Earlier this year, Coca-Cola weighed in along with other Georgia-based corporations like Delta Airlines in response to the fauxtrage generated by wokesters who opposed the Georgia election integrity reform bill that had been passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp at the time.
After the CEOs of these companies stabbed in the back the very state that had supported them the most, which coupled with the Stacey Abrams-led boycott push and Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star game out of the state costing business owners already struggling to stay afloat 100s of millions of dollars, the backlash to the backlash was swift with a poll released a month later showing a majority of voters not appreciating their interference in public policy at all.
Well karma, as they say, is that word that rhymes with “witch” (cc: Travis Tritt) and here we are several months out from the controversy over the election reform bill to see that both Georgia and Texas will be hosting this year’s World Series thanks to respective NLCS and ALCS wins by the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros, a nightmare for “woke” MLB who surely now has to be conflicted over whether or not to reschedule Game 6 (if needed) which would be on Election Day:
For planning purposes … Game six of the World Series would be on Nov. 2 — the same night as Atlanta’s mayoral elections and hundreds of other local + municipal races across the state. #gapol pic.twitter.com/ak6bn4vSoj
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) October 24, 2021
I mean, come on – wouldn’t the game interrupt the normal flow of a voting day, tempting Georgia residents who might find it more enjoyable to stand in line to order a room-temperature hot dog smothered in extra relish with stale nachos that really do taste good as long as they’re drowned in some pseudo-cheese sauce over waiting in line like drones at the polling place in order to vote for candidates that are making a lot of big promises that voters fear they won’t keep?
Having a big game played on the same day people would typically be voting would be sorta like voter suppression, right? Well, definitely more so than that Georgia election reform bill Dems whined about but didn’t actually read, anyway.
But I digress.
Back to Coca-Cola – with the news that Hotlanta will be hosting several of the series games comes questions for Coca-Cola, who will rake in millions in sales of Coke products during those Atlanta home games, which if we’re to listen to the left and the woke CEOs is almost literally blood money taken in a state that wants to “disenfranchise” minority voters, or so we’ve been told.
With that in mind, we turn to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who posed some questions to Coca-Cola’s CEO on this very matter:
Will @CocaCola not sell drinks at the World Series home games in Atlanta?
Or has @CocaCola's woke CEO given up his crusade against voter ID?
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) October 25, 2021
I suspect Cotton was quite serious in his questions, and I don’t blame him one bit.
If Coca-Cola is truly committed to opposing the Georgia voting law and standing up for the voting rights of the .000027 percent of Georgians who purportedly will be negatively impacted by the law, then they should refuse to sell Coke products at these games, right? And if they do end up selling their products, they should write a formal letter explaining why they’ve backtracked on their supposed commitment to ensuring all citizens maintain their right to vote.
But they won’t, because “woke Coke” is, well, a joke. But not a very funny one, proclaiming to champion minority communities one day while selling them out the next in the interest of corporate profits. Kinda like Apple and Nike lecturing states like mine (North Carolina) on laws that supposedly violate human rights as they exploit slave labor in China for profit, except in this case the hysteria over the Georgia law was wildly overblown as nobody lost any rights and nobody got hurt.
That Coke will sell products at the upcoming games is yet another reminder that they and similar corporations who routinely talk out of both sides of their mouths, in reality, have no moral compass if they don’t have the courage to stand by their convictions, as warped as those “convictions” actually are.
As always, follow the money.
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