Obama Ally Costco Pulls Dinesh D’Souza’s America From Its Shelves


Everyone knows how important it is to tie in movie releases with accompanying books when it comes to making a profit. Our leftist rulers don’t approve of making profits – especially when it is done by their most eloquent detractors. Consequently,

The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed.

The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer. …

The July 1 order required all copies to be removed by July 15.

In a soft tyranny, you don’t ban books outright. You just lean on your crony capitalist collaborators to make them disappear.

Costco isn’t alone in helping the Obama Regime to scuttle D’Souza’s inspiring defense of America:

The Washington Examiner reported June 20 that the book sold 4,915 in the first week and 5,592 in the second week but mysteriously was kept off the New York Times bestseller list, where it would have ranked No. 8 and then No. 11 on the June 29 list.

D’Souza told the Examiner: “It’s their newspaper, and they have a right to rig their list anyway they want, but if they are doing it, people should know.”

He said the New York Times list is important to boosting sales.

“It matters to be on it,” he said.

But not as much as it used to, now that we know the list has been adulterated by leftist politics, like most everything else in our Hopey Changey times.

Costco has also served the regime in more traditional ways:

Costco has given $100,000 to Obama and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC.

Sinegal was the author of an email blast sent out by the Obama campaign in July 2012. Obama also held a fundraiser at Sinegal’s house in Seattle…

Costco must be counting on the socialist crocodile to eat it last. It may even be hoping for an extra dose of punitive regulations for its conservative competitor Walmart.

Concerned individuals may contact Costco President and CEO W. Craig Jelinek by email or by calling (425) 313-8100 and/or Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Richard A. Galanti by email or by calling (425) 313-8100.

Apparently throwing D’Souza in jail in an appallingly unjust example of selective prosecution isn’t enough. His America-affirming message must be kept from the public.

Even if you have seen the movie, you still need to get the book. As noted earlier, they complement each other nicely, emphasizing the emotional and factual side of D’Souza’s argument, respectively.

You also need to avoid shopping at Costco.

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The Community Organizer in chief visits his friends at Costco.

On tips from Mr. Mentalo, JusttheTipHQ, Dragon’s Lair, BEShep33, and Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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