Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Quote of the Day

Mr. Forbes insinuates that I am left wing and maybe even a communist, but what he fails to point out is that I have previously advocated encouraging Costco to build in Pullman. This would make a lot more retail sense to me than Wal-Mart. That being said, many people in the community actually stand to the left of me on this issue, opposing any further big box development at all. This illustrates the fact that actually I am in the mainstream not on the radical left, as Mr. Forbes’ so desperately wishes to paint me.
- PARDner Chris Lupke in a comment posted on the Moscow-Pullman Daily News website, 11/29/07

Wrong Chris. Preferring the upper income, blue-state Costco to the lower income, red-state Wal-Mart doesn't make you mainstream, a radical leftist, a communist, or a "hero." It just makes you a garden variety snob and a hypocrite.

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April E. Coggins said...

Since Costco has shown no interest in locating in Pullman, Lupke's preference for Costco and his friend's preference for no big box store, is the same.

Using the government as a central planner for all commercial activity is a hallmark of the communists. Free-market and free-enterprise is the natural enemy of communists.

Mattwi said...

Costco, the $100 store, quite a few of the things Costco sells are made in the same place Walmarts offerings are made.

Another thing I don't like about Costco, they have a no firearms policy, even concealed carry.

Satanic Mechanic said...

Acutually by definition, Chris Lupke is a Marxist in his beliefs. I'll bet $10 that he agrees with all ten of Marx's major points.