The Democrats are way out over their skies.
They’re putting pressure on sports leagues to do their bidding.
And Major League Baseball’s promotion of one Democrat scheme just backfired.
Democrats are promoting the lie that voter ID laws are “Jim Crow on steroids,” as Joe Biden immorally put it.
The pressure campaign from Biden and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams led to Major League Baseball and other corporations punishing Georgia after the Republican-controlled state legislature passed election integrity laws.
The MLB moved its annual all-star game from Atlanta to Denver in protest.
And now the league is paying dearly as the 2021 summer classic drew abysmal ratings.
Indeed, in terms of low-ratings, the 2021 All-Star Game was only outdone by the 2019 ASG — but only by a scant one percent — allowing 2019 to retain its shameful crown as the least-watched All-Star Game ever.
To show how far the All-Star Game has fallen, in 1980 the broadcast earned 36 million viewers. By 2015, only 11 million cared to tune in. This year, the league’s big match-up only garnered 8.24 million viewers. 2019’s dismal showing only reached 8.14 million. (There was no All-Star Game in 2020 due to the pandemic.)
In a bitter twist of irony, Georgia Democrats ended up hurting local black-owned businesses by moving the game to the predominantly white city of Denver.
After the gambit backfired, both Biden and Abrams distanced themselves from the boycott, as did Georgia senator Raphael Warnock.
The MLB, like other companies before it, is suffering from “get woke, go broke.”
Thanks to sports leagues going out of their way to cater to the political Left, Republicans now have a less favorable view of all the major sports leagues.
The MLB and other leagues chased off a large swath of fans without bringing in any new ones.
It was a disastrous move that could likely have long-lasting effects.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have pivoted and doubled down on voter ID laws being tantamount to Jim Crow racism.
It’s an absurd contention that even The Washington Post recently mocked; the Washington Post also showed that at least 75% of voters (including over 60% of black voters) are fine with voter ID laws.
This is a losing issue for Democrats, but they refuse to let it go.
Biden even said that Republican voter integrity laws were the biggest threat to the country since the Civil War, which is disgusting, overheated rhetoric.
But the Democrats don’t care.
Their only concern is power, and they’re willing to divide the country in the most ugly ways possible to achieve it.
The Republican Party responded by cutting an ad that highlighted the Democrats’ foolishness.
Hopefully voters remember the mess the Democrats made when the 2022 midterms roll around.