And from the land of cringeworthy hypocrisy…
When whores talk back to their pimp, they get b**ch-slapped. Moscow Mitch should have known better.
How many examples can you give of democrats operating in the land of cringeworthy hypocrisy?
One of the founders of the Black Lives Matter terrorist group, who is a self described socialist, just paid $1.4 million for a luxury home in an up scale Los Angeles neighborhood. As usual, it’s capitalism for her and socialism for everyone else.
It’s nice that the shake down money that BLM collects from wealthy corporations has been used to support the upscale real estate market.
The corporation at the center of Citizens United, was a group of ordinary people who combined their resources to speak out on an issue important to them.
Like it or not, it was held up, because striking it down would have made a casualty of the 1st amendment. Meanwhile, it wouldn’t have stopped money’s entry into politics.
Sorry CS; you’re just wrong on this.
Thanks for all that, but I wasn’t opining on CU, the point of the post was to point out MM’s hypocrisy and the fact that he only wants to uphold the 1st amendment (as I’m sure he agrees with you more than me) as long as people, or in this case, corporations, aren’t exercising their rights to protest causes that aren’t supported by the right.
I think that’s the first time I’ve heard the Koch brothers being described as “ordinary people”. Citizens United is the poster child of astroturfing in politics.
You’re reaching here.
There’s mention they made a donation once, I see no indication of what amount, and there is nothing showing they’re apart of Koch’s network.
Citizens united was not started by the Koch’s, they are not run by them. Looking at the history of the organization they had relationships with Fox news types, but that’s as far as it goes.
These look like assumptions to me.
Need some sauce.
He has no problem at all with corporations joining PACs to voice their opinions or making donations, he said that outright.
What he has a problem with is the economic and policy blackmail.
Whether it’s social media sites that police conservative speech, or companies requiring not just their employees but their customers to toe woke lines (or suffer the consequences), they’re acting as just what he says; a parallel government.
And this was predicted decades ago. Leviathan and it’s Enemies laid out that the bourgeoisie values conflict with the values of the managerial class.
The latter is a value set shared by corporate boardrooms and politicians, but largely not by those sole proprietors or partnerships who run small to medium sized shops. People who made fortunes through their own efforts, and don’t act in committees.
And that’s the conflict here. Woke managerialism is seeking compliance, yet is coming up against bourgeoisie resistance, and is trying to punish State institutions that reflect the latter’s values and not their own.
Mcconnell, whose is not himself a perfect representative of the bourgeoisie, is simply voicing his side of that tension.