“If you voted for Trump, you can not eat here,” now dawns across the Honolulu’s Cafe 8 ½ windows. I understand the outrage that some may feel, or the strong opinions that flare from a restaurant taking this kind of action in order to let us all know where they stand politically (as if anyone asked).
If I were a competing restaurant, I’d take this opportunity to slap a few signs on my windows that said “If you voted for Trump, you’re welcome here,,” or maybe, “We don’t discriminate like Cafe 8 ½.”
Chances are, you’ll boost some revenue (granted if there are any Trump Supporters in that area in the first place, It is Hawaii you know).
It seems that if you voted for Donald Trump, liberal ideals revert back to a pre-Civil War state of mind.
Here’s a snippet of the article found up on Fox News
Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new ‘policy’ barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed.
A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant’s front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.”
No Nazis? Are you a Donald Trump Nazi?
I guess if you voted for Donald Trump, you must by default be a Nazi… Sorry Jewish Trump supporters. You bunch of self loathing Jewish Nazis! I’m sure that there are tons of people whose family had either been killed by Nazi cruelty back in WWII, or died fighting against them at some point in the war.
But who’s got time for sensitivities, there’s a standard that needs to be upheld!
How do you feel, despite whether or not you lost your father or grandfather against Nazis? So What?! It doesn’t matter how their sign makes you filthy Nazis feel! Because you did something that the liberals didn’t like, you voted for someone they didn’t want for president, and it’s your fault that he won. Well…. You and the Russians… And James Comey!!
Therefore, because you didn’t vote for the Communist liberal candidate, who stands for peace, tolerance, equality, love, joy, and inclusion for all, you’re not allowed to eat here!
Sticks and Stones people…
If you voted for Trump and an establishment doesn’t want to serve you in any way, who needs them? Go somewhere else, and make sure to tell as many people as possible, why you’ll no longer even look at the business that’s pitting itself against YOU.
Maybe it will hit them where it hurts in the long run, right in the wallet.
Keeping the United States Free
As despicable as I find the actions of these owners that thought this was a great idea, I also believe that they’ve got every right to do it. Do I appreciate their little sign any? Not at all.
But as a private citizen, I appreciate their right as a private establishment, to post whatever sign they want to post, whether it’s offensive or not. I also support their right to pick and choose who they serve dinner to, even though I wouldn’t be allowed entrance (at least according to their sign).
Do I think it’s a wise move to run the risk of damaging your business because you feel like posting an unnecessary sign? Not at all. But this country upholds the right to allow people to be stupid. Let them drive people away, it only hurts themselves.
Again, were I operating a restaurant close by, somewhere in Honolulu, I’d take a huge lunge toward capitalizing on this somehow! Rake in any disenfranchised.
What are your thoughts?
Whether or not you voted for Trump or Hillary, what are your thoughts about businesses doing these things? Politically charged, polarized restaurants?