Can Silicon Valley disrupt the Democratic Party?
Ro Khanna is an evangelist for the thriving tech economy based in Silicon Valley and the favorite son of its wealthiest visionaries.
March 13th, 2014
10:15 AM ET
9 months ago

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the Democratic Party?

Cupertino, California (CNN) – Ro Khanna wants a show of hands.

"How many of you have heard of LinkedIn?"

The 37-year-old Indian-American Democrat, the darling of Silicon Valley's tech elite and a vehicle for their budding engagement with Washington, is addressing a cafeteria full of advanced placement government students at Cupertino High School. Most of them are Indian or Asian-American, the sons and daughters of the programmers and tech company employees who populate this neatly manicured California town where Apple is based.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Time to tighten the visa system, these guys are raping our benefit system. Tighten immigration to all nations till we have enough employment, manufacturing on USA soil.

    March 13, 2014 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Stuffitu

    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?

    March 13, 2014 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?
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    Sure. Red states need the United States far more than the blue states do.

    March 13, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. salty dog

    As long ad you take rick perry, bobby Jindal, rick Scott, and all bush politicians, that would be great thanks. Now all you have to do is figure out where to get two dollars back for every one paid.

    March 13, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. salty dog

    That would be a simple way to balance our budget, cut out the deep red nanny states.

    March 13, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  6. bcrunner

    @salty dog: That was good. You made me laugh!!

    March 13, 2014 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. rs

    Stuffitu

    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?
    ___________________
    Sure- you're the "taker" states. Saying that however, you might want to read up on American History- say, circa 1850-1870. The future wouldn't look too rosy for you faux revolutionaries of a century and a half ago.

    March 13, 2014 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. 2_indy1600

    A show of hands? An Indian socialist labor union type that left the Obama admin? My hand is down.

    March 13, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. wendel

    yes please succeed. Our economy would improve along with test scores in schools . What a wonderful world it would be.

    March 13, 2014 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. just asking

    and we are all wondering where all the jobs have gone? is it not bad enough we have a government that chases companies to go abroad, then they allow endlexs numbers of foreign nationals into this country to suck up the decent paying jobs. all of you unemployed college grads out there? this is where your job went.

    wake up america.

    March 13, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  11. just asking

    rs
    Stuffitu
    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?
    ___________________
    Sure- you're the "taker" states. Saying that however, you might want to read up on American History- say, circa 1850-1870. The future wouldn't look too rosy for you faux revolutionaries of a century and a half ago.
    -–

    many in the bluie states are going to very cold and hungry without the red states. you know, that evil oil and gas thing. not much of that coming from blue states now is it? and all that corn, wheat and meat from the midwest, well that will be gone too. time for all you blue staters to bone up on those farming and catte raising skills!!! bwahahhahaha!!!

    March 13, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  12. rs

    just asking

    and we are all wondering where all the jobs have gone?
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    Ask Mr. Romney and his "creative destruction" of American corporations for the benefit of their shareholders.

    March 13, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  13. rs

    just asking

    rs
    Stuffitu
    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?
    ___________________
    Sure- you're the "taker" states. Saying that however, you might want to read up on American History- say, circa 1850-1870. The future wouldn't look too rosy for you faux revolutionaries of a century and a half ago.
    -–

    many in the bluie states are going to very cold and hungry without the red states. you know, that evil oil and gas thing. not much of that coming from blue states now is it? and all that corn, wheat and meat from the midwest, well that will be gone too. time for all you blue staters to bone up on those farming and catte raising skills!!! bwahahhahaha!!!
    __________________________
    Really? That's the value of red states? Ever hear of California, genius? Biggest agricultural producer in the US- oil and gas too. Red state America would be an instant 3rd-world hit.

    March 13, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    I am sorry, I sent jobs to China, India, because I can give them twelve cents instead do ten dollars. I am Mitt Romney, I approve this message.

    March 13, 2014 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  15. Al-NY,NY

    Stuffitu

    Since all of you democrat liberal "progressives" constantly demean, diminish and degrade those of us in the south or who live in red states, can we secede from the Obamanation this country has become?
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    go ahead. Just don't try to climb over the wall we put around you. That would make an illegal alien.

    March 13, 2014 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |