We no longer live in an age of courage. This is especially true for the leaders of American corporations. They would have to improve tremendously to simply be cowards.
Coke has done it and I have purchased my last coke.
What is going on?
The left decided to launch a boycott of Coke and Wal-Mart because they are members of the America Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a great organization that helps get conservative laws passed primarily at the state level.
The Party of Treason along with some of the other usual far left suspects decided to boycott Wal-Mart and Coke because of their membership in ALEC.
ALEC does a lot of things but they have been very instrumental in helping get voter ID laws past. The Party of Treason is the prime mover for voter fraud in this nation. The Democrats follow the words of their hero Joseph Stalin, who said “It is not who votes that counts. It is who counts the votes.” With fraudulent voters, the Democrats make sure the votes that count are the votes that help them steal elections.
Wal-Mart stood firm against the boycott.
Coke, on the other hand, ran with full hysterical agitation, begging to surrender to the far left. Coke immediately announced its complete and unconditional surrender in a manner that would make the French proud.
There was a time when American corporate leaders actually acted like leaders. No more. Today business school eliminates any backbone a future executive might have. Once these now cowardly lions are released to the business world, as soon as they are confronted by some type of controversy, they stumble around like newly castrated cattle.
Just for once it would be nice to see a Corporate CEO show some spine, extend a middle finger to these far left groups and give a suggestion for them and the horse they rode in on.
Coke has the right to be cowardly.
We have the right to teach them a lesson in free market economics.
We are under no obligation to buy coke products. If Coke wants to be that way, we do not have to buy coke.
Pepsi has soft drinks and in some other parts of the country there are some regional alternatives. In the South we have RC Cola.
Boycott Coke products.
If they want to surrender to the far left, fine. But there are twice as many conservatives as there are liberals. Even among moderates, a lot of people understand the need for voter ID laws and support them.
Coke could have stood up and shown some courage. Instead they chose to surrender.
No more Coke.
When i was a teen, God, that was a lifetime ago :), i worked as a " Striker" for a friend of mine, he worked for RC, great product. Later i switched to Coke, as a drink, i gave it up a few years ago. I like Tea, hot or cold, i also drink Sunkist Orange for lunch, made by Pepsi, i believe, or a good cold John Adams beer :). But i do agree, we do have all the power here, our wallet. In using it, we use the " Free Market", WE do not use intimadation, fear, and lies. That is the lefts method of operation. The left fears the Free Market, that is why they try to destroy it at every turn. I and my family, as of today, will boycot Coke products, untill they grow a spine and stand up to the left. As an after thought, before i started drinking John Adams Beer, i drank Budwiser. But, when they sold out to a Belgin company, i switched in protest.
Here is Cokes reply to my e-mail
Thank you for contacting our Web site, Mr. Schmidt. We appreciate your interest.
The Coca-Cola Company is a nonpartisan business organization and does not take positions on political matters unrelated to the beverage industry. Because public policy issues have the potential to impact our business, our Company uses its resources on occasion and in a balanced manner to advance matters of public policy that are consistent with the sustainability of our business and our Company’s values. The Company’s Board-approved policy on political contributions builds enhanced transparency into an already strong set of reporting practices. Both the policy and an annual report of our contributions are posted on our Company Web site.
As we only take positions on issues and public policies that are directly related to our Company and industry, we have not provided our support for, or opposition against Voter ID legislation in any forum, including through ALEC. Nevertheless, The Coca-Cola Company recognizes the importance of voting rights and actively encourages our U.S. employees to vote in elections.
We hope this information is helpful. If you have additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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In my opinion, based upon some of the decisions Pepsi makes, Pepsi is run by people with some very liberal ideals. For example the new graphics on the Pepsi globe were changed in 2008 during the Presidential election. Take a close look at Nobamas campaign symbol, and compare it to Pepsi's new graphics. I bet if he looses the election Pepsi will change their graphics again. They are a follow the leader kind of operation. A wise man should avoid the big 2 ( Coke and Pepsi) and buy from your local bottlers like Sundrop. Whatever one company does the other soon follows lest the other win the softdrink wars.
No way. I can't stand Pepsi. Every time I took the Pepsi Challenge, I picked the Coke. Most boycots are stupid anyway. Coke at least comes out with Kosher (Yellow cap) every year. No High Fruitose Corn Syrup. I like the real thing.
Drank my last Sprite.
When you try to please everyone, you are going to piss someone off. That is a fact of life. When you are in business you are trying to please as many as you can and piss off as few as you can. It is impossible. The goal is to succeed. Even the most perfect man that ever walked the earth was put to death on a cross. Grow up people. The world does not revolve around you and your ideology. When you decide to boycott, others will protest and just buy more. There was a boycott against Israel just about a month ago. Israel profitted greatly from it. G-d bless them.
On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers around the country.”
The fast-food conglomerate follows in the feckless footsteps of Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Intuit (maker of Quick and Quicken Books software... — which have all withdrawn support for ALEC after drum-banging from Color of Change.
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This just in........
Coke and McDonalds are upset that the left is trying to tell them what size drinks they can serve. They didn't see this coming I guess.
Hahhahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa !!! I love it!
Update: I haven't had Coke since this story broke and I used to drink a LOT of it. I replaced it with ice water with a lemon or lime wedge. Don't miss the Coke as I thought I would and I'm saving a lot of money.
Write or call the Coca-Cola company and tell them that they are giving in to a would -be dictator - tell them the next time they may threaten people with imprisonment or death if we keep giving in to them..
I like Sam's Cola better than Coke. Have tried Coke a few times after I started drinking Sam's and each time found I didn't like it as well. Sam's is about half the price of Coke. Forget Coke!
I don't drink soda, but if I did, I would buy the Wal-Mart brand name of soda. Wal-Mart soda tastes great (according to my hubby) and it's half the price of the name brand stuff. Boycott Coke, and "Buycott" Wal-Mart! I'll be on my way later today to shop at my neighborhood Wal-Mart!