Fiorina celebrated government loans

… and was, apparently, a big fan of Small Business Administration affirmative action. Check out this speech from 2003. It’s funny watching these liberal wealthy Republicans (Carly Fiorina, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman, for instance) all of sudden discover their inner conservatism now that they seek higher office and need to court dominant conservatives in the GOP primary. A friend of mine heard Fiorina give a speech in her heyday — before she nearly destroyed Hewlett-Packard — and he told me he was shocked by her “I am woman, hear me roar” approach. Apparently, Fiorina frequently uses the gender card to advance her career. It seems as if the state GOP is so irrelevant now that it is becoming dominated by wealthy ego-driven non-politician candidates who can fund their own campaigns, but offer little in the way of ideas or leadership.

–Steven Greenhut

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    Admin Author 29 April, 2010, 07:11

    “Boardroom Republicanism.”

    That’s what former Orange County Republican Chairman Tom Fuentes called it at the March 20 CalWatchDog/PRI conference in Newport Beach. It means the party is totally dominated by rich Country Club Rockefeller Republicans, including those you listed, as well as Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg, the Bushes, the Rockefellers, McCain and others.

    Tom McClintock, Ron Paul and other real conservative Republicans have a place — as water boys.

    The Boardroom Republicans understand they need to appear conservative in the primaries to win. But later, the Boardroom Republicans just ignore the conservatives. But you know what? It always works. Or, it has until now. Maybe the Tea Party movement, if it isn’t co-opted, is a sign of real change. Maybe not.

    There’s an old saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me a thousand times, I’m a conservative Republican.

    — John Seiler

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