No way, dude! Politico gets to the bottom of the latest example of teabagger evil:
The owner of a Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged President Barack Obama on Sunday.
“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”
The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store. But he also said he thinks Mitt Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan — whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions — would lose to the president in a workout battle.
Does Politico provide any evidence of this “boycott,” beyond Van Duzer’s assertion? Do they try to track down the organizers of the “boycott”? Nah. The rest of the article is about what great shape Van Duzer is in. That’s how it works when you’re libeling wingnuts: The accusation serves as its own proof. Then it’s on to the next canard.
And even if there is a boycott, which Politico doesn’t bother to find out, I thought lefties loved boycotts of people who do and say things they don’t like. That whole Chick-fil-A thing worked out just fine for them, didn’t it?
Is Scott Van Duzer entitled to have people spend their money in his restaurant? If so, how should such a thing be enforced?