Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
“If politics isn’t your business,” Steve Tobak used to say, “keep your business out of politics!” That’s a message Republicans are embracing a month into the Georgia election law fallout.
Companies that raced into the fray, like Coca-Cola’s CEO James Quincey, are finding out the hard way that getting involved in local issues isn’t exactly a way to sell more soda. According to new polling, a majority of conservatives are thinking twice about quenching their thirst with a business that tried to quench America’s ballot integrity.
“I want to be crystal clear,” James Quincey, Coca-Cola’s chief executive had said. “The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.” Of course, as scores of people — including Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) — pointed out, Quincey clearly hadn’t read the law.
If he had, he’d know that the state had actually done more to expand voting rights than to limit them. Either way, consumers didn’t take kindly with the company popping off about a matter that was none of their business.
Fifty-two percent of GOP voters, like myself, say they’re less likely to buy Coke products now, Rasmussen Reports announced last week, spelling uneasy times ahead for one of the country’s most well-known brands. As for what everyday Americans can do, boycotts are just the beginning.