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Your Favorite Burger Chain Just Donated a Bunch of Money to the Republican Party

By Los Angeles Magazine

Orange County is shaping up to be one of the hottest political battlegrounds going into the midterm elections–and, it appears, Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger has cast their vote early. The corporation gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party this week, according to a public filing on the Secretary of State’s websiteRead full story

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  • Edit 2: for the record, when I wrote the above comment, the story was: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-in-and-out-donations-20180830-story.html

    Oh come on. Let’s lay out plainly what happened here. The chairman of a political party called out a business for donating to its opposition. To punish

    Edit 2: for the record, when I wrote the above comment, the story was: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-in-and-out-donations-20180830-story.html

    Oh come on. Let’s lay out plainly what happened here. The chairman of a political party called out a business for donating to its opposition. To punish the business for not giving money to their political party/supporting the opposition, this person literally calls on the public to boycott the business. A boycott that gathers steam could easily force a business to shut down, which means it is a serious form of protest. Since when was it morally ok for a political party to basically manipulate the public into threatening to shut down or severely hamper a business to pressure it into doing something the party wants?

    Forget which side of the political spectrum you stand on. Think about it without considering which party did this. This is not okay.

    Edit: and that’s not even mentioning the company’s statement about making equal contributions to both parties. But hey, the follow-up never is neatly put into a hashtag so damage is still done. That’s more of an issue of how we consume media and the damage vitality can do, but that’s a whole other rant. Clearly...this really gets my goat.

  • why is it that the alt-left or neo-left to paraphrase some of their terms do not just want to disagree with others but to drive opposing views out of existence? there is no tolerance for dissent here. where is the line between burning books & burning people? I honestly do not see as much of this in the

    why is it that the alt-left or neo-left to paraphrase some of their terms do not just want to disagree with others but to drive opposing views out of existence? there is no tolerance for dissent here. where is the line between burning books & burning people? I honestly do not see as much of this in the materials I see from the right. may be I'm just not on their list?

  • This is not news nor surprising. In-n-Out prints Bible verse citations on its food and beverage containers. This liberal lady is still gonna be dippin’ them fries in her chocolate-strawberry milkshake!

  • It will be interesting to see if cravings trump politics as they do for many with Chick-Fil-A.

  • Suppression of opposing views by the left. Standard practice in California.

  • It drives me crazy that Democrats would get riled up about this. I’ve got to say it but if you boycott everything you aren’t doing yourself or others any good, and you’re also disvaluing boycotts. Both parties are full of idiots and shouldn’t exist if you ask me.

    You can’t shut down a business just

    It drives me crazy that Democrats would get riled up about this. I’ve got to say it but if you boycott everything you aren’t doing yourself or others any good, and you’re also disvaluing boycotts. Both parties are full of idiots and shouldn’t exist if you ask me.

    You can’t shut down a business just because they don’t have the same political views as you. It’s been an hour after my first comment and I still am riled up. Political parties think they can use people as weapons. In-N-Out is a generous company that donates millions of dollars to charity, they don’t need bullshit like this from some hotshot party leader. Simply put, this behavior is selfish and despicable.

  • Sorry, Jing, I don’t see where that LA Mag article says anything about a political party calling out a business or anyone calling for a boycott, literally or figuratively; the donation was spotted and tweeted by a journalist. Two, how is publicizing a corporate political donation, even by the opposition

    Sorry, Jing, I don’t see where that LA Mag article says anything about a political party calling out a business or anyone calling for a boycott, literally or figuratively; the donation was spotted and tweeted by a journalist. Two, how is publicizing a corporate political donation, even by the opposition, an effort to “manipulate the public”? Knowing who’s supporting whom financially and with how much money is precisely why we have campaign-finance disclosure laws. In-and-Out has the right to make its donation, and its customers have the right to decide they’d rather not have their money go toward supporting policies and legislation they disagree with. If companies want to throw their weight around, they should be prepared for their customers to do the same. Money talks, corporate money and consumer money.

  • No one is going to stop me from consuming my in-n-out double-double!

  • Hilarious!

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