|I can see Wasilla from here!|
The Republicans are rallying in defense of the restaurant. While many Americans are starting to warm up to the equal rights of the LGBT community, conservatives are still fighting on the culture war. Preparing themselves for the complete isolationist strategy that could damage their nominee for president, Mitt Romney.
Sarah Palin has been out of office for many years and yet her influence on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections is effective. Her influence as a "queen maker" helped the Republicans get back the House of Representatives and state governorships. Many supporters hoped that she would jump into the nomination race. They were disappointed that she decided not to run. Palin and her family manages to continue as reality stars of television programs and the former governor contributes to Fox News.
Chick-Fil-A is facing mounting pressure to recant their stance on gay marriage. So far the company isn't budging on the issue. Many activists are planning a boycott or support of the company.
Former governor of Arkansas, conservative agitator Mike Huckabee told his audience that he's going to devote a day to eating at the restaurant. Conservative agitator Rush Limbaugh calls the mayors of Chicago and Boston, "Stalinist" for rejecting permits to build restaurants in their cities. Even Alan Colmes, the liberal talk radio agitator from Fox News supports going to Chick-Fil-A as well.
Sarah Palin is campaigning for the Tea Party endorsed candidate Ted Cruz who is facing a run off election against his primary challenger. They are fighting for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat. The senator is retiring after she was embarrassed by that idiotic governor Rick Perry in the Texas gubernatorial primary.
The boycott is a growing movement. New York University wants to ban the restaurant from being on the campus. Many activists are planning a rally against the company. They'll be met with people who support the business and they'll be there!
|Don Perry the public relations executive for Chick-Fil-A dies unexpectedly.|
Another issue that comes forth, the public relation chief Don Perry dies unexpectedly. Our condolences to the family of Mr. Perry. The Los Angeles Times report that the death of a top Chick-fil-A executive added to the fast-food chain's difficulties in trying to extricate itself from the public relations imbroglio ignited by its president's comments on same-sex marriage.
Chick-fil-A announced Perry's death hours after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage, refused to ban the company from opening restaurants in his city.
Bloomberg's comments, made in a radio broadcast, came after the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco said they didn't want Chick-fil-A outlets in their cities. Bloomberg said the chain could expand in New York as long as it passed through the same permitting requirements as any other company.
"I just don't think it's the government's business, period," Bloomberg said of threats to block the chain. "This is just a bad idea, and it's not going to happen in New York City."
But Chick-fil-A might find it difficult to grow on certain college campuses. Students at seven universities, including the University of Illinois, the University of Kansas and Minnesota State University, launched petitions on Change.org this week to try to remove the restaurants from their campuses or keep them from coming.
Students at New York University have long known about the company's conservative views — the chain has donated money to anti-gay-marriage groups — and had a petition pending to kick out the on-campus Chick-fil-A. In the aftermath of the same-sex controversy, the number of signatures surged by as much as 2,500 to more than 15,000.
In Orange County, protesters outside a store Thursday in Laguna Hills tried to divert customers to other fast food outlets.
Actors Roseanne Barr, Ed Helms and Mia Farrow took to Twitter to express their disappointment in Chick-fil-A. Jim Henson Co. pulled out of a partnership with the company to make toys for its kids' meals. Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, along with thousands of fellow customers, said he would boycott the chain.
On the opposite side, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed support by taking his children to a Chick-fil-A restaurant. Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin called the backlash "chilling."