While scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed an over the top tweet to @EnterpriseCares, the account for Enterprise Rent A Car, with only multiple hashtags of Boycott NRA. Silly, but I checked it out. This is when I discovered that a list is out there of businesses who provide a discount to NRA members.
Predictably, weak business executives seem to be following marching orders from anti-NRA fascists. Enterprise responded quickly with its cave and “Michael” tweeted that the discounts will no longer be available as he thanked the progressive. The tweeter, I should add, describes herself as “progressive as f*ck” and a Resistance Soldier. So, yeah, good luck to you, Enterprise. I guess “Enterprise Cares” only for the fascist left.
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
It began with a tweet from a self-described “journalist” who tweeted out a list of companies who provide the discounts. The hashtag warrior simply added on to it and Enterprise took the bait. #Sad
I had the same reaction as this tweet in response to “Michael”:
Imagine making company decisions based on MamaBear64 threatening to boycott you https://t.co/SOzcgDlQlz
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) February 23, 2018
Needless to say, there are now lots of angry tweets to Enterprise from the other side of the gun grabbing left. I don’t know who “Michael” is or his position in the corporate structure but I do thank him for his honesty. I think NRA members should know in advance when they will be penalized by weak-minded corporations. Obviously, these companies simply don’t want their business.
The flip side of the argument looks like this:
Boycotts work both ways, thanks for the handy list of places where five million+ people will no longer spend their hard earned money
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 23, 2018
I am not an NRA member. I will, however, avoid giving my family’s business to Enterprise when the need for a rental car comes up. Boycotts are a double-edged sword. I don’t patronize companies that go out on a limb to be publicly political and I don’t understand the trend these days for companies to do it. Don’t they realize that in a highly polarized country that at least half of their customers will be offended and their business will suffer? This is a completely self-inflicted error.
Not to be outdone, other companies have followed suit. CNBC published a list that no doubt will expand if early sheeple reactions are indicative of the corporate pulse. The other two big-name car rental companies are also on the list.
The list of companies terminating their partnerships with the National Rifle Association is growing as public outcry against the gun group escalates following the deadliest mass shooting at a public high school in U.S. history.
Avis Budget Group became the latest company to cut ties with the NRA Friday afternoon, saying it will no longer provide members of the pro-gun group with special discounts.
“Effective March 26, our brands will no longer provide the NRA member discount,” the company told CNBC.
Hertz Global Holdings also cut ties with the NRA Friday in a similar announcement.
Insurance company Metlife joined another car rental company Enterprise and the First National Bank of Omaha in ending their relationships with the NRA this week, announcing the end of discounts and promotions previously offered to the group’s members.
“Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” First National Bank of Omaha told CNBC. “As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.”
I guess “Enterprise Cares” only for the fascist left.