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Monday, April 12, 2021

More than 100 corporate and business leaders responded to Mitch McConnell's threat by meeting to discuss cutting off the GOP.

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Now who would ever thought that telling your primary source of income that they're irrelevant would come to this? ~~ LOL

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-12 10:53 AM | Reply

Mitch acted like the dog, forgetting he's the tail.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-12 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The cutting off of cash from major corporations will certainly be a problem for the GOP but I suspect that small to mid-size businesses will continue to fund the GOP. The problem for the GOP is if the cash that they would have received is diverted to the dems.

#3 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-04-12 11:31 AM | Reply

Not buying it for a second. Businesses know which side their bread is buttered on. They may go through the motions to avoid consumer boycotts and bad publicity, but they'll be coughing up their campaign bribes to the GOP in short order.

The rich and powerful have been working to corrupt our government for generations. The only way we're going to protect our democracy is through the ballot box. Unfortunately, some people will have to miss work and stand in line for hours to exercise the right that others fought for in battle and others braved police dogs, firehoses, and lynchings to earn.

It's a crappy situation, but that's the stark choice the GOP has given us with its embrace of the voter fraud Big Lie.

#4 | Posted by censored at 2021-04-12 11:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

@#4

That's pretty much the opinion I have.

Any backlash by the corporations against the GOP will live only so long as is needed to quell public discontent.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-12 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Corporations understand that democracy and capitalism go hand in hand, so if Republicans are going to keep trying to destroy democracy, corporate America will become their powerful enemy."

This is true although not everyone understands that. Rather, they believe what corporations want is usually if not always the opposite of what everyone one else wants.

And by "want" I'm referring to what corporations seek to gain by purchasing influence from folks like McConnell.

But understand corporations have the ability to walk across the hall to talk to the Democratic party. Democrats aren't anti-business and will work with corporations on most issues.

What confuses people is the belief that corporations are just like all other special interest groups such as unions, pro-minority groups, womens issues, abortion, etc...those groups are all pretty much dedicated to 1 party. Corporations are not beholden to 1 party in the same way...again, this confuses people into believing corporations have only 1 party to lobby.

McConnell has been receiving support from the business community his whole career....so I get why he is pushing the envelope with them.

but he'll back off when push comes to shove. He'll have no choice. It's not like the GOP is going to start a relationship with the groups I just mentioned.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2021-04-12 11:49 AM | Reply

Oh please.

They said the same thing about cutting off cash to those who supported the voter fraud lies and Jan 6 insurrection. Yet the cash hasn't stopped flowing.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-04-12 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They said the same thing about cutting off cash to those who supported the voter fraud lies and Jan 6 insurrection. Yet the cash hasn't stopped flowing.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant

Nor have dems done anything about the republican terrorists working in the same building as they do.

Why are terrorist insurrectionists going unprosecuted in congress?

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-04-12 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 & #7 - Unless a big business has calculated that democracy is good for business and the GQP in their current iteration under Trump has clearly become anti-democratic. Also, I read an interesting article that reported CEOs are afraid of their woke employees, who are opposed to supporting a racist, anti-democratic party. Millennials and Gen Z are different from their parents, who would work their entire career for one employer. The new generations show no loyalty, think of a job as just a way to make money, and are likely to take their skills elsewhere if their employer pisses them off.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-04-12 12:16 PM | Reply

Radicalism in any form isn't good for big bidness, stability is. It just happens that in this case stability is about votes counting more than wild conspiracy theories and GOP lies.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2021-04-12 12:25 PM | Reply

"Nor have dems done anything about the republican terrorists working in the same building as they do.
Why are terrorist insurrectionists going unprosecuted in congress?"

That's more bothsiderism than anything you've tried to blame on me.

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2021-04-12 12:27 PM | Reply

SPEAKS

"Why are terrorist insurrectionists going unprosecuted in congress?"

All in good time. Trust President Biden to work it all to his advantage. At the moment Biden's political capital is being used for more pressing issues.

BTW, how do you know the DOJ isn't building their cases as we speak, in preparation for 2022 and 2024? Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. The best way to get them out is bullet proof evidence when they try to run for office again.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-12 12:33 PM | Reply

@12
Welcome to fantasy island!!!

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-04-12 01:07 PM | Reply

The best way to get them out is bullet proof evidence when they try to run for office again.

#12 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

No the best way is to strike when the iron is hot
The more time passes the less urgency will be

But dens are great at missing golden opportunities

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-04-12 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"(Dems) are great at missing golden opportunities"

If Dems were a baseball team, they'd lead the league in blown leads. #winning!

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-12 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BTW, how do you know the DOJ isn't building their cases as we speak, in preparation for 2022 and 2024? Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. The best way to get them out is bullet proof evidence when they try to run for office again.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac

Because of democrat's track record. They're so afraid of repubs getting mad and crying that they never do the right thing, even though repubs will get mad and cry no matter what they do.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-04-12 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Will Smith's slavery film Emancipation pulls out of Georgia over voting laws
www.bbc.com

...Will Smith's slavery film Emancipation has pulled out of filming in Georgia over what the star has called the US state's new "regressive voting laws".

In a statement issued to Deadline by Smith and director Antoine Fuqua, the pair said they felt "compelled" to act.

"We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access."...


#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-12 02:31 PM | Reply

17

That's action.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2021-04-12 02:34 PM | Reply

Any backlash by the corporations against the GOP will live only so long as is needed to quell public discontent.
#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Or as long as it takes for Mitch to be removed from his leadership position.

They'll wait long enough for a more business friendly person to take the reigns.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-12 03:22 PM | Reply

@#19

But Sen McConnell is a very business-friendly person. So long as the businesses are donating to Republicans.

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-12 04:49 PM | Reply

Mitch made the mistake of thinking he holds better cards than he actually does. He's not running the show,he's hired help, as far as big business donors are concerned. He tried to tell them to just pay up and let the big boys run Congress and they weren't having any.

My guess is a heartfelt apology is in Mitch's future. One that leaves him humiliated and chastened in the future.LOL.

#21 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-04-12 06:06 PM | Reply

EFFFET

"My guess is a heartfelt apology is in Mitch's future. "

He can't do that. He's already on thin ice with Trump.

Trump has already called for a boycott of dozens of corporations, with about 200 more on the way as his enemy list grows.

This is Trump's war. McConnell has decisions to make.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-12 06:23 PM | Reply

The capitalists are publicly rebuking the GOP while tax and spend Democrats control the legislature and executive.

GOP ya done ------ up.

#23 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-04-12 11:37 PM | Reply

horsten

"GOP ya done ------ up.

Yeah, tax breaks for the rich without a sunset clause.

I read President is going to rescind that to pay for $2 Trillion he wants to spend to fix all the damage our crappy former president did to the country.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-13 02:05 PM | Reply

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