Kneeling during the national anthem is now a key litmus test for Democrats.
Their radical base cheers the athletes who disrespect America and demand politicians follow suit.
So millions of Americans were outraged when they saw what Barack Obama and Bill Clinton did during the national anthem.
Obama and Clinton joined George W. Bush at the President’s Cup golf event.
The President’s Cup features a team of golfers from the United States matched up against golfers from around the world.
In an unusual occurrence, they played the national anthem at the opening of the tournament.
Obama and Clinton defied their liberal base by standing for the anthem with their hands over their hearts.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all stood and put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem at the open of The Presidents Cup golf tournament Thursday…
…As the Golf Channel announcer noted in the broadcast of the Presidents Cup, the national anthem is not usually played before golf matches.
“Everyone around obviously stopped for a moment to honor our country. The national anthem in sports has been in the news… It rarely gets played at golf events,” he said.
“The [U.S.] captain indicated that no protest of any kind would happen here,” the announcer said. “The players stopped their warm up routine, hats off, hands on heart, national anthem sung.”
Standing for the anthem has become controversial in liberal political circles.
The Huffington Post published a piece entitled “White Athletes Still Standing For The Anthem Are Standing For White Supremacy.”
The author – Jesse Benn – wrote:
So, that’s obvious enough, but what I’m talking about is this. If white athletes can’t fathom kneeling because they feel soldiers fought for their rights and blah blah blah patriotism, it’s because they are treated as full citizens and afforded those rights they imagine soldiers fought for. Interpreting their own experience as something more universal, they struggle to understand why anyone should kneel. Indeed, for them, the anthem and American flag represent promises fulfilled.
This is the problem of privilege. It skews our ability to grasp what the world looks like outside our view.
But even in the terms of American values, Kaepernick’s point is quite straightforward — the promises that underlie those values remain unfulfilled for black Americans.”
The gravitational pull on the left is to protest the anthem and disrespect the flag.
So many Americans were shocked to see Obama and Clinton defying the rising tide of anti-Americanism in the Democrat Party and standing for the anthem.