Good Idea But The List Is Out Of Date

Someone should compile a more current list. Circuit City has been out of business for years.

Don’t do business with anyone who supported Obama!

AMERICANS CAN NOW DETERMINE WHERE TO SHOP AND SPEND THEIR MONEY

Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping

    Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
    Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
    Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
    Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
    Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
    Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
    Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
    Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
    Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
    Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
    WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
    K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
    Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
    Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
    Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
    3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
    Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
    Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
    Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
    B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
    Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits

    Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
    Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
    Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
    Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
    Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans

Hungry?

    Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
    Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
    Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
    Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
    Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
    Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
    Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
    McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
    Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
    Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!

Traveling and/or dining

    Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
    Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
    Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

Source.

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7 Responses to Good Idea But The List Is Out Of Date

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I’m not going to boycott anyone, at least not for political donations.

    First, it won’t do a damned bit of good. Boycotts almost never amount to dried shit.

    Second, I like some of those products and I am not going to give up personal enjoyment for something that won’t do a damned bit of good.

    Third, most of these firms donate based on what they think is best for their business. Businesses do that and that is what they are supposed to do: maximize shareholder value. I don’t know why they think Democrats will help them maximize value but they obviously do. It is automatic and we should never expect them to do otherwise.

    The last reason, and maybe most important reason, is this: Life is too damned short to politicize every fucking decision I make all day, everyday. It sucks the joy out of everything. We boycott Sonics, they boycott Chick-Fil-A, we boycott Arby’s they boycott McDonalds… Screw it. I am going to just do what I have always done. My teeny-tiny impact on these businesses and even smaller subsequent impact on Democrats, isn’t even close to a fair trade for what I have to give up; not the least of which is just a little non political time in my life. How is that a fair trade?

    Sorry, that’s the way I see it.

  2. notamobster says:

    I’m not going to quit buying products just because they supported Democrats, either. It’s just too much tedium.

    I will, however, stop buying any union made products. I’m not going looking for which unions make which products – again too much tedium – but when I see a union stamp on the label of products I will simply not buy them.

    I make a brief mental note and just stop buying their products.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, there are certain products I want nothing to do with. GM for example. But carrying around a list of companies and not buying from those who gave more to Democrats than to Republicans… no way.

  4. notamobster says:

    I’m only a Republican out of necessity. I have no loyalty to the brand. They are a means to an end.

  5. sortahwitte says:

    My friend and brother Nota. Exactly. I used to be a repub because they believed closest to what I believed. I didn’t move. They did. Therefore, I have no loyalty to the logo.

  6. JJ says:

    I also thought CircuitCity was out of business, but it lives on…. on-line.

    I don’t boycott, but I will select more favorable companies if I’m aware that they share some of my sentiments.

  7. fubar says:

    >Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans

    but awhile back they were sponsoring that muslim show – (that bombed, the one that katie couric was gushing about)

    this is why boycotting doesn’t work.

    >Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans

    I believe Coors is anti2nd amendment.

    see?

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