I didn’t know or care who Colin Kaepernick is and what he did, because I don’t watch basketball. (Or, is it baseball?…. Just kidding. I know it’s hockey.)
All I saw was that the left desperately wanted to claim him as their own. He “took a stand” – in a manner of speaking – by sitting out the national anthem, because it and the American flag represent a country that “oppresses black people.” Add to that that he’s biracial like the President. So, we’re just waiting for Obama to say that if he had a son, he’d look something like Kaepernick.
Honestly, I don’t know why we give so much attention to athletes and celebrities when they choose to do stuff like this. But we do, and here I am being a hypocrite and paying attention to him.
What’s amusing to me is that as soon as Kaepernick did his protest thing, and liberals championed his use of free speech, the athlete made some remarks that aren’t getting picked up by the overwhelmingly left-leaning press. With good reason. They still want to be able to champion him, and if people found out what he really thinks of Hillary, they’d be doing quite a disservice to the Clinton campaign. And we all know the media’s got to hold up their end of the deal. Bringing to light any of Hillary’s crimes and misdeeds would no doubt constitute a breach of contract. My prediction is that the press will let this celebrity athlete fizzle out in the news.
At any rate, here’s what Kaepernick said about both presidential candidates:
Kaepernick: I think the two presidential candidates that we currently have also represent the issues that we have in this country right now.
Reporter: Do you want to expand on that?
Kaepernick: You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids ‘super predators,’ you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because, if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?
He’s definitely right about Hillary. But see, that’s why I think his 15 minutes are fast approaching their conclusion. The media can ignore it only for so long before it comes out in the open. They’re just going to let it fizzle.
Trump was asked about the athlete’s comments, and he responded: “I have followed it, and I think it’s personally not a good thing. I think it’s a terrible thing,” he said. “And you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won’t happen.”
I wonder if anyone’s going to ask Hillary about what Kaepernick said about her.