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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Did Ben Carson Just Advocate Using Government To Control Political Views?

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  Ben Carson is a great candidate and his ideas shouldn't be questioned.  He needs our support.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Carson does appear to be very good in many areas.  But his comment to Beck raises questions that we should not take lightly.  We cannot fall into the mistakes the left has made or we are opening our nation to serious danger.

He's a favorite of many, running a solid #2 in the polls nationwide for the GOP presidential nomination.  But did Ben Carson just let slip a view regarding the purpose of government that would make America's founders run out of the room screaming?  Should his comments be a concern for voters?

At this point in the presidential race Ben Carson has a solid chance at the GOP nomination.  Yes, Trump is way ahead of everyone, but that doesn't mean things can't change.  Carson has just done well in 2 polls in Iowa, outperforming Trump.  Even though that means very little in the national scheme of things, it does still show how large Carson's appeal is to some voters.  

Carson came to prominence when he gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.  President Obama was at that breakfast and the speech thrilled conservatives while offending President Obama and the progressives.  That was enough for many people to say he should be president.  

The speech was so effective at upsetting Obama that Carson has said he got a call from the Obama Administration a few hours later asking for him to apologize to the president.  Carson refused and when that story got out the number of people rallying behind him grew even larger. 

Now, while one speech is a really stupid reason for people to say he should be president, nonetheless he became someone many conservatives felt should pursue the White House in 2016.  After all, one speech tells us almost nothing about a person, but American voters are foolish in how they choose candidates and we see it over and over again as they fall for candidates who are not in it for the good of America.  Remember, that's how Obama got elected in 2008.

That said, Carson has shown himself to be very solid on a number of issues.  He's not the superficial candidate that can result when the public pushes someone into the spotlight.  He's a refreshing exception to what voters usually fall for because he has substance.  But even with that substance we still need to know more about him and the decisions he'd make as president.  

A good example has just been reported by HotAir about an interview Carson did with Glenn Beck.  In the interview Carson said what he thinks should be done with the Department of Education if he's elected:  

"It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists."

This is an amazing statement and makes one wonder if Carson thought through what he was saying.  The idea of using a government department or agency as thought police right out of Orwell's 1984 is terrible.  It is no better than what we've seen in recent years has been done with other government agencies.  We've all read the stories of the EPA, IRS, and others who it's been claimed have been used as political tools, even weapons, for the administration.  

We cannot forget that just because you feel you can trust someone like Carson does not mean you can trust every president who follows him with that same power.  

In addition, power does funny and dangerous things to people.  Ben Carson may seem like the most trustworthy person in the world, but the people working for him very well might not be.

I've learned in 40 years in business that most people should never be in a supervisory or management position.  Those are leadership positions and, as I wrote in my book on leadership and management, Many Are Called But Few Can Manage, few people can handle leadership positions without being at least somewhat tyrannical in how they handle that power.  Power corrupts and virtually everyone who has ever worked for someone has experienced the abuse of power under someone in a position of authority.  That is exactly what could, and most likely would, happen among the people put in charge of running the DOE under such a plan.

America's founders set up our government to have limits on power, which is something the left hates.  People like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton believe in the power of the government to be used over the people.  Remember that Obama has said that "most people are too small-minded to govern their own affairs."  And he has said that the problem with the Constitution is that it doesn't tell government what it has to do for the citizens.  

Our founders understood that government needed to have very limited powers and that the Constitution was to restrain government, not grow it as progressives would do to it.  The Constitution was designed to restrain government and thereby allow liberty for the citizens.

Ben Carson's suggestion about the DOE would make it an enforcement arm of the government that would control political thought and speech.  HotAir pointed out correctly:

Yes, there are leftists in education who do their best to indoctrinate students into thinking the government should be involved in everyone’s business, whether it be how much people get paid, or redistribution of wealth.  Yes, free speech is being silenced on campus by “trigger warnings” and “free speech zones” and a litany of other ridiculous ideas.  But wanting to have the Department of Education become speech monitors to make sure it’s not “extreme political bias” is not the way to fight back.  The way to fight back is to slowly get conservative and libertarian teachers into teaching positions (whether it’s history, philosophy, government, law, what you have), have them challenge students, and make them think.  The Right needs to slowly take over (or at least balance out) the Left in education.  This means thinking long-term, not looking towards the government to do a quick fix.

Carson's suggestion is dangerous.  His idea may have been an off-the-cuff response to Beck, but that doesn't change how dangerous something like this can be.  When conservatives have power they cannot misuse it and set up things like this or we are setting up our government as a tool for tyranny.

For example, too often I hear people say that the next president should use executive orders to force conservative change on America.  They often use examples of Obama's abuse of power through executive orders as justification for a new president to do the same thing.  This is terrible thinking.  All that does is set up our system to be used against us when someone who is unscrupulous gets into office.

I like Ben Carson a lot.  He's one of my favorites running for the presidency.  But even though I like him I have to hold him just as accountable as any other person.  Our republic is a fragile thing and must be guarded and not allowed to be misused.  For only then will we assure a free future for our nation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trump Uses Bill Clinton's Praise In New Ad

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  Trump has just made the biggest mistake of his campaign by putting out an ad with Bill Clinton praising him.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Trump does nothing without forethought.  He's a marketing genius and knows exactly what he's doing.  He sees an upside that most people will miss.

As seems all too typical in this election cycle, the pundits, media and just about everyone else can't figure out something Donald Trump is doing.  In a new online ad that Trump has released, Bill Clinton is seen praising Donald Trump.  Trump's detractors hope this will kill his campaign.  Trump's supporters are puzzled by the use of Clinton.  Am I the only one who sees the simple reason why Trump would do this?

One of the biggest problems the pundits and media are having with Trump's campaign is that this is a campaign being run by one of the world's truly brilliant marketers.  In fact, he's so brilliant that studying what he does should be a marketing course in business school.

What Trump does is not typical in campaigns and few pundits or media understand business and marketing, so they try to understand it through the lens of previous campaigns of other people.  That's why they can't understand why Trump is doing so well and hasn't been able to be unseated from the top of the polls.

My background is business with a focus on marketing and management.  When I wrote my book, You Sold Me At Hello, I won the Best New Sales Book Award.  When I followed that book with my book on leadership and management, Many Are Called But Few Can Manage, I won the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Award.  With 40 years experience in business I am no novice when it comes to business and marketing.  So, when I watch Trump it's seemed pretty obvious from before he entered the race what he is doing. 

I've found it fascinating when I speak to pundits or those in the media that they just can't understand.  In fact, they just seem to remain puzzled and I've come to conclude that most of them aren't capable of understanding what's happening with Trump's campaign.  I've gotten to the point when on talk shows that I usually stay away from the "why" discussions of Trump because of this.  

What's really interesting to me is that when I have entered into those discussions the host rarely understands the marketing issues involved.  But from those same shows I have frequently gotten emails from listeners who are businesspeople who, like me, have the background and training to recognize what's happening.  Those listeners have often commented about their appreciation of analysis of a businessman (Trump) from a businessman's perspective.  

With Trump's new ad featuring Bill Clinton the reaction by many is that it will be the kiss of death to his campaign.  Others are saying that it's proof that the conspiracy theory is true that Trump is actually working for the Clintons by running and destroying the other GOP candidates.

But my background causes me to recognize that Trump is setting himself up for the general election.  He knows there's still an excellent chance that Hillary will be the nominee.  If Trump has already put it in people's minds that Bill Clinton praises him, it makes it extremely hard for any criticism Hillary tries to make of Trump to have any credibility.  

People see Bill and Hillary as one (remember the term "Billary" that was used in the 90s?).  If one of them says something it is attributed to both.  Plus, Bill is much more liked by the American people so his comment will have far more credibility than anything Hillary could say.

Even if Hillary isn't the nominee for the Democrats, Bill's praise still weakens attacks from any Democrat who is their nominee.

One last thing to realize is that Trump is having good success winning over Democrats and an endorsement from Bill Clinton, the most beloved Democrat since JFK, is worth a lot to win those voters over to become Trump supporters.

Trump is no fool.  Sure, he makes mistakes and isn't perfect, but don't think for a moment that there isn't a very carefully crafted plan behind why he is using Bill Clinton in his ad.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trump vs Jeb on 9/11: Is It Really About George W. Bush?

Here's the Nonsense:  Donald Trump was absolutely out of line suggesting that George W. Bush had any responsibility for 9/11.  We should reject any discussion of it.

Here's the Horse Sense:  If there's one thing we know, it's that Donald Trump isn't politically correct.  We should thank him for that.  We need to look deeper to see the real issue being raised here.

Many people are outraged with Donald Trump for saying that George W. Bush was president when the World Trade Center came down on 9/11, implying that Bush was responsible.  Even Bush's brother, presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is upset calling Trump's comment pathetic.  Upon clarification Trump has said he doesn't blame Bush but makes the point that when things happen the person at the top is where the buck usually stops.  Does Bush bear any responsibility?  Is it wrong to even ask the question?

It seems that there's generally a hands-off policy when it comes to conservatives doing much criticism of the George W. Bush presidency.  Since George W. Bush was the last Republican president and seemed to be a nice guy, people on the right are reluctant to criticize him, usually feeling that compared to the two presidencies he was sandwiched between, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, he did a good job.  But just because you're better than the 2 guys surrounding you doesn't necessarily mean you're great.

The most common statement from people who are reluctant to criticize but didn't care for much of what he did is to say that he kept the country safe after 9/11.  Even Jeb fell back to using that one when the comment from Trump came out.  

If we're going to move this country in the right direction then it's time we all grow up and accept facts, even if they aren't facts we like.  Political correctness has paralyzed America, and really most of western society, for too long now.  Donald Trump was right when he said he didn't have time for political correctness and whether we like Trump or not, we should agree with that and embrace it.

Most Americans look at the fact that there were no more terrorist attacks on American soil after 9/11 throughout the rest of George W. Bush's presidency.  Some situations were averted, but we'll never know the details or what might have been.  The fact is that Americans live with the reality that we felt safe because no more buildings were crashing down, no bombs were exploding, no people were being killed on our soil during that time.  And that, in itself, is a good thing.  

But there's another side that Ed Straker brings out in a post at American Thinker.  Straker starts out by informing us that he was in NYC on 9/11 and "almost crushed like a bug by debris from the second plane."  So, having lived through that nightmare he has definite feelings about Bush's leadership during that time and in its aftermath.

He starts out by saying that he doesn't buy into the conspiracy theories calling it an inside job by the CIA.  He also points out that he doesn't believe that Bush was blameless either. He points to a NY Times article that says Bush received a classified review of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden on Aug. 6, 2001, more than a month before the attack.

He goes on to list a number of other incidents and details that paint a picture that raises great concern.  He points out that warnings started May 1st and also raises this from the above article:

Straker also points out that, according to, 7 of the hijackers had overstayed their visas, but the Bush administration wasn't watching for problems like this even though they had clear warning that Osama bin Laden was targeting the U. S.

Straker concludes with a very simple and logical view:

"After 9/11 George W. let Muslims into the country like never before, some of whom perpetrated terrible attacks. Have you ever heard of the Boston Marathon bombers? George W. Bush let these fine Muslims into the country in 2002, the year after 9/11. If he had stopped Muslim immigration, all the people killed and maimed in Boston would be alive and well right now.

"George W. Bush didn't cause 9/11, but if he had been attentive, he might have been able to prevent it. He certainly did nothing to improve our security after it, refusing to secure our borders or curtail the importation of Muslim immigrants."

And let me add to Straker's conclusion by saying that there is a growing chorus demanding that the 28 missing pages from the 9/11 investigation be released to the public.  Congressman Walter Jones and former Senator Bob Graham are among those who believe that the government is covering up information about Saudi involvement in the attacks.  It's been suggested that may be because of the tight ties the Bush family has to the Saudi royals.

America cannot be politically correct if we are to save this nation.  And when someone has the guts to say things that are uncomfortable because of political correctness it is up to us as citizens to support the facts and ignore political correctness.  

We want America to be great again.  If it's going to be great it must embrace the truth no matter how uncomfortable that may be.  Truth isn't politically correct and neither should we be.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jeb Bush & GOPe Work Together With CNN To Attack Trump

Here's the Nonsense:  The Republican candidates have a fair competition among themselves and we can trust that unlike the Democrats, there won't be any shenanigans in the primaries.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The GOPe (Republican establishment) are no better than the Democrats and this new story shows the kind of things they'll do to discredit and damage a non-GOPe candidate.

In a move that's no surprise to anyone who's paid attention, the GOPe (Republican establishment) made another attempt to damage Donald Trump's campaign this week by joining with Jeb Bush's campaign and CNN to attack him. 

Think about that.  CNN, the GOPe, and Jeb Bush all aligned together.  That should tell you something about who they really are and why none of them are our friends and they cannot be trusted.  CNN is nothing but a typical Democrat aiding network just like the other major TV networks, except for Fox who is the GOPe supporting network.  The GOPe, the home of the likes of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham, wants to continue to grow government and take rights away from American citizens, just like the Democrats.  And Jeb Bush is their favored candidate.  Although they've got others such as Marco "give 'em amnesty" Rubio, Carly FioRINO Fiorina, and John "Obamacare is a good thing" Kasich, etc. in the wings in case they need them.  These people are not out to help America.

But this time the focus needs to be on Jeb Bush and his efforts with the GOPe and CNN to damage Trump.  In a report that should be headline news for all conservative media, the Conservative Treehouse has brought out an eye-opening story.  (I highly recommend clicking this link to read the entire story as it's well worth your time to see what was done.)

It seems that at Jon "RINO candidate from 2012" Huntsman's No Labels event a few days ago, the female audience member who tried to stump Trump turns out to be Lauren Batchelder who is a GOP paid political operative and a paid Bush staff member.  And, while she claims to personally be pro-life, she tried to stump Trump by appearing to stand as a pro-choice member of the audience.

As is typical, opposition didn't deter Trump from his positions and he stood strong without wavering.  More than anything the exchange between them simply made him look stronger and more principled.  But the real message here is that we can never trust the GOPe to do things in an honest way.

Underhanded politics isn't exclusive to the Democrats and media.  The GOPe are just as dirty in their politics, and don't be deceived by thinking otherwise.  We've seen the media work hard to try to discredit Donald Trump's campaign, which should be no surprise given that they've essentially been an arm of the Democrat Party for decades.  After all, they see their job as paving the road for the Democratic candidates by destroying everyone except the easy to beat GOPe candidates.  They wanted John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 for the Democrats to compete with because they were the easiest to beat.  

But the GOPe isn't immune from the same tactics.  They want to destroy non-GOPe candidates because they want to retain their power.  They would rather have the Democrats win than a non-GOPe candidate because at least they'll retain their jobs and their power under Democrats.  After all, their logic goes, if the Democrats are in power, they'll still have our jobs as the minority.  But if the non-GOPe candidates win, they'll be replaced by politicians who agree with them.  So, it's better to have Democrats win than non-GOPe candidates where the GOPe would lose power.

These are the same people who demanded Donald Trump sign a loyalty pledge, but then many of them turn around and make it clear they wouldn't support him if he's the GOP nominee.  People like that (i.e.; Bill Kristol, etc.) are truly hypocrites and set the double-standards in politics.

While non-GOPe candidates like Trump and Carson are currently leading, you can expect more underhanded attempts to discredit and destroy them in the coming months... and not just from the Democrats.  Now is the time to be working for your candidates because the primary season is upon us.  We choose the candidates in the primaries, not the general election and it's important to work hard now to make sure we have the candidates we want nominated next summer.  If not, we'll end up with a GOPe candidate which will assure a Democrat win in November 2016.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Foolish Voters Fall For Phony Conservatives Fiorina & Rubio - Pt. 2

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Let's repeat the Nonsense and Horse Sense from Part 1 before we get into Part 2:

Here's the Nonsense:  We can tell just from a good interview or a good speech that candidates like Fiorina and Rubio are conservatives who have good plans for America.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Very few people do their own homework to know much about candidates before supporting them.  The lack of effort made to do research on your own is the reason so many people fell for Bill Clinton in 1992 and Barack Obama in 2008.

If you're smart enough to have abandoned hope in Carly Fiorina, the place to move your support is not Marco Rubio.  Rubio represents as serious a threat to America's return to greatness as Jeb Bush and any other establishment candidate.  Those who haven't seen who Rubio really is need to look closer.  A good speech that makes you feel good, a quick answer to an interviewer that tickles your ears, and a handsome young face are not enough to make a candidate worthy of support.

Were you offended when John McCain referred to supporters of Ted Cruz as wacko birds or Donald Trump's supporters as crazies? If not, you should have been, even if you don't support Ted Cruz or Donald Trump.  The reason is that that is an attack on conservatives who put the future of our country over the importance of party loyalty.  Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are among the few who are willing to stand up against the establishment GOP that controls the Republican Party and that has worked hand-in-hand with Obama and the Democrats to advance their agenda.  And that's an agenda that is destroying America, as I outlined in my book, No Tomorrows, in 2011.  

Whether you support those types of candidates or someone else, if you love America then you should be offended when a politician attacks supporters of liberty loving candidates because it's an attack on you, too.  And when Marco Rubio recently said he wouldn't be part of Donald Trump's freak show he was calling you part of the freak show.  He has the same disdain for liberty loving voters that the rest of the establishment GOP has.

I've mentioned concerns over Rubio numerous times in the past such as here, here and here.

It appears that Marco Rubio is an opportunist, not a conservative. When he ran for the Senate as a Tea Party candidate he saw the opportunity to win the seat by embracing the Tea Party, but not long after he got to Washington he started courting the establishment GOP and even joined the Gang of Eight to try to introduce amnesty legislation.  Back in 2011 Politico reported that he was out to align himself with the establishment.  He even became a serious consideration by establishment candidate Mitt Romney as a running mate in 2012.

In 2012 Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch, a Florida resident, raised concerns over Rubio and has raised more again recently by pointing out Rubio's hypocrisy and deceit.

In 2013 Jack Kerwick, PhD, pointed out in The New American that: 

  • When Arizonans passed Senate Bill 1070 empowering "the state’s law enforcement agents to remedy the federal government’s dereliction of duty. Rubio opposed it. In fact, he likened Arizona to a 'police state' for allowing officers to ask those suspected of being here illegally for documentation."
  • "Rubio argued for permitting illegal immigrants the opportunity to pursue a college degree. He also contended that they should be able to pay “in-state tuition” rates for it."
  • Rubio has "gone on record as favoring the DREAM Act, he favors the same 'comprehensive immigration reform' for which establishment Republicans have been calling for years — i.e., amnesty by another name." 

Back in early 2014 The Hill reported that GOP insiders were already throwing their support behind Rubio.  That should have been another signal to conservatives that he isn't one of us. 

In June of this year reported that Rubio cast the key vote for Obamatrade and hadn't even read it.  Breitbart reported that he denied not reading it but they went on to report other times when he's made claims that were proven false.  Larry Klayman's claim that Rubio is deceptive seems to have merit.

Business Insider reports that when Scott Walker dropped out of the race Rubio benefited, which makes sense given that Walker, too, was an establishment candidate.  It's no wonder that Rubio would attract people when Walker got out.

And something many have missed is a report by Breitbart that with John Boehner's retirement announcement has come a call for Mitch McConnell's resignation, too, which could be damaging to Rubio because of his frequent efforts to advance McConnell's establishment goals in the Senate.

Rubio's no friend of liberty loving Americans and it's time people wake up and recognize him for what he is.  He represents Florida, which is a critical state Republicans need to win the election in 2016.  The establishment GOP saw in Jeb Bush a chance to win Florida.  But now that Bush is struggling they are looking to Rubio as someone who could also bring them Florida.  More than anything, even their errant belief that Rubio's Cuban heritage will bring them the Hispanic vote, bringing a Florida win is what the establishment sees in Rubio.

But America doesn't need another candidate to be supported just because of what state they can bring.  What America needs is someone who is willing to fight and tear down the politically correct system and replace it with a system of the people, by the people, and for the people as outlined in the Constitution.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Foolish Voters Fall For Phony Conservatives Fiorina & Rubio - Pt. 1

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  We can tell just from a good interview or a good speech that candidates like Fiorina and Rubio are conservatives who have good plans for America.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Very few people do their own homework to know much about candidates before supporting them.  The lack of effort made to do research on your own is the reason so many people fell for Bill Clinton in 1992 and Barack Obama in 2008.

It's times like this when I wonder if it's worth even bothering to write because of the foolishness of American voters.  While we've seen some recent awakening of voters to the imminent destruction of America, it's very disconcerting when they don't pay enough attention to see the difference between candidates who can help America and those who will take us down the same old path of destruction.  And that's just what's happening right now.

As Jeb's campaign continues to falter, the establishment GOP is working hard to line up a few replacements in case they're needed.  They know that the candidates have to try to come across as conservative to get enough support to win the nomination.  

Initially they got people like Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki to enter the race but no one is buying the idea that they are conservative.  They had Scott Walker and it was even shown by the NY Times that they accepted he had moved to the right to win conservative votes but they knew he'd move to the left if he was nominated.  Thankfully his campaign already failed.

As they see their fair haired boy Jeb failing they have found others willing to do their bidding such as Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. And many voters are buying the sales pitch and giving rise to these two in the polls.

While I was initially impressed at how Carly handled herself on the campaign trail, as she started to get more attention I started looking more closely at what she really stands for.  My impression of her quickly turned to concern the more I learned.

An abundance of work is now being produced raising concerns over her positions on the issues and ties to the establishment GOP.  Far more than what I addressed in the past here.  In fact, so many that it would be too much to address them all in this post.   

Probably the best overall research I've seen into where Carly really stands comes from the PUMAbydesign001's Blog which has written 3 excellent pieces that you should click on and read to get their entire content.  You can read them here, here and here.  

Some of the information you'll find includes:

  • "So after watching the Presidential Debate 9/17/15 it seems we have another Barack Obama with makeup and gorgeous clothes snuggling down in our midst, probably because she thinks Americans are still sleeping at the wheel.  Could our Country endure another great orator who is glib of tongue who has brought a basket full of 'hope and change' to sell Americans."
  • In the last debate Trump said Yale Law's 'top man' (Sonnenfeld) criticized former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.  Sonnenfeld said this on CNBC's Squawk on the Street: "HP was in great shape when [Fiorina] got there and she left it in tatters....  She's never gotten a CEO job tenure since.  What does that tell you?  In 10 years, what has she learned?...  People learn a lot as they've had adversity... The comeback stories are very much the American dream but her comeback can't be from failure to the American presidency as the commander in chief of the free world when she hasn't proven herself."
  • On Sept. 10, 2015 "AZ’s chief Common Core pusher hosts exclusive private fundraiser for Carly Fiorina in Phoenix.  Craig Barrett, AZ’s chief Common Core pusher and Chairman of the Board at Achieve Inc. (architects of the Common Core standards), hosted a private fundraiser for Carly Fiorina in AZ on 9/10/15 according to the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Briefs.  Craig Barrett, Arizona’s poorer version of Bill Gates, routinely supports candidates for Governor and Superintendent of Education who then go on to advocate for his position of supporting Common Core learning standards and the suctioning of our kids’ data to all of his buddies at the Chamber of Commerce.  Craig Barrett would not support anyone who is truly against Common Core in their actions…. The goal of globalists, which Carly Fiorina is an integral part of are moving rapidly to bring all human beings on earth under the control of a single global state.  This is known as the “New World Order” that Obama has mentioned frequently.  The movement has been initiated in the United States for many years and Common Core is a huge red flag."
  • "Fiorina was long and full of compassion for Hillary Clinton before she was against her. In a series of clips put together in a video by Buzzfeed, Fiorina praised Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign while at the same time working pursuant to Forbes 2008 article employed as 'one of John McCain’s most ubiquitous campaign surrogates.' [One of Fiorina's comments about Hillary was:] 'I have such great admiration and empathy for Hillary Clinton…I have great admiration for her because I know what it takes in some small measure to do what she has done. She is obviously incredibly intelligent, focused, tough, determined, empathetic of all the tens of millions of people that she was trying to represent in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States…. And as a woman, I take great pride in the fact that Hillary Clinton ran for president. And I also watched with a lot of empathy as I saw how she was scrutinized, characterized, talked about as a woman…'”
  • "When asked earlier this year in an interview with Katie Couric 'Is manmade global warming a problem?'  Fiorina who has bought into the argument that climate change aka global warming exists was evasive in her response."  [In fact, Fiorina has expressed belief in man-caused climate change in the past, along with support for cap and trade legislation.] 
  • "As pointed out by D.C. McAllister earlier this week in The Federalist: 'Fiorina says she wants to throw punches at Clinton on the issues, but how can she when she has sometimes sounded just like Clinton?' As Daniel Horowitz writes at Conservative Review, 'During the 2013 Obamacare funding showdown, Carly ripped into Ted Cruz, echoing the Democrat talking points about the "Cruz shutdown." She also said she felt bad for John Boehner. If you look at her statement carefully, this runs a lot deeper than the issue of defunding Obamacare….'”
  • Fiorina was supported in her failed 2010 run for the Senate by such establishment Republicans as Senators Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Along with all of this, we are seeing establishment money line up behind Ms. Fiorina as reported by Newsmax.  These people "shop" for candidates carefully and push for establishment candidates that will do their bidding.  
Any voters thinking Fiorina is a conservative are making a big mistake.  She and Rubio (which I'll write about next, in part 2 of this post) are leading their followers down a path that will only continue the disaster the establishment has supported for America.