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.
Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ
— EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018
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.
— Senator Jim Nielsen (@CASenatorJim) August 30, 2018
LOL! InNOut burger packed in Visalia…cars down the road! Democrats/Socialists winning!
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) September 1, 2018
There’s nothing more Californian than In-N-Out Burger. Great lunch today in #Fresno. If .@GavinNewsom is nervous debating me on CA issues – maybe a friendly Double Double vs Caviar joust? pic.twitter.com/pEHqhb8jD3
— JohnHCox (@TheRealJohnHCox) August 30, 2018
— Antonio Sabáto Jr 🇺🇸 (@AntonioSabatoJr) August 30, 2018
Others with large social media followings got in on the action, including Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) August 31, 2018
We went In & We came Out, now take THAT & Stuff Your Faces you Liberal Fools 🤑🤑🤑😆😂🤣😋😋 🍔 #whatsyerbeef #walkaway #support @innoutburger as the Insane Left is trying to destroy them. 🤗❤️🙏🏼🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Wkh2ZYkSN0
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) August 31, 2018
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 30, 2018