Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Carly Fiorina Wins GOP Primary In California

In California we have the best opportunity in a long time of ousting Senator Boxer and Carly Fiorina is going to be the one to do it. Fiorina has just won California's primary:
"In the Senate race, Fiorina dropped more than $5 million of her own money into ads that took on her chief opponent, former Congressman Tom Campbell. The third-place finisher, Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, tried to rally support among the primary's most vocal voters, the "tea party" denizens, but his effort was undercut when Fiorina won the endorsement of the movement's icon, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Fiorina's victory set up a rarity in American politics — a November general election battle between two female nominees of the major parties. It and the Whitman-Brown race instantly became among the most watched races nationally with iconic Democratic veterans as key Republican targets.

Speaking to supporters in Anaheim, Fiorina spent most of her remarks criticizing Boxer. "I believe in lower taxes … so that we the people can best decide to spend and invest our hard-earned dollars," she said. "She believes the government can best decide how to spend your income."

Boxer characterized the former Hewlett Packard chief executive as a "heartless" executive who fired tens of thousands of workers and sent American jobs to other countries while grabbing perks for herself.
Unless there is some revelation about Fiorina that makes voting for her too unpalatable I am supporting her. This will likely be the last blog here. I will leave the blog up for a while.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rep. Michele Bachmann Talks About Chuck DeVore

She is a great and brave patriot. So nice that she appreciates Chuck DeVore, the best candidate to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. Cross posted at MAinfo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hot Air's CK MacLeod Bit By Palin Mania And Endorses Fiorina

Is there a moderate insurgency going on at the Hot Air blog? One of their Green Room contributors is now asking the true and tested Conservative, Chuck DeVore, to get out of the race for the unknown Carly Fiorina.
"Chuck DeVore is a solid conservative, very well-qualified to be senator or to hold other important offices or positions, but he doesn’t seem to have a prayer of both overtaking Carly Fiorina and defeating Tom Campbell in the June 8 Republican senate primary. He should drop out and, following Sarah Palin’s lead, endorse Fiorina for the good of the conservative movement, the state, and the nation.

I’m not going to attempt to compare Fiorina to DeVore: That would have been a more worthwhile undertaking if Campbell, supposedly at the behest of gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, hadn’t switched to the senate race at the beginning of the year. The real comparison should be between any-conservative and Campbell, who, in addition to being just the kind of bland establishment politician that Tea Party conservatives were invented to bring down, has an extremely dubious history of support for radical Islamist and anti-Israeli groups, ideologues, and activists that may give Barbara Boxer an opening she doesn’t deserve, and that in any event many conservatives will find difficult to forgive and forget..."
I am not satisfied that we know enough about Fiorina's tenure at Hewlett Packard. Her pro-life credentials seem tenuous at best. Fiorina has the money to finance her own campaign and keeps dumping her own money into her campaign, that ought to tell us something about her prospects. If DeVore loses the primary I will likely support Fiorina, but now is not the time to concede.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chuck DeVore Casts Doubt About Carly Fiorina's Views On The Chris Matthews Show

Tom Campbell Is Barbara Boxer's Political Twin; Separated At Birth?

The more I learn about Republican Tom Campbell the more I do not like what he stands for. He has questionable Conservative credentials on the economic side of the coin, and he is no different from Barbara Boxer on the social side of the coin. Campbell supports abortion rights and gay marriage. From the Los Angeles Times:
"The contest to unseat Boxer has been overshadowed by the bruising Republican race for governor between Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former EBay CEO Meg Whitman, who has blanketed the state with ads and donated $59 million of her own money to her bid.

Campbell, who unlike Fiorina and DeVore supports gay marriage and abortion rights, has led in recent polls, but Fiorina has often been close behind. And although DeVore has developed a following on conservative blogs and among "tea party" groups, he has struggled to catch up with his rivals in polls and fundraising..."
And more from the Bay Area:
"He also served as a member of Congress for five terms, representing the South Bay. Campbell lived in the city of Campbell when he was first elected to congress. He held the 12th Congressional seat for two terms and then later held the 15th district for three terms, after Norman Mineta resigned.

He then made a failed attempt for U.S. Senate, losing handily to Dianne Feinstein.

Campbell is a moderate Republican. He is conservative on fiscal issues and considered liberal on social issues like gay marriage and abortion..."
It should be increasingly clear that Conservatives cannot vote for Tom Campbell, he offers no substantive change from our current Liberal Senator, Barbara Boxer.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Palin Goes RINO With Fiorina Endorsement; Is There A Planned Parenthood Skeleton In Fiorina's Closet?

I think the very real possibility of defeating Senator Barbara Boxer here in California may have caused some clouded thinking by some Republicans. Most notable, Sarah Palin's endorsement of Carly Fiorina today.
"Chalk up another conservative base endorsement for ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina, and it's a big one: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

And the blowback has already started among some of the conservative base -- on Sarah's Facebook page. And now the campaigns are sniping at each other...just in time for the taping of tonight's Senate debate in LA. (It will air at 11 a.m. Sunday on KGO-Channel 7 in SF.)

Palin, the unsuccesful GOP VP candidate, posted her nod on her Facebook page...complete with an unnamed dis to Fiorina rival Tom Campbell as "a liberal member of the GOP who seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer."

Tsk, tsk, Sarah. You broke Reagan's 11th Commandment...about three sentences before praising Fiorina as a Reagan conservative.

Palin, who quit before her first term as gov ended, talks up Fiorina as growing up in a "modest home with a school teacher Dad." Uh, sort of. Fiorina's dad was a law professor who taught at A-list universities -- Yale, Stanford, Duke, Cornell, the London School of Economics -- that Sarah's peeps might sneer at by using the "e-word." Elite. Palin also doesn't mention that Fiorina studied several languages and attended the finest schools as her family traveled around the world.

Also: No mention of the "CEO" moniker or Fiorina's $21 million golden parachute she got from HP or the layoffs that went down while she was there..."
This is a decision based on pragmatism not principle. Chuck DeVore is the lone consistent Conservative running in this race. Palin's endorsement is even more troubling given the relationship Hewlett Packard has had with Planned Parenthood.
"The Hewlett Foundation has announced $125.1 million in new grants to 214 organizations. First and foremost among the beneficiaries is International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), for whom Hewlett cut the largest check by far, granting $8.3 million to support worldwide abortion.

Of the Menlo Park-based foundation's six program areas, the most money went toward “population” issues, specifically supporting family planning and AIDS prevention worldwide. In all, the foundation's "Population Program" gave $31.8 million to 38 organizations dealing with global population issues. The International Planned Parenthood Federation, based in London, claimed over a quarter of the sum to support its radical agenda..."
So how far back has Hewlett Packard been giving money to Planned Parenthood? Back when Carly Fiorina was the company's CEO? It is hard to imagine that Sarah Palin, a mother with a down syndrome child, would support a candidate who previously helping Planned Parenthood abort babies because they had down syndrome.

HT: Hot Air

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Chuck DeVore Slams Politics As Usual In CA-Video

Chuck DeVore speaks to the CA Assembly on the confirmation of Abel Maldonado. He urges a NO vote.
Hat Tip @HowDoYouKnow.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Barbara Boxer In Big Trouble In California As Obama Stumps For Her

The fact that President Obama actually has to spend time in California campaigning for Senator Boxer proves how much trouble she and the Democrats are in. The 2010 midterm election could, I hope it is, an electoral bloodbath for this group of radicals running the Democratic Party. Obama's base is so radical that they actually heckle him over this issue of "Dont' Ask, Don't Tell". From the Los Angeles Times:
"After a long day of work in Washington and a long transcontinental flight to Los Angeles, President Obama told a crowd of Democratic donors in Los Angeles Monday night that he was "fired up!"

Turns out so were some of the crowd members.

The president's 29-minute speech was interrupted several times by gay protesters impatient with the lack of progress in repealing the military's "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" policy regarding gays.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have both often urged patience on gay-lesbian and transgender advocates, promising to repeal the policy in time. But tonight the protesters would have no more talk of patience, rejecting the president's repeated promise that he would repeal the policy and at one point breaking out into the trademark Obama chant of "Yes We Can!"

As The Ticket reported here earlier Monday, Obama flew across the country for no public events but just two fundraisers for the embattled liberal Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer seeking a four Senate term where tickets ranged up to sip wine and $17,600 to hear the president..."
Support Chuck DeVore in his bid to bounce Boxer out of the Senate.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chuck DeVore's Irvine Tea Party Speech Proves He Ready To Defeat Senator Boxer

Chuck DeVore gave a powerful speech and was the highlight of the rally for me. He is the lone Republican principled enough to keep Conservative voters motivated enough to turn out and rid this state of Barbara, "Call me Senator" Boxer.

Part One:

Part Two:

Complete coverage at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chuck DeVore Is No RINO; Long History Of Being A Conservative

In case there are doubts about Chuck DeVore's conservative credentials, the Sacramento Bee says he has a long conservative track record.
When DeVore was a child, his mother was a GOP activist who campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential campaign. She raised him to be patriotic, quipping, "I dressed him in red, white and blue probably too often when he was a little kid."

DeVore's tilt to the right was evident by his college days. President of the College Republican Club at California State University, Fullerton, DeVore remembers giving a speech at 19 about how the solidarity trade union movement in Poland was likely to spur the Soviet Union's downfall.

Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia, characterized DeVore as well-respected by colleagues, erudite, principled – but no backslapper.

"He's the kind of guy that you'd want to have a policy discussion with, but he's probably not the kind of guy that you're going to invite out for a beer," Adams said.

DeVore tends to be loved or hated: He got sky-high marks on legislative report cards of the California Chamber of Commerce, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California Republican Assembly, but he received flunking grades from Environment California and Equality California, representing gay and lesbian issues.

DeVore sees himself as somewhat of a "conservative with a bit of a libertarian tint."

"I didn't come up here to be everybody's pal and try to get along with folks at all costs," he said. "I came up here to try to live out a set of principles.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chuck DeVore Blasts The Passage Of ObamaCare On Cavuto

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Breaking: Chuck DeVore To Defeat Senator Boxer In California; Obama To Campaign For Boxer

This should tickle the hearts of Republicans everywhere. President Obama is planning to campaign for Senator Boxer here in California. From Politico:
"President Obama will travel to California to stump for Sen. Barbara Boxer in April, her campaign announced on Wednesday.

Obama will attend a joint fundraiser in Los Angeles for Boxer's re-election campaign and the DNC. Details are still being arranged.

Polls show the California Democrat with a single-digit lead over each of her three potential Republican challengers, State Sen. Chuck DeVore, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and former Rep. Tom Campbell"
Based on Obama's losing track record maybe we can count on California having one Republican Senator after the 2010 election.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

LA Times Realizes Tom Campbell Is In Trouble Over Muslim Connection

In a previous post Left Coast Rebel brought our attention to Tom Campbell's connection to a Muslim radical. Now the Los Angeles Times has picked up on this issue:
"Terrorism and the Middle East are continuing to roil the Republican Senate contest after a letter written by former congressman Tom Campbell emerged that appeared to contradict statements Campbell and his aides had made about his dealings with a radical Muslim professor.

The professor, Sami Al-Arian, contributed to Campbell's unsuccessful campaign in 2000 for the U.S. Senate. On Sept. 26, 2001, when he was teaching at the University of South Florida, Al-Arian gave an interview to Fox TV host Bill O'Reilly in which he conceded that he had said, "Jihad is our path. Victory to Islam. Death to Israel. Revolution. Revolution until victory. Rolling to Jerusalem."

Those statements quickly generated a furor and the university moved to discipline Al-Arian. Campbell, by then a law professor at Stanford University, wrote a letter to Judy Genshaft, the president of the University of South Florida, protesting any punishment.

Campbell had previously conceded that he wrote a letter on Al-Arian's behalf, but had said during a candidates' debate Friday that he did so before Al-Arian's interview with O'Reilly. His campaign's website also said the letter was written before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001..."
Chuck DeVore understands the threat of Muslims radicals. Devore has taken the wise step in calling for UC Irvine to stop recognizing a radical Muslim group on campus.

Monday, March 8, 2010

4 Items From DeVore Campaign

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

DeVore Wins Endorsement of California Republican Assembly

Please forward this exciting news onto your friends and family!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DeVore for California today welcomed the overwhelming, first-ballot endorsement of Chuck DeVore by the California Republican Assembly's 75th annual convention. DeVore's endorsement, by a margin of 194 votes to 89 for distant-second Carly Fiorina, was the first by a statewide Republican organization in the California U.S. Senate race.

The CRA endorsement of Chuck DeVore was the more remarkable for the tremendous effort the Fiorina campaign put into blocking it. With a 2/3 majority required for an endorsement, that campaign needed to secure the support of only a small minority of delegates. To that end: Carly Fiorina herself spent all day Saturday at the convention; delegates found anti-DeVore materials slipped under their hotel room doors; three of Fiorina's endorsing U.S. Senators wrote a letter to the delegates; Fiorina's supporters helped secure a procedural change allowing for a secret ballot; and during voting, delegates were supplied with Carly for California-branded pens.

Carly Fiorina had every advantage money could buy, and the conservative activists of the CRA decisively endorsed Chuck DeVore on the first round.

"I'm sincerely humbled to receive the endorsement of my fellow members of the California Republican Assembly," said Chuck DeVore, "The CRA is, as Ronald Reagan said, 'the conscience of the Republican Party.' That's why I've been a member for 22 years, and that's why I'll keep fighting for the core principles it advances -- all the way to the United States Senate."

Leisa Brug Kline, DeVore for California campaign manager, said, "When Chuck DeVore addressed the CRA yesterday, he said, 'I submit to you that being right beats being rich every time.' With his tremendous first-ballot victory, he's proven right. California's conservatives know who's been with them from the beginning -- and they'll stick with him right through till he beats Barbara Boxer."

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