Skip to comments.Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See President Obama
Posted on 07/26/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Silicon Valley home where President Obama was to attend a Democratic party fundraiser
Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commissions proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event on Wednesday morning. Michelle Roberts reports. Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 Updated at 9:05 AM PDT Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commissions proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event on Wednesday morning.
A handful of people who gathered along the road leading to fundraiser venue, a Los Altos Hills mansion, were upset with the United States support of Israeli bombing of Gaza, but the majority of the protesters were motivated by different progressive organizations brought together by MoveOn.org to protest the rule under consideration by the FCC that would allow Internet Service Providers to offer content providers a faster track to deliver content.
The protesters were hoping to pressure the president and any Silicon Valley execs who may have been driving by on their morning commute to leave access to the Internet open, unrestricted and equal, something President Obama campaigned on in both runs for the presidency.
Not only did he make that promise, but he also won elections with the support of the Netroots, the grassroots, using the Internet to engage in politics and connect with people, MoveOn.orgs Victoria Kaplan said. And now President Obama has a responsibility to make sure the chairman of the FCC that he appointed does not kill the Internet, which is the course that hes on right now."
Net neutrality advocates have been rallying against FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to create a two-tiered system that would allow service providers to offer faster connection speeds for fee-paying content providers and a second, slower speed for others.
The president arrived to the Bay Area Tuesday night and spent the night in San Francisco, where he attended a fundraising event at the Four Seasons, before heading south to the private residence of Judy and George Marcus in Los Altos Hills to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
George Marcus is the founder of the real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap. The president departed from San Francisco International Airport at about 1:47 p.m. on Air Force One. He will continue onto Los Angeles on an early Wednesday afternoon flight from SFO to end a three-day West Coast fundraising trip.
You would think that some of these bigwigs would get a clue about what happens when their prospective customers can no longer afford their products.
I’m calling BS on all this fundraising crap! Where’s he going? Who’s he seeing? Hell, nobody wants him anywhere near them!
What’s he really up to? He’s not even trying to play a president anymore.
Maybe he’s raising funds to feed the poor little immigrant children. /s
The bloody left wing hippies should have stormed the mansion and occupied the kitchen, forcing king obuma to eat Michelle’s grade school pig slop.
What's wrong with that? Net neutrality should mean no blocking sites based on content - not bandwidth socialism.
“Put an end to net neutralization”. Translation: regulate and control content. End of 1st Amendment rights: Stage 1. End of FR and other conservative / right wing social media...
> Not only did he make that promise, but he also won elections with the support of the Netroots, the grassroots, using the Internet to engage in politics and connect with people, MoveOn.orgs Victoria Kaplan said. And now President Obama has a responsibility to make sure the chairman of the FCC that he appointed does not kill the Internet, which is the course that hes on right now.”
He’s making sure when he and Mooch exit stage left, they have a FAT bank account. I personally think the guy has something mentally wrong with him.
No President should fundraise while in office.
Once a region of the country has become solidly safe for the Democrats, as Silicon Valley has, it’s doomed.
Democratic politicians no longer have any need to listen to the people of the region’s grievances, much less address them.
Like Detroit, Chicago, and every other solidly safe Democratic city and state in the country, Silicon Valley’s needs will be ignored, and additional burdens are likely to be added, as the Democratic party’s bigwigs turn all their attention to attracting new Democratic voters.
Is it any wonder that solidly Democratic Massachusetts is being forced to receive many more than its fair share of illegal immigrant children to be housed and fed?
The Democratic party’s goal is to add as many Hispanic immigrants to the nation’s voter rolls as possible, and the best place to house them is in solidly Democratic states, since the Democrats know that the people of those states — such as the Massachusetts citizens who are now protesting — will still vote Democratic no matter how many Hispanic children flood their state’s schools, hospitals, welfare rolls, etc.
The Silicon Valley protesters should understand that the Obama administration will do whatever it wants to about net neutrality; Obama’s promises to them mean nothing, and their protests are meaningless. And they should prepare for busloads of Hispanic immigrant children to arrive and destroy their social services because the Democrats want more Hispanic voters.
If the people of Silicon voters don’t like that, the only protest the Democrats will notice is if they vote Republican.
He does these fundraisers because he loves the adulation. It’s the idiots who donate to him that scares me.