The Downside of the Corporate Boycott on the GOP

A new report is explaining how the corporate boycott of the GOP could backfire.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The wave of corporations cutting their political giving in the wake of the Capitol riot is intended to punish Republicans for backing the president’s reckless election challenge, but a surprising body of academic research suggests the corporations’ actions could unintentionally fan the flames of extremism.

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Dozens of corporations have ended contributions to House and Senate Republicans who backed Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the election in Congress, while others have paused giving altogether, citing the violence in the Capitol. But their withdrawal may leave an unexpected vacuum: Research indicates that corporations exert a depolarizing effect on politics, while their absence allows more extreme individual donors to exercise greater influence.

A corporate attempt to punish irresponsible behavior could unintentionally induce more of it, as those left out in the cold turn to even more extreme supporters to prop them up.

In the wake of the riot, corporations such as Amazon, Comcast, and Walmart have suspended contributions to Republicans who voted against certifying the results of the Electoral College’s vote. Others, such as Google, Ford, and Wells Fargo, have temporarily suspended all political donations, with an uncertain timeline as to when, or how, they’ll resume.

It is an interesting point, what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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gerry mcgraw
1 month ago

GOING TO STOP SHOPPING AT THESE PLACES.

Mike Davis
Mike Davis
1 month ago
Reply to  gerry mcgraw

No no shop by all means. Just buy crap, call and waste hours complaining about their stuff and demand free returns 😁😁

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Davis

Good one Mike!!!

Charles
Charles
1 month ago

My only choice is to act accordingly and boycott these companies. It would be foolish of me to continue to financially support them.

Barbara
Barbara
1 month ago

THE GOP HAS TO START WORKING DOUBLE TIME AND PROTECT WHAT WE HAVE. AND OUT SMART THE DEMS NOW FOR SURE. WITH THEM RE-WRITTING EVERYTHING. THE DEMS WANT TO SILENCE US FOR GOOD. AND DESTROY OUR KIDS.INTO THEIR WAY OF THINKING. THERE IS NO BACKING DOWN NOW- IT IS FIGHT FOR 2022 TO CHANGE THE AIR

rattler
rattler
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

They had better first stop vote fraud.

Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

The GOP need to stop helping the democracts at every turn including impeachment. Thanks to mcconnell he made it possible for the Republicans be destroyed. We need a strong party people with back bone

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

Yes, we can’t wait for last minute to start to organize.

Gerald S Ladd
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara

At this very moment, the republican party is on life support. If the RINOs aren’t voted out, it WILL be dead.

Joel Brind
Joel Brind
1 month ago

“the president’s reckless election challenge,”, you say? Your editorial bias is showing.

yulka
yulka
1 month ago

everyone should spend the same amount in my opinion. They money should come from our taxes and not any other place.

Bonnie Holt
Bonnie Holt
1 month ago

Since when did Amazon, Comcast, and Google contribute to Republicans? They only gave to the democrats.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

Corporations should not be allowed to control the electorate with campaign donations to a Party, PAC, or political candidate. These corporate donations are nothing more than bribes to influence politicians as a means of controlling the American people. MAGA KAG

A. J. Roberts
A. J. Roberts
1 month ago

Those Companies should be a shame of themselves.
President Trump and the Loyal Republican Politicians had nothing to-
Do with the Riots at the Capitol. That was the Antifa and Black Lives Matter Group funded George Soro’s. They listen to the delusional-
mainstream media. Who lies unbelievable. They are in the hip pockets
Of The Delusional Radical Democratic Party. That doesn’t care for –
wealthy people who owned businesses. President Trump and the –
Republican Politicians are the ones who gave them and average-
American working families Tax Break. I hope they go broke.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 month ago

Corporations should not (NOT) be donating to any political campaign or politician! All campaign donations should come from individuals, and preferably, only from registered voters who will have that campaign on their ballots.

Democracy, as the Left claims we are, is individuals voting on issues. And each individual’s vote must count equally.

Corporations are not individuals. They have much more influence than individuals. Nor do the opinions of the corporate decision makers necessarily reflect the opinions of all or any of the corporation’s employees.

Brock
Brock
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeffrey

Agree 100%. At the same time I think millionaires should not be able to make donations in a state they are not a resident of. How is it a fair election if Hollywood and New York millionaires give money to either party in states where there is a close contest. They shouldn’t be allowed to try to influence an election to suit their needs.

P Miller
P Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeffrey

You were voting in a corporate election. The U.S was a corporation, now bankrupt and non-existent. The truth is coming out for all to see. Biden is president of NOTHING, as there is nothing left for him to be president of. The military is now in control of the country until things can be put right again. Don’t believe me? http://annavonreitz.com Read her blogs.

sus
sus
1 month ago

canceled Amazon credit caed and mved our $$ out of wells fargo

Yvonne Bennett
1 month ago

We will not use any business that discriminates against any person because of their political association. In time they will see that they were wrong.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 month ago
Reply to  Yvonne Bennett

Boycotts and attacks are almost the exclusive dominion of the socialist democrats. There’s that word dominion again. Ironic.

Zachary Thomas
1 month ago

Ok you asked here it is. The majority of the GOP Betrayed We the People, Betrayed our President, & their Oath to the Constitution. They could have Contested instead of Certifying the states in question. But no. I Still am not able to reach or Pull the Knife out of my Back. So I will not be giving any money to the GOP. They can Dig in to their Slush Funds, & Kick back accounts .

rattler
rattler
1 month ago
Reply to  Zachary Thomas

That’s why I limit my political contributions to the Senate Conservatives Fund

Gerald S Ladd
1 month ago
Reply to  rattler

They are about to stab Trump in the back. Do not give them one dime. The republican party contacted me the other day for a hand out. I told them point black. They didn’t back Trump ever, and I will not give them one dime.

Jo Ann
Jo Ann
1 month ago
Reply to  Zachary Thomas

I’m with you, and Walmart, they do not exist!

Patti Pickerd
Patti Pickerd
1 month ago
Reply to  Zachary Thomas

Agree!

Shirley
1 month ago
Reply to  Zachary Thomas

I have been getting numerous requests for money from the RNC, DNC and SNC along with many Republicans so they can protect Trumps legacy. My answer to all of them that it was too late and they should have protected his legacy by ensuring that are voting systems were fraud proof. Instead many turned against Trump and they them put the same incompetent in charge of the RNC again. Do not give them a penny unless it is someone like Jim Jorden who stuck by Trump and Sydney Powell’s new PAC which I suspect Trump is also involved in.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 month ago
Reply to  Shirley

I got the same requests for “match” funds. It’s as though the Georgia Senate race was a rubber ducky race moved by contributions. They were 2 sorry assed candidates. She bought it and Perdue was, at best, an almost never Trumper. The governor not only let the section get stolen, but picked wrong to be a replacement. Same problem in Arizona with McSally. She didn’t exactly embrace President Trump in her 1st run. She had all the right qualifications other than that. Perhaps the McCain/Flake RINO wing of the party.

connie
connie
1 month ago

There should never be another contribution to either political camp Democrat or Republican if they cannot pay their own way they do not belong in the congress. Do it themselves with no money from the DNC or the RNC and that will solve who and what is in congress. If round taking money for a campaign the candidate should be barred from entering into the race for any political office.

Barbara Prestwick
Barbara Prestwick
1 month ago

This is so ridiculous. Do they really feel we are so stupid that we don’t know they are the one’s that are truly behind all this mayhem. Too bad none of the MSM has the nerve to call them out.

Carol Mclaughlin
Carol Mclaughlin
1 month ago

I am getting daily pleas for money from GOP leaders who want money to fight for 2022. If they had backed and supported President Trump more we wouldn’t be in this mess , now. A day late and a dollar short. There are only a few that I would help like Harley and Cruz…

Tine
Tine
1 month ago

I will stop shopping at all these venues and close my accounts. In California teachers are mandated to be members of the teacher’s union. Unfortunately, all dues go to the democrats. When I told them designated my dues to the Republicans, I was told that was not possible. Thankfully Trump changed that rule. I am still waiting for my dues to reverse to Republicans. I’m not holding my breath.

Richard Cherry
Richard Cherry
1 month ago

Amazon Comcast and Walmart are about to learn the meaning of get woke go broke.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 month ago

Another Pant-load from fake “journalism”.

Texconsin
Texconsin
1 month ago
Reply to  CaptTurbo

Another phony interloper trying to convince conservatives to believe liberal sewage and ignore their lyin’ eyes.

Sandra
1 month ago

Boycott these store big business should stay out of politics.

Terry Hurlbut
1 month ago

Those corporations never did us any favors. Now they’re chopping the RINOs’ legs out from under them. Now some of those blackguards will never reform. Maybe others will. But more to the point, contributions from people like us will carry greater relative weight without those corporations acting as the counterweight they always have been.

This is an opportunity, and the people must seize it.

Bunny
Bunny
1 month ago

I had made a list of the boycott companies. I will not buy any of their products and have closed some accounts.

Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
1 month ago

These businesses are just worried of the backlash by the democracts if they don’t back them and pull from the republican party. It’s all about protecting what they are getting if they punish them. These businesses should go to an actual communist country move their business there and see if they like it. If it weren’t for the Republicans they wouldn’t be here. Democracts do nothing but ruin things not interested in doing what’s right. Look at the people in the Union pipeline who backed biden, they have been lied to and lost alot of jobs. I’m going to do what I can not to shop at Walmart the others I can do without. Walmart seems they need China or they won’t have any business

J Matthews
J Matthews
1 month ago

Time Warner/Spectrum/Comcast has a monopoly…how do you get around that?

StLouisSteve
StLouisSteve
1 month ago

Track and avoid these companies. Every dollar you spend contributes to voter fraud.
Keep your focus on the Pelosi/Schumer Kangaroo Court. Any Senator voting to impeach, especially Any RINO, needs to be targeted and voted out as soon as possible.

Buck Fiden

Texconsin
Texconsin
1 month ago

I’ve already exited JC Penney, Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond and HEB. I even got a call from HEB corporate and I told them that a Texas-based supermarket should be ashamed and reminded them that National Guard troops sent to a cold garage by Pelosi were invited by President Trump to stay in his DC hotel.

Terri R
Terri R
1 month ago

Going to boycott those corporations so I guess we” call it even

TFL
TFL
1 month ago

Below is a link to all the businesses that are boycotting conservatives. We need to boycott them.

http://www.investingadvicewatchdog.com/Liberal-Companies-Boycott.html

Shirley
1 month ago
Reply to  TFL

Geez what a list. I knew some of them Stopped Kohls and Bed Bath and beyond and several others.

Recce1
Recce1
1 month ago

We’ve got to stop the extremism of demanding fair and honest elections, demanding the protecting of our borders, demanding Democrat led incited BLM and ANTIFA violence be stopped, defending the Bill of Rights, and demanding preferences be given to citizens for jobs and benefits. It’s just unamerican to expect citizens to demand such.

(satire)

Michael O'Connor
Michael O'Connor
1 month ago

I think all corporate donations should be against the law. Also, any corporation who try’s to exert pressure on a candidate or citizen should be penalized with a fine that would hurt the bottom line. Candidates running for public office should be barred from accepting any donation over $1,000.00 and the donation can only be made from a resident of his or her district. This should go a long way to eliminating favors and provide an opportunity for the average person to be able to run for office.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 month ago

Pettiness isn’t the exclusive domain of socialists, but it finds a comfortable home there. Republican pettiness is usually witnessed by their characteristic circular firing squad.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

so….YOU TOO ARE CALLING THIS RIOTS WHILST NOT CALLING OUT THE AGENT PROVACETEURS THOROUGHLY INVOLVED???
IT IS BECOMING CLEAR TO WHOM YOU, 1600DAILY ARE BEHOLDEN!!
I’M AXEING THIS 1600DAILY.COM!!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

DEMOCRATS KILLED DEMOCRACY WHILST REPUBLICAN (gop) SLAUGHTERED OUR REPUBLIC!!

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