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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-6 9:04 AM 
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The GOP has always had a cozy relationship with corporations and now Moscow Mitch says businesses should 'stay out of politics.' I guess it means send us your money and then keep quiet

TPM: April 5, 2021 1:08 p.m.

While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) statement decrying the “bullying” of Americans by corporations might mark a new low in the once-fruitful backscratching relationship between corporate American and the GOP, the tension between the two institutions has been building and moving us in this direction for some time.

The shift has some of its roots in several of today’s culture-war battles, and may have started along with the outcry over the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Tensions grew in the era of Trump as celebrities became increasingly vocal in their push for LGBT rights and anti-racism causes. The flurry of Black Lives Matter protests over the last several years popularized racial and social justice efforts. After George Floyd protests swept the nation this summer, brands increasingly spoke out against racial injustice as GOP’s obsession with grievance politics grew. Hasbro somehow found itself at the center of a controversy for being politically correct about a potato toy.

While corporations have long profited from the pro-business policies pushed by the right, there was another noticeable shift after the insurrection — the Republican Party not only found itself continuously fighting regressive and bizarre culture wars, it also became the anti-democracy party. With a leader who incited a violent attempt to halt normal democratic operations and a Party filled with state level politicians desperate to restrict voting and validate his lie, members of the corporate community seem to be coming around to the conclusion that the Republican Party is not on a sustainable path.

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From: ponyiiApr-6 9:17 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 22) 
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Mitch longs for the good old days, when he was the one bullying.

Corporations have never been out of politics, dictating domestic and foreign policy from our founding.


From: BlueManDudeApr-6 9:21 AM 
To: ponyii  (3 of 22) 
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One only has to look at all the so called right wing think tanks, look at who pays their freight. Look to all the dark money operations, the pay to play bonuses given to repub politicians when they enact laws favoring the corporate class, Justice Thomas, he wife Ginni gets paid big time for his votes, the Coors Kochs etc...


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From: BlueManDudeApr-6 10:49 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 22) 
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From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconApr-6 1:17 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 22) 
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The corporations have nowhere else to go so they can insult them and be confident that while they might hold their cash until things cool off, in the long run, it's not going anywhere.

edit - cash, not case

  • Edited April 6, 2021 1:31 pm  by  Black Cat (NYTSHADE)

From: BlueManDudeApr-6 1:24 PM 
To: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 22) 
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I’m sure someone has already made this point. But the landmark 2003 Supreme Court case McConnell v. FEC had that name because Mitch McConnell himself filed a lawsuit against federal laws that limited corporations’ ability to spend money influencing elections.

From: lpm2Apr-8 9:53 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 22) 
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You're years behind. The largest, wealthiest corporations all support the Democommunist Party. Amazon, Facebook, Apple, etc.


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-8 9:58 AM 
To: lpm2  (8 of 22) 
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democommunist party - aren't you a cute throwback to 1950?

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From: lpm2Apr-8 10:16 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 22) 
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As cute as your naive view on the GOP. Guess what, over 90% of pols, both D's and R's are members of the Uniparty. They are stricly in DC for their own enrichment. Why are millions spent to gain a position that pays low 6 figures ? Do you know that Congress doesn't write any bills. They are 100% written by lobbyists. The pols compete to see if they can get it passed into law to gain a "reward".


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-8 10:18 AM 
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