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Carly Fiorina Says Americans Should Accept SCOTUS Ruling on Marriage, Won't Oppose It: VIDEO

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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina was asked about the upcoming SCOTUS marriage ruling in an interview over the weekend with the political blog Caffeinated Thoughts.

Separating herself from some of her rivals like Scott Walker, Fiorina said she does not support a federal marriage amendment.

Said Fiorina:

“I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it."

Then she swiveled to the hot conservative topic of "religious liberty".

"I very much hope that we would come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and at the same time support people to have, to hold religious views and to protect their right to exercise those views.I think this is a nation that should be able to accept that government shouldn’t discriminate on how it provides benefits and that people have a right to their religious views and those views need to be protected.  We need to protect religious liberty in this country."

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On the topic of whether she agrees or disagrees with SCOTUS ruling on the issue, it's the former. Fiorina said in February that "the worst thing the Supreme Court can do" is rule on marriage.

(h/t right wing watch)

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Jon Stewart Considers Mike Huckabee's Presidential Chances: VIDEO

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Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart looked at the ever-expanding field of Republican contenders for President. As Stewart pointed out, this is the part of the election process that is most similar to Big Brother: we weed out the crazies who have no shot of winning. Enter: Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and everyone's favorite theocratic demagogue, Mike Huckabee. Stewart was sure to point out that Huckabee's announcement yesterday that he would seek residency at 1600 Pennsylvania of course included him opining the erosion of "natural marriage" and the worshipping of "the false god of judicial supremacy." Stewart commented, "Ah yes the false god of Judicial Supremacy, or as your founding father dinner-mates once called it, the constitutional rule of law."

Watch as Stewart digs into (and eviscerates) the pack of GOP hopefuls, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Carly Fiorina Officially Enters 2016 GOP Presidential Race: VIDEO

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Carly Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced on Good Morning America today that she will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president, USA Today reports:

Fiorina's business record is also a likely target for opponents, given her forced removal from the top job at Hewlett-Packard in 2005. She also lacks political experience and lost her only previous race for public office, a 2010 bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

The latest Republican candidate plans to start her official campaign with an online town hall Monday via the app Periscope. Fiorina also plans a tour of early caucus and primary states over the next several days, including stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Fiorina joins Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, who have all formally declared their campaigns. Ben Carson is expected to announce his campaign plans earlier today while Mike Huckabee is expected do so on Tuesday. 

In February, Fiorina said that "the worst thing the Supreme Court can do right now" is legalize marriage equality nationwide. 

Watch Fiorina's announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Is Apple CEO Tim Cook A 'Hypocrite' for Calling Out 'Religious Freedom' Bills But Not Anti-gay Countries? - VIDEO

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Many on the right certainly think so.  

Incensed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence bowing under corporate pressure from Cook and other business leaders by signing a "fix" to his state's discriminatory "religious freedom" law, a number of right-wingers pounced on what they saw as an example of left-wing hypocrisy. 

In a CitizenLink video, Focus on the Family's Stuart Shepard called out Cook for recently boasting about Apple's "fantastic new home in China" but this week slamming "religious freedom" bills as "dangerous" in a WaPo op-ed

Said Shepard:

"Mr. Cook, if China is 'fantastic' could you at least bring Indiana up to 'okay'?"

FiorinaFormer Hewlett-Packard CEO and likely GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, told The Wall Street Journal that there was "nothing objectionable" with Indiana's original "religious freedom" law and that Cook and other CEOs had engaged in "a level of hypocrisy here that really is unfortunate."

“When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he’s in, including China and Saudi Arabia,” Fiorina said Thursday. “But I don’t hear him being upset about that.”

Bernard McGuirk, an executive producer of Don Imus' radio show and frequent O'Reilly Factor guest, took things a step further by branding Cook a "bigot hypocrite" on Fox Business Network this week: 

“You have this hypocrite, this bigot hypocrite, Tim Cook, who is running his mouth about the whole thing. He sells products to Iran. He sells products to Saudi Arabia where they execute people if they’re gay...he won’t allow these religious people to exercise their freedom...he doesn't allow this Orthodox Jewish guy to refuse service that's the whole point of the law is to allow him to exempt himself from certain situations."

Calmer heads, such as The Washington Post's opinion writer Jonathan Capehart, dispute the validity of these criticisms and claim Cook is merely navigating the waters of today's corporate landscape. 

Watch Capehart's op-ed video "Stop Accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook for Gay-Rights 'Hypocrisy'"AFTER THE JUMP...

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Eyeing 2016 Bid, Doesn't Want SCOTUS Deciding the Gay Marriage Issue

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says it's "looking more likely" she'll join the crowded Republican presidential primary field this year, CNN reports:

FiorinaIn an interview on Boston Herald Radio, Fiorina said her primary concern right now is introducing herself to voters, and raising enough money to compete.

"Of course people don't know me and they need to get to know me," Fiorina said. "Do we need to raise money? Yes. Do we need to raise as much money as Jeb Bush? No."

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's team has telegraphed plans to raise $100 million in the first quarter of the year, an eye-popping sum intended to discourage some of his potential GOP opponents from the race. Fiorina said, however, she believes there are other ways to compete.

"Money is important, but money is not everything, and I actually think good, old-fashioned, on-the-ground, reach-out politics counts for a lot," she said.

Fiorina has never held public office but challenged Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer for her Senate seat back in 2010. She supported Proposition 8 in California back in 2008 and has maintained a Chris Christie-like position on gay marriage, saying she would rather the issue be decided by voters than by the judicial system.

In an interview out today with The Christian Post, Fiorina reiterated this position, saying:

This is an important conversation that is going on in homes, churches, and communities across the country. I think that the worst thing the Supreme Court can do right now is shortcut this conversation.


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