It doesn’t take too long to figure out where America truly stands, politically, when it comes time to sort out the winners and losers in a financial fight.
You see, the way Americans spend their money is a far more accurate way to judge their beliefs than by simply believing what anyone can fit into 140 characters on social media. When it comes time to put your money where your mouth is, that’s all that really matters. You can’t fake that, unlike the social justice junkies on Twitter.
So when companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods takes a hard stance against the 2nd Amendment, their stocks fall. Why? Because Americans as a whole tend to lean in favor of the right to bear arms. This isn’t some hyperbolic, right-wing opinion…this is simple economics.
Nike, just today, announced that they would be hiring Colin Kaepernick as the face of the brand. Guess what? Their stocks took a dive because the American majority doesn’t agree with the move.
On the other hand, when liberals call for boycotts, their views don’t resonate as well with the nation and these boycotts often fail spectacularly. Look at Chick Fil A – the nation’s most popular restaurant – who was lambasted by the left for the private beliefs of their codger-like, senior founder. They are thriving because America has chosen to continue their patronage.
In-N-Out Burger seems to be on the same path, thanks to a poorly-conceived boycott by liberal Californians.
California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman drove into Fresno on Monday, where he attended a Labor Day breakfast and addressed his recent tweet about boycotting fast food chain In-N-Out.
“There is no boycott,” Bauman said. “I put one tweet out at 10:30 at night and it turned into a whole thing. We’ve raised so much money in small donations as a result of that one tweet and so many people have engaged with that tweet, almost a million people, so it’s amazing how it became this big boycott.”
Bauman tweeted from his account on Wednesday, using the hashtag #BoycottInNOut and sharing info about the fast food chain’s $25,000 donation to the GOP.