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Leftist organization organizes boycotts of many companies for Trump support

Fascists: Merely because someone in the company or the company itself expressed support for a Presidential candidate they do not like, the leftwing organization #GrabYourWallet is demanding a boycott of those companies.

The focus of the article is about the boycott of LL Bean, because one of its 50 co-owners donated to Trump, but this quote reveals the more fascist agenda of this organization:

“#GrabYourWallet” is officially boycotting 39 companies, including Kmart and Macy’s. It advises supporters to “consider” boycotting an additional 22 companies, but advises that another 10 Trump-linked companies (such as bookstores carrying Trump book) should not be boycotted because their association with him is incidental. (Regarding bookstores, #GrabYourWallet adds: “Note: this policy does not necessarily cover bookstores that may choose to feature Ivanka as an author in live events for her upcoming book release / tour. That activity will be evaluated at the time it takes place.”)

Under their rule of tolerance, it is unacceptable for anyone to dissent from their beliefs. If you do, you are evil, a racist, and must be crushed.

Note that the boycotts have nothing to do with the quality of the work of the specific businesses. They are advocating a boycott because of they disagree with the opinions of the companies or of individuals associated with these companies. This distinction is crucial.


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  • Cotour

    What are they going to do when they find Trump to be extremely compassionate, benevolent, fair and not what they project him to be?

    I suppose they will attempt to cast him in that way anyway, just to suit their purposes. I suspect that it will be a growing problem for these Leftists.

  • Andrew_W

    I don’t get your point, if people go along with them and decide to not shop here or there for whatever reason that’s their right. You’re just demonstrating typical Conservative anti-freedom double standards.

  • wayne


    cheap shot with the “demonstrating typical Conservative anti-freedom double standards” phrase.

    You don’t get to change the definitions of words.

  • Cotour

    NO, I am pointing out that these boycotters have an expectation that Trump will fulfill their fears. My point is, what are they going to do when he reveals himself to be accommodating and reasonable?

    I am not suggesting that they do something or not do something, they can do as they please.

    Q: What is “typical Conservative anti freedom standards”? I am not familiar with the term.

  • wayne

    (–is it just me, or was that a snarky remark from Andrew_W? No matter.)
    going tangential & referencing DJT in general & recently-
    One thing I do enjoy about DJT, and I will applaud him for being/doing so; he’s a counter-puncher. He doesn’t take any lip from anyone & will cut you off at the knees in short order.
    As to whether that is a prudent course, or desirable, is open to debate. It could be his downfall later on. (LocalFluff–it strikes me as Shakespearian somewhat, but I’m not well-versed.)
    But, I like the fact he is able & willing, to fight back. And in some excellent respects, he’s getting ahead of the Left & short-circuiting some of their usual tactics.
    >It’s refreshing. And I cannot deny it. (And I know LocalFluff, is enjoying all this way too much, ha.)
    I remain hopefully, cautiously, optimistic, on Trump. (and continue to empathize greatly with Edward’s commentary’s.) And trying not, to generate a lot of negative waves.

    “Always with the negative waves, Moriarty…”

  • Cotour

    Oh, Im enjoying it too Wayne :)

    As to Andrew W, we take the high road and encourage him to explain his statement. I have no fear to have the discussion, unlike those professors who do.

  • Edward

    Andrew_W wrote: “I don’t get your point,

    The point is not the freedom to choose where to shop or do business. The point is that when donation lists were required to be made public, the case before the Supreme Court pointed out that exactly this type of intimidation could easily be the result of such publicly available information.

    The point is that these boycotts are intended to intimidate and interfere with elections.

    The point is that donating to one side or the other can — and has — result in the donor losing his job.

    The point is that despite the right to shop — or not — where one chooses, there is no right to intimidate someone in his political views or support.

  • Insomnius

    They will freak out! Because, they are the new sturmabteilung, and they have no interest in fairness or cooperation. They just want their power back!

  • LocalFluff

    The whining leftists pathetic little last stand. Their boycott will amount to nothing. They are too stupid and confused and weak to organize anything effectual. Or they would’ve done so before the election.

    First half of this Songify clip from his meeting with Megan Kelly, a meeting that turned out like a rarely successful marriage counseling session, well illustrates Trump’s attitude to being attacked. True quotes: I’m a fight-back. I go hard (against the enemy).

    Thus far, he has crushed everyone. From the neocons to the democrats, I don’t think either of them has ever been as weak as they are today after 1½ years fighting Trump. MSM is failing technologically, economically and in trustworthiness. The stupid corrupt foreign leaders are up next, that will actually be easier. Now he has the by far greatest military and economy behind him, and he will take on other nations one-on-one. Guys like Putin have no experience outside of KGB-like corruptocracy and is only interested in putting his subjects’ monies in his own pockets. No European leader has ever accomplished anything, they are all very stupid and have always lost and failed with everything. The Chinese might be a more interesting challenge. But by surrounding them with allies like Japan, Russia, India and really all countries except Pakistan and Burma, they will be isolated, and by China’s total dependency on exporting consumer goods to the US, and on the US bonds they’ve stupidly accepted as payment for it, they will be screwed. Hard.

    Trump is playing to win. Or as he puts it: win win win! And he does. See, this is beyond traditional politics like ideologies and special interests. For him now the definition of winning is identical to the interest of the US in the history books. That’s the biggest game in the world and that’s why he has taken upon himself the challenge to win it.

  • Edward

    LocalFluff wrote: “They are too stupid and confused and weak to organize anything effectual.

    Except that over the past half century they have organized an effective takeover of the US government and US schools. This started with organized hippy protests of virtually anything that came to their minds. War, peacekeepers, police, business, joblessness, elections, arrests of criminals, convictions of criminals, acquittals of innocents, whatever.

    Trump’s advantage is that he is a liberal Democrat, and he is using liberal Democrat tactics on liberal Democrats. They have rarely had to take a dose of their own medicine, so they have no idea how to take it, despite dishing it out all their lives.

    LocalFluff wrote: “Their boycott will amount to nothing.

    Certainly true. They tried a boycott of Arizona, but I am still buycotting Arizona.

    I may have to change my style, but it seems that L.L. Bean has just joined the list of my buycotts.

  • Cotour

    ” he is using liberal Democrat tactics on liberal Democrats. ”

    Thats a very good point Edward, Trump calls a spade a spade and they have not the counter measures to their own obnoxious tactics.

    Its almost perfect.

  • Insomnius

    I have started to change my mind about Trump and that maybe he is much more than the lesser of two evils. One of his strengths is his authenticity, kind of like Reagan. Could you imagine Clinton, Obama, and George Bush Jr. interacting with the press in this way?

  • wayne

    I hear you, but…. It is a sad (sad) state of affairs when showing a little backbone towards the press, elevates one to the level of a Reagan.
    Conservatives attack the Press all the time, they get blown off by the Left and Right.

    I am enjoying it, immensely. I will not deny.
    But that will wear off relatively fast for me.

    I must admit as well, I have no clue what DJT really is.
    But, I’m damn certain who Priebus, Ryan, McConnell, Corker, DeStefano, etc., etc., are, and they aren’t my friends and never will be.

  • LocalFluff

    @Edward, don’t worry, The leftists have done what they’ve done only because no one has ever offered any resistance. Now there is a guy who resists them, and he is really crushing them already. It is so easy. It is just that no one ever even tried it before. No one said that the emperor has no clothes.

    Trump is mentally transforming all seven billion brains in the world. He is creating a completely new way of looking at the leftists, at the news propaganda filter, at America and race and gender and climate. White males beginning to think about what is good, for the first time since the Roman emperor Constantine and his introduction of the self hating doomsday slave religion of Christianity. Trump realizes how very very easy it is to conquer the entire world. Only losing self-defeating idiots stand between him and total victory, and he has already mowed down most of them simply by breathing at them.

  • Edward

    Reagan and Thatcher offered resistance, and they won. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told the truth, and people misinterpreted that as resistance; but since no one else was offering truth, it seemed like resistance.

    Trump is merely defending himself when something he says is questioned. I do not see him as another Reagan, because Reagan not only knew what conservatism was and why it works so well, but he could articulate these points.

    Trump has no idea what conservatism is, much less why it works. Instead, his policies are to punish his enemies and reward his friends. When a company moves work overseas, he wants to punish them with tariffs. Anyone who agrees with his is publicly praised by him, anyone who disagrees feels his wrath.

    Many seem to be cheering when he slaps his wrath onto other liberal Democrats, because they misinterpret it as defending conservatism, when the reality is that Trump is only defending himself. When he is defending something that looks like conservatism, it is merely accidental.

    Reagan entered into the political world after he had been a conservative for a while and after he could — and did — articulate its virtues. Trump is still trying to figure out whether he should continue pretending to be a conservative.

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