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In embrace of 'Duck Dynasty' star, 2016 hopefuls make bid for evangelicals

There are 471 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 19, 2013, titled In embrace of 'Duck Dynasty' star, 2016 hopefuls make bid for evangelicals. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Few could have predicted that the story lines of the hit A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" and the 2016 presidential contest would converge.

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“RAMADI ”

Since: Mar 09

OBAMA'S BLOODY QUAGMIRE

#214 Dec 22, 2013
Truth Hurts wrote:
Cracker Barrel has done a complete 180 and is putting all of Duck dynasties products back on the shelf. They are now in support of Phil Robinson. Sweet
Yep. Money talks BULLSHIT walks.

One day after announcing it was removing selected Duck Dynasty products “which we were concerned might offend some of our guests,” the Lebanon, Tenn-based Cracker Barrel Country Store chain apologized for the move this morning and announced this morning it was returning those products to its lineup after hearing from “many of our loyal customers.”

The company’s statement:

Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:
When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.
You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.
We listened.
Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.
And, we apologize for offending you.
We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.
We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/duck-dynasty-...
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#215 Dec 22, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
You realize those hillbillies wear make-up, dontcha betcha?
All they need is flatt and scruggs for a real hootenanny. LMAO.
Flatt and Scruggs could actually sing and play instruments. You probably like what passes for music now; screaming about bitches and hos with a backbeat provided by a drum machine. No-talent hacks who make a name for themselves by competing to see who is the biggest freak.
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#216 Dec 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
No, dear, it is an ignorance issue.
What is ignorant is morons who think they have some right not to have their feelings hurt. I didn't and don't agree with what Phil said, but you idiots have outdone yourselves at looking worse than him.
Les Claypool

Southlake, TX

#217 Dec 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
No, dear, it is an ignorance issue.
Well, it could be arrogance.

Personally, I have bowed plenty to ignorance throughout my years. That's called tolerance.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#218 Dec 22, 2013
Christmas Present wrote:
<quoted text>
The public owns the airwaves--one limited view shouldn't dominate.
It doesn't. You have the 700 club and Trinity Broadcasting network. He can say his piece with the rest of the charlatans and nutjobs who want to listen to that psycho/social guilt trip all they want. He broke his contract with A&E, they don't owe him a pedestal to speak from, case closed. Oh and A&E is Cable, it isn't public airwaves, it's bought and paid for by the subscribers.
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“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#221 Dec 22, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
A&E needs them more then they need A&E.
buwahahahahaha
Who's the moron that made the terrible business decision to suspend the Christian guy? He/She should be the one that should be suspended.
A&E has more money than the bush hogs have duck calls and nascar hats. What christian(cough) guy? jimmy "I have sinned against You, my Lord" swaggart? LMAO.
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#222 Dec 22, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
A&E has more money than the bush hogs have duck calls and nascar hats. What christian(cough) guy? jimmy "I have sinned against You, my Lord" swaggart? LMAO.
The DD guys don't have to ever make another dime and they are still set. A&E has to keep it rolling in or their investors will pull the plug. BIG difference.
Cat74

Bloomingdale, IL

#223 Dec 22, 2013
Well. well, well. A & E just announced Phil will be back in January. They have no plans to fire him, and all's right with the world. Big mess over nothing. Now what will GLADD ever do? No apology from Phil. The queers just look so stupid.
Cat74

Bloomingdale, IL

#224 Dec 22, 2013
Well it did get Obamaspam off the front pages for a day or so.
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“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#226 Dec 23, 2013
Christmas Present wrote:
<quoted text>
The public owns the airwaves--one limited view shouldn't dominate.
Homosexuals--you were after all listed as psychotic in the psychiatric bible--can't take criticism, or even mention of gross anatomy, or what every great thinker of the past 2,000 years thought of you.
The bible is a book of shyt.

“RAMADI ”

Since: Mar 09

OBAMA'S BLOODY QUAGMIRE

#227 Dec 23, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
The bible is a book of shyt.
Not according to the vast majority of Americans who are also Christians.

Deal with it.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#228 Dec 23, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Well. well, well. A & E just announced Phil will be back in January. They have no plans to fire him, and all's right with the world. Big mess over nothing. Now what will GLADD ever do? No apology from Phil. The queers just look so stupid.
You seem to get dumber with every post.

The production for the DD shows for 2014 have already been completed.

Phil's suspension will be for the 2014 production that will be for the 2015 shows.

Teabaggers look so stupid.
angel

Boise, ID

#229 Dec 23, 2013
'Duck Dynasty''' Joe the Plumber''Sherriff Joe''Sarah Palin'....Tea Baggers are like 2nd graders with their affinity for substance-less not real cartoon characters.!
Part of the problem:They think 'Mayberry' was real too and want to drag us back there!
Simpletons.Lmao!
angel

Boise, ID

#230 Dec 23, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep. Money talks BULLSHIT walks.
One day after announcing it was removing selected Duck Dynasty products “which we were concerned might offend some of our guests,” the Lebanon, Tenn-based Cracker Barrel Country Store chain apologized for the move this morning and announced this morning it was returning those products to its lineup after hearing from “many of our loyal customers.”
The company’s statement:
Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:
When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.
You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.
We listened.
Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.
And, we apologize for offending you.
We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.
We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/duck-dynasty-...
Cracker Barrel in Tenn.doesnt want to upset their Fat-Hillbilly customers who want their Duck Dynasty Toilet Seat Covers and Bobble Head Dolls and you feel a sense of vindication?
Who woulda though they would rise up and rally around a Bigot!
What a shock....im sure A&E is quaking in their boots.LMAO!
Teabaggers arent very bright.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#231 Dec 23, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>A&E & GLADD's problem is the 1st amendment & Phil Robertson exercising his 1st amendment right to his beliefs and another thing there is more heterosexual people who share the same view as Phil Robertson then there is in the LGBT community who are trying to push their lifesytle onto other people by promoting it on TV programs which should be removed & banned too.
Black Minister decries A&E’s attack on the First Amendment
http://www.examiner.com/article/black-ministe...
A&E as a private corporation is not bound by or have to accept Phil Robertson's beliefs. Nor do they have to content with any extreme social concepts regarding a segment of Americans because A&E also are protected by the first amendment..

Only the government can violate a citizens first amendment right, not a private entity.
angel

Boise, ID

#232 Dec 23, 2013
Its ironic that tea bagging social Darwinists dont recognize the process in action!
Times are changing.
History is moving on.
Its been the 21st century for some time now.
Either change and adapt or face extinction.
The Old and the Halt and Lame,the Stupid,The Bigoted.. the type of Fools that are drawn to Rightist idealogy....arent big on change per se.
They delude themselves that if they hold out long enough 1951 will come back and all them coloreds and queers and woman will get back to the rear of the bus or the closet or the kitchen where they belong.
And if not theyll FORCE them back there.
Folks like this Duck Dynasty ass-clown seem honestly surprised when they get hauled to the curb for the same kind of insensitive misogyny theyve always gotten away with.
Too Bad.
Get a Clue or get out of the way.
Its the Winnowing of History: Idiot Teabaggers and Racists and Fat Ass Hillbillies arent going to make the cut.
My Thought

Somerset, KY

#233 Dec 23, 2013
He answered what he felt. No harm in having an opinion
angel

Boise, ID

#234 Dec 23, 2013
My Thought wrote:
He answered what he felt. No harm in having an opinion
I agree,but A&E isnt obligated to sponser or provide a forum for it.
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#235 Dec 23, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>I agree,but A&E isnt obligated to sponser or provide a forum for it.
They are only obligated to their bottom line. Presumably, they are trying to figure out which path will cost them the least revenue. They had better think long and hard about this being the only really major hit they have every had though.
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#236 Dec 23, 2013
angel wrote:
Its ironic that tea bagging social Darwinists dont recognize the process in action!
Times are changing.
History is moving on.
Its been the 21st century for some time now.
Either change and adapt or face extinction.
The Old and the Halt and Lame,the Stupid,The Bigoted.. the type of Fools that are drawn to Rightist idealogy....arent big on change per se.
They delude themselves that if they hold out long enough 1951 will come back and all them coloreds and queers and woman will get back to the rear of the bus or the closet or the kitchen where they belong.
And if not theyll FORCE them back there.
Folks like this Duck Dynasty ass-clown seem honestly surprised when they get hauled to the curb for the same kind of insensitive misogyny theyve always gotten away with.
Too Bad.
Get a Clue or get out of the way.
Its the Winnowing of History: Idiot Teabaggers and Racists and Fat Ass Hillbillies arent going to make the cut.
Nobody wants to push anybody to the back of the bus. On the other hand, look at the utterly insensitive posts of your allies who are also demanding sensistivity. The fact of the matter is that everyone involved should grow some thicker skin because a diverse world is also a rough and tumble world.

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