Skip to comments.The Demon Sheep of Zion (California's U.S. Senate 2010 Primary)
Posted on 05/05/2010 11:18:54 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
It is time to say openly what Jewish Republicans in California whisper quietly: throughout her years in public life, Carly Fiorina never associated demonstrably with those supporting a secure and safe Israel with united Jerusalem as her capital. Quite the contrary: everything she has written, down to her memoirs, points otherwise. Everything she has said the curious way and timing of her pronouncements on the Middle East points otherwise. Even her close associations, as with the Reverend Jesse Jackson , augur otherwise.
There is something unseemly in Ms. Fiorinas posturing on Israel in her campaign for the GOP nomination to seek Barbara Boxers U.S. Senate seat this fall. Given the presence of Tom Campbell in the race a candidate whose very name brings shudders to Israels supporters among California Republicans Ms. Fiorina cynically saw an easy opportunity to woo Jewish voters by hastily casting her vanilla Mideast record as pro-Israel. It is not, and she is not.
There is only one demonstrably pro-Israel candidate running in this springs GOP Primary: Chuck DeVore As he stands alone among the three Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate on a wide range of conservative issues, with the only demonstrated record among them for opposing increased taxation and new government spending to supporting a wide range of conservative principles and values, so DeVore stands alone among them as the only tried-and-tested friend of Israel. Chucks record on the Middle East has been consistent, is deeply principled, and is rooted in a world view that reflects his own early association with the Administration of Ronald Reagan. He has long supported and stood with Israel, as a volunteer who worked the phones on Green Sunday telethons for the Jewish National Fund, and even as a State Assemblyman who leveraged his office to persuade the UC-Irvine Administration to allow videotaping of incendiary Muslim Student Union meetings on campus that previously had been conducted with an administration-enforced ban on recordings...
There is only one real candidate running and that is DeVore. The money will flow heavily to DeVore if he can pull off a primary upset. Right now he is hobbled by two big money candidates both of which are fatally flawed to run against Boxer. Campbell isn’t going to peal of moderate to liberal voters from Boxer and she is going to eviscerate him over his time spent working for the Governor. There is a reason Campbell lost to Feinstein in a landslide. He was and is a dull liberal wonkish Republican ala Frum. Carly is just a rich opportunist. I could stomach her more than campbell but I don’t expect huge things from her and I would be really worried if with the money she has poured into the race that she still can’t close on Campbell and appears to have lost ground in polling as DeVore has gained.
Maybe California deserves weak swill neoliberals running the place if the thousands of conservatives in the state won’t support monetarily an honest principled conservative candidate over two empty suit weak swill politicians then I don’t know what to say. You get what you vote and pay for.
Time to send the moderate interlopers home for good..