Carly Fiorina Becoming Most Effective GOP Hillary Critic


Former Hewlett Packard CEO and likely GOP 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has been ahead of the curve in exposing Hillary Clinton’s numerous vulnerabilities, and mainstream media reporters are starting to notice.

The New York Times notes in its profile that “what has distinguished” Fiorina from her potential competitors so far, “aside from her gender, is not her private-sector experience or her pro-market policies, but her increasingly pointed attacks on Mrs. Clinton.”

Even before the Times reported that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions in donations from repressive Middle Eastern regimes, for instance, Fiorina called out Clinton for her hypocrisy on women’s rights. The Times, in its profile, did not highlight Fiorina’s numerous remarks slamming Clinton’s family foundation for accepting shady donations from countries like Algeria.

“She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights,” Fiorina said at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “She tweets about equal pay for women but won’t answer basic questions about her own offices’ pay standards–and neither will our president. Hillary likes hashtags. But she doesn’t know what leadership means.”

The Times notes that Fiorina, at this year’s inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, also blasted Hillary for her lack of accomplishments.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too, have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe, but unlike her, I have actually accomplished something,” she said. “Mrs. Clinton: Flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

Most recently, Fiorina slammed Clinton after Clinton’s Tuesday press conference addressing her private email scandal by Tweeting that “nothing in her track record” suggests that Americans can trust Clinton.

Fiorina has been unafraid to go at Clinton’s perceived strength–foreign policy. As Breitbart California has reported, Fiorina has criticized Clinton for her “gimmicky” reset button that symbolized the administration’s new Russia policy. And she has called out Clinton for deflecting all types of blame on Benghazi. Regarding Clinton’s infamous “what difference does it make?” comments on the Benghazi attacks on her watch that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Fiorina has said, “If you are attacked deliberately by a terrorist, it makes all the difference in the world how you respond.”

And for good measure, Fiorina has even slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is the top choice among Democrats if by some chance Clinton decides not to run at the last minute.

“Elizabeth Warren is right: Crony capitalism is indeed alive and well. Government and government programs have grown so big, so powerful, so costly, and so complex that only the big and the powerful can prosper,” Fiorina said at CPAC. “But Elizabeth Warren is dead wrong about how to end crony capitalism. You see, whether it is Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, or net neutrality, all this government complexity means the big get bigger, the small disappear, and the powerless are trapped.”

Proof that Fiorina’s attacks are making an impact?

Clinton loyalist Ann Lewis could only say that Fiorina only went to Iowa’s Freedom Summit “to show she could be mean to Hillary.” Lewis also bizarrely claimed that Republicans are using Fiorina to criticize Clinton because “these guys really believe it’s unfair that women are now running,”

Clinton loves the play the gender card and cast herself as a victim. It’s a playbook she goes to over and over again whenever she is under attack. And she tried to do it again during her Tuesday press conference addressing the email scandal when the first questioner–who happened to be a Turkish reporter–that her press secretary deliberately selected after Clinton read her prepared spin asked, “If you were a man today, would all this fuss being made be made?”

“Well, I will–I will leave that to others to answer,” Clinton coyly answered.

But Clinton can’t reflexively pull out the gender card against Fiorina.

The Times notes that Fiorina “alone can present herself as a natural foil without the added risk of being labeled a sexist man,” and that must be causing some trepidation in Clinton’s camp.

“The Democrats and Hillary Clinton have made gender an issue with their ridiculous ‘war on women,’” Fiorina told the Times. “I think if Hillary Clinton faces a woman opponent, she will get a hitch in her swing.”

The Times also points out that Clinton may have stolen ideas for her book and cover and lines for speeches from Fiorina. Fiorina’s book, Tough Choices, was published in 2007. Clinton’s book, Hard Choices, which had a remarkably similar cover (see below), was published in 2014. Fiorina formed her “Unlocking Potential” PAC last year, which Breitbart News first reported, to combat the Democrats’s phony “war on women” narrative, and Clinton said women had to “unlock our full potential” during a February speech.

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