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Friday, February 27, 2015


Carly Fiorina is not yet a recognizable name for most Americans, be she is the kind of potential GOP presidential candidate that makes the Dems' heads explode. Despite the Dems' "war on women" meme, she rose to become CEO of Hewlett Packard, one of the largest and most recognizable tech companies on the planet. She has had a rocky road as an executive, but corporate warfare in the private sector is not for the faint of heat. It forces one to lead from the front, not from behind. Fiorina is a corporate leader, an accomplished professional, and a severe critic of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. She is unlikely to become the GOP presidential nominee, but her comments are well worth considering.

The National Journal reports:
Fiorina is uniquely able to criticize Clinton without having to worry about cries of sexism. And it's an ability that she did not take for granted on Thursday.

"This is not leadership," she said of Obama. "Nor is it leadership when Secretary Clinton asks what difference does it make when our embassy is deliberately attacked by terrorists and four Americans are murdered," Fiorina said. "It makes all the difference, Mrs. Clinton, and the required response has never come." [*]

Fiorina also took the opportunity to slam the other leading lady in Democratic politics: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

"Elizabeth Warren is right: Crony capitalism is indeed alive and well," Fiorina said. "Government and government programs have grown so big, so powerful, so costly, and so complex that only the big and the powerful can prosper. But Elizabeth Warren is dead wrong about how to end crony capitalism. You see, whether it is Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, or net neutrality, all this government complexity means the big get bigger, the small disappear, and the powerless are trapped."

Fiorina also readministered a burn notice to Clinton about her claim of traveling to 112 countries during her time as secretary of State. "Like Mrs. Clinton, I too have traveled the globe," Fiorina said, adding that "flying is an activity, not an accomplishment."

"I have met Vladimir Putin, and I know his determination will not be deterred by a gimmicky red reset button," Fiorina continued. "Mrs. Clinton, please name an accomplishment. And in the meantime, please explain why we should accept that the millions and millions of dollars that have flowed into the Clinton Global Initiative from from foreign governments doesn't represent a conflict of interest."
It's going to be difficult for the Dems' trained hamsters in the media to demonize Fiorina, but it's a guarantee that they'll try, if she rises out of the pack and becomes a serious presidential contender. After all, the "war on women" doesn't count when you attack GOP women, does it?

For those progressives who continue to insist that the Benghazi attack is not a scandal (e.g., it's a phoney scandal ginned up by the GOP), and that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are blameless in their early actions to deny additional security for the embassy (well documented), their lies about the cause of the attack (thoroughly documented), and that there were options that could have been exercised to save the Americans under attack (confirmed via congressional testimony and reporting by Sharyl Atkisson), consider this, reported today by Andrew McCarthy:
From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility. These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit ...

At 6:06 p.m. [about three hours after the attack began], another e-mail that went to top State Department officials explained that the local al-Qaeda affiliate had claimed responsibility for the attack: [emphasis mine] Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU): “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and call for an attack on Embassy Tripoli” Despite this evidence that her top staffers were informed from the start that a terrorist attack was underway and that an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group had claimed credit for it, Secretary Clinton issued an official statement claiming the assault may have been in “response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” This was a reference to an obscure anti-Islamic video trailer for a film called Innocence of Muslims. Secretary Clinton’s statement took pains to add that “the United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others” — further intimating that the video was the cause of the attack.

So Hillary lied when she stated that the cause of the attack was a video. Why did she disregard her own embassy's report, offered in real time? Was it to protect Barack Obama during his re-election campaign.

Even though the trained hamsters in the media have done everything possible to protect this stonewalling administration, the truth is slowly seeping out. Ironically, it won't hurt Barack Obama (except possibly in the history books) but it just might hurt Hillary Clinton in her inexorable run for the presidency.