Tag: National Anthem.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America believe the judge made the right decision in sentencing former congressman/predator Anthony Weiner to 21 months in prison for transferring obscene material to a minor.  They also discuss the latest GOP health care bill going up in flames as some Republicans think it’s not conservative enough and others think it’s too conservative, making the likelihood of anything getting done on this issue in this Congress very slim.  And they’re disturbed as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle – and former Army ranger – Alejandro Villanueva apologizes to his teammates, coaches and the Steelers organization for being the only one on the field Sunday for the national anthem.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (an alleged man) released an official statement in response to our President’s response to players protesting and disrespecting our national anthem. You can read it in all of it’s spineless glory here at the link: https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/Statement-From-NFL-Commissioner-Roger-Goodell.aspx Preview Open

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We have been repeatedly told that we have reached a post Christian western culture.  When Tim Tebow is ridiculed for taking a knee to pray during a football game, we know that Christianity is no longer at the heart of America.   Now we have football players, owners, and a good deal of the elites in […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America agree with President Trump’s disapproval for national anthem protests but also believe it is wrong for the president to suggest anyone be fired for their constitutionally-protected beliefs.  They also unload on those who took a knee during the anthem, which turned into a referendum on Trump – a fight Trump is sure to win.  Thy hammer three NFL teams for refusing to take the field for the anthem, blast the Pittsburgh Steelers for condemning their own player who is an Afghanistan war vet for defying the decision and honoring the anthem, and shake their head as Bob Costas frets that the anthem is only used to honor military instead of teachers and social workers.  Finally, they slam John McCain for once again breaking his promise on health care reform and planning to vote against the latest Senate bill.  They also question Rand Paul’s decision to oppose it.

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There are plenty of people on social media making statements in anger, trying to score political points for their side, and demanding their viewpoint be implemented at the expense of others. It’s become all about defeating the other side and advancing an agenda, but at what cost? Where are the leaders who will put what’s […]

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Trump throws down on player protests against the national anthem at the NFL, and scores big points with his political base. Jay Caruso of the Fifth Estate podcast (and huge NFL fan) offers analysis. And political consultant and longtime Trump activist Seth Weathers talks about why Trump’s bad language is such a good play on the field of American politics.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America condemn Republican Senators John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski for failing to deliver on their campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare during a vote late Thursday night, while also stressing the mistakes made by GOP leaders and the major flaws in the “skinny repeal”.  Jim mocks new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for threats and vulgar comments about his colleagues, underscoring already fractious conditions in the new administration.  In an attempt to end the week on a good note, Jim and Greg discuss a new poll showing that more fans stopped watching the NFL last season because of the national anthem protests than for any other reason.