Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren’s bizarre anti-tech billboard
Posted on 05/30/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the earlier 2020 candidates to propose breaking up the largest tech companies and potentially having the government regulate them like utilities. It’s a mantra she’s repeated on the campaign trail on a regular basis. But now she’s doubling down on the message with a campaign tactic that may not make the most sense. Her team has put up a massive billboard on the subject, which isn’t all that unusual for a political campaign. It’s the location that makes it peculiar. She put it up right in Silicon Valley near many of the Big Tech companies she’s looking to fracture. (The Verge)
On Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) put up a billboard in the heart of Silicon Valley pressing for big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google to be broken up.
The billboard is located at 4th and Townsend, right next to the citys primary Caltrain stop, where a substantial chunk of South Bay technology workers arrive each morning. Its not exactly prime placement considering its neither facing the Caltrain station nor along the most trafficd sidewalks for employees commuting back to the South Bay but the billboard is just blocks from the headquarters for Lyft and Dropbox, among other startups. Alongside the call for antitrust action, the billboard includes a short-code number for passersby to subscribe to updates from the Warren campaign, a common fundraising tactic.
Breaking up and/or regulating the Big Tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook isn’t a particularly unique idea among Democrats, so it’s not all that crazy of a point for Warren to be campaigning and fundraising on during the primary. But when she wades directly into enemy territory and buys a huge billboard ad, doesn’t her team worry about potential backlash?
Thinks of it this way. A huge number of people passing through that train station probably work for one of those companies or they have friends or family members who do. If you use your power as president to break up those companies, there are going to be people who lose their jobs. She’s going to need all of the Democrats in that region to be voting for her in the primary (and theoretically in the general election if she wins the nomination). Also, Silicon Valley is a lucrative fundraising region. Is this smart?
Warren includes a number to send a text message to so people can “join her campaign.” But she may as well have changed the billboard message to, “Vote for Warren and enjoy exciting new adventures on the unemployment line!” I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those text messages she receives will include some four letter words that aren’t “vote.
Wow...shes a fund-raising genius!
The real question is, did they spell her name correctly?
Jeez. Fauxcohontas vs the totalitarian criminals of Google, Facebook, Twitter et al.
I hope they both lose. But of the two Big Fascist Tech is a far worse danger long term.
Her team has put up a massive billboard... in the heart of Silicon Valley pressing for big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google to be broken up... she may as well have changed the billboard message to, Vote for Warren and enjoy exciting new adventures on the unemployment line!
she may as well have changed the billboard message to, Vote for Warren and enjoy exciting new adventures on the unemployment line!
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Worked for BO & HRC.....strode right into the middle of coal country and anoounce they were going to put them out of business or close to something like that.
Becomes a real problem when only 55 percent of the people show up to vote and half of them are nutty idealists.
When you figure a CLOWN in New York City wins with ONLY 16000(+-) we are in some deep kimchi AND she became the darling of the party even instrumental in blocking the rebuilding of Queens...’they’ may be mad at her now but the dummies will send her back to DC....
I still contend she is a PDJT plant.....
Posed as an indian to get into schools, jobs and public office...total fraud
I doubt she'll serve more than two terms; she could be primaried, but what would be the fun of that for us? During her second term she's not going to enjoy the kind of attention she gets now, and will find her "influence" over her party has been greatly overstated.
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