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Coca-Cola Leaves Pro-Voter ID Organization After Democrats Threaten Boycott
Mediaite ^ | April 4, 2012 | Frances Martel

Posted on 04/04/2012 8:10:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Democratic officials called for a boycott of certain companies supporting an organization pushing for voter ID laws today– among them Walmart and Coca-Cola– of which at least one has responded. Five hours after the boycott rallying call came, Coca-Cola issued a statement that it would withdraw support of that organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council, but not specifically because of the voter ID law support: Coca-Cola, the statement read, did not customarily support political efforts that had nothing to do with the corporation itself, and the news that ALEC had now developed an agenda independent of anything related to Coca-Cola disqualified it from the corporation’s support.

According to the Washington Examiner, the call to boycott came from “Democratic officials,” including Rep. James Clyburn, who told the paper that Democrats had “staffed up” to fight the laws. The group Color of Change also began a petition today, asking the corporation to stop funding ALEC. The Examiner has Coke’s statement on the matter, which comes hours after the call for them to stop:

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coke; dncbrownshirts; howtostealanelection; voterid

1 posted on 04/04/2012 8:10:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Coca Cola hearts election fraud.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So, we have these two cola companies ~ there's Coke and they no longer believe in the rule of law and honest elections. Then, there's Pepsi and they engage in what is arguably cannibalism.

So what to do, who to boycott,................

These idiots are giving us no reasons whatsoever to continue to drink their products.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I can kill rats with that stuff...why should I ingest it?


4 posted on 04/04/2012 8:13:21 PM PDT by hope
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Maybe we should boycott these #ers too.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 8:13:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't believe an outfit as big as Coca-Cola would allow a bunch of two-bit, commie hippies push them around.

Coke just lost one of their best customers and I won't be back. Maybe that racist piggy Clyburn will take up the slack.

6 posted on 04/04/2012 8:17:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now i have a good reason not to drink Coke and Pepsi. My doctor will appreciate my decision.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 8:18:39 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: muawiyah
I'll have an RC cola with Goober Peas.
8 posted on 04/04/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Please don't tell me I have to boycott this.

9 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: hope

Amen. There are few things on this earth worse for you than sugary (or diet) soda.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:33 PM PDT by amishman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Far more worried about their short term revenues than they are about America and its economy that pays their bills and has built their companies.

A sorry business attitude — very liberal actually.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Ask Rush”s former sponsors how well pissing off conservatives worked for them.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 8:35:17 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: EagleUSA

Ask Rush”s former sponsors how well pissing off conservatives worked for them.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 8:35:27 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: muawiyah
These idiots are giving us no reasons whatsoever to continue to drink their products.

Not to mention the sugar and chemicals..

14 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Nope & I can keep this one too


15 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

And God Bless you, you can have it!


16 posted on 04/04/2012 8:55:01 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anyone else feel as I do, an organization being blackmailed because they believe in the rule of law is absurd? I am at the end of my endurance regarding how things are going in our Republic. From the unamerican guy in the white house to this latest fiasco, I just cannot take much more of this crap. My ancestors and I took oaths to defend the constitution, when did those oaths expire...am I just supposed to sit by and watch the very law I took an oath to defend shredded each and every day. Up is down and down is up. Perhaps if states ceceded they should be allowed since everyone is free to do their own thing, a constitution notwithstanding. In fact, I wish my state would do just that.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 8:56:52 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Right Cal Gal

So good, it deserved to be posted twice!!!


18 posted on 04/04/2012 8:57:53 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!

Is Barack Obama still a coke user? Or did he join the boycott?


19 posted on 04/04/2012 8:58:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Having been part of a group singled out by Coca Cola as being ‘unsuitable’ for support, and still to this day getting the same level of donations from Coca Cola, this simply means that they’ll shift their financial support to appear to come from a different stream.

This is how Coca Cola operates - they are extremely risk adverse with the core company. It is a near religious fervor to keep the brand away from pretty much any controversy. But nothing stops the sudden increase of support coming through, oh, say a local bottler which has drastically increased their contributions.


20 posted on 04/04/2012 8:59:29 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: muawiyah

I actually go to the 99 cent store and buy their generic pop which is 3 liters for a dollar.

Coke is just being threatened and like any business you back off for a bit until the dust settles. But I would rather drink Coke than Pepsi whose CEO is an Obama-ass kissing b(tch and bragged the Pepsi logo was re-made from the obama election logo.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:05 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Dapper 26

My dentist has a picture on his wall that shows what sodas do to teeth. Not attractive! He says the acid aggressively eats off the enamel. So....I wonder what it does to our kidneys and bladder?


22 posted on 04/04/2012 9:04:37 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: max americana

But I would rather drink Coke than Pepsi whose CEO is an Obama-ass kissing b(tch and bragged the Pepsi logo was re-made from the obama election logo.

Coke is cutting off its nose to spite its face. Wait till the Obamunists come with their hollow-head bullets and a gov’t appointed CEO


23 posted on 04/04/2012 9:11:15 PM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I need to re-read this tomorrow.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 9:19:25 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Is Barack ∅bama still a coke user?

Only his nose knows!

25 posted on 04/04/2012 9:27:44 PM PDT by QT3.14 (OBAMA's life: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma)
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To: SandRat

VaVa Voom!


26 posted on 04/04/2012 9:57:03 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: muawiyah
What is American Corporatism?

“What is corporatism? In a (somewhat inaccurate) phrase, socialism for the bourgeois. It has the outward form of capitalism in that it preserves private ownership and private management, but with a crucial difference: as under socialism, government guarantees the flow of material goods, which under true capitalism it does not.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1036236/posts

I would add that Corporatism destroys Traditional Values, destroys Western Culture, enforces Political Correctness and hates Christians.

27 posted on 04/04/2012 9:58:03 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Ms Mable

Because the stomach has no acid in it at all....


28 posted on 04/04/2012 10:16:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Right Cal Gal

REally. PO your paying customer base to satisfy one that doesn’t.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: max americana
>"the Pepsi logo was re-made from the obama election logo."

Fail


30 posted on 04/04/2012 11:02:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: EagleUSA

I can’t believe how far the price of soda has fallen (while everything else is going up); I think these companies are going to struggle as people start avoiding even the diet brands (which are still very unhealthy). I’m a soda addict, and I see 2 litre bottles selling for less than the 20 oz. bottles in delis (for the main brands).


31 posted on 04/05/2012 1:21:01 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: peteyd

Great Party/Holiday Punch drink; 1/2 liter bottle of Vernors, 1/2 bottle of Welches Cranberry Juice, 4 to 6 scoops of orange sherbert and serve.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 10:45:30 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Yep. Libturds regard Coca-Cola as EEEEEVIL.
Hey, Sweet Tea is better for me anyway. I hear Rush Limbaugh is in the Tea business.


33 posted on 04/05/2012 3:53:52 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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