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Carly Fiorina may be unelectable according to some, but if a conservative can be known by the vitriol meter of the left, the former HP CEO registers high on the scale. Planned Parenthood hates her, and progressives call her “despicable.”
Just the right conservative credentials.
In Carly Fiorina’s own words:
- “I absolutely would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if the opportunity presented itself.” [The New Yorker, 6/7/10]
- “I believe in the sanctity of life. I believe life begins at conception.” [ABC 11, 7/29/10]
- “You may remember that I ran for the U.S. Senate in California 2010. What you may not know is that I ran as a proud, pro-life conservative. You don’t do that in California unless you really mean it.” [CSPAN, 4/25/15]
- “Liberals believe that flies are worth protecting, but the life of an unborn child is not.” [CSPAN 1/24/15]
- Sarah Palin praised Carly Fiorina for being “unabashedly pro-life.” [Christian Science Monitor, 05/14/10]
Statement from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“The contrasts in the next election will be stark, and the stakes for women’s health and rights will be significant. Carly Fiorina would roll women’s health and rights back many decades, and most Americans want to continue moving forward.”
The final paragraph of an article in ForwardProgressives entitled “Why Carly Fiorina Might Be the Most Despicable Republican Candidate of Them All” shows the left’s utter disdain for Fiorina:
So, while candidates like Cruz, Paul and Rubio have garnered much more attention, with Carly Fiorina’s entrance into the 2016 GOP primary we’ve seen possibly the most corrupt and unethical candidate of the entire bunch – which is saying something considering the group of liars she’s standing alongside.
Progressives are always attacking private sector CEOs, but never address how the government runs the economy into the ground. Here’s a candid comment on the idiocy of the left’s arguments in favor of bigger government from the Progressives article:
“While I agree that Ms. Fiorina is not the right person to be President (buying Compaq was the most stupid strategy at the time), I can’t stand something written in this article…”The only time most of these companies really ever create jobs is when they absolutely have to. Otherwise it’s typically cut, reduce, downsize or consolidate as much as possible to squeeze every bit of productivity they can out of the smallest pool of workers possible.”…OF COURSE THAT’S WHAT BUSINESSES DO! To say otherwise is frankly idiotic. It’s also what government should do! Businesses should run as lean as possible, and government too. Creating jobs is what businesses should be doing, as it’s an indication that the business is growing, but sometimes the business environment changes and they have to adapt. HP was built in the days of big, centralized IT resources, and the industry moved to smaller yet more powerful and distributed technology. Fiorina was right to downsize
HP, but stupid to also buy Compaq, whose market share was decreasing as personal computing became more commoditised. Buying multiple corporate jets (if that’s true) wouldn’t have helped costs either. Her getting $40 million as a golden parachute isn’t on her, it’s on HP’s board. It was apparently the only smart thing she’s done in relation to HP.”