‘Mighty WHITE of him’: Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady excoriated for refusing to repent for liking Trump (and being white)

‘Mighty WHITE of him’: Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady excoriated for refusing to repent for liking Trump (and being white). By Tony Cox.

Perhaps the most accomplished football player in NFL history, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is nevertheless a target of media and political venom as he prepares to play in his tenth Super Bowl on Sunday. …

But Brady is being portrayed this week as the enemy of the people. You see, Brady has been a friend of former President Donald Trump. Say no more. Washington’s new domestic-terrorism apparatchik probably needs to probe the quarterback, triple-check his January 6 alibis and make sure that letting him walk freely isn’t a danger to the republic.

Brady never politically endorsed Trump. He declined a request to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Trump’s behalf. But he did play golf with him. He was once seen with one of those hateful red MAGA hats in his locker, a 2015 trolling stunt back when Trump was seen as unlikely to win the Republican nomination. He’s known Trump for nearly 20 years. He has been dealing with “uncomfortable” political questions about Trump and declining to say even how he himself will vote since 2016.

That’s no longer good enough. …

The folks at USA Today, America’s largest newspaper, were incensed. Columnist Nancy Armour condemned Brady as a “moral coward” and declared that he “doesn’t deserve (a) pass” for having supported Trump in the past. …

She even dragged Brady’s skin color into the beatdown, saying “how mighty white of him,” because he had the temerity to tell the Super Bowl media throng that he wants to “stick to sports.”

Armour wasn’t alone. Brady was ridiculed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for being a “weird Trump guy.” Social media was flooded with Brady bashing, such as writer Pol McShane saying, “Tom Brady loves Trump, so I hate Tom Brady.” Others reminded followers to never forget Brady’s fondness for Trump and complained that the quarterback has been “allowed by the media to like a racist.” …

Armour argued that black athletes are asked about issues pertinent to their race, such as police brutality, so Brady should have to answer for an attempted “violent overthrow of our government” that was perpetrated by predominantly white people. …

Apparently ignoring how Brady’s NBA equivalent, Michael Jordan, skilfully steered clear of politics during his stellar career, Armour saw the quarterback wriggling away because of his privilege of being a white male heterosexual. In fact, she said his ability to escape “accountability” is “the height of white privilege.”

There’s that word — accountability. With the Bad Orange Man removed from office, America has turned into one giant Trump Accountability Project. Even as the new president, Joe Biden, speaks of “unity” and “healing,” the Trump haters who are now in charge demand “accountability.”

That doesn’t mean accountability for things that are actually wrong or illegal, such as entering the Capitol while LARPing or holding up the president’s severed head in effigy. This accountability is for having supported the former president of the United States. Bow the knee, repent, and you may be eligible for rehabilitation and regaining your personhood at some point. Remaining a Trump supporter or refusing to apologize for ever having liked him, nah. There must be consequences.

It’s not entirely clear yet what all of those consequences will be. We’re still working on that. But let’s just say that it’s no longer acceptable in openly racist post-Trump America to like who you want to like or vote how you want to vote. And if you try to do that sort of thing while being white, perhaps there will be a special re-education room for you at the camp.

The leftists in charge now want to make everything all about race, all of the time. But what it’s really all about is money — especially money from China — for them. If you want to understand what’s happening just follow the money.

hat-tip Stephen Neil