Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something”

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: "Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something"

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

LOL:  Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO and wannabe GOP presidential candidate, went in on Hillary Clinton, saying she has “actually accomplished something” unlike the former secretary of state. I can’t believe she said that with a straight face.

Um, I beg to differ….Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) destroyed Hewlett Packard, saw thousands of jobs outsourced overseas and then high-tailed it out of the company with a multi-million dollar golden parachute. In short, Carly Fiorina accomplished a lot for herself and not for her company or her country. I guess she’s the female version of Mitt Romney, only without a gubernatorial job. Hey, Carly, how did that Compaq deal work out for HP?

Fiorina made the comments at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. That’s the same gathering where Sarah Palin made a fool of herself after the teleprompter froze. Yeah, she previously mocked President Obama for using a teleprompter. She couldn’t even ad lib.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe,” she said.  ”But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

She also criticized Clinton’s attempts at a diplomatic “reset” with Russia: ”I have met Vladimir Putin and know that it will take more to halt his ambitions than a gimmicky red reset button.”

She also touted her international business record, saying it gives her more foreign policy experience than Clinton.

In addition, Fiorina invoked the Benghazi scandal: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I know what difference it makes that our ambassador to Libya and three other brave Americans were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and that the response of our nation must be more forceful than the arrest of a single individual a year later.” Source:  Mediaite

Yeah, Carly Fiorina, whatever. You will never be a secretary of state nor a president of the United States. For anyone who forgot about Ms. Fiorina being kicked out of Hewlett Packard, here’s an snippet of what went down:

Feb. 1o, 2005 — Shares of HP jumped 6.9 percent in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday on the news. But at one point, the stock was up as much as 10.5 percent.

“The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked Carly’s leadership all that much,” said Robert Cihra, an analyst with Fulcrum Global Partners. “The Street had lost all faith in her and the market’s hope is that anyone will be better.”

Fiorina, the only female CEO at a company in the Dow Jones industrial average, had been with HP since 1999. But the company’s controversial deal to buy Compaq in the spring of 2002 — after a bruising proxy fight led by one of the Hewlett family heirs — has not produced the shareholder returns or profits she had promised. Source: CNN Money

Carly Fiorina has a lot of nerve trying to white-wash her rocky history at Hewlett Packard to imply that she actually accomplished a lot. Wall Street cheered her forced resignation. That says a lot. So, in the final analysis, I would say Hillary Clinton has accomplished a heck of a lot more than Ms. Fiorina, with regards to public service.

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building “Research-Driven” Campaign

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building "Research-Driven" Campaign

Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton Building “Research-Driven” Campaign (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton “is assembling a heavily research-driven campaign designed to prevent a repeat of her poor performance in 2008,” the Washington Post reports.

“Clinton still faces many of the same challenges she had seven years ago, when she went from being a juggernaut and most likely the first female president in American history to a perceived stumblebum out of touch with the political moment… But backers say this time Clinton is developing a smarter, more relevant campaign message… The former secretary of state is also trying to play down any sense of inevitability and aims to adopt many of the same data-focused strategies that Barack Obama used to snatch the race from her in 2008.”

Poll: Jeb Bush Surges Ahead of Chris Christie as GOP 2016 Frontrunner

Poll:  Jeb Bush Surges Ahead of Chris Christie as GOP 2016 Frontrunner

Poll: Jeb Bush Surges Ahead of Chris Christie as GOP 2016 Frontrunner (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Jeb Bush, the brother of former president George W. Bush, is surging ahead of potential GOP presidential candidates in a new CNN/ORC poll. He is now the clear frontrunner — at least for now.

Jeb Bush leads the pack by 23% of the Republicans surveyed in the new poll. That puts him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who trailed with 13%.

Ben Carson comes in third with 7%, while Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for fourth place with 6%. Um, I don’t see Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the mix.

Jeb Bush versus Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would be a very interesting battle to the finish. Clinton leads 54% to 41% in a head-to-head match-up. Bush fares better than his rivals.

Jeb Bush “Actively” Exploring 2016 White House Bid, Do We Need Another Bush?

Jeb Bush "Actively" Exploring 2016 White House Bid, Do We Need Another Bush?

Jeb Bush “Actively” Exploring 2016 White House Bid, Do We Need Another Bush? (Photo Credit: Facebook)

For once I agree with Donald Trump, “this country doesn’t need another Bush.” Jeb Bush has announced on Twitter and Facebook that he’s “actively exploring a White House run for 2016.” To be fair, I actually prefer him to his brother, George W. Bush, but do we need another Bush in the White House?

Jeb Bush wrote on Facebook about discussions over a possible presidential run, “We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.”

So, I guess he will be restoring the America his brother helped to wreck, right? Like Donald Trump said, “this country doesn’t need another Bush.” That’s even as he flirts with a presidential run, which we know won’t materialize.

 

Former Obama Campaign Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Former Obama Campaign Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

Former Obama Campaign Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President (Photo Credit: Ready for Warren)

About 300 former Barack Obama campaign staffers are urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. The letter, which was organized by Ready for Warren, is entitled, “We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016.”

We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance.

We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa.

We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary.

We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president.

We know that the improbable is far from impossible.

Now, former staffers from President Obama’s campaigns, along with former staffers from OFA, are joining with the thousands of Americans who are calling on Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.

Rising income inequality is the challenge of our times, and we want someone who will stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that took down our economy.

We urge Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. Source: Ready for Warren

The list of former Obama staffers is here.

Sen. Lindsey Graham: House Republican Benghazi Report “Full of Crap”

Sen. Lindsey Graham: House Republican Benghazi Report "Full of Crap"

Sen. Lindsey Graham: House Republican Benghazi Report “Full of Crap”

House Republicans debunking the House GOP Benghazi findings of no cover-up by the Obama Administration isn’t sitting well with Sen. Lindsey Graham. He blasted it as “full of crap.” Who didn’t see this coming? The Republicans are literally fighting each other.  The GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee released its report on Friday (news dump day) debunking all the nutty conspiracy theories about Benghazi, played over and over on Fox News.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday blasted a House GOP-led investigation that recently debunked myths about the 2012 Benghazi attack.

“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The House Intelligence Committee released a report on Friday evening, which took two years to compile, that found there was no outright intelligence failure during the attack, there was no delay in the rescue of U.S. personnel and there was no political cover-up by Obama administration officials.
After Graham was asked whether the report exonerates the administration, he initially ignored the question, and then eventually said “no.”

The House Intelligence panel, Graham said, is “doing a lousy job policing their own.”

Graham didn’t clearly pinpoint why he dismissed the report’s findings, but suggested its information was provided by people in the intelligence community who had previously lied to Congress about the attack.

“I don’t believe the report is accurate given the role [former CIA deputy director] Mike Morell played in misleading the Congress on two occasions,” Graham said. Source: The Hill

By the way, Sen. Lindsey Graham is exploring throwing his hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential election. Um, there are no words, but then again, it will be fun to watch the GOP clown car fill up for the presidential election cycle.

Republican Benghazi Investigation Finds No Obama Administration Cover-Up

Republican Benghazi Investigation Finds No Obama Administration Cover-Up

Republican Benghazi Investigation Finds No Obama Administration Cover-Up

The Republicans quietly put Benghazi to rest after years of accusing the Obama Administration of a cover-up in the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The revelation that there was no cover-up came during Friday’s news dump when no-one was really paying attention.

Wall Street Journal:  “A House report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, concludes that the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. military responded properly and that Obama administration ‘talking points’ were flawed, but didn’t find that administration officials attempted to mislead the public.” “The two-year-long investigation by the Republican-led House intelligence committee is the latest congressional probe to examine the attacks, and its conclusions deflate allegations suggesting misconduct by the Obama administration.”

In other words, the GOP intelligence investigation debunks the party’s nutty Benghazi terror attack theories. Wow, I see why they put this out there on Friday when no-one is paying attention. Of course, some Republican nutcase will still try to use it against Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for the 2016 presidency.

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb (D) said he is “seriously” considering a 2016 presidential run. This could pose a problem for Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations. He will be a formidable challenger.

During an appearance at the National Press Club, Jim Webb said, “We’ve had a lot of discussions among people I respect and trust about the future of this country, and we’re going to continue to have these discussions over the next two to five months,” ABC News reports.

Webb, 68, said he is looking for a “support base” for a potential campaign. The decorated Marine Corps veteran, who served in the Senate from 2006-2012 and as Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration, recently conducted a three-day, 800-mile tour of Iowa, and has plans to visit New Hampshire in October.

Webb, who largely focused on foreign policy and the economy in his speech Tuesday, is seen as an intriguing challenger to presumptive Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

He’s an unabashed economic populist who in the 2007 Democratic State of the Union rebuttal said the health of the economy shouldn’t be measured “with the numbers that come out of Wall Street, but with the living conditions that exist on Main Street.”

“True fairness is not an impossible dream,” Webb said. “Those at the top have continued to separate themselves from the rest of our society.” Source: ABC News

 

 

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Hillary Clinton’s Letters to Saul Alinsky Proves Nothing

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Hillary Clinton's Letters to Saul Alinsky Proves Nothing

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Hillary Clinton’s Letters to Saul Alinsky Proves Nothing (Photo Credit: Fox News Video Screengrab)

Republicans are having a new feeding frenzy — Hillary Clinton’s letters to Saul Alinksy. Um, think the Barack Obama-Bill Ayres link. That went nowhere and this latest freak-out won’t either. Just saying…What’s next? Hillary Clinton’s Kenyan link?

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development….

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by theWashington Free Beacon show….

Clinton’s connection to Alinsky has been the subject of speculation for decades. It became controversial when Wellsley College, by request of the Clinton White House, sealed her 1968 thesis from the public for years. Conservative lawyer Barbara Olson said Clinton had asked for the thesis to be sealed because it showed “the extent to which she internalized and assimilated the beliefs and methods of Saul Alinsky.”

So, while the right wing blogosphere is foaming at the mouth over Hillary Clinton being a radical leftist, she’s heading for New Hampshire. That’s after a successful Iowa trip.

 

 

 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Mulling 2016 Presidential Run

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Mulling 2016 Presidential Run

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Mulling 2016 Presidential Run (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says “maybe” to a 2016 presidential run. During an interview on WCVB-TV’s political show “On The Record,” Patrick said, “There are a lot of people who have asked me to think about it.””I’m under no illusions. It’s a huge decision, not just for me but for my family,” he added.

Patrick acknowledged criticism of his eight years in office from the three Democratic candidates hoping to succeed him during a live debate aired on WCVB on Wednesday.

But as if he’s preparing for a possible presidential run, Patrick was quick to list what he considers to be his political legacy.

“Look there are always challenges,” said Patrick. “I will say that after having managed the commonwealth through the worst economic downturn in living history and through a terrorist attack, being first in the nation in education, health care coverage and veterans’ services and clean tech and so forth, that’s a pretty good management record.”

Patrick also explained why he made an exception in his usual policy of not endorsing candidates in a Democratic primary when he endorsed Warren Tolman over Maura Healey for attorney general Thursday. Source: WCVB-TV

The last time someone from Massachusetts ran for the White House (Ahem–Mr. 47%), hey came up short. I am not sure how I feel about Deval Patrick going up against Hillary Clinton. But hey, Barack Obama did it and he won.