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Sunday, October 23, 2016

With her boffo appearance at CPAC, it became obvious why Carly Fiorina masquerades as a presidential candidate: She loves the attention! According to National Review, her CPAC remarks scored a hit, if only because she trashed Hillary Clinton’s record as Secretary of State. Fiorina certainly proved her cred as a Fox News Republican. She eagerly parroted familiar talking points about Clinton – “Name an accomplishment!” – and accused Clinton of saying, “What difference does it make?” in response to the attack on the Benghazi consulate. Such craven willingness to lie for a cheap cheer at CPAC is all they – or we – need to know about Fiorina.

“Name an Accomplishment” is a game that everyone can play, however, and I daresay that Hillary Clinton and her avid defense team have plenty of answers. As for Fiorina, she came close to wrecking Hewlett-Packard, a major U.S. technology firm whose owners and shareholders hope never to see her face again. Many of her former colleagues there consider her utterly without qualifications for any role in government, no matter how small. (They make her sound like a pretty awful person, too.) Beyond her dubious résumé, Fiorina’s most memorable achievement was the moronic “Demon Sheep ad,” nominated by NPR’s Ken Rudin as “the worst political ad ever” – aired with her approval, of course.

Few former secretaries of state can actually point to a single, world-historical achievement distinguishing their tenure. Clinton went far, and not just literally, toward restoring American prestige and alliances after the nadir of the Bush administration.

As for Bush’s secretaries of state, both share responsibility for bringing this country to a very low point: Colin Powell with his infamous UN speech on Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction,” a decision that he has since disowned; and Condoleezza Rice, with her “mushroom cloud” fakery and a long series of lies on the same topic. Hundreds of thousands dead, still more grievously wounded and left homeless, trillions of dollars squandered, and a violent Islamist movement rising from the ruins: Now there’s a whole series of accomplishments! Neither Powell nor Rice is likely to be remembered for much else.

Photo: Carly Fiorina addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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  • FT66

    I have tried so hard to figure out on what this woman Carly Fiorina said during her CPAC speech, that Hillary’s travelling all over the world was not an accomplishment. Madam, don’t you understand that if one wants to accomplish something, she/he has sometimes to travel miles and miles,sit down with that person, see eye to eye, discuss on something and hence reach on an agreement thus accomplishing something! This is exactly what Hillary did during her tenure as Secretary of State.

    • 4sanity4all

      The GOP really scrapes up some inarticulate, thoughtless women to push their brand. Is this really the best they can recruit, or are there some bright ones somewhere that they overlook? Although they love to cut educational funds and ridicule education, so maybe this is the logical result of an aversion to education and logical thought.

      • Independent1

        It may be that the thoughtful, nonracist, articulate women in America that have at least some sense of compassion, know better than to get involved with a political party that is become just the opposite of that.

        • TiredTiredTired

          There isn’t two brain cells to rub together in this cesspool of a site. Trust me, you are all idiots.

          • Independent1

            You know of course it takes one mindless idiot to recognize another, so if that’s the case, there’s a complete empty space between YOUR EARS!!!

      • FT66

        You are quite right, Carly Fiorina is clueless and yet she wants to become President. She doesn’t understand that any Secretary of State is working on behalf of the President. Thats why you hear: Obama Admin. Bush Admin. or whoever President is in power at that time. Secretary of State represents the President in places where he can’t be at that particular time. They are always sent by President. With Carly Fiorina thinking Hillary was just travelling for pleasure, that goes to show how uninformed the woman is.

  • FoolsRushLandHannityIn

    “As for Fiorina, she came close to wrecking Hewlett-Packard, a major U.S. technology firm whose owners and shareholders hope never to see her face again. ”

    No chance of that, Carly’s HP face is “so yesterday”.

    • docb

      In her defense, she has had a bad ‘lift’ and they will not recognize her!

  • Budjob

    I hope I never see her face again either! The bitch looks as if she fell out of an ugly tree and,hit every branch on the way down!!!

    • Progressive_Joe

      This is a beauty contest?

  • Budjob

    Joe,Yeah,Everyone of these fucked up “things” are losers!!

  • Godzilla

    Hillary ducked the Snipers bullets that didn’t exist. If that’s the integrity of a person who should be President, our nation has very low standards.

  • Godzilla

    Speaking of accomplishments, Let’s look at what 6 years of Obama has produced:

    First President to be photographed smoking a joint.

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    • 4sanity4all

      And can you furnish proof of any of these? No? Got it.

      • Godzilla

        Maybe you should get better quality news, Media Matters will only turn you into a moronic zombie.

      • Lynda Groom

        Nearly all of these idiotic remarks have been debunked on numerous occasions and are only a guide to the ignorance required to believe them.

    • Independent1

      You sure have a “wild” imagination as virtually none of your nonsensical list is verifiable

      But all these firsts for Reagan are verifiable:

      1. First to turn America into a DEBTOR nation.

      2. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of national income in eight years.

      3. First to increase DEBT faster than growth of GDP over eight years.

      4. First to double America’s debt in just eight years.

      5. First to triple the national DEBT in just eight years.

      6. First to increase SPENDING by 80%–over 8 years.

      7. First to have a popularity rating of 35% after his 1st two years in office

      8. First to have unemployment at 10.8% since big depression

      10. First to SPEND more in eight years than was spent in prior 50 years.

      11. First to have “real” INTEREST RATES of 8% after averaging 1% over 35 years.

      12. First to keep PRIME INTEREST RATES at 20%.

      13. First to over value the dollar to the Yen at rate of 262 yen to $1

      14. First to have served as Governor and increased spending by 112% in less than 8 years

      15. First to have home loan interest rates as high as 16%

      16. First to cut taxes by 60% for his rich pals

      17. First to “deal” with terrorists.

      17.a First to support a dictator’s (Saddam’s) use of chemical weapons against an enemy (Iran)

      18. First to bust a union and then appoint union haters to run the department
      of labor

      19. First to set a record for the largest one day percentage decline of the Dow – 10-19-87

      20. First to have increased his wealth by over $10,000,000 from serving for 8 years as president

      21. First in having servicemen killed during peacetime (241 killed while they
      slept in their barracks)

      22. First in Farm Foreclosures

      23. First in Savings & Loan Failures

      24. First in percent of increase in personal bankruptcies

      25. First to have an Assistant Secretary of State indicted

      26. First to have an Assistant Secretary of Defense sent to prison

      27. First to have 100 Members of an Administration Charged with Crimes

      28. First to have more members of his administration charged with crimes than the cumulative total of all previous presidents in the 20th Century

      29. First to testify under oath 130 times “ I don’t Remember”

      30. First to have an Admiral with a photographic memory testify 128 times “I don’t remember”

      31. First to honor “Nazi Storm Troopers” by calling them “innocent victims”

      32. First governor to increase personal income tax by 60%, increase taxes on cigarettes by 200% and state tax collections by 152%

      33. First president to have been divorced

      34. First to negotiate with the ayatollahs of Iran to not release its American prisoners until after an election to give him an edge

      35. First to participate in a nefarious activity like the Iran/Contra fiasco

      36. First to have an Admiral plead the “fifth amendment”

      • Godzilla

        Your Great Grandmother Eleanore Whitaker would be proud of your classless attack of a dead person whose presidency occurred when you were still crawling around in diapers. But, since you have ZERO credibility anyway, it don’t matter. Obama is a traitor and should be arrested, tried, convicted and publicly hanged.

        • Lynda Groom

          When confronted with such ignorance words just fail.

      • TiredTiredTired

        You are aware that the President does not control spending, right? Almost your entire list is bull, since it was the Democrat Congress during Reagan’s terms that was responsible for almost your entire list. But what do you know? You are just another mindless political hack.

        • Independent1

          Sorry, but BS. Before Gingrich, Congress generally did not take strong stands against Presidents’ budgets. All that spending was at the direction of REAGAN!!! He dreamed up everything he could that would drive tax dollars into the pockets of his rich buddies: including things like ‘Star Wars’. He tripled our nations’s debt in 3 years just like he (and Arnold) tripled the debt of California in their 8 years.

        • Independent1

          Just remember: before Gingrich, Congress generally recognized that a president had been elected by ‘The People’ to direct the country and that Congress was only there to guide that direction: Not to work at trying to usurp the power of the president, as every GOP congress has done since Gingrich when a Democrat was in office. Unlike when Bush was in office, when they acted like a Rubber Stamp by willingly passing his many irresponsible pieces of UNFUNDED LEGISLATION that ARE STILL running up debts AS WE SPEAK!!!!!!

    • Eleanore Whitaker

      Better to see a president with all of his flaws than a president who hid spending his entire college years as a drunk, getting locked up for DUI and having 2 daughters drunk in NY City.

      This president didn’t lie about WMDs, ignore all the red flags Clinton warned him about regarding al Qaeda and the potential for 9/11.

      Yours did.

    • drdroad

      Baloney, you must NEVER turn Hannity off, Repeat after Repeat.

  • gidi247

    This article is such bull. Omg. Never to read this website again.