We are moving into Week 5 of the NFL letting players virtue signal by kneeling or pumping fists in the air during our National Anthem in blatant disrespect of all this Republic stands for.
Yesterday Vice President and Mrs. Pence attended the Indianapolis Colt’s game, but then walked out after a bunch of San Francisco 49’ers took a knee during the National Anthem. Deanna wrote about the immediate reaction here.
The media wonks went into hysterics about the cost for this little detour and are convinced that this was nothing more than a stunt. Patterico, a blogger I’ve followed for a very long time, had this to say.
This was nothing more than a stunt. A premeditated and incredibly cynical stunt. I was going to call it a “cheap stunt” — but that would be wildly inaccurate, because it actually cost the taxpayers quite a lot of money. Consider: Pence had just been in Las Vegas, and his next stop was Los Angeles, a short plane flight west — but he instead flew all the back to Indianapolis for this photo op, taking his entourage and his security detail with him. The streets doubtless had to be blocked off for his motorcade. I’m quite sure special security precautions were taken for the Vice President of the United States. And all along, he planned to engage in a tawdry, pre-planned sham performance — with all the expense that entails — just to get people embroiled in a cynical culture war.
No. I disagree. You see, at halftime of the Colt’s game, a very special ceremony was planned. That ceremony was the retirement of Peyton Manning’s No. 18 jersey, and his induction into the Ring of Honor. For those who don’t know, Peyton Manning IS the Indianapolis Colts, is Tennessee, and is the Denver Broncos. He is CLASS through and through.