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It’s always nice to see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lend businesses a helping hand.
This summer, Ocasio-Cortez — calling her “AOC” is “disrespectful” but buy her $65 “AOC” shirts now — called for a boycott of Goya Foods after CEO Robert Unanue spoke publicly of his support for President Donald Trump.
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
Ocasio-Cortez — write out the name, always – even sent a follow-up tweet to her ambitious followers with a recipe:
While Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet successfully prompted a #BoycottGoya, it also drove up Goya’s sales. By a lot. Check out this swing and a miss:
“She was actually our Employee of the Month … when she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%,” Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue says. “We never were able to hand it to her, but she got Employee of the Month for bringing attention to GOYA and our adobo. Actually, our sales of adobo did very well after she said, ‘Make your own adobo.’ She’s our hero. She helped boost sales tremendously.”
Recently, Goya doubled its production, constructing an $80 million facility in Texas to meet increased demand.
This is the equivalent of a popular Twitter account quote-tweeting a video that the user hates and inadvertently driving up the view count, making the host more famous and rich.
Movie theaters, the tanking NBA, and all the businesses the Democrats have shut down that are still offering take-out now hope that Ocasio-Cortez will denounce their brands, too.
Get Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “economic justice” sweatshirt now before it’s too late:
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I was part of the 1000%. I never heard of Goya Foods prior to her opening her big mouth. I never even walked down the aisle where the products were sold. Now, I buy $5-$10 a week.
I’m right there with you Craig. On our first trip to the grocery after this occured, we loaded up on Goya products. I had regularly used a couple of their products in the past, but during this trip I just about bought 2 of everything they offer. It’s good stuff!
Exactly. I have purchased Goya food products for quite some time but bought more after AOC called for a boycott. If she is against it, I am all for it.
I’m the same way Craig, now I need to start a business and have AOC try and boycott it.
Shoot always nice when a communist unwillingly promotes capitalism.
AOC’s green new deal is her taking your green for herself.
So good. AOC represents everything that’s wrong with politicians. Can talk about nonsense but would be lousy at most jobs.
Mason, Don’t you worry, the massage parlors will be open soon and you’ll be back to normal again!
This mare should sign a contract with a feed and tack store…
Mason, you seem troubled. It’ll be alright. Goya is great food!
Every time that this horseface opens her mouth, more people vote Republican.
AOC reminds me of a hot, crazy girl I went out with. The action was great but, everyone hated her.