Monday, September 22, 2014

Fast Food Nation

Yet another reason to skip Sunday morning tee-vee:

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday described the 2014 midterm elections as a battle between “Starbucks nation” and “Chick-Fil-A country.”

He split the U.S. into the Democratic urban areas that drink Starbucks and the Republican rural areas that eat Chick-Fil-A.

According to Todd, there are a few Senate seats up for grabs in Chick-Fil-A-loving states like Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia, giving Republicans the advantage. And he said that the major battlegrounds are Colorado and Iowa.

He said that Democrats will need to deploy major get-out-the-vote efforts in urban centers. Perhaps at Starbucks?


I did a search for Starbucks in Petoskey, Michigan.  I used to live there; it’s a resort community but also rural and pretty conservative.  There’s a Starbucks there.  Then I did a search for Chick-Fil-A: “Your search for Chick-fil-A restaurants near [ Petoskey, MI US ] found no locations. Please try another address to find a restaurant near you.”

There are no Chick-Fil-A’s in either Montana or North Dakota, but there are Starbucks in both states.

If this is NBC’s idea of how to explain complex political issues — by where we get our junk food — maybe it is time for the giant meteor to crash into the planet and end it all.

5 barks and woofs on “Fast Food Nation

  1. Chuck Todd is a dork. I’ve always known it and can’t figure out why he’s been elevated to Wise Man. But since I never look at the Sunday morning talking heads it’s no big deal in this household. BTW: did you note that not one of those four Sunday time-wasters commented on the huge outpouring of climate change supporters on Sunday? Do you suppose their networks were aware of this? If so why?

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