We all have our ways of tuning out the constant drum beat of partisan bad blood and bad news. Some people even resort to watching soccer, apparently. Women’s soccer, even. So it must have been disappointing for those folks when rancor and division intruded on their otherwise tranquil diversion.
Some of the most vociferous voices in support of athlete protest are crying foul over the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) recent policy announcement preventing inappropriate political activism at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she won't be silenced, and USA Today is bitterly denouncing the IOC's stance.
Reporter Liz Robbins wrapped up the year in left-wing athletic activism on the front of the New York Times sports page New Year’s Day, though she put it in more flattering terms in “Playing for Trophies, and for Change.” Robbins doesn't seem to like sports: "Long a bastion for abuse, homophobia, misogyny and injury, the sporting world has started to embrace diversity, vulnerability, gender equity and activism." Hooray?
It wasn't widely known until now, but Megan Rapinoe has been leading America off the soccer field. That amazing role now includes supporting the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Rapinoe, the soccer star and outrageous social justice warrior, tweeted her support Friday for Sen. Warren and made it official in a phone call between the two and a guest appearance on CNN Tonight.
Megan Rapinoe is no longer satisfied calling the shots just for women's soccer. She's demanding that male soccer superstars get with the social justice program, too. Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need to get active to clean up the problems plaguing men's soccer, Rapinoe said.
Fashion magazine Elle claims that it’s all about strong women. So then why does the December issue choose to honor a bunch of subversive, progressive women who are contributing to the delusion and hysteria of the next female generation?
As the saying goes, birds of a feather … flip the bird to America together. Like U.S. women’s World Cup champion, feminist activist and angry lesbian Megan Rapinoe dedicating her Glamour “Women of the Year Award” to disgraced, race-baiting former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
USA Today resident progressive sports writer Christine Brennan is demanding that our 2020 Olympic athletes delay a visit to the White House until after the presidential election. President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and manipulative behavior would simply be "a terrible distraction" for U.S. Olympic competitors, she predicts. And besides, Brennan writes, the athletes should not be used as pawns in Trump's "cutthroat Washington chess matches."
The truth is coming out. Soccer firebrand Megan Rapinoe is not the poor little victim of presidential bullying that her media enablers have been making her out to be. In a Vox Recode interview with Kara Swisher she goes to the extreme of claiming membership in the "Squad" as a victim of President Trump's bullying. Trying to have it both ways, Rapinoe tells Swisher that Trump's tweets made her famous and spurred Team USA onto World Cup victory.
On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd gushed like a geyser over controversial U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe. He began by insisting Rapinoe "right now is bigger than LeBron, bigger than Brady, bigger than just about anyone in the sports world and maybe beyond," and "we are very happy" for her to appear.
Fox Sports claimed the World Cup soccer champion American team lifted the nation and a gender. The progressive sports blog SB Nation calls U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe "love" and "a godlike figure." One courageous sports writer isn't drinking that Kool-Aid though. Phil Mushnick, columnist for the New York Post, disputes those claims, says the American team invited scorn and calls Rapinoe a "a foul-mouthed stage hog."
Despite the fact that the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup ended on Sunday, the liberal media’s infatuation with not so much the U.S. Women’s National Team’s play on the pitch but their wokeness off it has continued. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace swooned that team captain Megan Rapinoe is an “icon” and “real-life superhero” who’s “chicken soup for your soul” with a future in liberal politics.