Big Business Bucking Republicans With Focus On Voting Rights | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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Republicans are finding themselves at odds with a lot of big corporations who are continuing to call out the efforts by the GOP to restrict access to the ballot box. We discuss with Claire McCaskill and Michael Steele. Aired on 04/13/2021.
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61 Comments on "Big Business Bucking Republicans With Focus On Voting Rights | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Mitch: “Corporations should stay out of politics.”
    Corporations: “Can we have our checks back then?”
    Mitch: “No, I think I’ll be keeping those.”
    Corporations: “Interesting….”

    • A Fridge Too Far | April 13, 2021 at 8:22 AM | Reply

      @Jeremy Backup Corporations take whatever position they think will help their bottom line, period.

    • Swagger BOB LEE | April 13, 2021 at 8:47 AM | Reply

      Corporate money in politics is older than Bush senior and became a real problem under Clinton.
      I call it the bipartisan joke!

    • That’s woke cancel culture coming from the GQP

    • @Swagger BOB LEE Go research Citizens United, and pay attention to who opposed it and who defended it. And which SC Justices voted for it.

    • Swagger BOB LEE | April 13, 2021 at 2:05 PM | Reply

      @Ro G corruptions spread like a cancer you fight it or you let yourself consumed by it .They choose greed we get what come with it.

  2. lynda medley | April 13, 2021 at 2:11 AM | Reply

    We appreciate any corporations willing to just stand with humanity on voting rights. We all need each other to thrive. Its easy for me to boycott certain businesses. But why should it come to this. The American public just wants justice and fairness.

    • @My Tale Russia??? You’re not seriously this ignorant are you?

    • @Polar Opposite Typical comment from a Republican supporter

    • @Rod Yes, Russia. It was less than two years ago your dear leader stood by his hero in Russia and proudly proclaimed that he trusted him more than he trusts the United States Intelligence Community

    • @Gambler umm. The intelligence community is and has been compromised for quite some time……

    • To answer the op’s question. Money, it’s the only thing that changes republican’s minds or makes them do ANYTHING to make the average American’s life better.
      Threaten to cut off their donations, or tell them the corporation will move out of the state because of their policies and they will say so publicly, and the republicans will change their minds even before the corporation has finished telling them what is going to happen.

  3. lynda medley | April 13, 2021 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    Mitch McConnel is getting too old and spoiled on corporate handouts

  4. Claire McCaskill clearly points out McConnell’s hypocrisy; that celebrated corporations’ citizenship; which allowed their dollars to promote candidates. They are involved in politics thanks to the Supreme Court ruling – promoted by Moscow Mitch.

    • @Debra Johnson Enlighten us? Only with the truth now…

    • Calling McConnell or any Republican hypocritical or two-faced just isn’t enough
      It doesn’t fully described their vastly enormously massive gigantic hypocrisy.
      You see, I used 4 words and it still doesn’t cover it.
      We need to invent a new word that fully encapsulate their immensely humongous, colossal gargantuan hypocrisy.
      Look I tried again and it still doesn’t properly describe it.
      Let me think on this

    • @Debra Johnson

      Watch Sean Hannity.
      He knows how to paint houses.

    • Debra Johnson | April 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @zerokmatrix And Democrats aren’t hypocritical.

    • ​@Debra Johnson Yes, they are, but nowhere near as much as the republicans!
      And before you say I’m biased because I’m a Democrat.
      I’m not, I live in the UK but over the past 6 years I’ve been following this American Political S**tshow because it’s fascinating and amazing and the best Reality TV ever!

      I started with no dog in the race, but it’s more than obvious to anyone with any brain capacity bigger than a gerbil that the Republicans are only in it for themselves, their donors and the money.

      And yes, some Democrats are also like that but at least most of them are trying to make laws that help people.
      When was the last big piece of legislation the Republicans passed that helped the average American??

  5. This kind of juvenile republican idiocy will affect US business on the global market – something they should consider before spitting their dummy on the floor. If McConnell tell big business to “Just shut up & pay me” again, the Republican party will make themselves persona non grata when it comes to feeding time at the corporate trough.

  6. brilliantly said, ty all. but moscow mitch doesn’t care about KY. under his ‘leadership’ we have gotten poorer and become less well educated. our gov, beshear, is our saving grace.

  7. If big business thinks they will get by with just a cameo, just remember WE control your future profits,
    more than the republicans do. This is fore/agin no fence post sitting on this

    • No. We as the American people do. It would be wise for corporations to not cave to the fringe left democrats.

  8. atheist abortionist antifa supersoldier ally | April 13, 2021 at 2:32 AM | Reply

    I wonder how much mitch has harmed this world

  9. Its the only way to reach them, if they won’t listen to the people, then hit them where they know it’ll hurt the most

    Their wallets

    • Millions of conservatives will do exactly that. Get “woke”, go broke. There’s NOTHING about these voter integrity laws that “suppress” the vote. To say otherwise makes YOU a racist.

    • larry taylor | April 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM | Reply

      @Polar Opposite
      Good point! However, if true, it’s about time the a$$holes contribute and support the Democratic Party and its platform. It’s amazing but something good has happened from the election and rejection of Trump: real Republicans have abandoned the party to extremists and racist to whither and die on the vine just like the Whig party of old. The party of Lincoln is a shell of itself, sad but true.

    • Polar Opposite | April 13, 2021 at 8:13 AM | Reply

      @larry taylor it would be great if Democrats and corporations can work together for the people. I just hope politicians don’t start seeing dollar signs and lose sight of the working people again. Seems every politician has their price these days.

    • larry taylor | April 13, 2021 at 3:18 PM | Reply

      @Rod
      C’mon Rod! Do you really think that suppressing the vote will solve anything? One thing I learned from watching the Civil Rights movement is nothing is given without a demand, and if the courts don’t nullify these outrageous state laws, the people will protest so loudly it will be heard around the world. You see Rod, this is a movement and its time for our democracy to form a more perfect union even if we have to drag knuckle-dragging racist alone with us. Let me explain it more scientifically: White Americans are at ZPG (zero population growth), for every one elderly person who dies one is baby born. Baby boomers cease producing large families; they were having a great time making money and climbing the social ladder, and once they die off-which will be relatively soon-whites people will be a minority, so naturally the country needs immigrants to make up the population difference since Europeans don’t relocate here in mass numbers anymore-we’re to violent. There are solutions that may work temporarily: war, disease (COVID-19), etc. . Yet that will fail too. And no! I’m not a racist just a realist. God I hope I’m alive to see GA, TX FL turn solid blue. I wonder where the racist will crawl after this reality sets in.

    • Exactly. Republicans only understand the language of money. Who knows maybe those big corporations could be the ones that end up saving our democracy.

  10. Cameron McCollough | April 13, 2021 at 3:17 AM | Reply

    Corporations employ us citizens, corporations underpay their employees, corporations lobby to get tax breaks. It’s about time corporations do something for the American people besides to try not to pay people what they deserve and fight against unions.

    • Polar Opposite | April 13, 2021 at 4:07 AM | Reply

      Don’t let corporations fool you. They aren’t stupid. They know the Republican party is in trouble. They are just shopping for a new party to buy.

  11. Giovanni Soave | April 13, 2021 at 3:21 AM | Reply

    Protecting democracy is every person’s and company”s duty.

  12. Dictatorship

    Guess they can See early Signs
    of Dictatorship emerging in the
    Republican Party. 🤷‍♀️

  13. Steve Stecko | April 13, 2021 at 5:56 AM | Reply

    I can’t believe how far backwards everything is going…

  14. Poor Mitch. He spent decades milking the corporate dragons, but now that the GOP has turned itself into a self destructive monster, the dragons are flexing their powerful wings and deciding for themselves where to breathe their fire.

  15. William Royer | April 13, 2021 at 6:50 AM | Reply

    Cell phone voting if you can do your banking online you should be able to vote online also 😀.

  16. Phropa-Ghanda

  17. McConnell also threatened corporations with “consequences” if they don’t fall in line. If these CEO s value the free market they will push back.

    • It’s an empty threat, the republicans have no power over any corporation. It’s the corporations that fund the republicans.
      It was McConnell’s way of saying to the corporation “please don’t do this, please don’t do this”

  18. Victor Pradha | April 13, 2021 at 8:10 AM | Reply

    People should be asking why corporations are taking a stance. They only do this if they see some future benefit to their business. And that would mean they’re seeing more future green on more voting rights side of the issue.

  19. Business leaders have a vested interest in this topic because they are customer-centric. And they want what is best for ALL customers. Because that ultimately affects the bottom line.

  20. Travis Rodesiler | April 13, 2021 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    Plain and simple, if any corporation supports these GOP lead voter suppression laws, I will boycott said business. I will spread the word and make others aware, in person and online.

    • Dennie Saunders | April 13, 2021 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      tell me, how hard is it to show an id to vote? people like you are what is leading up to the destruction of my country

    • Travis Rodesiler | April 13, 2021 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @Dennie Saunders I have every right to boycott anything I feel like boycotting. Do I not have rights or an opinion?

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