It turns out that Mitch McConnell doesn’t actually think corporations are people or that money is speech if the companies in question aren’t speaking his language. Instead, he warned them to “stay out of politics,” since they “invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs.” Uh huh.
Mitch, who then tried to step away from his remarks since “I didn’t say that artfully,” is mad because large employers in Georgia eventually got around to responding to a voter suppression law there that may as well have been authored by Lester Maddox. The companies came out for the controversial proposition, in GOP circles, that every American should have the right and opportunity to vote.
And that isn’t what McConnell signed up for as he spent the past three decades waging war on behalf of unregulated corporate cash’s “right” to corrupt our democracy. What he meant, as anyone who’s watched his incredibly destructive career knows, is that those corporations were welcome to bestow wheelbarrows of cash upon Republicans, to relieve him of the burden of having to actually develop policy ideas to improve Americans’ lives and get around the fact he’s a charisma event horizon.