This. Is. Huge. The only non-crazy and only super hot Democrat running for president, Tulsi Gabbard, is suing the mama bear of all Tech, Google, for what she says is a violation of her free speech. According to the lawsuit and this article from The New York Times, Google briefly suspended Gabbard’s campaign advertising account right after the first Democrat debate in June. In other words, her prime time for advertising. She’s probably more than a little upset.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard, the long-shot presidential candidate from Hawaii, said in a federal lawsuit that Google infringed on her free speech when it briefly suspended her campaign’s advertising account after the first Democratic debate in June.
First of all, as a Republican, I have no skin in the Democrat game. I think all of them are insane. Gabbard is sane, yes, but she’s still a Democrat. Okay? Okay. But did you noticed what The New York Times did just then? “the long-shot presidential candidate.” As in she has no shot, according to the Times. As in “nothing to see here, move along.” Tell me I’m paranoid.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in a federal court in Los Angeles, is believed to be the first time a presidential candidate has sued a major technology firm.
From what I’ve seen of Gabbard, she’s got cajones, as we say. I’m not assuming her gender. I can see she’s a female smokeshow. She’s just not one to be pushed around. Good on her for fighting back.
In a twist that reflects Ms. Gabbard’s unorthodox political views, the claim that her speech was stifled by Google is similar to complaints made over the last year in Republican circles. Few Democrats have raised similar concerns.
I have to say, Elizabeth Warren raised a concern about Facebook playing naughty with her campaign as well. Big Tech has picked who they want, and I don’t think it’s Gabbard or Elizabeth Warren. But Gabbard isn’t a pushover. This move to sue Google for screwing with her campaign… I gotta say, she’s earning my respect.
After the first Democratic debate, Ms. Gabbard was briefly the most searched-for candidate on Google. Her campaign wanted to capitalize on the attention she was receiving by buying ads that would have placed its website at the top of search results for her name.
The lawsuit also said the Gabbard campaign believed its emails were being placed in spam folders on Gmail at “a disproportionately high rate” when compared with emails from other Democratic candidates.
Yeah, sure. I can see why she’s suing them for 50 big ones. She stood to gain a lot of ground, and Google obstructed her. This lawsuit and news of it is putting her back on top of the rankings. Crazy like a fox. A smoking hot fox.
No, I’m not lesbian. I can just appreciate a fine woman when I see one. It’s healthy. Let’s move on.
If Google is a platform, not a publisher, they had no right (from what I understand) to screw with her account after the debates. Or ever. But disabling her account during prime advertising time, that certainly seems suspect. And even from this New York Times article, it appears the left isn’t keen on Gabbard. Check this out:
But her appeal has crossed traditional party lines. She has drawn support from both the right and the left because of a staunch antiwar message. She has also received favorable coverage from influential conservative news media like Drudge Report, Fox News and Breitbart.
Her political views are unusual among Democratic candidates. She has a history of making anti-gay statements and worked for an anti-gay advocacy group run by her father. (She has since apologized and said her past views were wrong.)
See. Republicans like her too. She’s said “anti-gay statements” whatever that means in 2019. She has to go. She’s not a “real” Democrat. Plus, you know, she’s not ugly. She’s not eating dirt like Beto O’Rourke. She’s not groping girls, like Joe Biden. She’s not hitting the accelerator on socialism, like Bernie Sanders. She’s not communing with tree spirits, like Marianne Williamson. She’s a threat, and she’s got to be taken out early. Google is just doing its part. In my opinion.
Tell me I’m wrong.