Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, throughout the committee’s verification hearing for FBI Director candidate Christopher Wray.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) As much as I really didn’t wish to enter into it, there is a point– call it the last point, if you want– that no one has actually truly talked about, conserve one U.S. Senator from the midwest.Over the weekend, prior to this NFL dust-up, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska made a number of points on Twitter that we should talk about a bit, since they speak to a larger problem we’re facing as a nation.NFL gamers
You can object Trump tmrw. However aren’t there much better methods than kneeling before the flag soldiers passed away to defend?
September 23, 2017 btw, Trump wants you to kneel– due to the fact that it divides the country, with him and the flag on the same side. Don’t give him the attention he wants. https://t.co/ic5Vc9oGyB!.?.!— Ben Sasse(@BenSasse) September 23, 2017 Sasse strikes the nail right on the head here, and it
is very important to keep in mind from his tone that he’s not knocking the President here. He’s simply mentioning a fact.Here’s the offer: Trump’s program is getting derailed quite badly. Congress cannot decide whether it likes or dislikes his agenda half the time, and the other half is long time Republicans thinking they can “right the ship “by keeping Congress more moderate.The outcome is a noticeably annoyed Trump, who, as an entrepreneur and a TV personality, is looking for the best method to get solid, positive PR. He caved on certain concerns to Democrats with the hopes that it would create positive media coverage, however that eventually failed. His next act was to attempt and rally his base.So, he began this little weekend of scary with statements insulting the NFL and its
gamers, and made the controversy about him instead of about exactly what the kneeling was expected to represent– justice, equality, etc.He divided the majority of America into United States vs. Them yet again, and it got all of America speaking about Trump. There is a reason that
Trump did this, there is a reason that the media went along with it, and there is a factor voters are still talking about it.
It feeds Trump addiction to the story being all about him. It feeds the media’s have to be the opposition celebration. It feeds our country’s obvious need to make whatever political.At some point,
we’re going to need to acknowledge this is an addiction and we are going to need to go into some sort of across the country rehab for it, because it’s utter insanity that we’re offering so much airtime to what was going to otherwise be a silent protest movement that would have been over in 3 minutes.The post So, Ben Sasse Basically Nailed It on Trump and the NFL appeared first on RedState.