These days, we can’t seem to have a sporting event without a political controversy (see WWE Legend The Undertaker: STAND for the National Anthem and Jemele Hill: Trump Caring About National Anthem is ‘Racial Pornography’). This one is funny though, because it involved Vice President Mike Pence. Apparently he copped a squat when Team Korea entered during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.
The left thinks they can score outrage points off of it.
Pence, Abe give a pass to standing during entrance of joint Korean Olympic team. pic.twitter.com/ulY4PZs5cI
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) February 10, 2018
For a guy who gets so mad about someone taking a knee, he sure is comfortable taking a butt.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) February 10, 2018
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) February 10, 2018
Is the argument here that Kaepernick and the kneelers aren’t American? https://t.co/sKBUekz7Sb
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) February 10, 2018
Right. Because the Vice President not giving props to North Korea is totes the same as American athletes not standing for the American national anthem.
Remember the NFL players who kneeled for America but stood for England? What Pence did was the exact opposite. Literally. It’s hard to ignore the intent of the protests as well. Pence was airing his disapproval of a murderous commie regime that’s actively seeking to nuke the bejeezus out of the land of the free. Kaepernick was kneeling because he
wanted media coverage foolishly believes the po-po is a front for racist murder squads, trying to genocide all the brown people. Big difference.
Personally, I think Pence should have stood for the other countries. Maybe not for the Korea of the North, but definitely the other countries. This selective outrage shows just how out of touch the left is. Kneeling is a God-given right when it suits a leftist cause. But, when a conservative takes a seat, suddenly every nation deserves respect. Dunking on Pence because he only stands for America does nothing but send yet more in-kind contributions to Trump 2020.
If you seriously think there are any similarities between Mike Pence and Colin Kaepernick here, I’d shut off the Twitter and get some fresh air. You obviously aren’t getting enough oxygen to the brain.