Skip to comments.NLPC Blasts Anheuser-Busch for Bankrolling Anti-Alito MALDEF
Posted on 01/09/2006 12:52:28 PM PST by Dutchgirl
Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today criticized Anheuser-Busch for its financial support of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), in the wake of hysterical attacks by MALDEF on Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito.
According to the 2003-2004 MALDEF Annual Report, Anheuser-Busch is MALDEFs largest corporate donor.
NLPC President Peter Flaherty today stated, MALDEF is conducting a hysterical and racially-charged campaign against Judge Alito.
Just days after Alito was nominated, MALDEF President and General Counsel Ann Marie Tallman accused Alito of a disturbing pattern of insensitivity towards Latinos lives and claimed Alito would dismantle fundamental constitutional protections currently enjoyed by Latinos and all Americans.
Tallman stated that Alito has spent a career attempting to roll back the clock on civil rights protections available to Latinos.
In September 2005, NLPC contacted Anheuser-Busch regarding MALDEF attacks on John Roberts, only to have the company reiterate that it would not reconsider its support for MALDEF. Flaherty wrote:
BEGIN LETTER EXCERPT: Judge Roberts may well be the most pro-business nominee ever to the Supreme Court yet you are bankrolling opposition to his nomination.
You and other corporate executives have time and time again complained about the toll taken on your company and the economy as a whole by the tort liability crisis. Anheuser-Busch is a member of the American Tort Reform Association.
How can your complaints about the liability crisis be taken seriously when you are so willing to provide support to MALDEF? END LETTER EXCERPT
Flaherty continued, Anheuser-Busch cant say it wasnt warned about MALDEF. This controversial group is perhaps the nations most aggressive proponent of illegal immigration. Hispanic consumers do not drink Budweiser and Michelob because the company supports MALDEF. In fact, a majority of Hispanics oppose illegal immigration.
Judge Alitos late father was born in Italy. I am sure it would come as a surprise to his 91 year-old mother that her son is anti-immigrant. Large, publicly held institutions like Anheuser-Busch should not be associated with MALDEFs ugly tactics.
MALDEF identified Anheuser-Busch as a Partner, for a contribution of $100,000 and over, the only corporation at that level. Other corporations supporting MALDEF at lesser levels include General Motors, Citigroup, Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Wal-Mart.
NLPC, which promotes ethics in public life, sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project.
Friends Don't Let Friends Drink St. Louis Beer.
Out goes Bud Light, in comes Green Light.
Guess Budweiser is off my beers of choice list.
Looks like Miller Lite from here on out.
Who drinks Bud, anyway?
I support Bush, not Busch
I can't stomach "Ben and Jerry's" anymore. And I don't even want to know the politics of Sam Adams.
What? It's not like Bush doesn't direct millions of our hard-earned tax dollars to MALDEF personally. Just because they're a radical, left-wing, anti-American, Marxist, separatist band of Kooks doen't mean that Bush doesn't expect them to become good little Republicans if he funds them enough.
Go Karl Rove! (Go somewhere, anywhere, just, for the love of God, Go away!)
I dont drink UNION BEER.
Miller Light baby.
I'm going to go shoot a Clydesdale.
I feel bad about it, but then again, it wasn't really beer to begin with, but colored pee-pee water with a tinge of hops.
I am guessing this isn't Methodist Youth Camp...
Q: What do Budweiser beer and making love in a canoe have in common?
A: They're both f***ing next to water.
I miss the days when A-B's tag was, "nothing beats a Bud." My unfailing retort, "then I'll have nothing, thanks."
No email address to tell them that they just lost a few customers?
The left has been amazingly successful at misrepresenting their extremist groups as representing a huge segment of the population, such as Mexicans (the group in the article), jews (ADL), women (NOW, aka NAG), etc. Large companies have either fallen for it, or within the companies are extremist liberals who fund these groups on purpose while pulling the wool over the eyes of the high level execs.
He stopped drinking German beers three years ago, and has been buying Budweiser.