Hogg’s “die-in” boycott against Publix kills liberal donations
Anti-gun zealot David Hogg has once again miscalculated the political landscape. The self-proclaimed liberal activist and Parkland shooting survivor called for a boycott against grocery chain Publix, for their support of the Second Amendment and in particular Florida’s candidate for governor Republican Adam Putnam.
Hogg was so upset that Putnam was a pro-gun, pro-NRA supporter and received more than ½ million dollars in donations from the grocery chain that he organized a “die-in” demonstration at his local Publix, calling for anti-gun zealot’s (like himself), to boycott the chain.
The negative publicity apparently became too much for Publix to handle and on Friday the grocery giant decided to end “all” political donations, while the company decides its policies, to perhaps continue or not.
Company spokesman Dwaine Stevens in a press release acknowledged, “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve, as a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes.”
However here’s the kicker, Publix is an equal opportunity donator, and thanks to Hogg’s “die-in” boycott antics, aside from conservative causes, the grocery chain also contributes to liberal institutions, namely pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion organizations, which will now no longer receive donations.
The issue with liberal characters like Hogg isn’t their anti-gun stand, but rather in their use of a tragic school shootings to advance a political agenda and nothing more, as demonstrated by the actual events in Parkland, in which both the FBI and a police officer on site, failed to do their jobs, resulting in the deaths of innocent lives.
Moreover nowhere within his public anti-gun rants is there a call for reasonable legislation which should be at the core of any gun debate. Hogg never references the issue of mental health, or creating a universal databank in which states enter complete mental health information on all individuals deemed by the courts to be mentally unstable.
Rather he throws insults and demeans law abiding gun owners and supporters of the NRA.
“Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout,” Hogg tweeted. “That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly.”
Hogg was also demanding that Publix double the amount it had given to the pro-NRA candidate and donate that amount to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund.
“I call on Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again.”
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018
Hogg has now turned his attention towards Trump Towers in New York City with his “die-in” stunt with the hope of pressuring legislators into passing more gun control laws which would have done nothing in Parkland.
The former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student tweeted out to his followers, “So when are we doing a die in at Trump Hotel?”
Least we forget this is the same kid who attempted to silence conservative Fox host Laura Ingraham, by launching an advertising boycott against the popular host because he took issue with Ingraham’s characterization of him
The boycott of course failed and actually produced the opposite effect with Ingraham enjoying a 16% ratings increase, thanks to this obnoxious over-rated little twit.