They say culture is upstream of politics, but reasonably priced restaurant chains seems to be downstream of all of it. For some reason, maybe in recognition of the fact that people will all be talking about Chilli’s, their Twitter handler thought it wise to weigh in on election fraud storms raging in North Carolina’s 9th District.
“It’s a sentence that might perfectly sum up the state of politics in 2018: Chili’s Bar & Grill has weighed in on allegations of election fraud in a North Carolina Congressional race.
“Don’t repeat calls for rewarding election fraud and you can have the time of your life at your local Chili’s,” the company tweeted before adding a caveat that it had no intentions of getting political.”
‘We don’t mean to get political but…[proceeds to get political]’
Democratic candidate Dan McCready was quick to exploit what essentially amounted to a special election campaign endorsement:
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— Dan McCready for NC (@McCreadyForNC) December 18, 2018
When Chilli’s Bar & Grill is having fun at your expense, there may be no better indication that election messes need to be cleaned up, and fast. That means unbiased investigations, concrete conclusions, and measured consequences for those found to be committing fraud.
Read more about the ridiculous state of affairs in which we find ourselves talking about Chilli’s political zingers here.