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Showing posts with label Carly Fiorina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carly Fiorina. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Polls, Polls, Polls (Often Wrong And Poorly Administered)

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Why Horserace Polls Are Bad for Democracy


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fiorina's Winning Campaign Debate Performance Included An Utter Lie! (Ring of Fire Radio)

Everyone knows politicians lie. They lie exponentially as they campaign for office, especially during televised debates. Debate strategy is not to put forth positions that ping the opponent (all sixteen). The key to winning the GOP debate is to garner aghast and applause for oratory. An easy task if the audience is comprised of conservatives (with ample financial wherewithal). It also doesn't seem to matter if said oratory has any basis in fact. Factually, the first two GOP debates have been so laced with WWE like entertainment (and utter international machismo from Rubio) seeking a singular truism would be fruitless. As fruitless as panning for gold in the Florida Everglades.

Other than Donald Trump's maniacal railings in the first debate, and Ben Carson's nuttiness in the second debate, Carly Fiorina garnered the most aghast and applause after insisting on inserting an utter prep-planned lie.

Ring of Fire Radio (KJ McElrath)

Fiorina KNEW the Video was a Miscarriage, not an Abortion: Lied in Front of 23 Million Viewers

By now, half of the people in the country have either seen or heard about the infamous video clip, depicting a live fetus, approximately 18 weeks old, laying and struggling on a stainless steel table after allegedly having been aborted. The video was released by anti-abortion activist Gregg Cunningham. However, when interviewed by Time magazine, Cunningham refused to identify when or where the video was made or who filmed the scene. Claiming that his organization, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, enters into “confidentiality agreements” in order to acquire the videos. 
During the second GOP debate a few weeks ago, Fiorina said, “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes…watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Significantly, Cunningham would neither “confirm nor deny” whether or not the video was filmed at a Planned Parenthood clinic. He nonetheless stated that he was “confident” that the procedure shown was an abortion. 
It turns out that it was nothing of the kind. A few hours following the video’s publication online, medical experts pointed out that it is virtually impossible to resuscitate a baby younger than 23 weeks. One doctor pointed out that “the chance of survival below [23 weeks] is simply so remote that application of aggressive neonatal resuscitation and intensive care would be not only futile, but cruel.” 
What happened is that one of Cunningham’s fellow activists, David Daleiden, had taken the raw footage, then used a voice-over from an entirely different procedure in which fetal tissue was being harvested for medical research. That voice-over had nothing to do with the events in the video clip, which by now, is known to be of a miscarriage – not an abortion. 
Caught with his pants down, Daleiden admitted that it was a miscarriage – but told CNN that it “didn’t matter” – as long as it proves his point. Egregiously, Daleiden did not have the distraught mother’s permission to film the event or use it. “We used it to illustrate exactly the kind of late-second trimester baby…fetus that we’re talking about in these cases of organ harvesting.” 
In other words, Daleiden, Cunningham and the rest are perfectly willing to present blatant fabrications in order to advance their agenda. Furthermore, Fiorina knew that the video was misleading and depicted a miscarriage rather than an abortion. Nonetheless, she was also willing to spout lies and distortions in order to pander to the base she believes will support her. 
It is typical of the right-wing religious nut jobs who don’t give a tinker’s damn about the child once he or she is born. When they are caught in a lie and attempt to cover up the truth, they simply respond that it’s not relevant. It’s not the only example of this kind of behavior. Recently, GOP Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah was called out by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards in front of the House Oversight Committee when he brought out a chart supposedly demonstrating that the number of abortions performed at PPH clinics was on the rise. He claimed the chart was taken from PPH’s own annual reports. It was actually from another anti-choice group, Americans United for Life – and the chart was completely misleading. 
Fiorina and the rest of the sex-obsessed theocrats can rant all they like. The bottom line is, revelations about this infamous video is further destroying the right-wing’s credibility. They’re even alienating their pro-life supporters.

About the Author
KJ McElrath
K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

GOP 2016: MSNBC Video Quick HIt

MSNBC Screen capture (FireShot)
I believe the following video was posted here on the TPI a few days back.  We are reposting the segment because it is critical exposition on the core values of GOP candidate Carly Fiorina and the video carries a message we should never forget.

Fiorina is an in-house (non use of her money) vulture capitalist who served her Board of Directors well until even they realized she was an inept CEO.

Lawrence O'Donnell's, The Last Word.....

Poignant and pathetic!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

GOP 2016: Fiorina Is Also Carnival Barking; The Tent Offers Horrors

Must watch MSNBC segment below!

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, The Last Word, broadcast a segment last night that for some reason the networks webpage developed decided not to post it to the website. Rather than post the most worthy piece from last night's show, someone at MSNBC'S website team decided to run a silly no and ignorant segment about a fisherman harassing a Mola Mola (Sun Fish) warranted a web spot. 

The downfall of MSNBC is seriously ugly and growing more inane and correspondingly uglier.  

The segment of which I speak is capture below as part of the full 43 minute episode. The salient segment starts at the 14:30 mark and ends at the 19:10 mark. what you will find between those segment marks is a well developed presentation about Carly Fiorina's involvement in what has been reported as a $4 billion dollar hit to US tax payers.

On a day when the CEO of Volkswagen resigned after revelations of an wide spread international scheme to hide actual exhausts readouts from its diesel engine cars, we are reminded of the fallacy of the CEO as a steward of "Corporations are people, my friend." These people are greedy corporate rock-stars who in many cases posses far less business acumen than the guy or girl serving you that Egg McMuffin. 

Carly Fiorina at the 14:03 to 19:10 marks

The Daily Beast offers more details

Fiorina is a political mirage. She offers no record of accomplishment. The record she offers includes typical "vulture capitalist" tendencies. As is always the case with the"vulture capitalist" the middle class becomes the platform for personal riches while offering millions as sacrifice towards supporting corporate strategy. Her record is available review; it amazes some actually feel she is worthy of the GOP nomination.

Five years ago a weakened congressional candidate, Barbara Boxer, we poised to possible lose her congressional seat to Fiorina (behind millions personal dollars spent by Fiorina) until this ad ran just before the 2010 elections. 

Despite the possibility of a serious "ax-to-grind", I am going to offer a link to a piece in which her former husband offers additional perspective.