Thursday, August 2, 2012

MSNBC Hacks Attack 'Hate Groups' Who Turned Out for Nationwide Chick-fil-A Buycott

This is the full MSNBC hack-tacular!

You've got the country's biggest civil rights hypocrite Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton, with the bonus appearance of token "GOP" gay marriage expert Megan "Don't Look at My Big Boobs" McCain. And then throw in Jonathan Capehart, from the Washington Post's deep-bench of political correctness, and what could go wrong?!!

And here's the thing: Reports show some reasonable gay individuals who support Chick-fil-A's First Amendment rights. See the Los Angeles Times, "'I am gay and I support Chick-fil-A,' California teen says." And the customer response yesterday was nothing less than a massive repudiation of the left's bigotry and thuggery, as sales at Chick-fil-A were through the roof:
Steve Robinson, executive vice president of marketing for Chick-fil-A, said in a statement that although the company would not release exact sales numbers, Wednesday's totals were "unprecedented."

"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on Aug. 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," Robinson said. "We congratulate local Chick-fil-A owner/operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality."
Some outlets had so much business they had to close early because they ran out of food.

Frankly, this has been one of the most remarkable repudiations of progressivism since, well, since the Wisconsin recall! And the leftist establishment is bumbling its response. As Glenn Reynolds indicates, Jim Romanesko had to pull the story of a reporter who claimed to have been allegedly "shocked" at all the hatred and homophobic rants he heard while reporting from Chick-fil-A outlets. See: "Reporter Pulls Rant About Chick-fil-A Customers."

So there's your context to Al Sharpton's segment, attacking the GOP as "hateful bigots" simply for supporting a Christian business executive's right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

BONUS: From John Hawkins at Right Wing News:
If I were the Democrats, I’d be sweating twice as much as I was before Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day because this wasn’t all about chicken, my friend. It was about Christians and conservatives in this country who’re tired of being shoved around. If people will turn out like this all across the country to get a little chicken and send a little message, just imagine what it’s going to be like in November. Barack Obama is doomed.
Sounds good to me. More chicken!