Despite the fact that GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has been exposed repeatedly as a pathological liar (or, alternatively, suffering from an inability to discern fact from fantasy), GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill are apparently lining up to endorse her candidacy.
After a meeting with members of Congress on Wednesday, she seems to be developing a political friendship with many. One of them is Representative Candace Miller of Michigan’s 10th Legislative District. She and her colleague, Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, are the only ones so far to officially offer their support to Fiorina, but others are waiting in the wings. Congresswoman Miller told The Hill:
You’re going to hear some endorsements…I won’t mention their names right now because it’s up to the campaign or [lawmakers] to do it, but there were several people who mentioned to me that they were thinking about endorsing her, and at least one or two that said they were going to endorse her. … She had a tremendous response.
Other prospective House supporters include Mark Walker of North Carolina and Pete King of New York. While the latter has yet to commit to Fiorina, she is among his three top choices (the others being Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio). King says that Fiorina “shows a real grasp of the issues; she’s not into sound bites…she’s shown real knowledge and she’s effective at communicating.”
We’re not sure what planet King is living on, though admittedly, Fiorina has a knack for making herself seem credible and knowledgeable on issues of which she has absolutely no grasp whatsoever. Peter Roskam of Illinois was certainly deceived by the failed former CEO of Hewlett-Packard: “Her message, her clarity and the passion with which she was speaking really resonated with the group.”
Fiorina has apparently mastered many of the same oratorical skills that were used by a certain Austrian paper-hanger to win over the German people about 80 years ago. She managed to charm virtually every lawmaker in attendance – even those who have already endorsed other candidates. Many others are in the wings, waiting to see how the primary race shapes up (everybody loves a winner, after all). Arizona Republican Trent Franks has already publicly endorsed Mike Huckabee, but has stated that he would like to see Fiorina as Huckabee’s running mate. Franks said, “I was especially touched that she’s been so forthright and transparent about her commitment to protecting the innocent.”
A pity that Fiorina, like so many other right-wingers, doesn’t give a tinker’s damn about the innocent once they’ve left the womb. She is against a federal minimum wage, has stated that she would repeal the Affordable Care Act, and believes that paid maternity leave should be left up to employers. She doesn’t believe in government regulations over business and the economy, but is more than happy to regulate the behavior of people in the privacy of their bedrooms.
Come to think of it, Fiorina is the perfect candidate for the GOP. No wonder Republican lawmakers are so impressed – she’s as delusional and out of touch as they are.