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Carly Fiorina Calls Hillary Clinton 'Demonstrably Bad For Women' At GOP Debate


Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina bent the truth (again) during Wednesday's third Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado.

After a question about the gender pay gap, Fiorina deemed herself a candidate who would "lift everyone up, men and women" and called out the only other female contender in the race.

"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 demonstrably bad for women," she said, to applause. She went on to claim that "92 percent of the jobs lost during Obama's first term belonged to women."

Ignoring, for the moment, Fiorina's hyperbole, there's the *minor* issue that this stat isn't totally true.


Pulitzer-prize winning watchdog site PolitiFact gives the stat, which was also trotted out in 2012 by the Romney campaign, a "mostly false" rating. Wharton professor Betsey Stevenson told the site, "I don’t think you could point to a single piece of evidence that the pattern of job loss: men first then women, is due to the president’s policies. It’s a historical pattern that has held in previous recessions."

This isn't the first time the staunchly anti-abortion Fiorina has misrepresented the truth (remember those Planned Parenthood videos she brought up during an earlier GOP debate? Yeah, they were discredited).

As for Clinton? The former Secretary of State has long advocated for equal pay and called for paid parental leave in her campaign. Also: