Because large corporations are under continual attack from the left, there is a tendency for the right to think of big corporations as ideological compatriots.

They are not, at least not if they are public.  By and large they are large entities run by politically weak people who will cave into the race hustlers at the drop of a shout of “racist” or a Facebook page filled with name-calling or a Twitter barrage.

There is no better example than what has been happening with ALEC, as detailed here before.

Now the big kahuna has caved (h/t gs in Tip Line):

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s No. 1 retailer and the biggest seller of firearms in the United States, is dropping out of a U.S. conservative advocacy group that has been a lightning rod over voting and gun laws.

Wal-Mart said late Wednesday it is suspending membership in the American Legislative Council (ALEC), which the retailer joined in 1993.

ALEC sparked controversy recently because of its involvement in voting laws and in “stand your ground” gun laws, including the one under scrutiny in the Florida killing of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February.

A coalition of liberal advocates targeted the group for its support of the self-defense laws.

So I guess we’ll just have to beat them at the ballot box.