Here are a few things we found out about Republicans during the Trump Error: They stand for nothing:
1. Not free markets = Foxconn.
2. Not Pro-Life = Kill Health Care/Support Death Penalty/Guns.
3. Not Family Values/Religion = Voted for a Bible Thumping Sexual Predator.
4. Not Constitution = Against First Amendment Protests.
The Republican Party of Feel Good Anecdotal Values: That last point is defined below. Yes, conservatives are still obsessed with trashing NFL players protesting police violence against black Americans.
You won't believe the nationalism, the racism, the arrogant authoritarianism in Louisiana, for something that takes about one minute...before the game even starts for gods sake. NPR:
In Louisiana, NFL Anthem Protests Threaten Saints' Tax Breaks: Manager Tony Melara, of Sarita's Grill in Denham Springs, La., said: “We respect the flag. We stand. And we pledge allegiance. They make a lot more money than we do. Like, why do it then? They're going at it the wrong way. That's all."
Republican State Representative Kenny Havard of St. Francisville is proposing an amendment to strip any state funding that benefits the Saints, including free rental of the venue where they play, the Superdome.
Rep. Havar: “We're paying the Saints a lot of money to entertain us, not to get off in the weeds of political discourse. Now, they can do that, but do it on their own time. When I see a lady coming, I open the door. When I, you know, sit at the table, I take my hat off. When the national anthem plays, I stand. And those are things that are taught to you by family and parents. And that's the real issue, is the breakdown of the family unit because there's no dad in the home to pop them upside the head - son, you stand up when the national anthem - and pull your pants up. I'm sorry if it hurts people's feelings, but that's just the way it is.The issue is also now in the courts. Just last week, a Saints season ticket holder sued the team for a refund, claiming he's been damaged by players using football games as a platform for protest. Debbie Elliott, NPR News, Baton Rouge.
Reporter: “There will be people who hear you say that and think that that's racist.”
Havard: “Well, it's not. And I'm not trying to be racist. It's not for me. It really isn't. It's about having the conversation. And somebody needs to start having the conversation.”