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Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally
nat review ^ | 7/23/14 | dr ben carson

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by bestintxas

When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama but also throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic.

The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent tool in the hands of the masses to enforce economic and social fairness. Through the use of the ballot and the wallet, we the people have life-or-death power over virtually every aspect of our nation.

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Astute businesspeople generally do not make their political views widely known, because they realize that about half of their customers agree with them and half do not. There is no need to unnecessarily create animosity, especially when you are trying to sell products. In the case of Costco, a company highly respected for wise business practices, Jim Sinegal, the co-founder and former CEO, has made no secret of his profound admiration for President Obama and his policies.

For the sake of disclosure, I should reveal that I have been a member of the Costco board of directors for 15 years. On the board are people of several political persuasions, and we are all

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Really? Do you believe in coincidence, Doctor Carson? How about the no firearms policy recently instigated by Costco to strip customers from being able to defend themselves? You don't see a pattern yet?

I think the good Doctor has given the public enough information here to assess he is just not what America needs if he decides to run for POTUS.

We already have DC filled with politico hacks who say the same things about "Coincidence - no harm intended".

1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

If there’s anyone’s word I would take it would be Mr. Carson’s.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:04:02 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bestintxas
I Love and Trust Dr Carson.

If I wanted everyone to agree with me all the time...I wouldn't have gotten married.

Run Ben Run!

3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:05:46 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: bkepley

I like Carson, but he’s a bit naïve and probably wrong about this one.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:08:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: bestintxas

It seems you’re looking for a conspiracy under every rock ... :-) ...


5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:11:03 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bestintxas

Employees follow their “leaders”


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:11:35 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: bestintxas
Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

Sorry, Dr. Carson but I disagree. For quite some time, COSTCO Executives have made it abundantly clear that they are slobbering ass-kissing worshippers of the TRAITOROUS kenyan/indonesian commie usurper.

The good thing that came out of this was the revolt by COSTCO customers and the publicity that drove S'Souza's book to number one.

7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“The good thing that came out of this was the revolt by COSTCO customers and the publicity that drove S’Souza’s book to number one. “

I am included here as I let my Costco membership expire last month and am now a proud San’s Club member.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas
In the case of Costco and the D’Souza book, because of Sinegal’s views, lack of awareness was interpreted by many conservative customers as political misconduct. Although he and I differ politically, he continues to be a huge financial supporter of the Carson Scholars Fund and many other educational endeavors.

When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:48 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: bestintxas
Astute businesspeople generally do not make their political views widely known,...

Jim Sinegal, the co-founder and former CEO, has made no secret of his profound admiration for President Obama and his policies.

Hmm.

10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: bestintxas
For the sake of disclosure, I should reveal that I have been a member of the Costco board of directors for 15 years.

....and would like to remain on the board for another 15 years.....

The Hillary! book is gone at my Costco,the D'Souza book is being sold now.

11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Star Traveler

“It seems you’re looking for a conspiracy under every rock ... :-) ...”

Nope, just trying to ensure that we do not repeat mistakes like the disaster of Obama.

Those who joined him in 2008 did not listen to conspirators like Hannity who warned otherwise.

Now we are stuck with him.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I’m with you. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... What’s that other phrase, “by your actions you shall be known?” Well... The message from Costco is loud and clear.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:49 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: bestintxas
Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

Just occurred to me (no coffee yet today)... This is an idiotic headline. Not intentionally? What, it was an accident then? Sheesh.

They are smart businessmen alright. They made a calculation. On the numbers side it is all about sales, profit and what else they could be doing with that space. On the political/PR side it is balancing angering conservatives vs sucking up to and currying favor from liberals.

14 posted on 07/23/2014 6:26:47 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: bestintxas

So...why didn’t they pull Hillary’s?


15 posted on 07/23/2014 6:33:46 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: bestintxas
I think the good Doctor has given the public enough info here to decide he is not what America needs...

It's disturbing that he profits from being on a Board of Directors that obviously did not have a policy to protect freedom of speech in the press. That puts him on the corporate side of the discussion.

I'd already discounted him. We've been traitored SO MANY times by pols who talked the talk and then voted against everything they supposedly stood for. I will NEVER trust a candidate, ever again, who does not have a strong, proven record of conservative voting and effective actions. Carson is an "attractive distractor" to keep our focus from being on Ted Cruz and the small number of other proven, true conservatives.

16 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT by grania
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To: Awgie

If you and I agree on everything, one of us isn’t necessary.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: COUNTrecount

Well I would hope the Hillary book is gone, it was an abysmal failure.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 6:35:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I think there’s much sub-text in this article.

I like Ben Carson. I think with him as president, we can get it right, ie put a minority in that office whom we can respect and admire. Not only us, but the world.

The buffoon elected twice is a petty politician. He is and will never be a Jackie Robinson.

On the other hand, people like Ben Carson, Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas et al inspire people all over the world.

The article intends to show that Carson, as a candidate, is someone who will appeal to democrats and independents.

I doubt very much that the book’s snub was UN-intentional, any more than the attmept to cancel Duck Dynasty was. In both cases it was definitely intentional, but Carson is giving Costco the benefit of the doubt...


19 posted on 07/23/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: bestintxas

“Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally”

They are liberals. They do stupid things all the time.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 6:46:26 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: Star Traveler; bestintxas
Either way Carson is wrong. If it was intentional then this OP is wrong. If it wasn't then the Costco guys aren't all that smart or good at business. To pull the book before the movie is out was a marketing mistake by any account. To keep Hillary's screed in the stores is partisanship when the sales of it are also poor.
21 posted on 07/23/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: MrB

A “failure” that paid her 14 million dollars, which she “donated” to the Clinton Foundation.

NICE !


22 posted on 07/23/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Blah,blah,blah,blah.......................

.........No, I don’t buy it.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT by Flintlock (Deport them ALLLL!)
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To: Lakeshark

yes, naive is the word I would use.

Is Hillary’s book still front and center?


24 posted on 07/23/2014 7:02:48 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: bestintxas

The funny thing is yesterday I was at Costco and the sign below price tag for D’Souza book said “limit 5”.

Strange for a book that isn’t selling well.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: bestintxas

Dr Carson gives Costco way too much credit.
He shouldn’t be so naive. I think he’s wrong here.
The head of Costco is a new order Progressive.
He and his ilk very much will do whatever helps their side, bottom line be damned.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 7:23:56 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Star Traveler

Under this Administration and todays liberals, that is probably a prudent thing to do.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 7:25:23 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: falcon99

There’s a lot of rocks laying around ... just in my yard alone, as I look out the window. You’re going to be mighty busy ... LOL ...


28 posted on 07/23/2014 7:29:17 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bestintxas

A book retailer’s job is to anticipate what books will sell given various cultural drivers. Golf is surging in popularity? Put out some golf books for sale. Some TV chef’s show is a hit? Get that guy’s recipe book in stock.

Another huge sales driver in the book world is the release of a movie-based-on-the-book, or the book-based-on-a-movie.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” will be back on the shelf at Costco as soon as the movie is released... with a picture of the actors on the cover. Count on it.

To suggest that the Costco book retailing professionals had no idea D’Souza’s movie was about to be released is laughable.

The CEO didn’t like it and had it pulled. To hide behind someone with the credentials of Dr. Carson stinks to high heaven, and makes the whole incident even more eye-rolling to conservatives.

And Dr. Carson? You’re so wise about so many things... except when the company of the board you sit on is lying to your face. Wake up and smell the dollar-fifty hot dog/soda combo.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 7:52:34 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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