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Right now, both in Texas and in Georgia, big business is coming out strongly against Republican voter suppression. Only time will tell how this holds up.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 03:44:27 PM EST
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Here's the cynical political reality behind Mitch McConnell bashing big business - Ch.Cillizza
So, given all of that, here's what McConnell is up to. He knows that corporate America is entirely bottom-line focused -- as in, what way can it keep as much of its money as possible. And that corporations believe -- and have ample reason from the past to believe -- that the Republican Party is the party most likely to make that happen.

Which means that attacking corporations -- and throwing a bone to the Trump populists with a nod to supposed "cancel culture" -- amounts to a freebie for McConnell. He knows corporations aren't going to walk away from the GOP because he's issuing vague threats to them over the reaction to the Georgia election law.

by Bernard on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 08:42:00 PM EST
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Yet corporations might not walk away from opposition to voter suppression on account of McConnell's hectoring. They remain committed to their bottom line, which they correctly perceive as being favored by free and fair elections. Worse yet, more than a few are signaling that they can live with higher taxes.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 08:54:10 PM EST
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Also, corporations going woke on us is very much about the bottom line because it's about serving their high-income customers.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 10:18:56 PM EST
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