Fw: think before you buy!

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Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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: Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:13 PM
Subject: Fw: think before you buy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:16 AM



Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats

Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats

Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats

Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats

Guess, Inc. donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats

Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats

Liz Claiborne, Inc. donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats

Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats

Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats

WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans

K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans

Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans

Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans

Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans

3M Co. donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans

Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans

Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans

B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans

Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats

Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver)donated $644 K -- 80% went to Republicans

Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats

Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans

Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans

Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans

Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans

Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans

McDonald's Corp. donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans

Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300!!!!! John Kerry's wife's company!!!

Traveling and/or dining

Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans

Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

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Anonymous said...

But if you decide not to eat at Chik-Fil-A, you're a nefarious ne'er-do-well who should shut your mouth.

Well, I suppose conservatives aren't being hypocritical if they believe they have to be fighting "the enemy" by buying fast food.

Mr_Creosote said...

Very interesting, and helpful as well. Unusual from a right wing email forward.

I note that from that list, and with very few deviations, that all the places that offer high quality food, products, or stores that treat their employees well donate to the democratic party ---- Whereas all the places that hawk bland and vapid food and drink; the stuff that give chain restaurants and mass market beer such a bad name, and stores that are notoriously employee unfriendly cast their lot with the GOP.

I note the Walmart/Costco divide. My own RWD actually likes Costco much more as a shopper, but grouses about them "being left wing" and likes Walmart's business model much more.

No wonder red state America seems to be home to the tawdriest cheapest junk from big-box stores and rife with bad food and drink. More puzzling however is how members of the working poor still vote for their oppressors as long as they say all the right things about god and guns.

ferschitz said...

It is an interesting list, and for the record, rightwingers usually forward something informative like this periodically. So kudos to them on this effort.

Agree with Mr. Creosote's "take" on what's listed, plus also what First Anon said. So-called "progressives" were summarily blasted by the rightwing propoganda wurlizter for protesting the Cathy Family's donation to Gay Hate groups and for boycotting their crappy Chick-Fil-A "food" emporiums.

Yet, hypocritically this RWF appears to be instructing the gullible masses to boycott, or at least to consider carefully, patronizing certain brands/vendors/establishments based on which pol party they donate to.

Apparently, IOKIYAR always applies bc what's sauce for the goose (rightwingers boycotting supposedly "left" establishments) is not meant to be sauce for the gander (progressives boycotting rightwing establishments).

Color me unsuprised.

The actual truth is that many businesses tend to donate to BOTH parties and often in more equal measure than first meets the eye. I don't have time to research this, but it wouldn't surprise me if most of the companies listed donated more equally to each party than what's being reported here.

As to Mr. Creosote's dad & his feelings about Costco v. Walmart: yeah, ain't it a bitch? I hear the same baloney from my rightwing family.

How dare Jim Sinegal treat his workers fairly and pay them adequately??? The horror, the horror!!

How dare Jim Sinegal make it a goal to buy only quality merchandise no matter where it's made, rather than relying almost solely on Chinese slave labor to produce inferior crap products to be sold a low prices (but then fall apart)??

The noive of some people!!

Anonymous said...

Surprised about McDonalds. Ray Kroc was their founder, and was a major donor to the Democratic Party, which he wife continued after his death i 1974.

Marc with a C said...

So Republicans get to eat shitty food, drink shitty beer, stay in shitty roach motels, and wear shitty clothes made in China with teddy bears and shit on them?

Works for me!

Mr_Creosote said...

Great summation 'Marc with a C'

You've condensed what I tried to say effectively and humorously.

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