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MSNBC Founder’s Scheme to Swamp Swing States With Dem Voters

Showing on Morning Joe Wednesday, MSNBC founder and present Newsweek editor-at-large Tom Rogers proposed a weird scheme by which companies would relocate liberal workers to swing states throughout the nation with the express aim of getting Democrats elected in these states. Rogers touted his corrupt plan as one of the simplest ways to defeat Republicans and power via far-left laws to control future elections.

“Now to longtime media govt, editor-at-large at Newsweek, and founding father of CNBC and MSNBC, Tom Rogers….trying on the relationship between company America and politics,” co-host Mika Brzezinski declared as she welcomed him on the present. The leftist host then eagerly learn from the newest unhinged column from Rogers, which demanded firms use their employees as political pawns to assist the Democratic Occasion:

Primarily, I’m proposing creating a company initiative to show demography into political future for key swing states. If company America determined that it might assist a brand new Company Nice Migration to swing states of ladies, younger and numerous workers – these almost definitely to vote in opposition to Large Lie candidates – particularly after we’re speaking in regards to the very skinny voter margins for Biden we noticed in Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, this might reshape the voter demography of these states in a brief time period. It is a considerably radical proposal for a company to think about, however if companies really consider that the way forward for our democracy is at stake, is it actually too radical to aim?

Within the blatantly partisan piece, Rogers overtly campaigned for Democrats: “With a purpose to pursue this method, company America goes to have to return to phrases with the truth that, at the very least for the short-term, giant companies are going to want to tacitly assist the Democratic Occasion to be able to assist defeat a Republican Occasion equipment that’s bent on persevering with to push an election narrative falsehood, the aim of which is to decrease voter participation and allow state legislatures to overturn official future election outcomes.”

The plot was so hair-brained even Brzezinski’s co-host and husband Joe Scarborough dismissed the concept:

I feel it’s too radical to aim….And isn’t their job, Tom, at first, to not have an effect on social change or change political maps however to earn cash for his or her shareholders? However extra importantly, to rent People and ensure they continue to be worthwhile. I imply, issues are powerful sufficient on the market with out companies transferring their places to have an effect on a thousand or two votes in a swing state right here or there.

Rogers defended his left-wing fantasy by pointing to a different latest Morning Joe visitor who colluded with CEOs to push the Democratic Occasion’s agenda: “You had Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on this present, from Yale, who did an exceptional job in organizing CEOs to talk out about voting rights and voter participation. And people efforts have had some impact.”

Satirically, he proceeded to speak up the attraction of companies sending their employees to stay in red-leaning swing states due to the conservative insurance policies there: “…you might simply give incentives to folks to maneuver to Florida, to Texas, to North Carolina, to Georgia, to Arizona. Good climate, decrease price of residing, decrease taxes, and in so doing, in all probability accomplish an entire lot extra when it comes to demography and its final impression with out in any respect affecting earnings of companies…” Rogers failed to grasp that turning such states blue would wreck the “decrease taxes” profit.

He bemoaned that Republicans opposed Democrats trying to rig elections with federal laws and asserted that his scheme was the one approach power the unconventional coverage via:

And whereas CEOs wished this to be a bipartisan subject, it does not appear to be it’s going to be one. And I simply don’t see them coming in heavy weapons to overturn the filibuster rule to be able to get federal laws to guard voting rights. So, what else can they do? And giving incentives to ladies, youthful workers, numerous workers, who could nicely need to have this type of change of way of life that transferring to those different states could contain, and on the similar time, having the ability to extra immediately impact change when it comes to not having the type of slim margins the place these Republican state legislatures nonetheless utilizing the Large Lie as a rationale, finally establishing what may very well be a steal of election in 2024 by permitting state legislatures to overturn the favored vote. We’ve bought to do one thing and the query is, would this be a approach for firms to have an effect on a extra democratic finish…

Brzezinski swooned: “Good debate, Tom Rogers, thanks very a lot on your radical proposal. Actually admire it.”

There’s no plan to get Democrats elected that’s too loopy for some within the liberal media. Would workers for these firms be required to make some type of loyalty pledge to the Democratic Occasion earlier than being relocated to swing states?

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Here’s a full transcript of the Might 19 section:

7:51 AM ET

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Now to longtime media govt, editor-at-large at Newsweek, and founding father of CNBC and MSNBC, Tom Rogers. And Tom, you’re trying on the relationship between company America and politics. And in your new column for Newsweek, you write partly, “Primarily, I’m proposing creating a company initiative to show demography into political future for key swing states. If company America determined that it might assist a brand new Company Nice Migration to swing states of ladies, younger and numerous workers – these almost definitely to vote in opposition to Large Lie candidates – particularly after we’re speaking in regards to the very skinny voter margins for Biden we noticed in Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, this might reshape the voter demography of these states in a brief time period. It is a considerably radical proposal for a company to think about, but when companies really consider that the way forward for our democracy is at stake, is it actually too radical to aim?” Joe, what do you suppose?

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I feel it’s too radical to aim and, Tom, what I at all times say when folks go, “Oh, this company shouldn’t do that” or “Oh, this company shouldn’t do this” or “Oh, they shouldn’t ban that form of speech.” That’s their choice , that’s their name. It’s known as free enterprise. And isn’t their job, Tom, at first, to not have an effect on social change or change political maps however to earn cash for his or her shareholders? However extra importantly, to rent People and ensure they continue to be worthwhile. I imply, issues are powerful sufficient on the market with out companies transferring their places to have an effect on a thousand or two votes in a swing state right here or there.

TOM ROGERS: Nicely, Joe, as I mentioned, some will take into account it too radical. However let’s step again a minute. You had Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on this present, from Yale, who did an exceptional job in organizing CEOs to talk out about voting rights and voter participation. And people efforts have had some impact. However it’s very clear that if we’re going to cross one thing, it isn’t going to be the bipartisan effort that CEOs want to see. Republicans push again actually arduous to get one thing on the federal degree. It’s going to must be over the filibuster rule. And I don’t actually see CEOs coming in and lobbying arduous to overturn the filibuster rule to get voting rights via.

So, I ask myself, what may very well be executed that doesn’t contain having to push state legislatures or have interaction with Congress however might truly accomplish extra? And when you suppose it might be radical, we had nice migrations on this nation earlier than. Beginning in 1916, the primary nice migration of African-People from the south to the north, once more beginning in 1940, a second nice migration. And what was this actually based mostly on? Racism, in fact, which is on the coronary heart of plenty of the Large Lie voting rights points, however what actually drove it was northern labor shortages and firms within the north giving incentives to African-American workers to maneuver to the north for these causes.

What we discovered from the pandemic is company workers can make money working from home. And you might simply have within the S&P 500, which employs 24 million workers in america, you might simply give incentives to folks to maneuver to Florida, to Texas, to North Carolina, to Georgia, to Arizona. Good climate, decrease price of residing, decrease taxes, and in so doing, in all probability accomplish an entire lot extra when it comes to demography and its final impression with out in any respect affecting earnings of companies, which as you say, is the principle job quantity one among companies.

SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, Mike Barnicle, I feel we’re having an ideal migration. I feel there are plenty of Republicans from the northeast which might be transferring all the way down to Florida and plenty of Republicans or plenty of enterprise folks from California transferring to Texas and they’re leaving liberal areas and, truly, I feel they’re in all probability going to be making Florida a extra conservative, extra Republican state and making Texas extra Republican in some ways, as nicely. Regardless that the demographic adjustments appear to be shifting Democratic there.

MIKE BARNICLE: Yeah, Joe, I don’t learn about Texas. I assume you’re speaking about plenty of tech firms transferring personnel to Texas, across the Austin space, which is occurring, clearly.

SCARBOROUGH: Yeah.

BARNICLE: However folks transferring to Florida, the one folks I do know who’re transferring to Florida, or the individuals who I’ve examine, the teams of individuals I’ve examine transferring to Florida, they’re going there to keep away from taxes. So I don’t know what this does when it comes to the event of additional democracy or bigger voting blocs who would are typically extra reasonable or liberal, Tom. However have been you not impressed from the variety of American CEOs, heads of enormous firms that are historically – they consider something involving politics as touching the third rail, however many, many CEOs signed on to anti-voter suppression advertisements, saying, , “That is horrible what’s taking place, we will’t have voter suppression on this laws on this state or nationally shouldn’t be good for America.” And enterprise completed second in that. Do you not agree with that?

ROGERS: I completely agree with what the CEOs did and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld was capable of get 130 CEOs collectively in a matter of some days to return collectively and voice that sentiment behind Ken Chenault and Ken Frazier, the 2 most distinguished black CEOs in America, who actually took this upon themselves to completely drive the CEO neighborhood. However the query is, has it been impactful sufficient to essentially get the job executed? And whereas CEOs wished this to be a bipartisan subject, it does not appear to be it’s going to be one. And I simply don’t see them coming in heavy weapons to overturn the filibuster rule to be able to get federal laws to guard voting rights. So, what else can they do? And giving incentives to ladies, youthful workers, numerous workers, who could nicely need to have this type of change of way of life that transferring to those different states could contain, and on the similar time, having the ability to extra immediately impact change when it comes to not having the type of slim margins the place these Republican state legislatures nonetheless utilizing the Large Lie as a rationale, finally establishing what may very well be a steal of election in 2024 by permitting state legislatures to overturn the favored vote. We’ve bought to do one thing and the query is, would this be a approach for firms to have an effect on a extra democratic finish, which in the long run is all about capitalism, too. CEOs got here ahead as a result of on the coronary heart of this, it’s how do you defend American capitalism?

BRZEZINSKI: Good debate, Tom Rogers, thanks very a lot on your radical proposal. Actually admire it.

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