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  • Stacey Abrams & the All-Star Game

    While not from a source I'm familiar with, the facts laid out match up with what I've heard in various local news broadcasts


    Source: Stacey Abrams Soils Herself


    By forcing MLB into the Social Justice Wars, the Georgia activist cost her state dearly


    Poor, poor, pitiful Rob Manfred.

    Lacking either the brains or the intellectual curiosity to check things out for himself, Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, took the appallingly reckless step of making a $100 million business decision based primarily on information he’d received from a bunch of snake-oil salesmen.

    But Fox News’s Charlie Gasparino reports a new twist: “Manfred decided to move the All-Star Game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups associated with LeBron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Al Sharpton. … Abrams and Sharpton told the commissioner players would boycott the game if not. Sources say that Abrams’ current stance, that she is disappointed about the Georgia boycott, is suspect as she was a key player in the decision. James has publicly supported the Georgia boycott.”

    So, Rob Manfred took his “social justice” marching orders from James, a money-grubbing, speech-suppressing apologist for the genocidal communist Chinese; from Abrams, a race-baiting sore loser and voting conspiracy theorist; and from Sharpton, the vile anti-Semite shakedown artist and unrepentant hate-crime hoaxer.

    What could go wrong?

    Manfred, at some point, must’ve convinced someone that he had the chops to lead an economic enterprise that generates $10.7 billion annually. But who? And how? As our Nate Jackson put it earlier this week, “[Manfred] succumbed to pressure out of ignorance, and his motives are profit-driven rather than based on integrity. If it were integrity, and if he truly believes Georgia is a racist backwater, he’d follow the advice of Senator Marco Rubio and withdraw his personal membership from the Augusta National Golf Club. And he’d demand that the Braves move out of Atlanta rather than forcing other MLB teams and all their black players to play 81 other games there this season. Don’t get us started on MLB’s efforts to expand in China.”

    Manfred, then, is a dupe. A useful idiot of the lying Left. Abrams, though, has no such excuse. She, more than anyone else, is responsible for her state suddenly finding itself $100 million poorer than it was a week ago. And why? Because she has a problem with ballot integrity. Because she knows that Democrats benefit from loose, lax election laws — just like they did last November 3. And because she knows that the new Georgia law, which strengthens personal identification requirements for Georgians seeking absentee ballots, will make it harder for her side to cheat.

    As for those personal identification requirements, the need to show photo ID enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support. According to a recent AP-NORC poll, a whopping 72% of all adults favor it, while only 13% oppose it. This includes 91% of Republicans and 56% of Democrats. But, yeah, it’s a “Jim Crow” law — or “Jim Crow on steroids,” if you prefer President Joe Biden’s despicable characterization.

    So what’s Abrams afraid of? The truth? The will of the people? It’s pretty clear that she punked Manfred into moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia, and in doing so caused Major League Baseball to take the money and skedaddle from Atlanta, which is majority-black, to Denver, which is 76% white. Big mistake when you’re counting by race like Democrats do.

    What’s worse, though, is that she won’t own up to her role in the fiasco. “Georgia Republicans,” she tweeted, “must renounce the terrible damage they have caused to our voting system and the harm they have inflicted on our economy.”

    Get real. Whether Abrams actually supported the move out of Atlanta is immaterial. What is material is that she and her henchmen pressured the MLB commissioner to denounce the Georgia law and, as Gasparino reports, “urged the commissioner to support other issues, including voter drives and H.R. 1, the For the People Act,” the abominable effort by Democrats to federalize all election laws and irrevocably stack the deck in their favor.

    Also according to Gasparino, people close to Manfred say he feared the All-Star Game would become “a political event” — which is what prompted him to politicize it and pull the plug on Atlanta.

    In short, Abrams overplayed her crooked hand, and it cost her state dearly. It’ll be interesting to see whether Georgians will forgive her when the time comes to elect their next governor.



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  • #2
    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    While not from a source I'm familiar with, the facts laid out match up with what I've heard in various local news broadcasts


    Source: Stacey Abrams Soils Herself


    By forcing MLB into the Social Justice Wars, the Georgia activist cost her state dearly


    Poor, poor, pitiful Rob Manfred.

    Lacking either the brains or the intellectual curiosity to check things out for himself, Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, took the appallingly reckless step of making a $100 million business decision based primarily on information he’d received from a bunch of snake-oil salesmen.

    But Fox News’s Charlie Gasparino reports a new twist: “Manfred decided to move the All-Star Game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups associated with LeBron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Al Sharpton. … Abrams and Sharpton told the commissioner players would boycott the game if not. Sources say that Abrams’ current stance, that she is disappointed about the Georgia boycott, is suspect as she was a key player in the decision. James has publicly supported the Georgia boycott.”

    So, Rob Manfred took his “social justice” marching orders from James, a money-grubbing, speech-suppressing apologist for the genocidal communist Chinese; from Abrams, a race-baiting sore loser and voting conspiracy theorist; and from Sharpton, the vile anti-Semite shakedown artist and unrepentant hate-crime hoaxer.

    What could go wrong?

    Manfred, at some point, must’ve convinced someone that he had the chops to lead an economic enterprise that generates $10.7 billion annually. But who? And how? As our Nate Jackson put it earlier this week, “[Manfred] succumbed to pressure out of ignorance, and his motives are profit-driven rather than based on integrity. If it were integrity, and if he truly believes Georgia is a racist backwater, he’d follow the advice of Senator Marco Rubio and withdraw his personal membership from the Augusta National Golf Club. And he’d demand that the Braves move out of Atlanta rather than forcing other MLB teams and all their black players to play 81 other games there this season. Don’t get us started on MLB’s efforts to expand in China.”

    Manfred, then, is a dupe. A useful idiot of the lying Left. Abrams, though, has no such excuse. She, more than anyone else, is responsible for her state suddenly finding itself $100 million poorer than it was a week ago. And why? Because she has a problem with ballot integrity. Because she knows that Democrats benefit from loose, lax election laws — just like they did last November 3. And because she knows that the new Georgia law, which strengthens personal identification requirements for Georgians seeking absentee ballots, will make it harder for her side to cheat.

    As for those personal identification requirements, the need to show photo ID enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support. According to a recent AP-NORC poll, a whopping 72% of all adults favor it, while only 13% oppose it. This includes 91% of Republicans and 56% of Democrats. But, yeah, it’s a “Jim Crow” law — or “Jim Crow on steroids,” if you prefer President Joe Biden’s despicable characterization.

    So what’s Abrams afraid of? The truth? The will of the people? It’s pretty clear that she punked Manfred into moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia, and in doing so caused Major League Baseball to take the money and skedaddle from Atlanta, which is majority-black, to Denver, which is 76% white. Big mistake when you’re counting by race like Democrats do.

    What’s worse, though, is that she won’t own up to her role in the fiasco. “Georgia Republicans,” she tweeted, “must renounce the terrible damage they have caused to our voting system and the harm they have inflicted on our economy.”

    Get real. Whether Abrams actually supported the move out of Atlanta is immaterial. What is material is that she and her henchmen pressured the MLB commissioner to denounce the Georgia law and, as Gasparino reports, “urged the commissioner to support other issues, including voter drives and H.R. 1, the For the People Act,” the abominable effort by Democrats to federalize all election laws and irrevocably stack the deck in their favor.

    Also according to Gasparino, people close to Manfred say he feared the All-Star Game would become “a political event” — which is what prompted him to politicize it and pull the plug on Atlanta.

    In short, Abrams overplayed her crooked hand, and it cost her state dearly. It’ll be interesting to see whether Georgians will forgive her when the time comes to elect their next governor.



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    Your source got it wrong. Multiple sources are reporting the opposite is true, that Abrams wanted to keep the All-Star game in GA, and said so. From Newsweek:

    Voting rights activist and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams reportedly tried to convince Major League Baseball (MLB) to keep its All-Star Game in Atlanta despite Georgia's new voting laws.

    According to Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein, Abrams spoke to a senior adviser at MLB and "strongly" urged the league not to pull the event out of Atlanta.

    While she didn't meet with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who made the announcement the game would no longer be hosted in Georgia, she reportedly spoke with a senior official before the decision was made.

    "She also argued against a boycott before MLB's move in a @USATODAY op-ed and @AJC interview last week," Bluestein tweeted.
    https://www.newsweek.com/stacey-abra...ng-law-1582116

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...georgia-report

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kccd View Post

      Your source got it wrong. Multiple sources are reporting the opposite is true, that Abrams wanted to keep the All-Star game in GA, and said so. From Newsweek:


      https://www.newsweek.com/stacey-abra...ng-law-1582116

      https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...georgia-report
      I'm shocked. Stunned, actually - that there would be multiple conflicting reports on anything Abrams said or did.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since youíve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?Ē

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        I'm shocked. Stunned, actually - that there would be multiple conflicting reports on anything Abrams said or did.
        She put out a statement saying she opposed this action.

        How could anyone claim otherwise?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kccd View Post

          Your source got it wrong. Multiple sources are reporting the opposite is true, that Abrams wanted to keep the All-Star game in GA, and said so. From Newsweek:


          https://www.newsweek.com/stacey-abra...ng-law-1582116

          https://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...georgia-report
          Abrams, or more accurately a group she started, are pretty much responsible for the whole Jim Crow 2 bovine scat, having registered a website referencing it almost two weeks ago. FWICT, she has her fingers elbows deep in all of the other fabricated complaints as well.

          That she started conducting damage control after MLB announced its decision (although here it says she claims it was before) is hardly a surprise. A significant portion of her potential constituency just took a body blow to their wallets.


          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            Abrams, or more accurately a group she started, are pretty much responsible for the whole Jim Crow 2 bovine scat, having registered a website referencing it almost two weeks ago. FWICT, she has her fingers elbows deep in all of the other fabricated complaints as well.

            That she started conducting damage control after MLB announced its decision (although here it says she claims it was before) is hardly a surprise. A significant portion of her potential constituency just took a body blow to their wallets.
            Pretty much the entire news media as well as legal experts are referring to these laws as voter suppression.

            You can't shift the goalposts and claim that because Abrams objects to these laws she is somehow responsible for the MLB decision.

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            • #7

              Originally posted by kccd View Post

              She put out a statement saying she opposed this action.

              How could anyone claim otherwise?


              You really are super gullible --- do you not realize that politicians will often do things behind the scenes, then put out a public statement to cover their butt, or make them look good with their own constituency?
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since youíve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?Ē

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kccd View Post

                Pretty much the entire news media as well as legal experts are referring to these laws as voter suppression.

                You can't shift the goalposts and claim that because Abrams objects to these laws she is somehow responsible for the MLB decision.
                She only did so after the fact, after being part of the movement telling them that if they did it there would be boycotts and that they were supporting 'Jim Crow Laws'. She did it to try to backpedal and cover her butt over the backlash her actions resulted in.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                  She only did so after the fact, after being part of the movement telling them that if they did it there would be boycotts and that they were supporting 'Jim Crow Laws'. She did it to try to backpedal and cover her butt over the backlash her actions resulted in.
                  AWWWWWwwwwww!!!! We both said BUTT!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kccd View Post

                    Pretty much the entire news media as well as legal experts are referring to these laws as voter suppression.

                    You can't shift the goalposts and claim that because Abrams objects to these laws she is somehow responsible for the MLB decision.
                    Color me surprised. The liberal MSM and the lawyers that they cherry pick to talk to are once again carrying the left's water for them. Who would have ever dreamt that was even possible?




                    The unvarnished fact is that this law made it easier for everyone to vote in virtually every way. There is a reason that WaPo gave old Joe four Pinocchios (lowest score possible for honesty) when all he did was parrot the same talking points that folks like Stacey Abrams and Al Sharpton had been saying for weeks. She is the source of the whole "Jim Crow 2.0" crap that raised the biggest objections and protests.

                    Moreover, several sources inside baseball have reported that Abrams was right in the thick of things, agreeing with boycotting the game if it wasn't moved. Then after the baseball commissioner caves in she immediately starts issuing statements saying she opposed moving the game.

                    What a lying sack of excrement.

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post




                      You really are super gullible --- do you not realize that politicians will often do things behind the scenes, then put out a public statement to cover their butt, or make them look good with their own constituency?
                      Not to mention there doesn't seem any evidence that she ever objected to the move until after it had been decided.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                        She only did so after the fact, after being part of the movement telling them that if they did it there would be boycotts and that they were supporting 'Jim Crow Laws'. She did it to try to backpedal and cover her butt over the backlash her actions resulted in.
                        She still has political aspirations and it suddenly sunk in that she just put a knife deep into the back of a significant portion of those who would support her.

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post




                          You really are super gullible --- do you not realize that politicians will often do things behind the scenes, then put out a public statement to cover their butt, or make them look good with their own constituency?

                          The announcement by the baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, came after days of lobbying from civil rights groups and discussions with stakeholders like the Major League Baseball Players Association...
                          Before the announcement, baseball had faced the unsettling prospect of celebrating an All-Star week dedicated to the former Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron, a Black pioneer of the game who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record, against the backdrop of a Georgia elections overhaul widely seen as targeting Black voters.
                          https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/u...a-georgia.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            Not to mention there doesn't seem any evidence that she ever objected to the move until after it had been decided.
                            Not to mention that after it had been decided, she was blamed for this happening. Should she not speak up to defend herself?

                            As you say yourself, there is no evidence that she objected to the move nor is there evidence that she is responsible for it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kccd View Post

                              Not to mention that after it had been decided, she was blamed for this happening. Should she not speak up to defend herself?

                              As you say yourself, there is no evidence that she objected to the move nor is there evidence that she is responsible for it.
                              Well, if Trump is responsible for people deciding to riot at the capitol after he talked about an election being stolen, then it seems fair that Abrams can be held responsible for the economic damage that came from businesses deciding to take economic action against Georgia in response to her talking about the voter law.

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