Friday, April 9, 2021

Now Karl Rove Throws Some High Fastballs at the Woke Major League Baseball Commissioner


Following a nice takeout in The Wall Street Journal of the woke baseball commissioner Rob Manfred by the former commissioner Fay Vincent (See: Former Baseball Commissioner Slams Current Baseball Commissioner Over All Star Controversy), Karl Rove has stepped to the mound.

It is not often that Rove is going to pitch against an establishment player often but the issues align for him to throw against the commissioner of baseball in that Manfred's All Star attack against Atlanta was at one level aimed at the Republican Party which is all that Rove is concerned about. He sees it as a power play against Republicans.

Despite the reason, Rove, in a Journal article, made some cogent points given that, in this case, cogent points made sense for him to use:

Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. will regret his decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new election laws. He’s dropped his sport into a red-hot controversy, based on imaginary facts and flawed assertions.
Put another way, Mr. Manfred doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
He says, “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.” So say we all. But that statement provides no legitimate reason to relocate the All-Star Game to Denver. To show why, I’ll build on points I made in my columns last week and the week before.
Major League Baseball’s offices are located in Manhattan and the commissioner, a native of Rome, N.Y., lives in the Empire State. Why is that relevant? Georgia has no-excuse absentee voting by mail, but New York state doesn’t. New Yorkers must be absent, ill or disabled, a primary caregiver of someone who is ill or physically disabled, or in jail awaiting grand-jury action or sentencing to get a mail-in ballot. Neighboring Connecticut has similar restrictions: Only those Nutmeg State voters who are in the military, ill, absent, disabled, have religious objections or are working at the polls can vote by mail. Where’s Mr. Manfred’s crusade to ensure that Yankees and Mets players and fans and baseball staff in New York and Connecticut have the same voting rights as Georgians?
Similarly, Georgia has a robust early-voting period, expanded by the new law to 17 days, with two optional Sundays. New York has only eight days of early voting, while neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey have none. You’d think the woke commissioner would speak out against these “restrictions to the ballot box,” but you’d be wrong.
If Mr. Manfred’s concerns were authentic, he’d condemn states such as Missouri, which has two major-league teams—the Royals and the Cardinals—but doesn’t allow no-excuse absentee voting or early voting. But he won’t.
There’s no early voting in Michigan, so you’d think he’d work to ensure every Tiger fan “participates in shaping the United States,” which he said he wants for “everyone.” But again, he won’t.
Ohio and Pennsylvania each have two pro baseball teams, yet neither state has early voting. Minnesota has the Twins and Wisconsin the Brewers, yet no early voting. While Massachusetts allowed no-excuse vote by mail in 2020 because of the pandemic, it expires June 30. And Red Sox fans across the border in New Hampshire must have an excuse to vote by mail and there’s no early voting. When will Mr. Manfred speak out against all this voter suppression? Or is Georgia the only state worthy of his condemnation?
Sen. Marco Rubio slammed Mr. Manfred in a letter Monday, asking if he’d remain a member of the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club, since it is located in Georgia; end baseball’s profitable engagement with China and Cuba, which certainly don’t hold free elections; and terminate the major leagues’ “lucrative financial relationship” with Tencent, a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist Party.
The commissioner has yet to respond.

This is how the woke crowd should be dealt with, high fastballs. 

These guys are posers. They are not going to lean over the woke plate if they know the high fast ones are coming. Vincent and Rove have taught us how to throw those pitches.

-RW

1 comment:

  1. Thrse guys are not mere poseurs. They are psychopaths. They just don't care about anyone. So they will pretend to be whatever they think is advantageous to them... be it woke, be it religious, whatever.

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