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Get Ready for Barbara’s Bile

In her letter to supporters yesterday, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to replace California’s failed Senator wrote:

While you and I are looking forward to June 8 and to the end of the primary, we will be afforded no time for celebration as the Barbara Boxer attack machine will immediately launch their negative campaign against me

Emphasis in original.  Carly’s right.  

With far more Californians disapproving of her record in office than approving and with her polling in the low 40s, well behind the Democratic president who remains popular in the (once-)Golden State, Barbara Boxer knows that the only way she can win is by doing what Gray Davis did in 2002 to Bill Simon–attack, attack, attack, and then attack some more.

This hyperpartisan Democrat has a record of going nasty and going negative.

I’m glad to see Carly’s campaign recognizes the challenges that lie ahead.  If she can successfully parry the attacks in the next weeks, she stands in good stead to succeed the sourpuss from San Francisco in the U.S. Senate.



  1. There is more than enough fuel in Boxer’s record and enough of her attitude recorded that Carly should have no problem coming up with very effective, factual ads.

    Comment by The other Peter H — June 3, 2010 @ 11:33 am - June 3, 2010

  2. Boxer has been endorsed twice by BamBam, that should work in Carly’s favor as well.

    Comment by Leah — June 3, 2010 @ 12:04 pm - June 3, 2010

  3. Good riddance to the Boxer. It’s about time.

    Comment by patrick — June 3, 2010 @ 12:13 pm - June 3, 2010

  4. I wonder if Serenity could favor us with a list of candidate’s, whom Chairman Obama endorses, are doing well or have won.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 3, 2010 @ 1:25 pm - June 3, 2010

  5. California’s Liberalist Regime needs to go down. Now.

    Too many Liberal judges and corrupted police against gun rights. Abortion going mayhem. Radical Islamist thugs and illegal alien gangs roaming urban streets. This has got to stop.

    Carly Fiorina needs to keep going forward. I am planning to vote for her. Steve Poizer is a good candidate for Republican Governor of California.

    Comment by Totakikay — June 3, 2010 @ 4:29 pm - June 3, 2010

  6. Perhaps Carly can make that into a campaign add “That mud is coming at me because Senator Barbara is Skeered that you’ll look at her record. What has Boxer done, besides go negative in an election?”

    Comment by Jax Dancer — June 3, 2010 @ 9:12 pm - June 3, 2010

  7. There is a great Q & A session with Tom Campbell here:

    He’s got the experience to be a great Senator and he IS a conservative, very much so….Here’s an exerpt:

    PD: You’ve already criticized Obama’s management of the legislative initiatives. In what other areas do you find yourself in disagreement with the president?

    Campbell: I couldn’t be more critical of his position on Iran. This is huge. The only way — and it may be only a slim chance — but the only way to keep Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons is that that we send a clear signal right now that if Israel attacks Iran, we support Israel. “Now, got it Ahmadinejad? Are you clear? No ambiguity.” If Israel does as it did back in 1981 (when it destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak with fighter bombers), the U.S. will support Israel. If Israel has to cross Iraqi air space to get to Iran, we will support Israel. Instead, President Obama is saying maybe we can live with a post-nuclear Iran and hope for the kind of containment that worked against Soviet Union.

    PD: You have been accused of favoring the Palestinians over Israel. Yet, a moment ago you said you fully back an Israeli incursion into Iran if Iran is conclusively found to be arming itself with nuclear weapons. Is there a dichotomy here?

    Campbell: I have always said I favor economic aid to Palestine, not military. I don’t think it is favoring the Palestinians over the Israelis to say that Palestine should have its own country by now. An overwhelming number of Israelis agree with me. I do also favor the alliance between Israel and the United States. We face same enemies.

    PD: I’m assuming, then, that you disagree with President Obama’s statement during the 2008 campaign that he would be willing to go anywhere and negotiate with anyone without preconditions.

    Campbell: This is very much a mistake. To sit with a United States president is a privilege that should be earned. As we know, China holds a great part of our national debt. How does this jeopardize us as a nation and make our international diplomacy vulnerable? This is a national security risk. When the U.S. completed an arms sale to Taiwan, they threatened to drop that debt on the market. That’s powerful leverage. China has demonstrated it is willing to suffer economic consequences in order to achieve diplomatic ones. The threat of selling your sovereign debt is a very dangerous business.

    Comment by Eddie — June 4, 2010 @ 2:30 am - June 4, 2010

  8. The good news for Carly is that the Barbara Boxer attack machine has thus far had only two unvarying notes in its repertoire:

    10 PRINT "Fiorina voted YES on Prop 8!"
    20 PRINT "Fiorina is a failed CEO!!!"
    30 GOTO 10

    Comment by Throbert McGee — June 4, 2010 @ 6:53 am - June 4, 2010

  9. Sounds like that should be the other way around. Politifact just gave iCarly’s latest ad about Boxer a “Pants on Fire” rating. Tsk. Tsk.

    Comment by Countervail — June 4, 2010 @ 10:44 pm - June 4, 2010

  10. Politifact just gave iCarly’s latest ad about Boxer a “Pants on Fire” rating. Tsk. Tsk.

    And they had to go waaaay out on a limb to do it. Tsk. Tsk.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 5, 2010 @ 1:18 am - June 5, 2010

  11. Tell me, did no part of that article make you, at least, wince?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 5, 2010 @ 7:09 am - June 5, 2010

  12. This was my favorite:

    On the other hand, Boxer’s campaign offers a number of initiatives she’s made on terrorism, including:

    So instead of actually citing impartial facts, they quoted Boxer’s own campaign saying she was.

    And what did they quote as “proving” climate change was a security threat equal to global terrorism, as Boxer claims it is?

    The notion that climate change will be significant is being discussed at the Pentagon and the CIA.

    By the same token, alien invasion has been scientifically postulated, would be significant, and has already been discussed at the CIA and the Pentagon, so we ought to put the same resources towards it as we do towards fighting al-Qaeda.

    Sheesh. Is Politifact even TRYING to hide the fact that all they do is cheerlead the Obama Party any more?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — June 5, 2010 @ 6:03 pm - June 5, 2010

  13. Frankly I think it’s sad that actually had to disseminate the concept in the first place, having to explain the whole thing as if to a child, that indeed Boxer is more interested in the weather than in terrorism as a national issue.

    How to Talk to a Conservative: One must break down an argument to the most infinitesimal facts to disallow creative conservative interpretation. For example, a color cannot be “brick” or “aubergine” – it must be red or purple so the creative conservative cannot twist the argument to building initiatives or farming in France. The definition of weather must be reiterated to disallow confluence of the ideas of day to day variance of temperature and a larger phenomenon of averaged temperature over periods of time. A conservative only registers what’s occurring to them in the time and space in which it’s occurring to them. Conservatives do not understand things that cannot be touched, tasted, heard, etc. Data is irrelevant. Information pointless unless it’s of the here and now. And above all, if facts do not fit the worldview of a conservative, that information turns into the sound made by adults, mostly teachers, from the popular Charlie Brown specials one finds on television.

    Comment by Countervail — June 6, 2010 @ 3:17 pm - June 6, 2010

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