Axios: Corporate America Has Cut Off The GOP (At Least For Now)

I’m probably going to be called a Republican shill for noticing this. If you believe that money talks and that the politicians have been selling out to corporate interests, this could be a big deal.


“Republican leaders turned to grassroots supporters and raked in sizable donations after corporations cut them off post-Jan. 6.

Why it matters: If those companies hoped to push the GOP toward the center, they may have done just the opposite by turning Republican lawmakers toward their most committed — and ideologically driven — supporters.

By the numbers: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign committee didn’t get a single corporate PAC donation during the first quarter of the year, new reports show. …”

This is an unanticipated consequence of Stop the Steal.

Corporate America cut off the GOP in the first quarter of GOP, but they ended up raising even more money from their own voters. Suddenly, the voters are financing the politicians now. In other words, there is a power shift in leverage going on from Corporate America to the Republican base.

Sen. Rick Scott who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a pretty powerful dude, has penned an op-ed at FOX Business that threatens Woke Capital:

FOX Business:

“Dear Woke Corporate America,

I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling. I hope you are enjoying trying to one-up each other and showing how woke you can be, all the while believing that you are more sophisticated and morally superior to the hard-working people of this country. 

You must have loved the accolades from your elitist, left-wing peers when you took the MLB All-Star Game from Georgia. What a fun day for you on Twitter. Congratulations.  

Never mind that you have destroyed working people’s jobs and hurt people who haven’t worked since COVID-19 took a member of their family or destroyed their small business.   

You get texts from your elitist friends praising you for your courageous stand when you support “mostly peaceful” movements that loot small businesses, set fire to government buildings, and take the lives of innocent people.  …

Your latest attempts to hurt Georgia’s economy will help us do something that is long overdue – make corporate welfare a thing of the past. There will be no number of well-connected lobbyists you can hire to save you.?There will be no amount of donations you can make that will save you.?There will be nowhere for you to hide. …”

Now, what should we make of this?

Are Republican senators really going to become more populist on economics, dump the antiquated economic policy agenda and move to the Center now that they are seemingly financially independent of Big Business? Is this nothing but more of the usual populist posturing from the GOP?

Rick Scott is talking big about standing up to lobbyists and getting rid of corporate welfare. He doesn’t say much else. Still, it is strange to even hear the Republican Senate talking like this. Even if there is currently nothing of real substance behind this kind of talk, this is where the politicians think the wind is blowing and it makes you wonder where the Republican Party will be in 2024.

Have they figured out that there is more money and more votes to be found in being independent of Corporate America? We will see.

Note: If the voters are angry and frustrated enough with their leaders, they can take matters into their own hands like when they threw out Eric Cantor or pushed Donald Trump into the White House. No one in the Republican Party anticipated that or wanted that to happen. The voters changed the internal demographics of the Republican Party and thus political reality entirely on their own.

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  1. The political breeze is beginning to drift. It will take awhile, at that point out on the sea, when all of a sudden, a strange feeling comes in the wind, that, maybe the weather is soon to change . Now to convince the officers on deck, that a storms a brewin

  2. This is beautiful news for the GOP if true, even though its voting record this year has been anti-employee as it continues to simp for woke billionaires that don’t love it back.

    An economy that works for everyone will help the Republicans make further inroads with hispanics and undo some of the damage with suburban whites. This Vox article shows that is it Bernie’s issues that are winning over suburbanites.

    why the left should stop worrying and learn to love the suburban voter

  3. And the effect is being felt in other ways. Steve Stivers, former chair of the NRCC, is resigning from the House to become the chair of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Stivers is a massive corporate whore who was instrumental in exiling Steve King.

  4. The track record of populist challengers unseating GOP incumbents in primaries is pathetic. It happened what, once in the last 30 years?

  5. The Food That Built America is such a great show on the History Channel. Now they have another show like it but even more in detail about brands and so on. Corporate America was such a great thing back in the day when everybody was Patriotic. It was true free enterprise and competition in the marketplace. You could find tons of candy companies and things like that. Now only a few people control pretty much the entire Food Supply. What all the political parties should do is reject Corporate America now and embrace Small Businesses and Workers. It’s time we reinvent America and economy and derail the Automation that will put half the people out of Work by 2026. Deo Vindice !

  6. I think it’s all a political move to keep up with the changing times, but at the end of the day it all a scam.

  7. Despite the shilling for his political party at the end, that op-ed is loaded with cultural bombs, particularly this one:

    “You are, in fact, morally inferior to the working men and women of this great country, who are not racist people, and who, unlike you, care about truth.”

    As if the same Republican base that forced Trump onto the ticket won’t demand that rubber meet road. If Rick Scott’s GOP doesn’t give us what we want, we’ll take it by force and will it into existence. The nuts run the nuthouse now. I remember ten years ago back in January 2011 when Jared Loughner shot Gabby Giffords, and Media Matters and a lot of lefty websites were claiming that Tea Party politicians like Sarah Palin had created a “toxic climate of political discourse” that threatened to destabilize the country. I’m sure the GOP politicians and Conservative news outlets thought they could get away with scorched earth rhetoric and not expect their base to actually demand anything. After all, that was the legacy of the Boomers and the gerdforsaken Religious Right creeps who powered the GOP into power in 1994. But it’s a new day now, and the GOP base of the 2020s isn’t the GOP base of Reagan and Newt Gingrich.

    Not only are Whites in flyover country morally superior to College Educated White Professionals, but the professions they work in only have value insofar as they make our lives materially better. We are the ones who keep the trains running, who do the hard physical work and keep the foundation stable. Society should exist to serve our wants, our desires, and our needs. It should reflect our cultural values. Unlike College-Educated White Professionals, we aren’t okay with our children getting raped and terrorized by criminals and savages. Unlike them, we try to be good parents who are their for our kids and don’t just buy them a Mercedes at 16 in an attempt to buy them off for years of parental neglect.

    Marx was right in a strange way: The Bourgeoise culture of Middle and Upper Class Whites is maniacal. The empathetic part of me doesn’t blame these brats for utterly rebelling and wanting to destroy their own country, because in their minds, they associate it with everything they hate about their childhood. A bit of Freudian analysis, to be sure, but lets get brutally honest: There is something deeply rotten about White American Capitalist culture that our Middle and Upper Classes can produce generations of kids who, instead of conserving their blessings, wish to destroy them and uplift “oppressed” classes like non-whites or trans. There’s something rotten about that culture that its children for over 100 years now have felt the irresistible need to chase novelties in the first place. They would never even consider chasing novelties if they felt that what they had was worth defending and protecting. At first I thought they were just unappreciative, but it’s not that. It’s that they were born into a psychological hell that puts demands on individuals that Nietzsche’s Overman couldn’t meet if he tried.

    Nonetheless though, no matter their conditions, everyone has a moral responsibility not to harm others, and to accept their place in life, and College Educated White Professionals have failed to do that. They shill for the worst policies a diseased mind can manufacture, and for that, they must be punished. We need GOP politicians like Rick Scott to launch these kind of rhetorical missiles at them until they either self-destruct or shut up and bend the knee.

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