WEATHER »

Who’s got your vote for Senate?

I'm with Barbara Boxer 63% 92 votes
Time for Carly Fiorina 29% 43 votes
Other candidate 6% 9 votes
144 total votes

Comments

Independent Discussion Guidelines

Boxer is so far Left she's somewhere out in the Pacific. She is a long time proponent of huge government. Her time is past, except perhaps in CA, where the voters still think there is a free lunch.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
July 24, 2010 at 8:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Fiorina ruined one of America's best engineering companies, Hewlett Packard, took her $20 million dollar golden parachute when she was forced to resign, and now she wants to be a US Senator? I always thought conservatives wanted *successful* corporate types to run government!

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
July 24, 2010 at 1:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"She is a long time proponent of huge government." Nope, she is not. She is a proponent of smart government.

People on the right who rail against big government have no credibility after what Bush did.

We were seven years away from paying down the deficit under Clinton. How's that for "big government"??

tabatha (anonymous profile)
July 24, 2010 at 5 p.m. (Suggest removal)

what???? Everything's just fine and dandy here...... I read it in the "Independent"!

BoycottBoy (anonymous profile)
July 25, 2010 at 2:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

clinton's treasury secretary Robert Edward Rubin Economic policies is the reason why the economy is the way it is.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/robert...

123abc (anonymous profile)
July 26, 2010 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

She *is* big government.

For those of you who are concerned about our constitutional rights, here is a quote from Senator Barbara Boxer's autobiography "Strangers in The Senate."

On page 179, Boxer writes "Senator John Chafee of Rhode Island has introduced a bill to prohibit the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, possession, or transportation of handguns or handgun ammunition; the only exception would be for law enforcement, military guards, or antique collectors and regulated handgun clubs. Senator Chafee calls his bill the 'Public Health and Safety Act,' and that's an appropriate name." For the next four pages she quotes Chafee after which Boxer writes "Waiting periods may well help and I support them, but I do believe that Senator Chafee's approach will lead to a better America." (funny how she doesn't mention this on her website)

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 5:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Here is the gun discussion on her web site:

http://blog.barbaraboxer.com/?tag=gun...

tabatha (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks Tabatha. I first wrote this about five years ago and at the time I checked her website and couldn't find the information. -Bill-

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 3:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I have a question for anyone who wants to answer it: since Boxer uses the term "sensible gun control" as so many others on her side of this issue use, what would she regard as not being sensible?

It seems to me that by definition she would put certain limits on gun control despite her stated position in her autobiography that she favors a de facto elimination of he Second Amendment.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 27, 2010 at 7:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More