Friday, February 7, 2014

Republican boycotts good, Democratic Boycotts bad.

Boycott Girl Scout cookies? Republicans hate boycott's. The party of "freedom and liberty," if given the chance, would enact laws to prevent any liberal attempt to have boycotts. 

State Sen. Glenn Grothman is leading that charge. Grothman wants to ban the unfair left wing boycotts of Scott Walker contributors. These brave defenders of democracy, in reaction to seeing the public rise up in anger, call it "harassment."

You want to talk about harassment, here's a list of petty boycotts and phony outrage from the right wing:
Coke for their Superbowl ad,   Girl Scout cookies due to a few admired liberal women leaders,   another interracial Cheerio's ad (the first of which drew many racially motivated hate comments) that prompted a GOP boycott of MSNBC (remember Chris Wallace“Democrats are damn fools...not coming on Fox News”),   proposed Republican boycott of the State of the Union speech,   boycott the Superbowl over unionized players),   boycott 2016 presidential debates,   Florida boycott of Oprah Winfrey,   boycott a Univision debate,   ObamaCare boycott...etc.
Typically hypocritical. After all they have a more legitimate reason: 
jsonline: State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) ... bill to raise the threshold for when donors to state and local campaigns must disclose their occupations from its current level of more than $100 to more than $500 … also would eliminate the requirement that the donor's principal place of employment be disclosed … say(ing) the change is needed to reduce the harassment of businesses whose employees back candidates … he pointed to a boycott organized in March 2011 by firefighters, police and teachers unions against businesses, such as M&I Bank, with employees who had contributed to Walker's campaign.
I want to add Johnsonville Sausage to that as well.
"I don't like feeling that I'm putting someone's business at risk by asking for a campaign contribution," Grothman said.
Kind of like a Republican government "protection" racket. And yet...:

Government Accountability Board(s) Kevin Kennedy told the Senate committee that his agency has used the employer information to identify instances in which wealthy donors were evading spending limits by illegally funneling contributions through their employees. As for people and business getting blowback because of the candidates they support, Kennedy said, "That's part of the price of our democracy."

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