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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:08 PM
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WAL-MART FIRES PRODUCER OF RACIST TENNESSEE FORD AD...
WASHINGTON - A prominent Republican political consultant severed his ties with Wal-Mart on Friday night, forced to resign in fallout from a controversial political ad in Tennessee's Senate campaign.

In submitting his resignation, Terry Nelson said Wal-Mart had "come under political pressure from liberal special interest groups" as well as labor unions. "It's unfortunate that this pressure has had an impact on Wal-Mart."

Nelson's resignation letter to Wal-Mart executive Leslie Dach said he was ending his ties with the company at its request. Not long afterward, WalMart claimed credit for Nelson's departure, saying it had threatened to air radio and television commercials demanding his dismissal.

Harold Ford; "They want to scare people about me," he said of the Republicans behind the commercial. "You have to ask them about race. I don't focus on those things."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061028/ap_on_el_se/tenness...

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:10 PM
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1. You mean our special interest groups have more power
than their special interest groups nowadays?

Hot damn!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:13 PM
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2. No, Wal-Mart started seeing the race card being put on their name - it was
a business decision to distance themselves from the GOP to not lose money, pure and simple.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:19 PM
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3. Sounds like it! How noble of them. ....n/t
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:39 PM
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4. yeah, try going to the Walmart on the lower income side of town ...
technicolor. They'd hate to lose all that money. Walmart, asshole corporation.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:42 PM
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5. I don't like Wal-Mart but
I think it's great news if they are forced to do the right thing by the threat of losing money.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:53 AM
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8. Then why won't people threaten Walmert with boycotts to increase the minimum wage?
Again I marvel that people will threaten Walmart with boycotts to get rid of a racist commercial maker, but why won't people boycott Walmart to get much needed progressive legislation through congress? The people who threatened Walmart could get a 10 dollar minimum wage if they really wanted to.

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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:07 AM
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9. Because
Racial solidarity is much more popular than class solidarity. Sad but true.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:46 PM
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6. I hear Playboy is hiring. n/t
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:39 AM
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7. "come under political pressure from liberal special interest groups"
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 01:39 AM by walldude
as well as labor unions..... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:17 AM
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10. If Walmart is bending in the wind, the wind is strong.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:23 AM
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11. Well said...
Yep, I'm expecting "Mary Poppins" to show up any minute.

The wind is changing.
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