Skip to comments.Palin bucks the tea parties, endorses Carly Fiorina (DeVore spokesman responds)
Posted on 05/06/2010 7:02:49 PM PDT by FTJM
Way back in November, right after announcing her bid for the U.S. Senate in California, Republican candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told conservatives in Washington that she "shared Sarah Palin's values." Today, Palin returns the favor.
Carly is the Commonsense Conservative that California needs and our country could sure use in these trying times. Most importantly, shes running for the right reasons. She has an understanding that is sorely lacking in D.C. Shes not a career politician. Shes a businesswoman who has run a major corporation. She knows how to really incentivize job creation. Her fiscal conservatism is rooted in real life experience. She knows that when government grows, the private sector shrinks under the burden of debt and deficits. We can trust Carly to do the right thing for Americas economy and to make the principled decisions she has throughout her professional career.
Fiorina, who's struggled a bit to regain front-runner status in the primary race since former congressman Tom Campbell entered it, has collected endorsement after endorsement from national conservative groups -- especially anti-abortion rights groups. The most conservative candidate in the race, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, has been endorsed by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and the Tea Party Express, so there you go if you're looking for a story of "tea party infighting."
UPDATE: DeVore spokesman Joshua Trevino reacts:
Sarah Palin's endorsement brings with it tremendous media attention, but not necessarily votes. Conservative activists in California know and like Chuck DeVore -- and that's our bottom line.
I think the best I can do is point you toward the responses from the conservative base on Palin's Facebook page, and on Twitter: there's a lot of them respectfully but firmly telling the former Governor that she's been misled here. And they're right.
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
California only elects women or girly-men but NEVER MEN. Testosterone poses a threat to the pansy leftists in control (Fem-bot teachers Unions, etc.).
Let me ask you a question then. Has Fiorina advocated a Constitutional Amendment on the matter?
Well, let me say that I also see that the Supreme Court Justices themselves aren't the problem, and I see also that it's legal and it's been a settled issue for decades now, in the law, and I also see that it's theoretical unless you get the law changed -- and so -- my solution is a Constitutional Amendment...
Now, since I'm thinking along the same lines as she is -- I would imagine that she would also support a Constitutional Amendment to that effect, just like I would.
But, you can surely ask her and see if she would support one. That would be a good question...
Otherwise, she's "right in line" with the very same thinking I have on the matter, too...
I’m pretty certain that the candidate Boxer fears the most is Fiorina. DeVore is the one she wants to run against because he can’t win statewide, not in California. Fiorina, a moderately conservative candidate, and a woman, is a double-whammy that Boxer will have a hard time defeating.
So much for the Palin fan club.
Ummm... what? You want to dismiss the rank and file home-grown American? LOL ...
You've got a large group of Americans to dismiss, then ... :-)
You are of course playing within the world political power structure. You are a public darling, we have liked most of your values, but you are certainly no say Allan Mullaly, CEO of Ford, or Bert Rutan of aviation genius, or in the league of certain creative minds.
The last thing you should be doing to help your country is endorsing any political aspirant of BIG EGO, like John McCain, or apparently, Carly Fiorina (a flop at HP).
These personalities, like Barack Obama, are the problem. They circumvent the talent of enterprise. It is the arrogance that imposes the tragedies of government manipulation. How obvious is it?
Big business, or even the military, is NO guarantee whatsoever on what is necessary. You might be misguided in character selection.
Aside from those little pesky facts, you would probably be right ... :-) ...
[ ... that's kinda like saying "It would be dark if it weren't daytime ... LOL ... ]
Fiorina is no less of a RINO than Devore. I have no idea why conservatives are jumping on his bandwagon.
You want to know my favorite thing about short-haired, male dogs? See, I’ve never owned a male bulldog-type canine until recently.
I can understand why you would be reluctant to respond so I’ll just come right out and say it.
It’s the nutsack.
Unlike a terrier or other more hirsute-type dog, the junk, well, it’s all right out there, know what I mean?
My American bulldog pup, 6 months, jogging along with his balls the size of apricots bouncing up and down. It kind of gives him this I-don’t-care/what-you-see-is what-you-get attitude.
Kinda reminds me of the way Sarah Palin used to be (except, of course, hers were higher u), before she rented them out.
I’m thinking of changing his name to `Governor Jan.’
She supports a path to citizenship. You know that.
The other day, ST was also pimping for soft-on-illegal immigration candidate BJ Lawson (4th district NC) over solidly anti-illegal immigration candidate Frank Roche. I'm detecting a pattern.
I love this thread. Hopefully, all those on this thread with strong opinions will be able to put their grudges aside and vote for whoever wins the Republican nomination. Boxer must go!
I think the idea that Sarah Palin is pro-amnesty is something that is “trotted out” every chance the “Palin-haters” get to do it ... LOL ...
So it’s come to this: If anybody voices concerns about Palin’s decisions such as her support of the “Maverick” RINO McCain, we’re now called “Palin-haters?” Are you serious?
This is very troubling that some on our side will tolerate no legitimate criticizm of Palin. How does this blind allegiance make us any different than some of the Obamabots?
This cult of personality is really disturbing.
"My husband's mother was told to abort him," Fiorina said. "She spent a year in the hospital after his birth. My husband is the joy of her life, and he is the rock of my life. So those experiences have shaped my view.
But we want to know if she's merely paying us lip service to secure the Republican nomination?
Imagine if a slavery abolitionist such as Frederick Douglass during Antebellum America had stated "while that is a very important issue, it is frankly a decided issue."
Or imagine him saying, I do not believe where a potential judicial nominee stands on that issue (of slavery) is a qualifier or an unqualifier.
(the above quotes being Carly's quotes in regard to the abortion issue, modified only to fit the times of Douglass)
It would be ludicrous that an advocate would be so cavalier about the process.
That kind of mere dismissal of the Supreme Court nomination process is part of the problem. You can scoff that something is settled, then the next ruling does something even more atrocious (slavery: Dred Scott ruling; abortion: perhaps the reversal of the partial birth abortion ban)
I would certainly welcome a Constitutional Amendment regarding Personhood of the preborn, as is being attempted in some states right now. In the meantime, this current Supreme Court or the subsequent one once Obama gets his future nominee cleared, can continue to thwart states' attempts.
Those who give a pass to leftist jurors (and it's not just abortion they are wrong on) are not doing us any favors. If Carly's merely quipping it's a "decided issue" or a "theoretical issue," she is not an advocate for the pro-life movement, and the so-called pro-life groups that endorsed her ought to be ashamed.
What was your previous screen name?
I don’t understand it either, strong conservatives have dominated California politics for decades. NOT
With over 65% of the voters in California identifying themselves as either liberal or middle of the road (of course they are nutjobs). I am not sure a strong conservative could muster much more than 35% of the vote. Rational thought suggests there are places in the country that do not have a conservative slant.
And yes we have to settle for less by running the best opponent even if it means incremental improvement; that’s just a fact of life. I hate it and I am sure a lot of others do too. But life and politics are never fair.
So basically, Fiorina is another ...
1) get along
2) go with the flow
4) don’t rock the boat
Yawn.....remember the big hubbub when Palin endorsed Rand Paul? Some folks got their panties in a wad.
No matter who Palin picks, someone is going to be POed. The anti-Palin drones are getting predictable.