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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

McConnell v. FEC, 2003

Mitch hisself was the plaintiff, arguing on behalf of the 1A right of corporations to make unlimited political contributions.

Now he says "stay out of politics, corporations."

A little context here. The old guard maintained power over their caucus by being the conduit for corporate cash. That model was already threatened by the rise of small donor fundraising. Matt Gaetz can probably still raise many $Ms from The Folk around the country by being A Real Victim And A Fine Christian Man.

Interesting thing about "capitalism."  At first glance you might conclude that corporate capitalism is actually more democratic than "democracy" since they appear to be opposing disenfranchisement of some of their consumers. But I don't think that directly captures it. It depends on the corporation and who their customers are but I think most are really pitching to the professional/managerial class that is increasingly anti-R (as the mean IQ of the GQP continues to look like the Dow in October '29). If it is for the little guy it is only via a circuitous route.

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: McConnell v. FEC, 2003

Stacy Abrams and president * lied. Atlanta died. Now the all star games gets played in one of the whitest cities in America with stricter voting laws. Great job fake steam media.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: McConnell v. FEC, 2003

If something happens to the Milligan Bros. the mean GQP IQ will place it in special ed.

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Not only unlimited but secret as well.

McConnell, "there will be consequences".  The republicans have long used their access to corporate money to maintain their grip on power, in fact, that was the only thing they had going for them, "elect us and get what you want".  The problem is, as their popularity with the mainstream voters declined they were increasingly forced to appeal to the right-wing radicals for the votes.  

Now that all that remains are the radical wingnuts and the religious right, even corporate America can't stand them anymore.

henrikstudson
Senior Contributor

Re: McConnell v. FEC, 2003


@r3020 wrote:

Stacy Abrams and president * lied. Atlanta died. Now the all star games gets played in one of the whitest cities in America with stricter voting laws. Great job fake steam media.


Is the only news source you use Ron the one earth or something like that?  Was wondering how you came up with those witty sayings.