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Carly Fiorina named vice chair of GOP's Senate campaign committee
LA Times ^ | 7/12/11 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 07/12/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Failed California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was named on Tuesday as the vice chair of the Republicans' effort to retake the Senate in 2012.

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"I'm pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle," said the committee chair, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, in a statement. "I look forward to working with Carly to elect strong Republican Senators who will finally put a stop to President Obama’s failed tax-and-spend agenda, and instead promote the economic growth and job creation Americans so badly need."

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The announcement Tuesday is her first public move since that loss. At the NRSC, Fiorina will focus on economic issues and fundraising.

"The Senate sets the legislative agenda for the nation. I am proud to work alongside Chairman Cornyn, Vice Chairman [Orrin] Hatch and all Republican Senators to restore a Republican majority in 2012," Fiorina said in a statement. "Republicans in the Senate will provide job creators the opportunities and environment they need to grow our economy, decentralize power out of Washington, and restore fiscal accountability."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cagop; carlyfiorina; deadelephant; fiorina; gop; nrsc; senatecampaign; thestupidparty; ussenate; vicechair
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1 posted on 07/12/2011 2:15:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder what they are going to do with Linda McMahon?


2 posted on 07/12/2011 2:17:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: NormsRevenge

God help us!! Thank God Mike Lee is already endorsing real conservatives.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 2:18:14 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: NormsRevenge

FUBAR.

Another RINO, no doubt courtesy of Senators Cornyn and Hatch.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 2:18:51 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come on, give the woman a chance. With the job she did on... er, at HP, hasn’t she earned a chance?!


5 posted on 07/12/2011 2:21:06 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of all the people, the NRSC hires a known felon. The crap she got away with at Lucent and HP is legendary.

In some dump somewhere are boxcars full of lucent circuitboards that got ‘shipped’ at the end of a tight quarter. They were supposed to come back and be re-warehoused, but they melted in the Texas sun.

The party is toast. Why not make Arnold the chairman? He’s a republican, right?


6 posted on 07/12/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a great idea. Just look how successful HP, McCain’s campaign and her own campaign were. After three failures, there has to be a success somewhere in the future.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 2:21:42 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: NormsRevenge

Because ICarly has such a long successful political track record.

lol


8 posted on 07/12/2011 2:21:50 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SatinDoll

As if endorsing Specter and Crist wasn’t bad enough, Cornyn doesn’t seem to stop.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: NormsRevenge

Carly Fiorina as Vice Chair. Yeah, that’s the ticket. That’ll get the conservatives to open the donation floodgates. Oh be still my beating heart. Etc.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

RINO alert


11 posted on 07/12/2011 2:26:56 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Maelstorm

>>I wonder what they are going to do with Linda McMahon?<<

Cage match?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 2:26:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Failed California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was named on Tuesday as the vice chair of the Republicans’ effort to retake the Senate in 2012.”

Groan.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT by ngat
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought she was a Democrat...


14 posted on 07/12/2011 2:27:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, that’s precious. Yep, that’s going to fire up the base alright.

Between McConnell’s announcement this afternoon and this, I’m going to go out to the shop and light something on fire. Just because something needs to be burned.

This is patently absurd.

I think we’re growing much closer to the point where we dispense with voting and start taking more dramatic action to recover our Republic.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 2:28:36 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: preamble

If Fiorina had been half as gutsy and intelligent as Bachmann or Palin she would be the Junior Senator from California now. Carly - bleah.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, Lord...please....


17 posted on 07/12/2011 2:30:51 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: cotton1706

This fits so well with McConnell’s debt-ceiling surrender.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 2:33:40 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NVDave

Well, until we can get enough people to participate in the party organization for the people be able to control the politicians through the party structure, the politicians will control the party.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 2:34:03 PM PDT by ngat
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh my Gawd! So much for the Republican party. I’m SURE she will handle this just as well as she handled Hewlett-Packard, which she basically ran into the ground.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 2:34:14 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: NormsRevenge

What ? Was Ah-nold unavailable ?


21 posted on 07/12/2011 2:35:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: NormsRevenge

Republican takeover of the Senate is doomed. Carly is a frigging multi-time loser.

What in the hell are they thinking about? It’s like the GOP is on-purpose trying to destroy themselves. And now this debt limit BS from McConnell and Kyl. Give me a break!


22 posted on 07/12/2011 2:35:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: cotton1706
"As if endorsing Specter and Crist wasn’t bad enough..."

You forgot dumping on Larry Elder, having to be muscled into throwing a few dollars toward Christine O'Donnell...yeah, Cornyn's got to go.

23 posted on 07/12/2011 2:38:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NormsRevenge; calcowgirl; Carry_Okie

Recycled excrement. Oh joy.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 2:42:32 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: upchuck

“It’s like the GOP is on-purpose trying to destroy themselves. “

It’s a delicate thing to attempt, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the current crop of GOP’ers LIKE being the minority.

No responsibility.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 2:42:58 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wrong, GOP, wrong, this is why the ESTABLISHMENT RINO REPUBS DO NOT GET IT.

Carly is an employee of big-business let’s make money the easy when then retire.

Her wonderful super duper high level strategic high tech plan for HP was merge with Compaq then she retires.

What ever happed to a CEO being CEO for 20 years, actually being around when their plans come to fruition, have MOST of their NET WORTH MARRIED to the company they run ?

Is it any wonder that American publicly-held companies have quarter-to-quarter, merge until there is no competition, get in bed with the government strategies ?

The CEO and management do not have to think or risk anything significant in those cases.

This type of CEO HAS NO CLUE about small business. THEY SEE THEM ONLY AS CUSTOMERS OF BIG BUSINESS. They really hope that small business does well, but since they can’t lobby like big business, a warm smile is all they get from big-business elites who can put their Senator on hold while they plan their golf weekend.

The GOP wants only CONTRIBUTIONS and VOTES from small business.

The “new class” of Congress needs to be swept into office in larger and larger numbers each election, until we can start abolishing whole departments.

Federal Education spending in billions:

1980: $33.2
1988: $33.4
1989: $38
1992: $46.3
1993: $51.3
2000: $60
2001: $63.7
2008: $101.8
2009: $90.8
2010: $140
2011: $129.8

This should be zero - LET EACH STATE SPEND WHATEVER IT WANTS ON EDUCATION, PUT ZERO FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ON THEM.

I JUST MADE A PLAN TO SAVE $129.8 BILLION.

Big business, big government, business as usual Republicans ARE ALSO DRIVING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTO BANKRUPTCY.

WHO HAS PERSONAL FIDUCIARY ACCOUNTABILTY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ?

NO ONE ?

All we an do is elect new Congressmen - I think, I hope, I pray that maaaayyyybeee people are starting to wake up on the importance of voting out professional politicians - and maybe taking a turn to run themselves for a term or two, slash government, then get out while still not corrupt and let the next person get elected.

IMHO...


26 posted on 07/12/2011 2:50:25 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: ngat

I agree. I often wonder how many of the thousands of people that come on this website regularly, and who are extremely opinionated (not a bad thing), actually do anything to help the party? How many actually walk a precinct or help out at a phone bank? How many put a sign in their yard, or a bumper sticker on their car? How many actually write a check to a candidate or to their state or county party? Just wondering.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 2:55:40 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: ngat

I agree. I often wonder how many of the thousands of people that come on this website regularly, and who are extremely opinionated (not a bad thing), actually do anything to help the party? How many actually walk a precinct or help out at a phone bank? How many put a sign in their yard, or a bumper sticker on their car? How many actually write a check to a candidate or to their state or county party? Just wondering.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 2:55:49 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: NormsRevenge

OMG, and lets think about who supported Carly.

gag


29 posted on 07/12/2011 2:57:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NormsRevenge

Carly Fiorina is featured in the world’s thinnest book. It is called “Great Moderates in American Political History.”


30 posted on 07/12/2011 2:58:58 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: RinaseaofDs

You are so right. I was at Lucent when she pulled all that crap with disastrous results. Everything this woman touches turns to sh*t.

A lot of freepers were excited when she was running against Boxer, but Fiorina didn’t stand a chance. She was a very unattractive candidate and I’m not talking about her looks. She just carries a lot of baggage and will always be associated with destroying lots of jobs.

No wonder the GOP is called the stupid party. Will they ever learn?


31 posted on 07/12/2011 2:59:01 PM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: usflagwaver

The party has to offer a reason for people to vote for them.

Fail


32 posted on 07/12/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NormsRevenge

Good, she’s proven her worth at HP!


33 posted on 07/12/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All
to all the RINOs"



34 posted on 07/12/2011 3:00:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NormsRevenge

GOP...catching the falling knife...


35 posted on 07/12/2011 3:03:27 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: GeronL

LOL. And she’s a libertarian at best, certainly not conservative.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 3:06:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Revolting cat!

hahhahahahahaha oh wait you are serious?!


37 posted on 07/12/2011 3:07:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NormsRevenge

RINOs stick together don’t they.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 3:08:21 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: NormsRevenge

39 posted on 07/12/2011 3:09:59 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: yldstrk

She is. Don’t let the (R) fool ya.

McCain, Fiorina, Whitman, she who shall not be named, all tied at the hip.

Sad but true...

As for Cornyn, any ideas where he might have come up with the name Fiorina? Why sure, it’s the gift that keeps on giving from Arizona. (Five point five more guaranteed years of that mo fo)


40 posted on 07/12/2011 3:11:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: NVDave

Oh, that’s precious. Yep, that’s going to fire up the base alright. “ <<<

The Cornyn/McConnell crowd are scared, hopefully, and engaging in full frontal assault to intimidate and demoralize us. Not happening this time. We will never give in.


41 posted on 07/12/2011 3:11:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: La Enchiladita

Scratch off the surface paint, and you’ll find a rusty old democrat body needing to be sand blasted.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 3:13:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: longtermmemmory

Well, what else did Carly prove at HP?


43 posted on 07/12/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: usflagwaver
I used to be very active politically. I have become and agnostic. After McLame and Angle(both of whom I worked my a$$ off for) I have given up and am spending my time in other endeavors.
44 posted on 07/12/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Recycled excrement. Oh joy.

This is an insult to excrement.

Recycled feces has value as a fertilizer.

45 posted on 07/12/2011 3:27:27 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie

I just knew you’d respond like that. :-)


46 posted on 07/12/2011 3:33:21 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Maybe it’s just as well. It is true that being active politically takes one who does not give up.


47 posted on 07/12/2011 3:33:53 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Carry_Okie
The way it's going today I should just keep the code for the dead elephant on my clipboard.


48 posted on 07/12/2011 3:38:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: ngat

My political activity went back to Reagan’s first presidential run.


49 posted on 07/12/2011 3:40:53 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: usflagwaver

They just don’t know what to do. They were taught social studies in public school instead of civics.I’ve seen people who come to volunteer, are then asked to give money, or work a phone bank, or do something menial instad of being given an education about how the party system actually works so that they can understand the bigger picture. They never learn why political organization and activity must be a continuous thing to participate in that, long-term, guards our liberties, not a one-time pushing of a certain candidate’s election. I think some long-time party-members act this way by design, to preserve the tiny bit of power and influence and knowledge of how things really work from the newbies; that way the new guy never becomes a threat, or ever becomes able to challenge the long-time party functionary/insider.


50 posted on 07/12/2011 3:51:57 PM PDT by ngat
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