Defending Democracy, Corporations Reprise 2006 Role, This Time Against Republicans | Rachel Maddow 1

Defending Democracy, Corporations Reprise 2006 Role, This Time Against Republicans | Rachel Maddow

 

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of when Republicans, in 2006, worked with corporations to rally support for renewing the Voting Rights Act in a bid to draw the support of Black voters. Fifteen years later, corporations are again standing up for voting rights but this time in opposition to Republicans. Aired on 04/07/2021.
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Defending Democracy, Corporations Reprise 2006 Role, This Time Against Republicans | Rachel Maddow

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  1. My husband swears by Patagonia clothes! Made me want to try their women’s clothing line actually – had no idea they donated $1 mil to the New Georgia movement! Nice! That’s a company I want to support

    1. I have a Patagonia shirt I have used for skiing as well as other winter sports for 25 years. It is ragged but I literally wore it today while skiing. They’ve always been a great company with regards to environmental protection and social issues

    2. McConnell to corporationsl: “Stay out of politics”, (unless you are donating dark money to a republican politicians campaign)

    3. Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

      On 13 October 1948, President Harry Truman

  2. If Mitch McConnell wants business to stay out of politics, let them begin by stopping all political contributions. What’s the betting McConnell changes his tune very quickly after that!

    1. He already had, he issued a “clarifying statement” that his statement didn’t include donations

  3. Big corporations, just withold money from people like McConnell. The PEOPLE will appreciate that and reward you in kind by buying your product. That’s a win win for all!

  4. I laugh every time I hear McConnell tell corporations to stay out of politics. However, if they choose to remain in politics, where McConnell put them, the corporations should donate their best trial lawyers to fight the Republican Cancel Democracy Movement’s election nullification laws in court.

  5. When push comes to shove, corporations know that consumers are the ones that affect their bottom line. They aren’t willing to be on the wrong side of history with the GOP. Political parties rise and fall, but consumers are forever.

    1. @A T
      Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

      On 13 October 1948, President Harry Truman

    2. Exactly and they value their black and Hispanic and Asian consumers just as much as any white coke drinker. It’s a commercial decision

    3. Americans standing up for America! Corporations standing for voting rights, Yes! This is our great America.

  6. brilliantly said and explained, ty dr maddow! moscow mitch continuously shows his contempt for this nation and everything for which we stand, and he is backed up by his fellow gqp-ers!

    1. This is the hill trump finally dies on. Or, takes back America in suppressed elections, never to return it, till he dies? A big loss at the midterms will finish his brand for good. Suppression of the vote is their End Game. This is it. Everything you’ve got left needs to go into this final battle, if you want to win this war? . . .

    2. @Nicholas A.
      Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

      On 13 October 1948, President Harry Truman

  7. Mitch McConnell: “Big corporations should stay out of politics”.

    30 seconds later: “But keep giving me millions of dollars in donations”.

    1. He literally was on the Citizens United case that infamously said the money is speech and that corporations are people.

      Do Republicans not know that there is such a thing as video?

    2. @bobba fett : I remembered the case in point, but didn’t know McConnel was in on it? That figures. Well, they’re just exercising their, “free speech,” as, “people,” just like he wanted.

    3. Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

      On 13 October 1948, President Harry Truman

    4. @bobba fett They do….They just don’t give a FF….They think ppl like you and me are brainless zombies….Unbelievable…

    1. He’s the biggest lobbyist for big corps.. hoping Republican voters are stupid enough to believe him and they will.

  8. Which companies have given money to mitchie? Might be a good thing to pressure these companies into pulling their funding out from under him.

    1. Moscow mitch is the problem. I hear hes one of the richest within whitehouse. And has yhe most decrepit state and poorest people. They needs to ask where the money is and why they are kept increasingly poor

    2. Many of the turtles supporters are the Coal and Fossil Fuel folks. Imagine if they stopped sending those big checks to the Republican’ts and started sending MORE (they already support both parties to some extent) to the Democrats. The turtle would quickly change his talking points like a good hypocrite.

    1. There are other ways I’d like to see McConnell. One of them involves a triangular split rail, tar and feathers.

    2. McConnell has been screwing the country for over 35 years now. It’s long time overdue that he was put out to pasture in a Senior Citizen’s Home for criminals.

    3. MITCH: “Stay outa OUR
      Politics! Get my drift?!”
      VOTERS: Yeah, Mitch! We
      get your msg! It’s just NOT
      gonna scare us any more!
      You’re gonna have to TRY
      threatening & blackmailing
      and bullying somebody ELSE
      from now on! Your POWER in
      Politics & Washington DC is
      OVER !! Cause we can all see
      now… “the EMPEROR HAS NO
      CLOTHES!!” Bye, Bye and So
      Long, “Mitchy-Baby”!!

  9. “Corporations are people, too.” When they donate mega-bucks to Republicans. Not so much if they oppose voter restrictions.

    1. Funny how it’s all about their, “free speech,” until they, “say,” something, right? You just can’t sell, “Try a Coke with your Fascism,” as a strap line, I guess? I mean, if they’re this upset, just because they’re pulling out of being associated with Voter Suppression, imagine how they’d scream if they took a STAND against the GOP? My advice to Moscow Mitch? Stay out of corporate America, or you might force them to justify their stance? . . .

    2. Honestly, Mitch is right even though he said this in total bad faith. Why are we letting multinationals dictate policy?

    3. @John C Oh I can totaly see it. But if you take it out of that context, he’s actually right! Corporations and wall street should not be able to interfere in politics. This time, they’re on your side, but tomorrow, they’ll lobby against your workers rights, against food safety regulations, etc.

  10. It was Mitch McConnell who said, almost 20 years ago, that corporations were considered individuals when it comes to politics. NOW he is claiming that they should stay out of politics or face the consequences-EXCEPT for political “contributions” (hypocritical blackmail IMO).

    1. He even said more: „that‘s not what you are designed for“
      Isn‘t politics designed to serve the society, of which cooporations are a vital part (according to Mitch).
      But what will he do?
      No longer take their money?
      Increase their taxes?

  11. Tonight I am going to put on my Patagonia shirt and enjoy a Coke while I watch the ball game on my AT&T phone.

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