Carly Fiorina needs to put up or shut up

September 28, 2015

Carly Fiorina has accused Planned Parenthood of keeping human fetuses alive so that their brains can be harvested. She also claims that she has seen a video that proves her accusation. Planned Parenthood has denied the allegation. Therefore, Carly Fiorina now has the burden of proof. She needs to produce the video. She obviously cannot do that or she would have produced it by now. Two videos have been produced. The second was produced by her own PAC. Neither one proves what she said. Therefore, she is lying.

The analysis is really just that simple. Let’s look at another example.

If I claimed that I saw a video in which Carly Fiorina sacrificed a newborn child on a stone altar before a statue of Satan by cutting out its heart and eating it in order to obtain his assistance in winning the election, and she denied doing that, I would expect her to challenge me to put up or shut up.

She is a liar and given the disturbing nature of the lie, I have concluded that she is unfit to serve as President of the United States.

I thought it was symbolically fitting that the curtain came crashing down behind her last night when she was speaking to a group of business women in San Antonio.

Don’t misunderstand me. I’m glad no one was injured. I do not wish harm to anyone. But the symbolic significance of the event is striking.

Other Posts:

Carly Fiorina is morally and ethically unfit for public office (9/19/2015 FL)

Carly Fiorina continues to lie about the dying fetus video that does not exist (9/23/2015 FL)

Carly Fiorina stubbornly pretends fiction is fact (9/28/2015 msnbc)


Carly Fiorina continues to lie about the dying fetus video that does not exist

September 23, 2015

Carly Fiorina continues to lie about the dying fetus video that does not exist. If she is this willing to lie to be elected president, what would she be wiling to do to remain president?

The Washington Post is reporting today,

Three days after the debate, CARLY for America — the PAC that legally has to keep its distance from Fiorina’s actual campaign — put together a video that spliced the candidate’s answer with different clips. The viewer, hearing about the controversy but unaware of the original videos, might think that Fiorina nailed it.

Today, Planned Parenthood responded to the clip, faxing a takedown request to Fiorina’s campaign office — not the PAC. The confusion was understandable, as CARLY for America skirted the kludgey rules around the naming of super PACs by turning the candidate’s name into an acronym: Conservative, Authentic, Responsive Leadership for You. And the family-planning group’s fact-check stands on its own. Planned Parenthood notes that one photo actually portrays “a Pennsylvania woman’s stillborn son, which was used without her permission and falsely passed off as an aborted fetus in an earlier video” by the Center for Medical Progress; the video of a kicking fetus comes from “the discredited Grantham Collection, an old anti-abortion archive based in Florida”; the audio splices together three different CMP stings.

“This fake video doesn’t show what you have claimed,” Dawn Laguens, executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, writes in the letter to Fiorina. “Simply put, the video you described at the debate does not exist, and the video you’re now asking people to watch is not what you claim it is. This fraudulent video is beneath a serious candidate for the presidency, and you should take it down immediately.”

Fiorina refused, proving again that she is unfit to serve as President of the United States.

I have about had it with these disgraceful clowns.

Carly Fiorina is morally and ethically unfit for public office

September 19, 2015

Carly Fiorina is morally and ethically unfit to serve as President of the United States. At the Wednesday night debate between the candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, she said,

As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, 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.

In her article titled, Debunking Five Absurd Comments About Planned Parenthood From the GOP Debate, Emily Crockett, the Federal Policy Reporter for RH Reality Check said,

This is also simply not true. The only thing that comes close to what Fiorina describes is in this video, but it’s not at all what she says it is.

There is talk about heart-beating and brain-harvesting in a first-person recollection by a disgruntled former tissue procurement technician—but there is no video and no other witness confirming her story. The technician also acknowledges that the “heartbeat” was just a response to a technician’s instrument, and nobody ever says anything about keeping a fetus alive in order to harvest the brain.

The “fully formed fetus” that illustrates the technician’s story is just a couple of edited-in stock images, not anything from the Planned Parenthood undercover footage. One video clip is labeled as coming from a group specializing in anti-choice shock imagery, and the other was a photo of a stllbirth taken from the Internet that the family did not consent to be shown in the video.

It seems that either Fiorina didn’t watch the tapes and had somebody describe them to her, she has false memories of what she saw, or she is lying.

Carly Fiorina wasn’t just another loudmouth drunk yammering from her perch on a barstool in a crowded whiskey bar at the last call. She was a candidate for President of the United States participating in a nationally televised debate watched by millions of people. She was sober and calculating. Her remarks were premeditated. She was not speaking informally with a confidant within range of a live mike that she believed to be muted. Under such circumstances, otherwise reasonable people have occasionally uttered some grossly inappropriate statements out of anger or frustration that they subsequently had reason to regret. Instead, she publicly dared Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on national television to watch a nightmare-inducing video with off-the-charts shock value.

Who would issue such a challenge without first verifying the truth of the statement? More important, who would issue that challenge knowing the statement was false and why would they do so?

I believe the answers are clear. She wants to be the first woman elected President of the United States. She was so far behind in the polls that she concluded she had to do something terribly dramatic to get attention. She must have assessed the risk that her statement would be exposed as false and decided to go ahead with it anyway.

Has not Donald Trump blazed that trail unscathed and surged ahead of the other GOP candidates for the Republican nomination? Why are Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee talking about a government war against Christianity?

Their crass use of dramatic false statements to appeal to fear, prejudice, hatred and religious belief detached from a duty or responsibility to speak the truth distinguishes this group of charlatans and convinces me beyond all doubt that they are unfit for public office.  They are not the only ones.

Despite the total debunking of the claim that Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetuses for profit, the Republicans in the House voted to cut-off all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Senate Republicans are unlikely to overcome a Democratic filibuster against the bill (they need 60 votes), but if they do, President Obama is expected to veto it and they cannot muster enough votes to overcome it (they need 70 votes).

Led by Senator Ted Cruz, many Republicans are threatening a government shutdown by the end of this month, if the Senate does not pass the bill or the President vetoes it.

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