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A Plea to My Fellow Conservatives: Forget about Chick-fil-A
Principles & Policy ^ | August 2nd, 2012

Posted on 08/02/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT by Sark

You never know what will be the next big news story. Who would’ve guessed that the fast food chain “Chick-fil-A” would dominate the political airwaves just a few months before November? It certainly caught me by surprise, at least. Today, I want to look into the Chick-fil-A controversy, the conservative backlash, and to conclude with an honest plea to my fellow conservatives to move on, already.

What’s the controversy? Early last month, an interview conducted by the Biblical Recorder with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy surfaced in which Cathy reiterated the company’s support for traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Anyone knowledgeable about the famous chain’s Christian views shouldn’t have been too surprised by the interview, but it still created a small backlash amongst liberals and LGBT activists who called for a boycott of the company’s restaurants. The story didn’t receive a great deal of attention from conservatives, and normally this would be when the attention and controversy began to fade.

Then, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino waded into the controversy and publicly proclaimed that Chick-fil-A wasn’t “welcome” in his city. This got conservatives interested, and soon Twitter and conservative blogs were afire with declarations of support for Chick-fil-A and denunciations of Mayor Menino as a “fascist.” This online firestorm culminated in former Governor Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which the restaurant chain just announced produced record-breaking sales (and more than a little bit of gloating amongst conservatives).

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1 posted on 08/02/2012 1:42:14 PM PDT by Sark
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To: Sark
Sometime, a person has to remind the busybodies whose advice was neither solicited or wanted.... I'll do as I damn well please.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/02/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sark

“In the case of the Chick-fil-A controversy, I believe that conservatives are contributing to the problem. While we delight in mocking Mayor Menino and celebrating the success of “Chick-fil-A appreciation day,” nobody’s talking about the economy. Nobody is talking about job growth, dismantling the regulatory state, reducing the debt, or repealing ObamaCare. “

Bullpucky.

There’s nothing to talk about.

We are waiting to (crawling over broken glass on our knees if need be) vote and get this anti-american idiot out of office.

Nothing else needs to be said.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 1:48:30 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Sark

Disagree.

We should support this business and other businesses that don’t follow the PC anti-American anti-Christian agenda.

Vote with your dollars EVERY DAY.

This is an effort to chill speech for ALL Americans and to make the new ‘middle ground’ to the far left.

Basically the MSM and libtards are trying to make anyone for traditional family an ‘extremist’ or ‘intolerant’ or ‘guilty of hate speech.’

Businesses first. Churches later when they go after the tax exempt status of any church not willing to perform ‘gay marriages.’

American is all about money, they say. So let businesses see being pro-family and Christian is smart business.

Push the issue back to where it was. The whole ‘let us do our thing in peace’ was a lie from the start. They won’t be happy until the American family is destroyed. Indoctrinating children, NAMBLA, etc. is their next step.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Sark

How can an outfit with the word “Principles” in it tell people to forget about Chick-Fil-A?

I think we should have a “Principled” stand against mayoral rule by fiat, just bcause they don’t like a CEO’s religious views...kinda why the pilgrims came here in the first place. There’s nowhere else to run to now.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Sark
A Plea to My Fellow Conservatives: Forget about Chick-fil-A

An Answer from a Movement Conservative: NO.

6 posted on 08/02/2012 1:50:43 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Sark

No way, I haven’t had so much fun since Dan Rather got busted.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Right, because this idiot author can’t walk and chew gum at the same time he assume “we” can’t either.

Sounds like he’s catching liberalism...needs to see a doctor.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Everyone knows the economy is tanking because of ObamaNomics.

Cities coming out and trying to silence Christians with threats against their businesses for stating what a vast majority of Americans belief, including Obama until he ‘evolved’, is a major issue.

This is culture war ground zero and we all need to vote with our dollars every day. Support Christian businesses and fight the pandering to sodomites.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Sark
"Who would’ve guessed that the fast food chain “Chick-fil-A” would dominate the political airwaves just a few months before November?"

Just anyone who has been paying attention . . . that's all.

10 posted on 08/02/2012 1:52:03 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Sark

There’s a bit more to remember here. Chicago and Boston thug Obama-in-the-Bag dim operative mayors jumped in a bit too quick, it was obviously co-ordinated. Obama “evolved” safely, 3 months ago, just so that this sort of controversy could emerge to embarass the Christian Right, and in time for the election too.

Gay marriage had become the tacit litmus test for bigotry in the Republican Party. Just like we woke up one day and discovered that an aging white “bigoted” buffoon named Archie Bunker defined who we were as conservatives and Republicans. “Archie Bunker For President” buttons could be had for a penny in gum ball machines.

So they tried to define us again, and failed. The left consists of anti-Christian Anti-Christs. We should remember that, Sark.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: Sark; humblegunner
Welcome to FreeRepublic.

/johnny

12 posted on 08/02/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sark
Just what we need, advice from a wet-behind-the-ears 21 year old.

Come back sonny, when you've been out of school a few years.

13 posted on 08/02/2012 1:55:54 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Sark
Grade C-

This is an insufficient and unconvincing argument. Why, it's only three paragraphs!

14 posted on 08/02/2012 1:55:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Nobody is talking about job growth, dismantling the regulatory state, reducing the debt, or repealing ObamaCare. “

That is our elected representatives jobs and they have decided they don’t want to deal with it. Not much we can do about that but vote....and I am not sure that will work.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Sark

Because Christians need to learn the lesson that when dealing with Alinskyites you need to turn their crap back around on them and shove it straight up their noses.

Christianity teaches us to turn the other cheek. But that just does not work with this crowd. (their leader, after all, dedicated his book to Satan)


16 posted on 08/02/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sark

this your blog? Not clicking any links.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 1:56:56 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Here is the point that you’re missing:

For years, liberals have screamed down and drowned out the conservative voice. We’ve been called ‘racists’, ‘haters’ and much worse. People feel very alone in their thoughts ad beliefs. We thought we were outnumbered.

These quiet stand-ins are powerful. People are realizing that we’ve been the ‘silent majority’ and we’re gaining confidence. I’m starting to see videos defending men’s rights, read my friend’s FB posts espousing their conservationism, and on and on since this has started.

The shame is lifting. The feelings of isolation are lifting. People are discovering their neighbors and coworkers in those lines. Delightful!

The man who harassed the young lady at the CFA window has been shouted down. Gay people are begging the crowd not to associate him with their group... and all he did was behave EXACTLY like every one of these radicals have behaved for years. But we’re not tolerating it.

This is the beginning of the backlash that’s been brewing for three years. This is the breaking point.

It’s time for the push-back.

So let us stand. Let us quietly sit and eat our damn sandwich as we please.

Because, trust me - this issue is symbolic of a MUCH bigger picture.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 1:57:33 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: lacrew

“How can an outfit with the word “Principles” in it tell people to forget about Chick-Fil-A?”

I think we should send them to the principal’s office! :)

Would it be ok with these people, if we spent one day enjoying the encouraging feeling we received from the spontaneous gathering of our fellow Americans yesterday!
/sarc


19 posted on 08/02/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Sark

Huh? Move on? This pushback is the best darned thing that’s happened in eons. I stood out in line in the hot sun, and heard everybody all excited and animated, talking about the Cruz victory, Huckabee, Palin, and mad at the cultural disintegration of the country. It was a major spontaneous event, unlike anything since the tea-parties two years ago.

Yet we’re supposed to drop all this? And basically just pay attention to Romney? It’s like saying we should be good little sheep, and follow our GOP-e elders. Good grief, I certainly wouldn’t stay in line in the hot Texas sun for forty minutes to see Romney. To stand up for free speech and Christian values? You damn well bet I would!


20 posted on 08/02/2012 2:01:55 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Sark

“We’re just engaging in the latest distraction because it’s entertaining and an easy win.”

This was not an easy win. We worked for it. We earned every bit of it.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 2:02:05 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Sark
(Excerpt)

Why?

22 posted on 08/02/2012 2:02:55 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Sark
Welcome to FR.

You can post the entire article here without worrying about excerpting if it's your blog.

5.56mm

23 posted on 08/02/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Sark

“In the case of the Chick-fil-A controversy, I believe that conservatives are contributing to the problem. While we delight in mocking Mayor Menino and celebrating the success of “Chick-fil-A appreciation day,” nobody’s talking about the economy. Nobody is talking about job growth, dismantling the regulatory state, reducing the debt, or repealing ObamaCare.“

That’ll either be settled on Nov 6th, or it won’t. Meanwhile, there are “other things” which require immediate attention. CFA is but one of them.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 2:06:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
“In the case of the Chick-fil-A controversy, I believe that conservatives are contributing to the problem. While we delight in mocking Mayor Menino and celebrating the success of “Chick-fil-A appreciation day,” nobody’s talking about the economy.

Sometimes it's just good to take a break and spend a few days smashing Lefties over the head with a sledgehammer.

25 posted on 08/02/2012 2:06:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Sark
This article could not be more dead wrong.

This has NOTHING to do with gay marriage and everything to do with the radical left forcing us to conform to their dreams of totalitarian rule.

F them!

This was a show of force and we need to do more of it.

26 posted on 08/02/2012 2:09:39 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Sark
A Plea to My Fellow Conservatives: Forget about Chick-fil-A

Thanks. We can walk and chew gum. We're fine.

Are you embarrassed by all these snake-handling holy rollers buying chicken?

The obamists had their say; now we're having ours.

27 posted on 08/02/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sark
So, Mr. 6-28-2012 Sign-Up Date, you simply want to bend over and take it from the liberal LGBT thugs?
28 posted on 08/02/2012 2:14:45 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: greene66
Huh? Move on? This pushback is the best darned thing that’s happened in eons. I stood out in line in the hot sun, and heard everybody all excited and animated, talking about the Cruz victory, Huckabee, Palin, and mad at the cultural disintegration of the country. It was a major spontaneous event, unlike anything since the tea-parties two years ago.

Real people talking to each other, and getting excited about things like Cruz, Palin, whatever -- that IS the Tea Party. That's what creates life for the Tea Party.

29 posted on 08/02/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Sark

This story is about more than Chick-Fil-A or gay marriage.

Self-righteous Democrats would rather play to the gay bleachers than allow a growing company to invest and create jobs in their community — all because they disagree not with the practices of the company (which seems happy to serve gays), but the personal religious opinions of the company’s president. Most of the public can distinguish between bigotry and Thought Police. I suspect the original “outrage” was all ginned up Journolist-style, to create a wedge issue, much as the fake “Sandra Fluke/War on Women.” It matters that this is another epic, self-inflicted failure; why let them have a pass?. Those huge lines at Chick-Fil-A are a proxy for what voters want to do on November 6.


30 posted on 08/02/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: humblegunner

I don’t like to post the full blogs on FR for several reasons. One, I haven’t been able to figure out how to replicate the formatting/hyperlinks. Two, they’re usually pretty long, and I think it’s better just to show the first few paragraphs. That lets anyone who’s interested read enough to decide whether or not it’s worth continuing on with. Three, since there aren’t any ads or anything like that on the blog, I’m not gaining anything out of the added traffic. I just want people interested enough to read the full article to read it in the original formatting.

As for the (obviously angry) feedback I’m getting here, I totally understand. Yesterday was a big, exciting day and worth celebrating for many conservatives. I’m just saying that there’s not much time until the elections, and that we need to focus on getting out the vote if we want to keep the House and take the Senate.

Chick-fil-A is obviously doing better than ever, we’ve won the argument, and we shouldn’t dwell on it while there are other battles still left to fight. That’s all. I’m not sure why that argument merits so many personal attacks on my character. I understand if you disagree, but let’s at least be civil about it.


31 posted on 08/02/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by Sark
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To: Sark
Written by 21 yr old Hillsdale College student, who though he does "believe in traditional marriage, doesn't believe governments should be in the business of issuing marriage licenses."

Enough said to remind me why I don't go looking to 21 yr olds, even ones from Hillsdale, for advice on my conservative or political beliefs!

32 posted on 08/02/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: precisionshootist; Sark
This article could not be more dead wrong.

It's NOT an article, it's a blog post and I don't know
if it's wrong or not because the scummy pimp-assed puke
only posted an excerpt in hopes of getting some blog hits.

Maybe this "precision shootist" has something to say, maybe not.

I DAMNED sure am not going to click his gay-assed traffic-stealing Obama-loving AIDS-infected blog.

33 posted on 08/02/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Sark
I haven’t been able to figure out how to replicate the formatting/hyperlinks

I'm just a cook. I can do that.

Which are you admitting? That you are clueless? Or lazy? Or perhaps trying to drive traffic away from FR?

BTW, I'm being civil when I tell someone that offers unsolicited and bad advice to kiss my @$$. You don't want to see un-civil.

/johnny

34 posted on 08/02/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: zerosix
Just to finish my thought, the writer wasn't even born when Bill Clinton was running for office in '92, so......he's been subjected to the "move on," "just let it go," "it's old news," shut up and pay your taxes," for what 4 years most?

And I should just let this golden opportunity to tell the Lib media, academia, Hollywierd to STFU, not likely in this lifetime.<\b>

35 posted on 08/02/2012 2:30:43 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Sark

You posted this drivel of an excerpted blog, and did not respond.

I thought then you were zot-worthy.

Now you reply with a “lets move on” style of answer. And I’m quite sure of my first instincts.

IBTZ.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 2:31:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sark

Sark,

1. You’re going to find that MANY FReepers are not very tolerant of “blog pimpers” cluttering up freerepublic. Looking at your posting history that’s primarily what you’ve been doing here. And I am pretty much in that “not likin’ blog pimps” camp myself.

2. And you’re not going to get very far as a political strategist if your current “time to move on, folks” little essay is an example of your judgement. You’re demonstrating lack of understanding as well as your lack of judgement.

House


37 posted on 08/02/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sark
I don’t like to post the full blogs on FR for several reasons.

I understand, given your long tenure.

Sark
Since Jun 28, 2012

I haven’t been able to figure out how to replicate the formatting/hyperlinks

Of course your personal failing should grant you blog hits.
How else would it be just? How else would it be fair?

I think it’s better just to show the first few paragraphs

Praise God for your judgement. Especially since it provides you with blog hits.

I’m not gaining anything out of the added traffic

Yes. You donate those blog hits to charity.

I’m not sure why that argument merits so many personal attacks on my character

Because you are redirecting traffic to your blog.

I understand if you disagree, but let’s at least be civil about it.

Stop stealing Free Republic's traffic and we shall see.

38 posted on 08/02/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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Comment #39 Removed by Moderator

To: Sark

Stuff your opinion up your butt.


40 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:04 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: humblegunner; Admin Moderator
I haven’t been able to figure out how to replicate the formatting/hyperlinks

This one reminds me of one a few weeks ago that said the same thing in the same way.

It may be a retread.

Amazing that so many of the liberals don't realize that their writing style outs them every time.

/johnny

41 posted on 08/02/2012 2:39:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sark
Chick-fil-A is obviously doing better than ever, we’ve won the argument, and we shouldn’t dwell on it while there are other battles still left to fight. That’s all. I’m not sure why that argument merits so many personal attacks on my character.

Chick-fil-a didn't start this argument. They were threatened by the government for a fairly bland comment favoring something 99% of Americans favor which is marriage.

Suddenly they are in the government's cross-hairs, and just as suddenly their neighbors have turned out to support them all over America.

Some day you may take a stand that puts you in the government's cross-hairs and when you do, I promise it will lift your spirits when your neighbors turn up in your defense.

We didn't say or do anything uncivil against anyone; we just showed up and bought a chicken sandwich. Its the other side that is squealing like scalded cats.

If you don't like bullies, go and enjoy a chicken sandwich. Don't worry about anyone being distracted from "important stuff". Being bullied by your government is pretty important and you were going to eat lunch anyway. While you're waiting in line, you'll meet some nice people who are already planning what they are going to do next November.

42 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:24 PM PDT by marron
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To: humblegunner

Good lord, there isn’t a single ad on the blog. There aren’t any affiliate links. I’m not advertising anything. There’s literally zero revenue in this blog, and I’m happy about that, I just want it to be an opinion blog. So, “blog hits” are literally just a meaningless number. If you’re honest-to-God offended about a meaningless hits counter on the blog, than here’s the whole post, and I apologize for wanting people to read it in the original formatting. If anyone can tell me how to edit the original post, I’ll edit it.

You never know what will be the next big news story. Who would’ve guessed that the fast food chain “Chick-fil-A” would dominate the political airwaves just a few months before November? It certainly caught me by surprise, at least. Today, I want to look into the Chick-fil-A controversy, the conservative backlash, and to conclude with an honest plea to my fellow conservatives to move on, already.

What’s the controversy? Early last month, an interview conducted by the Biblical Recorder with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy surfaced in which Cathy reiterated the company’s support for traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Anyone knowledgeable about the famous chain’s Christian views shouldn’t have been too surprised by the interview, but it still created a small backlash amongst liberals and LGBT activists who called for a boycott of the company’s restaurants. The story didn’t receive a great deal of attention from conservatives, and normally this would be when the attention and controversy began to fade.

Then, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino waded into the controversy and publicly proclaimed that Chick-fil-A wasn’t “welcome” in his city. This got conservatives interested, and soon Twitter and conservative blogs were afire with declarations of support for Chick-fil-A and denunciations of Mayor Menino as a “fascist.” This online firestorm culminated in former Governor Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which the restaurant chain just announced produced record-breaking sales (and more than a little bit of gloating amongst conservatives).

I get it. I really, honestly do. Mayor Menino’s comments were silly and ridiculous in the most overbearing, big-government way. When taken to its logical conclusion, an elected official unilaterally banning a business from operating in a certain area because he disagrees with the views of the business’s management on religion and public policy is bizarre and antithetical to a free society.

In addition to that, I understand why people love Chick-fil-A and want to defend it. On one level, it’s a great restaurant chain that offers quality food and wonderful customer service. I’ve only eaten there once myself (at the behest of a Southern coworker who did his best to educate me in the Southern ways of food and dress), but it was a very enjoyable dining experience. If my home state of Michigan actually had Chick-fil-A restaurants, I’m sure that I would eat there often.

More to the point, many socially conservative Christians feel that their religion and beliefs are under attack in an increasingly secular America. Regardless of the truth of that claim, it’s completely understandable for those social conservatives to rally around a prominent Christian who they perceive to be persecuted. There’s nothing shocking or surprising about that.

Still, it’s time for us to let this story go. Many of us have argued that President Barack Obama has run a “distractions campaign” in order to shift media attention away from the stagnant economy and persistently high unemployment numbers. Realistically, if you ask me, he’s done a good job with that tactic.

While the polling suggests that he and Mitt Romney remain virtually tied on the national level, the president has kept a solid lead in several key swing states. While the race remains centered on these distractions, the polling numbers will remain in stasis, and Romney will ultimately lose because of it if nothing changes.

In the case of the Chick-fil-A controversy, I believe that conservatives are contributing to the problem. While we delight in mocking Mayor Menino and celebrating the success of “Chick-fil-A appreciation day,” nobody’s talking about the economy. Nobody is talking about job growth, dismantling the regulatory state, reducing the debt, or repealing ObamaCare. Nobody’s talking about principle or policy. We’re just engaging in the latest distraction because it’s entertaining and an easy win.

There are only ninety-six days left until the election. Every day spent on this story detracts from the hundreds of important races all across the country, from your local officials all the way to the White House. We can’t afford to keep talking about this while we’re so close to November. Christians and social conservatives made their point yesterday. All of us conservatives have had a few good laughs at Mayor Menino’s expense. We’ve had our fun, and it’s time to move on.

Full disclosure: While I do believe that the traditional family is important and a cornerstone of society, I don’t believe that government should be issuing marriage licenses in the first place. Therefore, I advocate marriage privatization.


43 posted on 08/02/2012 2:45:43 PM PDT by Sark
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To: JRandomFreeper
This one reminds me of one a few weeks ago that said the same thing in the same way.

Pretty much.

44 posted on 08/02/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Sark

Whatever application you use for your blog, it should have an underlying html code. You need to switch to view the html code, then copy the code and paste it in your reply. It should then be formatted properly.


45 posted on 08/02/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Sark

I don’t recall seeing personal attacks on your character. Don’t let the “attacks” get you down. You always have to wear a flame-retardant suit if you post something, especially personal, on FR. Freepers are very passionate about their conservative beliefs. In the end, if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.


46 posted on 08/02/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Sark
I apologize for wanting people to read it in the original formatting.

If you would like, this cook can get it posted in your format in about 2 minutes.

Old cooks can do lots of things that college students can't.

/johnny

47 posted on 08/02/2012 2:55:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sark
“We’ve had our fun, and it’s time to move on.”

Then put your shoes on, shut the machine down, get off your backside and “move on”.

People are talking about this restaurant and reactions to comments made about marriage because several important principles are involved however poorly articulated at times.

By the little bone tossed at the end of this supercilious blog it's clear the author has no understanding of what the real controversy over “gay” marriage is all about’

48 posted on 08/02/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: DallasDeb
if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

I always thought it was "If you can't take the heat, inventory the walk-in reefer."

/johnny

49 posted on 08/02/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sark
With respect, I don't think you could be more mistaken. This is flash-point politics, a seed crystal in a supercooled solution that makes the whole thing solidify.

Why this incident is significant is that it constitutes a large-scale, non-violent, massive repudiation of a direct threat to the First Amendment and a stunning slap in the face to Political Correctness. It is, as well, a warning to certain unbelievably arrogant holders of high office that their time there is very much dependent on the consent of the governed whom they despise. I do not think it much of an exaggeration to state that if not this, then blood.

We've had enough. This has been at the "you can't say that" stage for far too long, and patience is at an end. This is a matter of absolutely fundamental political principle. It is not a distraction.

Welcome to FR.

50 posted on 08/02/2012 2:58:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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