Biden just struck the death knell for baseball

Amid the fallout from the highly controversial 2020 election, state legislatures across the country are engaged in efforts to restore faith in the voting processes, and the effort in one southern state has sparked a firestorm of protest that includes corporate CEOs, celebrities, and even the commander in chief.

As Andrea Widburg of the Amerian Thinker writes, by wading into the fight, promulgating outright falsehoods about Georgia’s election integrity law, and voicing support for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) recent decision to pull its All-Star Game from Atlanta, President Joe Biden may have actually helped sound the death knell for America’s pastime.

Late last month, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law in his state a GOP-supported bill meant to overhaul voting processes, boost legislative control over election processes, and provide additional identification requirements related to absentee voting. Since then, voices from the left have unrelentingly decried the move as likely to hinder the ability of minorities to exercise their franchise, with the president himself calling the measure “sick” and akin to “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” and MLB blasting the “restrictions to the ballot box” it allegedly contains.

Biden’s ongoing public mischaracterizations of the law’s actual provisions have been so severe that even the Washington Post had no choice but to give him its worst fact-check rating of “Four Pinocchios” over his portrayal, as Fox News noted. Not one to be deterred, however, Biden doubled down during an appearance on ESPN with Sage Steele in which he discussed MLB’s decision to cave to activists and move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, saying:

This is Jim crow on steroids what they’re doing in Georgia…

…this is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.

The embarassing hypocrisy of MLB’s self-righteous disdain for Georgia’s voter identification requirements was aptly highlighted by GOP Rep. Nancy Mace (SC), who tweeted information from the league’s own website explaining its own policy of requiring fans to present photo ID in order to collect baseball tickets from Will Call.

Major League Baseball was not the only corporate powerhouse to take aim at Georgia in response to heated boycott calls from left-wing activists, with Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines — two of Georgia’s largest enterprises — labeling the legislation “unacceptable,” as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Widburg argues that because the truth of what is in the Georgia election integrity law seems to serve as no impediment to those in power using it as vehicle through which to tout their woke bona fides, the only recourse Americans have is economic in nature.

Indeed, the best way to send a signal to those who continue to hypocritically impose a leftist worldview on millions of unwilling citizens, she asserts, is to stop purchasing the tickets they sell, the merchandise they hawk, and the content they produce, a sentiment echoed by none other than former President Donald Trump, who this weekend urged Americans to boycott MLB, Coca-Cola, and other “woke companies” who have lined up against Georgia’s new law.

Considering that a recent AP/NORC poll revealed that upwards of 72% of Americans support requiring photo identification in order to vote, the dollar power that could be wielded as a means to curtail this type of overweening corporate virtue signaling is substantial, and it may just be that with his ill-advised race-baiting over Georgia, Biden has inadvertently unleashed it.

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    1. So HORRIBLE HOW BIG MONEY IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY…. had nothing to do with voting. The Communists are laughing their guts out… RUSSIA AND CHINA are ready to pounce along with the ISIS jhad that Biden has let WALK right into this country… WDC starting a CIVIL WAR … time to REMOVE EVERYONE FROM WDC NOW !

      1. Think I will just go ahead and buy my cokes and watch the baseball game if I want to. Do the people in this country not have enough sense to see what’s happening? Headed right for one world government as fast as possible!

        1. down with biden, harris, chuckie and the communist party, impeach, fire or charge with treason

        2. Anyone who says GA election laws are illegal are the ones that want Illegal elections,, PERIOD. To hell with MLB, Coke and Delta,, All they want is the free for all Federal monies,,

      2. DS, I agree with all that you said and it is just stupid that common sense is not around much anymore.

    2. Well, I’m sure that Pepsi and Southwest Airlines will welcome you. And BA will fly you to most parts of Europe, or TACA or Mexicana will fly you to Mexico, Central America and South America. JAL or Korean Air will fly you to Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia. Air India to India. Good travels!

      1. the right needs to learn how to steal also. I’m sure we can do a much better job than the demon rats did. and we dont need no stinkin’ Abrams to do it.

        1. Maybe we need to do legally. We need to be the ones setting an honest example so people can see who is working for the people and by the people. When is equal justice for ALL, going to be held up as the standard.

    3. It all boils down too.. IF the democrats want too PLAY they have too play fair, they only know how to lie,cheat,steal.. they have no morals,or ethics. They were born CRIMINALS.
      COKE GOES DOWN , SO BE IT,DELTA SO BE IT. ATLANTA DONT NEED THEM. THESE BUSINESSES,TECH.,AND AIRLINES.
      SENT DNC HINDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
      LMAO, NO RETURN FOR FOOTING ILLEGAL VOTING. ATLANTANS CAN BREATHE CLEAN AIR WITH ALL THE GREEDY CORPS LEAVING.
      CONGRATULATIONS TOO GEORGIA IS REAL AMERICANS.

      1. This goes to show you that the Democrats cheated in ga.we have to have a card proof I’d that we took the covid China virus shots to fly so I think this is great what Georgia’s government just did I live in ga.

      2. Amen! Agree. We need the Sonos and other money people like Facebook owners and Twitter owners to get slapped down so they realize their money can’t buy them their way to running the whole USA.

    4. Won’t order coke in a restaurant either. Also watch out for other products that they make. Get a list off the internet. Delta never was a good airline. ALWAYS late. They are also sharing routes with other airlines.

    5. You know delta and Northwest merged. When I traveled for work I referred to northwest as north worst. At lease every trip I took on them had a failure. I travelled weekly and sometimes had no choice to fly them delta was never much better so in the end they deserve to be together. You know the best thing about MLB you can sit get drunk have a great conversation and never miss a play. It’s almost as exciting as golf a snooze fest I hope MLB finally dies a bunch of over priced kids. Just like all pro sports.

  1. This is such a pathetic ploy by the left to try and get everything THEIR way so they can continue to cheat and steal more elections. Everyone needs to let these companies know that what they are doing is unacceptable and to keep their noses out of politics!

    1. You need an ID to most everything else in this country why not to Vote?? Delta, MLB and any other business who do not like this law in Georgia will loss my support and business. This law is a common sense law and does not prevent anyone’s rights to vote. Goodbye Coke and Delta grow up and stay out of politics.

      1. It is amazing how inept, weak and senseless the arguments are that come from the ‘liberals’!! It is insulting to think we are expected to accept the ‘trash’ they keep throwing at us!! Their contempt for our citizens is evident in everything they say–including calling the Covid ‘shots’—HERD immunity!! WE ARE NOT CATTLE!!! Good grief!!! I resent being referred to as part of a ‘herd’!!!

    1. As far as i’m concerned PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL THE PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY🇺🇸👍

        1. 1000% Biden will never be my President. He’s a complete nobody.
          God bless President Trump.
          Trump 2024

          1. God Bless you, Lou !!!!!

            God Bless our country and may God punish all our enemies!!!!!!

      1. 👍👍👍👍👍👍
        God Bless our best President DJT !!!!!
        🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    2. he’s not the president, he’s the pResident in the Whitehouse. or sqatter if you prefer. all the same.

    3. Exactly right, Mellie !!!!

      That thug, liar, crook, going around touching young girls and women and sniffing their hair doesn’t deserve any respect from anyone !!!!
      Same for all the rest of the marxists crooks surrounding him !!!!
      Shameless losers!!!!

      1. I totally agree! The ‘left’ loves their ‘perverts’ though and seem to think it’s ‘normal’. Perhaps in their ‘circle of friends’, it is! The worst of it all is, they’re dragging this whole country ‘down the drain’ with them!! The destruction they’ve caused is profound!!

    4. When he FINALLY gets ‘kicked out’ of office, one way or another, and the MSM HAVE to admit he’s ‘out’!! Then it will be ‘former Pres Biden’, ‘ad nauseum’! Then, should ‘things’ continue to develop as they are–it will be ‘Pres Harris’ and Vice Pres Pelosi!! By the way, has anyone considered the return of an ‘old favorite’—the ‘neighborhood’ boys baseball teams? Generally held in ’empty lots’ or ‘fields’ and attended by enthusiastic parents and neighbors?? Those ‘were’ the ‘good old days’!! Lots of FUN and the kids and ‘everyone’ loved it! It all went ‘South’ when it became ‘Big Business’—just like football!!

  2. This is what happens when companies get so big that they feel they can alienate half of their clientele with no repercussions.

  3. I am surely going to miss my Diet Coke and my wonderful summer days at the ballfield. Oh well, love my country and my freedoms more!

  4. Any company supports the left on this or anything else will not get my money or support ever! Hit them where it hurts(pocketbook), if you own stock, sell it ASAP!

    1. More like zombie puppets!

      I wonder do these puppets ever think about what’s waiting for them come judgment day?
      And you aren’t getting any younger Joey!

  5. It is amazing how corporations jump to conclusions by only listening to the woke narrative. Maybe they should research what this bill actually does before they look completely foolish. ID is required in almost all aspects of life. The only reason for not requiring ID is to try and corrupt the system which by the way is what liberals want so they will always win. Power corrupts completely. Time to put term limits on Congress.

    1. AMEN We need consistent standards that are mandatory across al states. The law should not be arbitrary and caprecus. TERM LIMITS ABSOLUTELY.

  6. WHY DON’T YOU PEOPLE ASK THE PEOPLE OF GA HOW THEY LIKE THIS NEW LAW TO PROTECT THEIR ELECTIONS IN THERE STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PEOPLE WALK AWAY FROM ALL SPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I would like to sit down and discuss with the so called disenfranchised. I want to know how they survive successfully without an ID. We all know there is no adult without a cell phone. How did they get it without ID. Get utilities, rent or buy a house, drive a vehicle, buy beer/wine/hard liquor. Get a buss, train, airplane ticket. Cash a check (stimulus check), bank account, credit/debit card, direct deposit,just to name a few. I would like to live totally off the grid too.

    1. I’ve been saying this for years. I had to show ID when applying for a new library card. I have nothing to hid and people forget voting is a privilege. There are countries where you can’t vote.

  8. All I can say is to these companies you showed your true colors “ mind your own business “ as for Jill Biden and her fish net stockings your not a teenager anymore and I’m pretty sure your not a hooker or stripper. So leave the stockings in your bedroom.

  9. I think it’s extremely racist to imply that black Americans are too stupid to get IDs. Very funny clip online with a black guy imitating 2001 with an iPad as the obelisk. Biden: POC don’t know how to use a computer. Huh? Bet any 3 year old in the US does! They don’t know where the DMV is. C’mon, man.

    1. I watched where a survey was being taken and at one of the California college campus, they were against voting ID’s because blacks will not be able to vote. Then the guy went to a state and area with a lot of blacks. They all had ID’s and did not have a problem showing the ID to vote. They did not think much of the misinformed college students. They

  10. When corporations get involved in “political challenges” they never win . I believe Coke will lose business to Pepsi; Delta will lose travelers to AA. It seems that a majority of Americans believe you should have to present an official picture ID to vote. When was the last time you got on a commercial airline without showing a picture ID ?? Probably prior to 911 ! The crap about Jim Crow etc is not the truth, perhaps 25 years ago. If we do not step up and do the right things, we will lose our Constitutional Rights & Freedoms .

  11. I will never watch another MLB game. It is no longer a sport….it has become political and Biden ought to be ashamed of himself. It’ll no longer be the national pastime!

  12. Delta Airlines doesn’t give a rats a$$ about your not using them. They are too busy flying illegal aliens from the border to almost every state in the union using your tax dollars.

  13. Biden is the Jim Crow of the Presidents office in all of the 21st century . Biden stay out of baseball in fact you should stay out of Politics . BIDEN stop trying to destroy America .

  14. This is my opinion of what just happened by Joe Biden opening his BIG MOUTH and not thinking which seems to be the norm in this administration from Biden to Harris to Schumer and Pelosi……THIS GROUP PEOPLE IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. I served 25 years in Uniform including Vietnam and the MIddle East. I am ashamed of this administration which has NO IDEA what theya re doing. THEY ARE JUST PUSHING BUTTONS AND IT WILL HURT THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY….YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN WILL PAY FOR THIS RECKLESS BEHAVIOR. THESE FOUR IDIOTS THAT I MENTIONED DO NOT I SAY AGAIN DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CULPRITS. BUT DO NOT FORGET THAT GEORGE SOROS, THE CLINTONS ARE BEHIND THIS MOVEMENT ALONG WITH JOHN KERRY. THEYA RE VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE AND ONLY CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN TAKE….NOT GIVE. AND IF THEYDO GIVE IT WILL COST MEGAMILLIONS IN TAXES. WAKE UP AMERICA 2022 IS COMING WE NEED THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO STOP THIS MADNESS.

    1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. In fact, I just sent a letter to my own congressmen and senators expressing a very similar viewpoint. Unfortunately, my state (CT) is a dem stranglehold. The leaders are puppets of the dem party, and right or wrong, they go along with the dems divisiveness. Many people are grateful for your service, as am I. Some are too afraid to declare it publicly. Our military are the backbone of our nation and the reason we are still “constitutionally” free! God bless!

      1. I agree with you. So much of our government is puppets of the left. I too thank everyone one of our Veterans and men and women of the armed services a big thank you for your service.
        They are the backbone of our USA.

  15. No dementia riddled, fraudulently installed, deep State, puppet president, is going to influence my opinion of Major League Baseball. Even though the commissioner of Major League Baseball is a worthless and weak individual, I’m pretty certain that most of the ball players would stand up with Georgia! Too bad they don’t get to vote whether the All-Star Game gets played in Atlanta or not. I’ll bet they would say “hell yes, let’s play in Atlanta”!!!! Let’s stand up for fair elections, and the will of the people of the state of Georgia to decide how they want to put rules in place to stop fraud in their elections!

  16. Yea for Georgia, the rest of the states need to follow suit. I quit watching sports when they knelt at the playing the national anthem. There is to much evil in this country it reminds me of the first ghost busters movie. We all need to turn to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And put the real President back in office. President Trump

  17. I will never buy a coke or fly Delta. we are being overrun by idiots and no one in the Democrat party has brains. Please folks don’t get upset. GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL AND I AM IN A MOVE TO PLACE MORE SIGNS IN OUR YARDS TO ALLOVER AMERICA. !!!

  18. So this is the kind of person the MLB chooses to follow a person that will turn his back on them and then throw them out of his life please tell me why you choose to follow this pervert

  19. I promise never to buy coke .Companies should should stay out of playing politics they only create problems for themselves and their investors their stocks should go south.

  20. Remember with people not buying their crap they will lose in the end… baseball was one foot from a dirt nap anyway. All other sports can go with them too. Overpaid loud mouths.. stick to what your good at.. running your mouths and kneeling is not one of them. I am sure others who like to be there would be glad to take you spot….

  21. Your “rag” is as disingenuous, conniving, and fake as the demoncratic party and I’ll take you on any day you allow my post be printed.

  22. Again “NADA” your black listing me from commenting ! You are so fake. Now I’m sure you’ll post this.

    1. Same here, Corky !!!!

      This website is a POS corrupt, fake , shameless!!!

      I’m getting out of here !!!!
      We should all ignore them and their fake articles

  23. Joe Hussein O’Biden’s response to Georgia’s new policy was “dirty pool!” He has no right to influence major companies and the MBA to do his bidding. That is called a “dictatorship!” I, for one, who have been a fan of Coke products, will turn my “allegiance” to Pepsi. If Pepsi starts acting like a freak, I’ll stop buying their products, also.

  24. As an American citizen I have to show ID for Drs, Cigs, Liquor, DL, Bank, etc…What is the big deal…READ THE GEORGIA LAW INSTEAD OF GUESSING WHAT IT’S FOR!!!!! I’m sick over every little thing being picked on cause nobody reads or pays attention to what something really means!!! Lord help us!!! I’m sick of if We The People dont agree with Democrats were racist!!! Watch who you call racist..I’m sick of the children at the border the way there handling these children!!! How the heck do they know there going to a relative!! Ya tell me there gonna check out everything before this little kid or young adult is just dropped off to whoever!! Coke you can kiss my grits, MLB kiss my grits..The people are having enough of this Administration already.. ONE WAY BIDEN AND HIS CRONIES OR NO WAY AT ALL!!!! I will defend MY Constitution and Rights for my little ones no matter what!!! Taking away books, movies, companies moving, cant say anything, cant even have a conversation btw Dem and Rep people…What the heck happened OH I know Here’s One Way Joe and Kamala!! all she does is smile and laugh…We need People who care in the White House not kids having temper tantrums!!!! I’m sorry I voted in 2020. Didnt matter anyways…WE THE PEOPLE MUST COME TOGETHER OR THERE WILL BE NO WE THE PEOPLE!!!! Amen

    1. It is always important to vote!! And it did make a difference! I know when I went to bed at 3:00 and got up the next morning something was rotten in the USA!! Trump was way ahead and the next morning he had lost…….something was wrong!!

  25. Those against voter ID 1) have something to hide, 2) are grossly misinformed and need to be apprised of the truth,
    3) are just not interested in knowing the truth, and 4) the people complaining are being paid to protest the ID for
    political purposes. As for the ignorance of the college students, why are you surprised? These kids have probably
    the education of a ninth grader if that. Our education system has gone to hell due to the unions. Rather than
    calling our schools Institutions of Learning, we should call them Institutions of Indoctrination. Our colleges and
    universities are now the equivalent of a once high school education. Actually, I wonder how they get a education
    in the colleges and universities when they spend so much time huddling in their safe places. Our country now is
    not recognizable compared to when I was growing up. The kids now are so fragile that a sharp look will send them
    into ‘racist’ or ‘woke’ mode or whatever the current buzz word is at the time. Just a bunch of horse hockey.

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