Billionaires keep coming after the Warren, which begs the question: why not Sanders? By focusing on Warren, they hope to drag the Left to Warren, as well as centrists to the Right.
Leon Cooperman cried like a scumbag on tv, thinking people would feel bad for him that big, mean Elizabeth Warren will steal his money. Nevermind that he’s an out-of-shape, lumpy sack of a 76 year-old bastard who will definitely have a heart attack on the toilet before he can spend even 10% of his net worth.
He also swore about it a lot, so we know he’s super serious and super angry.
“In my opinion she represents the worst in politicians, as she’s trying to demonize wealthy people, because there are more poor people than wealthy people,” Cooperman told CNBC. He added, “She’s disgraceful. She doesn’t know who the fuck she’s tweeting. I gave away more in the year than she has in her whole fucking lifetime.”
“Thiel, who co-founded PayPal, Palantir and Founders Fund, made the comments in an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, where he described most of the Democratic presidential field as “equally unimpressive” and called Warren “the dangerous one.”
“I’m most scared by Elizabeth Warren,” he said. “I think she’s the one who’s actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing — the thing that I think matters by far the most.”
Zuckerberg, Jamie Dimon, and Bill Gates have came out against Warren as well.
None of this is surprising, and really exposes the class consciousness and class solidarity of the capitalist class.
The really surprising part is: why have they not mentioned Sanders when his tax is more progressive? You’ll rarely even hear billionaires acknowledge Sanders exists. Why is this?
I have two guesses, and I think both of them are compatible with each other, and both true.
- The democratic elite have already assured their billionaire support base that there’s no way Sanders will win the nomination.
- Billionaires believe (rightfully) that the less Sanders is talked about and acknowledged, the more it tampers with his support base. Of course, most people already know what Sanders stands for, but there are many people who don’t, don’t care about political labels, and would support him if they knew his positions. If they hear billionaires trashing Warren’s tax, they may never even know Sanders’ tax is more progressive. (I actually wrote about how reality tv does things like this, and how the technique is applicable to mainstream news media as well, just earlier today)
The billionaire capitalist class are pulling a fast one. They’re telling us “look how bad this hand (Warren) is”, while they hide their other hand (Sanders).
They don’t want Warren to be president, because capitalists are too stupid to realize minor state intervention is necessary to preserve long-term interests of capital. But, they’d rather trick people into supporting Warren then let them openly embrace Sanders.