Despite Hollywood Assist, Barbara Boxer Predicted to Fall
September 7, 2010
By James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
contributor to Newsmax.com
After being in office for 28 years, Barbara Boxer’s world is likely going to get rocked, despite a Hollywood producer railing against her opponent, Carly Fiorina.
Prognosticators are predicting that California’s current senator may be unseated in the upcoming November elections by the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina.
While folks are focused on the No. 1 issue, that being the economy, the nearly bankrupt Golden State stands as a poster child for the ugly consequences of unchecked Democratic spending.
The Boxer campaign is attempting to take a bite out of Fiorina’s popularity by claiming that she laid off workers during her tenure at HP. Instead the attacks are serving to underscore the fact that Fiorina has not been a professional politician and has genuine experience in the business world.
Another approach, which incidentally has been given an assist by Hollywood producer Robert Greenwald, has been to characterize Fiorina’s social views as out of the mainstream.
The GOP candidate is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and pro-Second Amendment.
Interestingly, the attacks aren’t working. That’s because voters mainly want to hear about the specific plans candidates have to fix the ailing economy.
In a recent debate between candidates Fiorina and Boxer, Fiorina pointed out that Boxer advocated an end to the Bush tax cuts.
Fiorina also reminded voters that if Boxer’s policies were implemented, families in California would be stuck with an additional $1,600 in extra taxes.
After 28 years of looking down her nose at opponents, constituents and the military, and after using underhanded campaign tactics round after election round, you’d think Boxer would be able to come up with something a little more original.
As bad as things are for Boxer, they will only get worse when Fiorina wields her secret weapon.
California politicians generally look at the left coast as Democrat territory, San Diego and Orange Counties being the routine exceptions.
Inland areas, on the other hand, tend to produce GOP voters.
The swing geographic location in the voting pattern of the Golden State is the Central Valley, an area mostly dominated by agriculture.
Farmers in the Central Valley are still smoldering with anger, and rightly so. They suffered terribly when water was denied to them a while back by court order.
The denial was the result of the Endangered Species Act, ostensibly to save an endangered fish called the delta smelt.
Hollywood actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez actually bailed on the Democratic Party because of its lack of interest and abysmal failure in helping drought-stricken farmers such as himself.
In their recent campaign debate, Fiorina pointed out that Boxer is the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Boxer, however, had refused to help the farmers get the water they desperately needed even though she had the power to do so.
Her record shows that she even voted against a bill that would have provided the much-needed water. It is assumed that the senator’s inaction was the result of her comfy relationship with the green lobby.
At a time when the economy is at the forefront of voters’ minds and Dems are struggling to hold seats in formerly safe districts, Boxer may find that her refusal to help constituents get the H2O they needed lands her in a dunk tank.