April 8, 2015 12:00 pm -


California’s drought is straining cities, farmlands, shuttered seven ski resorts and has left only one-year of water reserves in its reservoirs. A new Stanford University study found a link between global warming and California’s historic drought. But never mind all that. Likely 2016 presidential contender Carly Fiorina called in to Glenn Beck’s radio show on Monday…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Carly Fiorina Blames Liberals For California Draught

  1. arc99 April 8th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    So liberals are responsible for record-low snowpack in California?

    Is there any Republican politician who is not a complete idiot?

    Are there any Republican voters intelligent enough to recognize that liberals do not control snowfall in California or anywhere else, or are all of you idiots too?

    We liberals are certainly an omnipotent bunch, controlling the weather. Incidentally, that was the plot of the Avengers movie based on the old British TV show with John Steed and Emma Peel.

    Not surprising that in order to pander to low information right wing voters, Fiorina presents a fictional movie plot.

    “As it stands, California can store only enough water in reservoirs to cover the state’s needs for about a year and a half.”

    Data released this week by NASA show that the state’s snowpack was about 6 percent of normal levels. That’s about 40 percent of last year’s peak, which was itself just 24 percent of normal levels.

    Drought Strengthens Its Hold on Much of West, Colorado Snowpack Declines

  2. William April 8th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    “Carly Fiorina called in to Glenn Beck’s radio show on Monday to blame liberal environmentalists for the water crisis in California”.
    ….and that’s as far as I need to read this one.

  3. oldfart April 8th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    what ?..gays aren’t good enough to be blame anymore ?…

  4. arc99 April 8th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    After sampling the comments on the original story at Mediate, it appears that the right wing talking point will be that California lacks the ability to store more than 18 months of water because the irresponsible liberals and environmental wackos blocked attempts at building more infrastructure for water storage.

    Aside from the fact that they present not a single word of evidence to support this contention, let us be realistic.

    For those facilities to be of any use in the current drought, they would have to have been built years ago when the state had no water use issues but did in fact have large budget deficits. So they are telling us that right wing Republicans in this state would have happily agreed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more in order to prepare for a problem that did not exist at the time.

    In the real world, not polluted by talk radio/FOX misinformation we all know that here in California, Republicans have been in engaged in a fight to the death to prevent the government from spending money on anything. To think they would have supported spending on water storage is ludicrous.

    Bottom line, they are criticizing Democratic leader ship for not implementing policy that none of them would have supported in the first place.

    Just another day in hypocritical, fact-free right wing America.

  5. ChrisVosburg April 8th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    As a young Anthropology student many decades (!) ago, I learned of the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific Islanders, who reasoned that the best way to bring back the US Air Force planes and the attendant luxury-laden cargoes of the wartime years was by building “airports” in the jungle, complete with crude “runways,” bamboo “towers,” with “controller” dummies with coconut “headphones” in ’em, etc. and wait for the cargoes to return.

    They never did, of course, a lesson apparently lost on Carly Fiorina. You can’t make it rain by building a reservoir.

  6. Guy Lauten April 8th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Seems losing the gig at HP and that last run for office pushed Carly over the edge, huh? She was always a bit testy and loony, but this shows that she has fully jumped the shark now. The woman hasn’t a prayer; what a huge waste of cash.

    • Candide Thirtythree April 8th, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Well a bunch of artists, that republicans hate so much btw, will have jobs at advertising agencies.

      • Guy Lauten April 8th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        a pittance goes to the artists. the real money goes to the smirking frat boy flacks and mouthpieces.

  7. viva_democracy April 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Did she get that from science?

  8. Mike April 8th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Other stuff caused by liberals…

    Spontaneous Combustion
    Restless Leg Syndrome
    Sudden Magnetic Pole Reversal
    Da Bears
    Jock Itch
    Terror Tuesdays
    One Dead Osama bin Laden
    The end of 2 wars that cost us $15 Trillion
    38 Million newly insured Americans
    And just maybe a deal instead of a war with Iran.

  9. Candide Thirtythree April 8th, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Obama has more power than god, he must have since the republicans blame him for every single thing that happens in the whole world.

    • allison1050 April 8th, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      And there ya go!:o)

  10. Candide Thirtythree April 8th, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    In the last 50 years California has only had one other democratic governor besides Jerry Brown and they recalled him! The democrats have never had a complete majority in the whole history of the state until Jan, 2013 that also happens to be about the time of the first balanced budget with a surplus in about 100 years.

    California is a huge red state with a few blue cities and the time to have done something about land and water conservation was 50 to 100 years ago.

  11. CHOCOL8MILK April 8th, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Okay, who told her that I can control the weather? My back yard used to get flooded, I thought that a drought would solve my problems. It’s not cool telling my secret guys.

  12. labman57 April 8th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Understanding the nuances of causal relationships appears to be beyond the intellectual capacity of Madam Demon Sheep.

  13. burqa April 8th, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Bill Swerski’s Superfans on SNL used to say Mike Ditka could control the weather with his mood….

  14. liberalMD April 9th, 2015 at 1:32 am

    She blames Jerry Brown for everything. There’s one thing you can be sure of: if the personality of the governor determined the weather, the last sunny day Californians would see would be the day before she was elected governor.

    • fahvel April 9th, 2015 at 3:39 am

      no, it was when reagan released the nut houses and created a permenant and tragic homeless community.

  15. bpollen April 9th, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Apropos of nothing, if you put an Amish type beard on her, she could be a young Abe Lincoln.

  16. fahvel April 9th, 2015 at 3:38 am

    if I were a drop of rain I would not fall any where within 5 thousand miles of this ignorant raving thing – how the hell to empty sacks of crap become public figures like this creature?

  17. Roctuna April 9th, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Every river in California could be dammed and the reservoirs still wouldn’t have any water in them if there’s no rain or snow melt. She has typical republican science-denial syndrome.