Brands that are helping to finance right wing attack ads

  • metta

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    Jul 26, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
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    Jul 26, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    full article here:

    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/19/543801/consumer-brands-conservative-attack-ads/
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    Jul 26, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    and I dont spend a dime with ANY of them on that list!icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 26, 2012 2:17 PM GMT

    You need to know history Gordon. Was it a sock account?

    Any conservative member is free to post a list of companies just like Metta did.
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    Jul 26, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    " 23 consumers brands that bankroll left-wing attack ads "


    THIS LIST WOULD BE HELPFUL if someone here would like to post it.

    If by "left-wing attack ads" you mean those highlighting Romney's record of deception.....

    .....I would love to know which companies are making even a small attempt to stand up to the KARL ROVE LIE MACHINE that is backing Mitt.
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    Jul 26, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    Noooo, not Regal Cinemas! sniff. Oh, well! It was fun while it lasted!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 26, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    First Chick-Fil-A...NOW White Castle? And don't even get me started on DIXIE and ANGEL SOFT. Grrrrrrrrr!
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    Jul 26, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    Some of these brands are tricky for me because it's not a consistent pattern of anti-gay behavior like it is with Chick-fil-a.

    For example, Coachella employs openly gay bands each year and markets itself to gay audiences. I saw The Gossip perform there. Additionally, the company that produces Coachella was purchased by another company that is a subsidiary of a company owned by anti-gay Philip Anschutz. Money spent at Coachella goes through a lot of hands before it reaches Anschutz.

    The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo both have nights for gay fans. And MLS recently severed tied with the Boy Scouts because of their discriminatory practices. So I'm still on the fence about those two.

    I do refuse to buy any Georgia Pacific products. They are a private conglomerate owned by the Koch Brothers, who are pure evil.
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    Jul 26, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    Thank you for this list !!
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    Jul 27, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    My feet love New Balance. They are the only athletic shoe I buy. Sniff icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
  • conservativej...

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    Jul 27, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    Something tells me, based on the regions in which many of these brands are strong, it may very well present a marketing advantage to support right-wing politics. The Ritz-Carlton for instance does not cater to gay men and was notorious for being conservative before being sold to Marriott.

    Having said that, if you do not wish to patronize these businesses then please don't. :-)
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    Jul 27, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Anomalous1 saidMy feet love New Balance. They are the only athletic shoe I buy. Sniff icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif

    Me, too, for many years. No more.
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    Jul 27, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Of the companies listed on HRC's survey, Marriot International (that owns Ritz-Carlton) gets a 90% rating. Charles Schwab gets a 100% rating.

    Las Vegas Sands Corp (owner of The Palazzo and The Venetian) gets a rating of zero. That is also Sheldon Adelson's company.

    None of the rest of the companies are rated by HRC. Georgia Pacific is privately owned by Koch International.

    No reason to avoid most of these, as they are giving to a candidate, not funding a group who's purpose is to fight gay rights like Chick-fil-A is doing. With a zero rating, however, I will probably be avoiding Las Vegas Sands hotels. There are a lot of hotels in Vegas.
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:10 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Anomalous1 saidMy feet love New Balance. They are the only athletic shoe I buy. Sniff icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif

    Me, too, for many years. No more.

    New Balance as a company does not share the beliefs of one of its execs. Did some research and the company's CEO, Rob DeMartini, came out with a statement that it does not share the beliefs of its chairman, James Davis. A private donation by an individual does not equal support of the whole company. My feet are saved icon_biggrin.gif
    http://www.passportmagazine.com/blog/archives/3133-damage-control-after-new-balances-chairman-donates-500000-to-anti-gay-pac.html
  • GQjock

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    Jul 27, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    Haha ... they're the list of Sheldon and Koch holdings

    But the one that pisses me off is Gold's Gym
    There's a whole lotta gay dollars that go to those assholes
  • creature

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    Jul 27, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    For me, it's not about whether top executives of these corporation are donating money. That's their business as individuals. If the corporation is doing the donation, then that's a different story.
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. In either case I would not spend my money on their products or services.

    I believe everyone has a right to spend their money as they see fit, but that does not mean that I can't show disapproval of their choices by spending my money elsewhere.

    Why would I help anyone make money to use against me?

    creature saidFor me, it's not about whether top executives of these corporation are donating money. That's their business as individuals. If the corporation is doing the donation, then that's a different story.