Shameful reactions from Romney and Sen. Scott Brown on Chick-fil-A issue.
Their pandering to liberals and disconnect from mainstream base.
POSTED: August 9, 2012
The reaction to all this from our top Republicans has been characteristically limp-wristed, so to speak.
Orthodox Jews protested outside of recent Romney event in New Jersey. Our sentiments exactly!
US Senator Scott Brown
On July 28, Sen. Scott Brown was quoted several news reports saying,
"I disagree with what the CEO from Chick-fil-A said. I was glad he spoke further and said that his company does not discriminate."
Here's what Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, famously told the Baptist Press on June 16:
"Well, guilty as charged. 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 intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
It would be interesting to ask our esteemed Senator what exactly he "disagrees with" about this. It sounds to us like more pandering to the liberals.
Mitt Romney, candidate for President of the United States and former Governor of Massachusetts, ducked the question entirely. On August 2, in Las Vegas, Romney was asked by a reporter to comment on the issue. He bluntly said "Those are not things that are part of my campaign." (He was also referring to the demand by some Republican Congressmen to investigate Muslim radicals' influence in the State Department.)
This elicited a strong response from prominent conservatives. As Newsmax reported, William Donoahue, president of the Catholic League, commented that social conservatives will now have to decide whether to sit out the presidential race. And Pat Buchanan said that Ronald Reagan would have had no trouble going right down to a Chick-fil-A to show solidarity.
Then a few days later Romney's campaign weighed in on the Boy Scout controversy, saying that Romney supports allowing homosexual Boy Scout leaders. A campaign spokesman told the Associated Press on August 4 that Romney's position of homosexual Boy Scout leaders remains the same as it was in 1994, when he said during a debate with Ted Kennedy,
"I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."
At the time, even Barack Obama, who is the honorary president of the Boy Scouts, hadn't gone that far. But on on Wednesday, Aug. 8, Obama announced that he, too, supports homosexual scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts. So they're even on that one.