Who Is Carly Fiorina? (Really)

fiorina-tough-choicesWith thanks, once again, to Andrew Bostom for providing the link, Ed Straker’s American Thinker essay and his analysis of Carly Fiorina’s political positions provide some elucidation on who the woman Carly Fiorina really is – politically speaking.  And she’s not a conservative’s dream-come-true.

If you believe Mr. Straker’s take on it, Carly Fiorina is a nearly perfect substitute stand-in for the failing Jeb Bush candidacy.  Here’s a part of Straker’s American Thinker piece:

When Carly Fiorina rips into Hillary Clinton, low information Republican primary voters clap like trained seals. The reality is, however, that Carly Fiorina is mostly a moderate Republican. The good people at Conservativereview.com have compiled a rather disturbing dossier of her political views.

Immigration: Carly supports keeping birthright citizenships and allowing anchor babies, calling attempts to change the law a mere “distraction”. She supports amnesty for so-called “Dreamers”, and supported Marco Rubio’s gang of 8 amnesty bill…

Economy: Carly supported the expensive cap-and-trade program promoted by John McCain. She said very recently she still believed in imaginary global warming.  She has spoken out against efforts to defund Obamacare.  She supported the wall street bailouts and has said she wants more government intervention in the housing market…

Security: “A mere two weeks after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Fiorina gave a speech praising the early Islamic Caliphate as one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Radical Islamist social media has taken to using this speech as a recruitment tool. ” As a 9/11 survivor, I find her speech, especially the timing of it, extremely offensive.

While she was in charge at HP, her company circumvented sanctions to do business with Iran…

Read all of it.

I have yet to hear or read anything which would indicate that Ms. Fiorina ever reversed her ill-informed Islam-ignorant opinion of the Ottoman Turk Empire and its massive crimes against humanity.  The recent revelation of that 2001 speech in and of itself should have been the end of any serious consideration of her candidacy.

But, then again, as Mr. Straker points out so well, the Establishment Republicans are getting so very desperate to find some way to torpedo Mr. Trump’s candidacy, with his hard-line anti-illegal immigration policy.  There must be a way to get that done.  Trump must go down, somehow.  It’s become apparent to the GOP upper level machinery that Jeb Bush isn’t going to be able to do it.

So, bring on Ms. Fiorina – Ms. Bush-Lite, to paraphrase Mr. Straker’s idea.

Don’t you just love this “I’m not who you think I am” stuff?

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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