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Republicans get weird

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Not all Republicans, of course. Jennifer Rubin is a Republican, and her column in the Washington Post (gift link, no paywall) shows that rational Republicans reject what the Republican party has now become. She writes:

Open Secrets reports that from 2019 to 2020, business PACs poured more than $21.3 million into Republican coffers. (Covering their bets, they also gave roughly $15.8 million to Democrats.) The rotten return on their largesse should prompt corporate executives to rethink their political giving.

After the Jan. 6 insurrection — and after many Republicans voted to overturn the 2020 election — many corporations declared they would no longer give to Republicans. Many have since reconsidered. Did business leaders think these Republicans have turned over a new leaf?

If so, they were terribly naive, given Republicans’ subsequent conduct. In continuing to fund antidemocratic Republicans, corporations are courting disaster not only for the country but also for their corporations, which depend on the rule of law, functional democracy and peaceful transfers of power.

At the state level, Republicans have continued to undermine democracy with a tsunami of voting suppression and election suppression laws. When Major League Baseball and other businesses objected to Georgia’s voter suppression bill last year, the Republican governor and state lawmakers — not to mention Republicans inside the Beltway — threatened to retaliate.

Texas has been no more hospitable to business. Republicans there also passed a massive bill to . . .

Continue reading. (gift link, no paywall)

Written by Leisureguy

18 April 2022 at 12:46 pm

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