Skip to comments.Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)
Posted on 08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..."
Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and fast food. It certainly reflects a uniquely American phenomenon. There are religious businesspeople and raging conservatives in other parts of the world, but only the United States enjoys all the elements that could turn a statement of conscience into nationwide movement.
Where else in the world would a) the president of a chicken restaurant chain feel it was within his remit to publicly endorse "the traditional family," b) liberal mayors totally overreact by trying to stop his business' expansion, c) a former presidential candidate declare an "appreciation day" for the restaurant, and d) hundreds of people actually show up to eat there in solidarity?
The whole scenario seems so preposterous as to be contrived, which makes me wonder if it was a brilliant sales gimmick. Yet, we have no reason to doubt the strength of Cathy's faith and, after all, Chick-fil-A isn't the only company with a taste for Christian witness. Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, discusses his faith on his company's website and offers advice on prayer...
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Hundreds? More like millions.
Christians are not going to set this one out.
Remember, November is Coming!
Where else in the world would a) the president of a chicken restaurant chain feel it was within his remit to publicly endorse "the traditional family,"...Well, how about this, you piece of eurotrash, here in America we don't designate who has and doesn't have free speech. Free speech is within ALL of our "remit", which I assume is eurotrashspeak for "permitted actions".
And in fact, we don't HAVE "permitted actions"... we have INALIENABLE RIGHTS... your dork-head piece of eurofilth.
The polls are wrong.
Mr. Obama is going to get his butt kicked all the back to:
“The Chicken’s On The Car, So The Car Can’t Go!” or Chicago!
The polls are showing a pretty much dead heat...
with massive oversampling of democrats.
...Yah....and expect a further RAT extermination and a RINO extinction in 2014 mid terms...
I'd take that last bit off the resume if I were him.
Now if only we had a candidate who believed like the people who ate at Chick-fil-A this week.
Where is the picture of Romney holding up a CFA cup and a bag of chicken sandwiches and supporting capitalism and free speech and traditional values?
Paging Mr. Romney.
Eating my CFA take-out now.
Saw ZERO “protestors” ZERO NONE ZILCH
At 1 pm there were at least 15 cars still in drive-thrus, winding into the adjacent parking lot. Inside, the place was packed. A manager opened the door for me, greeted with a smile. Warmth and class.
The much bigger McDonalds adjacent to the other side, had 2-3 in drive-thru. When I circled the block to take pics the CFA was still packin em in. McD’s had one car in drive-thru.
So lemme get this straight: a Eurotrash blogger quoted by CNNObama displays his ignorance and condescension of America in one breath?
We did, but we blamed her for Senator McCain’s loss, belittled her family and her experience/IQ/religion/values and voice, so she took the hint and stood down. Remember?
Oh, it's preposterous AND contrived, alright. By the propoganda media and the queer lobby. But naturally this smug Europunk socialist blames the whole scenAAAARio on Mr. Cathy and those silly Jesus-freak colonials. So much more in keeping with their filthy lying agenda, don't you know, old boy?
Where except among the mentally ill is this controversial?
Well look: if there are about 1600 Chick-fil-A franchises in the US, all they would have to average is 650 customers for the entire sales day to hit a collective one-million customer visits for the day.
The Chick-fil-A I visited on Wednesday had hundreds of customers just within the 40 minutes I was there.
It is safe to say several million people voted at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.
The fact that he actually said this in response to a journalist interviewing him for a regional Baptist newspaper , which is probably only read by Baptists who agree with him anyway, is never mentioned.
They make it sound like he put up a billboard along the freeway.
Another question, of course, is exactly who found that (very innocuous) statement in a small church paper and called in the MSM.
But if we don’t roll back the huge gains Obama has given the homoextremists, it will be for nothing.
I mean, we have to have a plan here. First, an administration that will defend DOMA in court - remember DOMA = Federal Government neutral on the issue, leaving states to decide.
Second, rolling back the “I’m a Queer in Uniform” policy. The policy needs to be “WE DON’T CARE TO KNOW WHAT ANY OF YOU ARE, SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCE.”
Third, need to frame the argument to the reasons people ought to be opposed to it - unnatural, physically unhealthy and high-risk, mentally unhealthy, demoralizing, biblically sinful behavior.
Fourth, if necessary, if the states continue with legal entaglements, a federal constitutional amendment in support of traditional marriage (one man, one woman).
Fifth, a committment to have the administration’s top legal teams ready to defend the constitutional amendment at the lower courts, and Supreme Court.
I tell you, that would work out much better for him than hurt him. There needs to be someone in the RNC who can see these rare golden opportunities and take advantage of them.
Not only should he go there and buy some, he should grab an apron and get behind the counter for awhile and do a few orders.