Elitism, thy name is Meg Whitman.

Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard, announced this week that she’s voting for Hillary Clinton. It’s significant because Whitman is a Republican. She is a big GOP fundraiser.

You may recall that Meg Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010. (It’s worth noting, as Ms. Whitman dispenses political advice to you and me and Donald Trump, that she didn’t just lose to Jerry Brown. She got crushed.)

Said Ms. Whitman in a statement,

Trump’s unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more.”

She concluded by saying,

In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.”

Meg (may I call you Meg?), as Ted Cruz said, vote your conscience. But forgive me if I point out that people like you are the very reason there even is a Donald Trump.

Forbes estimates your net worth at $2 billion. As I have pointed out in this space before, when you’re that rich, it makes little difference who the president is.

No matter how bad the policies he – or let’s just say it, she – pursues, you’ll be fine. No matter how crushing the regulatory burden on small business, it will have little effect on you personally. Whatever the regulatory burden on Hewlett Packard – ranked 20th on the Fortune 500 list – your executive team will deal with it

No matter how much longer middle class wages remain stagnant, your comfortable retirement will remain absolutely secure.

No matter how chaotic the streets of America’s cities become, you’ll be safely ensconced behind gated walls in a multi-million dollar mansion.

Meg, I know that Donald Trump is a deeply flawed candidate. He was not my first choice for the nomination. (He wasn’t my second choice either.) But flawed as he is, for those of us not worth $2 billion, Hillary Clinton is far worse.

Four more years of Obama-style policy will seal the doom of millions of middle class retirements. Millions more young people will never have access to the kind of opportunities their parents had.

The opportunity to avoid having the current cohort of recent college grads become the first ever to not do as well as their parents will be forever lost.

Hillary Clinton will make permanent the leftward lurch that has put the United States on a course to become like Europe – permanently stagnant and lacking aspiration.

Oh, and lest we forget: Mrs. Clinton will appoint as many as four Supreme Court justices and many, many more federal judges. Activist federal courts will become the norm, doing irreparable harm to the republic

Ms. Whitman, you can afford Hillary Clinton. But there are millions of us who can’t. Your pronouncement is the very essence of the kind of elitism that spawned Donald Trump in the first place.

Vote however you want but for the sake of millions of middle class voters, please keep it to yourself.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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10 Responses

  1. Chuck Goldsmith says:

    Trump has issued his list of prospective supreme court nominees, and the response was positive from conservative quarters all around. I understand people having serious reservations about him, as we all do, but given the crises we are already facing with government as is, a Hillary presidency is unthinkable.

  2. C M Solomon says:

    This Whitman woman is wonderful proof that the self-absorbed, ego-maniac (we are smart – you are stupid), who would willingly crown the Hillary from hell as the new dictator of the late USA and wipe out personal and national sovereignty are, in fact, the vile, despicable ELITISTS that you have exposed. They suffer a complete absence of common sense and good judgment in order to support crony (fascist) capitalism that is destroying the free enterprise system that built this great country. They deserve our total and complete identification as saboteurs of the Constitution and our unalienable rights at every turn.

    These elitists are not freedom loving Americans. They will sell their soul to the highest BIG GOVERNMENT bidder and supporter of no national borders at the expense of the American culture and heritage. If the truth be known, they would willingly suspend the Constitution and let Mr. (I hate America) Obama be Marxist-President for life – – – let the country be damned! The Obama-Clinton Cartel have been bought and paid-for by the billionaire ELITE that you have exposed both in this country and internationally, particularly the radical dictatorships that enjoy their friendship. I would love to see a list of the billionaires both here around the world that has endorsed this despicable woman called Hillary.

  3. Richard Anderson says:

    Very tragic and sad that Meg Whitman, has chosen to “politically stab” the republican nominee Donald Trump in the back. Mr. Trump is perhaps above all else, an entrepreneur with an eye for the potential of millions of Americans who are seeking more economic opportunity and jobs and who desire to strike out on their own to start a small business they have been dreaming about. He knows the key to a prosperous America is getting over zealous government regulation “out” of business as it is doing tremendous economic harm to our country. Hillary Clinton on the contrary, wants “more” of everything that’s dragging America down.

  4. L Miles says:

    It is quite accurate to call Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton “POVERTY PIMPS” because of their activism to increase multi-generational dependency of the poor on government welfare in order to swell the welfare rolls (and their constituency), and as a bonus, grow the Democrat Party (Obama-Clinton) voter base in perpetuity.

    At what point do we call Meg Whitman (Hewlett Packard) and her buddies in big technology companies (including Disney), “VISA PIMPS,” that are activists to increase the H-1B Visa (Green Card) employment of foreigners in order not to hire and fire American STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] graduates and long term employees, respectively. This is done in the name of cheap labor and, therefore, results in importation of third world cultures that have little affinity for the basic American civil society and Constitutional values that formed our Republic. These foreigners are ripe for acceptance of the demagoguery of the Marxist Democrat lies that distort our history in favor of dictatorial control of our lives from the servile Washington bureaucracy.

  5. L Miles says:

    In case it wasn’t clear in my previous comment, the (unstated) result of the huge onslaught of H-1B Visas in technology is the loss of demand for American citizens to seek higher education in high technology due to lack of opportunity and loss of traditional high pay and satisfying careers in that field. I have seen this evolve for the last 15 years under the false premise that there is a shortage of Americans with expertise in this field, therefore demanding the false need for greater H-1B Visa imports.

    It is also well known that this H-1B Green Card Visa program is a back door gate-way for acceleration of citizenship into this country including chain migration without the assimilation we expect of immigrants that abide by normal immigration policy. It is no wonder that Democrats and willing advocates like the RINO Meg Whitman support import of cheap labor in technology to expand the globalist (and border-less) philosophy in direct conflict with US sovereignty and Constitutional values.

  6. C M Solomon says:

    Paul, I have a small issue with your statement: “Vote however you want but for the sake of millions of middle class voters, please keep it to yourself.”

    I used to have this opinion also; however, I really wish that these RINOs would come out of the closet and expose their real motivations and beliefs as Progressives that hate the Constitution and the Liberties that it grants to the citizenry and its accompanying protection from unrelenting, highly dictatorial government. By pretending to be Republicans, they dilute the Conservative Republican message (that is on life support) that could still influence the “low-information” voter. It is difficult enough to maintain enthusiasm for the Republican Party when they tolerate a mixed message of Conservative values while campaigning, and then act in the reverse, when in office.

    This duplicity is killing the Conservative message that only has a home in the Republican Party. Meg has to be either dumb as a rock and/or a Marxist fellow-traveler to shout her support of Hillary, an avowed follower of Saul Alinsky. It is time for Conservatives to unearth these cancerous Marxists/Fascists that have wrapped their true beliefs in a “capitalist veneer” in order to fool the public at large.

  7. Boss E. Bear says:

    There is some faint intangible feeling of oneness with the people you work with at a company where you believe the CEO is of the same political persuasion as you.

    Meg’s inability to see that voting for a criminal (in acts although not prosecuted) means she has lost her moral compass and it is time to polish up the resume.

  8. Stan Drake says:

    In my opinion, the “never Trump” crowd is worse than the socialist/communist/liberal/democrat gimme crowd. Trump was not my first, second, or even third choice for nomination, however now he is my only choice for America. If you put the country third on your priority list (first being God, second being family), he should be your only choice as well. If you can’t see what Hillary stands for by now, AND what Obama has done to this country in the last 7 years, then I must question whether you should be given a choice at all.

  9. Linda E Montrose says:

    People have forgotten that it was under a clinton presidency that jobs started going overseas enmass!!!
    People have forgotten that it was under a clinton presidency that the one trying to step back into the Whitehouse is the very one who wanted an obamacare…in HER name of course and it was REJECTED! People have forgotten a lot of things about the clintons…the scandels that keep adding up! Her inability to tell the truth should be a HUGE RED FLAG for everyone!!! If you like the direction the country has been taken by the illegal in OUR HOUSE, then by all means vote for hillary! If you do not like the way it has been taken, the DO something about it and vote for Trump,who actually really LOVES this country and wants it to be great again!

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