There’s a small problem with boycotting a franchise…

…because they’re cutting hours to compensate for the burden of Obamacare: the penalties for success.  I know that the boycotters are defining ‘success’ as ‘reinstating the hours,’ but your average retail franchise is not actually a megacorporation and it does not have the resources that apparently the average member of the Online Left thinks that it does.  If they did, they’d probably be offering their employers healthcare.  Note that in the HuffPo article above Taco Bell made it a point to note that their corporate restaurants weren’t cutting hours – no!  REALLY? – but I’m not sure that the author of said article really got that distinction.

Anyway: if the individual franchises don’t have the money to put up with Obamacare, they’ll pursue a strategy that will at least allow them to stay in business.  If the Left successfully targets an individual store or franchise, the end result will default to… no more store or franchise.  That means less jobs.  Also, less stores.

Moe Lane

PS: Mind you, the ability of the Online Left to push an issue in, say, the town of Guthrie, Oklahoma (population: 10,191) is an interesting question.  It seems to be a perfect little test bed to see how well these folks do outside of their comfort zones.

#rsrh Lefty activists target… Arizona Iced Tea.

Wait, what?

Here’s your ‘Why did we worry about these people’s ability to put together a movement, again?’ story for the day:

Opponents of Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law are calling for a boycott of the state’s products – including the popular Arizona Iced Tea.

The problem: Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York.

(Via JammieWearingFool & Hot Air Headlines)

Ot-nay oo-tay ight-bray of them to do a Blue-State own-goal like this; but (to quote Robert Anton Wilson) I’m sure that these people mean well. Or at least they mean something.

Moe Lane

PS: I’d just like to note for the record that this would still be full of Teh Stupid even if Arizona Iced Tea actually was made in Arizona.