When did Democrats become such dedicated stewards of American taxpayer dollars?
All of a sudden, the left is really, really concerned about any “publicly stunts” the Trump administration might be pulling at the expense of our treasury. Funny, because we were under the impression for the last…oh, hundred years or so…that Democrats were all in favor of wasting taxpayer money! It seems they only remember the rewards of fiscal responsibility when the money goes to something they despise – like a patriotic demonstration by the Vice President of the United States. Well, they can huff and puff all they want. As far as we’re concerned, Mike Pence’s protest was worth every penny.
“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said after the game. “At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us.
“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem,” he continued. “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and National Anthem.”
Every liberal Obama-lover who stayed silent while 44 gallivanted around the country going to basketball games on the taxpayer dime suddenly demand to know how much was spent on this stunt. Well, go dig it up and find out. But whether it was $200,000 or $2, it was worth it. Not because we enjoyed another round of liberal tears (although we certainly did), but because it is very much within the (vice) president’s purview to promote patriotism and respect for American institutions like the military, the national anthem, and the stars and stripes.
In fact, at a time when respect for those institutions appears to be at a staggering low point, we’d be hard pressed to come up with anything better Pence could have done with his day. Sure, this was probably a planned “stunt” from the get-go. So be it. It was well within the players’ ability to stand for the national anthem and thwart it! They didn’t. They had their protest and the vice president had his. Is not Mike Pence afforded the same First Amendment rights as the San Francisco 49ers? Has he not done (much) more for this country than any one of those players getting their knees dirty before the game?
We submit that he has.