Carly Fiorina

US-POLITICS-WOMENThere is a man-made lack of water in California — and Washington manages the water for the farmers.–Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, a Republican expected to run for President in 2016, doesn’t blame the California drought on global climate change but rather on environmentalists. If the Federal Government built dams and stopped protecting endangered species, she believes there would be no drought. What else does Fiorina believe? Her webpage (page down on it to find this) claims:


When Carly was recruited to Hewlett Packard, she became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, taking HP from the 28th to the 11th most profitable company in the US. In her six years as Chairman and CEO of HP, she would double its revenues to $90 billion; more than quadruple its growth to 9%; triple the rate of innovation to 11 patents a day; achieve market leadership in every market and product category and quadruple cash-flow.

She currently serves as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC (the largest annual gathering of conservatives); the Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization; and the Chairman of Opportunity International, the largest non profit micro-finance lender in the world giving out $6 billion at an average of $150 per loan lifting millions out of poverty around the world.

In 2014, Carly launched the Unlocking Potential Project, a new PAC aimed at engaging women voters and refuting the false notion that conservative ideas and principles amount to a “war on women.” The UP Project’s grassroots efforts aided Republican wins in crucial elections across the country, from Iowa to Colorado.

Fiorina’s position on many specific issues is unclear, however:

  • She would promote herself as a conservative and successful business leader.
  • She has no respect for environmentalists.
  • She disbelieves global climate change.
  • She denies Republicans conduct a “War on Women.”
  • She opposes abortion rights
  • She maintains Indiana’s religious liberty law is fair-minded.
  • She would roll back federal regulations that place an undue burden on small businesses.
  • She favors reductions in federal tax rates.
  • She would phase out the Renewable Fuels Standard
  • At CPAC, she focused her remarks on attacking Hillary Clinton.

Fiorina, with no experience in elective office, has little chance of winning the GOP nomination; her one chance being that the GOP would conclude that only a woman would stand a chance of defeating HRC.

© William Hungerford – April 2015



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18 Responses to Carly Fiorina

  1. josephurban says:

    Blaming “environmentalists” for water shortages is like blaming cops for crime.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. whungerford says:

    She seems to think the drought has little to do with an unusual lack of precipitation and much to do with a lack of foresight in constructing waterworks. This view would be less surprising if she weren’t also a climate change denier.


  3. BOB McGILL says:

    if California would build more desalination plants they would have all the water they could ever use. But no, it costs too much and would mean the people in California would have to pay as much, for their water, as we do in the Northeast.


  4. whungerford says:

    Carly Fiorina decries “identity politics,” which are political arguments that focus upon the interest and perspectives of groups with which people identify such as social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity. This is a cleaned up version of MItt Romney’s allegation that Democrat’s political views are aimed at the half of us whom he called “takers.” Thus Fiorina denies that working class or middle class interests differ from upper class interests–one size fits all.


  5. BOB McGILL says:

    history of Mexico City-
    A 650-year period of frequent droughts plagued the area from about 500 to 1150, they found. This dry period was part of a period of droughts in Mexico’s highlands that lasted from about 200 B.C. until the year 1300, just before the Aztec empire took power.

    “The decline of Cantona occurred during this dry interval, and we conclude that climate change probably played a role, at least toward the end of the city’s existence,” lead researcher Tripti Bhattacharya, a graduate student of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement
    OH no, climate change in 200 BC, damn Aztecs, it’s their fault.


  6. BOB McGILL says:…/givers-vs-takers-the-surprising-truth-about- who-gets-ahead/


  7. whungerford says:

    Bob’s argument–if there ever was a drought anywhere, no drought can ever be a cause for alarm–is simple but false.


  8. BOB McGILL says:

    climate change is caused by the fact that the climate has always changed 🙂


  9. josephurban says:

    Bob. Good article. It demonstrates that we need to look to experts for our information, not Fox News or politicians or the fossil fuel industry. I am glad that you are learning that climate change does cause real problems for real people. That is a good first step. Unlike the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations we are fortunate that we understand these processes today. Sacrificing warriors and praying to gods doesn’t work, does it? Real problems need real scientifically based solutions. Hang in there. You are learning.


  10. Deb Meeker says:

    Alas, Sarah Palin, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and Rep. Michele Bachmann and unfortunately many others, have taken the Republican brand to new lows for women. Ms. Fiorina is no exception. During the 2010 California Senatorial race between she and Sen. Barbara Boxer, Fiorina’s only knowledge about foreign affairs was one trip to ( where else?) Israel. Fiorina’s main claim to fame during that race was her comment on Boxer’s hair-do being “so yesterday”.
    Ms. Fiorina is not ready for prime time, let alone a run for the Presidency.


  11. pystew says:

    “You drill a lot more oil, burn a lot more gas, put a lot more CO2 in the air, the earth’s atmosphere heats up, more moisture evaporates from the oceans yielding bigger storms in certain places and more droughts and fires in other places , and yes, more cold and snow in still other places.”

    Lakoff, George (2014-09-23). The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate (p. 36). Chelsea Green Publishing. Kindle Edition.


  12. Barbara Griffin says:

    Perhaps Carly Fiorina is really a man. 🙂


  13. BOB McGILL says:

    your problem is that you think that the human species is revelant, got news for you, it ain’t. Life will go on and man’s existence is irrelevant and if there is a god, he won’t really care when we’re gone. 🙂


  14. BOB McGILL says:

    YEP, AND IT HAS ALL HAPPENED BEFORE, NATURALLY. If the planet hadn’t warmed man probably wouldn’t exist. Without man putting to use the resources, of the earth, he would have gone extinct, long ago. Where would man be without FIRE ?


  15. pystew says:

    A key word in the study of ecology is “balance”. When an ecosystem gets out of balance the system drastically changes. The bigger storms, droughts, fires, extreme snow and snow are signs that the Earth’s Ecosystem is out of balance. Grasses and flowers blooming earlier in the Arctic also shows that systems are out of balance. We now have the ability to limit the causes of Carbon Dioxide, but that would affect the bottom-line of the corporations running (or ruining) this country.


  16. BOB McGILL says:

    By the way, I was discussing climate change back in the 60s, with my cousin, when he got back from doing an oceanographic survey of the Indian Ocean with the Russians 🙂


  17. BOB McGILL says:

    ” A key word in the study of ecology is “balance”. When an ecosystem gets out of balance the system drastically changes.”
    Really ? so tell me how would you BALANCE the fact that the earth is now over populated with people ? Should we eat eachother ? Remember Easter Island 🙂


  18. josephurban says:

    You got me on that one Bob. When it comes to being irrelevant I defer to your comments.


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