Why? Because they can't defend the obvious... And that is, they're wrong.
And so, as it goes, so does the unfortunate, ill informed advertisers of Rush Limbaugh's radio program.
So with that said, I share with you a great piece I came across in response to the knee jerk reaction by the likes of Pro Flower, Carbonite, Sears, Legal Zoom, and now Allstate,
Your business has recently come under fire by the progressive, left leaning portion of our society. Primarily, over some comments by Rush Limbaugh concerning one Sandra Fluke.
There is an old quote (attributed to Abe Lincoln & poet John Lydgate):
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.
I urge the business owners to continue with your current business plans/models. If you are seeing good results, from your advertising dollars used on the EIB Network, then continue to advertise with EIB Network.
Now, in those days of yesteryear, it took a little effort to generate a boycott or to express outrage over an issue. Folks had to actually WRITE A LETTER or make a “Long Distance” phone call. These things also cost the consumer some money out of their own pocket. In our modern day, of internet communications and such, that is no longer the case. It only takes ~ 1 minute to set up a Facebook Page and then share it. Even less time to send a tweet. And then, they can make it look even bigger than it really is—- how many folks have multiple Twitter & Facebook ID’s?
This is a typical ‘Temper Tantrum’ type of tactic, that children use when they are told something they don’t like, or don’t want to hear. “Put that back Sally, we can’t afford to buy that toy for you right now.” (Little Sally lays on the floor and screams and flails about causing a big scene in the store.)
Please DO NOT let the OUTRAGE of a small percentage of the populous control or influence your business decisions.
I’ll leave you with this small list of comparisons and the text of the 1st Amendment ;
-If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
-If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
-If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
-If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat it.
If a liberal see an enemy he wonders what he can do to appease him.
-If a conservative is homosexual, he’ll quietly enjoy his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he’ll demand everyone get involved in his bedroom activities.
-If a successful conservative is black or Hispanic, he’ll see himself as having succeeded on his own merits.
Successful liberal minorities still claim “racism” and want government to give them even more.
-If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to work to better his situation.
A liberal wants someone else to take care of him.
-If a conservative is a non-believer, he just doesn’t go to church.
Non-believing liberals demand that everyone cease believing and demands churches be censored.
-If a conservative needs health care, he shops for it, or chooses a job that provides it.
Liberals demand that everyone else provide him with healthcare for free.
-If a conservative sees a law, he thinks long and hard before suggesting a change.
-If a liberal sees a law he assumes it is just a suggestion and does what he wants anyway.
If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
If a liberal doesn’t like a radio show, he demands that the station be shut down or censored.
Conservatives believe in freedom, responsibility, tradition, and self-reliance.
Liberals believe in license, government restrictions, upending tradition, and collectives.
The 1st Amendment that provides Mr. Limbaugh the RIGHT to express his opinions and the Church to be left alone to practice it's faith.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the "free exercise thereof"; "or abridging the freedom of speech," or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Signed by an American Patriot & Natural Born Citizen of these United States. God Bless our Great Republic.
And on a final note... Carbonite is NOW paying the price for it's ill-advised actions. Stock drops 12% in yesterdays trading.
(h/t to SilenceDogood2010)