In other words, gfy. When does no change constitute big news? When a major corporation delivers a firm riposte to the Politicization Of All Things, even if that delivery didn’t absolutely positively get there overnight. After a number of companies cut ties with National Rifle Association members by eliminating discounts, Memphis-based FedEx announced today that it also opposes the NRA’s policy positions. However, the carrier refuses to change its discount policies, saying they value their customers for more than just their politics. Here’s the statement in its entirety, all two paragraphs of it. NRA members won’t like Paragraph 1:
“FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views. The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping. FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs or positions on issues.” BOOM!
That’s not the only pushback on the NRA-discount front today, either. Georgia lieutenant governor Casey Cagle, running for governor in November, says he’ll block Delta Airlines’ attempts to restore a key tax break as retribution for their cancellation of an NRA discount:
“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.” KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!