as they are breaking the law


13 posted on 04/30/2010 4:32:09 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Clintonfatigued

In fact, she just got herself ELECTED.


14 posted on 04/30/2010 4:32:35 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Clintonfatigued

I understand and support it.


15 posted on 04/30/2010 4:32:40 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Clintonfatigued
One of the left's favorite words is "unfair".

I don't know why the anti-illegal candidates don't pound away at how unfair it is to those who come here legally and play by the rules.

From what I've read, coming here legally is a pain in the neck. They should not be punished for going through the bureaucracy and waiting in line, while those who cheat get rewarded.

16 posted on 04/30/2010 4:32:51 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Clintonfatigued
The more I hear of Carly the more I like her.
17 posted on 04/30/2010 4:33:13 PM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: marron; All

I think we have entered the litmust test election.

Fiorina is already in the idiot class.

all candidates must be:

small government
build border fence
lower taxes
traditional marriage (NO civil union BS)
pro-second amendment
pro-abortion restrictions (I give on this to use the ratchet effect to our advantage)
English is the official language
Strong US military (do ask do expell)


18 posted on 04/30/2010 4:33:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
all candidates must be: small government build border fence lower taxes traditional marriage (NO civil union BS) pro-second amendment pro-abortion restrictions (I give on this to use the ratchet effect to our advantage) English is the official language Strong US military (do ask do expell)

You're singing my song. Run for office, I'll vote for you.

And I agree. I'm looking for candidates who support those positions without batting an eye. Flat out.

19 posted on 04/30/2010 4:36:25 PM PDT by marron
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To: longtermmemmory
Your list won't fly in CA.

CA is ripe for smaller govt...but more (l)ibertarian on social issues.

A true fiscal and Constitutional, 10th Amendment "conservative" can win state-wide here for federal office.

If such a litmus test is imposed, they cannot and you'll get a fiscal/constitutional liberal along with the social liberal...all in the same Dem package.

20 posted on 04/30/2010 4:41:28 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Clintonfatigued
Free-Riders, criminals, welfare clusters (can't call the fatherless groups "families"), sex deviates, Union-dependent non-aspirants, etc. are the Democrat voterbase, no matter what. The Party that redistributes wealth to buy their votes is never going to change who they vote for, and NO ONE without a (D) by their name gets their vote.

The soon to be granted Blanket Amnesty will fill the polls with more Democrat supporters.

21 posted on 04/30/2010 4:46:51 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I guess we’ll see won’t we?


22 posted on 04/30/2010 4:47:15 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Tom Campbell is not a strong candidate. He lost to Feinstein by almost 20%. He's a squishy moderate that will excite the base and frustrated independents much like John McCain did against Obama.

Carly Fiorina is not a strong candidate. She's an empty-suited lightweight, a product of what her handlers tell her to say. She's only in the conversation because she has money, but thus far she trails Campbell.

DeVore is a fighter who has defeated well-funded woman before when he first won his assembly seat. He is the proven fiscal conservative champion with a military background and ties to the Reagan era.

Once Republicans understand we have one and only one chance to elect a proven conservative, they must back him or continue to swim in irrelevance. 2010 will be a lost opportunity in California if we nominate squishes and risk Republicans staying home again (figuratively speaking) in November.

23 posted on 04/30/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: manc
The media bias is going to get much worse. As the Depression continues in California and the news media continues to shrink, particularly the print media, reporters and professional commenters may be easily purchased by the large agricultural interests in the state.
24 posted on 04/30/2010 4:51:31 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: dhuynh73
I live in California; since she support this legislation; then I have no problem voting for her in the primary.

Or, you could just vote for the actual conservative in the race: Chuck DeVore

25 posted on 04/30/2010 4:58:55 PM PDT by Falcon28 (Allen West - 2012 * For a list of conservative candidates in 2010, see my profile)
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To: dhuynh73

DeVore is MUCH more conservative, a Veteran, and he has a much better voting record.


26 posted on 04/30/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: usflagwaver

I will keep your advice in mind.


27 posted on 04/30/2010 5:17:49 PM PDT by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Some good news in California.


28 posted on 04/30/2010 5:36:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: marron

Reading the article, apparently Fiorina says she understands Arizona’s law, but did NOT say she supports it. The author is inferring that because Fiorina did not condemn the law. Still, it beats Cardinal Mahony’s insane lust for more plantation workers, and Senator Boxer’s placement of more liberal voters above the security and prosperity of America. I presume Campbell doesn’t like the bill, either, because his Saudi masters can’t import more terrorists into America.


29 posted on 05/01/2010 5:42:26 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus
You're right, and its disappointing.

The writer's description of her trying to weasel around the question is probably accurate, I've seen the same thing in other supposed "moderates". Its something that comes with not really knowing what you believe or why you believe it.

She knows she is running for office in a heavily latino state and fears to say anything that goes against supposed orthodoxy that will draw fire from the press. But look, if you're not a Democrat, you're going to draw fire. If you don't accept orthodoxy, you're going to draw fire. The only proper response is to do a Palin and go bold. Heck yes I support the bill. Most people do, and for good reason.

I'm so tired of electing politicians who don't know what they stand for other than topping off their resume.

30 posted on 05/01/2010 11:55:53 AM PDT by marron
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