|Barbara Boxer Poised to Lose Senate Re-election Bid|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Sep 3, 2010, 10:40 AM|
It’s become increasingly unrealistic that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Ca.) will survive the upcoming devastating political earthquake of 2010, as former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for the California Senate race, aims to oust her from office.
Politico reports that, ‘Boxer will lose, not because Fiorina is an impressive candidate (although she certainly is), but because voters – even in liberal California – have grown disaffected with ideological, partisan insiders with minimal accomplishments to their name. With the Golden State’s economy in full meltdown mode, angry Californians are looking for scapegoats, and the incumbent senator fits the description.”
Supporters of Sen. Boxer, including veteran California Democratic pundit Garry South, whose lengthy analysis of the race was posted in Politico on Wednesday, are doing their best to focus the campaign on Fiorina’s supposed flaws, such as layoffs, off-shoring and severance connected with her tenure at HP. They’re also attempting to portray Fiorina, who is pro-life, supports traditional marriage and endorses gun rights, as an out-of-touch political candidate for California.
“But as Wednesday’s debate between the candidates showed,” as reported by Politico, “none of these issues is likely to matter much to the electorate. Both the campaign in general and the debate in particular have played out on Fiorina’s home field: jobs, deficits, taxes and spending.”
Fiorina rebuked Boxer for seeking an end to Bush’s tax cuts, a catastrophe that would inflict $1,600 per year in new taxes on the ordinary California family. Boxer and her Democratic colleagues, meanwhile, have failed miserably to revive the economy suffering from national unemployment near 10 percent and California’s over 12 percent.
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written by R , September 03, 2010
Don't let the door hit you and watch out for the crowd.
written by Francis , September 03, 2010
VOTED--YES--ON ALLOWING ILLEGAL ALIENS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SOCIAL SECURITY Bill S.Amdt.3985 to S.2611 ; on May 18, 2006. Voted—NO-- on allowing more foreign workers into the US for agricultural work. Bill S.2260 ; on Jul 23, 1998. Voted--YES--on a visa for skilled workers. Bill S. 1723 ; on May 18, 1998. Voted--NO--on limiting welfare for immigrants. Bill S.947 ; on Jun 24, 1997. SPONSORED PROVIDING FUNDING FOR SOCIAL SERVICES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. Funding (S.AMDT.4072 to S.2611) 06-SP4072 on May 18, 2006. According to NumbersUSA website Sen. Boxer has a "D" in Immigration enforcement and her stance categorizes her, with an open border mentality. The majority of Democrats have already breeched their oath of Allegiance to the American people, by catering more to the health care, education and other benefits to the illegal alien invasion force, while in many states the underprivileged citizens are either turned away or left to their own devices—when it comes to public assistance.
California is a—SANCTUARY CITY—and state, supported by lawmakers such as Senator Boxer. California has become a harbor for millions of illegal aliens that are benefiting from a damaged federal, state and county entitlement system. In part it has been compromised by hundreds of thousands of instant-citizenship for babies of illegal aliens, tapping into all manner of cash payments and so much more, leaving the state’s welfare system dragging its tail. Overall billions of your tax dollars are being swallowed up by people who shouldn’t be here--nationwide. We have a good chance now to remove all pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigrant politicians and all elected officials and elect new unblemished legislators. Warn your Senator or Congressman by calling the Washington switchboard 202-224-3121. If you are not in-line with the peoples wishes, you will be out in November.
Making room in the jobless line isn't just for removing incumbents, Anti Liberal, Anti-Democrat or most issues. Even Medical Care reform is not the major issue. Its about the failure of both parties to listen to the American people. One major issue is illegal immigration and taxpayers have the IRS extorting money from them, to pay for every conceivable entitlement that Americans cannot get. The lies about the border fence and not following the design of the 2006 Secure Fence act .It's about incomprehensible billions of dollars that we are spending on corporate welfare--as the pay nothing to illegal workers other then wages; not the education of their children, health care, unemployment benefits or undisclosed social programs. We the taxpayers are the dumb fools who pay for it all? Millions are slipping past the border and it will never, ever stop, until we have politicians who are working for the American people. They are taking low skilled and manual labor jobs and lowering wages to an estimate of $200 billion a year.
written by Francis , September 03, 2010
The mêlée over illegal immigration has just begun and the Tea Party members, Conservatives and independents should be mindful of Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of Californians record. Boxer debated candidate Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, for US Senate seat, confronting each other in the first of their debates this election season. Fiorina took the lead in in the political discussion that was informative, even when both contributors were argumentative. Voters must make the best assessment between the two very dissimilar candidates, from opposed ends of their political philosophy. Both opinionated over how to best construct a jobs program; about their records in the environment, business sector, public, foreign policy, the economy and internal government strife and even abortion. This first upfront in the face debate was barbed, in a performance of competing arguments with the candidates in an all-out attack on each other’s records.
The questions were balanced from voters, but discord remained as the smear tactics continued losing sight in some cases of the original questioning. In the offset it came to voter’s questions about immigration, which as now surfaced as a red-hot button issue commencing with the federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona. Even the sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa county is being dragged over the tiles for exerting his state authority to apprehend illegal aliens. Unless I missed it on C-SPAN there was no mention of Immigration Chief John Morton with ICE arresting only criminals and releasing thousands of illegal aliens back on the streets, in a De Facto Amnesty. Although Madam Fiorina supports the "Dream Act” it must be noted she does not agree with any AMNESTY. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented students who came to the United States as minors and finished high school.
Boxer on the other hand believed in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, known by most prudent Americans as Amnesty. This would commence with a massive expenditure to taxpayers, through forced taxes to pay for Amnesty, with welfare programs not far behind. Like her counterpart Sen. Harry Reid, her stance on stopping illegal immigration is in one word" Un-American" She is obviously for an open border because her record shows that. Voted--YES--on continuing federal funds for declared "Sanctuary Cities". Bill Table S.Amdt.4309 to S.Con.Res ; on Mar 13, 2008. Voted--YES--on comprehensive Immigration reform Bill S.1639 ; on Jun 28, 2007. Voted--NO--on declaring English as the official language of the US Government Bill. S.Amdt.1151 to S.1348 ; on Jun 6, 2007. Voted--YES--on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guest worker visa Bill S.Amdt.1153 on S.1348 ; on May 22, 2007. Voted--YES--on building a fence along the Mexican border. Bill H R 6061 ; on Sep 29, 2006. The 2006 Secure Fence Bill was a fallacy, as it wasn’t built as originally intended and still remains uncompleted. Voted--YES--on establishing a Guest Worker program. Bill S. 2611 ; on May 25, 2006.
written by luisito , September 04, 2010
I am a veteran and was totlly appalled when "Ma'am" Boxer dressed down that courteous Brigadier General when he called her Ma'am instead of Senator. Boxer reelected? How about a KO in the first round?
written by Steve Heath , September 04, 2010
Best political add of the year:
written by furrpiece , September 04, 2010
Defeating Barbara Boxer would be a major step forward toward restoring sanity in Congress.
written by G S , September 04, 2010
I don't think Boxer will be defeated, but then I didn't think I would ever see the Berlin Wall being torn down.
written by Shadrach , September 05, 2010
Politico did not "report" any of this. This politico piece is clearly labeled as an "Opinion" pice and is clearly idenitified as being from a Republican activist in San Diego - An attorney by th name of Michael Rosen.
Maybe Mr. Rosen's analysis is spot on -- I doubt it since I watched thie debate and thought Fiorina looked out of touch (Not like Governor "Deer in the Headlights" Brewer - more out of touch in a polished, "I am richer than you but can still speak pretty well" way).
The real stories in this race are:
(1) that the race is rated as a toss-up;
(2) that incumbents everywhere are in problem in both parties in the primaries and in the general;
(3) the GOP's continued reliance on self-funded candidates to obtain election.
In any event, the article you quoted was an opinioin piece, not reporting.
written by old supporter , September 05, 2010
By opposing Prop. 19, she has provided the final nail to her political coffin-alienation of her strongest supporters. She is now toast.
written by Jason K , September 06, 2010
Replacing Boxer with a better candidate is fine...
Replacing Boxer with a former CEO who almost destroyed HP and offshored jobs, etc. isn't good though either.
Maybe a vote for neither would be good.
written by RufusLevin , September 08, 2010
Jason K. you clearly have NO idea of the state of HP over the past many years, if you think SHE nearly destroyed it. It was destroyed before she got there. The offshore jobs was required to get rid of the overpaid West Coast cabal of techies whose wage scale was stuck in the end of the 20th cent run up due to the famous non-existant Y2K "bug" replacement that allowed Clinton to claim a record economy, just before the industry bubble of dot com crashed wiping out all of the small investors in the nation.
Anyone from California should be TOAST in November.
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