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posted by cmn32480 on Monday April 06 2015, @10:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds dept.

David Knowles reports at Bloomberg that former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina called out Apple CEO Tim Cook as a hypocrite for criticizing Indiana and Arkansas over their Religious Freedom Restoration Acts while at the same time doing business in countries where gay rights are non-existent. “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. “But I don’t hear him being upset about that.”

In similar criticism of Hillary Clinton on the Fox News program Hannity, Fiorina argued that Clinton's advocacy on behalf of women was tarnished by donations made to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments where women's rights are not on par with those in America. ""I must say as a woman, I find it offensive that Hillary Clinton travels the Silicon Valley, a place where I worked for a long time, and lectures Silicon Valley companies on women's rights in technology, and yet sees nothing wrong with taking money from the Algerian government, which really denies women the most basic human rights. This is called, Sean, hypocrisy." While Hillary Clinton hasn't directly addressed Fiorina's criticisms, her husband has. “You’ve got to decide, when you do this work, whether it will do more good than harm if someone helps you from another country,” former president Bill Clinton said in March. “And I believe we have done a lot more good than harm. And I believe this is a good thing.”

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by bradley13 on Monday April 06 2015, @01:37PM

    by bradley13 (3053) on Monday April 06 2015, @01:37PM (#166964) Homepage Journal

    Every donation to a candidate comes with strings attached, or at least serious expectations. So...if Algeria donates to Hillary's campaign, just exactly what are they expecting her to do for them?

    Really, one should ask that question of every big donation. But foreign countries are especially interesting, because a President is in a unique position to steer all sorts of "aid" (read: pocket-lining for the political elite) in their direction.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @03:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @03:43PM (#167013)

    Fiorinia would have a hell of lot more traction if she made those donations front and center of her criticism of hillary. Instead it seems be 4th or 5th down the list. Even that linked transcript has her doing the benghazi dance.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @10:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @10:15PM (#167211)

    Every donation to a candidate comes with strings attached, or at least serious expectations.

    No. Not only is that a wildly fallacious argument, it would be impractical if it were true. Lets say you take $100 from the opposition and $100 from the other side. Do they cancel out? The answer is you cannot apply math to an illogical and absurd idea.

    Passively accepting money from someone means nothing except that you have that much more money.