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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 06:29 AM

Go after these seditious senators by threatening to boycott their corporate benefactors

We should contact these corporations and threaten a boycott of their business if they donít stop all donations to these traitors.

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee: Top donors: HCA, Southwest Family of Companies, FedEx, AT&T, Comcast

Mike Braun, Indiana: Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Reyes Holdings, Alliance Coal, Eli Lilly, Wabash Valley Produce

Ted Cruz, Texas: Woodforest National Bank, Lockheed Martin, Berkshire Hathaway, Sullivan & Cromwell, Delta Air Lines, Insperity, Stewart Title Guaranty

Steven Daines, Montana: Charter Communications, Langlas & Associates, Amgen, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, FedEx, United Parcel Service

Josh Hawley, Missouri: Diamond Pet Foods, Emerson Electric, Herzog Contracting, Hunter Engineering, Charles Schwab Corp, Edward Jones, Alliance Coal

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin: Northwestern Mutual, Foley & Lardner, Koch Industries, ABC Supply, Honeywell, AT&T Jenmar Corp., Elliott Management, CSX

John Kennedy, Louisiana: Acadian Ambulance Service, Atco Investment, Morris & Dickson, Amway/Alticor, Central Management, Ochsner Health System

James Lankford, Oklahoma: Koch Industries, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Honeywell, Cox Enterprises, Ernst & Young, Devon Energy, United Parcel Service, Berkshire Hathaway

Bill Hagerty, Tennessee: Rogers Group, Apollo Global Management, FedEx, HCA, Cerberus Capital Management, Hall Capital, International Paper

Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming: Sinclair Companies, San Francisco Giants, Occidental Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, Pinnacle West Capital

Roger Marshall, Kansas: Burns & McDonnell, Nuterra Capital, Poet LLC, Watco Companies, Bukaty Companies, Goldman Sachs, Spirit Aerosystems, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Tommy Tuberville, Alabama. Hometown Lenders, Drummond Co., Wellborn Cabinet, Collazo Enterprises, Proshot Concrete

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Reply Go after these seditious senators by threatening to boycott their corporate benefactors (Original post)
augyboston Jan 5 OP
gab13by13 Jan 5 #1
CBHagman Jan 5 #7
Magoo48 Jan 5 #2
ananda Jan 5 #3
sunnybrook Jan 5 #4
ananda Jan 5 #5
Silver Gaia Jan 5 #12
ananda Jan 5 #19
ananda Jan 5 #20
Democracy2020 Jan 5 #6
Wednesdays Jan 5 #8
Hugin Jan 5 #9
Duppers Jan 5 #21
mitch96 Jan 5 #10
bucolic_frolic Jan 5 #11
malaise Jan 5 #13
Liberal In Texas Jan 5 #14
Squinch Jan 5 #15
maxrandb Jan 5 #16
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 5 #17
orangecrush Jan 5 #18
Duppers Jan 5 #22

Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 07:04 AM

1. There needs to be a campaign to shine light on these people,

everywhere they go in public. We need to get better at messaging, we need a phrase to repeat to them in public over and over that attempts to call them out and embarrass them. They are members of the "coup caucus." They need to be denigrated to the point that they can't run for president in 2024.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:37 AM

7. The point about cutting off their higher ambitions here and now is important.

We cannot allow this group to be normalized through coverage that treats this all as an exciting game instead of a cynical use of their positions and indeed privilege. They need to be seen as every bit as toxic and destructive as they are.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:06 AM

2. Great idea.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:18 AM

3. I wish I could.

I don't have any choices right now,
so I have to use Spectrum and Amazon.

When Covid is under control, I can use
Amazon much less.

I have no choice about Spectrum. It's
the only provider here.

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:25 AM

4. I don't see Amazon on the list

Maybe you are referring to Amgen?

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Response to sunnybrook (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:28 AM

5. Good. But...

Amazon still has some serious negatives.

I ordered a new computer from another vendor,
but they haven't shipped it yet. I'm waiting till
Wednesday, then I might have to cancel that order
and use Amazon.

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Response to ananda (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:50 AM

12. Who does your other vendor use for shipping?

Most use FedEx and UPS. Both are on the lists above. They are both experiencing some major delays right now, too, which might have something to do with why your computer hasn't shipped. Amazon has their own in-house shipping for most areas of the country, although they sometimes use UPS for heavy or bulky items, or if it's a third-party item. If it's sold and shipped by Amazon, I've rarely had problems with them. If I do, their customer service is quick and easy to deal with. Just a thought... They may have negatives (there are few retailers that don't, IMO), but at least Bezos is not a Trumper. JMHO.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 09:41 AM

19. FedEX, but they haven't shipped it yet.

xxx

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 09:42 AM

20. Yeah, I'll switch back to Amazon if it doesn't get shipped by tomorrow.

I agree with your analysis.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:46 AM

8. We should also make a list of specific products and services

These companies provide. For example, IIRC, Georgia Pacific paper company is part of the Koch empire. So, whenever you buy Dixie Cups, you're adding to the Koch's fortune.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:46 AM

9. Thanks for gathering this listing.

What it illustrates to me is the Corporatists strategy of focusing resources on low population States as means of controlling the Senate.

It's the GrOPper big three in action. In order, Suppression, Gerrymandering (for the House), and Rural Political Investment (for the Senate).

They've found over the years that it is cheaper and easier to buy the Senate by focusing resources at what they cynically see as the stupid fly-over rubes in the rural areas. They accomplish this by throwing chunks of money (far less than if they were trying to compete in more populous areas) at campaigns, right-wing groups, and Radio/Local Media. They view radio/media as an investment and are willing to suffer a substantial operating loss in order to achieve their political and ideological goals. The returns in power/cash for this strategy are much higher in the long run than what they'd have to spend in the urban America.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:06 AM

21. Astute analysis of their tactics.

TY!

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:47 AM

10. yup, hit 'em in the wallet.. Above all else they understand that...$$$talks, bullshizer walks... nt

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:48 AM

11. It's a great idea

Excess corporate profits enable corporations to spend the money we pay them for their products on politicians we would never support if given the choice.

It also helps to become extremely frugal with how and where you spend your money. You really can keep more for yourself through prudent spending habits, DIY skills, sourcing in outdated merchandise, spending locally.

What we have is corporate tyranny because corporations make choices for us, instead of us for them.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:55 AM

13. Great post

Rec

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:57 AM

14. Rec. Good idea. n/t

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:58 AM

15. Great idea!

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:58 AM

16. This is the Key

One of the most effective acts of the Civil Rights movement was boycotts.

The ONLY thing Retrumplicans understand are what is in their wallets.

Even the packing of the courts was NOT about religious freedom, or abortion, or ANY of the "social" issues people love to fight about.

Everything these fucksticks do is for one purpose. It's to transfer wealth from the American Middle Class and poor, to the wealthiest individuals and corporations...EVERYTHING!

Hell, they don't even give a shit if it's an American corporation, or an international corporation, they'll take a kickback from either.

And do you know why it will never change? The wealthy and the corporations PAY NO CONSEQUENCE Why should they care? They've gotten everything they've wanted, and there are no "pitchforks and torches" at their doors.

If you pay no price, you're behavior will never change.

It's way past time to use the power of boycotts and shutdowns to hit them in the only place they care about, their wallets and bottom line.

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 09:03 AM

17. Let's all boycott FedEx and UPS, and only use USPS, for starters.

That's an easy one.

Blackburn, Daines, Lankford, and Hagerty are supported by UPS and/or FedEx

Thank you for this list!


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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 09:27 AM

18. KICK

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Response to augyboston (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:09 AM

22. TY! EXCELLENT POST!

Found Warren Buffett's, supposedly a Dem, Berkshire Hathaway listed 3 times! Most disappointing.

FedEx listed 6 times.

UPS - twice

Koch - 4x's


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