So, California Democrats are calling Carly Fiorina “a failed CEO.” California Democrats know a lot about failures, failure to balance the budget, failure to stand up to public employee unions, failure to hold the line on taxes. Failure to prevent businesses from leaving the state and taking jobs with them.
And if they think Carly’s a failed CEO, wait till they take a look at Barbara Boxer’s record in the Senate. But, first, let’s look at Carly’s. HP’s revenues more than doubled during her tenure there (from $39.3 billion the year before she took over to $86.7 billion when she left). She helped create the conditions for HP to become the world’s largest technology company and the world leader in PC sales.
Meanwhile, the woman Carly seeks to replace, Ma’am Babara Boxer has spent 17 years in the Senate, but only gotten three laws enacted. Not just that, even though she was elected during a recession, she has seen unemployment in the Golden State increase by 33% since she first took office in 1993. And since she voted in February for the “stimulus,” saying it was needed to save or create jobs, 336,400 jobs have disappeared from her jurisdiction. Kind of sounds like a failure to me.
Not much of a record to run on. No wonder her minions in Sacramento are attacking her likely opponent. Hey, Ma’am, let me tell you something, your gutter politics may have worked in 1992 and 1998, but they won’t be effective this time. Just take a look at New Jersey when Jon Corzine (kind of a Barbara Boxer in a beard) tried just that tack this time. And though he outspent his Republican opponent three to one, Garden State voters ousted him from office.
Ma’am, you’ve been in office 17 years. And today, in a world where the MSM has far less power than it did in the 1990s, we bloggers are going to do something the California media has failed to do, hold you to account for your record. You haven’t gotten anything done these past 17 years while the citizens you were elected to represent keep losing their jobs.
And that’s why you should lose yours.