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Other companies will stop spreading money around to politicians of either party:

  • Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.
  • Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit.
  • Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely.

It’s hard to have any hope for the Republican party, but if any can be had it is this.

Despite the Democrat party having vastly outraised the GOP in corporate donations since 2004, the hapless GOP continues to allow itself to be portrayed as the corporatist party. Trump personifies this–the businessman cheer led hard for corporations like Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson to deliver America from the Covid catastrophe at warp speed. For his adulation, praise, and favorable government treatment, the corporations sat on the news of an impending vaccine until the week after the presidential election, denying him a much needed electoral bump for his efforts.

A populist party existing for America’s working men and women and their families cannot be the party of Morgan Stanley, Citibank, and JP Morgan. There is going to be a growing number of politically homeless economic leftists progressively disillusioned by the hard reassertion of the unchallenged political power of the neo-liberal establishment under the Biden administration. There is a big opportunity for the budding new Republican party here.

And they can be good company. Just because Wokeists are utterly humorless doesn’t mean all leftists are:

 
• Category: Economics, Ideology • Tags: Business, Election 2020, Populism 
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  1. anon[551] • Disclaimer says:

    There is going to be a growing number of politically homeless economic leftists progressively disillusioned by the hard reassertion of the unchallenged political power of the neo-liberal establishment under the Biden administration.

    Very unlikely. You underestimate the large tolerance that leftards have for cognitive dissonance.

    • Replies: @neutral
    , @V. K. Ovelund
  2. KenR says:

    Do you still believe that honest elections are possible?

  3. Anonymous[130] • Disclaimer says:

    I love Donald Trump and pray to St. Michael the Archangel for his protection every day. The demonic forces are concentrated against him like nothing I’ve ever seen. I agree with E. Michael Jones that Donald Trump’s status in world history is at the level of Alexander the Great.

    • LOL: Hugo Silva
    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  4. Pericles says:

    Marriott International, Morgan Stanley, Dow and Others to Stop Bribing Republican Lawmakers

    Lol, never mind the FBI running amuck, this is the real punishment. How unfair — the Republicans did everything they could to stop that nasty old Trump and now that he’s gone (almost), the party is getting discarded like a used condom. Perhaps they can complain about it on Parler.

    • LOL: The Alarmist
    • Replies: @fnn
  5. El Dato says:

    Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.

    It is a strange democracy indeed when companies start to OPENLY say what they want to see from duly elected lawmakers. Of course, it’s also a populist marketing grab. “We don’t buy $ethnical” and “We don’t fund people who aren’t 100% behind our Joe” are both advertisement banners of the same kind.

    Now Ron Paul got squelched on Sugarberg’s book, too.

    And AirBnB is policing the underlying reason of people’s travels.

    Imagine if that had happend during the Kavanugh hearings freakshow.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  6. neutral says:
    @anon

    They are no different to the cuckservative right, they have no defense when race is used against their ideology. They want things like minimum wage or free health care, but such things simply can not work with mass immigration or blacks given equal rights.

  7. “They” control all the levers of the state. Any populist party that arises can only dream they will get off as lightly as the so-called Tea Party or even the Branch Davidians … ok, just kidding about the last one … they know how valuable prison labour is these days.

  8. Dumbo says:
    @El Dato

    And AirBnB is policing the underlying reason of people’s travels.

    I hope they go bankrupt and a better option comes. What a disgusting company. This, after pushing BLM, and all the problems associated with “youth” house parties.

    Has there even been a time were billionaires had this “holier than thou” attitude? Big Tech companies are really something. They don’t only want to crush you, they want you to feel that they are “nice” as they crush you.

    Not even the Robber Barons of old were as brazen.

    Imagine Rockefeller or Ford having slogans like “Don’t be Evil”.

    • Agree: unit472
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @John Regan
  9. Dumbo says:

    I don’t like to use this language, but… We are fucked. It really is open season on whites now, and in particular working-class whites. It’s totally open, the language is like Nazi speech directed at the Jews, or worse. And companies are very openly establishing censorship and even political disruption (is censoring a sitting president not “political interference”?). And we see an increasingly tyrannical, police-state government, under the excuse of “Covid” (but soon also “global warming”, “domestic terrorism” or other excuses, Covid just established the precedent).

    The worst is: most people don’t even see it. As long as they can stay home with an UBI, watching porn and smoking weed, all is well I suppose…

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Tlotsi
  10. fnn says:
    @Pericles

    But you still get a job aa a tree-stump removal specialist. If the FBI/DOJ stitch you up you can spend 10-20 years in prison for picking your nose in a white nationalist and insurrectionary fashion.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  11. fnn says:

    The ships have been set on fire and there’s no turning back, if GOP wants to survive they’ll have to become a pro-working class, anti-imperialist and anti-globalist party. They have to remain somewhat anti-environmentalist due to their rotten boroughs in places like Wyoming. The only remaining question is where will they find donors?

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
    • Replies: @unit472
  12. unit472 says:

    The real import of this is not to any incumbents re-election. No candidate would seek or even want the endorsement of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan or Dow Chemical. This is aimed at incumbents net worth and sinecures for their family- the important stuff not the lousy government paycheck. This about the Hunter Biden style perks of being a Washington insider. If corporate America doesn’t want you neither will a K street lobbying firm want your wife, child or YOU when you lose your seat or retire.

  13. Arclight says:

    A lot of donations to the parties just go to various parasitic consultants on messaging and so on, so my guess is there is a lot of fat that could be cut without really damaging the party’s prospects, so long as they have the brains to run on the issues normal people care about rather than a thinly-disguised Chamber of Commerce policy platform.

    But yes, this also opens the door for the GOP to highlighting just how much money the Democrats take from huge companies while claiming to be the party of the unheard. They could be even bolder and outflank the left if they proposed a Constitutional amendment to address campaign finance, but my guess is that the Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell faction is still way too strong to contemplate anything that would turn down the spigot when it comes to the constellation of political consultants and lobby shops that employ their former aides.

    • Agree: HyperDupont
  14. unit472 says:
    @fnn

    Not really a problem for an incumbent politician to find donors. Individual donors are FEC limited to what $2500 per election to any single candidate and there are plenty of people willing to give some fraction of that even if it is only $20 per month to a candidates re-election.

    It is the Super PAC money that corporations can raise that can do real damage to a candidate. There is no limit to their spending and they can blanket a state or district with negative ads about a candidate. You don’t even know who they are other than some sanitized name like Americans for Decency!

  15. @Dumbo

    Maybe authorities in Red states ought to look to including AirBnB as an accomplice in cases involving evasion of local occupancy taxes and violation of local ordinances by the owners of units that don’t dot their i’s and cross their t’s. If I was an association owner with an AirBnB that didn’t follow the rules, they’d be named as a codefendant in the lawsuit we’d file against the unit owner.

  16. @Dumbo

    As long as they can stay home with an UBI, watching porn and smoking weed, all is well I suppose…

    At some point, as the stores run out of food to feed their lazy asses, they’ll get marched out to the fields to “earn” their UBI.

  17. It will be real news when the Corporatist types have so well secured their positions tht they no longer need the Democrats. That isn’t too far away. These corporate types are serious bean counters. They hate to devote any resource to anything or anyone that is not going to provide a return next quarter. They know that the Republican® old guard is as useless as teats on a boar, and no longer need to pretend otherwise. No more support for the old Elephants. That weill be the whole establishment, think tanks , media types, consultants, all of them. That is an entire class of people, most of whom figured they were good to go.

    Nope, when they (our real rulers) decide that the Dem infrastructure/theater set is no longer needed, a whole bunch of people will be suddenly out of work. HR departments, universities, think tanks, media types, lots and lots of affirmative action hires. An entire class of people. And these boys and girls won’t go quietly into the night the way the Republican® crowd will.

    Should be fun to watch. Sad. Maybe bloody. But fun! All you discharged Republicans need to remember to stay on the sidelines while the Lefti/Prog crew eat each other. Let disorder reign!!

  18. @Dumbo

    Imagine Rockefeller or Ford having slogans like “Don’t be Evil”.

    Henry Ford was actually one of the good guys — the quintessential old-fashioned American farm boy who made it big on honest work and bright ideas, but didn’t forget his roots. He had the affront to be successful and yet keep caring about the American people. And the East Coast Establishment never forgave him for it.

    Also, while sometimes naïve, he was a pretty smart and insightful man all things told. If we had listened to what Ford had to say about financialization and the bankocracy, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

    Anyone reading this who might be interested in American history would do well to download his writings from Archive.org, in case they get memory holed under the Biden Camel administration. Or, if the ones that touch on issues concerning a certain tribe are too strong medicine for some, at least check out his autobiography. That one has almost nothing that would be “politically incorrect” even today, yet lays out a large part of why our system isn’t working.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Dumbo
  19. The GOP hates the Deplorables. Try reading The American Conservative. The Deplorables are the remnant of the American People. They are a People without a Country. Separation is their only way forward. Democrats and Republicans are owned by our enemies.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  20. @anon

    Very unlikely. You underestimate the large tolerance that leftards have for cognitive dissonance.

    I think that you are correct, but that AE is also correct regarding “economic leftists.” The reason you are both correct is that moderate economic leftists in the early 21st-century Anglosphere are not left at all. They’re right.

    I am aware that @dfordoom believes that such observations prove that left and right are poor categories, but I disagree. I believe that they’re poor categories if one makes the mistake of trying to apply peculiarly Anglospheric 20th-century answers to 21st-century questions. If that mistake is avoided, then left and right are fine categories which explain rather a lot.

    “Economic leftist” is a 20th-century term. It wasn’t even a good term during the 20th century, but it’s just backward now. I still understand what the term is intended to mean, but for my own part, I don’t use it any more.

  21. Dumbo says:
    @John Regan

    Yes, that’s right. He’s even on record saying that “The only statement I care to make about the Protocols [of the Elders of Zion] is that they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old and they have fitted the world situation up to this time. They fit it now.” (1921)

    Now, I wonder what he would have thought about the current Ford Foundation, which has been funding several left-wing causes over the years all around the world, including Israel.

  22. Realist says:

    Marriott International, Morgan Stanley, Dow and Others to Stop Bribing Republican Lawmakers

    Yes, they will only support those that will openly screw the American people.

  23. The far left wants to nationalize most of the economy; all those big donors are going to have to find moderates that are willing to vote against the socialists, in return for a lifetime bonus of a few million dollars (or bitcoin, or whatever).

    There’s your “new” Republican Party (whatever its actual name will be). They can’t call it the “Corporatist Party”, that’s too on the nose.

  24. Pericles says:
    @fnn

    As many a social media account holder has learned, it doesn’t matter if you’re a good boy. The FBI/DOJ/… can still stitch you up for racist removal of tree stumps of color if that’s what they want.

  25. Less money for the GOP might be a bad thing.

    But fewer economic incentives to emulate Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan, might actually work out very well indeed.

  26. @Anonymous

    At age 20, Alexander the Great had conquered the world.

    At age 20, Donald Trump had yet to conquer his puberty.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  27. nebulafox says:
    @Liberty Mike

    Nice and pithy. I like it.

    But Gaugamela was still five years away from Alexander then. And while Alexander was unquestionably one of the most gifted military commanders of all time, his father gave him a lot to work with. Compare him to the likes of Cyrus or Genghis Khan (or even Julius Caesar), who weren’t given such a start, and the age gap between them doesn’t look as damning.

    • Replies: @Barbarossa
    , @Liberty Mike
  28. Dr. Doom says:

    Wall Street recognizes that the GOPe dopes do not have much influence.
    Influence to peddle that is.
    Stupid Joe Biden is not going to be able to “govern”.

    The D-Party is the Last Gasp of a Dying System.
    War is coming. It is here.
    The Zionist System no longer has any real support.

    The New Order is here.
    DO not assist. RESIST.
    Sabotage, subvert and smile.

    Do not comply.
    Do not support.
    Form into small groups.

    Zion is DEAD.
    Long live the New Order.
    Everything changes eventually…

  29. @nebulafox

    Are you implying that Frederick Christ Trump Sr. did not gird the loins of his offspring with the same assiduous attention that Philip of Alexandria lavished on Alexander?!

    Shame on you. I’m sure that Donald Trump had at least as bigly a teacher in his youth as Aristotle.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  30. @nebulafox

    Pithy has its place.

    So does War and Peace.

  31. nebulafox says:
    @Barbarossa

    We once had an age of gold. Then there was an age of silver. Then bronze. Then iron. Then iron mixed with clay. We even had an age of farce.

    Now we have the age of stock phrases.

  32. anon[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Now we have the age of stock phrases.

    I wonder how well they will age?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  33. Stealth says:

    Every non-mainstream leftist I’ve followed has disappointed me. They value conformity above all else – just like all lefties do – and when they’re told to get back in line, they say, “yes, sir” without hesitation.

  34. Dr. Doom says:

    China Mitch McConnell says he wants to “purge” Trump voters from the GOP.
    That should kill them right there. Do not support these LOSERS.
    Stay local. Do not support the state or federales.

    Disconnect from the GOPe dopes.
    They just lost Big Money Adelson. He’s gone for good.
    The remaining Koch head is supporting the D-Party.

    Do not assist. RESIST.
    Do not contribute to these LOSERS.
    Trump is gone, the neocons should be left to wither away like the Whigs.

  35. This is what happens when Jews control the gods. Jewish gods sent the locusts and the frogs. Get on your knees and repent.

    ROTFL.

  36. Tlotsi says:
    @Dumbo

    Give me liberty, or give me head!

  37. nebulafox says:
    @anon

    I don’t think it is an accident that so much of the mockery used online these days revolves around usage of stock phrases in the absence of an ability to think critically.

  38. 216 says:

    The risk is that these WokeCapitalists will start funding the Lolbertarian Party

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  39. @216

    It’s too white and too male.

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