Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) did not mince words when he penned a letter to the corporations campaigning against voting rights laws to satisfy the will of the woke Sanhedrin. The letter, which was published by Fox Business, is a scathing rebuke of the recent decisions made by corporate leaders who have gone full SJW in response to Georgia’s new voting laws and includes a not-so-thinly-veiled threat.
“I hope you are all having fun with your virtue signaling. I hope you are enjoying trying to one-up each other and showing how woke you can be, all the while believing that you are more sophisticated and morally superior to the hard-working people of this country,” Sen. Scott’s letter began.
The senator excoriated corporate leaders for supporting the riots that occurred after the death of George Floyd. “You get texts from your elitist friends praising you for your courageous stand when you support ‘mostly peaceful’ movements that loot small businesses, set fire to government buildings, and take the lives of innocent people,” he wrote.
He added: “You think that makes you morally superior to the people in what you call “flyover country.’”
Sen. Scott savaged the woke corporatists for promulgating a deceptive narrative about the voting law. He wrote, “but you are lying. You are lying to Americans, lying to each other, and lying to yourselves. You know that everything you have said about the election reforms in Georgia being racist is a lie.”
You know that the Georgia law actually expands early voting and does nothing to suppress or curtail the voting rights of anyone. And yes, the Georgia law requires an ID to vote. Well, so does Delta Airlines, and so does Major League Baseball in order to pick up tickets.
It’s not that you have twisted the truth; you have rejected the truth. Worse, you do not care what is true.
You give the woke mob concession after concession, hoping to buy time to rake in more cash under your watch. You feed the rabble leftist mob that is shouting that America is racist, hoping they won’t come for you.
Scott then issued a dire warning: “There is a massive backlash coming. You will rue the day when it hits you. That day is November 8, 2022. That is the day Republicans will take back the Senate and the House. It will be a day of reckoning.”
The senator did not give many details describing how this “backlash” would take shape, but he indicated that when they take back both chambers of Congress, they would “make corporate welfare a thing of the past.”
“There will be no number of well-connected lobbyists you can hire to save you. There will be no amount of donations you can make that will save you. There will be nowhere for you to hide,” he warned.
Scott ended his letter by pointing out that these corporate leaders “have become corrupt” and that the public will no longer accept their lies. “So, cancel as many people as you can right now. Make as much money off of slave labor in Communist China as you can now. Keep telling your customers how racist and sexist and unsophisticated they are. The backlash is coming,” he concluded.
Scott’s letter reflects a growing resentment against companies like Delta Airlines, Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, and others for using their platforms to perpetuate the Big Lie that Georgia’s new voting laws would disproportionately impact black voters. Many have taken issue with the fact that these corporations have allied themselves with the Democratic Party and the activist media to perpetuate the lie that the laws are a new form of Jim Crow.
To many, his letter might seem like a welcome sign that the Republican Party might actually do something to counteract this wave of woke corporatism. Perhaps they believe this is the start of the backlash they wish to see.
Color me skeptical.
I hate to be the Debbie Downer here, but we might be wise to file this one under “believe it when I see it.” This isn’t to say that Scott is not being sincere in his letter. But it seems that his convictions might not be shared by many of his GOP colleagues – especially the establishment figures who have a troubling habit of prostrating themselves before the Democrats like President Obama before a Saudi King.
Of course, it’s worth noting that we the voters are the ones responsible for ensuring we have people in Congress who will fight for us, isn’t it? As often as we complain about Republican lawmakers who make promises to push back against the Democrats but do nothing when they are elected, one would think we would have learned our lesson. Fortunately, the upcoming midterm elections provide us with an opportunity to not make that mistake again. Now, more than any time in recent memory, it is important that we make sure that those who are not serious about honoring their constituents’ wishes are sent back home.