Saturday, September 07, 2013

Only A Leftie Wouldn't Smile After Reading This

Sometimes mockery is the best policy:
Wal-Mart released a statement Friday mocking the low turnout for this week’s staged walkouts by members of OUR Wal-Mart, an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

Protests and walkouts were held in 15 cities Thursday, with three protesters arrested in New York City on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges while trying to deliver a petition to a Wal-Mart board member, according to Berlin Rosen, the public relations firm representing the protesters.

“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart, put another way, that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of our 1.3 million associates,” Wal-Mart vice president of corporate communications David Tovar said in a statement.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

I think we'll begin to see less and less in the way of anti-Walmartry in the future. It'll be tough to detect because the absence of something rarely draws attention to itself. But the left has a history of discarding causes that don't look like they'll end in lefty victory.

It would have been before your time but there was once a "unilateral nuclear disarmament" movement which had huge support on the left. The fairly unbelievable tenet was that if the western powers destroyed all our nuclear weapons the world would be an less danger of nuclear war.

Well, yeah.

And for reasons too obvious to bother with. Fortunately the stupidity of the movement was rather more widely appreciated then lefties imagined it would be and, despite the left's best efforts, there was never much support.

After a while the left discarded the idea as it became clear it was a loser and now it's a footnote in history.

The same thing will happen, perhaps is already happening, to the anti-Walmart crusade.