Skip to comments.The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line... except Obama: Controversy as President becomes the
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT by C19fan
Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. 'I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but Im gonna cut' Obama said. Even restaurant owner Aaron Franklin said the move was unheard of. 'That's out thing, no one skips the line...except Obama,' Mr Franklin told the Statesman.
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2 typos in one paragraph! lol ozero the line cutter. What else is new?
Do we know if he ate beef..or pork....that Muslim thing, ya know...
Haven’t people put together that Obama is a psychological bully?
Rules? Obama? Surely you jest!
The arrogant narcissist waits for nothing or no one.
In fairness, the line was red. He knew there would be no consequence for crossing it.
It’s Austin, he probably still has a 75% approval rate in that Lefty town, cut in line or not.
As much as I despise Obama, one cannot expect the president to wait in line for 3 hours.
Doesn’t the President travel with his own chef on Air Force One?
He could have had the same meal on our dime without inconveniencing anyone.
Having his people call in an order to go would not make for a photo op that Obama has no interest in not doing.
Then he should choose a restaurant that doesn’t have a three hour wait.
Then don’t go, period.
He’s there on a FUNDRAISING trip, not truly official business. Don’t disrupt the lives of everyday citizens has usually been the attitude of past presidents, except maybe clinton. Not this POS. He’s the PINO, president in name only because he doesn’t bother to do anything to benefit the Constitution, the Republic, or the working citizens of this nation; unless it benefits him personally.
FUBO & FAD
It is time.
One can expect someone on the President's team to do so, or, to pick another eatery where he won't be cutting in front of those who have been waiting 3 hours.
But then he wouldn’t have gotten that photo op.
Source has a closeup of a credit card O is alleged to have used. How hacked you reckon that is today?
Most leftists APPROVE OF elites taking special privileges at the expense of the commoners.
I shouldn’t have to wait 3 hrs in the unemployment line, but I did in 2010, due to his policies.
I read where LBJ could hardly go out in public during the Vietnam War days. But now, Obama, who’s screwed up everything he’s touched and is doing his best to insure America’s demise, has no trouble yucking it up with white people in CO and TX.
Where’s the outrage with all he’s doing to harm this country?
Is America really over already?
Complete cultural face palm action. What are his front people for anyway? They just don’t care whether they offend anyone and everyone.
He could have sent an aid ahead to wait in line and buy the food beforehand or....better yet don’t go for the photo-op.
Not for the cows...
And that, my friend, is the problem with our Republic.
When did it ever become unthinkable that person who holds that job doesn't have to wait for three hours like anyone else?
When did the person who holds that job become "better" then you and I?
Our country is run by kings and rulers. It's not served by those who don't consider themselves kings and rulers.
Its Austin. Most of the people in the line, both men and women, were just upset that in skipping to the front he didn’t bother to make stops along the way so that they could strap on the ol’ Presidential Kneepads, drop down and show him just how much they love and appreciate him.
or sent a minion with his order to stand in line for him.
heck there are web sites out there where you can hire someone to stand in line for ya.
Nah, the lives just seem notoriously long. Because of the lines.
LBJ, just like Bush, lost his own base and was despised by both sides.
Obama’s base (Austin being the TX core if it) still loves him.
“Obamas base (Austin being the TX core of it) still loves him.”
I guess I just don’t get how ANYONE who cares about this country (which should be most Americans) can still be so oblivious to all that’s going wrong because Obama’s president.
It's already too late and this grifter isn't worried anyway because it isn't his personal card - it's Uncle Sam's.
Uncle Sam got his credit card hacked decades ago. The bank's solution is to simply raise the credit limits.
Then find a new place for lunch or have Valerie wait in line for you.
You’d be surprised at how many Liberals will admit, without naming it, to supporting Cloward Piven and how Obama and the Dems are implementing it.
For example I’ve had several say that, of course, Obamacare can’t work. But you can’t get to nationalized, single-payer healthcare without the kind of pain required to show that it can’t work.
Obama’s base may be stupid and ignorant, but they aren’t dumb. They know where he’s taking this country and fully support it. They see the pain that will be inflicted on the way there as a necessary evil (and in some cases even beneficial). They’re just clueless about what things will be like once we finally get there.
I don’t know, maybe I would have told him no too. But do you really say no to the guy who shows up with a half a dozen armed sect service agents.
Hrs: 11amsold out (just open for lunch)
I’d hate to be one standing in that line and the sold out sign goes up.....
he could have called ahead!
he is an asshole.
Aaron Franklin learned from the Mueller clan, Robert Mueller (2nd gen) and his 2 sons and 1 daughter. Knowing that, there is no reason to wait in a long line at Franklins when just blocks away is the same exact BBQ made from 3rd Generation masters, the Muellers, from Louis Mueller fame. LuAnn has ‘Labarbecue’ on 6th/Waller and her brother John Mueller has “John Mueller Meat Company” on 6th/Perdenales. I call John Mueller the “Soup Nazi” of BBQ. He is very tempermental and has a bad reputation as a businessman. However, he is a BBQ genius.
Louis Mueller in Taylor Texas is the mothership of Central Texas BBQ IMO. You will have to wait in line there unfortunately. Louis Mueller is in the original building, using the original pits which are over 60 years old. The beef ribs are so big, it takes two people to finish it.
Agree on both points.
I'm sure Air Force One's larder wasn't running on empty....Mr. "I don't do photo ops" just wanted a photo op.
and what about that Michelle thing? is this on her list of healthy eats?
No, but a little planing would go a long way. Like maybe call ahead? Of course planning is not one of 0’s strong points.
“Obamas base may be stupid and ignorant, but they arent dumb.”
But it seemed to me that we used to have enough people who could smell a rat and knew how things really work to bring us back to sanity.
So where did all those “common sense” people disappear to?
Anyway, I just see a big crash and burn coming for this country and it’s breathtaking how quickly under Obama we’ve gotten to this dire place.
That looks so delicious to me.
I don’t know why, but I’ve been to supposedly good BBQ places around here (the NW) and they aren’t that good, in my opinion.
He planned the crisis at the border pretty well. Even going so far as to advertise the need to for private institutions to take care of 65,000 illegal alien children months in advance.
2:15 p.m. update: Arriving at Franklin Barbecue in East Austin after his speech, President Barack Obama
cut ahead in the ever-present line, with apologies.
“I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but Im gonna cut, the president said. He then bought
the meal for the family that was first in line.
When the family ordered 6 pounds of meat, Obama said: Now hold on. How many folks are you guys feeding?
When he arrived at the restaurant, he called out, Hey guys! I hear the barbecue is pretty good
here. Is that true?
If I was the P I would have enough common sense to make one of my “helpers” stand in line so when I got there I would have still obeyed the rules.