To err is human but to really screw things up you need a fast food chain trying to make a political statement.
They did and boy did they screw up.
Who is it?
It is Arby’s.
Last week, in an effort to make a political statement, Arby’s announced it would no longer advertise on the Rush Limbaugh show.
Houston, we have a problem. Arby’s has never advertised on the Rush Limbaugh show.
There was a time when conservatives would simply endure slights like this but no more. Rush immediately tweeted back that Arby’s had never been an advertiser on his show.
There is nothing like someone stepping in it, and then tracking it all over the carpeting and that is exactly what Arby’s did.
Outraged conservatives went onto Arby’s Twitter feed and expressed their displeasure. Arby’s promptly blocked them.
During the weekend, Arby’s quietly unblocked them but the damage is done. Many conservatives have spent their last dime at Arby’s.
I certainly have.
I for one am tired of these corporations who are not only gutless but who spit on conservative Americans.
On Arby’s FaceBook page, conservatives continue to express their opinions and they are a costumer service nightmare.
Aww, isn’t that terrible? A liberal thought they would score points and instead end up with some really bad roast beef all over their face.
Here is a memo to idiot liberal managers at major corporations. Conservatives make up about 43% of the American population. Liberals only make up 21%. Let’s see, if you want to pander to a group do you want to pander to a larger group or a smaller group?
Perhaps a better way of putting it is do you want to offend a group that makes up almost half of America?
Arby’s is not the only dumb company. Coke folded like a cheap suit when the racist group the Color of Change complained that Coke was a corporate supporter the American Legislative Exchange Council.
ALEC is a great organization, which helps advance a conservative agenda.
That is why the radical left wing groups, like the racist group the Color of Change is so adamantly against ALEC.
Coke is another company that conservatives are now ignoring. I just discovered an excellent alternative to Coke. It is called Cheerwine. It is a southern soft drink, cherry flavored. The diet version of the drink is very attractive if you have high blood pressure since it has no sodium.
For both companies, there political adventures have been a disaster for both of them. Costumer service reps are taught to ask, “What will it take to make this right?” Here’s what it will take for Arby’s to make it right. First an apology and then they need to advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s show (assuming he will have them). Coke needs to restore its support to ALEC.
Until those things happen, I’m not going to buy Coke products and I don’t care how hungry I am, Arby’s is off the menu.
Thank you very, very much--didn't realize it was so extensive!
I am an "Angie's List" member and I have sent them an email asking them to clarify their position--thanks for the heads up about all of these companies.
Thank you very much for this list. I have been with Allstate for a long time, home and business. I will get my own statement from them and take it from there, likely to drop them.
I switched long ago from Home Depot to Lowes.
WalMart has been one of the best supporters of buying US products as much as they could. They have also avoided liberal pressures though I am sure given their size you could find some issues, so I say continue to support WalMart.
I am still waiting for a reply from Arby's.....
They should learn that they need to keep mouth shut. Why do liberals have to be so stupid at all times. First make sure that the threat is REAL first then speak out saying that you stand on your ground. People need to know that a company that they are buying from are strong and not weak. I say let the liberals have them. They are the ones that are serving up unhealthy foods and making people fat and die from heart attacks. Maybe in the end it will help us, And it is a good identifier (Sp?) if you see someone going into Arby's and drinking coke..you know then they are liberals. LOL Man how annoying.
Both Coke and Arby!s are poor products to begin with so I never really bought them anyway
I confess... I like Arby's Reuben w/curly fries. And the mgr. at our local is a gem; a very nice young man. Plus they play 50s-60s music rather than the other trash. This is a true denial of self-gratification!!! LOL :-)
Good for you Eugene! Conservatives MUST stick together. What dumber-than-mud liberals are.
Curious where the perecentages (43 vs 21) come from?
Just giving up on Arby's now, are you Judson?
I quit them over a decade ago...with a health violation of maggots in the meat slicer! About 10 miles east of your place, on Waldron Road.
This Rush fiasco is just icing on the cake. Their sandwiches have not been appetizing to me for a long time...
Vern tell me about it. The one out here by us had rat poop on the meat slicer and they had roaches as well (Personally I don't think they ment the bug when they said roaches, I think they ment liberals lol) I have talk to several people that have gotten food posining from Arby's, different times and different places. They don't freeze their meats they leave them in a fridge and hope that it's cold enough. GROSSSSSSS!
Good bye Arby's.