Whole Foods threatened with boycott by liberal customers after CEO compares Obam

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#1 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

LOL

Talk about an over reaction...

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#2 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29482 posts) -

That Whole Foods guy is an idiot.

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#3 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

LOL

Talk about an over reaction...

kingkong0124
I agree, the CEO should have definitely had a more subdued reaction to Obamacare.
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#4 Posted by sonicare (55175 posts) -

Good. maybe they can all shop at McDonalds.

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#5 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
Dude...his entire customer base is filled with liberals. He calls a liberal president a fascist and denies climate change exists. If he goes out of business, it's the invisible hand at work slapping him across the face for being too damned stupid to know to just keep his mouth shut and let his customer base keep paying exorbitant fees for overpriced commodity items.
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#6 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -
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LOL

Talk about an over reaction...

-Sun_Tzu-
I agree, the CEO should have definitely had a more subdued reaction to Obamacare.

Clever
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#7 Posted by sonicare (55175 posts) -
[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Dude...his entire customer base is filled with liberals. He calls a liberal president a fascist and denies climate change exists. If he goes out of business, it's the invisible hand at work slapping him across the face for being too damned stupid to know to just keep his mouth shut and let his customer base keep paying exorbitant fees for overpriced commodity items.

Never been a fan of whole foods for just that reason. massively overpriced.
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#8 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -
Wonder if kk thinks it's an overreaction because of the opposing ideologies
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#9 Posted by comp_atkins (34134 posts) -
lol.. pretty much all of whole food's customers are liberals...
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#10 Posted by dave123321 (35327 posts) -
[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

LOL

Talk about an over reaction...

-Sun_Tzu-
I agree, the CEO should have definitely had a more subdued reaction to Obamacare.

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#11 Posted by dave123321 (35327 posts) -
you are better then this kk
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#12 Posted by dave123321 (35327 posts) -
than
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#13 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29482 posts) -

you are better then this kkdave123321
No he isn't

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#14 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -
Also. I take issue with aljosa's placing of Skyfall. way too high.
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#15 Posted by dave123321 (35327 posts) -
Also. I take issue with aljosa's placing of Skyfall. way too high. DroidPhysX
mhm
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#16 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29482 posts) -

Also. I take issue with aljosa's placing of Skyfall. way too high. DroidPhysX
you mad Daniel Craig > Matt Damon?

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#17 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (21781 posts) -

If I was a buyer of Whole Foods stuff, the remarks wouldn't change my buying habits any.

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#18 Posted by dave123321 (35327 posts) -
Guys what are your thoughts on Obamacare? Too weak?
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#19 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6362 posts) -

Well yeah, extreme liberalism is the basis of fascism.

Thought everybody already knew that.

Anyway if they boycott whole foods, where they gonna get their groceries, Trader Joe? lol

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#20 Posted by -RocBoys9489- (6336 posts) -
That's cool, but when I went to whole foods in chicago, the pizza there was delicious along with the burgers and sandwiches. I'll be going back lol.
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#21 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -

[QUOTE="DroidPhysX"]Also. I take issue with aljosa's placing of Skyfall. way too high. Aljosa23

you mad Daniel Craig > Matt Damon?

Negative ghost rider. Craig has a more scrumptious bod. He is not > Damon overall.
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#22 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Dude...his entire customer base is filled with liberals.nocoolnamejim

lmao, yep. You get a bunch of hippies shopping at your stores and you diss who they likely voted for? It just wasnt a smart business move lol.

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#23 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2167 posts) -

He deserves it.

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#24 Posted by jimkabrhel (15624 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

LOL

Talk about an over reaction...

-Sun_Tzu-

I agree, the CEO should have definitely had a more subdued reaction to Obamacare.

This. And what an idiot, since a large part of his consumer base skews left.

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#25 Posted by DaBrainz (7882 posts) -
How dare him criticize the president's insurance reform.
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#26 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
How dare him criticize the president's insurance reform. DaBrainz
How dare his customers criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform.
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#27 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
Lol, since when does the Daily Mail use that awful American definition of "liberal"?
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#28 Posted by DaBrainz (7882 posts) -
[QUOTE="DaBrainz"]How dare him criticize the president's insurance reform. nocoolnamejim
How dare his customers criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform.

How dare I criticize his customers that criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform
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#29 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
American conservatives should be applauding this reaction as it's based around individuals taking personal action rather than having government involved. Oh man as if they'd ever applaud personal responsibility.
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#30 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"][QUOTE="DaBrainz"]How dare him criticize the president's insurance reform. DaBrainz
How dare his customers criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform.

How dare I criticize his customers that criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform

Haha. I love how people are personally offended whenever the Debt Star is criticised. He certainly doesn't give a f*ck about you, so why boycott stores on his behalf? Could not be bothered. Feel guilty about voting for him mayhaps?
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#31 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ace6301"]American conservatives should be applauding this reaction as it's based around individuals taking personal action rather than having government involved. Oh man as if they'd ever applaud personal responsibility.

lmao, amazed you were able to put GOP and personal responsibility in the same sentence.
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#32 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"][QUOTE="DaBrainz"]How dare him criticize the president's insurance reform. DaBrainz
How dare his customers criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform.

How dare I criticize his customers that criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform

Hush now. You understand my point. Don't pretend otherwise. He's a CEO running a company that depends on an overwhelming liberal customer base. He's free to biiiitch about Obama's healthcare plan or how climate change is a liberal plot all he wants. Nobody's stopping him. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. He thinks speaking out on these things is worth pissing off his customers? Please proceed CEO. Pointing out how it's going to cost him money is blatantly obvious to anyone who has taken a junior high level business course. Heck, even you should be able to get that concept.
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#33 Posted by JoeRatz16 (697 posts) -

Dude...his entire customer base is filled with liberals. He calls a liberal president a fascist and denies climate change exists. If he goes out of business, it's the invisible hand at work slapping him across the face for being too damned stupid to know to just keep his mouth shut and let his customer base keep paying exorbitant fees for overpriced commodity items. nocoolnamejim
Yeah I was kind of surprised that he said this, considering that I viewed WholeFoods as being a business with a predominately liberal clientele. Though I think boycotting the place over this is kind of overreacting, though i've heard of other silly boycotts (such as some people boycotting Divine Mercy pharmacies because they don't carry contraceptives, It doesn't make sense to boycott over that because if the boycott causes the pharmacy to close down now they won't be selling anything).

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#34 Posted by DaBrainz (7882 posts) -
[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"][QUOTE="DaBrainz"][QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"] How dare his customers criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform.

How dare I criticize his customers that criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform

Hush now. You understand my point. Don't pretend otherwise. He's a CEO running a company that depends on an overwhelming liberal customer base. He's free to biiiitch about Obama's healthcare plan or how climate change is a liberal plot all he wants. Nobody's stopping him. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. He thinks speaking out on these things is worth pissing off his customers? Please proceed CEO. Pointing out how it's going to cost him money is blatantly obvious to anyone who has taken a junior high level business course. Heck, even you should be able to get that concept.

Sorry I touched a nerve. Feeling extra liberally today I see.
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#35 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
[QUOTE="DaBrainz"][QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"][QUOTE="DaBrainz"] How dare I criticize his customers that criticize the president of Whole Food's views on the president's insurance reform

Hush now. You understand my point. Don't pretend otherwise. He's a CEO running a company that depends on an overwhelming liberal customer base. He's free to biiiitch about Obama's healthcare plan or how climate change is a liberal plot all he wants. Nobody's stopping him. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. He thinks speaking out on these things is worth pissing off his customers? Please proceed CEO. Pointing out how it's going to cost him money is blatantly obvious to anyone who has taken a junior high level business course. Heck, even you should be able to get that concept.

Sorry I touched a nerve. Feeling extra liberally today I see.

It's cute how you think you actually have the ability to stroke my sensitive areas. Sorry m'lad, I've dealt with professionals. But, I do applaud you for utterly ignoring my points. Well played.
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#36 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -
The CEO has the right to say whatever he wants, yes. Consumers have the right to patronise or not patronise any business for any reason they want. Funny how that free market works huh?
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#37 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
The CEO has the right to say whatever he wants, yes. Consumers have the right to patronise or not patronise any business for any reason they want. Funny how that free market works huh?worlock77
But he's bashing someone we don't liiiiiiike.
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#38 Posted by whipassmt (15375 posts) -

who's WholeFoods main competitor, half foods? Or maybe quarter-pounder.

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#39 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
Obamacare is corporatism, despite what idiotic leftists want to believe.
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#40 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
[QUOTE="nocoolnamejim"]Dude...his entire customer base is filled with liberals. He calls a liberal president a fascist and denies climate change exists. If he goes out of business, it's the invisible hand at work slapping him across the face for being too damned stupid to know to just keep his mouth shut and let his customer base keep paying exorbitant fees for overpriced commodity items.

Whole Foods has very few national competitors. I grew up in a place with a TON of organic-based supermarkets that competed with Whole Foods, and sold better goods at a lower price. Despite this, Whole Foods still does great business where I'm from. The situation would be compounded heavily in other places without competitors to WF. I don't think the CEO would say this if he wasn't confident that the backlash would be able to be weathered.