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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Coke, McDonalds, Yum, et.al - The Spineless Herd


Conservative mouthpiece, Michelle Malkin is at it again this morning.  She is railing against the evil people who are trying to destroy her good buddies – the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

This morning she is a little bit nastier than normal – focusing in on Color of Change -  but then when you consider that she is no more than an opinion writer  – who cares. 

And really, who wants to know her opinion – but it’s her nastiness that is kinda sweet in this one aspect – when she is talking about ALEC Corporate Profit Sector Members who have allegedly decided to no longer support ALEC.

Here’s a snip of the opinion piece she wrote.
Color of Change's corporate appeasers include McDonald's, Wendy's, Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis), American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service. This week, Robinson also claimed that Yum Brands and Procter and Gamble had dropped their memberships as a result of "hundreds" of Color of Change phone calls.

On Tuesday, I called Procter and Gamble and asked them how many phone calls they received. Company spokeswoman Christine Wever refused to answer. I asked whether the company had met at any time over the past year with Color of Change or any other protest group regarding their specific complaints about ALEC. Wever refused to answer.

I also called the media office at Yum Brands several times with the same questions. No response by end of business Tuesday.

It's not enough for conservative consumers to avoid cowardly businesses that cave to Van Jones and company. Beating back the anti-ALEC mob means getting ahead of them. Color of Change and its "hundreds" of callers are now pressuring State Farm and Johnson and Johnson to join the spineless herd and cut ties to ALEC.

I'll say it again: Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.

Later in the piece Malkin refers to those same companies as

duck-and-cover companies that caved

Lets look at that again
McDonald's, Wendy's, Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis), American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service.  …  Yum Brands and Procter and Gamble
the spineless herd
duck-and-cover companies that caved

The following quote was noted in an article this past week found in PR Week US titled “Groups' politics in spotlight after ALEC backlash” about ALEC affiliations:
“More than anything, it's a wakeup call for brands to be bit more vigilant and constantly assess where these organizations are and what they are advocating for,” said Joseph Farren, SVP for global public affairs at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide in Washington.
the spineless herd
duck-and-cover companies that caved
 
Hmmmmmm
 
Evidently –
Part of the conservative agenda is name-calling when old supporters decide to be non-supporters.
Gets nasty when those people turn on their own.
the spineless herd
duck-and-cover companies that caved

 It might not be a good day for the conservatives to call the people working at the spineless herd, duck-and-cover companies that caved  ---  looking for campaign donations.

She forgot the  - na, na, na, na,  na, na  …  at the end of her opinion piece.


And from a perspective of - DESTROY ALEC
I'll say it again: Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.

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