Monday, September 03, 2018

Democrats Calling For Boycott Of In-N-Out Burger

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California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman is calling for a boycott of the In-N-Out Burger chain based in Irvine, California.

The wildly popular burger chain was started decades ago by a Christian family, whose granddaughter, Lynsi Snyder, still owns the company.

And the company still proudly displays the verse John 3:16 on its packaging.

But the Democrats are not mad about the verse---this time---it's something else.

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Should anyone be boycotting burgers anywhere on Labor Day weekend?

Eric thinks so.

I'm sure he disagrees with the Christian aspect of the company, because, in his mind, Christians oppose "tolerance, equality, and inclusiveness."

But this time it's about the money.

Last week the company donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.

And they've done so before---$30,000 in 2017 and $30,000 in 2016.

Party Chair Bowman tweeted: "Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican's time to #BoycottInNOut--let Trump and his cronies support these creeps...perhaps animal style!"

The LA Magazine tweeted: "In-N-Out just dropped $25,000 into the GOP's coffers."

The Sacramento Bee writes, "The popular fast food restaurant is facing a wave of backlash in deep-blue California following last week's contribution, especially on social media.

The Bee may be "dreamin."

The press and far Left may be wishing and hoping for a "backlash", but it is not developing as planned.

What is not mentioned is that the burger company has also contributed $80,000 to a prop-business action committee called, "Californians for Jobs & a Strong Economy," which is supported by Republicans and moderate Democrats and directed toward creating jobs---particularly for younger people.

A number of far-Left activists took to social media hoping to whip up the expected (and hoped for) backlash against the burger chain with tweets and posts like: "The question is whether the folks at In-N-Out have bitten off more than they can chew."

The answer to how much impact this will have may lie in the assault on Chick-fil-A, whose owners share similar biblical beliefs as the owners of In-N-Out.

Chick-fil-A is continuing to expand. In fact, the new location they just opened in downtown, anti-Chick-fil-A Los Angles, has 20 to 30 people in line most all the time.

By the end of the week, Democrats in California were trying to distance themselves from their own Party leadership.

John Vigna, the Democrat Party communications director, is now "explaining" that Bauman's comments were his own and do not necessarily represent the feelings of the California Democratic Party.

Political experts are questioning the wisdom of trying to demonize a burger chain loved by so many--some likening In-N-Out to the Golden State Bridge and the Joshua Tree. Jamie Regalado, professor emeritus of political science at California State University, Los Angles---a liberal---says, "The stomach overrules the mind. A cheap, good tasting burger is hard to dismiss politically."

When secular progressives took on Chick-fil-A a few years ago, the hoped for backlash was a spike in sales in the multi-billion dollar chicken sandwich chain. And the company's sales have stayed higher nearly 3 years later.

In one way, it seems odd to me that the leader of the California Democratic Party would decide to take on a California grown, much loved burger chain, over Labor Day weekend---a weekend where people celebrate labor, and the end of summer with burgers.

In another way, it's not so surprising. It's another illustration of just how far out of touch the Left really is on most issues.

Whether people grill the burgers on their patio or buy them from their favorite burger place and take them to a park, burgers are big on Labor Day weekend.

One guy has ordered a hundred burgers and fries from the In-N-Out near his house and plans to pass them out free to people picnicking in the park near his home today.

The State GOP has gotten hold of this and are encouraging people to visit In-N-Out this weekend.

I would encourage you to join them wherever you live if In-N-Out is in your town.

For our readers in Washington and Oregon, In-N-Out is in southern Oregon and has plans to open a store in Keizer, north of Salem soon.

For our Washington readers... the burger chain is moving up I-5. They'll be here soon.

Have a great holiday today.

Don't grow weary in well doing---labor on, stand strong.

Be Informed. Be Blessed. Be Prayerful.