View Poll Results: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

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    Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    Numerous social media users slammed Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus after learning he plans to donate to President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

    The billionaire and philanthropist recently told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he helped fund Trump's 2016 campaign, and planned on doing so again.

    Marcus was one of Trump's biggest 2016 donors, giving his campaign $7 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. As of October 2018, he had donated a further $7.9 million to Republican candidates, outside spending groups, committees and PACs, the Center reported.

    #BoycottHomeDepot Trends After Store's Co-founder Pledges to Donate to Donald Trump 2020 Campaign
    Marcus appears to be a one-issue financial activist.

    “Something changed the world with the establishment of Israel in 1948,” said Marcus. “ I tell young people today—‘You don’t know how good your life is because of what happened in Israel…. Many of you who are in universities, joining anti-Israel organizations don’t understand that Israel saved your lives and your careers because when Israel was formed—things changed for Jews in the United States!

    “There were no Jewish bankers—they had to form their own—like Goldman Sachs..

    In 2016, Marcus and his wife Billi donated $25 million (U.S.) to the construction of the $133 million MDA Marcus National Blood Services Centre in Israel.

    Bernie Marcus, Home Depot Co-Founder & Prof. Alan Dershowitz Honorees at ZOA Gala – The Forward
    Marcus is a crackpot. A very rich crackpot, who no doubt expects Trump and the GOP to provide many favors to the country he loves so much, which unfortunately isn't the USA.

    Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?
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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    Nope. The co-founder can do what he pleases with his money. None of my business as long as he keeps the business itself free from his bias. I have not seen a lot of pro trump propaganda in Home Depot. I don't believe in using economic weapons to discourage people from contributing to political campaigns whether they are co-founders or 'associates' with a bumper sticker on their car. Its not about their right to speak. Its about my having access to what they may want to say.

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    The whiniest boycotters are typically emotionally stunted Trump supporters. The average person doesn't choose where they shop based on politicial bickering.

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The whiniest boycotters are typically emotionally stunted Trump supporters. The average person doesn't choose where they shop based on politicial bickering.
    You got this backwards. Conservative don't even boycott Goggle and Twitter, since they believe in free speech.

    The problem the Democrats have is the party is bankrupt of good ideas. Since they know they cannot win based on good ideas, they need to become bullies, who will cheat to win, which include silencing opposition who express good ideas. Once in power they assume they can force bad ideas on everyone, using illegal tactics with government resources; spy gate 2016.

    The problem the Democrats now face, is the radical left has taken over, and they are not subtle about their criminal and con artist tendencies. During Obama, this was hidden and you had to look deeper for hypocrisy. The media gave cover. Now this is too easy to see and will turn off independent voters. Trump will win, and Congress will go back to the Republicans, so the work of the country can get done. Democrat bullying and cheating will not be enough, if their ideas are lacking.

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    Lowes will do me just fine. Its a better run operation any way.

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Marcus appears to be a one-issue financial activist.



    Marcus is a crackpot. A very rich crackpot, who no doubt expects Trump and the GOP to provide many favors to the country he loves so much, which unfortunately isn't the USA.

    Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?
    Boycotting Home Depot for what someone who is no longer part of Home Depot did after he left Home Depot, is like deciding to boycott Alabama because a former Governor has declared, long after he has left office, that he thinks the CSA should have not been challenged.

    Seriously, what do you think it will accomplish? Home Depot has no power on this man. They can fire him, they can't take his stock, they can do nothing. And to try to harm the employees for what someone who is not part of the company anymore said...I guess you don't care about the common man.

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The whiniest boycotters are typically emotionally stunted Trump supporters. The average person doesn't choose where they shop based on politicial bickering.
    I guess that's why Chik-fil-A hasn't declared bankruptcy and why Laura Ingraham is still on the air.

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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    This being NYC, I tend to buy at a local hardware store small stuff for home repairs of better quality than HD, as well as items for older appliances HD doesn't carry, plus the advice HD employees don't have to give. For better quality tiling, fixtures, there are a plethora of specialty stores offering much better quality. And for plenty of small junk stuff, if I'm not in hurry, just stocking up, there's Amazon for Gorilla glues and tape, screw assortments, specialty tools, flashlights, lightbulbs and other nonessentials but good to have just in case for minor repairs and replacements. The small amounts of specialty woods I use for restoring old acoustic guitars, mandolins, other assorted string instruments, are not to be found at Home Depot. The last thing I purchased at HD was about 2 1/2 years ago, some Magic board to place behind the new tiling on the bathroom walls for water proofing.

    Last summer, I built two new flower boxes for our balcony. The pine lumber came from an old painted over dresser I bought at a tag sale for $10. The dresser beyond redemption but not repurposing. Recut, sanded down, refinished with a simple clear spray of polyurethane for withstanding the elements, a few galvanized screws, better than the particle board sold by HD, and cheaper.
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    Re: Are You Boycotting Home Depot Because the Co-Founder Funds Donald Trump?

    This is a bit off topic, but not too far. So I came across this survey question in a local paper yesterday.
    Which of the following implications of free, fast shipping are you concerned about? (Please select all that apply)
    One would think that, among all the talk about jobs and the green deal and such, people would be more concerned about other than the best price and convenience. It seems not to be the case, judging by these answers

    18%
    Pollution / vehicle emissions
    17%
    Worker hours
    19%
    Worker pay
    21%
    Packing waste
    30%
    Impact on small business
    54%
    I'm not concerned about any of these
    More than half are not concerned. May be all these boycotts are for the birds, and our convictions don't reach far beyond our personal interest.
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