Thanks to the liberal “resistance” to President Trump, there are a number of private citizens throughout the country who grown a bit too big for their britches.
Celebrities can almost get a pass for this sort of behavior. After all, they are reliant on the suspension of disbelief to make their millions, lending a clownish air of whimsicality to every unfortunate thing that comes slithering from their word holes. Hollywood’s liberal slant is more than just tolerated, it’s expected, and as long as these debutantes don’t take their hate to Kathy Griffin-esque levels of crazy, they are easily written off as attention mongers.
It’s when we turn to the heads of industry and successful, wealthy private individuals with some semblance of clout that we find ourselves most disgusted with the incessant need to undermine the authority of our elected leaders.
That’s where NFL commissioner and pushover Roger Goodell comes in.
After the President took a stand for patriotic Americans everywhere by insinuating that he was take disciplinary actions against athletes who refused to stand for the National Anthem were he their coach, Roger Goodell had the audacity to respond to Trump with snarky and unbelievable scolding.
“NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back at President Trump on Saturday for encouraging league owners to remove players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying Trump’s ‘divisive comments’ show ‘an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.’
“’The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,’ Goodell said in a statement. ‘There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.’
“’Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.’”
The reality of what just occurred between Goodell and Trump has been lost on many, so let it be explained briefly.
The commissioner of a failing American sports entertainment league just scolded the President of the United States. Goodell, and his completely unnecessary league have shown that they believe they are above the authority of the most powerful man in the world.
We have taken a children’s game, given those kids a free education just so that the NFL can get a good look at their skills, and then paid them an exorbitant amount of money to recreate that game on television, often at the expense of the American taxpayers who have been duped into countless stadium and infrastructure deals as teams relocate for the sake of making more money. Then, the commissioner of this nonsensical “professional” entity pretends he is more important than President Trump in a rant akin to snatching up the Commander in Chief by the ear and embarrassing him in front of the entire nation.
This behavior from anyone, let alone the guy in charge of overpriced man-children playing a game, is wildly unacceptable.