The #RESIST wing of the left needs to reassess its priorities. It seems modern-day liberals care more about political posturing and echo-chamber activism than they do about meeting their basic needs–like making money.
Unfortunately, human beings subsist on food and water–not protesting. But try telling that to Democrats. Attention-seeking NFL players and their enablers in the league remain unrelenting in their need to “make a statement”–even while ratings plummet.
Then you have Puerto Rican Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, who would rather go on TV to show off freshly-made anti-Trump T-shirts than actually help her “dying” city by attending FEMA meetings.
But the cake goes to Nicholle Haber, a store owner in a conservative California town (one of the few left standing) who somehow didn’t stop to think she’d lose customers by advertising her business with this billboard.
— Jacqueline (@JackieMReports) October 5, 2017
Yes, that’s a picture of Trump dressed as a Nazi, complete with a “45” swastika and nuclear explosions in the background.
Haber, the owner of Rouse & Revolt clothing story in right-leaning Chico, CA, purchased the ad space from Stott Outdoor Advertising, as reported by Newsweek.
But the ad was up less than 24 hours before Stott found themselves forced to take the ad down amid an explosion of backlash.
Jim Moravec, Stott Outdoor Advertising’s General Manager, was repentant. “I should have not accepted the ad in the first place.” He said the ad was ambiguous about what message it was trying to convey.
This isn’t the first time Rouse & Revolt has gotten political. During the 2016 election, they made sure to let people know Hillary had their endorsement.
Haber was incensed that they pulled her ad. “I don’t necessarily think that just because I’m a business doesn’t mean I can’t mix my beliefs,” she said.” “That’s a common misconception that you can’t mix politics and business. … I have a platform and I’m going to use it.”
The clothing store owner isn’t afraid to state how she feels about President Trump. “He is not presidential, he is not a president. He is a celebrity who was born into money. And he’s a Nazi sympathizer. I am going to stand behind my beliefs regardless.”
Haber strangely says Trump isn’t President and accuses him of being a Nazi sympathizer. Someone might want to show her these pictures.
— USA FOR TRUMP 🇺🇸 (@USATrump45) September 30, 2017
Trump believe in God as he confirmed on visiting Israel recently and he prayed on western wall pic.twitter.com/BqjYDkjBrW
— saleem syed (@azad_saleem) September 29, 2017
“I’m living in a small, podunk red town and I’m already getting death threats,” bemoaned Haber. But what hit hardest: her business is taking a nosedive. “My business has completely floundered. Overnight I had more one-star reviews than all the reviews I’ve received in a year.”
Nevertheless, Haber remains committed to her cause and is in talks with lawyers to take action against Stott Outdoor Advertising for removing her ad, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Nowhere in my contract did it say they have the right to refuse. The fact that they put it up and then took it down is ridiculous. Like, ‘Oops, we didn’t notice that was Trump Hitler.'”
What Heber doesn’t understand is that the advertising firm made a pragmatic choice: forsaking politics in order to keep their business afloat. Maybe if Heber and other career-activists did the same, they’d make more money, be more successful, and therefore have nothing to protest.
Every time I see the insanity of stuff like this I wonder what purpose does it serve? It only resonates with zealots & turns off all others
— FluffyDogAttack ?? (@FluffyDogAttack) October 6, 2017
Wait, so ‘nazi’ is the old/new term for someone you don’t agree with? Last week it was ‘fascist’; I wonder what they’ll come up with next week.
— Fixy Clary (@fixman88v2) October 6, 2017
I can’t even begin to imagine the reaction if it were Obama appearing on such a billboard, despite the fact that he truly is a fascist!
— Rich Fregin, Esq. (@RichardFregin) October 6, 2017
To flippantly call someone a NAZI makes me sick…. I think of the 6 million poor souls they minimize
— three beers (@3beerthoughts) October 6, 2017
“Trump is a Nazi!”
“Hey Trump, confiscate all firearms in civilian hands!”
— JDoors (@DuaneEH) October 6, 2017