Orange County’s Hugh Hewitt continues to embarass himself with a call to boycott General Motors because the trouble automotive company accepted a government bailout.
“Every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise,” conservative talker Hugh Hewitt wrote online last week.
Never mind that countless families and small businesses depend on GM, but weren’t conservatives railing against Liberals for boycotting businesses that gave money to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign?Â Hugh posted this on efforts to target “Yes on 8” supporters, so why is he now advocating an economic sanction against a company based on what he perceives is a political accommodation?
Limbaugh cited a poll that said 17 percent of Americans supported a boycott of GM.Â
Here’s what else Hugh had to say:
“AnyÂ American whoÂ values their traditions of free enterprise and political freedom will urge the federal government to disinvest itself from these companies immediately.Â The federal governmentÂ can quickly put its controlling stake in the companies on the market and do so at whatever price makes the market.
New, private sector leadership can then decide how best to proceed in the new world of rising government mandates on gasÂ mileage and hybrid design.Â The billions sunk into these companies will only be partially recovered by a quick reconversion of the government’sÂ ownershipÂ into private stock, but so, too, will the bleeding of tax dollars end and, more important, so will the experiment with American socialism.”
But let’s return the favor to Hugh Hewitt; here’s a list of his advertisers
.Â Simply click on the links to the advertiser, find the “contact us” page and send them a little note to tell them who you are, where you live, how much money you make (ballpark it) and tell them you will not patronize them due to their sponsorship of someone who calls for a boycott of a company that doesn’t meet his ideological interests.
Rush has ads smattered over his web pages and you’ll have to go there and see the companies, but since his show is carried locally by KFI, here’s a list of theirÂ advertisers
.Â So I guess when I buy that Ocean Kayak, I will be buying it from somewhere other than Dick’s Sporting Goods that just replaced the Chick’s near my home.Â It’ll cost me $20 more, but I can live with that.
Personally, boycotts are dumb and pretty much never work.Â But since these guys are insistant on hitting GM where it hurts, we can remind them that boycotts can cut two ways.