Rand Paul fires back at Coca-Cola’s ‘woke’ response to passage of Georgia voting law

A number of major corporations and organizations, like Major League Baseball (MLB), Delta Airlines, and Coca-Cola all issued fiery statements concerning the passage of a Georgia voting reform law that tightened up ID requirements but also gave voters in the state extended periods in which they can vote.

According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) added to the massive blowback against those corporations and their response to the issue, going as far as calling for a nationwide boycott of products produced by the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, one of the world’s largest and most iconic soft-drink providers. 

The “woke” response

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey was one of the first major business leaders to condemn the new law, which was passed by Georgia’s Republican-controlled state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

“Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal: This legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward, and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity. And this is, frankly, just a step backward,” Quincey said in a CNBC interview.

President Joe Biden has also repeatedly slammed the new law, calling it an “atrocity” and on several occasions, has falsely compared it to America’s Jim Crow era.

“This is Jim Crow in the 21st Century. It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act,” Biden said in late March, according to the Washington Post. It should be noted that The Post would later issue a “Four Pinnochio” fact-check rating on several false claims Biden has made about the law, though that hasn’t seemed to stop his continual spread of misinformation.

Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines are both headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and have been at the forefront of corporate activism in the face of the new voting reform law. MLB executives upped the anty last week by announcing that this year’s All-Star Game, which minority businesses count on to make or break their bottom line, was pulled from Georgia and moved to Colorado in protest of the new law.

Rand Paul’s response

The no-nonsense Kentucky senator offered a simple, time-tested solution to Coca-Cola diving into politics instead of focusing on making soft-drinks.

“If they want to boycott us, why don’t we boycott them?” Paul said in a recent interview on Fox News.

“This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola wants to only operate in Democrat states and have only Democrats drink Coca-Cola, God love ’em. We’ll see how well they do when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola,” the Republican senator added.

The soft-drink industry leader also came under fire from a group of eight Republican lawmakers this week in Georgia who asked the president of the Georgia Beverage Association to no longer serve Coca-Cola products in their offices in a boycott of the company’s political stance.

“Should Coke chose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship,” the state lawmakers wrote.

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  1. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH RAND PAUL. GOD IS ON HIS SIDE, BECAUSE HE IS RIGHT. WHEN GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE, WHAT CAN MAN DO TO YOU???

      1. I go to Mc’Donald’s and now won’t order a soft drink because they’re Coke Products. Coffee or a shake satisfy equally as well.

    1. We gave up Coke and switched to Pepsi. Coke wants to stick their nose in politics, then let the liberals support them. I won’t. Also, when we fly, I will not be flying Delta. They are not the only airline. I hope you enjoy your drop in profits.

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  3. Coke, Delta, United AL all cry foul. They say it discriminates against minorities, cut out of Jim Crow laws of the past.

    Have any of these accusers explained, in detail, exactly how these laws discriminate, shut out, or deny voting opportunities to minority? If they have I must have missed it. So, I would ask these accusers to put forth solid evidence, the kind you would need in court, to show how these laws are discriminatory.

    They will not offer concrete examples why these laws are unjust because they cannot.

    1. Joe supported Jim Crow acts in the past, today he doesn’t know what he knows or did know and “he’s” the suppose to be the “leader of the “Free World.”

  4. My question is why Coke is so against voter id, why is to get into a coke meeting you have to have a ticket and photo id. I guess a coke meeting is more important than voting. Just Saying.

  5. It is all about corporations taking control over US citizens. These people are pushing hate and corruption on us. Stand up to them and do not use their products. It is past time for American citizens to show the swamp that we like how our country is and do not want to change it. The 80 and over crowd need to go along with Soros and Obamas. Take AMERICA BACK NOW!!!!

  6. just goes to prove that the higher up you get in the company is because your dumber than a box of rocks it’s the only job you can do because you do not have to be smart or correct

  7. ANYONE CAN LIVE “WITHOUT” COKE….THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER CHOICES, WE WOULDN’T EVEN MISS ‘COKE’ IF IT SUDDENLY “DISAPPEARED”….AND FOLKS, THIS IS A WAY THAT WE CAN STAND UP FOR OUR AMERICA AND GET THINGS ON THE RIGHT TRACK…..ONE STEP AT A TIME…NO MORE COKE IN OUR HOUSEHOLDS AND SEE HOW QUICKLY THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR TUNE…….MONEY “IS” THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL ! ONCE YOU GET A TASTE OF IT…..THOSE WHO ARE INTO THE “MONEY”….CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT 🙂 …. AND REALLY…WHO CARES WHERE THE “IGNORANT MLB” PLAY THEIR GAME”…….SOON, THEY WILL BECOME “EXTINCT”…..JUST LIKE THE NFL AND THE NBL 🙂

  8. These corporations support voter fraud if they don’t agree with the bill. It has nothing to do with discrimination because everyone with proper ID can vote.

  9. THESE COMPANIES HAVE THE RIGHT OF FREE SPEACH BY THE F I R S T AMENDMENT 1 1 1 however it does not say that a n y billion $$$$ corporation can tell legilators how to legislate what & what not to its bad enough WE HAVE L O B E Y I S T S THAAT PAY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WE DONT NEED TO BE A GOVERNMENT RUN BY MULTI BILLION CORPORATIONS ! ! !

  10. No Coke n coke related products in my house EVER no matter if they changed their minds on being woke… they’ll feel it in their bottom line

  11. I bet their stock went down.

    Major League Baseball, Delta Airlines, and Coca-Cola.

    That’s the way the ball bounces!

  12. I have to wonder if the stockholders in these companies agree with their stupidity. If I were a stockholder in one of these companies, I would be demanding they fire such a stupid jerk ASAP.

  13. NEVER DID CRAPPY COKE PRODUCTS! HEY PEPSICO PREPARE FOR A NEW CROWD OF PEPSI BUYING CUSTOMERS! NEVER DID BUY COKE PRODUCTS! THEY SUCK BIG ONES! AS FOR THE REST OF THE IDIOTS, DID YOU EVER REALLY BUY “COKE PRODUCTS”? NOT ME! NOONE IN OUR HOUSE LIKES ANY COKE PRODUCTS! BECAUSE THEY SUCK NEXT TO PEPSI AND MT. DEW! USED TO BUY SPRITE, BUT WONT BE BUYING ANY ANYMORE! SUCK ON THAT PISSYCO!

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