Walmart, who took to Twitter to lash out at Senator Josh Hawley as he was going viral for committing to represent the concerns of the American people, is one of those brands that has survived numerous public relations hits by the elitist left and yet just damaged their own brand from the inside by trashing their own shoppers. It is doubtful they will be able to recover.
“Go ahead. Get your 2-hour debate. #soreloser,” Walmart posted (and took down).
Hawley tweeted: “Thanks, @Walmart , for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?”
He added: “Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business.”
TROUBLE IN CCP MERCHANDISE HEAVEN?
“Every time you have the urge to shop at Wal-Mart, remember this multinational corporation is the single greatest enabler of the theft of American jobs. It’s way past their corporate charter to go after Hawley and reveals their pro-CCP bent,” Peter Navarro posted on Twitter in reaction to the story.
The left collectively and publicly mock Walmart shoppers as low class, deplorable, and tacky. The left even has a popular meme series called “the people of Walmart,” which is nothing more than branding Walmart shoppers as tacky and low class.
So it made big news when tone-deaf Walmart struck out at Hawley as a “sore loser” on Tuesday after his announcement to champion the people’s interest in the 2020 Presidential election and then quickly pulled their tweet down.
But not before many people saw it.
Here is the timeline of what happened.
Hawley did something that was somewhat uncharacteristic of him and announced that he was planning on supporting President Donald J. Trump and the American people in their concerns over voter fraud.
“Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf,” Hawley posted.
So Walmart sided with the Democrats and Trump’s opposition, and the very people who mocked their shoppers and posted that Hawley was a loser, and by proxy- rebuking the working-class Trump supporters who have been defending Walmart for years.
Within hours Hawley responded with the following statement:”Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he would object during the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021. Senator Hawley will object to highlight the failure of some states, including notably Pennsylvania, to follow their own election laws and the unprecedented interference of Big Tech monopolies in the election. He will call for Congress to launch a full investigation of potential fraud and election irregularities and enact election integrity measures.
Democrats have previously objected during the certification process for the 2004 and 2016 Presidential elections.
Senator Hawley said, “Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about election integrity. They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now, those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.
“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws. And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act.
“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues.”
Background On Previous Objections to Electoral College Vote Certification
In 2005, Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones Objected to the Electoral College Votes from Ohio.
Stephanie Tubs-Jones Said, “I Raise This Objection Because I Am Convinced That We As A Body Must Conduct A Formal And Legitimate Debate About Election Irregularities.” (C-SPAN, 1/6/05, 3:10-3:20)
Boxer views her 2005 objection as “her proudest moment on the Senate floor,” according to CNN. (CNN, 12/27/2020)
In January 2005, 31 Congressional Democrats Voted To Reject Ohio’s Electoral Votes. (CNN, 1/6/05)
Nancy Pelosi Praised The 2005 Objections, Saying Democrats Were “Speaking Up For Their Aggrieved Constituents” During “Their Only Opportunity To Have This Debate While The Country Is Listening”
Nancy Pelosi Said, “We Are Witnessing Democracy At Work,” And “This Debate Is Fundamental To Our Democracy.” “[T]oday we are witnessing democracy at work. This is not, as some of our Republican colleagues have referred to it, sadly, frivolous. This debate is fundamental to our democracy.” (C-SPAN, 1/6/05, 32:49-33:08)
Pelosi Said Democrats Were “Speaking Up For Their Aggrieved Constituents, Many Of Whom May Have Been Disenfranchised In This Process.” “The Members of Congress who have brought this challenge are speaking up for their aggrieved constituents, many of whom may have been disenfranchised in this process. This is their only opportunity to have this debate while the country is listening, and it is appropriate to do so. If there were other venues of this caliber, we would have taken that opportunity. But this is the opportunity. We have a responsibility to take advantage of it.” (C-SPAN, 1/6/05, 34:14-34:45)
- Pelosi Said, “This Is Their Only Opportunity To Have This Debate While The Country Is Listening” And “We Have A Responsibility To Take Advantage Of It.” (C-SPAN, 1/6/05, 34:14-34:45)
Pelosi Said, “Do Not Talk About This As A ‘Conspiracy Theory.'” “[P]lease do not talk about this as a ‘conspiracy theory.’ It is not about that. It is not about the conspiracy; it is about the Constitution of the United States.” (C-SPAN, 1/6/05, 39:50-40:03)
In 2017, At Least Seven House Democrats Sought To Object To Electoral Votes In Favor Of President Trump:
- Jim McGovern Said, “The Electors Were Not Lawfully Certified, Especially Given The Confirmed And Illegal Activities Engaged By The Government Of Russia.” (CNN, 1/6/17)
- Raul Grijalva Objected After North Carolina’s Tally. (CNN, 1/6/17)
- Pramila Jayapal Objected To Georgia’s Vote Certificate. (CNN, 1/6/17)
- Jamie Raskin Objected To 10 Of Florida’s 29 Electoral Votes, Saying “They Violated Florida’s Prohibition Against Dual Office Holders.” (CNN, 1/6/17)
- Maxine Waters Objected. (CNN, 1/6/17)”
Remember Walmart shoppers are trashed constantly by the elite left, to the point where the political class refers to Trump supporters as “smelly Walmart people,” which started with Lisa Page texting her lover, corrupted FBI agent Peter Strok, that she could smell the hated Trump supporters in a Walmart.
And the left wants to dictate to Walmart what they call sell:
And makes fun of their shoppers:
The Washington Examiner reported on Hawley’s move:
“Hawley became the first senator to confirm his intention to object despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s insistence that his caucus not support the challenge. Several House Republicans have said they plan to challenge it. Biden is set to be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021.
Congress members objecting during this certification step is not unprecedented. Democrats have attempted this maneuver twice since the turn of the century, but neither was successful because a member of the Senate did not sign on to either.”
Walmart later in the day issued an apology, claiming that the post was a mistake.
“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account,” Casey Staheli, Walmart’s senior manager of national media relations, told Newsweek.
“We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the Electoral College,” Staheli added. “We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”