Don't take me out to the ballgame, Don't take me out to the crowd. Don't buy me some peanuts 'cuz I'm not broke, And I don't care if I never get woke.
Joe Biden lied. And then he lied about lying. And then his press secretary lied about him lying about lying.
They pitched nothing but spitters. They figured the umpire wouldn’t call them on it – the media is mostly in the bag for the Democrats – and they gambled that nobody else would notice.
But we did notice. If this were baseball, they’d all be banned for life.
What Biden lied about this time was the Georgia voting law. He said it was a Jim Crow law. He said it closed the polls at 5 pm, right as people got off work, and he objected to the requirement for a photo ID. He said it discriminates against black voters, as if white voters don’t work till 5 pm and black voters don’t have ID’s.
It was all a lie. The law doesn’t close the polls at 5 pm at all. In fact, it codifies what was earlier just an informal and inconsistent tradition of keeping them open till 7 pm in most counties. As for photo ID’s, that requirement has consistently been upheld by the Supreme Court even back in the days that the Court leaned left. In any event, studies show that photo ID requirements do not in fact impact blacks disproportionately.
The only persons disproportionately impacted by photo ID laws are voters who aren’t who they say they are. Democrats know that such criminals overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
Even the lefty Washington Post fact checker awarded Biden four Pinocchio’s, the fact checker’s highest “honor.”
No matter. Biden promptly repeated his lie. His mendacious press secretary defended him without even her “circle back” charade where she asks someone with authority at the White House such as Kamala or “Doctor” Jill what to say.
Then corporate America joined the mob. They said the Georgia law is “unacceptable,” as if corporations have veto power over elected representatives and the people who elected them. What happened to the left’s mantra that “corporations aren’t people”?
Nowadays, corporations pretend to be woke to avoid going broke. These corporate cowards include long-time Atlanta corporations Delta and Coca Cola. I’m reminded of a remark attributed to Winston Churchill: “An appeaser is a person who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”
Until the crocodile comes for Delta, it’s worth noting that while Delta thinks – or at least says – that it’s racist to require a photo ID for voting, they always require one to board a plane.
Major League Baseball itself led the corporate retreat. Within an hour after Biden gave the signal, they stole the MLB All-Star game out of Atlanta in order to punish Georgians.
MLB is as hypocritical as Delta. They require a photo ID to pick up tickets at the Will-Call booth, but they think it’s racist to require one for voting.
MLB then relocated the All-Star game to Denver. They took a $100 million dollar event out of Atlanta, a half-black city that voted for Biden, and put it into Denver where blacks comprise only 9% of the population. They chose to punish purportedly racist Georgians by punishing poor black Atlantans and rewarding rich liberal white Denverites.
Who needs poor blacks when you can count on white guilt?
You might assume that the MLB chose Denver because Colorado voting laws are looser than Georgian laws. You’d be wrong. Colorado voting laws are similar to Georgian voting laws. For that matter, so are the voting laws of Delaware, the state that Biden represented for decades in the U.S. Senate.
Unlike our always stupid and newly senile president and his puppet masters, the corporate chieftains didn’t specifically lie about the law’s provisions. They just vaguely parroted the Democrat’s smear of racism. It never even occurred to them to actually read it and compare it against the Colorado and Delaware laws. Because they don’t give a damn about what the law says. They care only about what the left says it says.
That’s always been the easiest path for corporations. They’ve learned that if they don’t play along and pretend sympathy to leftist causes, the corporations and their officers will be targeted for boycotts, protests and even violence. That’s all bad for business.
I grew up in Colorado and have lived here nearly all my life. I love this place, and I have nothing against the Colorado Rockies.
Moreover, baseball seems less woke that basketball or football. Maybe that’s because baseball players put in long, hard and risky years in the minor leagues where they’re paid practically nothing and have only dreams, work and talent. If they finally get to the Majors, they know they earned it on their merit, not their skin color. They have no use for identity politics. They prefer a quick bat, a hard slider and keen eyes.
I like baseball players.
But the right needs to send a message to corporate America. We need to tell them that pandering to the alligator left is not a risk-free strategy. They need to know that there’s a price to pay with the right.
So please, my fellow Coloradans, boycott the All-Star game. Let’s send a message to these cowardly corporations.