Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, July 22, 2012

YOU might be Contributing to Right Wing Political Campaigns

Unintentionally of course.  When you purchase the products or services of these twenty-three companies, your money is helping to finance the Far Right.

We all need to be aware of whom we’re encouraging and enabling when we make our purchases — and “vote” accordingly.  For just one example:  when you stay at a Marriott Hotel, you’re giving money to a CEO who’s already contributed one million dollars (and counting) to Mitt Romney.  And Ritz-Carlton is a subsidiary of Marriott.

If you go to Las Vegas and stay at either the Venetian Resort Hotel or the Palazzo Hotel, you’re giving money to Sheldon Adelson, the glorified Chinese pimp who’s already contributed $71 million to every rightwing cause imaginable.

If you’re looking for a restaurant, skip the Waffle House unless you want to help out Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.  If you go to the gym, make it something other than Gold’s Gym, whose co-founder has already contributed more than a million dollars to Karl Rove and Mitt Romney.

Dixie Cups and Brawny Paper Towels are both owned by Koch Industries.  Enough said.

Anyway, I hope you’ll bookmark the linked article and use it as a guide for which companies not to patronize.

All of the above information is from OpenSecrets.org, another website everyone should keep handy for quick reference.



Anonymous Jess said...

Oh this totally blows. I go to Coachella every year. I'm still going to go, but I will now give the same amount of money to a dem organization to make up for it.

July 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these all exclusively right wing organizations, because most corporations play both sides, hedging their bets though the Repubs get more then the Dems every year.

Watch out for off brands and generics on those products like paper towels that may still come from the Kochs

I buy New Balance, because they are inexpensive, well made and made in America. Do I now have to switch for some expensive, poor quality Nike's made in a foreign sweat shop?


July 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

And this is especially true for all smokers, because tobacco companies have been virulently pro Rushpubliscum in their donating. You're killing America while you get rid of yourself.

July 23, 2012 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Awesome thanks for the list.Now I will give that list to all my conservative blogger friends so we all know where to shop.

what's the big deal anyway? Obama gets free advertising on practically every TV show and Hollywood movie and HBO.

Can you also do me a favor Tom and find out how much these places also contributed to the dems and Obama or was that just Wall Street?

July 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Sounds like a plan.

Erik: I don't know about these particular companies, but more and more companies are giving exclusively to the GOP. Snave had a blogpost a few years ago that listed all the companies that donate only to Republicans. The only two I remember off hand are the Waffle House and Tom's of Maine toothpaste. But it was a huge list.

JR: Good point about smoking.

July 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow Comrades this morning while attempting to eat my breakfast of eggs that were past the expiration date, and stale rice krispies with sour milk, burnt toast and cold coffee, I switched the on the radio and a song I had not heard in ages played over the leftist leaning airwaves, since it is no longer possible to expect privacy when using the Internet or our phones.. It was a horrible, decadent capitalistic advert for something or another that is not for sale in the glorious People's Paradise of Zimbabwe, but only south of the border in Azania. I forget what it was.

But that song... It took me about an hour to remember what the song was. and then it came to me, it was a Christmas carol. And that realization made me vomit a bit in my mouth. So I am now sitting here, on my People's shared Commode, remembering why Christmas is such an evil idea, and why all good Progressives are really Atheists.
But then, each to his own. Give me a nice bloody execution at dawn and I am as happy as a pig in Palestine.

July 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Awww, everyone, look at Lisa our resident troll, trying to get other people to do her homework like a good republican does, then she can take credit for the research. Nothing like being a lazy assed slacker asking other people to do your work for you. This is why her and people like her, fit with the fright wing.

July 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That's right Jess there are more conservative than liberal slackers,or should I say "People who vote democrat"

July 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

Unfortunately New Balance is the only company that sells *wide* athletic shoes for those of us with flat penguin paddle feet.

Do note, Erik, that New Balance sneakers generally are *not* made in America. My last pair says they were made in Indonesia.

- Badtux the Flat-footed Penguin

July 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM  

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