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Two of my guilty pleasures are Snoopy’s hot dogs and Chick-Fil-A. So what’s a good Democrat to do when the Snoopy’s owner attacks President Obama and Chick-Fil-A’s owner condemns gay marriage?
I’m reminded of McDonald’s some years back. The founder and owner, Ray Kroc, was a big buddy and big contributor to Richard Nixon. Many Democrats, as a result, elected to eschew Big Macs.
Kroc died in 1984. In 1987, his widow Joan gave the Democratic Party $1 million – to that date, the party’s biggest donation ever.  Over the years, she also gave millions more to hospitals, universities, children’s charities and nuclear-disarmament groups.
The lesson: Eat up. Enjoy the hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. Good karma will come around.


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2 comments on “Fast Food Politics

  1. dap916 says:

    Yeah…this is just so stooopid.

    I mean, are we going to now go find out what each CEO/owner of every company in America feels about gay marriage/abortion/Keystone pipeline/immigration/windmills and solar energy/government regulations/……I could go on forever.

    What’s our country coming to? Goodness, y’all. What would be the backlash? Conservatives/republicans finding out how the CEO’s/owners of companies feel on THEIR issues of importance and ask for a boycott?

    This is so silly…so childish.

  2. Chris says:

    The founder of Chik-fit-et did NOT condemn gay marriage. He didn’t even say anything about gay marriage. His statements have been blown way out of proportion.

    This is what he said, when asked if Chik-fil-et was pro-family:

    “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

    “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

    “We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized.

    ( )

    Note that the words “gay marriage” or “homosexuality” don’t play in there. He didn’t say “I think gay marriage should be illegal.” He didn’t say “I don’t want gay people in our restaurants.” He didn’t even say “I oppose gay marriage.” He said that they support traditional marriage.

    (Incidentally, note the “and we are married to our first wives” — the fact that they’re anti-divorce hasn’t even made it into the public debate at all.)

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