Monday, July 13, 2015

Quickies: The Lady In The Ring

     There aren’t many women in politics that get my respect, but the most recent entrant is proving to be both insightful and candid:

     STEPHANOPOULOS: You just heard Senator Menendez, the Iranian side as well. You said that you would have walked away from the talks a long time ago. So if you were president today, what exactly would you be doing with Iran?

     FIORINA: Well, I would have walked away because if you can’t walk away from the negotiating table, the other side just keeps negotiating. And that’s precisely what’s happened. We have caved on every major goal that President Obama set, as Senator Menendez pointed out, and so I would walk away and I would the Iranians that until and unless they are prepared to open every nuclear facility, every uranium enrichment facility to full and unfettered inspections, that we will make it as difficult as possible for them to move money around the global financial system. We can do that. We don’t need anyone’s permission or collaboration to do that.

     And beyond that, of course, we should have recognized from the outset that China and Russia have not been negotiating on our side of the table. It is in those two countries interests that Iran's economy is open. And so in many ways they have been negotiating on Iran's side of the table.

     A bit later in the interview, Stephanopoulos asked Mrs. Fiorina about Hillary Clinton’s “income inequality” comments, and she came up with a stunner:

     Well, I think income inequality is a huge problem. And let's look to the state of California where I lived for 12 years, liberal policies have been in place for decades, and yet 111 billionaires, good for them, the highest poverty rates in the nation, the exodus of the middle class, the destruction of industry after industry. Now they're destroying agriculture in California.

     The truth is, Hillary Clinton's ideas create more income inequality. Why? Because bigger government creates crony capitalism. When you have a 70,000 page tax code, you've got to be very wealthy, very powerful, very well connected to dig your way through that tax code. So, she made to cry income inequality, what I will continue to point out is the fact that every policy she is pursuing will make income inequality worse, not better, crony capitalism even worse, not better. And meanwhile, we will continue to crush the businesses that create jobs and middle class families.

     Stephanopoulos was nonplussed enough to ask: what about the Donald Trump campaign, Ma’am?

     Well, you know, it's interesting. I have been in New Hampshire now for six days. And I have not been asked a single question about Donald Trump.

     On the other hand, I think Donald Trump taps into an anger that I hear every day. People are angry that a commonsense thing like securing the border or ending sanctuary cities is somehow considered extreme. It's not extreme, it's commonsense. We need to secure the border.

     People are also angry at a professional political class of both parties that talks a good game, gives good speeches, but somehow nothing ever really changes. And people are angry as well at a double standard in the media.

     Three haymakers to the chin of an open shill for the Left. Bravo! If only she would learn not to start every statement with “Well...” Yes, Reagan got away with it, but past performance is no guarantee of future returns, don’t y’know?


HoundOfDoom said...

Really hope Carly gets more traction. She's a thoughtful, insightful leader, and we'll need her to take it to the Hildabeast in the general.

Also, WTF is steffi doing interviewing candidates? HAs hnot his bias been laid bare for all to see?

Dr.D said...
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Great observations Fran - the new way to start a sentence that grates on my nerves is "So...."

Saw Carly in a couple of in-depth interviews - in addition to her tremendous leadership abilities she is also a woman of faith.

- Bob

pdxr13 said...

Ask anyone in mid-career in the 1990's at HP what they think of the woman who brought them from being a technology-inventer to an importer of consumer pc's from China?

How are those shares doing?


The residue of what was Hewlett-Packard is retired or over at Agilent Technologies.

They service some of the old super-tech, like 3458A DMM.

Now, we buy Fluke.