You really do not see the difference? These are political employees; they are Kerry's companions.
People at Heinz do work that has nothing to do with politics. Inquire after the products they make -- it's not political posters.
You really do not see the sarcasm in my post? I know there's a difference, but the point was that one can always use the rational of "harming innocents" when it comes to making this kind of decision. Appeasers say we shouldn't wage war (against anyone) because we will kill innocent civilians. Open border activists say we shouldn't secure our nation's borders because we are harming the poor immigrants who just want to feed their families. Etc, etc.
For, example, I'll never go watch a Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, Michael Moore, etc., movie, even though some of the gaffers and prop hands working on those movies may not be Leftist ideologues.
As for the Heinz workers, the vast majority are probably union and vote Democrat anyway. If there are conservative workers in the group too, for them I am sorry. But perhaps they should vote with their feet and go work for a company that doesn't fund extremist Leftist politicians and activists.
And as for your charges of "mob action," there is nothing anti-conservative about boycotting a product or a company for political reasons. Voting with one's pocketbook is as appropriate as voting with one's ballot.