GOP Has New Front In Culture Wars: Themselves

Ready… Aim… Fire!

NBC News:

Culture wars strain once unshakeable bond between Republicans, corporate America

Republicans and corporate America are on the outs.

In the past week alone, American Airlines and computer company Dell came out strongly against GOP-led bills that place restrictions on voting in their home base of Texas. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a rising star in Republican Party, continued to take heat for nixing a bill that would have imposed a ban on transgender athletes in sports, citing the potential impact on her state’s bottom line. And conservatives spent days bashing “vaccine passports” some businesses think are needed to return to normal.

And then there was Georgia, where the Republican-controlled state House narrowly voted to end a tax break worth millions that Delta enjoys on jet fuel after the airline’s CEO — along with the CEO of Coca-Cola, another major Atlanta-based business — condemned new voting restrictions in the state. (The GOP-led state Senate did not take up the measure.) On Friday, Major League Baseball pulled this year’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta in protest of that same law.

So what are the GQPers doing about this? Cancel-culturing the bastids, that’s what!

“Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections,” former President Donald Trump said in a statement. “Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”

“Why are we still listening to these woke corporate hypocrites on taxes, regulations & anti-trust?” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted.

OK, it’s pretty funny that the GQP is fighting a culture war against corporate America and suggesting boycotts (hello, Linda Harvey! Hello, One Million Moms!) which they also are agitating against as part of, you know, a culture war.

Such public dust-ups between businesses and members of the GOP are becoming more frequent, though the divide — possibly one of the most consequential in U.S. politics and society — is years in the making. The shift is the product of a Republican Party increasingly driven by “culture war” issues that animate a base invigorated by Trump and corporate powerhouses that are under more pressure than ever to align themselves with the left on voting rights, LGBTQ rights and anti-racist efforts.

The result is a fraying in relations between a GOP that has for years advocated for the kinds of libertarian economic policies that have widely benefited these businesses and companies that are using their might to help advance racial and social justice causes.

As the GQP circles the drain like a common Tidy Bowl Man, all they have got is culture wars. They are a party that stands for nothing and has no legislative agenda other than obstructing everything. Because they propose nothing in pending legislation, all they can do is shriek about the process in which they refuse to participate.

And now those same culture wars are wedging against their donors. This is delicious.

UPDATE 1: Amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell Attacks Corporate America!

McConnell: Corporations Shouldn’t Fall for Absurd Disinformation on Voting Laws

“…Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order. Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.”

 

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19 Responses to GOP Has New Front In Culture Wars: Themselves

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    “Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.”
    “That’s OUR schtick” McConnell did not add.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. sos says:

    Oh, the GQP is circling the drain but Tidy Bowl Man (common or otherwise) is way too good for them, IYKWIMAITYD.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. corporate powerhouses that are under more pressure than ever to align themselves with the left on voting rights, LGBTQ rights and anti-racist efforts.

    Oh bullshit. They’re not under pressure so much as following the Ameros.

    It’s the GQP that’s “under pressure” (warning: metpahors that have been featured in a “Will it blend” video to follow 🙂

    There are more of US than there are of THEM, and they’re increasingly desperate to try to find a way out of the trap they find themselves in without having to surrender to us.

    They THOUGHT they’d built themselves a glorious, sturdy and impregnable fortress of Minority Power to keep us out and them in power forever.

    They didn’t think to build an escape door in case of a siege. And the walls are closing in, and the rats are starting to panic, and soon they will start eating each other even more fiercely.

    (ffs, John Boehner just called a large number of them “morons”. )

    Liked by 3 people

    • R White says:

      1000 quatloos says that if you give boner two bottles of Spanish red and a recorder, he’ll no doubt spill the beans on gym jordan, paedophile extraordinaire.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. roket says:

    This ‘woke companies’ narrative is cracking me up. Bitching about waking up a sleeping giant is too little too late ya frigging dumbasses. It’s 3 am. How pissed is your woke sleeping giant??

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ten Bears says:

      I’m still trying to figure out what “woke” is!

      I figure it’s in scare quotes so must be bullshit.

      Liked by 1 person

      • tengrain says:

        Essentially that’s it, at least when a Republican says it, Ten Bears. — TG

        Liked by 1 person

      • Martin Pollard says:

        “Woke” and “cancel culture” are merely the latest examples of buzzwords that the Trumplicans throw around in an attempt to appropriate the left’s messaging and turn it around on them, but all it does is make them sound like a bunch of doddering old Boomers trying to “rap with the yutes.”

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      • pagan in repose says:

        Like all Luntz language, it is all bullshit and lies. Just buzz words to destroy with.

        Like

  5. MDavis says:

    That “far left mob” Mitch is alleging is all a matter of perspective. When you are so far right that you are using “My Fight” for a map, then anyone to the left of McCarthy looks like left wing dragons.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. spotthedog says:

    The GQP is devolving to consist of only confederate jesus nazis, still more of them than there should be.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ten Bears says:

    Having been against government since against government wasn’t cool, I’m a little annoyed that the reich-wingers are using my schtick. Can’t these daughter-fuckers come up with something original?

    Also annoyed that other than the Home Depot, which is easy enough to avoid, there’s nobody in Georgia for me to boycott that I’m already not doing business with. I don’t “golf”, watch baseball, eat or drink shit, or fly somewhere I can’t get to in my old four by four. There is literally nothing there that I can’t already do without.

    What Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginias, the whole fucking south needs is a UN Peacekeeping Force and a UN supervised election. Put Jimmy Carter in charge.

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  8. Buttermilk Sky says:

    When you want a definition, go to the source.
    “Fascism is corporatism.” (Benito Mussolini)
    Corporate communism? Never heard of him.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sirius Lunacy says:

    ‘Politically correct”, “cancel culture” and “woke” as far as I can tell are all related to The Golden Rule. The Rethuglicans would look bad if they were against The Golden Rule, so they make up new terms for it that they think they can get away with being against. Branding and rebranding, it’s what Republicans do.

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