Wholesale retailer Costco is using their marketing muscle to deliver a political statement. They apparently donâ€™t like the content of Dinesh Dâ€™Souzaâ€™s book, â€œAmerica: Imagine the World Without Her.â€ They arenâ€™t burning their inventory, so they havenâ€™t quite reached the levels of Fahrenheit 451. Then again, that would cost them money and they can stifle patriotic views just as effectively by simply pulling it from stock.
The book decries the progressive socialism upon which the Obama regime was created.Â CostcoÂ co-founder and director, Jim Sinegal, is a major Obama supporter who spoke at the 2012 Democrat National Convention.
Costco issued a statement claiming that politics had nothing to do with the pull order, that they only stock best-selling books. That is of course a ridiculous assertion, Dâ€™Souzaâ€™s companion film just debuted and the book will be on the national best-seller list next week and should have already been listed there.
The Washington Examiner reported on June 20thÂ that it had sold almost five thousand copies in its first week, and another 5,500 the second week. Those sales would have been sufficient to place it in 8thÂ and 11thÂ place respectively. For some unknown reason, Dâ€™Souzaâ€™s book was not listed.
WND also noted that Costco has donated $100,000 to Obama and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC.
Costco has every right to support communism, though as a â€œfree marketâ€ retailer it is a curious position. We, as citizens and members of their customer base also have a right to choose where we shop, whose coffers we enrich with our purchases.
Thanks to Mr. Sinegal for opening our eyes to Costcoâ€™s anti-American politics. Unfortunately, itâ€™s just become impossible for many of us to shop at Costco, knowing they harbor such a low regard for our nation and support the regime that is actively engaged in our destruction.
No shopping experience justifies supporting that kind of infidelity, regardless of bargains or finger food.
Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please â€œLikeâ€ him on Facebook, â€œFollowâ€ him on Twitter or visitÂ www.rickwells.us