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  •  They're looking for some of that Chik-Fil-A magic (6+ / 0-)

    to rub off on them.  They're hoping that wingnuts will flock to their doors in support of their "principled" positions.  

    The difference is that Chick-Fil-A's customers couldn't picture themselves as gay, so they could show their support without reflecting on how it might affect someone like them.  These Randian assholes are beating up on everyday working people - a group that their customer base is much more likely to relate to.

    •  shortsighted (5+ / 0-)

      64 million people voted for O, you can double that number at least when including family and friends, that's a lot of lost meals.

      guess we can have blue restaurant chains and red restaurant chanins.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:03:24 PM PST

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      •  Or at least red and non-partisan ones (2+ / 0-)
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        There are probably plenty of personally conservative restaurant owners who would rather just run their businesses and not alienate liberal customers.

        Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02. "You're damn right we're making a difference!" - Senator-Elect Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison)

        by fearlessfred14 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:30:12 PM PST

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      •  Well unfortunately the restaurants employ tons (2+ / 0-)
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        of college students and single moms etc and those are the ones who will be hurt by nationwide boycotts.  

        This is just a sad commentary on this whole industry that pays 2.01 an hour as it is.  I suspect, eventually, most restaurants and fast food chains are going to be mouthing off about this because they don't want to pay one more cent than they have to...when they literally barely pay them now.

        •  Boycotts do not mean $.............. (4+ / 0-)

          are not spent. They are just spent in another establishment that chooses to not politicize its business practices; ergo; the demand for workers shifts from one store to another. It may not be instantaneous but it will happen.

          As I said in another diary shifting pizza purchasing power from Pappa John's to local Mom and Pop stores may actually increase the number of jobs available. PJ's has pizza making and distribution down to a science; local stores are not nearly as efficient and may require 1.5 to 2 employees to crank out the same number of pies as 1 PJ's employee.

          The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

          by cazcee on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:10:14 PM PST

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    •  Chick fil A was a loser (4+ / 0-)

      Despite winger support, their revenues fell until they revised their public stance.  Owners need to realize wingers don't spend money; Libruls do

      •  More to the point, both sides spend money, and (1+ / 0-)
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        it's stoopid to alienate half the public unnecessarily.  

      •  Actually you do have something there (0+ / 0-)

        Since the right wingers tend to be more penny pinchers, and less likely to do things like eat out because they aren't as much into having fun.

        Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:06:36 PM PST

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        •  fun is sinful (0+ / 0-)

          heck, these folks refuse to enjoy even sex

        •  Wow... (0+ / 0-)

          ...that's a pretty broad brush.

          If, as you imply, right wingers don't eat out as much as the general population, why would you assume that's because they aren't into "having fun". Maybe they are, oh, saving for their retirement, paying their bills, contributing to their local community via their church or other local charities. Or, maybe they have jobs and families and don't have time to eat out much. Or, maybe they consider spending time with their families camping, hunting, or at Little League to be "fun" and generally eat primarily for nutrition rather than fun.

          I have no idea if your assertion about them eating out less is true. But your speculation on why is even less well supported.

          •  In my experience, they are more inclined to be (0+ / 0-)

            Penny pinchers. Do you disagree with that?

            Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

            by splashy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 10:49:42 PM PST

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    •  Not only that, but the eewwwww factor (5+ / 0-)

      Could kick in, in that many will realize that the food servers could be sick and passing on diseases because the management denies them health insurance.

      I know that when I worked in food service, health care was not offered. I didn't think much of it at the time, but I bet I passed on the flu or other things a time or two when I worked when sick.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:05:28 PM PST

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