Skip to comments.Joaquin Castro to boycott Buc-ee's after owners back Dan Patrick
Posted on 03/11/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
SAN ANTONIO Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee's found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain's owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick.
Following a photo and announcement of the owners' support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee's since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.
I am disappointed to learn that a popular and well-respected retailer would lend its corporate brand to a candidate for statewide office who has built his career around dividing Texans and bashing immigrants, solely for his own political gain, Castro said in a written statement.
Tweets from Castro vowing to boycott the Texas convenience store made the rounds on social media and included similar promises from supporters, including Joaquin Castro's mother, Rosie Castro.
Buc-ee's officials made clear the owners of the chain are the ones supporting Patrick, not the corporation itself.
As a company, Buc-ee's does not support political candidates, said Jeff Nalado, general counsel for Buc-ee's. Buc-ee's owners, Don Wasek and Beaver Aplin have contributed to the campaign of Dan Patrick. Buc-ee's doors are open 24/7 to everyone.
Patrick, a Houston Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, posted a photo posing with Aplin, Wasek, and the company's Beaver mascot on Facebook Sunday along with an announcement of their support.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Dan Patrick is in a GOP run-off for Texas Lt. Governor against current Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
Take it from this Texan: Dan Patrick will win. This will be David Dewhurst’s second run-off loss. We all know who defeated him in a run-off in 2012.
>> Joaquin Castro and his mom, Rosie Castro.
Is Juaqin the Congressman for all his district?
Without ever reading a single quote about this guy or even knowing who he is or what he stands for, I am willing to bet $20 to Free Republic if anyone can show me this person ever said anything derogatory about LEGAL immigrants.
I think it was Rosie Castro who said she was ashamed of the Alamo. Guess they boycott that as well.
The Castro brothers are stars in the Dem party...unfortunately we may be hearing their names for a very long time.
So Rosie is ashamed that men fought and died for their own and other People’s Freedom. I’m ashamed she lives in the state of my Birth! God bless Texas!
If Castro is against him then I’m for him. By the way, Joaquin, Buc-ees doesn’t need you. They will do just fine whether you boycott them or not.
That’s cool. And I’m free to boycott San Antonio due to their religious intolerance and race-baiting.
I now avoid San Antonio because it is full of criminal invaders. Quite a shame since there are many fine restaurants there that I love to frequent.
Geeze!! Did I run over your puppy when you were a little girl?
My puppies don’t like it down there either...
Could be true, one is from Labrador...
I have the impression that the Texas Castros are just as Communist as the Cuban Castros.
If Castro supporters avoid these stores then thefts will decrease and profits increase. A win for Buc-ees.
BTW, I’ve heard that Castro is their mother’s last name. Are they bastards?
This idiot wouldn’t even know where to find a Buc-ee’s
Joaquin Castro is just another mouth without a brain attached to it.
She probably regrets letting him go.
Out of context, that is a hilarious post
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