Not only have the Democrats in Congress hit bottom but they have now set up a drilling rig to further plumb the depths. The jackass party – which apparently has nothing serious to devote their time to – is now going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. This latest stunt by Democrats is an obvious extension of the phony controversy over the Washington Redskins team name. Both are blatant cases of trolling for identity group based emotions in an election year. This new Democratdog and pony show capitalizes on that recently released video former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pummeling his fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator. This seems to some of them to be a far more outrageous act than the extremist Islamist army ISIS sawing the heads off of journalists given the timing as dear leader is due to give his big speech in a couple of hours.
I have always wanted to vomit whenever the worthless hacks in Congress engaged in one of their trademark publicity gimmicks of dragging current and former professional sports athletes before one of their silly tribunals. Whether it be steroids in baseball, the Redskins name farce and now the “domestic violence” menace it has always been cynical in the worst tradition of sleazy politics. Such stupid witch hunts are a huge waste of taxpayer dollars and this would be true even if the country wasn’t currently mired in never-ending wars and stuck with a dismal economy – all of which the Democrats now own.
According to a story published on the website for USA Today entitled “Congress probes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Ray Rice case”:
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding “the highest level of transparency” concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
Goodell made clear in interviews Tuesday night with USA TODAY Sports and CBS that he does not feel his job is in jeopardy.
But clearly his handling of the Rice domestic violence issue is not going away and is reminiscent of the heat Congress and the House have increased on Goodell over changing the offensive nature of the Washington Redskins team name.
The poison penned letter put together by those twelve wretched excuses for public servants states:
We write concerning the important issue of domestic violence, which unfortunately impacts every level of our society, and which we must find ways to combat comprehensively. Our professional sports leagues are important economic and cultural institutions in the United States and we are interested in the manner in which these leagues handle incidents of domestic violence by their players, owners, and other employees. We believe that these high-profile professional leagues are, in many ways, in a position of public trust and should be at the forefront of handling such incidents appropriately.
With this year marking the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act, we all recognize that this issue requires strengthened and sustained efforts by individuals, organizations, and government. Of course, we are particularly concerned about information that has come to light about the perpetration of domestic violence by one of the NFL’s players, Ray Rice, against his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 15, 2014.
Given the important role the NFL and the other major professional sports leagues can play in shaping public perceptions concerning domestic violence, it would appear to be in the public interest to have the highest level of transparency associated with reviews of potential misconduct.
The entire letter is here, if you manage to be able to finish it without gagging I commend you.
I have zero sympathy for Commissioner Roger Goodell. During his tenure he has done his damnedest to destroy the NFL with his ongoing tantrums, bullying and tirades, sissifying the game to tone down the violence for international audiences and for God’s sake even dabbling with eliminating kickoffs and extra points. He is a colossal asshole and the NFL will be better the instant that he no longer is the commissioner: if there is anything left of the game that is. As a lifelong professional football fan I curse Roger Goodell’s name. The only Americans that I hold in lower esteem are Barack Obama, the Kardashians, and the entire U.S. Congress.
The Democrats are desperate and can already hear the thunder that heralds the coming great, cleansing storm of November 4th. That will be the day when as Travis Bickle once so eloquently put it: “Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets”.
And there is no amount of milking the con job that is the so-called “war on women” that is going to hold back that coming deluge.