Starbucks has been getting a little bit of bad press among conservatives lately. Honestly, most of us don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the political views of the businesses we frequent, unless they make a big fuss about it, as was the case with Starbucks. They’ve long been known as a liberally owned company, but most of us just take our overpriced jolt of caffeine with a side of First Amendment and carry on, slightly more wide awake.
However, CEO Howard Schultz began to make that very difficult when he started saying things like “if you support traditional marriage, we don’t want your business.” There have been several other occasions where the company seems to want to alienate itself from anything other than the alt-left. Many Americans are trying hard to look the other way, probably for the sake of convenience, but boy are they making it hard.
According to Business Insider Schultz has now said that the company’s decision to hire 10,000 Muslim refugees was rooted in compassion, not politics. Justin Danhof, the general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, and Starbucks shareholder questioned him on the issue at a Q&A portion of Starbucks’ annual shareholder’s meeting, asking:
“Why were you willing to have Starbucks’ reputation take a beating when you spoke out against President Trump’s travel ban, when you lacked the courage to speak out against the Obama-Clinton travel ban?“
Starbucks shareholders at the meeting could be heard audibly booing Danhof after he asked his question.
The company’s newest shenanigans are even further proof that they aren’t at all in touch with what this country needs. According to Fox and Friends, all you have to do to get a free cup of coffee at your friendly neighborhood Starbucks is to be willing to have a nice little chat with someone with an opposite political view than yourself.
Starbucks and Hi From The Other Side seem to be either delusional or very optimistic if they think a cup of coffee and a bunch of carefully crafted non-aggressive talking points are going to cure what’s wrong with America. I get their point, they’re working off the failed assumption that we all want the same things, but that is a premise with which I wholeheartedly disagree.
If I’m being honest, I’ll probably do it, but when it comes to politics it’s my job to be a glutton for punishment so that I can come tell you about it. And you never know, maybe I’ll make my first liberal friend.
(Source: 100 Percent Fed Up)
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