Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay is running for governor of California, we all know this. We also know that eBay grew leaps and bounds under her watch, and made her and many eBay employees and investors phenomenally wealthy.
The fact that people from around the world, from all walks of life and all political slants utilize the eBay platform to earn a living, seems be lost on Democrats who would elect a French poodle over any Republican, regardless of their pedigree.
When opponents cannot come up with any real beef against a candidate they grasp for straws, so let’s toss the racism card at Meg, since after all, she wants to control illegal immigration from Mexico. A perennial candidate for office, Stewart Alexander, makes these “Meg Whitman is a racist” claims for no other reason than because he can. He claims, and I quote, “Whitman’s position is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”
Immigration Control Benefits Mexican-Americans
Huh? If anything, it helps Mexican-Americans in the view of non Mexican-Americans in that there won’t be a question if they are here “legally” or if they are undocumented.
There is a huge difference between immigrating legally and going through the proper procedures versus hopping a fence and avoiding border patrols.
This leads me to a man named Osama Bedier. Osama, who?! Osama Bedier is the Vice President of New Ventures at the eBay subsidiary, PayPal.com.
Would a woman hire a man named Osama if she were a xenophobe? Or did she hire Mr. Bedier because he was the best candidate? That is something few democrats grasp, Silicon Valley and start-up companies work on merit – if you are great, you are greatly rewarded. If you are mediocre or lazy, you’re gone. There are no unions here.
Another jab at Whitman has been that since she is pro-business, she will outsource all jobs to a far-away land, like India, and all the “real” jobs will vanish. Something to chomp on here – ex-eBay and PayPal employees have spawned companies such as YouTube.com. LinkedIn.com, Yelp.com, and Slide.com to name just a portion of the long list. In other words, she hired really smart people who left to start new companies that also hire really smart people and create more jobs.
Meg Whitman will likely become California’s next governor, despite taunts and jabs from democrats that have no muscle behind them.