Americans are largely of the understanding that, if we’re not careful, our elected officials will continue to carve out ever larger pieces of the pie for themselves, while leaving the rest of us out to dry. This has been ongoing for decades, with lobbyists and special interest groups providing most of the lubrication in this greasing of the palms.
But now that corporate America is pushing back against the ruling class in Congress, some are lashing out, wondering why their enormous and economically powerful friends have forsaken them.
Mitch McConnell, in defending an extremely controversial voter reform law in Georgia, lashed out at the corporations that have pressured lawmakers to change their tune.
The broadside from the Senate minority leader, who has aligned himself with the business community for decades, is just the latest sign of a fraying alliance between big companies and the Republican Party. In the wake of the cancellation of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Georgia over new election laws there, McConnell (R-Ky.) flashed frustration that companies appear to be taking direction from Democratic complaints about the law.
“Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex. Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling,” McConnell said in a lengthy statement on Monday. “Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order.”
Of course, the most pertinent issue in all of governing is being certain that the will of the people is being done. In this case, it appears that Coca-Cola has a different idea of what this “will of the people” is than Mitch McConnell does.
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