August 16, 2012

Not in my bakery!

Dana Mathewson

The owner of a Virginia mom-and-pop bakery refused to host an event for Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden, because he disagrees with the administration's "you didn't build that" policy.

The owner, Chris McMurray, who just opened the store with his wife in May, could have used the business and attention.

But he declined the offer because he was upset over comments President Barack Obama made in which he told small business owners like McMurray, "you didn’t build that.”

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said 'No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here,” McMurray told reporters. "At that time she said 'Are you sure? There's going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity,’"

McMurray said "very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” was the reason why he declined the invitation, noting that, "speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she's worked a full 24 hours."

The entire article, which includes a video of the local news station's report, can be found here:

If I were in the area, I'd pop over to that bakery posthaste! And I wonder if other businesses will see this and decide to take a similar approach.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 10:52 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1  I would like to shake the hands of the Secret Service agents who went in after Mr. McMurray declined bumbling Joes offer and bought some pastries.

Posted by: Mike W at August 16, 2012 06:58 PM (lfYrf)

2 So would I, Mike. And I'd buy a few pastries myself. I'll bet the McMurray's make good ones.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at August 16, 2012 10:36 PM (MNGyC)

3 Had it been Obama who was refused service and the DOJ would have sued for racial discrimination by a public accomodation. I still wonder if they won't try; Joe Biden is clearly mentally disabled, and they may be able to get the poor baker for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Doesn't Biden remind everyone of Captain Peachfuzz from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show?  Except Peachfuzz was more congenial...

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at August 17, 2012 07:00 AM (CA/5H)

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