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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:24 PM

"I'm not talking about political contributions": McConnell adds important caveat to corporate threat





https://www.salon.com/2021/04/06/im-not-talking-about-political-contributions-mcconnell-adds-important-caveat-to-corporate-threat/

Republicans are retaliating against corporations that have condemned Georgia's anti-voting law, launching various pressure campaigns and weaponizing legislative threats that would affect Corporate America's bottom line.

On Monday, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused corporations of siding with the Democrats, expressing that there would be "serious consequences" if companies continued to do so.

"So my warning, if you will, to corporate America is to stay out of politics," McConnell told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. "It's not what you're designed for. And don't be intimidated by the left into taking up causes that put you right in the middle of one of America's greatest political debates."

"I'm not talking about political contributions," he quickly added. "Most of them contribute to both sides, they have political action committees, that's fine. It's legal, it's appropriate, I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state, because you don't like a particular law that passed, I just think it's stupid."

McConnell's threats appear anything but idle, with numerous Republicans calling for boycotts of companies that expressed opposition to Georgia's new law.

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Reply "I'm not talking about political contributions": McConnell adds important caveat to corporate threat (Original post)
Nevilledog Apr 2021 OP
lame54 Apr 2021 #1
TheRealNorth Apr 2021 #2
2naSalit Apr 2021 #13
Carlitos Brigante Apr 2021 #3
ColinC Apr 2021 #4
sop Apr 2021 #5
rsdsharp Apr 2021 #6
Crunchy Frog Apr 2021 #7
marble falls Apr 2021 #8
ProfessorGAC Apr 2021 #9
notinkansas Apr 2021 #10
2naSalit Apr 2021 #14
global1 Apr 2021 #11
Atticus Apr 2021 #12
Faux pas Apr 2021 #15
crickets Apr 2021 #16

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. How convenient

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:26 PM

2. So only actual Free Speech isn't allowed.

Got it Goebbels.... er I mean McTurtle.

Someone should ask him about all those small-town businesses with their Trump signs - doesn't staying out of politics apply to them too?

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:17 PM

13. Not even from corporationpeople in the end.

They intend for all life to be under their control. I wish these old fuckers would just all drop dead so we can get to work trying to make our lifestyles survivable.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:26 PM

3. How many loud mouthed right wing CEOs has he ever criticized? nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:29 PM

4. "stay out of politics!"

"Just don't stop giving me your money!" God he looks so stupid

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:29 PM

5. I imagine Mitch doesn't want to cancel those huge corporate tax cuts either.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:31 PM

6. Shut up and write me a check!

Never you mind what I do with the money.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:35 PM

7. "We just want your money, not your opinions."🐢

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:38 PM

8. Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahaha! He's lost his mind!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:43 PM

9. Has He Told Pissant Lindell?

If not, STFU Mitchy-boy!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:55 PM

10. Voting rights are highly incendiary?

Who knew?

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Response to notinkansas (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:18 PM

14. I guess it is to the kqkpublican.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:12 PM

11. Why Do Corps Have PAC's And....

why do they fund them. Of course - it's to wield some influence using money. That's political.

You can't have it both ways Moscow Mitch.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:24 PM

12. But, but, but---"money is speech", remember? And, and---"corporations are people", right?

So, aren't you---by Republican standards---saying that corporations can "speak" if that helps Republicans, but not if it helps Democrats?

( You know that "most corporations contribute to both sides" is unadulterated bullshit, don't you, Mitch? )

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:28 PM

15. Lol

too late moscow mitch, you already bit the hands that bribe you

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:33 PM

16. +1

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