Remember when President Trump said the NFL Owners are afraid of their players? Remember when the media said that comment was a racist dog whistle?
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told ESPN last week that “for the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” echoing comments made last week by President Donald Trump that were criticized by the league office.
“For the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” Smith told ESPN’s Outside the Lines during a Friday interview. “The owners are used to being in control—and they aren’t on this. They know it. They hate it.”
This is why making a knee-jerk reaction to PRESIDENT Trump’s comments makes someone look foolish.
Remember Charlottesville? President Trump was savaged as a racist, commentators were on TV crying and the like. The President compared the KKK to Antifa, saying there are good people on both sides. That was enough to cause a meltdown.
It caused people like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney to tweet about ANTIFA being different than the KKK and that ANTIFA were just protesters… or something of the like.
Then the government issued warnings about more ANTIFA attacks coming in future months.
Then ANTIFA attempted to take credit in part for the mass shooting in Las Vegas – see the embedded image.
When you have a knee-jerk reaction, typically that knee comes up and hits you in your own chin.
Smart people understand that the racism attack is a tool of the left to attempt to control political debate. It has been so overused that it is losing its meaning or effectiveness.