Is Putting Politics On Display Bad For Business?

Sep 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Public Radio

A used-car lot displays a sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Manchester, N.H., in January.

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Rob Johnston

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If you put anything but an Obama sticker on your car in the hopeless ghetto blue states which are struggling with public employee pension bankruptcy it may be scratched up.

Those Obama people are absolutely consumed with Hate. Obama's hateful citizen on citizen rants almost daily are really having a chilling affect on American society.
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Rob Johnston wrote:
consumed with Hate.
Yes, we have the right and obligation to spend our money on businesses that we believe deserve our money.

I think "hate" can come in words used by a wannabe presidential candidate who calls people "victims" - and for that reason he would not get my vote - nor my business.
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My dad was in business for more than 65 years and told me advertising your politics is the worst thing you can do. If I saw the mittwit sign I would probably go to another dealer. Why would I purchase a car from someone supporting a candidate that hates working people and is a cowardly draft dodger? If this moron loses business he deserves it!

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Responsibility wrote:
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Yes, we have the right and obligation to spend our money on businesses that we believe deserve our money.
I think "hate" can come in words used by a wannabe presidential candidate who calls people "victims" - and for that reason he would not get my vote - nor my business.
But Obama can't even protect our own ambassadors from being killed by terrorists. I can never vote for him.

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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
My dad was in business for more than 65 years and told me advertising your politics is the worst thing you can do. If I saw the mittwit sign I would probably go to another dealer. Why would I purchase a car from someone supporting a candidate that hates working people and is a cowardly draft dodger? If this moron loses business he deserves it!
Because my family and I had businesses, I could never vote for a redistibutionist socialist like Obama. I'm surprised you are such a turncoat being that your father had a business. Weird.

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I think any business can support who they want. BUT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PEOPLE........

Lobbying from all sides in this nation should be made illegal....THOSE WHO HAVE MONEY GET TO MUCH POWER BY LOBBYING...

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<quoted text>But Obama can't even protect our own ambassadors from being killed by terrorists. I can never vote for him.
Bush let thousands die on USA soil..Bet you voted for him though....Those ambassadors could have requested more guards to protect them....NOT OBAMAS FAULT..
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Yes if you are a stinking Republican.
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<quoted text>But Obama can't even protect our own ambassadors from being killed by terrorists. I can never vote for him.
He does not need your stinking vote anyway.
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I think "hate" can come in words used by a wannabe presidential candidate who calls people "victims" - and for that reason he would not get my vote - nor my business.
What disingenuous crappola.

As if you were going to vote for Romney regardless of what he said.

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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
My dad was in business for more than 65 years and told me advertising your politics is the worst thing you can do. If I saw the mittwit sign I would probably go to another dealer. Why would I purchase a car from someone supporting a candidate that hates working people and is a cowardly draft dodger? If this moron loses business he deserves it!
Well, there goes his hybrid business anyway.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

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Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>But Obama can't even protect our own ambassadors from being killed by terrorists. I can never vote for him.
Forgot what happened on Reagans watch?

"American peacekeeping forces in Beirut, a part of a multinational force during the Lebanese Civil War who had been earlier deployed by Reagan, were attacked on October 23, 1983. The Beirut barracks bombing resulted in the deaths of 241 American servicemen and the wounding of more than 60 others by a suicide truck bomber. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan

Let's look at another republican president, Nixon - the only one in this country's history to have not one attorney general tried, convicted, and jailed, but TWO!!!!

"On February 21, 1975, Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up, which he dubbed the "White House horrors". The sentence was later reduced to one year by United States district court Judge John J. Sirica. Mitchell served only 19 months of his sentence, at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, a minimum security prison, before being released on parole for medical reasons.[17] Tape recordings made by President Nixon and the testimony of others involved confirmed that Mitchell had participated in meetings to plan the break-in of the Democratic Party's national headquarters in the Watergate Hotel"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_N._Mitchell

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKklein...

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I think any business can support who they want. BUT BUSINESSES ARE NOT PEOPLE........
Lobbying from all sides in this nation should be made illegal....THOSE WHO HAVE MONEY GET TO MUCH POWER BY LOBBYING...
Want to remove the ability to labby?
Don't just attack businesses
End Union political influence!
End special interest lobbying (ACLU, SPLC, Sierra Club)
End MSM influence (the Media are Corporations, too)

Just end endorsements in every way, shape, and form

Is THAT what you really wanted?
Or were you being a tad more selective in shutting down 1st Amendment Rights?
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Bush let thousands die on USA soil..Bet you voted for him though....Those ambassadors could have requested more guards to protect them....NOT OBAMAS FAULT..
The lack of protection IS Obama's fault!

The Sec of State (appointed by the Prez) determines the level of protection, regardless of Consulate requests

BTW, GW didn't "let" thousands die on 9/11
The Clinton Administration terminated co-ordination between the various Intel Agencies
The threat assessment was of a generalized nature, with attackers unknown, target unknown, weaponry unknown, date unknown, etc
How does one protect against complete unknowns?

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cjrian wrote:
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Want to remove the ability to labby?
Don't just attack businesses
End Union political influence!
End special interest lobbying (ACLU, SPLC, Sierra Club)
End MSM influence (the Media are Corporations, too)
Just end endorsements in every way, shape, and form
Is THAT what you really wanted?
Or were you being a tad more selective in shutting down 1st Amendment Rights?
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The lack of protection IS Obama's fault!
The Sec of State (appointed by the Prez) determines the level of protection, regardless of Consulate requests
BTW, GW didn't "let" thousands die on 9/11
The Clinton Administration terminated co-ordination between the various Intel Agencies
The threat assessment was of a generalized nature, with attackers unknown, target unknown, weaponry unknown, date unknown, etc
How does one protect against complete unknowns?
I did say all lobbying.......And I mean ALL....

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Bush let thousands die on USA soil..Bet you voted for him though....Those ambassadors could have requested more guards to protect them....NOT OBAMAS FAULT..
Obama wants to friends with terrorists. He can't protect you.
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I wish more would. I would much rather patronize a conservative right wing business then a liberal left wing business any day.

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<quoted text>Obama wants to friends with terrorists. He can't protect you.
We have been nice and safe...Only person since 1941 to let us be attacked was your god BUSHY BOY...
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Forgot what happened on Reagans watch?
Nothing like the, "Oh, yeah?" argument, huh?

What's next?

The race card?

LOL
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I did say all lobbying.......And I mean ALL....
Sooooo, you want laws and regulations made without ANY input?
You want people elected without facing the vetting process?

What is political influence?
It's getting your side of the story across

The PROBLEM isn't the influence, it's excessive influence
It's unions taking dues from unwilling participants to lobby against the participants interests
It's the Soros supported SPLC buying elections
And yes, it may be corporate influences

If anything, though, large corporate interests usually support regs that they can live with, but the little guy cannot
Remember Ma Bell?
Ma Bell had a permanent lock on ALL phone biz for decades
Want a phone?
Call Ma Bell - or go without
No competition, no innovation, etc - but lots of influence - with VERY little lobbying. What little lobbying Ma Bell did was under the table. And their prices were exhorbitant!!!!
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ToManyLaws wrote:
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We have been nice and safe...Only person since 1941 to let us be attacked was your god BUSHY BOY...
When Romney is elected,will you have to get a real job and stop sucking the government tit?

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