When your own home newspaper refuses to endorse you and a paper that is published by the Chineese embassy at that – the SF Chronicle… it sucks to be Barbara Boxer.
Even their (The SF Chron’s) refusal to support Carly amounts to a ringing highlight on what Fiorina stands for – versus what Meg Whitman has squished out on.
The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation…
…The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington – but for an agenda that would undermine this nation’s need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.
WOW! Now that is an endorsement for the 70% of Californians that have not gone insane… you know, those that are going to vote yes on 23. (Even the LA Times pathetically biased poll has 23 winning)
For the first time since her dirty trick in 1992 extended her reign of terror on America, she is facing scrutiny.
Boxer has been caught Buying Maxine Waters and paying off her family members.
Now, even her own home paper has tossed her under the BART. (Bay Area Rapid Transit – the most successful public transit in California only about 1/3 taxpayer subsidized)
For some Californians, Boxer’s reliably liberal voting record may be reason enough to give her another six years in office. But we believe Californians deserve more than a usually correct vote on issues they care about. They deserve a senator who is accessible, effective and willing and able to reach across party lines to achieve progress on the great issues of our times. Boxer falls short on those counts.
Boxer’s campaign, playing to resentment over Fiorina’s wealth, is not only an example of the personalized pettiness that has infected too much of modern politics, it is also a clear sign of desperation.
In past elections, Boxer has had the good fortune of having Republican opponents who were inept, underfunded, on the fringe right – or combinations thereof. Her opponent this time, Fiorina, is proving to be articulate, well-funded and formidable.
Unlike the Sacramento Bee – the SF Chron is honest about being Communists and their refusal to endorse Carly despite their obvious disdain for Boxer is as much an endosement as anything. Too bad they are too arrogant in their pompous liberalism to realize that they actaully help Fiorina by casting a clear contrast to the epic fail of Obama.
Unfortunately for Californians who are eager for change, Fiorina has firmly staked out positions that are outside of the state’s mainstream values and even its economic interest. The list only begins with her openness to offshore oil drilling, her opposition to the Roe vs. Wade abortion rights ruling and her unwillingness to support even the most commonsense gun-control measures to keep assault weapons off the street or to deny guns to suspected terrorists on the federal “no fly list.”
Here it is at the conslusion – they specify Fiorina’s stances that are different than Boxers and say that Fiorina is the wrong change from Boxer. I guess they wanted Meg Whitman to run for Senate against Boxer – someone who is a little nicer but damn near as liberal.
This is what happens to partisan liberals – when their ideas fail, they catch themselves in logical traps. The last time Liberals had to deal with the consequences of their ideals – they got recalled.
It sucks to be Barbara Boxer – she’s next.