If Obama had a son… oh, wait, he said that about Trayvon Martin. But if he had ANOTHER son, he would be like Colin Kaepernick.
President Obama appeared to back NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s silent national anthem protest on Monday as he told a G20 press conference he understands the NFL star’s motivation…
…Kaepernick has come under fire from some people offended by his decision not to stand during the national anthem before San Francisco’s games.
‘My understanding is that he’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,’ Obama said in response to what the NFL player is doing.
‘I think he cares about some real legitimate issues that have to be talked about,’ Obama said.
‘He’s generated more conversation around some topics that have to be talked about.
‘You’ve heard me talk about in the past for the need for us to have an active citizen.
‘I’d rather have young people who are engaged in the argument… than people who are just sitting on the sidelines and not paying attention at all.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Did anyone else notice the UNBELIEVABLY poor choice of wording that Obama doesn’t want ‘people who are just sitting on the sidelines’.
Isn’t that LITERALLY what Kaepernick’s protest is? Sitting on the sidelines?
Alright, fine. Obama means it figuratively.
Let’s examine the rest of Obama’s statement:
‘He’s excercising his constitutional right’
Yep. The Constitution does give you the right to be a jackass. (It’s not written in there, just implied.)
‘He cares about some real legitimate issues that have to be talked about.’
Apparently, those issues are ‘racial inequality’ and ‘police brutality’.
Remember when Kaepernick said that ‘people were being murdered unjustly and [cops were] not being held accountable’?
ClashDaily reported on the Harvard study by a Black Professor that debunks the police brutality based on racism. The author, Professor Roland G. Fryer Jr., said of the study that it was ‘the most surprising result of my career.’
Obama’s been wishy-washy (at best) with his stance on Law Enforcement.
But, yeah, Kaepernick’s ‘pig socks’ are really raising awareness for those legitimate issues and ‘generating conversation’.