Actions have consequences, some of them unintended. The uber-left's favorite little gun control activist, David Hogg, learned this the hard way Friday. Drunk with perceived power and possibly experiencing withdrawal after his camera time dipped in the last few weeks, Camera Hogg's latest plan was to extort a million dollars from the Florida-based grocery chain Publix Super Markets.
The boy wonder targeted Publix as an “NRA sellout” for the donations the company made to outspoken pro-gun Adam Putnam, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner who's running for governor of the Sunshine State. Hogg also demanded a pledge from Publix not to contribute to any NRA A-rated candidates in the future. In the end, he got neither. Instead, Publix suspended donations to all political organizations. Florida Today, part of USA Today's network, had this to say:
Publix bags all political donations in wake of protest David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a mass shooting took place in February, called on Publix Super Markets to give $1 million to the school's victim fund.
While Publix is not doing that at this point, the grocery store chain did decide Friday afternoon to suspend all political donations in the wake of a protest. …
Publix, one of Florida's most beloved companies and its largest private employer, operates 20 stores in Brevard County. In a posting on Twitter, Hogg wrote: “I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman [sic] to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again.”
Publix makes donations to variety charitable organizations and causes. Included among them is the YWCA, a member of the extremist Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Additionally, Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen Foundation have also had their donations suspended. That didn't sit well with the America's left.
Because David Hogg convinced Publix to pull political funding from an NRA supporting candidate, they also backed out of funding for same-sex marriage and abortion advocacy…
Hogg took to Twitter to express his outrage that everyday people would literally walk all over his group, ignoring his grandstanding.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018
Sorry, David. Americans see your juvenile histrionics for what they are and we choose to go on living our lives. What's more, Americans know that good guys need more than good intentions and harsh language to stop evil. The massacre at Hogg's high school in Parkland proves that gun-free zones don't save lives. It takes good guys with guns to stop evil. The kind who don't wait outside while innocents are being murdered. Perhaps Hogg should direct some of his famous outrage where it belongs, in the direction of the feckless, corrupt Broward County Sheriff.