Why the Tea Party wants you to boycott Starbucks.

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on Sep 20, 2013
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Boycott Starbucks? Normally we hear such cries from bicycle-riding vegan treehugger liberals like me:

It’s rare (though not never) for me to take Starbucks’ side, but…I think we can find common enemy in the Koch Brothers, and in those who oppose marriage equality…still, you’ll find me at my favorite local small cafes that support community and readily offer for-here mugs.

Via the Tea Party, their words, unaltered: (their Facebook post below has 60,000 likes and counting and 25,000 shares, egads. We can’t get 500 shares on a post about rescuing dogs or supporting your local farmer).

Far left Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is at it again.First he declared war on Americans who support the traditional family at a shareholders meeting recently and now is has started a war against Americans 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm. He is now telling law abiding Americans who are legally carrying a firearm in that particular state to still not enter any Starbucks store even though they are not breaking any laws.It is time to stand together and boycott Starbucks for their far left positions of war on traditional marriage and the 2nd amendment. Dunkin Donuts and Pete’s Coffee and others are better anyway.

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One Response to “Why the Tea Party wants you to boycott Starbucks.”

  1. kmacku says:

    So, I don't know how accurate this is, but I thought I'd share:

    I've come to understand that the letter was written because, in/during/for the debates as mentioned in the WSJ article, gun rights activists were having meetings and gatherings at Starbucks. This isn't itself an oddity, as any college student will tell you, the Bucks is a great place to have small group meetings and get work done (stress on the "small" in "small group"). Now, gun rights activists are not what I feel like anyone would call a small group, nor do they have the meandering apathy of your typical college-goer, so, as these things often do, it sparked a counter-movement that also decided to meet at Starbucks, perhaps to confront the first group.

    So when Schultz said the talks had "become increasingly uncivil and, in some cases, even threatening," let me remind you, one of these two groups was packing heat. This isn't a bunch of people camped out on a park lawn—these are people capable of, should they want to, using deadly force. A threat from an angry millennial is kind of a shrugworthy thing, unless they're secretly a hacker who can access your personal computer by remote, replace your desktop with gay porn and clear out your bank account; a threat from a gun rights activist is a threat on your life and should absolutely be taken seriously (with things like, oh, a changing of chain-wide policy, and a kind request to the offending group to please refrain).

    What Schultz is really asking for is for people to stop using his cafes for the staging of their political rallies. If you carry and conceal and want to go buy a cup of coffee and do some work, no one would think about stopping you—while I don't think many people would mind a TSA-style pat down by a cute barista, I don't think that's going to be happening any time soon. Though it was an open letter declaring a chain-wide policy, it was in response to a small movement no larger than one of the 50 states *at best*.

    In short, unless you were involved in one of the pro-gun rallies that had their sit-ins at Starbucks, this ain't about you.