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Coke caves in face of Democratic boycott threat
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/4/12 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 04/04/2012 3:37:45 PM PDT by ColdOne

emocratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws.

Coke was quick to react to the political boycott threat, pulling support from the targeted group just five hours after it was called. Walmart said that support for a group does not mean it backs every decision by those groups.

At issue: Liberal claims that some states are trying to keep minority voters from the polls via voter ID laws, a suggestion conservatives call silly.

“We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who is leading a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee effort to get government identification into the hands of the estimated 2-3 million Democrats who don’t have one. “We have staffed up,” he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coke; retail; voterid; walmart

1 posted on 04/04/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
a call to boycott Coke

Drinking or snorting?

2 posted on 04/04/2012 3:41:22 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ColdOne
Coke was quick to react to the political boycott threat, pulling support from the targeted group just five hours after it was called.

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3 posted on 04/04/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne
“We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who is leading a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee effort to get government identification into the hands of the estimated 2-3 million Democrats who don’t have one. “We have staffed up,” he said.

Yes, get those ID cards into their cold, dead hands.

4 posted on 04/04/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ColdOne

5 posted on 04/04/2012 3:45:32 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: ColdOne

So you have Pepsi using aborted baby parts in their finished products, and now you have Coke caving in to people who are trying to destroy our election system. That’s why I drink generic pop.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ColdOne

Shame on Coke!! Why would anyone not support voter ID laws unless they want to allow illegal voting? Just more Democrat garbage. Same song, 1,000,000th verse.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: ColdOne
The group complained that some states want to limit the time allotted for early voting, bar ex-felons from voting and require government identification to vote. Polls show that most Americans back the laws.

Speaks for itself.

But Clyburn compared them to segregation era "Jim Crow" laws and he said that he is “very, very anxious” that the conservative Supreme Court “as it is presently constituted” will support the new anti-voter fraud laws.

Hey Clyburn, how does requiring everyone to show ID discriminate against one group? It doesn't. This is about enabling voter fraud which always favors the Democrats, and everyone knows it.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: ColdOne

Shame on Coke!! Why would anyone not support voter ID laws unless they want to allow illegal voting? Just more Democrat garbage. Same song, 1,000,000th verse.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 3:46:51 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: ColdOne

Shame on Coke!! Why would anyone not support voter ID laws unless they want to allow illegal voting? Just more Democrat garbage. Same song, 1,000,000th verse.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 3:46:51 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: laweeks

What is pop?


11 posted on 04/04/2012 3:48:06 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: ColdOne

Well that didn’t take long.

I think the idiots should be confronted on why they’re only targeting some of the states with voter ID laws. We have a voter ID law in Michigan and I haven’t heard a peep about it.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 3:49:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne

Oops? Sorry about duplicates. Hit button once I thought but was posted three times


13 posted on 04/04/2012 3:50:17 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: ColdOne

If you don’t have to prove you are yourself at the polls because you are too poor or out of it to have an ID, then please let everyone buy things by check or credit card without ID as well.

How are these poor people with no ID buying anything? Do they pay their rent with nickels?

I bought a coke for my son today and was glad about it a little because of their position. Now that they caved I regret it.


14 posted on 04/04/2012 3:50:59 PM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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To: goseminoles
What is pop?

Same as soda, but around here in Ohio, a soda is pop with a glob of ice cream.

15 posted on 04/04/2012 3:52:27 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Yaelle

Yes, back to Dr. Pepper.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: ColdOne

17 posted on 04/04/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: EGPWS

Yay Pepsi... who just recruited Catholic Basher Nicki Minaj to be their lead marketer and has this issue with fetal stem cells being used in flavor testing.

no thanks.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: ColdOne

No surprise. And I’m kinda glad ... I don’t care for Coke and didn’t really want to have to buy it.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 4:06:20 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ColdOne

Gotta say, if we don’t get organized and active on these issues, we’re going to lose. The left is ready to threaten boycotts wherever the need arises. And though I don’t think they are even able to follow through, they’re taken seriously.

First thing we need to do is to find actual stats where they’ve supposedly boycotted. I’m positive there will be little if any change in that businesses profits.

Secondly, we need to have our own phone banks and letter-writing squads ready to fire back at these threats. Write to Coke or whoever and say we’re their real customers, not the politically fabricated kind, and we don’t appreciate their caving into the left.


20 posted on 04/04/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: ColdOne

Too bad they caved on a common sense point.

This is gonna upset conservatives that like their product.

A possible backlash?—I sure won’t buy it anymore.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 4:14:30 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: ColdOne

I’ll laugh when the beltway bureaucrats regulate Coke right out of business. The’re too stupid to see they’re cutting their own throat.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Pay-tea-otic!


23 posted on 04/04/2012 4:16:54 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: ColdOne

I hope those groups boycot Wal-Mart. I might be able to start going there on weekends again.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: ColdOne

Saul Alinsky is smiling in He**.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:55 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: VanShuyten
"I hope those groups boycot Wal-Mart. I might be able to start going there on weekends again."

I was thinking exactly the same thing! If WalMart attracted fewer Democrats to their stores, I'd go shop there more often!

26 posted on 04/04/2012 4:30:56 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: laweeks

I’ll stick to iced tea and water.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 4:36:07 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: TDA2

Friends of ALIPAC,

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Now we have more evidence and we need you to take swift action to make this count.

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Take the following important steps.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILJDudUpct0


28 posted on 04/04/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, after all, Trayvon was drinking canned “iced tea”, not Coke (or Two if by Tea) with his “skittles” (or as Rev. Al says “skillets”) on his way home from a 7-11, not a Wal-Mart.

What better way to get “the Man” to cave than to threaten a boycott. Jesse’s been doin’ it for years. Even got one of his sons a Bud distributorship.

Rainbow man, rainbow! /s


29 posted on 04/04/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: ColdOne

Time to push back.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 4:56:21 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: goseminoles

In Canada soda is called pop.

http://popvssoda.com/images/bigdrawn.gif


31 posted on 04/04/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: laweeks

To be clear, the aborted fetal tissue used to make Pepsi’s flavor chemicals DOES NOT end up in the final product sold to customers, according to reports — it is used, instead, to evaluate how actual human taste receptors respond to these chemical flavorings

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035276_Pepsi_fetal_cells_business_operations.html#ixzz1r7Vgj2ZB

From PepsiCo:

PepsiCo does not conduct or fund research, including research performed by third parties, which utilizes any human tissue or cell lines derived from embryos or fetuses. We clearly communicate this in our statement on responsible research on PepsiCo’s website, which is available here: http://www.pepsico.com/Company/Corporate-Governance/Policies.html. Any research funded by PepsiCo and conducted by Senomyx for PepsiCo must abide by this responsible research statement.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 5:16:12 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Libloather
Drinking or snorting?

Seriously? These are Bolshecrats!

33 posted on 04/04/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: GreyFriar
the aborted fetal tissue used to make Pepsi’s flavor chemicals DOES NOT end up in the final product sold to customers,

To be clear, the remains of a ruthlessly slaughtered, innocent American baby actually reaches the Pepsi facility (your words, not mine) to be used to evaluate blah, blah, blah.

To be quite clear, there are NO remains of an ruthlessly slaughtered unborn baby anywhere in my world.

What in the holy hell is Pepsi doing at the back door of bloody abortuaries gathering anything. They're dead babies . . . and Pepsi rationalizes how they're used? That's like the Nazi's making lampshades out of the skin of dead humans. Can't find any difference.

I'll never buy a Pepsi product the rest of my life after hearing this horrible thing.

34 posted on 04/04/2012 5:38:02 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Never by pepsi product or patronize the following?

Brands formerly owned by PepsiCo include: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, Hot ‘n Now, East Side Mario’s, D’Angelo Sandwich Shops, Chevys Fresh Mex, California Pizza Kitchen,[14] Stolichnaya, Wilson Sporting Goods and North American Van Lines.

Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Ruffles potato chips,Gatorade, Diet Pepsi, Tropicana beverages, 7UP, Doritos tortilla chips, Lipton teas, Quaker foods and snacks. Cheetos, Mirinda, Ruffles potato chips, Aquafina bottled water.Pepsi Max, Tostitos tortilla chips, Sierra Mist, Fritos corn chips, Walkers potato crisps, Doritos, Lays potatoe chips, Gatorade products, Tropicana products, Aunt Jemima mixes


35 posted on 04/04/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: cripplecreek
I think the idiots should be confronted on why they’re only targeting some of the states with voter ID laws. We have a voter ID law in Michigan and I haven’t heard a peep about it.

Is MI's law based on IN's? If I'm not mistaken, TN's new voter ID law is and they haven't come after us . . . . . yet. I figure it's because the Supreme Court already upheld IN's voter ID law.

36 posted on 04/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Our voter ID law spent several years in court before coming into effect so the democrats would have to go to the US Supreme court to try to stop it.

I think our law was a product of the Mackinac Center and they’re pretty good at dotting all the Is and crossing all the Ts.


37 posted on 04/05/2012 3:54:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne
How easily was Coke dragged into political correctness the first time? EASILY.

"As taxpayers in America, we must all demand that the government take every step possible to ensure all voters are eligible. Otherwise, ballots can be illegally neutralized, thus violating our rights as voters. It is the responsibility of the federal government and the legislators in every state to enact and enforce laws that prevent voter fraud. The only way to do that is to require photo ID for all U.S. citizens who are lawfully registered.

"It is inconceivable to know that our nation's attorney general is fighting to block and overturn such legislation, including in South Carolina, whose governor has vowed to fight the federal government.

"There is only one reason to oppose voter identity in this country: To enhance opportunities for voter fraud. For Eric Holder to oppose voter ID by slanting the same worn-out platitudes about "racial discrimination" is a far reach and has no substance. Sadly, gullible people fall for the ruse. This is the standard Obama administration outcry when there is no other legitimate defense for anti-American policies, like opposing states' rights to defend borders, saying it creates profiling. The only reason to oppose voter ID is to muster illegal voters for a particular candidate".

38 posted on 04/05/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by yoe
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To: ColdOne

I just got off the phone with Coke and McDonalds. In both cases, I acknowledged their right to not fund ALEC. However, I said until they are consistent in opposing the requirement of showing ID from customers who purchase their products with credit, I will not be buying from McDonalds or Coke.

Both operators were familiar with the situation and had prepared statements. The McDonald’s operator read the statement and when I repeated that for that reason I was not buying from McDonald’s she repeated that they stopped funding ALEC, apparently on the basis that I misunderstood McDonald’s position.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT by superdad (`)
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