August 1, 2012

FLIPPING THE BIRD TO RAHM: Chicago Chick-Fil-A Mobbed.

More here. And John Lucas sends this picture of the Chick-Fil-A in Maryville, TN. I saw a similar traffic jam outside another Chick-Fil-A near my house.

And, in Massachusetts, Hundreds Wait For Lunch At Burlington Chick-Fil-A.

And Lucas adds: “As I watched this phenomenon, I was struck by two related thoughts. The first is that there is that the force that propelled Ted Cruz to a 13 point victory in Texas ultimately is the same one that is causing thousands of people to turn out to support Chick Fil-A in small towns and large cities across the country. The second is that the people who buck the traffic jams (you should have seen them) just to stand in line for 30 minutes to get a chicken sandwich are people who are going to vote in November. The Democrats will attack or ignore them; the Republicans ignore them at their peril.”

I agree — and as someone who supported gay marriage long before President Obama did (which is to say, long before a couple of months ago), I’m nonetheless gratified to see people standing up to the bullying that the left-political class has aimed at this honest business simply because its owners failed to change their views in synch with President Obama.

UPDATE: A report from Bryan Preston.

ANOTHER UPDATE: From deep in the heart of Blue America: Business Brisk at Hollywood Chick-Fil-A. Report and photos from Gay Patriot at the link.

Meanwhile Luke Pingel sends a photo and report from the Chick-Fil-A in Fairfax, Virginia at 7 p.m.:

Quote of the evening from standing in a 20 minute line: “We’re here to send a message to the President.”

It’s packed and everyone is enthusiastically sharing their stories about dealing with liberal fascists.

And punching back twice as hard, as a famous man once said. Here’s the pic:

And Prof. Jacobson has photos from all over the country, and an interactive map, which is very cool.

And a reader emails from Florida: “My wife manages a Chick-fil-A in the Tampa, FL, area. They were mobbed as soon as the store opened at 6 am and have had one-hour waits for meals all day. At the moment the line is out the door, around the building, and into a nearby Wal-Mart parking lot. She was supposed to be off 2 hours ago but will probably wind up working until they close at 10 pm, which means a 16-hour day for her.”

And from California: Photos: Huge Crowds, Long Lines at Irvine Chick-fil-A.