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Stuart Crouch

So you want us to believe that only the figurehead/mouthpiece of a corporation is the only one that opposes the Republicans' attempts to suppress voter turnout; something that targets people if color, minorities and other disadvantaged folk?

Seriously? You must not be able to understand just how ridiculous that comes across as being. It just might be that other people, from CEO'S, to BOD's, stockholders, investors and employees at any or all levels oppose the Republicans' pale, racist attempt to restrict voting for minorities, the poor and other disadvantaged folks. It just might be that businesses are not trying to convince anyone of anything; maybe they can just see the Republicans for what they are and are willing to speak up about it.

For you to try and assert that it's only one detached, independent person at the helm of any company shows how feeble your effort here truly is. You cannot polish a turd, yet you and others actually think you can get someone other than your own to believe an egregiously false narrative about "election integrity". What you're trying to sell, the majority of this country is not buying and they see you for exactly who & what you are.

Charles Douglas

There goes Mr. Crouch again just like LEFTISTS and LIBERALS are prone to do, and that is to holler and scream to the top of their voices indicating ......and sending a.fake ..false narrative that African-Americans, and other minorities are to dumb and stupid to know how to vote and how to comply with basic rules & procedures of fairness in a voting process! This stuff gets old after a while! Another thing, It was not Republicans who turned police dogs and fire hoses loose on BLACKS fighting for voting and Human rights in the SOUTH was it?

It was not Republicans who went into Emmitt Till's living quarters at 2-3 in the morning in Money, Mississippi back in 1955, and pulled him out of bed, loaded him in a vehicle and later torchered, beat, shot, and LYNCHED him...then dumped his body in a nearby river,...now was it? It was not Republicans who pulled up side of Ms. Viola Liuzzo, a White mother of five, and a volunteer from Michigan, and shot her in the head for helping BLACKS to protest for human rights in Alabama during Jim Crow was it? I can go on and on, countering these lies and deceptions the LEFT is trying to feed Minorities in efforts to keep us in our places, or to make it easy to go to prison or get on Welfare!

The LEFT is panicking now because many African-Americans young, and old are coming into the light and are seeing through the lies and deceptions DEMOCRATS have been feeding them for decades! It's called SLAVERY 3.0 ..VOTE HARVESTING! That old dog is getting to old to hunt! So trying to blame Racism, and Jim Crow on Conservatives is about wore out I think!

They never worked on me anyway because I know a Racisist when I see one, and I have seen plenty of them durring THE JIM CROW PERIOD WHERE I LIVED IN THE SOUTH DURING SEGREGATION! I did not have to read up on it out of the book so many had to do, because I LIVED it! It is shocking that in this day an age we have people insinuating that African-Americans are to stupid to get an ID to vote, but they know how to get one to drive, or to get food stamps, or to open a back account!

Gary Miller

Charles> Say it true again.

Gary Miller

Stuart> The real culpret is the Media and the lobbyists they control.

Carlos Ponce

Caveat emptor.

REGINALD LACKEY

Simply stated with a quote "Republicans buy sneakers too" from Michael Jordan.

Bailey Jones

I hope that everyone who believes that corporations have no place in politics will join me in opposing corporate and "dark" money contributions to political campaigns. If you really want to limit the role of corporations in deciding policy, the first step is to limit the role of the millionaires and billionaires who use PACs to buy elections and flood the airwaves with partisan propaganda.

Claudia Burnam

Bailey, I think this is the first time I have agreed with you.

Claudia Burnam

That's my comment, not CJ's. E G Wiley

Don Schlessinger

Bailey we finally agree on something.

Bailey Jones

YAY!

Paul Sivon

Not just dark money, but corporations influence through sponsored PACs and lobbyists.

Gary Miller

Bailey> Would you handicap Democrats by limiting political contributions to individual citizens? In last few elections over 80% of Democrat funding came from corporations, unions and media. Much of the other 20% came from millionaires who owned corporations.

Bailey Jones

I would absolutely handicap all candidates in all parties by limiting campaign donations to small amounts from human individuals who live in the candidate's district. I assume you're with me on this one - right, Gary?

Gary Scoggin

Successful corporations mainly serve three big groups: Shareholders, Customers and Employees. The job of the executives is to keep these three groups as happy as they can. (This is a generalization, of course; sometimes other groups are relevant to a particular company.)

When a company gets involved in political or other sensitive issues, it is usually because one or more of these key groups is demanding it. There may be some companies with autocratic CEOs who call the shots based on his (almost always "his") ideologies, but these are relatively few and far between. Successful companies have lots of accountability for those at the top.

Michael Woodson

If corporations are attempting to sway public opinion it's because they think doing so will get them more money. My whole life, it's been a basic assumption of American politics that the citizens mustn't use democracy (government ) to limit corporations' pursuit of money in any way. If that assumption is finally being questioned, well I'm all for it, but I hope everyone realizes how wide the effects will be.

Ted Gillis

And you know this Gary Miller because people who donate to Democrats are proud of their donations, and publicly announce it.

Not so true for republican donors.

Carlos Ponce

Democrats don't "publicly announce it". Republicans expose it! So why do Democrats HIDE donations made made by Soros?

Jim Forsythe

Sheldon G. & Miriam O. Adelson is a large contributor to the Republican's. Do not hear much about them.

If Soros donations are hidden, how do you know about them?

Ted Gillis

I’ve been waiting on my Soros donation for years.

And I’ll be sure to “announce” it once I get it.

Carlos Ponce

Ted Gillis' secret.... HE IS George Soros!

Gary Scoggin

Golly, I hope that’s true.

Ted, what’s the going rate for a protest these days?

Jim Forsythe

If Soros donations are hidden, how do you know about them?

Carlos Ponce

Shhh..... there are revealers out there who like to brag.

Bailey Jones

Jimmy Carter summed it up nicely in a 2015 interview:

HARTMANN: Our Supreme Court has now said, “unlimited money in politics.” It seems like a violation of the principles of democracy. … Your thoughts on that?

CARTER: It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congress members. So now we’ve just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election’s over. … The incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody’s who’s already in Congress has a lot more to sell to an avid contributor than somebody who’s just a challenger.

If you're not a Carter fan (because you lack a soul) here's a soulless Republican's take:

"Lobbyists and career politicians today make up what I call the Washington Cartel. And it operates very much like other cartels.

Let me explain to you how it works:

A bill is set to come before Congress, and career politicians' ears and wallets are open to the highest bidder. Corrupt backroom deals result in one interest group getting preferences over the other--although you give the other a chance to outbid them--or even worse, a very, very small interest group getting special carve-outs at the expense of taxpayers.

And those who don't oblige, well, they are shunned by the Cartel - effectively locked out." - Ted Cruz., June 24, 2015

Charles Douglas

[offtopic] Why or How come...we have yet to know the name of the officer who shot protester Ashli Babbitt in the nation's capitol back in January, when five seconds after the shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota a few days ago, the officer doing the shooting name was known world wide? Think justice is still blind in this country? How do anyone know when a flawed system of government gone wild, and off the deep end will turn on them? Today we find out that The LEFT has a bill on the floor of the House of Congress to Jerry-Rig the Supreme Court! "Put on your seatbelts" ..& ..."Buckle your Helmets"... it is going to be a rough six months coming up as I have forestated!

George Laiacona

Corporations have the money to influence the voter, but you must realize that the old folks don’t buy Coke, that is mostly consumed by the younger voters. Coke is not alone in supporting their consumers, Big money means big contributions to political campaigns. It would appear that the younger generation will vote for the big business that supports them. Remember it’s all about money!

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