Memo to AOC, Julian Castro (remember him?) and Lin-Manuel Miranda:
We live in the United States of America, not a Banana Republic where people are silenced (or executed) for having opposing viewpoints.
Via The Blaze.
Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue refuses to kowtow to progressive pressure after issuing remarks of support for President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, Unanue insisted that the United States is “blessed” to have Trump for president, spurning calls for boycotts of the beloved, affordable brand.
He made the remarks at a White House event, saying, “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder.”
“We have an incredible builder, and we pray — we pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and grow,” he added….
Among those calling for a boycott are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, and “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Unanue, who worked with former First Lady Michelle Obama when her husband, former President Barack Obama, was in office, expressed his disappointment for a double standard.
“You’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed — when I was called to be part of this commission to aid in economic and educational prosperity and you make positive comment, all of the sudden that’s not acceptable,” Unanue complained….
Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020
Per Wiki, Goya was founded in 1936 by a Spaniard who immigrated to Puerto Rico and then NY. Prudencio Unanue Ortiz purchased the name Goya from a Moroccan sardine co. because he thought that his last name was too difficult to pronounce for Americans and he liked the association with the artist Goya. You would think that Ocasio-Cortez would like to tell this American story but apparently not.
I rolled my eyes when she said that she was going to Google how to make adobo — that’s like saying that she’ll Google how to make KFC. That adobo recipe is almost a state secret, Sandy. Good luck.
Goya products are outstanding and of excellent quality. I have used them for many years: their beans, tomato sauce, and seasonings are second to none. Once you try their adobo and their sazón seasonings to marinate meats or to enhance the flavor of your dishes, trust me, you won’t be using anything else. If you like to cook, give their products a try. Or even if you don’t cook, their plantain chips and their yucca chips are delicious. They make lots of products — you can take a look in their website, which also has recipes.
This “boycott” won’t go anywhere — in contrast, I think this will be an opportunity for the company to expand their market share to customers that haven’t tried the brand before but may do so now to support the company.