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A Sister Souljah Moment for Obama: Defend Chick-fil-A
Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 25, 2012 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 07/27/2012 4:59:13 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

It's no secret that things are not going well for the Obama campaign. The President has been forced to veer to the left on gay marriage, immigration and a host of issues to shore up his base. ....

The fact remains that this is a center-right country and if you're a Democratic president who appears beholden to the left, you're in trouble. If you want to reassure voters, you have to establish your independence. ....

Obama could really use a Sister Souljah moment of his own -- and he's got an opportunity for one staring him right in the face: The President should to ride to the defense of Chick-fil-A. ...

Let's list the ways this would be good for Obama:

—He reassures socially conservative, blue collar "bitter clinger" Democrats that he's not afraid to take on the cultural elite and defend those who are being pilloried for adhering to their cultural and religious traditions. ....

—Defending the Chick-fil-A CEO's right to express his religious beliefs without his business suffering legal consequences would blunt some of the criticism he's been getting from Catholics and evangelicals who are hopping mad over Obamacare's birth control and abortion mandates.

—He can defend Cathy without making his sudden same-sex marriage flip-flop seem even more disingenuous. ...

—By coming out in support of Chick-fil-A, Obama could gently criticize Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Alderman for persecuting Chick-fil-A. That way, he can distance himself from the sleazy Chicago machine politics of his early career that many people still associate him with.

—He can use this to reinvigorate his campaign with a genuinely postive theme -- bringing people together. ....

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohomosexyalagenda; chickfila; homosexualagenda; protectmarriage
Will he?
1 posted on 07/27/2012 4:59:16 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Will he? Heck no!
You have Rham Emmanuel on one side and the 95 year old Billy Graham on the other which side do you think Obama comes down on ? Even tho this is a huge issue in the Black community I am all in on that Obama goes with Rham and the liberal/progressive side.
Freegards
LEX


2 posted on 07/27/2012 5:02:25 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Sir Napsalot

3 posted on 07/27/2012 5:04:05 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All
"Will He?"
nope... can't do it; the "aberrant lifestyles" crowd owns him...lock/stock/barrel.

4 posted on 07/27/2012 5:07:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Mark Hemingway obviously has way too much time on his hands.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 5:08:45 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Sir Napsalot; xzins; wagglebee

I suspect that since the ACLU has condemned Chicago and Boston that Obama may do it so that he can beat Romney to the punch.

Where the hell is Romney on this issue? His silence suggests he is either agreeing with the Mayors or he is too chicken to take a stand, Considering his recent stand on gay couples adopting children, I wouldn’t be surprised if he issued a statement that he supports the planned kiss in.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 5:10:17 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Too late. Everyone knows what Obama is. Those who hate Obama will never vote for him and those who love him will vote for him no matter what he says or does. I doubt at this point in the game that many people are really undecided. I personally don’t know anyone who hasn’t made up their mind yet.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sir Napsalot

LOL. Like Gaybama is going to risk LGBT money?

Not going to happen.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 5:12:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Will he?

I pray he doesn't. I want him to veer even harder to the left. He needs to demand that all Christian churches perform same sex marriages.

Maybe this will get some of the pew sitters off their asses.

9 posted on 07/27/2012 5:15:58 AM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader has believed in Home schooling, think about it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Not a chance. Obama is a true believer and the best he is able to do is stay out of this one. (In his heart of hearts, I’m certain he’d like to ban Chick-fil-A from American soil.)

I work in downtown Manhattan next to the heli-port that presidents favor. Have watched Obama fly in multiple times since he “evolved” on gay marriage to collect bags of cash from the Greenwich Village crowd.

He can’t touch Chick-fil-A with a ten-foot pole.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 5:17:11 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Sir Napsalot
Never in a hundred million years would he do it.It wouldn't gain his a single vote....Republicans,”Independentents” and undecideds would see right through it....and his pervert supporters,one of the most important blocs in terms of fund raising,would stay home in droves in November if he did so.
11 posted on 07/27/2012 5:17:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If he had done it earlier, then it might have been seen as heartfelt.

Now, it would be a calculated moment.

You know it, I know it, he knows it, everybody knows it..


12 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Having a Sister Souljah moment requires political pragmatism and decisiveness, which Bill Clinton had as a sitting governor. You are now talking about a junior senator who votes present from the back row and never veers right, even when it’s easy to do so.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:51 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: P-Marlowe

Interesting that the ACLU is against this. Maybe even they recognize that if Mumbles Menino got his way, it would start us going down a very slippery slope. Before long you’d see liberal mayors banning businesses simply because their owners supported any conservative organization—maybe even the GOP.

Of course, the practical effect of such a policy be to plunge that particular city into poverty. Even so, some might value ideological purity over economic prosperity. Detroit is a prime example of this.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 5:31:07 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: maddog55

hey...can you photoshop this to show the cows holding signs saying....you didn’t build that!

i think that’d be great!


15 posted on 07/27/2012 5:36:45 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: maddog55
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16 posted on 07/27/2012 5:38:20 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Sir Napsalot
The fact remains that this is a center-right country...

A little off-topic, but this is a pet-peeve of mine. We need to stop assuming that the US is a "center-right" country. I no longer regard that as a "fact".

17 posted on 07/27/2012 5:45:56 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The fact remains that this is a center-right country and if you're a Democratic president who appears beholden to the left, you're in trouble. If you want to reassure voters, you have to establish your independence.

I don't think this is a center-right country. Or not any more at least.

Here is a hypothesis for consideration.

Certainly it's a center right country if men are asked. But women have dragged the country into far left territory where it is now. Women want government services (and more gun control). Responsible politicians voted to increase taxes before spending and got voted out of office. Then irresponsible politicians starting about in the 1970s voted to increase spending and let the taxes be increased later, rising debt. This finally backed the Fed into a corner where it prints money, aka Quantitative Easing. Women are not so stupid as to vote for printing money, but ask a random woman what Quantitative Easing is and be prepared for a blank stare. That blank stare is why we are where we are right now. Women care so little about the country that they will push any government handout program beyond its natural economic limit without concern for the consequences of that pushing. So as long as we have women we will have Quantitative Easing 3, 4, 5, ... 12, 13, 14, ... 201, 202, 203, ... 5439, 5440, 5441, ... and thanks to women, sooner or later we will be spending wheel barrels of money at the bread line.

Obama knows all this so he goes out and makes stupid sounding statements like you did not build that, but to be forthright, most women don't care. And they are the voting majority. So Obama can make any stupid statements he wants. As long as he favors MORE GOVERNMENT SPENDING the women vote is in his corner and he is safe.

The fact that some of this policy comes from a woman (Warren) underlines the truth.

Women also always equate more government authority with more safety so all the men can just write off their guns because as long as women keep voting for more gun control fecal matter, more gun control fecal matter, courtesy of politicians like Obama is coming down the pike too.

These days this is the function of government, to defile the currency and take away rights. Women love it because they have lost the concept of family as the central unit of their lives. All powerful government services have replaced husbands as their protector and breadwinner.

Want real controversy? Try to convince a woman waiting in line in a supermarket that the primary function of federal government is protection of our borders.

And now for the real question which needs an urgent answer right away-- does anyone have a barfing kitty graphic? Hello barfing kitty?

18 posted on 07/27/2012 5:49:04 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Sir Napsalot

>> nope... can’t do it; the “aberrant lifestyles” crowd owns him...lock/stock/barrel.

+1. Barky put ALL his chips on the rainbow-colored square.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 5:49:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: don-o

>>> Mark Hemingway obviously has way too much time on his hands

I agree.

But you gotta admit, this is SOUND advice for a ‘normal’ person in Obama’s shoes.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:58:16 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
—By coming out in support of Chick-fil-A, Obama could gently criticize Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Alderman for persecuting Chick-fil-A. That way, he can distance himself from the sleazy Chicago machine politics of his early career that many people still associate him with.

One, Nobama would never criticize Rahm. Two, Nobama is the epitome of "Chicago Politics" - always has been, always will be.

21 posted on 07/27/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Sir Napsalot

President Soetoro has no credibility.

It doesn’t matter what he does any more.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 6:15:04 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sir Napsalot

He does have to be careful, as the message might come out something like “When I am it here on the road (AF1 at closed airports, entire luxury hotels), there’s nothin’ I like better than having’ me some fried chicken, from ts here Chick-a-fil something. I mean it, I’m just like any of you (secret service, go kick tht proterster’s ass for me).”


23 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:53 AM PDT by Blue Devil Reaganite (A Professor is someone educated far beyond his or her own intelligence)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Here’s what I find very interesting about this entire Chick-fil-A thing.
One, the guy never said anything of the such about gays in his establishment or employment in his company.
Two, no one has come out and questioned the “tolerance” being demonstrated by the so-called “party of tolerance”.
Three, I find it really interesting that the gays have not even uttered a word in regard to this whole thing - an issue totally made up by the libtards. Makes me wonder what 900 lb gorilla they are attempting to hide in the corner.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Sir Napsalot

STOP it with the Sister Souljah Moment...
ALmost nobody remembers what that is all about..
A better example must be used..

You know to express the thought..
ONLY a few republicans remember this.. and not many of them..


25 posted on 07/27/2012 6:46:53 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The fact remains that this is a center-right country

If it was, we'd have a major center-right party. What we've got is a hard-left party and a centrist party that pretends it's a center-right party.

We have to admit that even though a strong majority of patriotic Americans hold center-right to conservative values, these people are being undermined by the present system, and we have to look outside that system if we are going to survive.

26 posted on 07/27/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
He's already taken most of the gay money out there... and knowing how dems don't mind throwing people under the bus... And Obama knows the "10% of the population" thing is a lie - that it's really 2% of the population... Obama might do it.

Then again, maybe not....

Here's the problem - no one's going to believe him. And we don't want him on our side because we don't believe him either - and it opens up the door for rumors about Obama's gay lifestyle... Not gonna happen...

27 posted on 07/27/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: P-Marlowe

Why should Romney (or Obama, for that matter) get involved in this at all? A private citizen who owns a private company said something very tame in an interview and the Pink Mafia is screeching about it. The American people will vote with their wallets. The cities whose mayors condemned the position of the private citizen are not Federal territory.

It would be like the President commenting on local law enforcement controversies or his opinion of rap stars or his picks for the NCAA tournament—pointless and beneath the position of the office.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 7:07:36 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Tallguy

I hear what you’re saying about assumptions that this is a center-right country.

But, the liberals start from the position that we are a liberal country, and that liberal values, whatever they are, should prevail. And as the liberal ideology promotes big government, we know that liberals will use the full force of government to impose their views on all of us.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 7:22:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Future Snake Eater

“It would be like the President commenting on local law enforcement controversies . . .”

That would be acting stupid, but, hey, let’s talk about it over a Budweiser and a Blue Moon.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 7:27:32 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

It would be a masterstroke. And he would not have to trash Rahm but be very soft about the Chicago situation. But it’s not gonna happen.


31 posted on 07/27/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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