Georgia governor Brian Kemp believes that his state’s elections reforms are worth the ridiculous boycotts going on in protest—like the one from the MLB (Major League Baseball). And the one from Delta airlines. And the one from Coca-Cola. And on and on the list goes, corporations being added almost daily.
Kemp will keep up the fight, no matter how much pressure these multi-million-dollar corporations bring to bear.
And boy, are they bringing some pressure to bear.
It all started when Georgia decided they would tighten the reins on how they handle elections so that they can get a handle of the level of fraud in their state. Simple things like Voter ID made sense to them, and so they moved forward with practical reforms like limiting ballot drop boxes and requiring ID.
Enter the zealots.
In a radical move, the MLB (Major League Baseball) announced that they would be moving the All-Star Game and amateur player draft away from the state of Georgia as a knee-jerk reaction to those new election safeguard laws. Like one has anything to do with the other.
“Major League Baseball caved to fear and lies from liberal activists,” Governor Kemp explained. “They ignored the facts of our new Election Integrity Law and they ignored the consequences of their decision on our local community. In the middle of a pandemic, Major League Baseball put the wishes of Stacey Abrams and Joe Biden ahead of the economic wellbeing of hard-working Georgians who were counting on the all-star game for a paycheck.”
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say someone in Major League Baseball wants to see Georgia fully submitted to Democrats’ power. . .at the cost of its citizens.
Before you get too worried about the MLB decision, just know that there’s a possibility they will lose their federal anti-trust exemption as a result of this ridiculous decision. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is drafting a bill for that very purpose.
I’m from Texas, not Georgia. But our Governor (Greg Abbott) got in a dig of his own. He was invited to offer the first pitch at a (MLB) Texas Rangers game. . .but declined.
God bless Texas.
The MLB news came on the heels of a hit from Coca-Cola. Their top executive made a public statement against Georgia’s newly enacted election law, calling it a big step backward.
Several Republican legislators from the Peach State have come up with a way to make a statement of their own about Coke’s stance. They’ll be removing all Coca-Cola Company products from their offices. Eight GOP reps sent a letter to the president and CEO of Georgia’s Beverage Association asking that the products be removed from their offices immediately.
If I hadn’t already quit drinking soda a few months back I’d be tempted to give it up, myself.
And then there’s Delta airlines. Their CEO, Ed Bastien, is hopping mad at Georgia for “suppressing” voters.
By asking for identification? Really? It’s simply not true.
Mitch McConnell would agree with my assessment. He had this to say about these “woke” businesses: “Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation.”
That’s exactly what they’re doing, too. This situation in Georgia isn’t at all what the media (or corporations) want you to believe. This is about election integrity, folks, plain and simple. The Dems don’t want it, and those who tip their way (Delta, MLB execs, and Coke) don’t want it, either. They truly believe they’ll force the hand of Georgians if they continue to blackmail the country.
Where I come from, such things are considered wrong. The state of Georgia is simply trying to protect its future elections from any attempts at fraud. This somehow makes them all racists?
Donald Trump has called for boycotts of these corporations. “Don’t go back to their products until they relent,” he said. “We can play the game better than them.”
He’s not alone. This past Saturday Governor Kemp had this to say during a press conference:
“Free and fair elections are the foundation of who we are as a state and a nation. Secure, accessible, fair elections are worth the threats, they are worth the boycotts, as well as the lawsuits.”
He went on to say that he would not be backing down from the fight.
There’s only one way to state this, folks: These corporations are bowing to the pressure of The Left. They’re kneeling at the altar of wokeness, linking arms with the progressive notion that Voter ID is somehow racist.
And that, of course, is the biggest lie of all.