With 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?