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Video: Corey Stewart Says NFL Players Who Kneeled Are “overpaid, arrogant, disrespectful, ungrateful, unpatriotic”

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In addition to attacking the mostly African-American NFL players who “took a knee” this past weekend to protest racism and police brutality in America, Virginia’s xenophobic, demagogic disgrace – and 2018 VA GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Corey Stewart – also called on Congress this afternoon to take away the NFL’s federal anti-trust exemption (see video below). Now, I have no problem with repealing the NFL’s anti-trust exemption for a bunch of reasons, but NOT as punishment for its athletes and owners doing the right thing — standing up against racism, police brutality, Donald Trump’s racist attacks, etc. and exercising their First Amendment rights to free expression of their views. Finally, I’m very curious whether the Virginia GOP, and particularly Ed Gillespie – who pretends to be a nice, reasonable person while playing footsies with the Corey Stewart/Roy Moore “base” of his party – agrees with Corey Stewart on this issue.

  • Speaking of Ed Gillespie…

    STATEMENT OF FAIRFAX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIR SUE LANGLEY ON GILLESPIE’S EMBRACE OF THE ALT-RIGHT

    Ed Gillespie, a career political hatchet man, has shown contempt for Virginia voters by running a false, racist ad, and consistently reaching out to racist elements in society to garner their vote.

    Sue Langley, Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chairwoman, released the following statement on Gillespie’s Donald Trump tactics of throwing bones to the alt-right in an effort to divide Virginians on race:

    “During the August School Board race in Fairfax County, when I called on Gillespie to denounce the white supremacist who endorsed the candidate he was supporting, he remained silent. I never expected him to back off the support of his candidate; the issue was, would he accept or reject votes that are generated by a racist website? He chose to accept them in that race, and he continues to pander to the worst elements in society.

    In a nod to his Trump base, Gillespie is running a “Willie Horton” type attack ad that falsely states Ralph Northam supported policies that led to the rise of MS-13. The ad depicts Latino gang members in a clear effort to stir up fear of people who look different from Gillespie’s base.

    Gillespie refused to condemn Trump’s response to Charlottesville and the President’s claim that the neo-Nazis are ‘fine people.’

    These appeals to fringe elements and desperate attacks on Ralph Northam serve to divert attention from Gillespie’s policies that will hurt Virginians. Fortunately, Virginia voters are smarter than that and will reject such tactics.”