Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Republicans Attack Baseball

 "On Tuesday, Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Josh Hawley of Missouri announced an effort to punish MLB by removing its antitrust shield. Lee said the legal exemption had been created from "whole cloth" by the Supreme Court nearly 100 years ago.

Cruz...criticized "woke corporations" for becoming a "political enforcer for Democrats" in Washington."

Mom and apple pie, you two had better keep in line and watch what you say, because you are next on the list.

Can a party that has veered this far into actual derangement hope to find a base large enough to keep them in existence?  Particularly if they lose any significant amount of the corporate money which has kept them competitive for decades.  

I suspect that the Republicans' "logic" goes something like this:  Major league baseball teams of necessity only exist in large cities.  Large cities are full of Democrats.  So we'll punish those Democratic voters by taking away their fun.  Our base of ignorant, stupid assholes out in the countryside will happily give up watching baseball on TV in order to hurt the libs, because they are willing to give up everything to hurt the libs.  We'll see how that goes.

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