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Fiorina concedes to Boxer
sacbee.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2010

Posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Saying "the outcome is clear," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina conceded defeat this morning to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Addressing reporters, Fiorina said she had called Boxer to express her congratulations. And she said it was time for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship.

"I hope all will come together," she said, adding that members of Congress should "redouble their efforts to make sure that all people have a chance to live the American Dream.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; barbaraboxer; boxer; ca2010; california; carlyfiorina; fiorina
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 11:15:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

i’m glad the wench lost. can’t stand her.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 11:17:05 AM PDT by itsinthebag (E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She was a terrible candidate. Ran a terrible campaign. She's a complete fool and an idiot. We gave away this seat. (sarc)

Thought I would imitate the Rino’s on the Delaware and Nevada threads. Here we did it exactly their way. Of course, there is always that great win by Mark Kirk to celebrate. Hooray.

3 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:44 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She was a terrible candidate. Ran a terrible campaign. She's a complete fool and an idiot. We gave away this seat. (sarc)

Thought I would imitate the Rino’s on the Delaware and Nevada threads. Here we did it exactly their way. Of course, there is always that great win by Mark Kirk to celebrate. Hooray.

4 posted on 11/03/2010 11:18:56 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: itsinthebag

Are you on the right forum?


5 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:21 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: All

Drat these double posts.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:28 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. Better a known enemy in office than a false friend.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I hope all will come together..."

Enough of this ineffable twaddle!

9 posted on 11/03/2010 11:21:14 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: itsinthebag

So your are a babs lover then. Please double check your internet settings. This is Free Republic, not Democratic Underground.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 11:21:21 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Based on the thread response so far, Boxer didn’t have to work very hard to keep her seat for another SIX YEARS!!!!!

Let’s hope the next campaign to unseat Boxer will be brief.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 11:21:52 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This makes me more than a little glad she lost, and hopeful that Boxer dies in office ... soon. Then we can all say that she worked hard to attain the title of "Late Senator". She attained the title of "Moronic Bitch" with no effort at all.
12 posted on 11/03/2010 11:22:25 AM PDT by katana (Y'all can ban me, but I do so hate these bastards)
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To: Drawsing

Sherlock Holmes fan??


13 posted on 11/03/2010 11:23:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DeVore was the better candidate.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 11:23:52 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

“Arrogant Marxist twat.”

LOL. At least you made me laugh.

It’s especially painful because a Senate seat is a full six years. That’s too long to make a screw-up by reelecting (YET AGAIN) an extremist like Babs.

California doesn’t have another six years. I’ll be surprised if they have 2-4.

So much for any chance to turn it around. I really, really thought that either Meg or Carly would win. I knew probably not both, but one win would have been nice.

Sad. Very sad.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 11:24:58 AM PDT by library user
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

California has become a Red state and is lost, probably permanently.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 11:26:36 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: itsinthebag

Boxer pushes more gun control and I’m blaming you.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 11:27:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Luke21

You make a good point.

I guess at the end of the day it’s not always about ideology in either direction.

“Politics” encompasses a lot more than that: funds, media, electorate, etc.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 11:27:56 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: itsinthebag

A RINO would have been far better than a Boxer in the box.

It would have knocked Boxer off of her mound, and sent a message to all liberals. We’re not surprised, considering the fact that it’s Kalifornia.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 11:28:08 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: Godzilla
So your are a babs lover then. Please double check your internet settings. This is Free Republic, not Democratic Underground.

Nope. just a rino hater. i'm an african american, christian, conservative, stuck in washington, dc. please, don't insult me. then again, i don't need to explain myself to you.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 11:28:20 AM PDT by itsinthebag (E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
California should be economically isolated and it's inevitable decline chronicled as to what happens when citizens allow liberal radicals to govern them.

A good lesson for the rest of the Country.

21 posted on 11/03/2010 11:28:41 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Luke21
She was a terrible candidate. Ran a terrible campaign.

She ran her campaign about as well as she ran Lucent and HP.

The offshoring thing really killed her with the voters.

22 posted on 11/03/2010 11:29:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: library user

Here is the truth folks:

Both Carly and Meg ran really outstanding campaigns, touched on all of the right notes, and had plenty of money to get their message out on TV and radio.

They really did run EXCELLENT campaigns, But CA is totally hopeless and mindless straight ticket voting drones make up a majority of the voters.

Whitman and Fiorina also performed a valuable service forcing the Dems to commit vast resources to defend safe territory. So my hat is off to Fiorina and Whitman! God bless you both!


23 posted on 11/03/2010 11:30:14 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Luke21

with boxer at an all time low in approval this should have been a hands down win. the only thing I can say is wow. I am depressed, with gov moon beam and boxer.

look for being bankrupted with new taxes and business as usual


24 posted on 11/03/2010 11:31:04 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Dead Corpse
Boxer pushes more gun control and I’m blaming you.

blame away. don't give a darn. fiorina campaigned as a conservative. would have a legislated as a liberal. again, can't stand her. glad she lost. there. i said it. and i'm sticking to it. don't give a darn who you blame.

25 posted on 11/03/2010 11:31:38 AM PDT by itsinthebag (E)
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To: itsinthebag

> i’m glad the wench lost. can’t stand her.

You like Barbara “Call me senator” Botox better?


26 posted on 11/03/2010 11:32:22 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Dead Corpse

maybe her input will be minimal since the repubicans have had a lot of wins in other places, we can only hope.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 11:33:27 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“addressing reporters, Fiorina said she had called Boxer to express her congratulations. And she said it was time for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship.”

There is that phrase again that makes me cringe. If the republicans no what is best for them then they will eliminate that phrase from there vocabulary. We are not interested in mixing in leftest ideas.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 11:33:43 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Luke21
She was a terrible candidate. Ran a terrible campaign.

Kinda like how she ran HP and Lucent. Californian's for the most part love their big government. California politics is decided in the metro areas. If you live in the rural areas, your best bet is to get the hell out and move.

29 posted on 11/03/2010 11:34:27 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: itsinthebag
Nope. just a rino hater. i'm an african american, christian, conservative, stuck in washington, dc. please, don't insult me. then again, i don't need to explain myself to you.

Sure don't sound like one to me. And since you are in DC, keep your nose out of California business dude and I won't have to poke it again. If you want more insults, keep up the insulting behavior.

30 posted on 11/03/2010 11:34:42 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Godzilla
Nope. just a rino hater. i'm an african american, christian, conservative, stuck in washington, dc. please, don't insult me. then again, i don't need to explain myself to you.

Sure don't sound like one to me. And since you are in DC, keep your nose out of California business dude and I won't have to poke it again. If you want more insults, keep up the insulting behavior.

i'm not a "dude", and who are you to tell me what to stay out of? and i don't care what i don't sound like to you. this is a free speech forum. i don't post a lot, but when i do, i don't say anything that's out of line or distasteful. let the moderators be the judge of that.

31 posted on 11/03/2010 11:48:32 AM PDT by itsinthebag (E)
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To: cotton1706
Sherlock Holmes fan??

No, Thomas Wolfe. His character was lamenting the phony pretensions of the theater going set. They would dismiss the play itself as boring, but carry on about the sets. His comment on this was, "Has anyone heard such ineffable twaddle since time began?"

32 posted on 11/03/2010 11:48:32 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come together my arse! These idiots need bipartisanship now because they lost their power. Had they not gotten so trounced, it would be business as usual, Republicans sitting in the back of the bus. Screw every last one of them. The Republicans better get to work immediately and start disassembling this monstrous government or the same thing will happen to them in 2 years.

On another note, any chance that there are dems who might see they are on the wrong side and switch party?


33 posted on 11/03/2010 11:49:09 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Godzilla

You’re obviously against free speech and obviously a RINO lover. Might as well be a democrat.
Oh and I am in CA and have my nose all up in its business.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 11:52:58 AM PDT by DreamingWest
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To: Godzilla; itsinthebag

Fiorina and Whitman were clueless. I’m in their own party and I didn’t even want to vote for them.

Did either of them mention gun control once?

Did either of them mention the health care bill once?

Did either of them mention the dynamics of California, how the Legislature there has been run by Democrats for the last fifty years?

Did one of them promise to get tough on illegal immigration actually addressing using the National Guard on the border? Well yes, and then when she was nominated she met with Spanish only groups explaining how she didn’t like California props like 187, or Arizona’s most recent bill to address illegal immigration.

Did either of these women address that California was the 5th economic power in the world in 2000, and today it’s eighth?

I can’t fathom how you can spend between $145 and $160 million and miss so much of Jerry Brown’s record, but Whitman did.

Both these women slung mud, but it was mud that was sterilized. It wasn’t the dirty globs of stuff that would destroy the opposition of the caliber the opposition uses on Republicans.

I found myself countless times watching these two women air campaign spots thinking they were sadly misguided.

Firoina aired some spots that showed her face up close. When she talked her mouth screwed up. It just wasn’t a flattering view of her. Who coached this woman? Whitman did the same thing. Here’s my face up close. Hell, I didn’t want to see that face at a distance. Neither of these women are attractive. I don’t generally care, but there’s some things you just don’t do if you’re a below average looking person. Using the last lense before a fish-eye just doesn’t cut it.

There are ways of going negative that sound factual, and there are ways of going negative that just sound juvenile, not effective at all.

Then you get to the realization that neither of these women found anything wrong with McCain, that would prevent them from hitching their wagon to him.

I saw Fiorina as another potential sock puppet for McCain to manipulate in the Senate.

In 2012, I hope we pick some folks who actually did have some connections to actual Conservatism before they decided to run for office.

Evidently picking someone who hasn’t even bothered to vote in the last 28 years just didn’t appeal to people. And another person who sent 30,000 jobs overseas didn’t either.

Go figure.

Those two women were non-starters. We tried to tell all the brilliant voters that nominated them.

Well, here we are...

Will anyone listen in 2012? I doubt it. They’ll just continue to nominate flashy losers and blame everyone but themselves when the stuff hits the fan.

I don’t know one Conservative that hasn’t voted for the last 28 years. Does anyone on the forum?


35 posted on 11/03/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: television is just wrong
I don't think this was the lights out win it is being portrayed as. The west kicked our butt last night. We got big house numbers nationally. That's it. Nothing wrong with that, but not the 132 seats and fifteen seat wave predictions some Freepers were making. It was way below that. Good, yes. Great, no. Historic? Not when the Democrats won the high profile races.

My biggest disappointment is that we waited two years for this, thinking the public would agree with us. This was our big shot. It reminds me of 1966, not 1994. The public rebuked Johnson that year, but the Democrats went on like nothing happened.

I wasn't knocking Fiorina. She did as well as she could. I was trying to show these Rino types how they appear to us when they scream and stomp and insist we support their candidates, but then they betray ours and come on here with I told you so’s afterward. Here is a chance for us to say I told you so, but we don't. I am actually sad that Fiorina lost.

36 posted on 11/03/2010 12:02:12 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good bye CaIifornia........ Pray for earthquakes, it’s your onIy hope.


37 posted on 11/03/2010 12:03:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: itsinthebag

WTF?

Boxer is one of the worst people in DC?

Head over to DU if you really believe that!


38 posted on 11/03/2010 12:05:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Using obama’s analogy of the “bus in the ditch”, CA voters are essentially putting the driver back into the driver’s seat after he drives the bus off of the road multiple times.

They deserve whatever they get. Screw em.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 12:07:00 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Antoninus

Actually, I think Fiorina would have made a good Senator. Maybe not so conservative as most here would want, but we need more non-lawyers in both chambers. Business people understand the bottom line and how operating in the red isn’t such a good thing.


40 posted on 11/03/2010 12:11:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So sorry to hear this, but there is a reason for everything.

Maybe Carly would do best to relax and take care of her health before taking on such formidable ambitions again.

I wish her the best in all her endeavors!


41 posted on 11/03/2010 12:12:16 PM PDT by Warthog-2 (CONGRATS TO GOV. CORBETT and SENATOR TOOMEY!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The theory was that in a Dem state like California, you need to run a Repub who is more centrist.

They came close, at least Fiorina did, but in the end both lost to people who have no business being in public office. So we did what the tacticians would have suggested and it didn’t work.

Had we run a real conservative we likely would have lost, in this environment. But for several months we would have had someone who really believed what we believe out pushing our ideas, and this is what you have to do if you want to persuade people. In the end, it is about persuading people and not just about winning. Win, without persuading, and your victory is thin or illusory. Persuade, and the wins will come.

The conservative would have been mocked, trashed, destroyed personally by machine politics and their press hacks but they did the same thing to the “moderate”. So running moderates gains you little, as a tactic. Run the people who best represent what you believe, and let the chips fall. You’ll lose until you succeed in persuading people and then you’ll win. Thats why O’Donnell isn’t a mistake. I saw the results on other Repubs running for congress there in Delaware; lost by exactly the same percentage she did. Its a Dem state. Run conservatives and present your case and if you lose, do it again next season.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 12:13:42 PM PDT by marron
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

I feel so sorry for the good people of California, and there are many of them...especially in Northern California.

My deep condolences to JimRob and all the wonderful conservatives who happen to make their homes in the most liberal, whacked-out state in the Union.


43 posted on 11/03/2010 12:15:15 PM PDT by Warthog-2 (CONGRATS TO GOV. CORBETT and SENATOR TOOMEY!)
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To: DoughtyOne

It is unfortunate that both were novices in the political game.

Running a campaign is not like running a company.

Better luck, and greater wisdom, next time to these two brave ladies.


44 posted on 11/03/2010 12:19:04 PM PDT by Warthog-2 (CONGRATS TO GOV. CORBETT and SENATOR TOOMEY!)
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To: itsinthebag

Horrible candidate, predictable result... Why the GOP went with this lead weight is beyond me. Should have been easily able to topple boxer, and instead picked someone that alienated huge swaths of conservative voters.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 12:21:00 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Red in Blue PA

I am all for having fewer lawyers in Congress.


46 posted on 11/03/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT by Warthog-2 (CONGRATS TO GOV. CORBETT and SENATOR TOOMEY!)
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To: Luke21

i am sad as well.


47 posted on 11/03/2010 12:23:52 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Luke21

The puppet masters insured a WORSE

than evil idiot ran opposite Boxerface.

What outrageous treasonous evil!


48 posted on 11/03/2010 12:27:30 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Luke21

Double drat, even.


49 posted on 11/03/2010 12:31:14 PM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not a fan of Carly or Meg. They were a bit rinoish for me. For the past two weeks the writing was on the wall they would lose. It’s dumb Kalifornia. The worst state in the union.


50 posted on 11/03/2010 12:34:18 PM PDT by Mozilla
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