I want to hear Barack Obama pontificate about sports as much as I want to hear Paris Hilton opine about world history. Sadly, my opinion doesn’t matter, since the MSM wants to hear this windbag president talk about anything and everything.
After this media sit-down, expect the Obama administration to ban football…
In an interview with the New Republic, President Barack Obama is asked, “I’m wondering if you, as a fan, take less pleasure in watching football, knowing the impact that the game takes on its players.”
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” says the president. “And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.”
Um, I don’t examine my conscience at all. These guys are getting paid millions of dollars to play a kid’s game. They knew the risks, and they signed up, anyway. Similarly, I wouldn’t want someone to feel sorry for me if I was killed in the line of duty. I knew there was always that risk, and I took it. It would be nice if “our betters” would stop treating people like infants.
It is interesting, however, that Obama is all for putting women in combat, but wouldn’t let his pretend son – let’s call him “Trayvon” – play football.
I mean, good grief, people called George H. W. Bush a “wimp,” but this guy is an out-and-out puss-aah.