Thursday, July 26, 2012
One of the many things I respect about Governor Palin is her boldness. While others cower in corners, she is relentless in her willingness to take a stand and not be bullied. In this regard, as in most others, she is head and shoulders above many so-called leaders on both the left and the right.
With the recent attacks on Chick-fil-A, Todd Starnes touched base with the Governor who called out Rahm Emanuel and his thuggery:
“Chicago thuggery is a scary thing in 2012,” Palin told me. “For its politicians to think they can muscle businesses and shut them out just because they hold a differing, albeit traditional, view on an issue is a scary thing indeed.”
Emanuel said he would support banning the construction of a second Chicago-area Chick-fil-A because the company’s owner believes in the biblical definition of marriage — meaning a union of one man and one woman.
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said in a statement to Fox News.
Palin balked at the threats to ban the private, family-owned restaurant from the Windy City.
“With a representative of Chicago politics making these threats, I'd be loathe to support any politician hailing from Chicago who supported Rahm and this radical action.”
Palin said the owner of Chick-fil-A is opposed to redefining the traditional definition of marriage — as are most Americans who’ve voted on the issue.
She said President Obama — until recently — opposed redefining the traditional definition of marriage. He evolved on the issue “when it became politically convenient for him to flip-flop around on.”
“Did these protesters oppose President Obama,” Palin asked.
“The leftwing’s double standard with intolerance of other people’s opinions is quite tiring, yet so expected,” she added. “This is merely more of the same.”
Read the full article here.
We already know what the left will say concerning Governor Palin's comments, but they are wrong once again. This has nothing to do with hatred or bias. It has everything to do with standing up for what one believes and standing against politicians' intrusion into private business and their intolerance of those who don't share their perspective. This attack campaign merely provides another example of the blatant hypocrisy in the ranks of the left wing. As Governor Palin pointed out, how interesting it is that the left didn't withhold their support of President Obama, with whom they are so enamored, who was against gay marriage before he was for it. Even more interesting is how the left hardly has a word to say about the fact that the black community, in large numbers, still does not--and will not--support gay marriage; that never seems to draw much criticism, either. I wonder why that is. Could they be afraid that their number one tactic will work against them? Calling out the black community might make them "racists."
"Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," Emanuel said. Well, they are the values of a vast majority of Americans, and people do not take kindly to being pushed around by a Chicago--yes, she said it--thug. Good on you, Governor, for calling it as it is.