It looks like the Kroger grocery store chain is getting a little annoyed at all the bad press Moms Demand Action is attempting to throw their way. A gaggle of MDAers were protesting outside a Kroger store in Lansing, Michigan when the store finally had enough of their presence and made a demand of their own: get the hell off of our property. Immediately . . .
From the lansingjournal.com:
Kroger’s stance won’t stop Moms Demand Action’s ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group’s mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning’s protest.
The group was initially asked to leave the parking lot at 921 W. Holmes St., but was then invited inside to speak with store management….
Chris Albi, Kroger’s vice president of merchandising for Michigan, said the company’s Cincinnati headquarters was aware of today’s protest, but isn’t expected to change its policy.
“Our policy is consistent with what it’s been all along, that we follow the state’s regulations and we don’t have a specific policy for Kroger at all,” Albi said.
There are two things to note here.
First, the pathetic turnout that Moms Demand Action generated. Any time a pro-gun group organizes a rally or a meetup, a turnout of only 12 people would be and abject failure. That never happens, though, because gun rights people are much more motivated than are the anti-rights type. And it shows just about every time they try to get a group together.
Second, Moms Demand Action aren’t exactly besties with Kroger. The supermarket chain doesn’t appear to want to make nice with the Moms, and seems instead to be determined to weather the tempest in a teapot that the MDA folks are trying to gin up. If previous campaigns are any indication, MDA will spend all their sugar daddy Bloomberg’s money on an ad buy that will ultimately go nowhere.
It goes to show once again that Moms Demand Action can demand all they want, but they have very little actual support and struggle to accomplish anything at all.