The impetus behind the creation of a new Web site, BuyBlue.org is that those of us who vote blue should support companies that support blue candidates and causes. The idea is to encourage left-leaning folk to spend their money with companies whose executives donate to liberal and progressive causes and candidates:
You may have voted blue, but every day you unknowingly help dump millions of dollars into the conservative war chest. By purchasing products and services from companies that donate heavily to conservatives, we have been compromising our own interests as liberals and progressives.
BuyBlue.org is a concerted effort to lift the veil of corporate patronage, so consumers can make informed buying decisions that coincide with their principles.
On the site’s handy color-coded list of companies and how they spend, bluest of the blue (100% to liberal/progressive) includes Barnes & Noble, Benihana, Google Onc., Starbuck’s and Tom’s of Maine. In the 90% range are 7-Eleven, Apple Computer, Gateway, Costco and LL Bean.
The reddest of the red ($0 to liberal/progressive) include Ace Hardware, BestBuy, Citgo, Domino’s, Fruit of the Loom, Lowe’s Corp., PetSMART, RE-MAX, Exxon, Geico and McDonald’s.
In politics, it pays to know where your money goes. Buy blue!