President Joe Biden won’t go to the southern border to see the mess he’s made of things down there. He does, however, have time to spend talking sports with ESPN. He spoke on SportsCenter with Sage Steele Wednesday on the topics of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Georgia, fan attendance amid the pandemic and pay for women’s soccer players. Truly bad optics considering the state of the nation right now.
President Biden told SportsCenter he agrees with leftist lemmings demanding that the MLB remove Georgia as the host of their 2021 All-Star Game. Tony Clark, executive director of the MLB Players Association, last week suggested baseball should change the location of the game because Georgia passed comprehensive election reform. Democrats and media pals are calling it a “racist” law.
On Wednesday’s ESPN appearance, the Democrat president praised the social justice warriors getting so much attention in sports:
“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that [changing the site of the all-star game]. People look to them. They’re leaders.
“Look what’s happened with the NBA, as well. Look what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right. This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia. … This is all about keeping working folks from being able to vote.”
There hasn’t been an election since Georgia’s brand new law gained passage, and no one has been “victimized” by it. Nonetheless, while his fellow Democrats keep torching freedom with disturbing new laws, and with his border-dissolving executive orders causing a humanitarian crisis in southern states, Biden continues discussing baseball. (Nero also fiddled while Rome burned).
When the subject turned to baseball’s Texas Rangers planning to allow unlimited seating for their April 5 home opener, Biden criticized them, too:
“That’s the decision they’ve made. I think it’s a mistake.
“They should listen to Dr. (Anthony) Fauci and the scientists and the experts. I think that is not responsible.”
Is that no-mask Dr. Fauci, one-mask Dr. Fauci or two-mask Dr. Fauci? The president did not elaborate.
Other baseball teams are only allowing a limited number of fans to attend their home games for the start of the season.
The crisis of baseball’s problems solved, President Biden scored identity politics points with women and African Americans by commenting on how much money women’s soccer players earn:
“The idea that these women are getting paid – just overall women are getting paid 82 cents on the dollar, if you’re a Black woman it’s like 55 cents on the dollar, generically just across the board – but the idea that women’s soccer players are getting paid so much less than the men, I just don’t think it’s right. I don’t think it’s fair. That’s why I’m such a big supporter of Title IX.”
The Heritage Foundation’s Nicole Russell wrote that Biden’s Jan. 20 executive order on transgender athletes actually removes the protection that Title IX has provided for females.
To no one’s surprise, ESPN’s SportsCenter has not yet provided equal time for Republicans to respond to President Biden’s controversial remarks.