The Super Bowl was remarkably non-political this year, even during the halftime show. But that’s not stopped many liberals from trying to force politics into a pastime traditionally associated with being an escape from politics.
That was especially true of Corbin Smith, who wrote a profanity-laden piece for the Daily Beast.
After taking issue with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft having ever shown support for President Trump — as if being a Trump supporter is a really unusual thing — Smith said the Patriots, “like it or not,” are “the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field.”
He also took issue with Brady leading a pep talk cheer of “We’re still here!” and likened it to “watching some square-jawed grifter throwing red meat to the hogs at an alt-right rally.”
“Think about if you would want to find yourself in a crowd of sweaty, white men chanting WE’RE STILL HERE while a Trump supporter egged you on,” Smith continued. “Are you one-hundred percent sure you’re comfortable with that?”
“When you root for the Patriots, you are associating yourself with a virulent and revolting strain of politics that seeks to Make America Great Again — which is to say, white, European, English-speaking,” he concluded.
“That last [part] is really the lesson here,” observed conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday. “The guy could always fall back, “Hey, I’m just trying to be funny. I’m just trying to appeal to my left-wing reader base and you guys always say you do satire.’”
“So we’ll grant him the opportunity to try to be funny,” he continued, but said next, “I don’t think so because I don’t think they have it in them. The left does not have comics anymore. They don’t have people that tell jokes and get laughs. Their comedians are seeking applause.”
“But ‘Make America Great Again’ is and equals white European, English speaking country. And that is bad, and that’s what needs to be overthrown,” Rush said, illustrating how liberals think.
“And I don’t think that a significant percentage of Americans yet understand, even after the attack on the Covington kids and the Make America Great Again hat, I really don’t think enough Americans understand that the modern-day left, the mainstream of American liberalism actively hates this country as founded,” he warned. “And its mission is to overthrow it, transform it, however you want to phrase it.”