In an attack on voter ID laws around the nation, Democratic officials called for a boycott of Coca-Cola, Walmart, and other organizations that supported the American Legislative Exchange Council. Within five hours of the boycott threat, Coke had backed down, removing its funding from ALEC. They said:
The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.
“We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Meanwhile, Color of Change joined the boycott effort, too.
This sort of coordination can come only from the top. And it is certainly interesting that the Democrats and their allies are using precisely the same sort of tactics – secondary boycotts – that they used with regard to Rush Limbaugh. This is their new overall strategy: target private businesses that support their opponents, and drive them into the ground with the tacit and not-so-tacit backing of government figures. Such coordination is an assault on the First Amendment of tremendous proportions.
Note also the point of focus: voter ID. Why would Democrats care so deeply about voter ID? As James O’Keefe’s prior videos have shown, fraudulent voting is easy when you don’t have to present identification. But that’s the idea – the Democrats seem far too eager to okay fraudulent voting, all the while decrying non-existent racism attached to voter ID laws.