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CA Dem Party Chair’s call for In-N-Out Burger boycott backfires. Bigly.

CA Dem Party Chair’s call for In-N-Out Burger boycott backfires. Bigly.

State Party distances itself, the outlets are swamped with customers, and Alabama tries to poach the burger chain

In-N-Out Burger is a California institution. In fact, my family recently capped off a college tour of that state, and we all ordered Double Double meals!

Yet after it was discovered that the business committed the Democratic Party designated sin of donating to the Republican Party for the upcoming election, the chair of the California Democratic Party thought the smart move was to call for a boycott.

In a statement Thursday, In-N-Out Burger’s executive vice president Arnie Wensinger said the company “has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California” in 2018.

Eric Bauman, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, took to social media Wednesday night to call for a boycott in response, writing, “Et tu In-N-Out?”

Nevermind the fact that the chain also donated $50,000 this year to Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, a pro-business, political action committee founded by Democratic operative David Townsend.

This was a chance for a Democratic Party elite to nail a conservative business, demean the non-elite customer base, and create some social media attention for himself!

The results were predictable to anyone who has been following the real news since November 2016.

First, the boycott met with its own #Resistance among regular Democratic Party supporters.

Anthony Grigore is a Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far.

….“Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California,” Grigore said, dismissing the boycott idea as a bit silly.

Next, the state Democratic Party distanced itself from the boycott demand.

His Thursday tweet calling on Democrats to boycott the In-N-Out burger chain because of the contributions the company has made to Republicans stirred up a rash of jokes, complaints and other responses that left state party officials quickly backing away from their boss.

The tweet “was from his personal account, and it’s not the policy of the California Democratic Party,” said John Vigna, a party spokesman.

Now, other states are trying to poach In-N-Out Burger business!

An Alabama state senator has invited the California-based In-N-Out hamburger chain to his state after some California Democrats called for a boycott of the chain over donations made to the state’s GOP.

State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican from Rainbow City, Ala., tweeted his invitation Thursday night.

Nearly every conservative I know was planning to head to In-N-Out Burger in a show of support this Labor Day Weekend.

The Democrats and their media minions keep insisting that a #BlueWave is going to strike the nation in November. The data I am collecting, including this response, show that it will be a #RedNovember instead.

Guess what I am going to have for dinner tonight!


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The Friendly Grizzly | September 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

The entire state is now one huge Monty Python Sketcj.

To the extent that political donations are a First Amendment issue, this is just another Democratic attempt to suppress civil rights by extra-legal means.

In other words, business as usual for the D’rats.

I don’t think there’s an In-N-Out east of Texas. So the takeout will be cold by the time it gets to much of the country.

i have only one thing to say about In-N-Out….


As stupid as this is, it should be chilling.

The pretense – that the democrat party is anything other than an organization to promote fascism – is over.

    The Leftist jackboots want to tell us what clothing we can wear; what food and drink we can consume; what language we are permitted to use; what cars we may drive; what firearms we can own for sport and/or personal protection; etc., etc.

    The only good thing about the last ten years of the Leftist zealots’ takeover of the Dumb-o-crat Party is that the mask of professed “tolerance” has come off, revealing the ugly mugs and totalitarian intent of the jackboots hiding underneath.

I’ve never understood I/O Burger fandom. Buying IOB to spite democrats makes sense.

The local IOB is generally mobbed. You’ll wait as long or longer in the drive thru than if you grab takeout from one of the three great local burger joints. One of the local places serves burger meat sourced from a local butcher and their bananna shakes are legendary.

    txvet2 in reply to Tiki. | September 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    IOB is like the California version of Whataburger. It doesn’t make sense to pay more for less hamburger, but everybody does. The local Wendy’s puts out a better burger and almost nobody goes there.

      tom_swift in reply to txvet2. | September 2, 2018 at 12:59 am

      The Wendy’s burgers are square.

      Flying in the face of nature, that’s what it is.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to tom_swift. | September 2, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        I was having lunch with some of my work-mates several years ago. One piped up with “I bet Bear knows how they make the burgers square!”

        I guess they were expecting some form of crazy joke from me, and I did not let them down. My reply was “Square burgers can only be made if you have square cows.”

        Naturally, one fell into my trap and asked how they come up with square cows. My reply was “They play Lawrence Welk records for them continuously when they are young.:

        The poor [email protected] at the next table very nearly choked! :-{)}}}

      In-N-Out uses fresh, quality, never frozen, meat and potatoes and makes their meals on site. They are FAR superior to anything else and for a very reasonable price despite how well they pay their employees.

      I’ve worked with them organizing several Rose Parade events and they are the best. Everything they do is top-notch. Most motivated employees you will ever see. EVERYONE loves In-N-Out.

In 1980 I liked In-N-Out so much that I was ready to mortgage my house and buy a franchise. I had even picked out the perfect location. When I called their main office I was told, “We don’t franchise.” (That may have changed since then.)

    Close The Fed in reply to snopercod. | September 1, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    SnoperCod, our frustrated entrepreneur!

    redc1c4 in reply to snopercod. | September 1, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    family owned, family operated, and they only put stores in where they can supply them from their own supply chain.

    they even butcher their own meat from primal cuts.

      Milhouse in reply to redc1c4. | September 1, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Primal cuts? The same cuts paleolithic butchers used?

      snopercod in reply to redc1c4. | September 2, 2018 at 7:32 am

      When I first started eating at In-N-Out back in the early sixties, they made their own fries from raw potatoes in a little building right on site. The main “restaurant” was just an 8’x12′ shack with delivery windows on either end and a grill in the middle. There were two lanes of cars and you ordered via those outdoor speakers. Several years ago on a trip back to my old stomping grounds, I stopped by the In-N-Out in Azusa. It hadn’t changed one bit. It struck me that I had been ordering Double-Doubles there before all the workers inside were born.

DouglasJBender | September 1, 2018 at 7:28 pm

I never liked the name, as it seems to be a slight joke about how the body processes greasy food. But maybe that’s just me.

The point of this exercise was not to nail a conservative business. The point was to frighten businesses away from giving money to Republicans or better yet, to shame them into giving even more money to Democrats in apology.

These are liberals. It’s ALWAYS about money.

caseoftheblues | September 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

CA Fascist Party chair…..

There fixed it

Except no such thing actually happened.

Defense is no longer enough. If we aren’t causing pain to the guy who called for the boycott, we aren’t anything.

Why can’t the SJWs boycott any kosher places, so I can join the buycott? 🙂

Oh wait, they did boycott Agriprocessors about ten years ago, and yes I did buycott in response.

That was Squeaker Boehner, dummy.

I think that their burgers are decent, but like the ones at 5 Guys and maybe even Carl Jt better. We have one across the street in PHX, and only go a couple times a year. Partly it is because we live on salads, partly becaue of the crowds, and partly because we think that these other chains do as well with their burgers. One thing that we do like is that they make easy, and do well with, is wrapping their burgers in lettuce.

[citation needed]

When you look at the CA Democratic Party leadership, they were all born outside of CA except for Jerry Brown. Bauman (nephew of Sha Na Na’s Bowser) grew up in the Bronx and has been an ultra-left wing whack job forever. We needed a border wall to keep out all of the crazy New Yorkers decades ago. I wonder if his “husband” put him up to this.

For Bauman to call for a boycott of In-N-Out is beyond tone deaf. He was just looking for another chance to attack a Christian institution without doing his homework. Lazy, ignorant, bitter, pervert. Why not boycott the Golden Gate Bridge? Or Yosemite?

Where are the Republicans? I hope Trump campaigns hard for John Cox for governor. His being on the ballot despite a jungle primary is no fluke. The polls are wrong. Californian politicians might be crazy but outside of LA and SF, most citizens are not THAT crazy.

    California isn’t the California I grew up in (born on a Navy base in SoCal in the mid-70s). Not even the unusually conservative San Diego I grew up in is the same… overrun by the perpetually butthurt & illegals.

    Hence why I left in 98 (enlisted in the Army). Now I live in a nearby state being overrun by the self-same perpetually butthurt & illegals from the People’s Republic of California.

Ca Republicans need to select one candidate to run in the primaries so that that will have a better chance of winning elections.