A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 16, 2023
“A taxpayer voting Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders”

“A [X] voting [Democrat/Republican] is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” is a political saying that has been printed on many images. The KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) fast food restaurant chain was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders (1890-1980). A chicken would vote for Colonel Sanders because the chicken is fed and gets fat, but ultimately, this is against the chicken’s interests because it is going to be killed for KFC restaurants.
 
“Borrowing a line from a union many who spoke to him as he came into the hall, Mondale (Minnesota Senator Walter Mondale—ed.) said a working person who votes for Ford ‘is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders’” was printed in the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram on September 25, 1976. “Walter Mondale, in friendly territory at the Unites Mine Workers Convention, said yesterday a working man voting Republican would be like a ‘chicken voting for Colonel Sanders’” was printed in the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle on September 30, 1976. “‘A working man voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders,’ Jack Hunt, Democratic candidate for U. S. Congress, 10th District” was printed in the Statesville (NC) Record & Landmark on October 19, 1976.
   
“A black man voting for Reagan is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders,” he (Julian Bond—ed.) quipped” was printed in The Sun (Mississippi Gulf Coast) on October 1, 1984. “OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—The father of Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., R-Okla., says he’s going to be a candidate for state Labor Commissioner in the next election. (...) ‘I’m not like my boy,’ he said. ‘I told him that voting for the Republican ticket is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders’” was printed in the Sapulpa (OK) Daily Herald on December 9, 1997. “From the moment he arrived in Washington, Julius Caesar Watts Jr. has been a political curiosity. Even his late father, Buddy, had trouble figuring out how his son had wound up a Republican. ‘A black man voting for the Republicans,’ he was often quoted as saying, ‘makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders’” was printed in the Washington (DC) Post on January 5, 2003.
 
“A Woman Voting for Jesse Helms is Like a Chicken Voting for Colonel Sanders!” was printed in the Charlotte (NC) Observer on November 5, 1984. “A woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. (seen in the bathroom at the Tara Theater in Atlanta)” was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.mystery on December 3, 2000. “a woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for colonel sanders. just sayin’” was posted on Twitter by GINA on November 4, 2008. “A woman voting republican, is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” (also shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Liberal Rebel on February 25, 2012. “A woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” (also shown on an ecard by Someecards) was posted on Twitter by WV Federation of Democratic Women on July 7, 2014.
   
“A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” was printed in the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer on April 17, 2007. “A taxpayer voting Democratic is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders” was printed in the Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution on May 9, 2008. “‘A taxpayer voting Democratic is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.’ - Sean Hannity….BAM!” was posted on Twitter by Jakeandfries✡️ on October 29, 2010. “A TAXPAYER VOTING DEMOCRAT IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Sticklizard🦎 on January 17, 2023.
     
“A young person voting #GOP is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders. ~guest on @morningjoe” was posted on Twitter by (((Cheryl Lynn Duckworth, Ph.D. ))) on March 29, 2012. “Steven Marsh on NPR ‘a young person voting for a republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders’” was posted on Twitter by John Pokrandt on May 2, 2012. “Being a young person voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for colonel sanders” was posted on Twitter by American conservative activist Charlie Kirk on November 17, 2013. “A young person voting for a democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” was posted on Twitter by Charlie Kirk on April 12, 2018.
   
The saying was sometimes applied to Frank Perdue (1920-2005), who ran Perdue Farms and frequently appeared in the company’s television commercials. “A poor man voting for a Republican is like a chicken voting for Frank Perdue” was printed in The Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) on September 19, 1995. “A working family that votes Republican is like a chicken voting for Frank Perdue” was posted on Twitter by HistoryGoon on June 10, 2011.
   
       
Wikipedia: KFC
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries as of December 2019. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains.
 
KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders (1890–1980), an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression.
     
Newspapers.com
25 September 1976, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Mondale says Ford tripped on job views,” pg. 4A, col. 4:
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—Sen. Walter Mondale said Friday the debate between Jimmy Carter and President Ford showed Carter “felt the pain of unemployment” and Ford was unable “to get the word unemployment out of his mouth.”
(...)
Borrowing a line from a union many who spoke to him as he came into the hall, Mondale said a working person who votes for Ford “is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”
     
Newspapers.com
30 September 1976, Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, pg. 6A, col. 1:
Mondale pecks at GOP;
miners aren’t squawking

CINCINNATI (UPI)—Walter Mondale, in friendly territory at the Unites Mine Workers Convention, said yesterday a working man voting Republican would be like a “chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
   
Newspapers.com
19 October 1976, Statesville (NC) Record & Landmark, pg. 1, col. 5:
Hunt Attacks
GOP Record

By PAMELA SIMON
TAYLORSVILLE—“A working man voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders,” Jack Hunt, Democratic candidate for U. S. Congress, 10th District, told Alexander County Democrats at a dinner-rally last night.
 
4 November 1976, Rolling Stone, “Loose Talk,” pg. 33, col. 3:
“For a workingman or -woman to vote Republican this year is the same as a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”—WALTER MONDALE
         
Newspapers.com
6 September 1982, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Labor chief urges anti-Reagan effort” by Kara Rogge, pg. 1, col. 1:
“For a worker to vote for Reagan would be like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders,”  said AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, who saw a large portion of his members cast ballots for the president in 1980.
   
Newspapers.com
1 October 1984, The Sun (Mississippi Gulf Coast), “Julian Bond hits Reagan hard in speech on Coast” by Desmond Toups, pg. A2, col. 3:
“A black man voting for Reagan is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders,” he quipped.
 
Newspapers.com
5 November 1984, Charlotte (NC) Observer, “Buttons Favored in Informal Poll” by Lolo Pendergrast, pg. 5A, col. 1:
A Woman Voting for Jesse Helms is Like a Chicken Voting for Colonel Sanders!
   
Newspapers.com
19 September 1995, The Star-Democrat (Easton, MD), “Letters to the editor pg. 5A, col. 1:
Vote Frank Perdue”
A correspondent in Oklahoma sends me this:
 
“A poor man voting for a Republican is like a chicken voting for Frank Perdue.”
ROBERT W. PERKINS
Easton
 
Newspapers.com
9 December 1997, Sapulpa (OK) Daily Herald, pg. 3, col. 4:
Watt’s father to run
for Labor Commissioner

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—The father of Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., R-Okla., says he’s going to be a candidate for state Labor Commissioner in the next election.
(...) (Col. 5.—ed.)
“I’m not like my boy,” he said. “I told him that voting for the Republican ticket is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
 
Google Groups: alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater
”...like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
Ldywrtr0
Mar 20, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
Mr. Watts Sr. said it best about blacks voting for Republicans, but it works for women, too
 
Google Groups: rec.arts.mystery
Bush Didn’t WIN Florida
BLIND 321
Dec 3, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
A woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
(seen in the bathroom at the Tara Theater in Atlanta)
         
Google Groups: nyc.politics
“A black man voting Rep. Like A Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders”
cyberdock
Jan 8, 2003, 1:46:46 PM
“A black man voting Rep. Like A Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders”
washingtonpost.com Fade to White
The only African American Republican in Congress
is headed home. Can the party of Lincoln—and
Trent Lott—afford the loss of J.C. Watts?
By Jake Tapper
(...)
From the moment he arrived in Washington, Julius Caesar Watts Jr. has been a political curiosity. Even his late father, Buddy, had trouble figuring out how his son had wound up a Republican. “A black man voting for the Republicans,” he was often quoted as saying, “makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
   
Newspapers.com
17 April 2007, Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer, “Sound Off!,” pg. A9, col. 1:
But not as painless
A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
 
Newspapers.com
9 May 2008, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, “The Vent,” pg. E2, col. 3:
A taxpayer voting Democratic is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.
     
Google Groups: rec.sport.pro-wrestling
Bush did good for 6 years..
LongRodSilver
May 18, 2008, 11:31:19 PM
Think about this————in the 2 years since the Democrats took over Congress, gas prices have escalated, house foreclosures,bank problems, food prices increased. Just think about that!! A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
 
Google Groups: alt.california
Interesting comparison of voting for results
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
May 29, 2008, 12:15:26 AM
A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
   
Google Groups: alt.autos.toyota
Re: OT ...and a little comment about Dims
Moe
Jun 26, 2008, 8:15:55 AM
Scott in Florida wrote:
(...)
> “A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR A DEMOCRAT IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR
> COLONEL SANDERS.”
 
Twitter
Matt Burlingame
@mattburlingame
For you republicans: “A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR A DEMOCRAT IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS. “
12:01 PM · Jun 28, 2008
 
Reddit—Politics
Posted by u/twolf1 August 27, 2008
Richards: “A woman voting for John McCain would be like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
firedoglake.com/2008/0…
     
Twitter
Jeni
@gutterballjen
I just saw a bumper sticker that said “a taxpayer voting democrat is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders”
12:00 PM · Oct 12, 2008
   
Twitter
Arturo Pelayo
@mexiwi
“A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders” - so reads a sign of Rep. headquarters in Crystal Lake, IL.
6:22 PM · Oct 21, 2008

Twitter 
GINA
@Sltlyaskew
a woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for colonel sanders. just sayin’
4:24 PM · Nov 4, 2008
       
Twitter
Rune
@runedart
RT @joethepatriotic: A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders #twisters #tcot
12:51 PM · Oct 19, 2010
     
Twitter
Jakeandfries✡️
@jakeandfries
“A taxpayer voting Democratic is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.” - Sean Hannity….BAM!
3:23 PM · Oct 29, 2010
 
Twitter
HistoryGoon
@HistoryGoon
A working family that votes Republican is like a chicken voting for Frank Perdue.
12:29 PM · Jun 10, 2011
 
Twitter
Happy New Changa❄️🌽🌼🍿🦔🌹🐬
@MweneChanga
“A woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders” -Diane Jones
11:41 PM · Feb 16, 2012
   
Twitter
Liberal Rebel
@Liberal_Rebel
A woman voting republican, is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. #gop #birthcontrol
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
2:16 AM · Feb 25, 2012
   
Twitter
(((Cheryl Lynn Duckworth, Ph.D. )))😷🇺🇸
@cherylduckworth
A young person voting #GOP is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders. ~guest on @morningjoe
8:30 AM · Mar 29, 2012
   
Twitter
Jim Sabataso
@JimSabataso
Quote on @NPR just now: A young person voting republican isike a chicken voting for Col. Sanders…. Ha!
1:20 PM · May 2, 2012
   
Twitter
John Pokrandt
@JohnPokrandt
Steven Marsh on NPR “a young person voting for a republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders”
1:25 PM · May 2, 2012
 
Reddit—Politics
Posted by u/[deleted] November 1, 2012
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “A worker voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
soundcloud.com/laborr…
       
Twitter
Charlie Kirk
@charliekirk11
Being a young person voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for colonel sanders.
9:46 AM · Nov 17, 2013
 
Twitter
WV Federation of Democratic Women
@WVFDW
#truth A woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders
#wvpol #wvsen
(This is also shown on an ecard by Someecards.—ed.)
3:02 PM · Jul 7, 2014
 
Reddit—Politics
Posted by u/Trump4US April 19, 2016
Planned Parenthood Prez: ‘A Woman Voting for Ted Cruz Is Like a Chicken Voting for Col. Sanders
breitbart.com/big-go…
   
Twitter   
Ken Kline
@kennethkline13
Saw a great bumper sticker A taxpayer voting for a Democrat is like a Chicken voting for Colonel Sanders
6:13 PM · Oct 13, 2016
 
Reddit—TrollXChromosomes
Posted by u/Ashybear21 August 5, 2017
Saw this yesterday. It says “A woman voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
   
Twitter
Charlie Kirk
@charliekirk11
A young person voting for a democrat is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders
12:17 PM · Apr 12, 2018
 
Reddit—Politics
Posted by u/-Margulis- May 14, 2018
Charlie Kirk: Millennials Voting Democrat Is ‘Like a Chicken Voting for Colonel Sanders’
insider.foxnews.com/2018/0…
 
Twitter
Stephanie
@boneygowntown
found my favorite number sticker
“a woman voting republican is like a chicken voting for colonel sanders”
(A bumper sticker is shown.—ed.)
5:22 PM · Aug 7, 2020
 
Twitter
Max Mitchell
@TroubledMax
A woman voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. #election #midterms #democracy #economy #gas
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
11:35 AM · Nov 6, 2022
     
Twitter
Olivia Laing
@LongPeace69
Replying to @TomFitton
“A black man voting for the Republicans makes about as much sense as a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”
—J.C. Watts Sr., the father of rising GOP star Rep. J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma.
I think this quote applies to anyone who’s not a white man in the Republican party.
11:15 AM · Nov 19, 2022
 
Twitter
Sticklizard🦎
@Sticklizard3
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
A TAXPAYER VOTING
DEMOCRAT IS LIKE A
CHICKEN VOTING
FOR COLONEL
SANDERS
6:10 PM · Jan 17, 2023

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