This year’s political cycle has been a mess. It’s definitely not politics as usual. Well, maybe it has. Maybe we just haven’t seen what goes on behind the scenes. Sixteen well known, high profile, career politicians lost to Donald Trump in the Republican primaries. The Democrats get caught conspiring against their own candidates to rig their primaries to get Hillary Clinton elected. The day before the DNC Convention the head of Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee stepped down over the scandal. It’s a scandal that also included racist, sexist and anti-Semitic messages throughout the DNC. Within a few hours after the Chairperson stepped down the Clinton campaign hired her to lead her campaign.
That leads us to Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard. For as long as we know she has been a loyal Republican. This election she recently announced that she’s endorsing Clinton. She will campaign for her and donate to her campaign. She said she can’t support Trump because he “has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump’s demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character.”
Whitman absolutely has the right to her opinion and the right to vote for whomever she wants. However, when she crosses the line to use her money and power to influence voters she opens herself to scrutiny and others opinions about her. It seems hypocritical for her to make comments she did about Trump when she turns to a party that just got busted for doing everything she accuses Trump of doing. Not only that, but over looks all the character of Clinton and the current Administration. Clinton has lied more times than any politician we can think of. Of course some will dispute this. No reasonable person can deny it. Look at what she says to the public about her emails and watch what Comey testified to Congress. That’s just one scandal that her and the Administration have been involved in. Let’s not forget her husband Bill was impeached for lying to Congress about a sexual encounter he had with an intern while he was the President.
What Whitman doesn’t care about is the tens of millions of Trump supporters. She’s just slapped them in the face and basically says they are supporting this person and she is questioning their choices. It’s time for the middle class to wake up and stop people like this from influencing elections which in turns means they are influencing our government. Just like Clinton opponent Bernie Sanders has said as well as Trump, government is corrupt and rigged Whitman has admitted Clinton contacted her months before this decision to get her support. Are you telling me Whitman will not get some sort of perk for doing this.
All of you that are tired of the super-rich can do something about it. Boycott them! Not only that, make it impact them and their supporters. Whitman is the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Ironic because in her scathing message she also attacked Trump for not manufacturing his products in the US. Where do you think HP products are made? Where do you think their customer service team is located? But she has the nerve to judge Trump.
The middle class works hard and has plenty to do. We know you don’t have time to fly around the country protesting like people you see on TV unless you’re the Rev. Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton or the citizens bussed into protests by unions or thugs using it as an opportunity to commit crimes.
Use technology. Hewlett-Packard has a Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts. It’s easy to express your opinion on those accounts and anywhere else you think it might help your cause. For example, when boycotting a media company contact their advertisers. No advertisers like to be associated with a company being boycotted by the public. Not only can you voice your opinion to Hewlett-Packard we suggest you let the Board Members know you’re not happy with what Whitman did and is saying.
• Dan Ammann, President, General Motors
• Marc Andreessen, Co-founder, AH Capital Management, LLC
• Michael J. Angelakis, Senior Advisor to the Executive Management Committee, Comcast Corporation; former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Corporation
• Leslie A. Brun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC
• Pamela Carter, former President, Cummins Distribution
• Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa Inc.
• Raymond J. Lane, Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
• Ann M. Livermore, former Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Business
• Raymond E. Ozzie, Chief Executive Officer, Talko Inc.
• Gary M. Reiner, Operating Partner, General Atlantic
• Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman, Walden International; President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
• Meg Whitman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, HP