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Kneeling NFL players will help Republicans in November
Washington Post ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | By Ed Rogers

Posted on 08/22/2018 9:49:43 AM PDT by 11th_VA

If National Football League players continue their protests during the national anthem this season, it will rile some Republican voters, increasing their intensity and making it more likely that they will vote.

...This issue is beyond the control of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who want to keep the elections focused elsewhere. When asked specifically about the NFL’s new anthem policy, Pelosi punted as she responded: “I love the national anthem. I love the flag. And I love the First Amendment, and I’ll just leave it at that.” In the coming weeks, Republicans will hold the Democrats’ feet to the fire.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; blackprivilege; culturewars; nfl
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I hope he's right !!!
1 posted on 08/22/2018 9:49:43 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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Screw the National Felon League. I am not watching.


2 posted on 08/22/2018 9:52:10 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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I think he is correct. These stunts cannot help the Democrats.


3 posted on 08/22/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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4 posted on 08/22/2018 9:53:12 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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“Kneeling NFL players will help Republicans in November”

THAT goes without saying... I am surprised people are only just now ‘getting’ it


5 posted on 08/22/2018 9:53:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
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I love the national anthem. I love the flag. And I love the First Amendment,

Some political consultant told her royal senility to say "love" several times in answer to any question... :-)
6 posted on 08/22/2018 9:53:42 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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Nancy Pelosi -- "I love the national anthem. I love the flag. And I love the First Amendment, and I’ll just leave it at that."


7 posted on 08/22/2018 9:54:15 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 11th_VA

It will probably result in more Antifa riots, which will REALLY help the GOP.


8 posted on 08/22/2018 9:54:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Besides firing up a large % of Trump 2016 voters, we are seeing the true independent voters tiring of the rat games of attacking President Trump with fake news 24/7.

They have received their income tax breaks and many of their companies are increasing their salaries and benefits. Also, their children got jobs this summer before going or returning to college.

A couple of my wife’s younger male relatives (late 40’s to 50 something) have started their own business and are doing well.

These people are not buying into the anti Trump bs.


9 posted on 08/22/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Out of about 6 million people in the DC area, Trump is the only one not colluding with anyone!!!)
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Trump directly warned the NFL owners last year: “don’t allow it - this issue is a big Winner for me.”

Like so many other arrogant oligarchs and deep-staters, they think they understand Main Street America better. Watch and see


10 posted on 08/22/2018 10:26:02 AM PDT by PGR88
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Since these Democrats/Socialists never cross paths with ‘main street’ Americans [as they are deplorables], they will NEVER understand how their actions and statements rebound against them.


11 posted on 08/22/2018 10:37:25 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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Major League Baseball hasn’t missed the message the NFL has. It is doing little things here and there that show loyalty and respect for our nation.

I don’t think MLB wants to blatantly come out and shame the NFL, but it certainly isn’t in the same camp.


12 posted on 08/22/2018 10:54:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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I thought they weren’t going to air the NATIONAL ANTHEM during NFL games.


13 posted on 08/22/2018 11:16:09 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm ( 32:12))
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Viral message making its way across the interwebs.

The Boycott is Coming.

You ‘graduated’ high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts. He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country. Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football. Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television. While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL.

National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.


14 posted on 08/22/2018 11:19:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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To: 11th_VA; Parley Baer

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15 posted on 08/22/2018 11:33:13 AM PDT by lightman (Obama's legacy in 13 letters: BLM, ISIS, & ANTIFA. New axis of evil.)
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To: 11th_VA

Virtue signaling at award shows will too.


16 posted on 08/22/2018 11:50:18 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Gumdrop

When Republicans start interstates and keep food deliveries from getting to all major cities, these leftists might see the light.


17 posted on 08/22/2018 12:14:17 PM PDT by Jumper
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I thought they weren’t going to air the NATIONAL ANTHEM during NFL games
. . . but President Trump is making an issue of that.

18 posted on 08/22/2018 1:05:26 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Journalism promotes itself - and promotes big government - by speaking ill of society.)
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They don’t like America. They should pack up and leave.


19 posted on 08/22/2018 2:18:29 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm ( 32:12))
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To: 11th_VA
This issue is beyond the control of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who want to keep the elections focused elsewhere.

Dear Nancy Pelosi, the kneelers are actually correct and popular. Kneel for a blue wave this November!

20 posted on 08/22/2018 3:33:36 PM PDT by Lonely Bull ("When he is being rude orhttp mean it drives people _away_ from his confession and _towards_ yours.")
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