Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest sent the NFL into a tailspin.
The league still hasn’t recovered, but the media have turned Kaepernick into a folk hero.
But one leftist sacred cow wasn’t at all a fan of his protest.
Amid a bevy of public relations problems, the NFL was hit with the mother lode of controversies in the form of the anti-American anthem protests.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then a member of the San Francisco 49ers, protested against the Star-Spangled Banner and the flag because of the supposed widespread murder of black people at the hands of the police.
However, the matter was already being investigated by Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, and the FBI statistics didn’t at all back up his claims.
Nevertheless, the mainstream media and other leftist entities tried to turn Kaepernick into a civil rights icon.
The left ignored when Kaepernick said Hillary Clinton should be in jail for her email scandal.
But the left also ignored what their beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said of Kaepernick.
Ginsburg was no fan of the protests, which she characterized as “dumb and disrespectful.”
That’s inconvenient to the narrative that everybody on the left is in solidarity on every issue.
Despite Ginsburg’s ambivalence toward literal interpretations of the American Constitution and her fondness for the South African Constitution—she suggested it as a model for the Egyptian government in light of the Arab Spring—Ginsburg still seems averse to blatant disrespect of the American flag.
Ginsburg expounded, “If [protesters] want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”
One would think such a harsh rebuke was coming from a conservative, not Ginsburg.
The left has lionized “The Notorious RBG” as a trailblazer in a documentary and a film starring actress Felicity Jones while pretending as if the first female Supreme Court Justice, Ronald Reagan appointee Sandra Day O’Connor, never existed.
The left is good at pretending.
They’re currently pretending Ginsburg’s failing health isn’t a big issue.
Ginsburg has had multiple cancer scares, and broke her ribs after a nasty fall.
And she’s recently missed the first two days of oral arguments on a case.
Actress Alyssa Milano offered to donate organs to Ginsburg to keep her on the bench.
Leftist propaganda filmmaker Michael Moore even replaced the angel at the top of his Christmas tree with an ornament in the likeness of Ginsburg.
If Ginsburg were to retire, Donald Trump could get a third appointment to the Supreme Court.
If that were to happen, suddenly the left would turn on Ginsburg for not retiring while Barack Obama was in office.
To leftists, Ginsburg can do no wrong.
Ripping Kaepernick is of no consequence to them.
The only bad thing Ginsburg can do in their eyes is leave the bench at the wrong time.