Skip to comments.GOP Should Invite Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to Address Convention
Posted on 08/03/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT by xzins
Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and who better to make the case for traditional values at the Republican National Convention than Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, a man who lives them in his business and personal life and who has paid a heavy price for publicly saying so?
Mr. Cathy learned the hard way what President Obama meant when he said that this election is a choice between two different visions for the country -- and by saying publicly he supports the biblical definition of the family, Cathy put himself at odds with President Obama and his Democratic Party allies on an important part of their vision -- legalizing same-sex marriage.
President Obama has chosen to make this election a fight between those who want to overturn traditional Judeo-Christian culture, by sanctioning same-sex marriage and other policies that erode the traditional family, and those who believe that Judeo-Christian culture and the traditional family are societys most important building blocks and the foundations of American exceptionalism.
Republicans should oblige President Obamas desire to make same-sex marriage a central issue in the November election, and campaign unequivocally as the party of the traditional values Dan Cathy stood for when he said, Guilty as charged when asked about his companys support for the traditional family.
The state-sponsored terrorism by Democratic elected officials against Mr. Cathy and his business began almost as soon as his Guilty as charged remark found its way to the internet.
Democrat elected officials including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, DC Mayor Vincent Gray -- and others -- have threatened to block Chick-fil-A from opening in those cities because the companys President, Mr. Cathy, was unabashed in expressing his Christian faith.
To express your opposition to the persecution of Chick-fil-A and Dan Cathy by these Democratic officials, click (below at post 1) to sign our petition.
This state-sponsored terrorism by Democrats is exactly the kind of religious test for access to political power and commercial success our forefathers fled from when they came to the New World which is why the Framers of the Constitution made it illegal.
It took real courage for Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy -- whose fast food restaurants are already famous for their policy of being closed on Sunday -- to say that his company is in "support of the traditional family."
This is exactly the kind of courageous stand for traditional Judeo-Christian values that the Republican Party and its candidates should make every day and who better than Dan Cathy to come to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in order to show the GOP how do that?
In the wake of the anti-Christian attacks on Dan Cathy, and Chick-fil-A, FOX News commentator Mike Huckabee organized today -- August 1 -- as "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." We plan to enjoy a great Chick-fil-A meal today, but we dont think conservatives can just grab a sandwich and go home this election.
We need someone to step forward at the Republican Convention to say these biblical values are the values we stand for everyday and these are the values upon which we will campaign and govern. If you agree that the Republican Party should run on the kind of values Dan Cathy expressed, then please sign our petition urging Governor Romney and Republican National Committee Chairman Priebus to invite Mr. Cathy to speak at the Republican National Convention.
They won’t. They’ve got a problem because Mitt’s big money man owns wedding chapels that perform gay “marriages”.
Beyond even this though - Note how this Amtrak site provides links to far left editorials and websites. Again, this is a Gov't owned, taxpayer funded railroad.
How brazen it is. Government agencies are no longer even bothering with the pretense of political neutrality. They are openly political, and have declared war on conservatives.
A most excellent idea! They’ll have their usual vile and repugnant worms invited to speak at their convention. Clinton, Warren, Sodom, Gommorah...That’s who represents them the best. I think Dan Cathy is a perfect rep. For 1st amendment purposes especially.
At the very least they should be serving their sandwiches at the convention.
Mittens Romney won’t show up if Dan Cathy does!
Usually these type of ideas sound dumb to me but I really like this one.
This would enthuse conservatives and set the libs heads on fire.
Obama ought to invite Cathy and the mayor of Boston to the White House together for a Pepsi/Coke.
Good idea. yes. (too bad Romney has to be the candidate, though)
Never happen at milt’s convention.
milt won’t go anywhere near an issue like CFA.
I agree. This guy has done more to display the disparity between conservatives and liberals than any RINO in recent history. He should be considered for the VP slot. He certainly has more balls than Romney!
Clever! Just like the Obama beer summit. Wow! Mittens has no courage. This election has been handed to him on a silver platter and I’ll wager he has no clue. Let’s hope his staff can do their job.
” This would enthuse conservatives and set the libs heads on fire. “
I’m 100% with you on this!
I fully agree with this.
I sincerely believe Mr Cathy was just honestly answering a question with actually a very sensible and normal answer that started this entire issue.
His company and the workers have weathered a storm and in many ways benefitted from it all to this point. I don’t think Mr Cathy made his comment as a prelude to entering into a political debate. He should be left alone to run his business and not be used as a prop for the RNC..............
01 Start with some of the hot water our nation is in
02 Toss in some tenderized Dan Cathy
03 Season with a few Pastors
04 Spice it with a few CEOs, some laid off workers, and a parcel of people on welfare
05 Mix in a presentation or two on ethics
06 Top it off with a presentation on our founders, their sacrifices, and our founding documents...
07 Stir it up and bring to a boil
Pour it in a convention hall, and serve it family style.
Nah, but they should have Chick-fil-a cater the lunches.
I agree. If he wanted to be political, he would be political. He's not.
“...and set the libs heads on fire....”
That’s pretty much been my goal every day that I wake up.
I enjoy it...too much, sometimes.
A most excellent idea, sir.
I’ve always preferred Whack-a-Mole.
Different strokes I guess.
Zero is vulnerable on the economy, which he has turned into a shambles and laughingstock; energy, because he’s continued the Clinton legacy of attacking US energy producers of all kinds; diplomacy, examples too numerous to list, generally speaking, he’s destroyed US prestige abroad; and military, because of stuff like what we see at the link, but also the suicidal Rules of Engagement for our fighting men and women, proposed budget cuts, continued occupation of Iraq, various other broken campaign promises (lies); and of course Obamacare and the inextricably linked explosion in the budget deficit.
Let him embrace his inner flaming queen, and let the Pubbies ignore it (for now).
Whoops, “at the link”:
Well said, Mr. Civilizations.
It would, but ultimately I don't think it would help in the long run. I agree with posts #19 and #24. There were people who showed up for Chick-Fil-A appreciation day who didn't agree with Cathy about gay marriage, they just did it to show they believe in freedom of speech. Even some gays ate there on Wednesday for the same reason.
If you have him speak at the national convention, you just give the Dems ammo to convince swing voters sympathetic to Cathy that it's been a GOP conspiracy all along and Cathy is just a sock puppet for the GOP. It now becomes a "Republican restaurant" that welcomes only social conservatives, instead of an open environment and a place where everyone opposed to fascism and censorship can go and be welcomed, regardless of their personal beliefs.
A better choice would be to have Dan Cathy do the catering for the Republican National Convention. He can offer to cater BOTH conventions so it's not "partisan", but of course we know the RATs will refuse and just reinforce the idea that THEIR guys are the ones being intolerant and hate-filled bigots. And the sight of delegates on national TV eating Chick-Fil-A (along with talking heads mentioning the Democrats REFUSED to eat the chicken) would have the same effect of "enthusing conservatives and set the libs heads on fire", without the baggage that would come from the other suggestion.
I think that’s a reasoned opposing opinion, but I see some problems with it. Let me run this by you.
First of all, this is sort of the model for what we do when confronted. We triangulate to the point of our own destruction. “Well, this may offend some people, and it will discredit some people, and someone might think bad of us, and we might not fare so well, and...”
We should be proud of what we stand for. The Lefties are. What’s wrong with our values? Why should we shy away from them?
If Cathy were to stand up there and say this, who could object?
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Good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Dan Cathy. By now it’s safe to say you have probably heard of me. And not all of what you have heard about me was good. Among other things, you’ve probably heard that I hate certain groups of people. You’ve probably been somewhat convinced I want to make life hard for certain people. I’d like to use this opportunity to speak to you, to clarify a few issues.
The first thing I would like to make clear, is that I don’t hate anyone, let alone groups of people. This is a false premise that has been established concerning me, and I think it applies to Conservatives as a whole. Folks, we may not approve of what others do, but that is a product of free will. What isn’t a part of our nature, is to hate people. It isn’t in our makeup to persecute others. It isn’t in our makeup to try to ruin others, or hobble them economically.
What is in our nature, is to respect others we disagree with. What is in our nature, is to defend old standards that have served civilizations well for thousands of years. What is in our nature is to abide by standards of moral character that we have been endowed with by our Creator.
I have never tried to cause injury to individual persons or groups just because I didn’t like their life-style. I wouldn’t do that, and I don’t know anyone else who would. I wouldn’t hang out with people like that. What I would do is hold up my own values system, and ask folks to join me.
Folks, I have a values system. I’m not ashamed of it. I try to live a decent life. Like many other U. S. Citizens who think of themselves as Conservatives, I try to live a decent moral productive life. I do this for selfish reasons, and I also do it because it actually helps other people in life. My success contributes to thousands of other people’s success.
We encourage our employees to be good people. We strive to produce good products that the public can enjoy and benefit from.
For some time now, a certain splinter group in our society has been trying to spread the idea, that somehow old traditional values were outdated and needed to be discarded. Do you agree with that? I do not. What’s more, I am proud of values. I am not shy about them, and I hope you aren’t.
Honesty, friendliness, courtesy, faithfulness, an industrious nature, a productive nature, a self-supporting nature, a charitable nature, and a moral nature was somehow either instilled in my genes, developed in my nature, or both. I can’t help it. It’s who I am, and I am proud of this. I do not want to see these traits abandoned or even diminished.
I am not perfect. I am trying to live each day as best I can. I will fail at times. When I stated that I thought it best if we support the marriage definition respected for thousands of years, it was not a failure. It was an act of standing up for what I believe in. It was not intended to harm others. I’m sorry some folks took it that way. I think they are mistaken.
You, each one of you have a values system. I think it’s safe to say that our values systems are not all identical. I still think that I and others who think as I do have a right to stand up and explain our positions without fear of ostracism or being destroyed as a person, a corporation, or even as a family as a result.
If you were to stand with me on principle, it would warm my heart, but you have to do what is right in your heart. I fully support that. I want you to have the freedom I have exercised myself, but that will never include my support for the bit by bit destruction of what I and millions of other U. S. Citizens recognize to be true and honorable.
I believe in school prayer. I do not want God taken completely out of our daily public lives. I do not want to surrender values that are dear to me and have been for billions of other humans through history.
Thankfully, the Republican party shares enough of my values that I have been asked to come here and address you tonight. It’s my hope you will respect the party for that.
Good night, and may God bless you.
The image of libs running around with their heads on fire/exploding is music to my eyes.
There is truth to what you say and Dan Cathy himself would probably be inclined to decline for that reason.
But I still think Cathy making a positive Speech about owning a business and Christian values and families and loving his employees would be a plus, I would save Allen West for the fire-breathing rallying against the libs.(that would be fun)
Republicans have a serious problem. They have a candidate who motivates few who probably believes in nothing and who appears to be terrified to fight (so far anyway) and is on the defensive as Dems launch personal attack after personal attack against him. Its very demoralizing for us to watch, Republicans need a jump-start.
Dont worry, Republicans don't listen to me anyway :)
Al Sharpton did a segment on Chick-fil_A/Cathy on Friday reporting that Cathy gave money to the Family Research Council, which he called :’ A well known hate organization’ . I will see if I can post it.
Thanks for the link. That was chilling. Those pictures of Mom’s and Dad’s with their kids are terrifying. We still allow that here in America??
And they were holding signs saying eat more chickin. Taste the hate. Brrrrr./s
” Republicans have a serious problem. They have a candidate who motivates few who probably believes in nothing and who appears to be terrified to fight (so far anyway) and is on the defensive as Dems launch personal attack after personal attack against him.”
The one good thing is Obama’s sleazy attacks, are also obvious lies, and if anything, are hurting HIM, not Romney.