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Fiorina opposes assault weapons ban, praises Supreme Court guns ruling
Mercury News ^ | 6/29/10 | Mike Zapler

Posted on 06/29/2010 6:21:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON — Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said Tuesday that she opposes a ban on assault weapons and supports a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week affirming a constitutional right to bear arms.

In a 45-minute question-and-answer session with reporters here, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO also repeated her backing of Arizona's controversial immigration law and said she would support efforts to repeal the federal health care reform measure. But the fundamental issue in the race against three-term Sen. Barbara Boxer, Fiorina contended, will be whom voters trust more on the economy, and she said the contrast between the two could not be more stark.

"It's an election about our vision of the country going forward," Fiorina said. "Is it about big entitlements, high taxes and thick regulations, or is it about empowering and enabling the folks who create most of the jobs?"

In response, Boxer's campaign said the contrast is between a former CEO representing the interests of big business against a senator fighting for middle-class Californians.

After a commanding victory in the Republican primary earlier this month, Fiorina faces a tougher battle to unseat Boxer, who enjoys a sizable edge in voter registration in the heavily Democratic state, in addition to a large fundraising lead. Fiorina loaned her campaign $5.5 million during the primary race but declined to say how much more she is prepared to spend on her general election bid. ..

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Fiorina covered mostly familiar ground in the meeting with reporters, but it was the first time she offered an opinion on an assault weapons ban, which is currently in place in California but could be challenged in response to the Supreme Court ruling. Fiorina won an endorsement from the National Rifle Association during the primary, and her husband owns several guns.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: assaultweapons; banglist; fiorina; guns; gunsruling; praises

1 posted on 06/29/2010 6:21:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Her mouth is currently moving in the right direction, both on this and pro-life issues.

I still think she has a flawed character due to her offshoring thousands of good US jobs while granting herself a multi-million dollar salary.

Time will show if her actions will match her current rhetoric. If she gets a chance.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:25:47 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That is good. More than I would have expected. Anyways a damn sight better than Boxer.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 6:26:10 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Yossarian

Fiorina v. Boxer. Fiorina - what’s not to like?


4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:29:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: NormsRevenge

Doesn’t sound the Fiorina I use to know (hey, just politics ya know)...but what the heck. She is still better than a Democrat.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:30:46 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Parley Baer
I know I'm going to get flamed for this, but the Fiorina endorsement was a wise decision by Sarah Palin. At the time of her endorsement, Tom Campbell had a sizable lead over Firorna. Palin realized that there was no way DeVore would win and endorsed Fiorina to stop Campbell.

Remember, abortion is the litmus test with Palin.

6 posted on 06/29/2010 6:33:08 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Deagle

Talk is cheap. If Fiorina is elected, we’ll see if she is what she speaks.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 6:34:38 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Very true... I just hope that she actually holds up her end of the bargain. If not, she will be “Tea Partied” out faster that you can say Fiorina...


8 posted on 06/29/2010 6:36:54 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: This Just In

You now have two choices...

Boxer or Fiorina...

Got your crystal ball tuned up?


9 posted on 06/29/2010 6:38:11 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Randy Larsen

Crystal balls are for hippies.

In this particular election, it will come down to the lesser of two evils for the folks in CA.


10 posted on 06/29/2010 6:43:30 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve never heard of her supporting the 2A before. Another Hobson’s choice. Fooled again.


11 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:53 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: 1010RD
Fiorina v. Boxer. Fiorina - what’s not to like?

The three main current problems with Fiorina is that

When compared to Boxer, she's a win. I hope. I made that mistake with Schwartzenegger once, so I'm wary.

The ongoing Arnold debacle taught us all that lowering our standards in the CA GOP does nothing to expand our political power. Indeed, it drives conservatives and businesspeople out of the state, making us poorer and more liberal.

12 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:57 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Yossarian

Good contrast to Boxer. Fiorina may actually have a chance to win. I’m skeptical, but so enraged by Boxer that I will happily vote for Carly in November.


13 posted on 06/29/2010 6:46:52 PM PDT by karnage (Obama is nothing more than a soundbite-emitting hologram)
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To: Yossarian
How embarrasing:

The three main current problems with Fiorina is that

should read

The three main current problems with Fiorina are that

14 posted on 06/29/2010 6:48:32 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Yossarian

OMG you grammar copped yourself


15 posted on 06/29/2010 6:52:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: al baby

Yeah, I have standards. (I know, that’s a foreign concept to you....)


16 posted on 06/29/2010 6:54:02 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: This Just In

My feelings exactly!


17 posted on 06/29/2010 6:55:48 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Yossarian

Bite me and your foreign concept


18 posted on 06/29/2010 6:57:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Yossarian
I still think she has a flawed character due to her offshoring thousands of good US jobs while granting herself a multi-million dollar salary.

I'd like to hear the conservative explanation for that statement.

19 posted on 06/29/2010 6:57:19 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come November I will be voting for Carly. Boxer has to go.


20 posted on 06/29/2010 6:58:16 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mac_truck
I'd like to hear the conservative explanation for that statement.

Simple:

1) When you offshore jobs - and just put those people out on the street - you decrease the strength of the US, and increase the strength of the foreign country. Those foreign countries usually don't hold the same values, and certainly haven't fought and paid for freedom, like U.S. citizens.

2) As a CEO, you are both a manager for the shareholders, but you are also a leader of a team. Good team leaders help other team members pull themselves up. Bad team leaders empower themselves at the expense of others.

Also, good team leaders recognize that the other team member's high-tech professional job isn't - by the reality of the situation - some clock-punching operation. It involves dedication of most of one's life, in time and focus, to the benefit of the company, usually at the expense of one's family & personal time, and often your health.

To repay such dedication, by farming out the job WHERE YOU MADE A PROFIT FOR YOUR COMPANY to another country - without giving you a chance to retrain or re-org for better productivity - is to betray the sacrifices you and your family have made. For the "team leader" to turn around after that is done, and richly reward herself, may be legal, but it is, in this context, unjust.

21 posted on 06/29/2010 7:12:12 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

At least this shows she is smart enough to see which way the wind blows.


22 posted on 06/29/2010 7:20:43 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Yossarian

The choices are Fiorina Vs Boxer. I will vote for Fiorina, all of your analysis might have done some good before the primaries, it is useless now as there is no one to take Carly’s place.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 7:24:49 PM PDT by calex59
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To: This Just In
Talk is cheap. If Fiorina is elected, we’ll see if she is what she speaks.

True. But so far she's speaking the right words, and hasn't 'tacked' to the left after the Primaries... Unlike the Gov candidate (Whitman), who after talking tough about illegal immigration the day before the Primary, started bad-mouthing the Arizona law almost immediately after she won the nomination.

I don't know if Fiorina will walk the walk, but at least she's talking the talk - which is a damn sight better than most of the politicians in this State.

24 posted on 06/29/2010 8:32:03 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Yossarian

You’re absolutely right. Arnold is a shame. I wish it had been McClintock.

That said, when compared to boxer she’s a win.

We have to take them how we get them.

I’m from IL (pronounced - “Ill”)


25 posted on 06/29/2010 8:40:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: dljordan
I’ve never heard of her supporting the 2A before.

Carly has always supported the 2nd Amendment. She is a life-long gun owner.

26 posted on 06/29/2010 8:41:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: dljordan
I’ve never heard of her supporting the 2A before.

Carly has always supported the 2nd Amendment. She is a life-long gun owner.

27 posted on 06/29/2010 8:41:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Obviously, worth repeating.


28 posted on 06/29/2010 8:42:49 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Yossarian
her previous actions as a CEO of a beloved company - and California icon - make her hated, and thus politically weak;

Only among leftist Silicon Valley execs

her actions as CEO point to tendencies to look at herself as a "better" and not a fellow common citizen, which is exactly the disease that infects the Senate in general;

Please explain the actions. The software sold to Iran? That was done before she became CEO. The necessary cost-cutting and merger with Compaq to make HP stronger in the long-run?

and she said she probably would have voted for confirmation of Sotomayor, if she had the chance.

Pure speculation that borders on bovine feces. You don't know what she would have done. All indications point to a solid center-right Republican that has the advantage over Boxer.

29 posted on 06/29/2010 8:45:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Yossarian
When you offshore jobs

I would too if corporate taxes are in the high 30% percentile.

30 posted on 06/29/2010 8:47:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I would too if corporate taxes are in the high 30% percentile.

Oh God, not this again - HP IS A US, CALIFORNIA BASED COMPANY. IF THEY MAKE HIGHER PROFITS DUE TO LOWER LABOR COSTS, THEY PAY MORE IN TAXES!

I may have to hold my nose and vote for Fiorina, but the Carly-bots make me ill.

31 posted on 06/29/2010 8:52:24 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Pure speculation that borders on bovine feces. You don't know what she would have done

That's what Carly said herself, you big dope.

In what would turn out to be the biggest news emerging from the breakfast, Fiorina said that, while she did not study Sonia Sotomayor in great deal (“I was battling cancer at the time”), she probably would have “voted for her” confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Source: Human Events, Ronald Reagan's favorite magazine.

Like I said before, Carly-bots make me ill.

32 posted on 06/29/2010 8:56:25 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: El Cid

As I said, talk is cheap. Have you read this gem today?:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2544129/posts


33 posted on 06/29/2010 10:18:10 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Carly has always supported the 2nd Amendment. She is a life-long gun owner.”

I stand corrected. Thanks.


34 posted on 06/30/2010 4:42:33 AM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Yossarian
good team leaders recognize that the other team member's high-tech professional job isn't - by the reality of the situation - some clock-punching operation. It involves dedication of most of one's life, in time and focus, to the benefit of the company, usually at the expense of one's family & personal time, and often your health.

The CEO has to focus on the big picture, make the tough decisions and and answer to the stockholders, NOT get bogged down in the minutia of day to day operations.

-btw Does your concern for 'employees' extend to the public sector as well?

35 posted on 06/30/2010 9:04:12 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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