As we reported earlier this month, the busybodies at HRC, ever looking for a reason to cry, “Victim,” have been beside themselves because a corporation which has long since adopted gay-friendly corporation policies gave money to a pro-business think tank which backs a gubernatorial candidate who is horrible, no good and very bad opposes state recognition of same-sex marriage.
Protesters have been rallying outside Target Corp. or its stores almost daily since the retailer angered gay rights supporters and progressives by giving money to help a conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Liberal groups are pushing to make an example of the company, hoping its woes will deter other businesses from putting their corporate funds into elections.
A national gay rights group is negotiating with Target officials, demanding that the firm balance the scale by making comparable donations to benefit candidates it favors.
That’s nothing more than politically correct blackmail, asking Target to pay something akin to “Hush Money” in order to prevent people from protesting. Wonder how many people are actually protesting? Three, four, a dozen? The article doesn’t say, but at least its headline is almost accurate: “Liberal groups push to exploit Target backlash.” Yup, nice to see HRC called what it is — a liberal group.
And that’s what this is — all about liberal politics, trying to public protest in an attempt to prevent corporations from giving to conservative candidates — and to give more to left-wing ones. Emmer’s opposition to gay marriage is only the “hook.” It’s really just the (R) after his name that has got HRC and its left-wing allies so upset.
And the AP is playing along.