In-N-Out Demolishes Leftists with Incredible Statement Following Boycott Talks


Leftists became outraged in 2012 when the openly Christian owner of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain expressed his political support for the institution of traditional marriage, and launched a fervent boycott of the restaurant nationwide.

That effort to demonize and destroy the Chick-fil-A chain backfired big time on the left, and now Chick-fil-A is arguably one of the most popular fast food chains in the nation, even as leftists still continue to speak out against their supposedly homophobic, but amazingly tasty, chicken sandwiches.

Apparently having learned nothing from that episode, a prominent California Democrat is now attempting to spark a massive boycott against another Christian-owned fast food chain — one which actually places Bible verse references on their packaging, gasp! — this time for having the audacity to donate money to the California Republican Party.

That restaurant chain is California-based In-N-Out Burger, and it was the target of a call to boycott by the chair of the California Democratic Party, Eric Bauman.

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Bauman tweeted Wednesday, “Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!”

The proposed boycott put forward by Bauman was largely rejected by commenters on the post, but was utterly demolished once an executive from In-N-Out Burger released a statement that set the record straight on the company’s terrible, no good, absolutely horrible donation to the GOP in California.

According to The Daily Caller, the incredibly popular burger chain’s executive vice president, Arnie Wensinger, released a statement which made clear that In-N-Out Burger has long made political contributions to both political parties, and specified that such donations were made not in support of either party but instead for the purposes of strengthening California’s business environment for both companies and workers.

“In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California,” Wensinger said in the statement. “For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our Associates.”

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“It is actually far more important to In-N-Out and our Foundations to support our communities by contributing millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction,” he continued.

“We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years. While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers,” Wensinger added.

Hilariously, the suggested boycott of In-N-Out Burger for daring to donate to Republicans has been met with significant opposition from within the ranks of Bauman’s own Democrat Party, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In-N-Out Burger is a beloved restaurant chain in the state that is viewed as a veritable “institution” of California and receives a level of reverence from most Californians on par with the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous California landmarks.

Regular Democrat voters in the state contacted by the Times revealed they had no intentions of boycotting the tasty burgers served up by In-N-Out Burger, and even the state party that is chaired by Bauman has distanced itself from his foolish call for a boycott.

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“We’re not happy that In-N-Out gave the money, but we’re not calling for an official boycott,” said state party communications director John Vigna, who added that Bauman’s tweet was a mere “personal view” and not an official call to action. “Democrats are very fired up. Chair (Bauman) is definitely giving voice to a feeling a lot of people have right now.”

It would seem that the left’s attempts to politicize everything in society — in this case, cheeseburgers — is backfiring royally on them once again.

Republicans will now probably flock to In-N-Out Burger — likely boosting their profits — and even Democrats will continue to frequent the establishment, as filling stomachs with cheap yet tasty food is more important to most Americans, regardless of ideology, than empty and divisive political gestures.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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