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  • Pollster to Fiorina: Boxer Can’t Get Past 45 Percent

    10/21/2010 2:30:33 PM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jim Geraghty.
    Here is what pollster the Tarrance Group is telling the Carly Fiorina campaign: The race for the US Senate in California is an actual dead heat, with both Fiorina and Boxer standing right at forty-four percent (44%) of the vote. Six percent (6%) of voters are voting for one of the other candidates, and 5% are undecided . . . It is also important to note that Boxer’s negatives are fully institutionalized to the point where she has never once broken the 45% level in terms of her ballot strength, and there are a “hard” fifty-three percent (53%) of voters...
  • How low will he go? Obama approval hits yet another bottom and 54% now say, 'No second term'

    10/21/2010 8:39:02 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10-21-10
    It's too late to back out now because President Obama is already racking up frequent flier miles on his Western campaign swing, allegedly to help out embattled Democratic senators. But a new Gallup Poll out this morning puts the top Democrat himself at his lowest approval rating ever and finds most Americans do not want the Real Good Talker to have a second term. Other than that, Obama should be a real help to Washington's embattled Patty Murray today and Nevada's embattled Harry Reid and California's embattled Barbara Boxer later, trying to salvage the large Democratic majorities in both houses...
  • State of the Race in California (Fiorina 46, Boxer 43)

    10/19/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 63 replies
    State of the Race in California The poll reveals narrow Republican advantages in both top statewide races. Key Findings Carly Fiorina currently leads by three points against Barbara Boxer in the race for United States Senate from California. U.S. Senate Ballot Total Fiorina 46% Total Boxer 43% Total Other Candidates 5% Undecided 6% Meg Whitman leads by one point in the race for Governor of California. Governor’s Ballot Total Whitman 45% Total Brown 44% Total Other Candidates 4% Undecided 7%
  • An Enemy Within -- Code Pink and Its Democrat Enablers

    10/19/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Scott Swett
    Last week, American Thinker published evidence that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made it possible in 2004 for Code Pink and other radical groups to deliver $600,000 in cash and supplies to enemy insurgents and their families in Fallujah. Two days later, Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson posted the diplomatic letter Waxman wrote to assist Code Pink's mission. Waxman's Republican opponent, Korean War veteran and former Marine Chuck Wilkerson, calls the letter a "smoking gun." He adds, " ... to actively assist getting aid to people who killed and...
  • City of Bell Police Union Asks for $71 Million Federal Bail-Out From Congress [Whoa!!!]

    Two unions formed the group BASTA, the Bell Association To Stop Abuse, but it looks like BASTA wants to abuse the rest of the nation. BASTA, the group formed by the Bell Police Officer’s Association Union and the Union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) want you to fork over your $$$$ for another Federal BAILOUT!!!! "BASTA leadership is calling on Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to craft emergency federal legislation to create a Federal Relief Fund for the City of Bell. The Relief Fund will seek to forgive and modify Bell’s current bond obligations [$71 million] and provide...
  • Boxer Staff Stonewalls Military Mom on Code Pink 'Fallujah Aid' Letter

    10/19/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill staff is stonewalling a request by military mother Beverly Perlson for a copy of a reported diplomatic letter provided by the California Democrat to the leftwing group Code Pink/Global Exchange in support of the delivery of $600,000 in cash and aid to the “other side” in Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004. Perlson, whose son has served four tours in the war on terror, is founder of the pro-troops group The Band of Mothers.After initially telling Perlson the letter could not be found, Boxer’s staff has given Perlson the run around. Since she first made her...
  • RedState: Meet the Fallujah Four - Boxer, Waxman, Kucinich, Grijavla...

    10/18/2010 10:28:24 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 9 replies · 2+ views
    RedState ^ | 10-18-2010 | IPWGOP
    [excerpt] These would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004.  Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah actively fighting American troops; which is, by the way, treason by any reasonable interpretation of the US Constitution.... [end excerpt]  

    10/18/2010 1:35:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    BlackFive via Gateway ^ | October 18, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    the Commander in Chief of the VFW Richard Eubank has dissolved the VFW-Pac after it endorsed Barbara Boxer and a group of far left America-hating liberals.
  • At Fiorina event, McCain doesn't hide disdain for Boxer -- she's 'bitterly partisan'

    10/17/2010 4:27:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 2+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 16, 2010 | Maeve Reston
    Former Republican presidential contender John McCain reunited with his onetime advisor Carly Fiorina on the campaign trail Saturday in San Diego, offering a blistering indictment of Barbara Boxer’s record on military issues and calling her the “most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today” -- an assessment he said he’d made while having “the unpleasant experience” of serving with her. “When you hear her say that she supports the men and women in the military, my friends, she does not,” said McCain, a former Navy pilot who was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam...
  • Rep. Waxman Spokeswoman: ‘We Do Not Know’ If We Aided Fallujah Terrorists with Code Pink Letter

    10/17/2010 7:16:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    A concerned Blue Star Mother was told by a spokeswoman for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) that Waxman “did not intend to assist insurgents” in Iraq when he provided a diplomatic letter in December 2004 to Code Pink’s parent organization Global Exchange. However, Waxman apparently made no effort to ensure the reported $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid was not delivered to terrorists, even after Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin bragged at the time that the aid was intended for families of the “other side” in Fallujah. (Top Democrat fundraiser and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans...
  • John Kerry fires at GOP Senate nominees [a hoot......]

    10/16/2010 4:56:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    John Kerry fires at GOP Senate nominees By: Carol E. Lee October 16, 2010 03:49 PM EDT BOSTON – Sen. John Kerry took shots Saturday at Republican candidates up and down the November ballot, including a dig at Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell’s admitted dabbling in witchcraft. “You’ve got what’s her name, Christine O’Donnell, in Delaware,” Kerry said, speaking at a rally for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. O’Donnell, he said, “wants to take away health care." “I think she thinks she’s going to wave her wand and it will all disappear,” Kerry quipped, “but this is real folks.” Kerry’s efforts...
  • Rasmussen puts Boxer up three in CA Senate race

    10/14/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies ^ | October 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    If conservatives had to name just one Senate race they’d most want to win, the election in California would have to come at the top of the list. Barbara Boxer remains in the lead, albeit within the margin of error, according to the latest Rasmussen poll — and still below the 50% line incumbents need to cross. The race has changed little over the last few weeks: Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer continues to hold the slightest of leads over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina in California’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in California shows...
  • Carly Fiorina Vs. Barbara Boxer

    10/16/2010 3:05:47 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 26 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Oct 14 2010 | Patrick Range McDonald
    Running as a flat-out conservative, is Carly crazy, or crazy like a fox? ...Whether stunningly stupid or daringly smart, the Republican challenger is operating an unorthodox campaign by running in California as a true-blue conservative who embraces, and wants to keep energized, right-leaning voters who equate Boxer supporters to a bunch of capitalism-hating communists. From opposing abortion and gay marriage to supporting offshore drilling and a big oil–funded ballot measure that would suspend California's global climate-change law, Fiorina is the real deal for conservatives. She even backs Arizona's controversial immigration law. But in California, where Democrats make up 44 percent...
  • Treason in America: Move Over ‘Hanoi Jane’ – Meet ‘Baghdad Barbara,’

    10/15/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 7 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 10/15/10 | Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
    n November and December of 2004, U.S. Marines were involved in the heaviest urban combat since the Vietnam War as they went house-to-house rooting out insurgents in the terror stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq. In all, fifty-one brave Americans would be killed and 560 wounded in the battle that would be the bloodiest of the Iraq War but one which would eventually turn the tide toward victory in Iraq and signal a significant defeat for America’s radical Islamic enemies. Shockingly and tragically, at the same time our servicemen were staring into the eyes of evil, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Henry...
  • Aid and Comfort -- How leading Democrats enabled the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah

    10/15/2010 1:20:07 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 24 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 15, 2010 | Scott Swett
    New information is emerging about efforts by major Democratic Party figures to undercut American war efforts in Iraq by providing aid to the insurgents.  Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson's article Treason in America details how a coalition of radical organizations, including US-based Code Pink, delivered some $600,000 in cash and supplies to insurgents and their families in Fallujah, just days after 51 American troops were killed there in some of the bloodiest action of the Iraq war.  An approving article published in Islam Online tipped off the connection between the anti-American Global Exchange coalition and the Democrats who made their venture...
  • Barbara Boxer Facilitates Aid to Families of Militants Fighting American Troops

    10/15/2010 12:58:28 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 19 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 10/14/10 | Gary Aminoff
    Imagine this scenario: It is December 31, 1944. American and Allied Forces are in a fierce battle with German troops, who have just taken Antwerp. Allied forces are valiantly defending Bastogne. In this month 19,000 Allied forces are killed and 75,000 wounded in one of the worst battles of World War II. As Allied forces are regrouping for the next day’s bloody battle they get word that a sole American Senator has provided diplomatic safe passage for an American pacifist group to go behind Allied lines and bring medicine, blankets, food and unknown supplies to the very German troops that...
  • Aid and Comfort - How leading Democrats enabled the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah

    10/15/2010 12:27:00 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/10 | Scott Swett
    New information is emerging about efforts by major Democratic Party figures to undercut American war efforts in Iraq by providing aid to the insurgents. Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson's article Treason in America details how a coalition of radical organizations, including US-based Code Pink, delivered some $600,000 in cash and supplies to insurgents and their families in Fallujah, just days after 51 American troops were killed there in some of the bloodiest action of the Iraq war. An approving article published in Islam Online tipped off the connection between the anti-American Global Exchange coalition and the Democrats who made their venture...
  • Treason in America: Move Over Hanoi Jane – Meet Baghdad Barbara, Weasel Waxman & Jihad Jodie

    10/15/2010 6:42:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Friday, October 15, 2010 | Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
    In November and December of 2004, U.S. Marines were involved in the heaviest urban combat since the Vietnam War as they went house-to-house rooting out insurgents in the terror stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq. In all, fifty-one brave Americans would be killed and 560 wounded in the battle that would be the bloodiest of the Iraq War but one which would eventually turn the tide toward victory in Iraq and signal a significant defeat for America’s radical Islamic enemies. Shockingly and tragically, at the same time our servicemen were staring into the eyes of evil, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Henry...
  • VFW calls on its own PAC to stop endorsements ( Barbara Boxer and Klein )

    10/13/2010 4:33:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | October 13, 2010 | KEVIN FREKING
    Endorsements from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee have so enraged many VFW members that its elected leaders have asked the PAC to immediately rescind all endorsements for next month's election. Hundreds of VFW members have been calling the national headquarters in recent days to complain about some of the endorsements, particularly about two races — both featuring Democratic incumbents. In one race, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California got the PAC's endorsement over Republican Carly Fiorina. In the other, Rep. Ron Klein of Florida got the endorsement over Republican and Iraq war veteran Allen West.
  • Boxer, Waxman Under Fire for Approving Radical Mission Behind Enemy Lines

    10/13/2010 3:15:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Chris Garcia
    Two top California legislators are coming under fire after new evidence has emerged that they helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace. The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam...
  • After Freeper Expose, Islamic Site Pulls 'Boxer Aiding Fallujah Terrorists' Article

    10/13/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Gateway Pundit reports this morning that a radical Islamic website has pulled an article published in 2005 after it was highlighted by the American Thinker in an article authored by Freeper Interesting Times exposing the ties between Sen. Barbara Boxer(CA) and Code Pink, and their effort to aid Sunni terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq.The article, entitled Bereaved US Families Share Iraqis Agonies of War was published by Islam Online on Janury 4, 2005. It described a trip by a handful of anti-American military family members to the Middle East led by Code Pink to deliver $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid...
  • Escalation: VFW directors demand VFW PAC rescind endorsements (Squabble over Senator Ma'am)

    10/13/2010 7:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2010 | Guy Benson
    The nasty VFW/VFW PAC political endorsement spat is boiling over into open political warfare between the two groups. When Ed posted on this story yesterday, VFW leaders were already expressing dismay over their political action committee’s “seriously flawed” candidate endorsement methodology–going so far as to raise the prospect of scrapping the PAC altogether. This posture evidently didn’t stem the hailstorm of criticism from rank-and-file VFW members, prompting leadership to release another statement, this time insisting that VFW PAC rescind its recent controversial string of endorsements: The angry tone and tenor of the telephone calls and messages being received at national...
  • Watchdog group: Boxer not transparent over all Countrywide mortgages

    10/13/2010 7:03:22 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2010 | Alex Pappas
    A watchdog group is questioning whether Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer could have been more transparent over a year ago in voluntarily disclosing the extent of her past mortgages with the company Countrywide. But Boxer aides strongly argue that the watchdog group’s complaints are without merit and suggest the questions are suspiciously timed, considering how the California senator is locked in a tough re-election fight. Boxer, as chairwoman of the Senate Ethics Committee, led a yearlong investigation beginning in 2008 into whether two Democratic senators acted improperly by being part of a VIP Countrywide program that gave influential clients favorable treatment....
  • Barbara Boxer, Code Pink's favorite Senator

    10/12/2010 12:18:55 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 42 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 12, 2010 | Scott Swett
    In the final days of her most difficult reelection bid, California Senator Barbara Boxer is emphasizing veterans issues to deflect criticism of her long history of undermining the US military, a cynical strategy that has garnered an endorsement from the increasingly leftist VFW.  At the recent opening of a new veterans' center in Pasadena, Boxer was overcome with emotion as Senator Inouye of Hawaii defended her record of support for veterans and veterans' issues. Let's review a few facts that Boxer and her handlers hope the voters won't recall.   In Congress during the Cold War, Boxer consistently worked to cut...
  • VFW endorses … Senator Ma’am? (Have the Veterans lost their mind?)

    10/12/2010 8:04:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The VFW has a history of tilting towards liberals, but this seems rather stunning. Barbara Boxer, who dressed down a general in a Senate hearing for calling her “ma’am,” won the endorsement of VFW’s political-action committee yesterday. The move also comes despite Boxer’s votes to curtail military spending — or perhaps because of them: Accenting again the campaign focus she has placed on veterans’ affairs, Sen. Barbara Boxer on Sunday formally opened a veterans’ center at Pasadena City College and was later brought to tears by a forceful defense of her record by Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a highly...
  • Boxer's Fiction vs. Fiorina's Facts

    10/10/2010 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 10, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    There aren't a lot of walls around Carly Fiorina. While politicos have marveled at the missteps of Meg Whitman's $140 million Titanic of a campaign, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO has made herself accessible to journalists in her bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer. She hasn't over-parsed her positions. She didn't try to retool her take on the issues after she won the GOP primary. There's a real what-you-see-is-what-you-get feel to Fiorina. Fiorina is new to politics and has a spotty voting record. Those are points against her. But as the first woman to head a Fortune top 20 corporation, she...
  • Fiorina Stays Away From Middle Road ( Good!)

    10/09/2010 1:51:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | * OCTOBER 9, 2010 | JIM CARLTON
    SAN FRANCISCO—After Carly Fiorina won California's GOP primary in June, conventional wisdom held she would go after incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer as many Republicans have before: by tacking toward the center to lure voters beyond the conservative base. Instead, Ms. Fiorina has made a bold and possibly risky bet that pivotal undecided swing voters care more about the economy than social issues and are disenchanted with Washington. So, she is hewing to conservative stands on immigration and social issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, while working to shift the debate to fixing the state's economy. "We are going to...
  • US Senate race: Boxer's time is up

    10/09/2010 12:51:28 PM PDT · by freespirited · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/8/10 | Editorial Board
    After 18 years, it's time for a change. Barbara Boxer, the junior U.S. senator from California, has been in office long enough to have built bridges in Washington, forged meaningful first-name alliances outside her primary spheres of influence and advanced some of the needs of the Central Valley. But she hasn't -- not to the degree we would have expected or hoped. After three largely noneventful terms, the time has come to send her packing. Enter Carly Fiorina, a fiery former corporate CEO with a strong pro-business outlook. With the state and national economy still in the dumps -- yes,...
  • Fiorina Questions Lobbyist-Sponsored Fundraiser For Boxer

    10/07/2010 10:52:48 PM PDT · by Qbert · 1 replies
    AP via CBS-SF ^ | 10/7/2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is criticizing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer over a fundraiser sponsored by lobbyists who help local governments and agencies obtain federal earmarks. Fiorina has pledged not to seek earmarks, which pay for specific projects such as road improvements or university research. Her campaign says the fundraiser scheduled for Thursday demonstrates Boxer’s efforts to seek federal money for those who donate to her re-election campaign. Fiorina’s campaign points to earmarks totaling $6.7 million that Boxer has requested over the past three years for California agencies and communities represented by the Washington lobbying firm, Alcade...
  • With $2 million boost from GOP, Carly Fiorina launches new TV ad (NRSC actually)

    10/06/2010 9:10:23 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5 October 2010 | Mike Zapler
    With $2 million boost from GOP, Carly Fiorina launches new TV ad WASHINGTON -- Trailing Sen. Barbara Boxer in fundraising and in polls, Carly Fiorina's Senate campaign has received a $2 million boost from the national Republican Party and is using the money for a statewide TV ad blaming Boxer for the country's economic woes. The financial help comes at a critical time for Fiorina, the Republican former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Recent polls show her trailing the Democratic senator by six to eight percentage points, after the two were locked in a dead heat for most of the summer. Boxer...
  • In CA, Democrats Cling to Ever-So-Slight Advantages In Governor, Senator, Lt Gov Contests;

    10/05/2010 7:01:11 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 10 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | 10/5/10 | SurveyUSA
    In statewide elections in California today 10/04/10, as early voting begins, 3 high-profile contests are fiercely fought, separated by 5 or fewer points, according to this latest exclusive SurveyUSA polling for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego, and KFSN-TV Fresno. In the race for US Senator, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer clings today to a narrow 46% to 43% advantage. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 12 days ago, Boxer is down 3 points; Republican Carly Fiorina is flat. Seniors are moving toward Boxer; voters under age 50 are giving Fiorina another look. In the race for...
  • Golden State 'Outsourced' By Boxer

    10/01/2010 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks she's struck election gold in California by charging her rival, ex-CEO Carly Fiorina, with outsourcing. The real story is how Boxer has chased millions of jobs out of state with her politics. Last Wednesday's radio debate between California's two senatorial candidates repeatedly circled the issue of jobs in a state with 12.4% unemployment, second highest in the nation. Incumbent Boxer's trump card was that her opponent, while chief of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2006, outsourced jobs. "She laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas and says she's proud of her record — well, that's her...
  • Whitman’s husband: That might be my handwriting but the letter doesn’t prove anything

    10/01/2010 9:14:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9/30/2010 | 'Allahpundit'
    Here’s how I know this story won’t hurt her: If I’m this bored blogging about it, Californians must be doubly bored reading about it. “While I honestly do not recall receiving this letter, as it was sent to me seven years ago, I can say it is possible that I would’ve scratched a follow up note on a letter like this, which is a request for information to make certain Nicky received her Social Security benefits and W-2 tax refund for withheld wages. Since we believed her to be legal, I would have had no reason to suspect that she...
  • Democrats Aren't Staging A Comeback

    09/30/2010 9:14:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/30/2010 | Reid Wilson
    Democratic strategists have recently started experiencing a new feeling of optimism. There are indications, they say, that the party is showing the smallest signs of a turnaround, and that rumors of their electoral demise have been premature. But instead of a comeback, Democrats are only experiencing the benefits of a base that is finally engaging. That base will help some Democratic candidates, but in total, the party still faces serious rehabilitation work with independent voters. The party's major problems are most evident in three prominent races that are slowly, but inexorably, sliding toward Republicans. This week, Democrats confirmed what many...
  • Carly Fiorina: Robber Baron, Traitor — and Outsourcer! (Questioning Barbara Boxer's charge)

    09/29/2010 7:15:05 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s sharpest charges against challenger Carly Fiorina is that, as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she allowed thousands of jobs to be outsourced overseas — depriving U.S. workers of income while piling up profits for executive grandees like herself. Outsourcing of both manufacturing and service jobs has become a wedge issue. It stings especially when times are tough. By Election Day, outsourcing will be portrayed as equivalent to child-molesting in its depravity. But the charge of greed and lack of economic patriotism is disingenuous for a variety of reasons. Remember that outsourcing can be insidious — it knows...
  • SF Chronicle goes as far as it can to support Fiorina (SF Chronicle won't endorse Boxer or Fiorina)

    09/26/2010 5:48:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/26/2010 | Moe Lane
    Which is not their endorsement of her - then again, an endorsement of the Republican candidate for Senate by the San Francisco Chronicle would be about as likely as my being able to get to the Moon by jumping up and down on the ground hard enough. What they did instead was to give as strong a statement about Carly’s technical campaign skills as possible… In past elections, Boxer has had the good fortune of having Republican opponents who were inept, underfunded, on the fringe right - or combinations thereof. Her opponent this time, Fiorina, is proving to be articulate,...
  • No endorsement in U.S. Senate race [Even SF Libs Cant Stand Babs Boxer Anymore]

    09/25/2010 8:31:33 PM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 9/25/10 | Editorial Board
    Californians are left with a deeply unsatisfying choice for the U.S. Senate this year. The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation. The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington - but for an agenda that would undermine this nation's need to move forward on serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration. It is extremely rare that...
  • New Fiorina Ad Hammers Boxer for Her “Call Me Senator” Arrogance – Video

    09/23/2010 6:41:31 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 23, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a great new ad by Carly Fiorina that hammers Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer for her “arrogance.” It opens with Boxer’s famous demand to be called “Senator” instead of “Maam,” in an exchange she had with U.S. Army Brigadier General Michael Walsh. Fiorina then appears and pledges to “end the arrogance in Washington” if elected to the U.S. Senate by California voters.
  • Sen. Boxer Explains How DREAM Act Can Lead To "Legalized Status"

    09/21/2010 1:29:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "The DREAM Act allows those students who have been here most of their lives an opportunity to earn legalized status if they met certain criteria," Sen. Boxer (D-CA) said on the Senate floor.
  • Carlyfornia, Here We Come

    09/02/2010 5:29:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: California's Senate debate was between someone who knows how to pull a wagon and someone who wants everyone to ride. The choice is creating wealth and jobs or redistributing wealth while destroying jobs. California hasn't elected a Republican senator since Pete Wilson in 1988, but if Wednesday's debate and recent polls are any indication, the political sea change of 2010 may be about to wash up on Golden State beaches. The debate wasn't so much conservative vs. liberal as between freedom and dependency, with incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer attacking former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as serving the interests of...
  • Fiorina Summarizes Barbara Boxer: “More Taxes, Spending, Regulation, Big Government” – Video 9/1/10

    09/02/2010 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Carly Fiorina giving a 20-second summary of Leftist Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer’s career and ideology in last night's California U.S. Senate debate. Fiorina said: “You see, if you look at Sen. Boxer’s long track-record of 28 years in Washington D.C., you will see this: She is for more taxes, she is for more spending, she is for more regulation, and she is also for Big Government, and elite, extreme environmental groups.”That’s a great summary.
  • Previewing Boxer v. Fiorina

    09/01/2010 8:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 1, 2010 | Tom Curry and Carrie Dann
    At this point in a re-election race, secure Democratic senators in Democratic-leaning states generally poll at a comfortable 55 percent or better in the matchup against a Republican opponent (Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland are examples). But that’s not the case in California, where three-term Sen. Barbara Boxer will square off against GOP challenger Carly Fiorina in the pair's first debate Wednesday night. An average of the five most recent public polls shows Boxer getting 45 percent to Fiorina’s 41 percent. About 12 percent of respondents remain undecided. President Barack Obama has trekked to...
  • Video: [Sen.] Boxer discusses conversation with Condoleezza Rice that, er, never happened

    09/01/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/01/10 | Ed Morrissey
    Have you ever known people who pass the time of day by arguing with themselves? Barbara Boxer almost gets to that level in this video clip from the San Francisco Chronicle and Debra Saunders, who can’t quite believe that Boxer’s delusion is so detailed. Boxer talks at length about how then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice failed to provide an answer to her during a Senate hearing on how many troops had been killed in action in Iraq. Boxer took a lot of heat from her remarking on Rice’s childless status as a way to criticize the Bush administration for going...
  • Boxer drops into dead heat with Fiorina in Rasmussen poll

    08/26/2010 1:37:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 83 replies · 1+ views ^ | Ed Morrissey
    You’ll remember that Rasmussen has actually been the good news poll for Barbara Boxer in her re-election campaign. The last Field Poll showed her trailing Carly Fiorina, and so did Survey USA, while Rasmussen at the same time had her up five points, 45/40. Now her Rasmussen firewall shows signs of crumbling as it has her lead down to a single point, 44/43: Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina are now essentially tied in California’s U.S. Senate race, moving the state from Leans Democratic to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen ReportsElection 2010 Senate Balance of Power...
  • Robert Redford Solicits Donations For Barbara Boxer Campaign

    08/21/2010 9:50:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | 8/19/10
    Redford Solicits Donations For Boxer CampaignAug 19, 2010 3:09 pm US/Pacific WASHINGTON (CBS 5 / AP) - Hollywood icon Robert Redford is trying to help Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer raise money for her re-election campaign in a letter championing her efforts on the environment. The actor and director is a longtime environmental activist who has been a regular donor to Democratic candidates over the years. He says in an e-mail to potential donors that Boxer, in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill, has sought to extend a moratorium on drilling in federal waters along the Pacific Coast. Boxer's...
  • Senator Barbara Boxer: serving in the military is like being a member of Congress

    07/26/2010 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/2010 | Amanda Carey
    At a campaign event over the weekend in Inglewood, California, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer seemingly equated being a politician to serving in the military –- and an Iraq War veteran supporting Boxer’s November opponent is calling on her to apologize. “We know that if you have veterans in one place where they can befriend each other and talk to each other. You know when you’ve gone through similar things you need to share it. I don’t care whether you are a policeman or a fireman or a veteran or by chance a member of Congress,” the California senator said. “[Democratic...
  • While Republicans exude passion, Democrats look dull ahead of November elections

    07/16/2010 10:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The California Independent Voter Network ^ | July 16, 2010 | Alan Markow
    Who’s more interesting? Sarah Palin or Barack Obama? What’s more fun to watch? Fox News or CNN? Who’s more boring? Carly Fiorina or Barbara Boxer? If you react to these questions as I do, you’ll quickly understand why Democrats, and indeed all left of center politicians, are standing in quicksand. The fun factor is all tilted right these days. Fox News has been fun from the beginning. They were the first to add sound effects to newscasts (e.g., whooshing noises when a new piece of information flies across the screen). They were the first to recognize that Hard Copy (Bill...
  • Former Intel CEO defends Fiorina's layoffs at HP (Boxer's accusations of shipping jobs overseas)

    07/12/2010 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/12/2010 | Judy Lin
    Former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett on Friday defended the decision by GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina to lay off thousands of workers and ship jobs overseas as a necessary business move when she was head of Hewlett-Packard Co. Barrett is part of a coalition of business leaders who have signed statements supporting Fiorina as she tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in California, who is seeking a fourth term. Others include Robert Bolingbroke, retired president of The Clorox Co., William Harrison Jr., former chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, and Peter Magowan, former president of the San Francisco...
  • Is Boxer Going Down For The Count?

    07/08/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies ^ | 07/08/10 | CaroleL
    According to the latest poll, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is in a statistical dead heat (47%-44%) against her Republican challenger, former Hewlett-Packard CEP Carly Fiorina. The poll of likely voters also found Ms. Boxer's job approval rating dipping to its lowest level of her Senate career with 48 percent disapproving and 42 percent approving of her performance.
  • Barbara Boxer: Greatest Threat to National Security is… Carbon Dioxide

    06/25/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/11/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Al Gore is on record as calling “climate change” a greater threat to humanity than terrorism or rogue dictators with nukes, and Barbara “Ma’am” Boxer has followed suit by saying that “carbon pollution, leading to climate change, will be, over the next 20 years, the leading cause of conflict.” And the only knock on Barbara Boxer that Carly Fiorina could make on open-mic night was about her hair? (name corrected, wrote earlier Meg Whitman said that, sorry Meg!) If by “conflict” she means harsh opposition to the continued takeover of the U.S. from within under the guise of saving the...