A popular California-based burger chain is the latest target of rabid, leftist social media hate mobs.
The preferred tactic of the angry socialist left has been to utilize technology to engage in organized social media pogroms to intimidate corporations that they disagree with into caving to their demands. The proper term for this should be “economic terrorism” and any future regulation of big tech should address those who use Twitter and Facebook to bully, dox and otherwise coerce victims into surrendering – they are little better than extortionists and should be treated as such.
Oppo researchers who are all but certainly linked to the Democratic party dug up filings that In-N-Out Burger made a considerable donation to the state Republican party and immediately took to Twitter to punish the corporation.
The initial call for the boycott came from the chairman of California’s State Democratic Party, one of the most rabidly anti-American, borderline communist entities on the planet.
‘Stop eating In-N-Out like yesterday.’ California Democrats call for boycott https://t.co/xz1Ynmuozm
— Fresno Bee (@FresnoBee) August 30, 2018
Via The Sacramento Bee, “‘Stop eating In-N-Out like yesterday.’ California Democrats call for boycott”:
California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman is calling for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger after the Irvine-based fast-food chain this week donated $25,000 to help Republicans this November.
“Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party,” Bauman wrote on Twitter. “It’s time to #BoycottInNOut — let Trump and his cronies support these creeps…perhaps animal style!”
The burger chain started in Southern California decades ago by a Christian family, whose granddaughter Lynsi Snyder still owns the company. It proudly displays its religious views — there’s a Bible verse on some packaging — and has in recent years contributed to Republicans and pro-business causes.
In addition to its $25,000 this week, it donated $30,000 to the GOP in 2017 and $30,000 in 2016. It has also contributed to the California pro-business political action committee, “Californians for Jobs & A Strong Economy,” which helps elect moderate Democrats. Most recently, it gave the PAC $80,000 in 2017.
But the popular fast-food restaurant is facing a wave of backlash in deep-blue California following this week’s contribution, especially on social media.
“Wow, so we all need to stop eating In-N-Out like yesterday,” one person wrote following a tweet of the contribution Monday by a Sacramento Bee reporter.
But In-N-Out had its defenders including Republican Congressman Devin Nunes:
Horrible what’s happening to In and Out Burger in CA. Democrats/SOCIALISTS have targeted them because they gave money to CA Republican Party. If you live in CA please show them support by eating there as frequently as you can.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) August 31, 2018
And the company itself isn’t giving in to the terrorists.
In a statement, In-N-Out defended itself:
n 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California. For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our Associates.
It is actually far more important to In-N-Out and our Foundations to support our communities by contributing millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction.
We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years. While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.
Arnie Wensinger, Executive Vice President
This is what’s at stake in the next two elections folks. if the socialist extremists gain power then they will make your choices for you. Where to eat, what to read, what to watch, what to think etc.
Read your history!