There has been a lot of boycotting recently.
Democrats everywhere have been boycotting anything with the “Trump” brand on it.
So when giant retailer, Nordstrom, announced they would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, conservatives, in turn, responded with a boycott of their own.
The feuding has been nonstop.
But these liberal boycotts are not faring well to their advantage.
Despite the “controversial” HB2 bill passed in North Carolina – which has provoked liberals and Democrats everywhere to boycott the entire state – North Carolina is thriving.
And quite possibly, the state is thriving because of this liberal boycott.
The Washington Times reports:
“North Carolina may have lost out on the NCAA championships, the NBA All-Star Game and Bruce Springsteen thanks to its hotly contested transgender bathroom law, but the state’s economy didn’t miss a beat.
Economic indicators released for 2016 show that the boycott has failed to derail North Carolina as a regional and national powerhouse, despite the loss of high-profile performances and sporting events in response to House Bill 2, signed March 23 by then-Gov. Pat McCrory.
Tourism has thrived: Hotel occupancy, room rates and demand for rooms set records in 2016, according to the year-end hotel lodging report issued last week by VisitNC, part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.
Meanwhile, North Carolina ranked fourth in the nation for attracting and expanding businesses with the arrival of 289 major projects, and seventh in projects per capita — the same as in 2015, according to Site Selection magazine, which released its 2016 rankings in the March edition.
North Carolina finished first for drawing corporate facilities in the eight-state South Atlantic region, said Site Selection, which uses figures tracked by the Conway Projects Database.
And in November, both Forbes and Site Selection magazine ranked North Carolina the No. 2 state for business climate.”
Still, the privacy, safety, and security of North Carolina’s public is still vulnerable, and state legislators are working on reducing that significantly in the coming months.
The Washington Times continues:
“The figures released almost exactly a year after the bill’s passage appear to fly in the face of predictions of economic doom made by opponents of HB2.
The Center for American Progress estimated in April that the state would lose more than $567 million in private-sector economic activity through 2018.
North Carolina is showing economic resilience as legislators in 16 other states consider bills to regulate intimate public facilities, including restrooms, showers and locker rooms, on the basis of biological sex, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Dan Forest told Texas lawmakers this month that the economic effect of the boycott in his state was ‘less than one-tenth of 1 percent’ of the state’s annual gross domestic product.
‘Suffice it to say, our economy is doing well,’ said Mr. Forest, a Republican.
‘Don’t be fooled by the media; this issue is not about the economy. This issue is about privacy, safety and security in the most vulnerable places we go.
This is about doing the right thing. And I will never trade the privacy, safety and security of a woman or a child for a basketball ticket, and neither should you.’”
And while Democrats also boycott the “Trump” brand, Donald Trump Jr. commented the brand has never been more popular.
So, the liberal boycotts are failing everywhere – and it looks like they will only continue to fail.