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Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)
CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger

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...

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; chickfila; christianvote; crushliberalism; democrats; elections; freespeech; gaymarriage; gayvote; gotv; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; palin; remembernovember; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 08/03/2012 11:09:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Hundreds? More like millions.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christians are not going to set this one out.

Remember, November is Coming!


3 posted on 08/03/2012 11:12:14 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

4 posted on 08/03/2012 11:14:33 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


5 posted on 08/03/2012 11:15:09 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RexBeach

The polls are showing a pretty much dead heat...
with massive oversampling of democrats.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 11:17:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...Yah....and expect a further RAT extermination and a RINO extinction in 2014 mid terms...


7 posted on 08/03/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger

I'd take that last bit off the resume if I were him.

8 posted on 08/03/2012 11:26:50 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?

Still waiting.

Paging Mr. Romney.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 11:27:03 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 11:27:18 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So lemme get this straight: a Eurotrash blogger quoted by CNNObama displays his ignorance and condescension of America in one breath?


11 posted on 08/03/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: P-Marlowe

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?


12 posted on 08/03/2012 11:32:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: samtheman
The whole scenario seems so preposterous as to be contrived, which makes me wonder if it was a brilliant sales gimmick.

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?

13 posted on 08/03/2012 11:32:17 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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,"

Where except among the mentally ill is this controversial?

14 posted on 08/03/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by doyle
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To: samtheman

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.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Possibly.

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.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 11:42:57 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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 stated that he was a Christian who believed in traditional marriage".

Fixed it.

18 posted on 08/03/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: P-Marlowe

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.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: P-Marlowe

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.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 11:45:16 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and fast food.

Real deep thinker here. Naturally Europe has never had issues with religion. This guy is a historian?

The whole scenario seems so preposterous as to be contrived, which makes me wonder if it was a brilliant sales gimmick.

It was, but it wasn't contrived by Chick-Fil-A. It was contrived by political activists looking for an Alinsky project with respect to gay marriage. Clumsily.

21 posted on 08/03/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MrB

The polls are showing a pretty much dead heat...
with massive oversampling of democrats.
+++++++++++++++
If we get a 2010 turnout it’s Romney by 3 to 5 percent. Gallup has Obama’s approval rating in Ohio at 44%. That is a sure loser. Romney will win Ohio, Florida and the election.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Agreed.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 12:10:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: InterceptPoint
If we get a 2010 turnout it’s Romney by 3 to 5 percent.

If we get a Chick-Fil-A turnout, it's Romeny by 8-10 percent.

24 posted on 08/03/2012 12:15:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CNN is the Lost In Space Robot trying to warn all the others.

WARNING! WARNING! DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!”


25 posted on 08/03/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am puzzled, a group comprised of less than 2% of the population, that has made a poor choice resulting in an average thirty years loss of life span, that can not reproduce so has to recruit, insists on dictating to 98% of the population how that 98% should conduct their lives. Good luck with that. NOT!


26 posted on 08/03/2012 12:24:07 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; P-Marlowe
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?
Still waiting.
Paging Mr. Romney.

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?


Aug 1, 2012

27 posted on 08/03/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WATCH the Libs try to dismiss this as “a brilliant sales gimmick.” Yes, in your projective minds, it COULDN’T be that somebody actually believes what they say to believe...it MUST be that this little old man WANTED MONEY, because that’s what all greedy capitalists do!


28 posted on 08/03/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: doyle

The Chick Fil A I was at yesterday had at least 200 people inside, everybit of that waiting just to get in, and cars in the drive through, were wrapped around the building, up the side street, onto the major road and about a half mile back. Police were having to direct traffic just to get in to the CFA


29 posted on 08/03/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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,"

He was answering a question put to him, you Euro twit!

30 posted on 08/03/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes! We are motivated even more than in the year 2000 and 2010. These polls cannot be correct putting obama 10 points ahead of Romney. I do not know a single person who will vote obama. Obamas’ chickens came home to roost on Wednesday and will again on election day.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 12:39:34 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Secret Agent Man; xzins

If Romney thinks that he is going to win over any of these Brown Stick Nazis by not showing any public support for CFA then he is delusional.

I am having lunch at CFA and using their free wifi right now. The place is packed and no sign of any Brown Sticks playing tonsil hockey.


32 posted on 08/03/2012 12:40:16 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
supporting capitalism and free speech and traditional values?

He's over in Poland and Israel fighting the good fight.

And I'm sure our allies are very ecstatic to have him.

Meanwhile, the citizens of the US have been handling Chick Fil A on domestic soil very capably by themselves.

33 posted on 08/03/2012 12:41:54 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Secret Agent Man
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.

Perhaps if he'd gotten out in front of it. Anything he says/does now will just look opportunistic, and rightly so, because that's what it will be.

34 posted on 08/03/2012 12:44:42 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: what's up; P-Marlowe; Secret Agent Man
The place is packed and no sign of any Brown Sticks playing tonsil hockey.

Rotflol!

What's up, this has been in the news for a coupla weeks now. The GOP candidate has had more than enough time to show his support for CFA.

It has somehow escaped his attention.

35 posted on 08/03/2012 12:46:03 PM 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: MrB
If we get a Chick-Fil-A turnout, it's Romeny by 8-10 percent.

What makes you think he even wants the CFA vote? We've heard his recent pro homo adoption statements but where is his pro CFA statement?

36 posted on 08/03/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Actually, she was there a couple of days before, while in Texas campaigning with Ted Cruz.


37 posted on 08/03/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

“If Mitt Romney can effectively establish the link between economics and culture, and then motivate conservatives to turn out in big numbers, then the Chick-fil-A moment could prove prophetic.”

I whole heartedly support Sam Cathey and Chick-fil-A, because I argree with the morality he is expressing.

However, that same “morality” will keep me from supporting Mitt Romney because he has a background of being pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality...etc. I’m voting third party and hoping that many conservative Christians will do the same.

I want the GOPe and RINOs like Romney to know they will NEVER get my vote....give me a REAL conservative to vote for, or forget about getting my support. I don’t care that the “primaries” are over...I don’t stop fighting a phoney because he “wins”(stole actually) the primary...with the aid of the GOPe. You cannot effectively fight one evil (Obama), with another evil (Romney). The “pragmatic” view that “Romney is the lesser of two evils” will just keep promoting “evil.” Evil has many times had an (R) behind its name.

So, I don’t know that this current “movement” does much for Romney.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: livius

Exactly. I keep pointing out that it was in response to a question, should he have lied? As if the media wouldn’t have made a scandal of that! It’s as if they want to leave no option except to agree with the sodomites! Never mind “as if”, that’s exactly what they want! Mao had nothing on American leftists! Thought crime!


39 posted on 08/03/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We went to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday to kill two birds with one stone. Three, actually, in many cases:
  1. To contribute money to the Chick-fil-A business in order to assure the business was not harmed by lawless public “officials."

  2. Bonus: to get free (since I wanted to give them the money anyway) food, and fellowship with likeminded people, and

  3. To learn from that food what I might want to order in the future. I liked the grilled chicken wrap. And I was treated with noticeable courtesy, in that my order was initially treated as “eat in,” whereas I had no other thought than takeout since I was buying for my wife and she hadn’t been able to come. And after that, I needed an extra hand to carry drinks and two big bags of food. So an “associate,” or whatever they call her, promptly noted my dilemma and volunteered to help me carry the food to the car. And did so quite graciously as I had to search the unfamiliar lot for my vehicle. Busy as every associate was.
Guess what! I’ll be back, Lord willing. Maybe Chick-fil-A will just expand in place, without so much as a “by your leave” to Democrat mayors thinking to arbitrarily and capriciously withhold permits . . .

40 posted on 08/04/2012 3:08:45 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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