How low can some media members go? Try knee level. In his post, "Missed Opportunity: Taking a Knee at the Debates", Splinter blogger Hamilton Nolan says Wednesday night's Democrat presidential hopefuls blew a golden opportunity by not kneeling for the national anthem. Evidently the media now look to NFL reject Colin Kaepernick as a role model for presidential wannabes on the Left.
"Now that Night Two of the Democratic debates is officially underway, we can report that every single one of the 20 candidates on stage over two nights missed the obvious opportunity to take a knee during the US national anthem," Nolan writes.
Along with his anger over potential candidates for the highest office in the land not acting as boorishly as the America-hating Kaepernick did in the 2016 NFL season, Hamilton expected the same pathetic behavior from the horde of Democrats hoping for a chance to run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.:
"Look at Kaepernick’s ratings. It’s a no-brainer, people. Who the fuck is advising all of you? Read the room (of the USA). Who represents us, the millions of embittered and cynical quasi-communists seething with dissolute rage?"
Three seasons ago, Kaepernick insulted veterans and angered patriots across the nation, igniting a flame among social justice warriors at the same time.
Nolan still had one more poisonous arrow in his quiver, too:
"Fuck that anthem!", he raged at the Democrats who let their potential Kaepernick moment slip away.
What Nolan is angrily demanding is not really that far-fetched, though, for Democrats seeking the White House. After all, former President Barack Obama Administration did about everything he could, short of kneeling, to drag America's reputation through the mud on his apology tours.
The closest any Democrat in the debates came to causing a stir during the national anthem was Ohio Cong. Tim Ryan (seen second from left in photo above). Newsweek's Brendan Cole reported that he clasped his hands in front of him instead of placing his hand over his heart while the Star-Spangled Banner played.
Former George W. Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted, "Rep. Tim Ryan didn't put his hand over his heart during the national anthem.
"I guess he's appealing to the Kaepernick wing of the Democratic Party."
That would most likely be the partisan Nolan's wing, too.
Though Nolan certainly seems to be out on the far Left fringe of the far left-stream media with his vitriol over the lack of Kaepernick-style anthem kneeling at the debates, one better known lefty also addressed the issue of national anthem protocol.
The Late Show's host, Stephen Colbert, mocked Cong. Ryan's inaction, stating:
"The debate began with the national anthem and everyone passed the test by holding their hands over their hearts, except Tim Ryan, unless he keeps his heart in his scrotum.
"I'm not sure where he keeps the brain either."