I like my fast food, well, fast. When I want a burger, I don't need a lot of choice. I just want it now.
So, on the West Coast I go to In-N-Out Burger, a well-run chain that does what its name says: you're in and out fast.
But that’s not good enough for California Democrats. Oh no. In-N-Out Burger has committed the unpardonable sin of giving money to pro-business groups and the Republican Party – the horror! On Wednesday, Eric Bauman, California Democrat Party Chairman, called for a boycott. By Thursday, the Democrats were back-pedaling fast, saying the boycott call was "just Mr. Bauman's personal view".
The left has again shown its hostility to business. But it is more than just hostility to business: In-N-Out Burger puts Bible verses on its packaging and was founded 70 years ago on Christian principles. Oh, that’s going too far...boycott.
This reminds me of Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that also displays Bible verses, and also, by the way, puts out a tasty product, served with a smile. When they opened their first outlet in New York City, the far left mayor, Bill De Blasio, called for a boycott. Imagine that...the mayor of the largest city in the United States, rejecting new business? There's been a line out the door ever since his honor told New Yorkers not to go near the place.
The In-N-Out Burger and Chick-fil-A stories may seem trivial and local. But they show a lot about the fierceness of politics today. They show that the left is intolerant. They have no time for business, which produces paychecks. In California and New York, profit is a dirty word, even though both economies desperately need the money that business generates.
And they have no time for Christianity. I ask you, honestly...Who are the real haters in America today?