Hey, John Mackey: Open a Whole Foods in Ashland!
2003: Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks makes disparaging comments about George W. Bush while onstage during a concert in London. Country music fans respond by demanding that the band's songs be pulled from the airwaves, and by boycotting the band's concerts. The Left cries foul. The boycott is "an issue of free speech
"; an example of "demonizing dissenters
." Martin Sheen calls Bush "a bully
" for not coming to their defense.
2009: John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of the grocery-store chain Whole Foods, writes an op-ed criticizing the Obama/Pelosi health care reform, and suggesting alternatives. Left-wing groups express their disagreement, but respect his right to offer his opinions in a public forum.
Nah, just kidding. They're organizing a boycott of Whole Foods.
10:14 AM / August 18, 2009