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These Are the House Democrats Who Blasted an NFL Team for Sticking to League’s Anthem Policy

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

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The Chicago Bears display heartwarming unity during the playing of the National Anthem, something more teams should try

A lot of people, on the left and the right, have chided Donald Trump for getting involved in the private sector issue as to whether or not NFL players should be penalized for kneeling for the anthem.

Now, his comments on this issue, beginning during last years’ NFL season, certainly echo those of millions of Americans and NFL fans who feel betrayed and angered by the league’s passivity towards the controversial form of protest.

This isn’t the greatest week for President Trump when it comes to his interactions with the NFL, as the withdrawal of his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles, who did not kneel for the anthem last year, from a celebration held at the White House, didn’t exactly give the best impression.

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But Trump is definitely  not the only politician voicing strong opinions on the NFL kneeling controversy, and, as usual when it comes to Trump, the Democrats are actually being pretty darn hypocritical on the issue as a group of House Democrats has gone as far as to send a letter to a favorite NFL team of theirs denouncing their adherence to the rule.

I’m sorry, last I checked, the government worked for us! The NFL does not perform at the pleasure of the great and powerful elected officials of our nation, it’s their job to go to Washington and speak for us, and it’s entirely obnoxious and inappropriate for these whiny representatives to essentially write to a team’s management simply to scold them for doing something they don’t like.

The Blaze reports that Reps. Robin Kelly, Jan Schakowsky, Bobby Rush and Danny Davis, who are all from Chicago-area districts, have directed their complaint, in the form of a letter, to Chicago Bears owner Virginia Halas McCaskey and chairman George McCaskey that it’s “disappointing that your franchise voted to silence the players you employ, during this important national dialogue.”

“The Chicago Bears have a current roster which is 68 percent African American in a league which is 70 percent black,” the lawmakers’ letter continued. “You benefit from the support of so many fans of color who share player concerns on the issue of police brutality. One can argue that there is a time for protest, or that we should keep politics out of football, but did your ownership take into account the politics that inspired, and the social impact that would result from this new anthem policy?”

I’m sorry, isn’t the free market supposed to correct a problem like this? The NFL isn’t a government entity–like the House of Representatives–meant to speak for the will of the people, it takes the people’s money and if they don’t like what they’re doing, fans are free to spend their money elsewhere, period.

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

 

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Petty New Paperback Aims to Expose Trump as Cheater…in Golf

Given the current state of our nation, the President’s golf habits seems like an entirely silly thing to write a book about.

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As 2019 grinds forward, preparing to make way for yet another tumultuous election season, it seems that anything is fair game in the realm of mudslinging against our President. This shouldn’t be seen as a wholly new phenomenon, however, as Donald Trump has been in the crosshairs of a number of schemes and scams aimed at detracting from his presidency, or calling the legitimacy of it into question.  RussiaGate was merely the most obtuse and most widely reported bit of “resistance” schtick out there, but a whole myriad of other attempts to delegitimize and embarrass the President have been ongoing for some time. The latest, and maybe the pettiest of these attacks is now upon us in the form of an entire book about the ways in which the President cheats at golf. From pulling a fast one on Tiger Woods to exaggerating his handicap, Donald Trump’s alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.” Reilly documents dozens of examples of underhanded golf behavior by the president, transgressions talked about by pro golfers and duffers alike. “In golf, he’s definitely not exonerated,” Reilly told The Associated Press. “There’s been dozens and dozens of people that can declare him guilty of cheating.” What can someone expect from such a misguided missive? One infamous instance came in a 2017 round with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, who is the current No. 1 player in the world. The president’s playing partner, Fox Sports golf analyst Brad Faxon, reported that Trump’s offenses included putting down a score that didn’t account for two balls he hit into the water on one hole. “You’ve heard so much about it, it’s almost like you want to witness…

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LeBron James Discovers that Michael Jordan is STILL the GOAT in the Public’s Eyes

…And it wasn’t even CLOSE.

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LeBron James may be the media’s favorite liberal athlete, but in the public’s eye, Michael Jordan still takes GOAT status, and it isn’t even close. James has been racking up more achievements every season and for the last few years debate has raged over whether James has finally taken GOAT status (greatest of all time) away from Michael Jordon. But while sports reporters and NBA statisticians may bicker over the particulars, it appears that the public still considers LeBron James a pretender to the GOAT. As Business Insider noted: Supporters of Jordan pointed to Jordan’s six championships, his undefeated record in the NBA Finals, and his overall influence in taking the NBA’s popularity to a new level as reasons why he’s the best. Fans of James point to his longevity, his eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, of which he won three, and his overall brilliance on the floor beyond scoring. James is also still at his peak and passing Jordan in several statistical achievements. But a new INSIDER poll finds that James is a big loser in this barnyard battle. The poll of 1,082 Americans found former Bulls star Michael Jordan earned 66 percent of the GOAT vote while James only saw 10.4 percent support for top status. Others who found small numbers of supporters included Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Stephen Curry. Jordan picked up support across all ages, not dipping below 54 percent in any age range. Granted respondents between the ages of 18-29 were more enthusiastic about James, then again many of those respondents weren’t around for Michael Jordan’s great career. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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