Even many Republicans walked away from the second 2016 debate on September 16 with the same question: ‘Is this really the best the Republican Party has to offer?’
Frankly, it was hard to imagine any one of the Republican candidates on stage taking possession of the Oval Office. But, by far, the worst of the worst, yet the one the media seemed to fall in love with, was the failed CEO Carly Fiorina.
The only job she’s qualified for is prevaricator in chief, not commander in chief. Indeed, her whole campaign is a lie, starting with the notion — blindly spread by the media — that she, like carnival barker Trump and brain surgeon Ben Carson, is some kind of political outsider.
That’s simply not the case. Fiorina’s no newcomer to politics. In 2008, she was a frequent face on national television as economic adviser to Republican presidential candidate John McCain. She served as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee’s ‘Victory ’08 Committee.’ She later lobbied to be the party’s vice presidential nominee, but lost out to Sarah Palin.
Fiorina’s entire campaign is based on an even bigger lie: that she’s the former, tough but effective, CEO of Hewlett-Packard. But the truth is — she drove that company into the ground before she was fired.
But Fiorina’s biggest whopper came in the last debate, where she, the one woman on stage, angrily took on the role of chief attack dog against Planned Parenthood. Who among us didn’t cringe as she declared: ‘I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’’
There’s only one problem: That tape doesn’t exist. If it did exist, we’d have seen it over and over on cable television. It’s like Michelle Obama’s famous ‘whitey’ tape from 2008. That tape doesn’t exist.
It’s universal. On the left and on the right, people have learned this about Carly Fiorina: You can’t believe a word she says. And that’s the truth.