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Carly Fiorino: Nothing new here

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Carly Fiorino was on Fox News Sunday just now, and refused to answer the questions asked of her. Chris Wallace, frustrated after having to ask several times, inquired as to how she would deal with entitlements if elected.

The entitlements must be reworked, reduced, social security age lowered in order to make the country fiscally healthy again.

It was irritating to watch her performance. Fiorino evaded like a politician. Isn't she supposed to be a CEO type who would do what is needed to 'fix' our terrible deficit and debt issues?

But she is a typical politician already, and not even in the Senate yet.

She said, regarding entitlements, that after elected she would try to engage us citizens in a conversation wherein the country's money problems could be brought under control. Since when does a hard-nosed corporate savvy leader have to ask permission to do the difficult things that have to be done? Is this a good CEO's attitude? It is crap, and a refusal to answer the important questions about the budget.

She did talk about cutting other things. You know, the things that draw an emotional response, like government waste. But, budget wise, that wouldn't amount to removing a chaise lounge from the sun deck of the QM2.

So, more of the same if this person is elected.
 

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Seeing as how she ran her company into the ground, "savvy" is not an adjective I'd use for her. If we've decided that big business CEO's are the ones we want running the country (as if they don't already :D ), perhaps we should elect the successful ones.
 

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Carly Fiorino was on Fox News Sunday just now, and refused to answer the questions asked of her. Chris Wallace, frustrated after having to ask several times, inquired as to how she would deal with entitlements if elected.

The entitlements must be reworked, reduced, social security age lowered in order to make the country fiscally healthy again.

It was irritating to watch her performance. Fiorino evaded like a politician. Isn't she supposed to be a CEO type who would do what is needed to 'fix' our terrible deficit and debt issues?

But she is a typical politician already, and not even in the Senate yet.

She said, regarding entitlements, that after elected she would try to engage us citizens in a conversation wherein the country's money problems could be brought under control. Since when does a hard-nosed corporate savvy leader have to ask permission to do the difficult things that have to be done? Is this a good CEO's attitude? It is crap, and a refusal to answer the important questions about the budget.

She did talk about cutting other things. You know, the things that draw an emotional response, like government waste. But, budget wise, that wouldn't amount to removing a chaise lounge from the sun deck of the QM2.

So, more of the same if this person is elected.
I hope you are as equally frustrated with Barbara Boxer . She's had 3 full Senate terms to make things better for California , but reality is She is a "wine & Cheese Idealogue" more interested to societal change (as long as it's away from her) than salvaging the bulk of the State's population or economy . She in actuality is at odds quietly with most in the State.
 

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Seeing as how she ran her company into the ground, "savvy" is not an adjective I'd use for her. If we've decided that big business CEO's are the ones we want running the country (as if they don't already :D ), perhaps we should elect the successful ones.
Yeah, she's no genius. But the people that would elect her see her as a productive, thrifty CEO type.
 

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I hope you are as equally frustrated with Barbara Boxer . She's had 3 full Senate terms to make things better for California , but reality is She is a "wine & Cheese Idealogue" more interested to societal change (as long as it's away from her) than salvaging the bulk of the State's population or economy . She in actuality is at odds quietly with most in the State.
Yeah, no love lost for her either. She's no better, to me.
 

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I am not defending Carly for her performance on that show, that's up to her. But I think I might know why she is so none committal on so many issues.

Any time anyone runs for any Office in California and are a Republican Conservative, Moderate, or lean a bit to the Liberal left you are starting 20 points minimum in the hole, because the State has been over run with Radical Liberals who only know the Party line and pretty much nothing else.

This can be seen in the name calling that Carly Fiorina has sustained by people who clearly know nothing about her.

Therefore to get votes from as widest and most diverse group possible you have to be careful what and how much you commit to on any topic.

Ms. Fiorina is not a conservative but she's also not in favor of Obama's plans to destroy the economy like Boxer does as is seen by her backing Obama and his Anti-American Black Liberation Theology.

Boxer has a dismal voting record when it comes to favoring raising everyone's taxes. Boxer is a Socialist elitist in that she like others who are now rich beyond the reach of most Americans favors redistribution of wealth because her money is safe from high income taxes.

Have you never noticed that in every Socialist/Marxist/Communist Country the average person is or becomes a peasent while those at the top who call the shots live like Obama, spending like he just hit the welfare Lotto.

Look it up.
 

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I really pisses me off the Carleton won the primary. I wanted Boxer gone and Campbell would have made a decent enough Senator to get my vote. The Republicans seem to have made a trend this election of picking all the weak democrats and then finding even worse candidates to run against them. Voting in lesser of two evils elections is just depressing.
 

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Carly Fiorino was on Fox News Sunday just now, and refused to answer the questions asked of her. Chris Wallace, frustrated after having to ask several times, inquired as to how she would deal with entitlements if elected.

The entitlements must be reworked, reduced, social security age lowered in order to make the country fiscally healthy again.

It was irritating to watch her performance. Fiorino evaded like a politician. Isn't she supposed to be a CEO type who would do what is needed to 'fix' our terrible deficit and debt issues?

But she is a typical politician already, and not even in the Senate yet.

She said, regarding entitlements, that after elected she would try to engage us citizens in a conversation wherein the country's money problems could be brought under control. Since when does a hard-nosed corporate savvy leader have to ask permission to do the difficult things that have to be done? Is this a good CEO's attitude? It is crap, and a refusal to answer the important questions about the budget.

She did talk about cutting other things. You know, the things that draw an emotional response, like government waste. But, budget wise, that wouldn't amount to removing a chaise lounge from the sun deck of the QM2.

So, more of the same if this person is elected.
You can't win on a platform of telling the truth.
People like vague "pie in the sky" promises, the truth isn't fun like that.
 

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You can't win on a platform of telling the truth.
People like vague "pie in the sky" promises, the truth isn't fun like that.
I know. So you have to vote on a candidates history, or how you think they may vote based on what they aren't saying.

Her history is bad like Boxer's, but for different reasons.

And what she isn't saying is that she'll do the right things. Maybe that's a good sign?!?
 

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I am not defending Carly for her performance on that show, that's up to her. But I think I might know why she is so none committal on so many issues.

Any time anyone runs for any Office in California and are a Republican Conservative, Moderate, or lean a bit to the Liberal left you are starting 20 points minimum in the hole, because the State has been over run with Radical Liberals who only know the Party line and pretty much nothing else.

This can be seen in the name calling that Carly Fiorina has sustained by people who clearly know nothing about her.

Therefore to get votes from as widest and most diverse group possible you have to be careful what and how much you commit to on any topic.

Ms. Fiorina is not a conservative but she's also not in favor of Obama's plans to destroy the economy like Boxer does as is seen by her backing Obama and his Anti-American Black Liberation Theology.

Boxer has a dismal voting record when it comes to favoring raising everyone's taxes. Boxer is a Socialist elitist in that she like others who are now rich beyond the reach of most Americans favors redistribution of wealth because her money is safe from high income taxes.

Have you never noticed that in every Socialist/Marxist/Communist Country the average person is or becomes a peasent while those at the top who call the shots live like Obama, spending like he just hit the welfare Lotto.

Look it up.
She is a big ego who wants a powerful position.
 

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My biggest gripe about Fiorina was her performance at HP. She engaged in the short-sighted layoffs and outsourcing, which didn't actually end up increasing profit but cost the company a lot of its considerable goodwill. She also spearhead the terrible Merger with Compaq, for which she was eventually forced out, snagging the millions of dollar golden parachute in the process. I am a proponent of free trade and stand against protectionist policies, but I can't stand people who outsource so stupidly that they end up loosing money along with jobs.
 

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I know. So you have to vote on a candidates history, or how you think they may vote based on what they aren't saying.

Her history is bad like Boxer's, but for different reasons.

And what she isn't saying is that she'll do the right things. Maybe that's a good sign?!?
I couldn't tell you really, just reading what has been posted earlier about her, all I can get is that she is more of the same.
The only people I consider voting for, are unelectable and that isn't based on party but on personal ethics.

You want an ethical person in office, it's probably not going to happen.
 

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My biggest gripe about Fiorina was her performance at HP. She engaged in the short-sighted layoffs and outsourcing, which didn't actually end up increasing profit but cost the company a lot of its considerable goodwill. She also spearhead the terrible Merger with Compaq, for which she was eventually forced out, snagging the millions of dollar golden parachute in the process. I am a proponent of free trade and stand against protectionist policies, but I can't stand people who outsource so stupidly that they end up loosing money along with jobs.
And then scooted out the door so that the CEO that followed her ending up having to take the blame for the mess of Fiorina's making
as well as the responsibility of digging H-P out of the hole that Fiorina's incompetencies dug.

But, paybacks being hell, Fiorina is dropping a huge chunk of her own money into this race, win or lose and I think that's a good thing....ill-gotten gains and all. She never merited that high salary and is now tossing it away. That's rather delish.

Regards from Rosie
 

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At least Meg Whitman ran a company successfully :shrug:
 

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Whitman, not Fiorino.
Who is dropping a BIGGER chunk in the race for Senate. $139 million so far. It only took $100 million for Obama to win the White House and that in itself was a new record.

$139 million and more in the largest blue state there is. Go figure. Doesn't make sense to me, but it can't hurt California's economy, so that benefit is rewarding no matter what the outcome of the race itself.

Regards from Rosie
 

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Yeah....the California GOP really blew this one. If Campbell had been nominated he'd be 10 points ahead. Instead the GOP went with the whacko right-wing Fiorina, who is not only a failure in business....but completely waaaaaay to right-wing for California.
 

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I thought she did pretty good and it was Wallace who was getting under my skin. I think she was being honest about what she would do first and it wasn't cutting entitlements. He just kept hammering on it because he didn't like her answers.
 

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I thought she did pretty good and it was Wallace who was getting under my skin. I think she was being honest about what she would do first and it wasn't cutting entitlements. He just kept hammering on it because he didn't like her answers.
He didn't like her 'answers' because they were non-existent.

She was being anything but honest. She was a question evading political candidate, typical and gutless.
 

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Yeah....the California GOP really blew this one. If Campbell had been nominated he'd be 10 points ahead. Instead the GOP went with the whacko right-wing Fiorina, who is not only a failure in business....but completely waaaaaay to right-wing for California.

I really don't know what Planet you are presently on because Fiorina pound for pound is a better candidate then the perpetual Tom Campbell who has made numerous failed runs. Fiorina is no Hard Righter and has kept her distance from Sarah Palin.

Both Brown & Boxer would be finished like today IF it were not for the large and heavily Democratic Hispanic Vote which is mostly emotion driven. This lousy economy would ensure that.

Bottom Line is THIs - with Whitman and Fiorina there is some possibility of a recovery. With Brown & Boxer there is none. Business and the Middle Class will be finished off in time and we can have county wide barrio's , migrant camps, and Wine & Cheese enclaves. It's coming.
 
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