Top California Dem called for boycott of In-N-Out Burger over GOP donations. It backfires big time.

Top California Dem called for boycott of In-N-Out Burger over GOP donations. It backfires big time.
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A call from California Democrats to boycott In-N-Out Burger appears to have backfired.

After it was revealed last week that In-N-Out — a fast-food eatery with strong Christian beliefs that even places Bible verses on its wrappers, bags, and cups — donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party, Eric Bauman, head of the California Democratic Party, called on Democrats to boycott the famed fast-food chain.

What’s ironic is that In-N-Out has donated money to California Democrats and Democratic PACs, in some cases much more than its noteworthy donation to the state’s GOP. The company said in a statement that it supports politicians regardless of political affiliation. What the company cares about is policies beneficial for Californians.

What happened next?

However, as leftist-generated boycotts normally go, Bauman’s call to action did not go as planned. In fact, it completely backfired, failing to generate much support from Democrats while generating long lines at California In-N-Out locations.

Anthony Grigore, a Democrat, “dissed” the boycott as “silly.” He told the Los Angeles Times: “Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California.”

Meanwhile, numerous California politicians, both on the state and federal level, posted pictures of themselves on social media eating In-N-Out.

Others with large social media followings got in on the action, including Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham.