Carly Fiorina’s Campaign is All But Over After Disastrous CNN Interview (Video)

fiorina-cnnWhen we look back upon the 2016 race and GOP candidate Carly Fiorina’s campaign, she will have defined the term “15 minutes of fame.” For maybe a week (if that) Fiorina was a superstar within the Republican party following a very strong performance at the second GOP presidential debate. That was until her bold comments concerning a Planned Parenthood video she claimed to have watched were completely debunked as nothing but pure fiction.


But not all hope was lost. Fiorina is a well-polished, confident speaker who actually performed well in her first two debates. So, surely she was going to regain her momentum following the third debate, correct?

Yeah, not so much.

In my opinion, her most embarrassing moment came when she tried bragging about former HP board member Tom Perkins saying he regretted her dismissal as CEO from the tech company – only to be confronted with the fact that Perkins has said some really ridiculous comments in the past. He’s even gone so far as to say he believes that the amount of money someone pays into taxes should be how many votes they get during an election. In other words, the rich get the most votes while the poor get none.

Fiorina did have one solid “political” moment when she tried to paint herself as a champion for women’s rights by bashing Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration for supposedly being bad for women.

The problem is, for the second debate in a row, her “big moment” was completely untrue.

During the debate she said:

It is the height of hypocrisy for Mrs. Clinton to talk about being the first woman president, when every single policy she espouses and every single policy of President Obama has been demonstratively bad for women. Ninety-two percent of the jobs lost during Barack Obama’s first term belonged to women.

As Politifact pointed out:

Fiorina said 92 percent of the jobs lost during Obama’s first term belonged to women. By January 2013, the jobs numbers don’t back it up at all. The number of women with jobs increased by 416,000 during Obama’s first term.

Well, during an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, her lies about female job creation and Planned Parenthood were called out and Fiorina reacted exactly how you’d expect her to – by doubling down on those lies.

After Camerota pointed out that her claim was based on an extremely misleading stat from Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, Fiorina became defiant, continuing to insist that both Clinton and Obama support policies that make it more difficult for women to find work. The fact that her lie had just been soundly destroyed didn’t faze her one bit. Then again, she’s never seemed like someone who cares too much about the truth.

In true Republican fashion, she claimed the “liberal media” is distorting the facts when they claim she’s lying. It’s becoming comical how conservatives try to support their lies by almost constantly claiming that it’s all some giant conspiracy by the “liberal media.”

Then Camerota brought up the Planned Parenthood videos, asking Fiorina if she wanted to continue to stand by her previously debunked claim about watching a video that doesn’t exist. Naturally, Fiorina didn’t backdown from her claim, continuing to insist that “it’s clear” that Planned Parenthood is harvesting body parts for profit.


This was followed by a testy back and forth exchange where Fiorina questioned Camerota’s line of questioning with the CNN host hitting back by suggesting that her credibility, and dip in the polls after her Planned Parenthood lies were debunked, are important issues to be discussed.

The truth is, Fiorina’s campaign is essentially done. After seeing her momentum almost completely evaporate in a matter of just a couple of weeks following the second debate, she’s failed miserably at being anything more than someone who speaks well during a debate, then crumbles whenever she’s pressed on her rhetoric by the media. It’s clear in these moments where she’s called out that she has no idea how to respond other than to insist that she’s not lying and bash the media for daring to question her frequent fabrications.

That’s typically the way someone who is lying responds when they know they’ve been busted. Anytime she’s pushed, she just comes off smug, hostile, arrogant and combative, which is probably why her numbers tanked so quickly after her Planned Parenthood lies were exposed.

Watch the interview below via CNN:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • hduff

    Say bye bye Carly. Doubling down on a lie doesn’t make it fact.

    • OMGface

      As if only one were involved! Not much she didn’t lie about, and with conviction. Her whole life and career as she prtrays them are lies. She is also not in touch with any apolitical empathy within….and so, is a walking indenciary device. Good riddance.

      • Dennis

        No one lies more than Ms. Hillie Rodham. That is fact.

        She is a congenital liar.

      • OMGface

        Another silly putty malleable.

      • Dennis

        Untrustworthy. Dishonest. A liar. Old. White. Above the law. Irresponsible. Grossly negligent. Incompetent. No accomplishments. Cackles. Cankles. Warmonger. Corporatist. Creeped out by gays. Corrupt. Wife of a rapist she ran cover for.

      • OMGface

        How proud are you that your truly are perfect fodder for Machiavellian manipulators? You could be the poster person for their TARGET demographic! Including you can’t hook up to save yrself, tho that’s moot given how repressed you are. Talk about mired in toxic misery.

        Good luck with that amalgam….I wouldn’t wish it on any living being.

      • Dennis

        You’re the one with no choice given to you by the Democratic Party. They tell you who to vote for, and you do it, mindless drone that you are.

      • Black Irish

        I vote democrat… and I don’t remember ever being told who to vote for… maybe you’re just a lying sack of shit?

      • Dennis

        You have no choice this time. DWS and the DNC is making sure of that.

      • Black Irish

        you really don’t know much about politics do you?

      • Dennis

        You’re expected to bow at the Democratic Altar. The Dem debates and primaries were rigged from the very beginning, set in stone 7 years ago. There’s no democratic process for you. None. You can’t even complain. Other progs here would mock you for stepping out of line.

      • Black Irish

        you have got to be kidding
        (oh, and nice try with the “progs” bullshit… I see you got the script)

      • Dennis

        Uhh, the blog is named for the Prog cult.

      • Black Irish

        you’ve become a colossal bore… bye bye now troll

      • Dennis

        You came to me.

      • noah vail

        that makes you no less a troll…

      • dave

        The funny thing is that the Republicans have many candidates this year, but no GOOD candidates. You may have lots of choices, but they all suck. Those who vote Democrat have less choices currently, but they are all good choices. Granted, Clinton is not the best, but she is a far sight better than any of her Republican challengers.

      • Dennis

        She’s being investigated by the FBI. Bernie is a socialist. You have no good choices.

      • dave

        The FBI is only investigating to make sure that the mail server met government standards. Nothing horrible there. And Bernie has stated that he is a Socialist Democrat. Bernie is a GREAT choice. Now, if you are being a knee-jerk conservative about socialism, I would say that you lack knowledge about all the popular socialistic programs we already have in the US.

      • Dennis

        Hillary is in all kinds of legal jeopardy. Bernie would have no chance in the general. You know both of those things.

      • dave

        No, Hillary is NOT in all kinds of legal jeopardy. Republicans are trying to make it look like she is, but she is not (not that I care). Bernie has a better chance in the general election than any of the Republican candidates. None of the Republican candidates is ‘ready for prime time’.

      • Danielle

        The reason the dem nominee seems to have been “set in stone” for so long, is because they actually have a strong candidate(s). Rebublicans have no consensus leader, hence the clown car.

      • Jim Valley

        What idiotic nonsense.

      • Peter Mrozik

        Isn’t your caregiver looking for you?

      • Danielle

        I feel like I SHOULD say “that’s just not right” but I can’t. I’m too busy laughing. 🙂

      • Jim Valley

        You need help.

      • runner_runner

        When you have to name call (“cackles”, “cankles”) you have as much credibility as Carly…none.

      • Dennis

        This blog finds the worst pictures of every Republucan candidate it can find. Carly has been called several names, without so much as a peep by you.

        Go ahead runner, tell them they have no credibility.

      • runner_runner

        The only person proven to be dishonest is Carly.

      • Dennis

        Hillary has been proven to be dishonest many times. This blog is afraid to acknowledge it.

      • runner_runner

        You just made me laugh.

      • noah vail

        please sir, back on your meds, quickly

      • Black Irish

        look, a squirrel!

      • Dennis

        Ms. Hillie is more of a weasel than a squirrel.

      • Black Irish

        did you ever try to get out of a ticket by telling the cop someone else was speeding? you sound like a 5 year old

      • Dennis

        That’s what progs do when they excuse Ms. Hillie’s lies about Benghazi on Iraq, a war she voted for. Or her rogue server on Colin Powell, a situation nothing at all like hers. They go all ‘Look, over there!’ Ok for them to do.

      • Michael Thomas Koralewski

        Congenital huh….??? Geez…a real scholar…

      • Dennis

        Yes, congenital.

      • Jim Valley

        Silly fool.

      • Duckbudder

        Care to back that shit up Denny?

    • Jim Valley

      She seems to lie with every word she says.

      • Dennis

        She’s been doing that since her days in Arkansas. It comes natural to her. Every statement in her March press conference addressing her rogue server was a flat-out lie, and she’s been lying ever since.

      • Jim Valley

        Fiorina is a liar, Carson is crazy, and Trump is a huge, bombastic loser. The rational mind strains to understand why these have been the three favorites of republican voters as candidates to be president of our country. Are they nuts?

        PS. Fiorina is also hideous and scares small children with her grotesque face.

      • Dennis

        Hillary in her Muumuu is what scares little kids, Jiminy.

        That wasn’t taken at Halloween, either.

      • Jim Valley

        What idiotic nonsense. Both Fiorina and Trump are ugly as sin in EVERY picture.

      • Dennis

        Only proving what a superficial, mindless drone you are, Jim.

        You epitomize the typical Dem voter today. The DNC knows that.

      • Jim Valley

        All you do is call people names, like a child.

      • Dennis

        You did first. Then you whine.

        Very typical prog behavior.

      • Jim Valley

        Fool.

      • Dennis

        Supplicant drone.

      • Jim Valley

        Jerk.

      • Dennis

        WATB.

  • fedele

    Even though what she says is false, I have to admit she’s got more balls then the men standing on that stage with her. She speaks those lies with such conviction I ALMOST questioned what I know to be true! Good show! I wouldn’t waste my time or money any longer, if I were her. I think we’ve all got YOUR number. ..

    • OMGface

      Sorry, what you applaud is not balls at all; balls are all about character—and character truly is destiny— and the courage required manifest it. This is a frighteningly self deluded, rabidly ambitious human who lies with impunity and conviction, who, incredibly, despite her assets did not have the differential judgement locate a half way decent surgeon for her facelift, and so, ended up looking embalmed. I guess she chose someone at Compaq.

      • fedele

        I really wasn’t applauding anything.

      • OMGface

        I will bet everyone who read that offering would disagree.

    • Black Irish

      that was a weird post

      • Gregory Mead

        It was very, VERY sarcastic. Fedele, _I_ think it was a great post!

      • Black Irish

        I guess

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  • Eg Kbbs

    I get the point that she was caught in a lie so extreme that it was immediately, plainly false to anyone who tried to picture 92% of females loosing their jobs (don’t even have to get to the idiocy that Obama caused this – which didn’t happen).

    However, do you really want to argue that spreading falsehoods in interviews would disqualify a repub candidate ? Or that blaming Obama for something that never happened would disqualify them ?

  • Jim Valley

    This woman’s face gets stranger and more grotesquely ugly with each new picture I see of her. On top of her amazing ugliness, she is clearly a pathological liar. Yeah, republicans, she’s a GREAT candidate.

  • Dennis

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/30/sid-blumenthal-emailed-hillary-about-setting-up-secret-channels-between-insurgents-and-governments/“>Sid Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    “Just a friend.”

    Congenital liar.

  • Jim Valley

    What a hideous woman! Yikes. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard, and she lies constantly, even after being proven wrong. She is a failed CEO with ZERO government experience.

    In other words, she is the PERFECT republican candidate.

    • noah vail

      she seems like she would be a perfect “partner” for ann (ugly as a gorillas butt) coulter…two peas from the same pod…

      • Jim Valley

        I think the ugliness of the hearts and minds of conservatives often shows up in their faces and makes them ugly there too.

      • noah vail

        i think you are absolutely correct…