Democrats think they have a lock on certain demographic voting blocs, and someone in that demo who doesn't parrot the Democrat party line gets attacked, viciously. There are a bunch: Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzales and Sarah Palin to name a few.
So it shouldn't be surprising that Carly Fiorina is the new target of an attempt to drag a conservative down. Media watchdog Howard Kurtz describes some of it in Carly’s caustic coverage: Why feminists are throwing her off the bus:
When Hillary Clinton first ran for president eight years ago, much of the coverage reflected the excitement surrounding a woman trying to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling.
Now that Carly Fiorina is getting traction in the Republican race, the media’s reaction is, shall we say, more muted.
The New York Times weighed in with a piece that essentially asked, how can many women support Fiorina when she is (gasp) a conservative? ...
And there you have it. If you’re a female politician who is not pro-choice on abortion, you are not just in the back of the bus—you are ejected from the bus, as that vehicle is defined by the left. You can’t claim to be for equal rights for women based on that one issue, as if there are no pro-life women out there. You have the Times reporting that “liberal women across the web are expressing conflicted feelings about her candidacy. At times, there is gratification at watching a woman forcefully take on Mr. Trump; at other times, horror at Mrs. Fiorina’s conservative policy positions, which these women see as anathema to the feminist cause.”
The knives are out. I'm betting Fiorina can handle it on her own, she needn't be too worried, because people who follow the news have come to expect this from the left.