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Hobby Lobby boycotters not crafty enough to win
Register Citizen ^ | 7/2/2014 | Megan McArdle

Posted on 07/02/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT by yongin

Facebook and Twitter are on fire. I haven’t seen people so angry about anything since the 2012 decision on Obamacare. One item of interest: people announcing boycotts of Hobby Lobby and confidently predicting that it will soon be out of business.

If you are among those hoping for the rapid demise of the company, I have bad news: The boycott is almost certainly going to fail. Almost all boycotts fail, but especially those staged as proxy battles in the culture wars.

Most boycotts fail because most people just don’t have the intensity to keep them up. In 2003, folks were promising to boycott French products such as Dannon yogurt over the country’s stance on Iraq, but Dannon is still on the shelves and seems to be selling well. (Losing market share to the Greek invasion, to be sure, but as far as I know that has no political content other than the love of a creamier, richer taste in your fermented dairy products.) A few years later, liberals were going to boycott Whole Foods because … well, I don’t remember what the CEO had done, but I’m sure it was something. Whole Foods is also suffering — from increased competition in its core business. The boycott seems to have had little to no effect.

It’s just hard to maintain that sort of intensity when you’re busy and vacation is coming up, and Mom needs help with her computer, and yes, honey, I’ll stop on the way home and pick up more yogurt. For all but the most bitterly partisan of partisans, motivation eventually gives way to more pressing concerns such as convenience.

Culture warriors face two additional problems:

They tend to want to boycott places they never shopped at in the first place.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hobbylobby

1 posted on 07/02/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

I will shop at Hobby Lobby and buy something I don’t especially want.
...just to make a point.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: yongin

Like any of these condom chewing, baby killers shop at Hobby Lobby. ROTFL! What a bunch of retards! Funny stuff.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: yongin

Dear leftards: Think Chic-Fil-A.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 5:27:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: yongin

I seriously doubt those people shopped at Hobby Lobby anyway.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:28:27 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: yongin

The same Marxists trying to punish another Free Market business, Yawn!

Pray America wakes up


6 posted on 07/02/2014 5:35:17 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: yongin

Boycott, boycott, star on their hat!
But nobody know where de boycott at!


7 posted on 07/02/2014 5:38:10 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: yongin

Anyone notice how obsessed the left is with sex? Gay marriage, teaching kindergardeners about sex, free contraceptions, lower the age of consent, abortion......


8 posted on 07/02/2014 5:42:53 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: yongin

Good ole Ronald Reagan has the best answer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEXOpm0H7QA


9 posted on 07/02/2014 5:44:34 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: yongin

I’ll make damn sure that the next time I am in Redding I will stop by a Hobby Lobby and take one of their employees out to lunch at a Chic-Fil- A.
Never been to either place (never had a reason), but I will make a point of it now.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 5:44:41 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: yongin
"Almost all boycotts fail..."

I wonder how the Dicksie Chics feel about that?

11 posted on 07/02/2014 5:46:24 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I seriously doubt those people shopped at Hobby Lobby anyway.

It's a completely different market segment. If Hobby Lobby sold sex toys, pornography or marijuana, they might have something to worry about, but they don't.

12 posted on 07/02/2014 5:47:37 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: clintonh8r

Indeed.

In the summer of 2012, at the height of the leftie’s “boycott” of Chic-Fil-A, I stopped at a Chic-Fil-A just outside San Antonio to get lunch for my daughter and me.

It took me 5 passes in the parking lot to get a space. We got inside and every register was manned and the lines were all the way to the wall. The workers were cheerful, exceedingly polite and swamped. It was like a Chinese fire drill, except very organized and efficient.

It was like that across the country for months.

I’m sure Hobby Lobby would love to be a victim of that kind of boycott.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 5:50:11 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: RWB Patriot

Great clip.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 5:54:00 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: yongin

I discovered some time ago that most of the stuff in Hobby Lobby is from China and there’s hardly anything there that I need. I do get seasonal stuff sometimes. I buy my religious stuff at my local Catholic bookstore or order it online. But maybe I’ll go buy something.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 5:58:10 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: yongin

I’ve honestly never been a in Hobby Lobby

But I will certainly look at its website and go into the next store I see

FU Libtards . . . pay for your damn stuff


16 posted on 07/02/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: yongin

Commie lib, metrosexual girlymen are the reason they call them boycotts instead of mancotts.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 5:59:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: kinsman redeemer
Don't do that! Although if you've never been in a Hobby Lobby, I can understand you thinking you wouldn't find something you would want.

They sell gift cards. You select the amount.If there is a Hobby Lobby near you, you already know someone who would love a gift card!
Churches,students,artists, crafters, anyone who has pictures they want to display or anyone who decorates their home or office.

Just remember, they are all closed on Sunday. ;>)

18 posted on 07/02/2014 6:00:22 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: RWB Patriot

that is classic look like this when Ronnie running in 1976 or 1980


19 posted on 07/02/2014 6:02:55 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Don't forget the weekly 40% off coupon.
20 posted on 07/02/2014 6:10:55 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Sooth2222

LOL but true.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 6:15:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: yongin

I remember one boycott which worked. In 1977 or 1978, Southland Life and their 7-11 stores started selling Playboy magazines and the Christian community went bonkers. With in two or three months, Southland Life backed down and took them totally off the racks in 7-11s, and as far as I know, never returned.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Skooz

yeah that reason I always wait for Hobby Lobby cirular


23 posted on 07/02/2014 6:27:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine
yeah that reason I always wait for Hobby Lobby cirular

You don't have to wait. You can pull up the coupon on your smartphone (assuming you have one) and just show it to the cashier.

If you don't have a smartphone you can print it from your computer.
24 posted on 07/02/2014 6:31:00 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: yongin

You have to be able to know how to do something useful in order to boycott someone like Hobby Lobby, and if you know how to do something useful, you probably don’t care who pays for your $10.00 packet of birth control pills.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: yongin

The great social media dustoff has had one positive benefit for me personally...

Closet Leftists masquerading as my friends have outed themselves, their hate visible for all to see.

No invites to the mead hall will be forthcoming.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: yongin

Hobby Lobby got tons of Mega-good publicity out of this battle. The creeps never shopped there anyway.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 6:49:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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Doubtful the “boycotters” ever patronized HL.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yongin

There’s a Chick Fil-A across the street from our Hobby Lobby.

A Chick Fil-A sandwich & a trip to HL’s frame department to buy a display case for my collectible handguns.

Wish I knew a liberal to tell this to. Steam coming out the ears would result.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 6:51:02 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Their website won’t give you an accurate view of what a store is like.
For instance, they have a very good selection of home décor accessories and seasonal décor. At Christmas it is positively enchanting, and their sale prices are impressive.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 7:05:50 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Linda Frances

Yes. To the adolescent left, unprotected sex without consequences is an entitlement.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 7:07:03 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Hobby Lobby is a great place. Lots and lots a neat stuff. Best place to get ideas for a class project.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 7:14:09 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: kinsman redeemer

“I will shop at Hobby Lobby and buy something I don’t especially want.
...just to make a point.”

I’ll join you. There’s a H.L. not too far from me, I’ve never been in it but am going to stop by there tomorrow and most likely buy a few things.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 7:46:00 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (1 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. Psalm 50 v 10)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yep. They made the mistake of angering the people who actually bought their music.


34 posted on 07/03/2014 7:55:19 AM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: yongin

there is more wallets on the right than the left.

Dixie Chix are gone

Lipton ...who?

people vote with their wallets.


35 posted on 07/03/2014 7:57:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Dixie Chicks have a website but no news and no upcoming concerts.


36 posted on 07/03/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Linda Frances

Leftists demand we stay out of their bedrooms ... and demand we pay for everything that happens therein.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.


37 posted on 07/03/2014 8:28:52 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: yongin

I’m sure Hobby Lobby will get along just fine, boycott or no boycott.


38 posted on 07/03/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Skooz

Thank you!


39 posted on 07/03/2014 8:31:07 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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