So, this is now happening in the United States of America: Uber drivers are becoming part of the Resistance and literally are refusing to drive Republicans. Six Republican campaign volunteers were kicked out of an Uber on in Raleigh, North Carolina after their driver could tell they were conservative.

Apparently, these people made the grave mistake of talking about politics in front of their driver, when the driver was a leftist lunatic.

The driver dropped them of at a random gas station.  The GOP activists — which included volunteer Mary Russell and Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation Chris Godbey — made the mistake of talking about their political beliefs in the car.  They didn’t realize that Uber didn’t want to drive around Republicans.

That, by the way, is a terrible business model, since half of America is presumably conservative.  Or, judging by the most recent election, a little more than half.

They actually thanked their drive and said, “have a nice night.”  In response, he said, “welcome to the resistance.”

Republican Congressman Mark Meadows heard about this stupidity offered a $100 gift card for Lyft to the people abandoned. “If anyone can get ahold of the contact information for these volunteers, please let me know and I will be glad to personally send each of them a $100 credit for Lyft. They’re doing incredible work!”

Uber says they are looking into the incident.

Who else isn’t holding their breath?

Watch the report below:


Image Credit: By Alexander Torrenegra from Secaucus, NJ (New York Metro), United States [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.