The reason conservative boycotts are ineffective is because everyone knows they're more loyal to the brands they love than they are to people. They were willing to let grandma die of covid so they could keep getting breadsticks at Olive Garden. Nobody's boycotting shit.
The idea that the right wing is actually going to give up baseball and NASCAR and Coke products is laughable, no matter how many articles NRO writes about them
Nike's stock price in September 2018, when the American right freaked out about them renewing Colin Kaepernick's endorsement contract, was $85.55 a share. Now it's $132.62.
The thing is, right wing boycotts are pointless to begin with in most cases because 99 times out of 100 companies just give them what they want before they ever have to ask

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