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Obama Chokes on Chick-Fil-A

I absolutely love Chick-Fil-A.

My original affection for the fast food chain has little to do with the recent controversy centered around the topic of traditional marriage.  We don’t have many of them in my area, so it is a treat when I get to eat there.  The food is always great, and I’m a huge fan of waffle fries..!

Yes, I am a life-long fast food junkie, and since Chick-Fil-A is rarely available to me, it has always been elevated a little higher than the other chains I frequent.

This recent controversy just elevates them higher in my eyes.  They handled the entire situation wonderfully, with grace.  By all accounts (including my own) people who went to support them during the height of all of the drama had a very pleasant experience.  The planned boycott and protests against them fizzled.  Angry activists were greeted with the same warm kindness and service standards set for those who came in support.

Now, according to Scott Rasmussen, 61% of people hold a favorable opinion of Chick-Fil-A.

That’s bad for Barack Obama.

Obama’s former Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel was clearly on the wrong side of this debate when he sought to deny the right of Chick-Fil-A to operate in “his” city.  It’s no stretch at all to see that Obama and Emanuel have very similar ideologies, or to think that Obama would have held the same position in Emanuel’s place.

Now, I am not naive enough to think that all of those people who see Chick-Fil-A in a positive light are opposed to homosexual marriage, but it is likely that most of them are.  Given Obama’s recent flip-flop of his past flip-flop-flippity-flopping on the issue, this does not bode well for him.  Because Obama has changed his position so many times, he loses a good deal of credibility.  Moreover, his switch in position came at a time when the LGBT community was threatening to withhold campaign donations from him; a very crass and cynical political move.  Nevermind that Obama isn’t proposing any actual policy change, or the fact that he was only paying lip-service to the LGBT community.

The real problem for Obama is that same-sex marriage has lost every time the people are allowed to vote on the issue, despite polling that would have indicated otherwise.

The Obama campaign is reading its own polls, and they’re believing them.

If we were to take polling at face value, along with exit polling, we would have had Presidents Al Gore and John Kerry, and there would have been no overwhelming Republican sweep of congress in 2010.  Most pollsters today care less about accuracy and more about propaganda.  The polls are crafted as a means to sway opinion rather than to gauge it.  They stack the deck by over-sampling Democrats, and by polling all registered voters instead of restricting themselves to those who are likely to vote.  Sometimes they don’t even bother to try to keep things that accurate;  they poll anyone, registered to vote, or not.

The fact that Obama “came out” in support of same-sex marriage indicates two things;  he was desperate for campaign cash, and his handlers are buying into their own polling.  That’s dangerous ground upon which to tread.

That so many people approve of Chick-Fil-A in the wake of what the media so desperately hoped would be a giant scandal can only be a bad thing for Obama.

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A Plea To Minorities Everywhere

Yes, I am white…  and if skin color is the first thing that you see in everyone, you can stop reading now, because you wouldn’t understand what I am about to say, anyway.

Or, if you can get past that, please give a moment to think about this:

Which party continually seeks to define people by the color of their skin?

The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Was that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision?

Or, did King dream that people would be defined by the content of their character?

There is a party out there seeking to keep minorities separate from the great melting pot that is the United States of America, and it isn’t the Republicans.  If one thinks about it, it has always been the Democrats that want people to make a little check mark in the category of “race”.  There is a damned good reason for that.  It makes it easier for them to put everyone in a neat little box, and play them all against each other.

There are many conservative minorities, and their numbers are growing.  They aren’t the ones to be compared to Uncle Tom, living in the “master’s house”.  Far from it.  A far closer analogy to them would be the free men, escaped from the shackles of the plantation.

Dr. Thomas Sowell

Brilliant men like King and Thomas Sowell, and members of a newer generation like Alfonzo Rachel..?  Those guys aren’t the kind to be told what to think.  They’re LEADERS… and there are many more like them.

These leaders inspire awe in every conservative from every background, because we have never cared about their skin color, and we never will.  We care only about the strength in their hearts; something they’ve never failed to show in abundance.  The points they make are timeless, and undeniable.

How many years…  decades… have predominately minority neighborhoods been run solely by Democrats, and how well is that really working out?  Shouldn’t that alone be proof enough that they don’t care about anything but the minority vote?

AlfonZo Rachel

They only show up at election time.

Everyone knows that the Democrats created the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize minority communities.  But then, aren’t the Democrats telling us all that there was a major party shift and that all of the racists ran to the Republican Party?  Did Byrd change parties?  Did Al Gore, Sr. become a Republican?

No.

The truth is that the racists were marginalized out of any real power, and those that did retain power were mostly Democrats who held onto it by appearing to be contrite and apologizing for their sins.  I’m not proud that Thurmond became a Republican, but that is truly the exception that proves the rule.  The KKK hated Republicans even more than they hated black people.  The Republicans were built specifically to fight the racist machine.  What’s the likelihood of all of those racists getting mad at the Democrats and then running out to vote for the people they hated most?

Zero.

But those old guys are gone.

Still, there really was a major political shift that happened back then.  It was the ONE thing that changed within the Democrat Party over the last one-hundred years:

Back then the Democrats exploited racial tensions by stoking white fear of minorities.  Now they exploit those same tensions by stoking minority fear of whites.

But either way, the Democrats have ALWAYS sought to exploit racial tension for their own political gain.  It is the hallmark of their entire history, and that is why Republicans have always opposed them.

Join us.  Or at least come see for yourself.  We aren’t your true enemies…

And we never were.

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