Chick-Fil-A & the Presidential Elections

I don’t consider myself a political expert but I do think I am a pretty good judge of people and social fads and trends. However, I do admit my understanding is clouded by my worldview and my limited surroundings based on living in the south.

My limited observations have caused me to conclude that Pres. Obama will win re-election in November. Mainly because the Republicans could not have chosen a weaker candidate than Mitt Romney. For the first time this election season, however, I am starting to think I could be wrong. Pres. Obama could very well lose. It has nothing to do with Mitt Romney and everything to do with Chick-Fil-A. Pres. Obama may be brought down, not by an elephant, but by a bunch of cows who can’t spell.

Wednesday, August 1st was declared Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day by Gov. Mike Huckabee. The idea came about out of response to the over the top criticism Dan Cathy received from the LGBT community and a couple of liberal mayors because Mr. Cathy said he supports the biblical definition of marriage.

All across the country, Chick-Fil-As were full with drive-thrus stretching for miles. Some people waited in line for hours, just to buy a chicken sandwich in support of a business owner’s right to express an opinion.

And that is what the appreciation day was about — politics, not religion. The overwhelming support was about the direction our country is headed in. It really wasn’t about Christianity or same-sex marriage. It wasn’t even about Chick-Fil-A. It was about a growing frustration of regular people that somehow the American way of life is slipping away.  Standing with Chick-Fil-A was a rallying cry for people who believe their values have been pushed aside and ignored. In some ways, today was similar to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, but on a much smaller scale.

If Pres. Obama loses in November, August 1st will prove to have been the tipping point.

If the democratic party decides to make same-sex marriage part of their official platform they will be responsible for losing the White House.

Today, at least, it seems the general public is saying, “Enough is enough.”

In the words of Alice in Wonderland, things are getting “Curiouser and curiouser!”

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2 thoughts on “Chick-Fil-A & the Presidential Elections

  1. Unfortunately (or fortunately for their opponents) the democrats will make it an issue and they may pay for it more than they realize. In the last week a group of African American pastors have rallied to oppose Obama and to call for other African Americans to understand with them that modern democrats do not truly share their values. There are many democrats that may not support same sex marriage, but those who are driving the party are very liberal. The great conundrum Obama finds himself in this time is that he is lost the ability to convince people that he is moderate and not in line with the most liberal element of his party.

  2. Barrack Obama was handpicked by the Democratic party in 2008 to get back control of the White House. He was the perfect candidate to appeal to liberals, young people, minorities, and moderates – a minority, young, well-spoken, good appearance (and attractive young family), very limited political record, and a platform of “hope and change” in a country fighting wars and struggling financially. He has had “marching orders” from the very beginning, and has furthered the platform that the Democratic party put him in place to do. He never had (nor has now) an agenda that was anything other than what his party demands of him. What has backfired is that lack of being a real leader shows up eventually (3 years in this case), and he is not a leader. Americans want, and need, a real leader in the White House, and it takes leadership to inspire the country.

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