Friday, June 04, 2021


Top headline on the Breitbart front page right now:

Here's the story:
JPMorgan Chase & Co says it will restart making political contributions to lawmakers except to congressional Republicans who objected to the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, reads a memo obtained by Reuters.

Reuters reports:
Following a review, the country’s largest lender will this month resume giving through its Political Action Committee (PAC) but will continue its freeze on donations to a “handful” of the 147 lawmakers whom it had previously supported, the bank said. The pause will last through the 2021-2022 election cycle, which includes November’s midterm elections, after which JPMorgan will review whether to resume contributions to the lawmakers concerned on an individual basis, it said.
If I understand the headline correctly, Breitbart believes that this is an act of unconscionable elitism on the part of ... one of the largest and richest financial institutions in the world. Chase shouldn't have the right to pick and choose where its money goes! Republican candidates have an inalienable right to that money!

Or at least Chase shouldn't make Republicans feel bad by withholding this cash. That's the message of much of the GOP's propaganda: These people are making me feel bad, and if you interact with them, they'll make you feel bad, too. A vote for me sends a message that they have no right to make people like us feel bad about anything!

But this is odd, because the GOP has been pretending lately that it doesn't like big business -- you know, "woke capitalism" and all that. So shouldn't pro-election-theft Republicans be proud of the fact that Chase doesn't want to give them money? I assume some will boast about it. (Banned by Chase!) And, of course, most of them will be reelected even without that cash.

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