Daryl Johnston misses the point on Eagles players’ objections to Trump

Getty Images

Former Cowboys fullback and current FOX announcer Daryl Johnston won three Super Bowls during the Clinton presidency, and this week he weighed in on why he thinks Super Bowl winners should visit the White House. Unfortunately, Johnston seemed to miss the point about why so many Eagles players declined to meet President Trump this week, resulting in Trump canceling a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl winners.

Johnston wrote on Twitter that he disagreed with Clinton politically, but that he attended the White House because he thought any meeting with the president was an honor.

“I did not vote for Bill Clinton and I did not agree with most of his policies. But when he extended an invitation to our TEAM to visit the White House to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship I was honored to attend and meet the President of the United States,” Johnston wrote.

But what Johnston doesn’t seem to grasp is that the Eagles aren’t saying they don’t want to visit Trump’s White House because they do “not agree with most of his policies.” In fact, when Eagles players first started saying in February that they wouldn’t visit the White House, they made clear that it was not about politics.

Eagles defensive end Chris Long was outraged by Trump saying there were “very fine people on both sides” of a rally that saw a white supremacist terrorist kill a woman protesting against racism in Long’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Long wrote on Twitter that the questions he had for Trump weren’t about public policy: “Who were the fine people on the side of the Nazis and KKK that gathered in my hometown the day a terrorist put 20 ppl in the hospital? Why reference the hatred and bigotry on ‘many sides’ that day? Why didn’t you immediately denounce them?” Long wrote. “I already know the answer. None of that is political.”

Receiver Torrey Smith also said his decision not to visit the White House went beyond policy.

“For me, it’s not just about politics,” Smith said. “This isn’t something that I personally feel inclined to be involved with. . . . I respect the office, but often times we hold our athletes and entertainers to higher standards than we hold the President of the United States. To me it’s about doing the right thing, it’s not about choosing sides or anything, it’s simply about right and wrong.”

Other players have objected to the way Trump referred to NFL players who kneel during the anthem as “sons of bitches” and the way Trump has used the NFL to sow division. Those are fundamentally different issues than simple policy disagreements.

Johnston is free to think the Eagles should have visited the White House, but he shouldn’t suggest that the players who wouldn’t visit Trump were motivated by policy disagreements. The Eagles’ players made clear that their differences with Trump are deeper than that.

134 responses to “Daryl Johnston misses the point on Eagles players’ objections to Trump

  1. And what Moose is saying is he didn’t make it personal. The event itself was an honor. So whether it’s you don’t like the policies or you have something specific about the person you don’t like, you put that aside and go for the honor of going.

  2. This has and always has been about politics. If this wasn’t. The players would be protesting at Democrat Rahm Emmanuel’s mansion in Chicago. You know the Mayor that overseas the mass killings of blacks by other blacks. Go pedal your political cover somewhere else.

  3. The problem with trump isn’t that he’s racist. He’s greedy and a showman and all about his ego but I wager he couldn’t care less about race. The problem is that he’s got income coming in from racists. That’s his base. And as we know by the fact that he formerly woulda ran as a democrat if they would have had him and was pals with the Clintons for years before jumping in the ring should tell you all you need to know about how easily manipulated he is. Putin sure knows it.

  4. Athletes and entertainers are held to a higher standard? Where is the evidence of that?

  5. As incredibly difficult as Trump makes it, US citizens should still respect the position of President. Then again, so should Trump.

  6. of course it isnt about policies. its because one president is an antagonist with a vendetta against the league and the others before him were not

  7. There is a portion of citizens who are Trump supporters and they genuinely do not understand why he is as-hated as he is by a different portion of citizens, and because these different demographics are on opposing sides of ideology they are at an instant impasse.

    Few listen but likewise few criticize with composure.

    The vast majority of us are ineffectual these days regardless of what part of the spectrum we individually fall under, but more importantly, regardless of what we’re attempting (and failing) to promote.

    The Politicians have their issues, but so do We The People.

  8. “Very fine people”…a simple chance to denounce those hateful racist people and he couldn’t do it..,and this is why no matter what Trump does, his supporters will back him…because they agree with his racist views and general lack of respect for minorities, immigrants,women,POW’S and anyone who has different beliefs than him…it would be awesome if some of those who blindly follow him could form an original thought and realize they have been conned by a phony patriot who dodged the draft and now demands others to “respect the flag” when he doesn’t even know the words to the song he is supposedly so passionate about…

  9. And the players are right? Do most of them even know how to handle their own financial responsibilities like paying their bills? The vast majority of players end up broke whether they lose their money for child support having multiple kids with multiple women or simply get ripped off because they can’t manage they own finances. I am with Moose Johnson as he is one of the few players who does use common sense and not some blowhard passing ship (football player) in the night who thinks the world evolves around him. P.S. Why can’t these players come up with another way of expressing their politics other than disrespecting the American flag?

  10. Even if President Trump didn’t say half the IDIOTIC things he’s prone to saying, the snowflakes that can’t stand him would find another reason to dislike him because he’s a Republican. I’m black, I voted for President Trump and WILL vote for him again over ANY BIG GOVERNMENT progressive, the Democrats nominate in 2020.

  11. I don’t associate with people I consider to be horrible human beings. So, if Trump invited me to the White House, I’d tell him to go screw himself.

  12. I despise the KKK, yet they have every right to be the KKK. Should their rights be taken away, all our rights are in jeopardy.

  13. Its always about race…and it divides this country sad but true !!

    I watch football to escape politics ….
    I go to church to escape racial garbage …
    Everyone excepts everyone there…

    Life is short !!
    Some peeps are fueled on hate its there driving force!!

    FOOTBALL TIME !!!

  14. Look, lets be real. there is just one certain group that is pandering for attention, and disrespecting the President……plus 1 clown named Chris Long.
    Still upset that it will be a long time before another Obama type is in office, and upset that they can not shame Trump America into the latest “cause”

  15. I thought the players did not like Roger Goodell why are they not boycotting the NFL?

  16. Anyone who holds athletes and entertainers to any type of standard is going be sorely disappointed.

  17. “its because one president is an antagonist with a vendetta against the league”

    Except that if he had a vendetta against the league, it would be directed at the owners who didn’t let him in.

  18. If the Eagles had chosen to visit the White House, it might have inspired some really fine touchdown celebration dances like acting out the routine of scrubbing the dirt off themselves after being on the same stage with Trump.

  19. sterling7 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    And the players are right? Do most of them even know how to handle their own financial responsibilities like paying their bills? The vast majority of players end up broke whether they lose their money for child support having multiple kids with multiple women or simply get ripped off because they can’t manage they own finances. ~~~~

    And Trump has how many failed businesses and marriages? Don’t get distracted by the same old finger pointing. People ruin their lives no matter their color or location or income.

    Trump is a person who cares and serves only himself and the rich people/businesses/world leaders who will fill HIS pockets. He hasn’t changed since he was born. If he called any of my friends names, I wouldn’t go to his house either.

  20. The right-winger completely missed the point because he has no understanding of what the issue at hand actually is. How shocking!

  21. Time for these black millionaires to figure out what the hell they are protesting. These spoiled babies need a reality check. The fans have overwhelmingly said that we DON’T support your ever-changing reasons for protesting both the flag and President Trump. Grow up babies and play football. We don’t give a crap about your political views.

  22. Absolutely a two way street if the President does not respect the people how are the people suppose to respect the current office of the President. It is a duty and an honor and when the President ignores that duty then the people must ignore it as well.

  23. In fact, when Eagles players first started saying in February that they wouldn’t visit the White House, they made clear that it was not about politics.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That is not a fact. They merely said it isn’t about politics but the examples cited are ALL political.

  24. The anthem protests have morphed into anti-Trump protests. Saying anything else is disingenuous. Look at what really got all of those players and guys like Mike Tomlin in a lather. It was Trump’s comments. Spare us the spin. And I am still laughing that all of the “woke” teams that got themselves in a lather over Trump’s comments all lost that weekend.

  25. Nuance died in this country years ago. Everything is always black & white (sometimes literally), there are no longer shades of grey where conversations are allowed to occur. It’s all about Team Red vs Team Blue and everyone sticks to the talking points of their pathetic team

  26. briang123 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    The anthem protests have morphed into anti-Trump protests. Saying anything else is disingenuous. Look at what really got all of those players and guys like Mike Tomlin in a lather. It was Trump’s comments. Spare us the spin. And I am still laughing that all of the “woke” teams that got themselves in a lather over Trump’s comments all lost that weekend.
    ——————–
    Disingenuous……
    What is that is you trying to belittle what this issue is about. Cannot understand the arrogance and foolishness of your ilk. RIP Bourdain. I wish more people had your tolerance and curiosity.

  27. A handful of players were kneeling, and then Trump attacked them at a political rally. So the players closed ranks. That’s what brothers do. An attack on my brother is an attack on me.
    Trump loves it. He will keep harping on it, even if no one ever takes a knee again.
    He attacks our allies and gives comfort to our enemies. He is a sickness. Nothing he has ever said or done is original or unique to him. He simply takes advantage for his own purpose.
    He’s totally in it for himself.

  28. This is exhausting I don’t care if you stand sit or kneel just play man. This is just beating a dead horse getting everyone’s opinion on it. Everyone is pretty much locked into what they believe anyways don’t think anyone is going to change their stance regardless.

  29. Dan Muston says:
    June 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    I despise the KKK, yet they have every right to be the KKK. Should their rights be taken away, all our rights are in jeopardy
    ——-

    Yet so many of you can’t seem to allow these players their right to simply raise a fist during the anthem? Lol, ok.

  30. As a conservative, I say to the protesting NFL players, “Please continue doing this because you’re firing up voters to send y’all a REAL strong message in November at the polls.” Or, to steal from the vernacular, “Go on witcha bad self.” As Clint Eastwood would say, “Go ahead — make my day!”

  31. Anyone who doesn’t think this is about politics and racism too must have just arrived from mars. Where does long get this Trump is all about Nazis and hates Hispanics.
    That is a cop out. Trump didn’t pass tax cuts for just those white people. He didn’t do things at the vs for just white veterans. I may have missed his invite of the Nazis to the white house, when was that? Bottom line they just hate Trump and everything he does is wrong, being white doesn’t help either. Then again black power fists don’t exactly say make nice.

  32. i was invited to the white house when clinton was president. My wife despised him
    and didnt want me to go but, like johnston, I went. i am an old guy and I realize
    nobody cares who i voted for. The last democrat I voted for was Lyndon Johnnson.
    i have watched the democratic party use low income americans as pawns for votes since then.
    it has ruined our great country and by reading the comments on the anthem issue it only
    confirms my thoughts.

    i am sure some of you will point out my bad punctuation and rambling. So I
    will close by telling all you anti patriots, anti americans, anti trump, anti
    republicans to stay off my lawn!!

  33. so, these players are boycotting and they cant really state a good reason why? Other than what appears to be the “in thing” to do?
    Well, in that case, I’m tickled that President Trump told these players to stay home.
    Keep your politics out of my football

  34. so, these players are boycotting a White House visit, and they cant really state a good reason why? Other than what appears to be the “in thing” to do?
    Well, in that case, I’m tickled that President Trump told these players to stay home.
    Keep your politics out of my football

  35. People just need to stop with this I didn’t like his comments that good people on both sides at Charlottesville Virginia. If you go on YouTube and do a little investigation you will see President Trump was right there are good people on both sides. Just because one idiot decides he wants to drive a car into a bunch of people doesn’t mean everybody on that side is bad. Like I was saying just go look at the videos on YouTube and you will see for a fact there are good people on both sides

  36. People just need to stop with this I didn’t like his comments that good people on both sides at Charlottesville Virginia. If you go on YouTube and do a little investigation you will see President Trump was right there are good people on both sides. Just because one idiot decides he wants to drive a car into a bunch of people doesn’t mean everybody on that side is bad. Like I was saying just go look at the videos on YouTube and you will see for a fact there are good people on both sides

  37. Maybe Johnston should focus more on the trash heap in Dallas than the NFC East, NFC Divisional, NFC Conference and SuperBowl Worls Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

    Hey Johnston, last time your wreck of a team won the Superbowl this years draft class wasnt even born!!!!

    I hope Jerry Jones owns the Cowboys forever and puppet Garrett stays as coach just as long.

    Long live Garretts Boys!!!!

    Dallas Cowboys, the Least in the East!!!

  38. bird2urmother says:
    June 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Yet so many of you can’t seem to allow these players their right to simply raise a fist during the anthem? Lol, ok.

    ——————

    When did I do that? If some player wanted to wear his white hood during the anthem, you would be okay with that? I would not be okay with that, but who am I to say he can’t?

  39. As a Cowboy fan since 1960 somethings are quite apparent. In this case, Darryl was used as a human battering ram when he played fullback, and it affected his cognitive thinking. Just too many hits to his head, Darryl! You need to think of your teammates and the men who came after you. Listen to them!

  40. Kind of interesting how the “very fine people” comment only lumped in all right wing conservatives attending with the worst of the worst Nazis, no one lumped all the left wingers in with the Communists that shipped off millions of their countrymen to die in gulags or the re-education camps of the Cultural Revolution. Why does the sinister left get a pass and not the right? It’s called bias and cherry picking and intellectual dishonesty

  41. So he had nothing to say when Tom Brady and other players in the past didn’t go but now it’s a problem. Typical. Jenkins even said he didn’t want to go cause he already has been to the white house and would much rather have a conversation about real issues instead of just taking a bunch of pictures and shaking hands. Who would want to do a pointless photo op with a narcissistic, arrogant, and prejudice president that has disrespected their brothers anyway. Winning the Super Bowl and having a parade is enough of a celebration for most. Whether it’s political or not, they don’t have to go.

  42. Chris Long is ill-informed. The media blew up Trump’s comment and cut it to make it seem he was supporting the white supremecists who started trouble. That’s not true. His comment was stating that not all the white people there were bad guys.

    Similar to when a muslim terrorist blows something up and people make the comment that not all muslims are bad and most are good people.

  43. Politics aside, President Trump is racist, sexist, sexually assaults women, cheats on his wife, and creates division in our country. I guess you support him if you are ok with those traits. I’m not. I don’t want my kid seeing those examples from “our leader.”

  44. Also, trump extended an olive branch to players to name people who should be pardoned due to injustice. Trump and the rest of us are still waiting….

  45. Protesting against the removal of statues from the UVA campus is not racist. It using your constitutional right to protest an act you disagree with

  46. So, the issue is the treatment of black people by police officers, and the kneeling during the anthem was to draw attention to the issue.

    Since the season has ended, I haven’t heard word one from the group of players who were kneeling during the anthem about bringing about change. Where are the big press conferences, where are the marches led by the players demanding better treatment by police, where are the requests to meet with elected officials to discuss these issues.

    Now, I’ve probably missed them, so if somebody could direct me to that information, I’d appreciate it.

  47. I voted ,I did not vote for Trump.

    That being said I would like to honestly know what percentage of the the posters on here who despise him actually voted at all?

    Be honest with yourself.

  48. rohinaz says:
    June 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    Also, trump extended an olive branch to players to name people who should be pardoned due to injustice. Trump and the rest of us are still waiting….
    _____________________________
    Pro athletes concerned are not falling for trumps trickbags, and the rest of “you” could care less.

    If justice is the endgame, trump has available all the info he needs.

    #stopdeflecting

  49. Any man/woman who chooses to follow a man who has the audacity to say, “I alone can fix this” is a coward and a lemming.

    No more, no less.

  50. Daryl Johnston is one of a lot of people that miss the point. Nobody listens or cares to find out the truth, they just make it about what they want it to be about.

  51. @kingfish13

    I voted, I did not vote for Trump.

    The only fools who fall for his act are the snowflake lemmings masquerading as patriots.

  52. It’s funny how many take the simplistic headline and decide it defined an entire event. It’s all more complex then ‘Trump said this…’

    For example, has anyone noticed that a woman ( Trump doesn’t respect them) went to the White House to talk to him about a woman (remember he doesn’t respect them) who she felt was unjustly incarcerated. Has anyone noticed the incarnated woman was black (who Trump has racist attitudes towards). Trump listened to the woman and looked into the incarcerated woman’s case and ultimately agreed with her. The black woman is now free.

    This happened not because the woman came to the White House and kneeeled. It happened because she had a conversation.
    Oh, and because of this woman Trump has asked for more examples of unjust incarcerations. Will the NFL players protesting be able to provide examples? They should have been able to provide a list in 30 minutes. Or is it a garbage protest? Kim Kardashian, of all people, could make progress on the issue of social injustice where the players led by Kap failed.
    The racist president who disrespects woman, listened to the consil of a woman and pardoned a black woman. How’s that fit your narrative?

  53. In the meantime, Trump’s ratings are rising and the democrats ratings for the midterms are decreasing.

    Calling half the country racists, deplorable, bigots and every “phobe” in The Book Of Liberal Buzzwords isn’t a winning formula election days.

    But keep trying.

  54. ———————————
    pauldeba says:
    Kind of interesting how the “very fine people” comment only lumped in all right wing conservatives attending with the worst of the worst Nazis, no one lumped all the left wingers in with the Communists that shipped off millions of their countrymen to die in gulags or the re-education camps of the Cultural Revolution. Why does the sinister left get a pass and not the right? It’s called bias and cherry picking and intellectual dishonesty
    ————————————

    In 2018, not every Republican is a racist, but everyone tied to white supremacists, KKK, white nationalists, neo-nazi, etc. are Republicans and support Trump. It’s also interesting how so few Republican leaders only denounce those groups when they are forced into it, which rarely if ever happens, since all Republicans understand racists are a very solid part of their base. Racists support Republicans and vice-versa. Everyone knows that. You know it, too.

  55. Good grief, a red assed baboon has more etiquette and decency than Trump – its not about policy. Racism isn’t a policy. Moose is out of touch and trying to make this a left/right argument. It’s not.

  56. mullman76 says:

    Clinton and Trump were a disgrace.

    Those who choose to follow him are lemmings.

    No more, no less.

    ——————————————————————-

    I fixed that for ya. Clinton disgraced the presidency when he couldn’t stay faithful to his wife while in office, not to mention the shady murders that happened and that little matter of selling top secret defense secrets to Communist China, while in office.

    Obama race bated worse than Trump could ever hope to. You want to talk about Trump being racially divisive? Did you ever stop to think that police brutality and all of the garbage that players are supposedly kneeling about happened under Obama’s watch? What office did Obama occupy? The Executive Branch. What is the executive branch over? Military? yes… but what about LAW ENFORCEMENT? You think he could have made positive change during his 8 years in the WH? But his inaction and racial tampering only made things worse.

    Do you think Kaepernick and any other NFL player would have had direct access to him if they wanted to take it to where real change could have been made? Instead, they took their shots at the men and women of ALL COLOR/RACE (see Comrade Kap’s ‘cop pig’ socks) that are on the streets trying to keep some semblance of peace in this country. And who did Kap learn that from? Obama. Refresh your memory on all the times he criticized police officers without ever doing anything about it. His rhetoric was far more divisive than anything Trump has uttered. At least we can say Trump is an idiot and try to dismiss his words as such idiocy. Obama was the smartest guy in the room (and he would tell you as much ALL THE TIME). So what does that say about his racially divisive words/tone and, worst of all, his inaction about police brutality and racism in the police force?

  57. FoozieGrooler says:
    June 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    “You really need to stop bothering Trump with these trivial matters.
    He’s far too busy alienating our allies and rewarding our enemies.”

    I think you are confusing him with Obama.

  58. @pftstory

    Just stop it.

    There are literally THOUSANDS of incarcerated Alice Johnsons in US prisons. Casualties of racist sentencing laws.

    Justice Dept has all the names and the injustice done.

    Your just another deflector.

  59. mullman76 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    Trump is a disgrace.

    Those who choose to follow him are lemmings.

    No more, no less.

    ————–

    Buckle up man you have 6 1/2 more years to go!

  60. I got a poll for the NFL players…

    Did you vote…?

    Yes or No…

    If they did, this is a perfect opportunity to talk to the President about your concerns…

    If they didn’t…well then…you already know…

  61. benjarvisgreenellis says:
    June 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Politics aside, President Trump is racist, sexist, sexually assaults women, cheats on his wife, and creates division in our country. I guess you support him if you are ok with those traits. I’m not. I don’t want my kid seeing those examples from “our leader.”

    ————

    That sounds like a perfectly apt description of Bill Clinton

  62. The “take a knee crowd and spit on the flag” crowd are not protesting anything.

    They are campaigning FOR the Democrats.

    Hey VOTERS — think of how much these folks will HATE you and our country if they get back in power.

  63. Historical records show that the KKK was started, run by, and controlled by the Democrats to terrorize, kill, and subjugate all Blacks in order to keep Democrat White supremacist crazies in power.
    Lincoln was a Republican who freed the slaves and was assassinated in retaliation by John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat.
    Today, Democrats are still using that same old playbook.

  64. Mike, PFT and lots of liberal press/commentators miss Johnston and other’s point of view. He is simply stating that regardless on how you feel about the individual or his policies, it is a National Honor to attend the traditional White House Ceromony with the President of these United States.

    Next up is the non-invite to the Golden State Warriors. Like the kneeling issue itself, the invite controversy has resulted in the actual “social injustice” issue to lose its message in the political mud wrestling going on. Just wish we could all get passed the name calling and understand nothing will positively change going down the route we currently have chosen.

  65. So….10 players (out of 50) decide to go to the white house, and that is not disrespectful…but when POTUS pulls the invite, that is? How so?
    Calling this racist? How so…did he say players of a certain color could come, but not others? I guess I missed that part.

  66. pauldeba
    Jun 9, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT
    Kind of interesting how the “very fine people” comment only lumped in all right wing conservatives attending with the worst of the worst Nazis, no one lumped all the left wingers in with the Communists that shipped off millions of their countrymen to die in gulags or the re-education camps of the Cultural Revolution. Why does the sinister left get a pass and not the right? It’s called bias and cherry picking and intellectual dishonesty
    ——————————————————————

    Buddy, no one is giving communist dictatorships a pass. Some of these regimes are the most evil governments and committed horrible atrocities. But no communists were marching in Charlottesville. It was KKK, Nazis and white supremists. And for the idiot that said there were good people in both sides because only one person drove a car into a crowd is horribly mistaken. You say go watch the videos. I did. I saw a black man getting beaten half to death by these “good people”. I saw these “good people” shouting very anti Semitic things. Don’t try to sell me this good people crap. Trying watching real videos not conspiracy theory videos from Alex Jones

  67. I fixed that for ya. Clinton disgraced the presidency when he couldn’t stay faithful to his wife while in office, not to mention the shady murders that happened and that little matter of selling top secret defense secrets to Communist China, while in office.

    Obama race bated worse than Trump could ever hope to. You want to talk about Trump being racially divisive? Did you ever stop to think that police brutality and all of the garbage that players are supposedly kneeling about happened under Obama’s watch? What office did Obama occupy? The Executive Branch. What is the executive branch over? Military? yes… but what about LAW ENFORCEMENT? You think he could have made positive change during his 8 years in the WH? But his inaction and racial tampering only made things worse.
    ——————————————————————-

    Why can’t people realize that the “sudden” increase in police brutality cases was not because Obama was devisive (he wasn’t at all) but because it was during his presidency that everyone starting carrying cameras on their person in the form of smart phones. This brutality and shootings have been happening for centuries, yes centuries, but it hasn’t been as widely reported because there wasn’t proof and easily accessible cameras to catch it in. Now there is and thank god for it.

  68. I see now where Long went wrong. He’s ignorant. He made the common mistake of listening to the hate mongerers.Trump never said there were good KKK members. By “on both sides” he meant the people who didn’t want statues pulled down. The media, always in a hurry to bash him, lied……..again. There were many racist blacks there(BLM, the Klan with a tan),but since their white hot hatreds sre of a preferred subset of the population, they are applauded. Trump showed class and dignity by not pointing this out. Until the MSM starts actually reporting the news instead of creating and lying about it, our nation will be divided, and dimbulb players like Long will keep riling up fans into a froth, killing the league. She’s will be the death of out happiness. Thick skilled no nothings.

  69. Or maybe there’s just too many Obama loving, liberal crackpots in here who need to leave America.

  70. “In 2018, not every Republican is a racist, but everyone tied to white supremacists, KKK, white nationalists, neo-nazi, etc. are Republicans and support Trump. It’s also interesting how so few Republican leaders only denounce those groups when they are forced into it, which rarely if ever happens, since all Republicans understand racists are a very solid part of their base. Racists support Republicans and vice-versa. Everyone knows that. You know it, too.”

    and every America-hating, liberal loving moron who should be legally disqualified from ever voting happens to be a Democrat.

    Amazing how they all band together, despite the gross stupidity and outright retardedness of their belief or proposal – Obamacare, weak foreign policy (how’s that red-line holding up for ya’, Oloser?), open borders, giving money that should go to veterans to illegals, common core…..no matter how stupid, every liberal cheers for it.

  71. benjarvisgreenellis says:
    June 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Politics aside, President Trump is racist, sexist, sexually assaults women, cheats on his wife, and creates division in our country. I guess you support him if you are ok with those traits. I’m not. I don’t want my kid seeing those examples from “our leader.”
    ______________

    ^^^Perfect example of why one should stop drinking the kool-aid.

  72. I guess Daryl Johnson supports a right wing fascist, draft dodger, tax invader from NY. And by the way liberals aren’t living America to Trump.

  73. truths4all says:
    June 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Historical records show that the KKK was started, run by, and controlled by the Democrats to terrorize, kill, and subjugate all Blacks in order to keep Democrat White supremacist crazies in power.
    Lincoln was a Republican who freed the slaves and was assassinated in retaliation by John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat.
    Today, Democrats are still using that same old playbook.

    ———–
    The Liberals always seem to ignore those inconvenient truths

  74. ” But no communists were marching in Charlottesville. It was KKK, Nazis and white supremists. ”

    Google “Anti-Fascist Monuments” and see what the Antifa crowd that was there in force in big numbers brought to the world. The tears are long dried and the screams were too far from anyone to ever hear, but let there be no doubt – there were many Communists at this rally, Communists that should have been dead and buried when the statues of Lenin and Marx were toppled almost 30 years ago. you kids have no recollection, but there are books for you to read.

  75. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    June 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    In 2018, not every Republican is a racist, but everyone tied to white supremacists, KKK, white nationalists, neo-nazi, etc. are Republicans and support Trump. It’s also interesting how so few Republican leaders only denounce those groups when they are forced into it, which rarely if ever happens, since all Republicans understand racists are a very solid part of their base. Racists support Republicans and vice-versa. Everyone knows that. You know it, too.
    ————–

    In 2018, not every Democrat is a communist, but everyone tied to communists and radical left ideology in the U.S. are Democrats and supported Obama. It’s also interesting how so few Democratic leaders only denounce those groups when they are forced into it, which rarely if ever happens, since all Democrats understand communists are a very solid part of their base. Communists support Democrats and vice-versa. Everyone knows that. You know it, too.

  76. There’s a lot of people that don’t think Bill Clinton is a very good person, either. I wouldn’t want to touch his hand. Who knows where it’s been? People who say this isn’t about politics are either lying or don’t know what they’re talking about. Trump has been in the public eye for decades and no one ever called him a racist, sexist, whatever-ist, until he ran on the Republican ticket. Suddenly, everyone’s opinion of him changed. If it’s not politically related, then what is it?

  77. Historical records show that the KKK was started, run by, and controlled by the Democrats to terrorize, kill, and subjugate all Blacks in order to keep Democrat White supremacist crazies in power.
    Lincoln was a Republican who freed the slaves and was assassinated in retaliation by John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat.
    Today, Democrats are still using that same old playbook.
    —————————————————
    This is why people should use conservative and liberal instead of republican and Democrat. Political party platforms change and they have repeatedly. You fail to mention that the Democrats of the 19th century were conservatives. The republicans and were liberal. Abraham Lincoln was considered a radical liberal. If he was alive today he would most likely be considered an authoritarian socialist. Know your history. Also if you knew your history you would realize there are very few positive things in history contributed by conservatives. There are some but most progressive reforms come from Liberalism. And believe me, liberals have done their share of bad. But their good far out weighs that of the conservatives.

  78. Google “Anti-Fascist Monuments” and see what the Antifa crowd that was there in force in big numbers brought to the world. The tears are long dried and the screams were too far from anyone to ever hear, but let there be no doubt – there were many Communists at this rally, Communists that should have been dead and buried when the statues of Lenin and Marx were toppled almost 30 years ago. you kids have no recollection, but there are books for you to read.
    ————————————————————

    Don’t lecture me and tell me I don’t remember. I fought against communists, did you? Maybe you did. But don’t presume to think other people don’t know what they are talking about. And yes I am sure Antifa was at the rally but they were there as a response to white nationalism and white hate. I am anti fascist and will be to the day I die. If you are ok with fascism then shame on you. Maybe I should lecture you about being to young to remember WWII and the Spanish civil war when brave people in this country and others fought against fascism

  79. Nobody seems to mention the Antifa that went there to stoke the flames and make something happen. These ignorant players don’t bother seeing what really happened.

  80. sabi52 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    pauldeba
    Jun 9, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT
    Kind of interesting how the “very fine people” comment only lumped in all right wing conservatives attending with the worst of the worst Nazis, no one lumped all the left wingers in with the Communists that shipped off millions of their countrymen to die in gulags or the re-education camps of the Cultural Revolution. Why does the sinister left get a pass and not the right? It’s called bias and cherry picking and intellectual dishonesty
    ——————————————————————

    Buddy, no one is giving communist dictatorships a pass. Some of these regimes are the most evil governments and committed horrible atrocities. But no communists were marching in Charlottesville. It was KKK, Nazis and white supremists. And for the idiot that said there were good people in both sides because only one person drove a car into a crowd is horribly mistaken. You say go watch the videos. I did. I saw a black man getting beaten half to death by these “good people”. I saw these “good people” shouting very anti Semitic things. Don’t try to sell me this good people crap. Trying watching real videos not conspiracy theory videos from Alex Jones

    —————————

    Don’t act like Reginald Denny never happened. I have a good story about that, or a bad story … Depending on how open you are to real and fair treatment.

  81. ——————————————————————————-
    donterrelli says:
    June 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    Nobody seems to mention the Antifa that went there to stoke the flames and make something happen. These ignorant players don’t bother seeing what really happened.
    ——————————————————————————-

    I’m proud of the Anti-Fascists’ presence in Charlottesville. Are you proud of the Neo-Nazis? Be true to yourself.

  82. What a load of BS… so, everyone thought Clinton was a good guy, besides thinking his politics stunk??? NO WAY. His nickname was slick willy. He is a low life to the tenth degree, so bad it got him impeached!!! But Moose didn’t make it personal OR political.

  83. I’m surprised how many comments are pro Trump. Even Fox commenters aren’t this taken in.

  84. Michael E says:
    June 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    Hillary called Sen Robert Byrd a mentor. He was an Exhaulted Cyclops in the KKK

    ______
    Not only that, Obama did his eulogy when he died a few years ago. The video is out there for all to see. But that’s Democrats, it is thier heritage

  85. sabi52 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Don’t lecture me and tell me I don’t remember. I fought against communists, did you? Maybe you did. But don’t presume to think other people don’t know what they are talking about. And yes I am sure Antifa was at the rally but they were there as a response to white nationalism and white hate. I am anti fascist and will be to the day I die. If you are ok with fascism then shame on you. Maybe I should lecture you about being to young to remember WWII and the Spanish civil war when brave people in this country and others fought against fascism

    ___________
    Sabi52, the people who label themselves antifa aee the true fascist. They prevent other from speaking thier opinion. They attack police officers and raid/destroy anything near them.

    Trump has done nothing for liberals to label him as a fascist. Its just political tactics. Hitler was a socialist Democrats, just like the antifa folks. Higher burned books and prevented free speech, just like antifa, Hitler tried to take guns away from people, just like antifa. I could go on an on

  86. Sabi52, the people who label themselves antifa aee the true fascist. They prevent other from speaking thier opinion. They attack police officers and raid/destroy anything near them.

    Trump has done nothing for liberals to label him as a fascist. Its just political tactics. Hitler was a socialist Democrats, just like the antifa folks. Higher burned books and prevented free speech, just like antifa, Hitler tried to take guns away from people, just like antifa. I could go on an on
    ————————————————————
    So Hitlers party were called National Socialist. Not Social Democrat. Social democrats believe in moving to socialism by democratic means. Definitely not Hitler. National Socialism (Nazis) believe in single party politics and favor corporate cronyism. Big business is favored in nazism because they are the ones who put the leader in power and he owes them favors. Nazism is not socialist even though they called themselves national socialist. Just like The People’s republic of China isn’t even close to a republic and the democratic people’s Republic of Korea is not democratic or a republic. nazism and fascism are far right wing political ideologies and communism is far left wing political ideologies.

  87. To those of you trying to link Democrats to the KKK, does this mean you detest white hate groups like the KKK and the Neo-Nazis? Why don’t you just come out and say it? Don’t be timid. Speak up for the cause of human decency!

  88. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    June 9, 2018 at 9:56 pm
    To those of you trying to link Democrats to the KKK, does this mean you detest white hate groups like the KKK and the Neo-Nazis? Why don’t you just come out and say it? Don’t be timid. Speak up for the cause of human decency!
    ——————————————

    Most normal people do detest white hate groups. Nobody is trying to “link” the KKK to Democrats because it’s just a basic historical fact! The KKK was started as the militant wing of the Southern Democratic Party. The states that installed the Jim Crow laws were states that had legislatures dominated by Democrats. Governor Wallace was a Democrat. Senator Robert Byrd was a Democrat. The Confederate Government were all Southern Democrats. Nothing will ever change that history no matter how hard they try.

  89. sabi52 says:

    Why can’t people realize that the “sudden” increase in police brutality cases was not because Obama was devisive (he wasn’t at all) but because it was during his presidency that everyone starting carrying cameras on their person in the form of smart phones. This brutality and shootings have been happening for centuries, yes centuries, but it hasn’t been as widely reported because there wasn’t proof and easily accessible cameras to catch it in. Now there is and thank god for it.

    —————————————

    Never said there was a sudden rise during the Obama years. Just saying that he was the best person to deal with it, and it was his pay grade to do so. But he wasted every opportunity and turned it into another wedge between the segments of society. He never waited for all of the facts to come in before making a great assumption in front of the nation (see the Harvard police officer incident). This put him immediately at odds with those he was supposed to be directing. And when did he ever address the police after these incidents? When did he sit down and try to work with community leaders and law enforcement to come to understandings? His every move and every word was to further divide. He could have changed it, but he chose to drive the wedges deeper, broadening the divide between us.

    You know? The best thing that I saw in all of what happened over 5hose 8 years was during the Baltimore riots. Someone got video of a mother who had tracked her son down on his way to riot and loot. She grabbed him and gave him what for and brought him home. I commend her for try to keep peace in the middle of a very volatile situation, and keeping her son out of trouble ( and alive) Wish Obama had done the same.

  90. Daryl is a dip stick and always has been. Holds himself in the highest regard, but doesn’t see the irony. So many good people aren’t buying his bs.

  91. Most normal people do detest white hate groups. Nobody is trying to “link” the KKK to Democrats because it’s just a basic historical fact! The KKK was started as the militant wing of the Southern Democratic Party. The states that installed the Jim Crow laws were states that had legislatures dominated by Democrats. Governor Wallace was a Democrat. Senator Robert Byrd was a Democrat. The Confederate Government were all Southern Democrats. Nothing will ever change that history no matter how hard they try.
    ________________________________________

    This post is 100% correct. The democrat party, specifically the southern democrat party were a horribly racist group that are responsible for Jim Crow laws and a lot of hate groups like KKK. They also happen to be conservatives and when their party platform switched most of them left the democrat party and joined the republicans (see Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms). Fact are facts, Democrats have a long history of racism and bigotry, when they were the Conservative party. Fact is conservatives have always been an exclusive group that feel as if they are losing something to someone else or they are losing their country. They seek to profit at others expense because they see the world as a zero sum gain that they have to win.

  92. Respect is earned. Not given. Trump’s politics aside,… he talks to and about people with such disrespect ie, the namecalling, ….. yet, he demands others respect his every word? Sorry, but adults don’t behave this way. Hard to respect anyone who behaves like Trump. Vulgarity doth not equal respect.

  93. beachsidejames says:
    June 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    Athletes and entertainers are held to a higher standard? Where is the evidence of that?

    ———————————————————————————————–

    Because apparently Trump is not held to any standard. He surely has not met the standards of the office he holds.

  94. big difference between bubba and the bouffant buffoon, moose!
    the former was capable of independent thought, the latter doesn’t have a cogent thought in his inflated head

  95. The highest form of patriotism is serving your country going to boot camp and then a duty station.Join the Marine Corp if you want to be the epitome of patriot.Or you could just not join and act like you did or you could just dodge the draft and run away.Its a free country.You can do what you want because people like me served.

  96. No, it’s the Eagles players who miss the point. Trumps knows most of them hate him but he attempted to keep the tradition going and be the bigger person. It’s the players who are in the wrong, and, missing the greater point here.

  97. sabi52 says:
    June 10, 2018 at 1:03 am
    Most normal people do detest white hate groups. Nobody is trying to “link” the KKK to Democrats because it’s just a basic historical fact! The KKK was started as the militant wing of the Southern Democratic Party. The states that installed the Jim Crow laws were states that had legislatures dominated by Democrats. Governor Wallace was a Democrat. Senator Robert Byrd was a Democrat. The Confederate Government were all Southern Democrats. Nothing will ever change that history no matter how hard they try.
    ________________________________________

    This post is 100% correct. The democrat party, specifically the southern democrat party were a horribly racist group that are responsible for Jim Crow laws and a lot of hate groups like KKK. They also happen to be conservatives and when their party platform switched most of them left the democrat party and joined the republicans (see Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms). Fact are facts, Democrats have a long history of racism and bigotry, when they were the Conservative party. Fact is conservatives have always been an exclusive group that feel as if they are losing something to someone else or they are losing their country. They seek to profit at others expense because they see the world as a zero sum gain that they have to win.
    ————————————

    Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never “switched” on racism. The Democrats just switched from overt racism to a subversive strategy of getting blacks as dependent as possible on government to secure their votes. At the same time, they began a cynical smear campaign to label anyone who opposes their devious strategy as greedy racists.
    Democrat LBJ said it all when working on his Great Society welfare legislation. “I’ll have those ******* voting Democrat for the next 200 years”.

  98. The difference is, Moose is a man. These other guys are just still little boys, throwing a temper tantrum.

  99. “Eagles defensive end Chris Long was outraged by Trump saying there were “very fine people on both sides” of a rally that saw a white supremacist terrorist kill a woman protesting against racism in Long’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.”

    And as per usual Long and the media grossly misrepresents Trumps words when he talked about “very fine people” …

    Most intelligent people know that he was referring to some very good and decent people who were there to protest the absurd notion that tearing down monuments that represent the southern heritage is pathetic.

    The fact that a few fringe loons joined that protest and one of them subsequently committed an evil act that took a life, doesn’t change the fact that there were indeed people of good faith there protesting the destruction of their history.

  100. I was born an Eagles fan and I am proud of the good things that many of the players do for the community. By not going to the White House I think those players missed out on a big opportunity to speak with Trump and maybe help shape new policy. If anything, Trump has been shown to be willing to listen and take action. I know he wouldn’t change his stance on the anthem but he may have listened to their grievances and put them in a position to create real change, not just resist…..

  101. I think Torrey Smith of the Eagles said it best: “”For me, it’s not just about politics, If I told you that I was invited to a party by an individual I believe is sexist or has no respect for women or I told you that this individual has said offensive things towards many minority groups … this individual also called my peers and my friends SOB’s, you would understand why I wouldn’t want to go to that party. Why is it any different when the person has title of President of the United States.” I agree with that. Why is it that Trump can talk this way about NFL players, even saying that they “shouldn’t be in the country” if they went to the locker room for the National Anthem?? This is very disgusting coming from someone who should be setting a higher example as POTUS, but instead has set the sleaze bar so very, very low. For all you Trumpheads out there licking your leader’s assets, stupid is as stupid does.

  102. Looking through these posts and tallying up the likes/dislikes makes me feel like there’s hope for the US yet. Can it be that not everyone is a Chris Matthews wannabe?

    I’m reading posts here filled with the most putrid hate imaginable, ALL directed at Trump, and then watch as those same people slam him for being “vulgar!”

    And then some genius saying Obama was not divisive “at all!” First thing that comes to mind is “right… and water is DRY!” Because THAT’S how ludicrous that statement is.

    They call Trump a liar with the deepest possible scorn and in the next breath praise the man who said “you can keep your doctor.” My GOD, people, that’s the statement that has literally become synonymous with the phrase “water is DRY!”

    And they want to trash Trump about supposedly not respecting women?? I see no evidence of that, but I can tell you with certainty that if there’s one person alive who has less respect for women than Bill Clinton it’s his loving wife Hillary. And standing in line at #3 is that lovable rogue Joe Biden.

    It amazes me how comfortable liberals are with hypocrisy. Scratch that, it scares me to think of the crippling mental gymnastics a person has to perform to allow so many self-contradicting thoughts to coexist peacefully in a single mind.

  103. Stubborndata is spot on with this. Trunmp’s just pissed off because the boys wont let him have a team.

    “of course it isn’t about policies. its because one president is an antagonist with a vendetta against the league and the others before him were not.”

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!