He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions. THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, Aug. 19, 1785
Carly Fiorina is now the flavor of the month with the MSM and talk show hosts, none of whom have done any research into the woman’s background and beliefs. Strong debate performances and conservative sound bites don’t tell the full story. If you haven’t read Part 1 of my article on Carly, please do, as you will learn of her destruction of Lucent Technology and Hewlett Packard.
There is a reason Fiorina shows up on lists of the “Worst CEOs Of All Time,” (See here, here, here, here, and here, among others) and it’s not because the whole business world is engaged in some kind of conspiracy to portray her as an incompetent. Was HP better off after Carly left than when she arrived? The answer is no. Link Despite the spin she tries to put on it, Carly Fiorina was a disaster for Hewlett Packard, and they’re still suffering from her so-called leadership. Link Fiorina left HP with one of the largest golden parachutes, really unheard of! Link
Don’t forget about her trading with Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions by using a foreign entity. Link According to a column by Josh Rogin: “Under Fiorina’s leadership, Hewlett-Packard sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions.”
When Carly was forced out of HP, the very next day, HP stock jumped over 10%. Link
Don’t forget Carly’s love of the Islamists, and her speeches extolling Islamic history only nine days after 9/11. On Monday, 21 September 15, Fiorina appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show. Besides her singing about a dog, she stated she would not have a problem with a Muslim being president of the United States. Skip to 1:48 in this video and listen to what she says.
There’s even more, more than I included in the first article, and it’s damning to say the least. There is so much damning information on Fiorina that it’s nearly impossible to cover it all.
Fiorina and Common Core
Craig Barrett, AZ’s chief Common Core promoter and Chairman of the Board at Achieve Inc. (architects of the Common Core standards), hosted a private fundraiser for Carly Fiorina in AZ on 9/10/15, according to the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Briefs.
Craig Barrett, Arizona’s poorer version of Bill Gates, routinely supports candidates for Governor and Superintendent of Education who then go on to advocate for his position of supporting common core learning standards and the suctioning of our kids’ data to all of his buddies at the Chamber of Commerce.
Craig Barrett would not support anyone who is truly against Common Core in their actions.
During her run for US Senate in CA, Carly Fiorina put out a paper praising and supporting Obama’s Race to the Top (RTTT) which tied federal funding to the adoption of what would later be called Common Core, which includes federally driven learning standards, tests, teacher evaluations, and NSA like data suctioning systems, which are all in place now. Link
Alyson Klein at Education Week
points out, during Fiorina’s 2010 run for U.S. Senate in California, she apparently supported the very programs which helped give us Common Core to begin with, even though CC has been around for years and they simply change the name. A one-page education policy brief is still available on her Senate campaign website and provides the incriminating evidence.
Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood
During the CNN debate, Fiorina blasted Planned Parenthood and the horror of selling baby body parts for profit. However, she certainly hasn’t put her money where her mouth is. The Daily Caller reported that Fiorina joined Revolution Health Group, (RHG) when it was founded in 2005, along with Colin Powell, as an investor and board member. RHG was a website which promoted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood, National Abortion Federation, and NARAL for more information. Women were urged to “think through” their “choices,” but a pro-life perspective was not offered.
The website no longer exists, as it reportedly failed to turn a profit and was merged with health website publisher Waterfront Media in 2008. But the abortion issue page was archived in 2007 on the Wayback Machine.
Her stance on pro-life was quite different when she worked for John McCain’s re-election. Check out her statements back then. Link
In this article by Tim Brown, he states, “She (Fiorina) should also be asked why she would invest in a website that promotes an organization that was murdering even more babies at the time. How exactly does this square with Ms. Fiorina’s character?”
While campaigning for John McCain, Fiorina assured pro-choice folks that McCain “has never signed on to efforts to overturn Roe vs. Wade.” Why would a pro-lifer regard this as a positive attribute to be touted? Why would a pro-lifer sign on as a surrogate for that sort of candidate?
In August 2008, Fiorina stood next to one Debra Bartoshevich, a Hillary Clinton partisan, at a press conference, and did not correct Bartoshevich when she said, “Going back to 1999, John McCain did an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle saying that overturning Roe v. Wade would not make any sense, because then women would have to have illegal abortions.” Why would a pro-lifer stand on stage and remain silent when the candidate for whom she speaks is portrayed as pro-abortion? Link
Fiorina on Hillary
On Fox News, Fiorina said that it’s “absolutely crystal clear” that Clinton broke the rules and that she’s trying to cover it up. She pointed out that Clinton had a “server in her basement” for years, then decided to “wipe it clean” two years after leaving the State Department and before her presidential run.
Well Carly, what about your destruction of five hard drives prior to the ousting of Walter Hewlett and the HP board, and your massive takeover which gained you millions? Link Here are the facts from the man who was told to destroy Carly’s hard drives. I’ve spoken to him personally.
My name is Charles Nielsen, and I was an employee with HP from 1/2000 until 8/2001. I worked in the Boise, Idaho Data Center. I was the sole Customer Engineer allowed to work on Carly’s Private Server. It was kept under lock and key, and I was the only engineer allowed to work on it under the direct supervision of the Data Center Manager; I was new to the company and was used as a dupe. In March of 2001, just before Carly Fiorina had taken control of HP from Walter Hewlett, I was asked to remove the 5 hard drives from her personal server and physically destroy them with a hammer. I asked why I would destroy hard drives that at the time were worth over $15k apiece and I was told because she said so.
Shortly after destroying all evidence of her conspiracy to take over the company, she removed Walter Hewlett from the board of directors and made off with approximately $500 million dollars from the company with the rest of the board of directors ($100 million for Carly personally). All of her emails and all working documents were destroyed. I have kept my silence until now, when I find it highly offensive that after laying off close to 33k workers and sending stock prices into the gutter ($55 a share when Fiorina took over to a little less than $20 a share under her leadership) she is pretending she would never behave like Hillary has. Carly Fiorina is as corrupt as they come.
Fiorina on Illegal Aliens
Jerry Perenchio, the former CEO of the Spanish language station Univision, is Carly Fiorina’s biggest donor at $1.6 million. Perenchio was also the national finance co-chairman for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign with deep ties to California. Remember, Carly was recruited by John McCain as the top advisor for his Republican 2008 presidential campaign. [First on CNN: Who’s giving to Carly Fiorina’s super PAC?, by MJ Lee, CNN, July 31, 2015]. Other major donors are all from Silicon Valley. Fiorina is their best hope (perhaps even better than Jeb Bush) for increased levels of legal immigration, a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens and massive increases in imported foreign workers.
Fiorina supports the DREAM Act. In her first debate with Sen. Boxer in 2010, she said: “I would support the DREAM Act because I do not believe that we can punish children who through no fault of their own are here trying to live the American dream.”
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for undocumented immigrants in the United States that would first grant conditional residency, and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.
Last June, Fiorina appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and said she is against a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, but that a path to legal status is “a possibility.”
Link So, what is the difference? She also added she is open to immigration reforms that would give citizenship to children of illegal aliens. If that’s the case, she might as well give every illegal alien citizenship. They are not “undocumented immigrants.” They have broken the law and invaded our country. Why are we giving these lawbreakers anything?
In a Breitbart article in August 2015, Fiorina made this statement, “I’ve been very clear I don’t support deportation. I don’t support amending the Constitution or challenging the 14th Amendment. I think these are ideas that stoke anger but don’t solve problems. I think Donald Trump is stoking anger without solving problems. And I think others, now, are sadly pandering to him. There has been a very unfortunate racist tone that has emerged in a lot of the discussion about immigration and that’s inexcusable. We must be a country that welcomes legal immigrants to this country. We must be a country that recognizes that we have industries like agriculture that have depended on temporary migrant labor for generations.”
Sorry Carly, but I couldn’t disagree with you more, not to mention your use of the race card! Donald Trump is echoing what Americans are saying to each other. The lawbreakers are here illegally and should be sent back as they were by past presidents. As for “anchor babies,” the fourteenth amendment should not apply to lawbreakers who purposely invade our country in order to give birth on American soil. The pregnant illegal aliens gain a foothold to stay here, and then collect entitlements from American taxpayers, monies they’ve never paid into and that are bankrupting America.
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