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Popular Burger Chain Facing Boycott Over Support for GOP

This ought to be one of the simplest ways explain how our current political climate truly stands, at least, if the news is spread far enough.

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You see, every time that a company in America takes a stance in which they discriminate down political lines, they tend to find themselves in a financial pickle.  Dick’s Sporting Goods comes to mind, after their decision to arbitrarily raise the age at which you can purchase rifles in their stores completely demolished their sales.  This anti-Second Amendment stance was offensive to a great many patriotic Americans, and, thanks to the power of social media, Dick’s was forced to admit just yesterday that they are hurting on account of it.

Now, a burger chain with a cult-like following is facing a boycott for going the other direction and donating to the California GOP.

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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 a$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.

Of course, the most salient point will be whether or not this affects sales at the burger chain negatively, or if, like Chick Fil A and others, the franchise will catch a windfall of support for their exuding of traditional American values.

I don’t know about y’all, but this is making me hungry.

 

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