Some very woke corps are based out of Atlanta. It’s a little awkward for companies to operate in a red state, albeit not remotely a red city, but that was usually papered over with the conventional kind of chamber of commerce alliances in which the companies didn’t talk much about politics and got lots of regulations bent their way. But in the woke era when lefty activists aggressively pressure companies to virtue signal, that’s no longer the status quo.
Two years ago, Delta had made a point of snubbing NRA members. Back then the airline falsely claimed that, “Delta supports all of its customers but will not support organizations on any side of any highly charged political issue that divides our nation.”
That was obviously a lie.
Here’s Delta on that, “Delta’s VP Shawn Cole raises Black Lives Matter flag at Delta HQ”. Delta even issued a special BLM pin of the hate group’s divisive message.
Now, unsurprisingly, Delta Airlines is attacking Georgia for trying to reform the integrity of its elections.
The CEO of Georgia-based Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that the state’s new election law overhaul is “unacceptable” and “based on a lie,” after the company faced criticism that it didn’t speak out forcefully enough in opposition to the bill when it was being considered by the state’s Republican leaders.
“The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections. This is simply not true,” Bastian wrote, alluding to former President Donald Trump’s claims that his loss was due to fraud. “Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights.”
Forget right or wrong, true or false, for the moment. Why is a major corporation getting involved in a partisan political issue? Remember when Bastian lied and claimed that dumping the NRA wasn’t a political stance, but an attempt to avoid taking one on a divisive issue?
Since then Delta routinely takes divisive political stances, and always on the side of the Left. Bastian hates conservatives. He might as well just come out and say so, and stop hurting shareholder value by dragging Delta into his pet political agendas.