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The Most Republican Company? The Makers of Wonder Bread
New York Times ^ | May 7, 2014

Posted on 05/10/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The most Republican-leaning company in the country, based on political donations, isn’t Koch Industries. It’s the company that makes Wonder Bread.

The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread, Tastykakes and Nature’s Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans. Only three Democratic congressional candidates have gotten money from its PAC since 1984, and not one in the past 20 years.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bakery; ceo; donors; gop; koch; wonderbread

1 posted on 05/10/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how much the corporation donates to left wing orgs?


2 posted on 05/10/2014 3:38:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Well, doing the math based on the above - <1%.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 3:39:46 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nickcarraway

Trivia;

Red, yellow, and blue, were the original colors of superman’s outfit.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 3:42:07 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: nickcarraway

So this is basically the NYtimes pointing out a target for the cadre?


5 posted on 05/10/2014 3:42:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bigbob

Lol


6 posted on 05/10/2014 3:46:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek

That was my first thought as well. Next up: Cuomo posing for a selfie #RealPeopleDon’tEatTastyKakes


7 posted on 05/10/2014 3:47:11 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: nickcarraway

This is why I don’t let politics dictate my purchases. Wonderbread is the worst bread in the world, I wouldn’t take it free. Maybe they should take some of that money they’re investing in politics and put it into product research.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 3:48:16 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmmm... Tastykakes....


9 posted on 05/10/2014 3:48:35 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: cripplecreek

Pretty obvious


10 posted on 05/10/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

Only the NY Times is allowed to have an opinion on political candidates.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: discostu

They need to copy Mrs Bairds or Sunbeam


12 posted on 05/10/2014 3:49:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Carthego delenda est
Wouldn't be the first time.

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13 posted on 05/10/2014 3:49:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GeronL

The company should tack a “guilt credit” on to the price of their products in NY that will be donated to a democrat of the company’s choosing.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

This looks like the commie ‘RATS at the New Yawk Slimes are out to get Wonder bread. Nice. I hate communists. The next thing you know, the fags and the atheists will be boycotting Wonder bread.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: nickcarraway

Remember when Wonder packed up and left California after they passed greenhouse gas emissions standards for businesses there?


16 posted on 05/10/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: nickcarraway

I know they are in Thomasville, Georgia. I wonder if they are related to the very prominent Flowers Family which originated in Dothan, Alabama?

I remember the Rev. Drury Flowers used to host “Pastors Forum” on Channel 4, in Dothan. It was channel 9 back then.

There is also a Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Richmond Flowers was a political enemy of George Wallace and his son was one of the all time great hurdlers. He also played football for Tennessee and several NFL teams.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

I remember here in St. Pete circa 1996, during the riots spearheaded by the People’s Democratic Uhuru, one of the targets firebombed (I never read this in the St. Pete Times-Pravda, I saw it with my own (deceived?) two eyes) was the little Flowers Bakery depot about half a mile south of downtown. At the time I never understood why they targeted it...


18 posted on 05/10/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT by G-dzilla
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To: nickcarraway

The new president of NPR, Jarl Mohn contributed $217,000 to Democrats.

The MSM yawns...


19 posted on 05/10/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: yarddog

I have no idea, but that sounds like a good guess


20 posted on 05/10/2014 3:54:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Drango

The new president of NPR, Jarl Mohn contributed $217,000 to Democrats.

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Wow. A bribe for the job.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 3:55:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

Bump


22 posted on 05/10/2014 3:56:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

That is all I am doing, guessing. It does sound possible tho.


23 posted on 05/10/2014 3:57:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

Am I the only one getting the point of this piece? They are trying to associate Republicans with a boring, bland, unhealthy, passe, uncool, junky, tacky, tasteless product.


24 posted on 05/10/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: yarddog

We have Dawn Foods (I worked there some years ago) and Jiffy Mix here in southern Michigan.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 3:59:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ann Barnhardt mentions this in her post today:

“3. EXTREMELY important point on the IRS being sicced on Tea Party and other conservative donors at TEN TIMES the normal rate.

LISTEN TO ME. Miserable cowards will try to make the argument that if you haven’t cheated on your taxes or broken any IRS rules, then you should have nothing to worry about.

IT ISN’T ABOUT THAT. It is about terrorizing and destroying people’s lives and businesses through malicious audit and/or litigation. BELIEVE ME ON THIS. I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK, GOD KNOWS I DO. They know that conservatives are far and away the most likely class of people to have clean books and tax returns. They aren’t looking for malfeasance. That isn’t the point. The point is to run up massive accountant and attorney fees and to terrorize and even break you financially (especially if you own a small business, which is by definition more vulnerable to such tactics than a large business.) A malicious IRS audit or regulatory action or litigation can wipe out months if not YEARS of profit just from the cost of defending yourself. Thus, my advice, coming from experience: DO NOT run up massive bills defending these things. That is exactly what they want. THAT is their real objective. Do the bare minimum. Make their auditors do all of the work, and understand now if you don’t already, that the Rule of Law is dead, and no matter how much evidence you put before these people, the fix is in. These are all now complete Kangaroo paradigms. And it will not let up, and it will not end until a counter-revolutionary war has been fought and they are PHYSICALLY removed from power.”

http://www.barnhardt.biz/2014/05/10/blt-sammiches/


26 posted on 05/10/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: nickcarraway
They have run this ad in recent years. This is the way it should be.
27 posted on 05/10/2014 4:03:54 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: nickcarraway

Awesome! I shall be buying more wonderbread.


28 posted on 05/10/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: all the best

You can save all the adjectives I suppose and just say “white bread”.

But bread is bread, King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread anyone?


29 posted on 05/10/2014 4:05:18 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

I once dreamed I got fabulously wealthy and started a charity bread company, every loaf sold meant more could be given to the truly poor. In the dream this bread was called Daily Bread.


30 posted on 05/10/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BeadCounter

Bump


31 posted on 05/10/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Our Daily Bread actually


32 posted on 05/10/2014 4:06:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

This is another attack by the let trying to stifle conservative and Republican funding.

The Koch brothers are #53 on the list of political contributors. The first 52 give to liberal politicians, yet, the left is now out enforce trying to claim the Koch brothers are behind “big money” contributions.


33 posted on 05/10/2014 4:08:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: cripplecreek

Bingo!!!!!


34 posted on 05/10/2014 4:10:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: nickcarraway

Will NY Slimes tell me which are the most democrat companies, so I can boycott their products?


35 posted on 05/10/2014 4:10:45 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: nickcarraway

The most Democrat company?

All the others. Every last one of them.

If I boycotted every corporation that gives primarily to democrats, I could not eat or drink or wear clothes or buy gas or a car...

Maybe I could buy a gun.


36 posted on 05/10/2014 4:11:42 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: nickcarraway

When will Derek Willis do an equally charming story about the company that donates the most to democrats?

I assume we don’t need to hold our breaths...


37 posted on 05/10/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway

As an alumna of ITT, which owned the then Continental Baking
as a subsidiary, Flowers has done a wonderful job of growing its brands, especially with a Republican force.


38 posted on 05/10/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: BeadCounter

That is a beautiful ad.


39 posted on 05/10/2014 4:13:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

For the unions to organize the workers.


40 posted on 05/10/2014 4:17:17 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Bump


41 posted on 05/10/2014 4:18:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: GeronL

Since Grupo Bimbo bought Mrs. Bairds, it is not close to the same.

Sunbeam is excellent.


42 posted on 05/10/2014 4:20:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: BeadCounter

Thanks for the great billboard photo.


43 posted on 05/10/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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44 posted on 05/10/2014 4:49:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was a kid in elementary school, we took a field trip to the nearest Wonder Bread plant over in Orange County, and each of us got to take home a miniature loaf of the bread in it’s own little replica wrapper. Of course Wonder Bread ruled in the 50’s, it was thought to be actual food and it squished up better than most breads, good for throwing, rolling or even eating.


45 posted on 05/10/2014 5:21:21 PM PDT by Mjaye
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To: cripplecreek

You got it!.

Wonder Bread GONE in:
5...4...3...2...


46 posted on 05/10/2014 5:21:46 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: nickcarraway

Now I know why I love Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread. Addictive.


47 posted on 05/10/2014 6:12:27 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Mmmmmm... Tastykakes....

Finally, a logical reason to initiate a TastyKake diet!

P.S. LOVED their blueberry pies...

48 posted on 05/10/2014 6:57:20 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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