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Romney: Chick-fil-a controversy not part of my campaign
Youtube ^ | August 3, 2012 | charliespiering

Posted on 08/04/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; chickfila; davidcornisobjective; rinoromney; romney; romneymarriage; romneyvsamerica; weakasmitt
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Note that he also does not want anything to do with questions about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of this government.

Wake up, conservatives.


1 posted on 08/04/2012 8:18:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

GOP , in picking Romney as the candidate for 2012, could hardly have done worse.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: EternalVigilance

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are not part of his campaign?!


3 posted on 08/04/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: EternalVigilance

Smart move...no need to get caught up in this distraction.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: EternalVigilance

Chick-fil-a controversy smells of the Democratic Party ,ie those three Dem Mayors tried to get things going


5 posted on 08/04/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Moorings

No. He sold his soul to the homosexuals years ago. That’s much more important than the unalienable rights of the normal folks.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 8:24:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: evad

Some folks are so “smart” they’re dumb.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 8:26:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

He needs to fire his campaign advisors and start over. His campaign advisors suck and are too timid. The people want someone with balls and Mitt better grow some quickly. =.=


8 posted on 08/04/2012 8:28:22 AM PDT by cranked
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To: EternalVigilance

It’s a trap. And he stayed clear of it.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 8:29:13 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: evad

Distraction? Marriage is at the heart and soul of a healthy and prosperous country. Look at any inner city areas. When the institution of marriage collapses so does the economy, while crime and dependency on big government go up.

If our “conservative” leaders dismiss the issue of marriage as a mere distraction, and show the white flag on the culture wars, the militant homosexuals and feminists will roll right over us. They will destroy civilization as we know it.

Distraction?


10 posted on 08/04/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by heye2monn
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Two previous threads on the subject if anyone is interested in the comments thereon.

175 replies
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2914357/posts

45 replies
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2914496/posts


11 posted on 08/04/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by deport
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To: evad

So, do you think the question of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our government is a “distraction”?


12 posted on 08/04/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: scottjewell

What does Mitt Romney’s campaign have to do with Chick-Fill-A’s campaign????

The RATs have obviously stepped in it. Why get in their way?

You have to think smart here. The Mitt Romney campaign’s objective is not to be engaged in a ‘religious JIHAD’. Let others do that, it makes better political sense.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 8:30:46 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: scottjewell

Yes, they could have done worse. I’m trying to think, Arnold Schwarzenegger maybe. Bob Dole could have made a comeback. John McCain. Roseanne Barr? The list is long. :-)


14 posted on 08/04/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: miliantnutcase
It’s a trap. And he stayed clear of it.

Romney Republicans are already trapped by their own fear.

"The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe."

-- Proverbs 29:25


15 posted on 08/04/2012 8:33:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Exactly, EV, Mitt is pro-gay agenda, and that’s why he’s keeping quiet.

(Aside: is it just me, or does he mince-step when he walks?)


16 posted on 08/04/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: LibFreeUSA
The Mitt Romney campaign’s objective is not to be engaged in a ‘religious JIHAD’.

If you support real marriage and oppose Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our government you're engaged in a "religious jihad"?

How interesting.

Are you on Romney's staff?

17 posted on 08/04/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I see your point, well taken.

But I also see Pat Buchanan’s point made on Townhall. Guess I believe the fiscal, social and foreign policy issues are all intertwined:

“If the Republican Party has not gone wobbly in the culture war, it will take up the challenge of that Democratic platform and make homosexual marriage the social issue of the fall election.

The GOP might just drive a wedge through the Democratic coalition and send Obama down to defeat. But if the Tampa Republicans are unwilling to fight the culture war, culture warriors should look to themselves.”

http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2012/08/03/on_the_chickfila_front_of_the_culture_war/page/full/


18 posted on 08/04/2012 8:37:39 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: xzins
It couldn't be clearer.

He won't fight the homosexuals, and he won't fight the Islamists. No way.

19 posted on 08/04/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

He clearly doesn’t want my vote. And I won’t force it on him.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 8:38:44 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: cranked

Not a chance. The staff is a reflection of the candidate. Especially at this late hour.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 8:40:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Support and defence of freedom of speech and freedom of religious beliefs is now a “religious jihad”? I missed that, when did that definition come about?


22 posted on 08/04/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: evad
Agreed. It's a trap that Romney is wise to avoid. The Obama campaign is drooling for Romney to speak out in favor of Chick-Fil-A or show up in one of their restaurants. They will then run campaign ads of Romney at the Chick-Fil-A with a solemn voice in the background intoning how Romney supported homosexual marriage when he was running for office in Massachusetts. This will make Romney look like a fool and a hypocrite. Why give the Obama campaign any ammo on Romney when they are doing a fine job self-destructing? Let the people who showed up at Chick-Fil-A this past week speak for what is going to happen this November to Obama and his ilk.

Sure, Romney can say he is supporting free speech and not necessarily the opinion of the owner but we all know that the media will not give him a fair shake and they will pound him on his prior support of homosexual marriage and his attempt to make political hay of the Chick-Fil-A situation.

Romney needs to focus on economic issues and keep the economy the centerpiece of his campaign. Getting caught up in this distraction will hurt Romney and can only help Obama, if only that it gets the bad economic news off the front pages.

I think Romney is very exposed on the homosexual marriage issue because he apparently supported it in the past. He should stay away from this issue. If we focus on electing Tea Party people to our legislatures (like Cruz and West), we need not worry about homosexual marriage gaining a foothold in this country. Let's focus on killing this legislatively by electing conservative Tea Party people and lets have Romney focus on removing this stain that currently occupies our White House. Romney may not be our guy but we can't afford to have him stumble and allow Obama to win another term. The stakes are just too high.

23 posted on 08/04/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: LearsFool

http://www.tomhoefling.com/


24 posted on 08/04/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: SamAdams76

Naive and short-sighted, at best.

And what about principle, eh? Does that ever figure into your calculations?


25 posted on 08/04/2012 8:45:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Would Dwight Eisenhower or Reagan felt the need to take a stand on a restaurant controversy?
No.
Politics are trivialized to the point where some think the leader of the freaking free world should be involved?
Really?
People need to grow up a bit in my opinion. Flame away....
26 posted on 08/04/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SamAdams76

Romney to speak out in favor of Chick-Fil-A or show up in one of their restaurants.

Romney would never do that since he believes that Chick-Fil-A is wrong. You are so wrong on so many levels. First of all had Romney gone to CFA on Wednesday like the patriots did, he would have FINALLY prove he is not a liberal fraud. Of course, he now proves that he sucks more than ever imagined. You do know that Friday was a failure and you are sucking Romney’s toes again saying he was right. Your a delusional human being. I feel so sorry for your love fest on Romney. Can’t you have a bit of principles AT ALL???????


27 posted on 08/04/2012 8:47:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: EternalVigilance
This is NO surprise.... So called conservatives yackers for $$$$$$ have no problem in joining the bowels of perversion... I have tossed my Ann Coulter books and stopped tuning in to listen to Rush.... Why? Because they worship at the feet of the Wall Street Bull and ignore the very things that has given US the wings of blessings and protection.

The rot is wide and deep.... I am reminded of that parable of the ‘rich’ man every time I hear the unwise, high-minded, moderate GOP establishment attempt to get out the vote.

28 posted on 08/04/2012 8:48:12 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Just mythoughts

Yep.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 8:49:57 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Romney - chosen because He LOST TO McCAIN - check

Romney - invented Obamacare - check

Romney - imposed Gay Marriage - check

Romney - tax imposer (”fees” so its ok) - check

Romney - brutual anticonservative - check

Romney - supports Global Warming, Sharia, TARP - check

Romney - makes ineligibility moot - check


30 posted on 08/04/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EternalVigilance

You are using a straw man approach. That fact that Romney has decided (wisely) not to step into this bear trap does not infer any lack of principles. Defeating Obama is priority number one. If we allow Obama to win, all the momentum we have been building in the Tea Party these past few years will be lost. I say defeat Obama, continue electing people like Ted Cruz at the lower levels of government, and keep Romney’s feet to the fire until we (the conservative Tea Party) can get it together and get a real conservative nominated in a future election cycle.


31 posted on 08/04/2012 8:52:31 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EternalVigilance
Reading this thread has been enlightening. Apparently freedom of speech and freedom of religious beliefs are now "sticky" issues that "our" candidate needs to steer clear of.

Amazing how "conservatives" are twisting themselves into pretzels to cover for Mitt. If he wins, these "conservatives" are going to have some serious back pain if they have to do these pretzel positions for the next 4 - 8 years.

32 posted on 08/04/2012 8:52:41 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Politics are trivialized to the point where some think the leader of the freaking free world should be involved?

Your mistake is in thinking that these matters are trivial.

They're not. They're fundamental.

It's the Obama/Romney regular talking points that are in fact trivial.

With the collusion of the media, they're fixing to try and make this a Seinfeld election. In other words, "about nothing."

33 posted on 08/04/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: SamAdams76

WRONG, RomneyBOT.

Mr. ROmneyCARE is a ... coward.

He goes after women. He hides behind puppets.
He NEVER goes for a conservative principle.

NEVER.

This was a line in the sand.

Mr. RomneyCARE chose to be a cowardly liberal.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 8:54:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SamAdams76

Those who worry have a point. We know that the Bushes were never on our side in the culture wars. Even after he publicly became pro-life. George HW sent Barbara out to reassure his elitist friends that the family was still pro-choice. Even as he did the minimum in favor of pro-life, W. sent HIS wife and kids out to tell us that, again, the family was “respectable” on the cultural issues. I am beginning to wonder if the republicans will have any speaker at the convention who openly supports DOMA, at least in prime time.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 8:54:22 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SamAdams76

Those who worry have a point. We know that the Bushes were never on our side in the culture wars. Even after he publicly became pro-life. George HW sent Barbara out to reassure his elitist friends that the family was still pro-choice. Even as he did the minimum in favor of pro-life, W. sent HIS wife and kids out to tell us that, again, the family was “respectable” on the cultural issues. I am beginning to wonder if the republicans will have any speaker at the convention who openly supports DOMA, at least in prime time.


36 posted on 08/04/2012 8:54:29 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: EternalVigilance

He’s an admitted Progressive. WHAT MORE CAN YOU EXPECT?


37 posted on 08/04/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EternalVigilance
He is not a conservative and that is why I cannot support him. He won't take a position against so-called "same-sex marriage," one of the crucial questions facing American society today. Similarly, he will not take a position on the infiltration of our government by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a crucial matter affecting our National Security. He's content to toe the PC line and stands for nothing that we Conservatives hold dear.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

38 posted on 08/04/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: evad
Smart move...no need to get caught up in this distraction.

Exactly! This whole civil rights = homosexual marriage message is being used by the rats to rally young voters to a cause and get them out of their parents basements long enough to vote.

39 posted on 08/04/2012 8:56:23 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: EternalVigilance

Has the LSM asked Obama about it?

Just my Opine,but why get involved when Obama has not. The LSM would castigate Romney no matter what he said while portraying Barry as above the fray.


40 posted on 08/04/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Once I was young, now I am old and the in between went way too fast)
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To: Moorings

Absolutely.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance
I want to hear what they think about a nuclear armed Iran. I want to hear what they think about the fact that over 50% of Americans get a check from the government. I want to hear what they will do to rein in and dismantle the EPA, who is essentilially dismantling whole industries without elected representative input.

We can handle Chik Fil A on our own. We don't need the leader of the free world; the one who will meet face to face with Putin; getting involved.

42 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:33 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Sea Parrot

BINGO.

Well said!


43 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:55 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: SamAdams76

44 posted on 08/04/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator
I would have loved to have seen Romney pull his limo and secret service entourage up to the Chick-Fil-A this past week and order up a fried chicken sandwich while cameras clicked away. Would have been a great photo-op - if not for the fact that Romney is so exposed on this issue.

Sarah Palin would have pulled this photo-op off effortlessly with much credibility. However, she's not the presumptive nominee. She didn't even run. So we are stuck with Romney and on this particular issue, Romney is wise to steer clear because as soon as he steps into it, the Obama campaign and the yakking heads in the media will have a field day.

We nominated Romney and we are stuck with him, warts and all. Maybe we do better next time.

45 posted on 08/04/2012 8:59:28 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Sea Parrot
Just my Opine,but why get involved when Obama has not.

It's called "leadership," and "doing the right thing."

Foreign concepts in the new Romney Republican Party, I know. But there it is.

46 posted on 08/04/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: SamAdams76
I think Romney is very exposed on the homosexual marriage issue because he apparently supported it in the past.

Romney, speaking with Chris Matthews on Hardball:

"In our case, we have to pass a constitutional amendment. And my legislature is in, some respects, liberal. It has a conservative wing as well. But the liberal wing is fighting very hard for same-sex marriage or its legal equivalent, civil union. And so, as this has gone before the legislature in the past, they've said that the people ought to decide. I agree with them. Let's let the people decide.

So, we will have a constitutional convention this year. Hopefully, the decision of our legislature will be to let the people decide. And, specifically, I hope that people will be able to decide that neither civil union, nor same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts".

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9086489/ns/msnbc-hardball_with_chris_matthews/t/romney-plays-hardball-gay-marriage/

47 posted on 08/04/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SamAdams76

We nominated Romney and we are stuck with him, warts and all. Maybe we do better next time.

What is this we business. I had ZERO to do with this tragedy. I was going to vote for him just because, but he has seriously pissed me off with his love gay marriage. He does not deserve our vote. What has he done to piss of the liberals? Nothing. He is a repulsive individual who won’t even fight for his own marriage.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 9:05:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: Diogenesis

Romney - chosen because He LOST TO McCAIN - check
Romney - invented Obamacare - check
Romney - imposed Gay Marriage - check
Romney - tax imposer (”fees” so its ok) - check
Romney - brutual anticonservative - check
Romney - supports Global Warming, Sharia, TARP - check
Romney - makes ineligibility moot - check


Your list is so true.

But, I’ll still vote for him rather than have to look at Obama for four more years. We need to get together now and get someone else to run as a TeaParty candidate in four more years. We will have to stay active during Romney’s term.


49 posted on 08/04/2012 9:05:36 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: SamAdams76
Gov. Palin was pushed out by cowardly, liberal, BACKSTABBER Romney who
also "stabbed" every other conservative.

And Mr. RomneyCARE cheated, too.

NOT GONNA VOTE FOR A CHEATER WHO IMPOSED
ROMNEYCARE AND the rest.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 9:07:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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