The GOP knows it's in trouble when the major sports leagues get involved

The move follows a tradition of major sports leagues using their boycott power to block harmful GOP policies.

4/7/2021 10:34:00 PM

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The move follows a tradition of major sports leagues using their boycott power to block harmful GOP policies.

00:32I’m betting today’s GOP leaders are also aware of two earlier controversies in Arizona, which has got to be adding to their angst over the prospect of a widespread sports-led boycott.The first was in 2014, when the Arizona Legislaturepassed a bill

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that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to members of the LGBTQ community based on so-called religious grounds. After the bill passed, but before then-Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, announced whether she would sign it, there was again a swift backlash from sports leagues and corporations.

The National Football League, which had planned to hold the Super Bowl the following year in the state, indicated that if the bill became law,it would explore other locations. A growing list of companies soon began to condemn the law and threatened to withdraw business from Arizona, including American Airlines and Apple. The criticism was so deafening that Brewer ultimately vetoed the bill, declaring it was “broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”

When that bottom line gets squeezed, how long until Georgia voters turn on their elected GOP officials?Arizona had witnessed a similar backlash in 1990, when the staterefused to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday, which began to be observed as a federal holiday in 1986. In this case though, it was the voters of the state, not the Legislature, standing in the way by voting “no” on a 1990 referendum to honor MLK with a paid state holiday. (At the time, only about 3 percent of the state’s population was Black.)

In response, the NFL pulled the Super Bowl scheduled for 1993 from the state. In addition, people fromStevie Wonder to U2 led a charge to boycott. After this backlash, the holiday question was again placed on the ballot in 1992, where it passed with 62 percent of the vote.

This is all to say the GOP has every reason to be freaking out about a wide-scale corporate backlash. When that bottom line gets squeezed and the average person feels the economic pain, how long until Georgia voters turn on their elected GOP officials — even if today they agree with the voting law?

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DeanObeidallah Daily but you need to accept that reality is fiction and that fiction is reality then you would understand that it was a political option and was peaceful except for the Martians dressed up as HILLARYS OR OBAMAS OR worse yet peaceful trolls marching to protest lack of safer bridges DeanObeidallah Daily only in america - you hit a new low day by day -violence and cults like the republican party - lets see how many of them never watch baseball again or drink coke - greaT ENTERTAINMENT SINCE THE CLOWN IS OUT

DeanObeidallah Daily Republicans angrier over losing corporate money than rioters storming our capitol DeanObeidallah Daily Of course they are! Typical not wanting to deal with reality, misdirected anger. Most of all please don't look in our closet! ☠️☠️☠️☠️ DeanObeidallah Daily 'Corporate woke mobs' Mobs are in control of the United States in 2021. Mobs that claim they want to help black American's by hurting black owned business's in Georgia. Wake up America and see that mob rule is more than wrong, it is evil and bad for everyone.

DeanObeidallah Daily Because they ARE the mob that stormed the capital! is the media doing? Everyday they provide more cover for those covering this up! DeanObeidallah Daily My opinion because of what major league baseball did to Georgia or is trying to do to Georgia or Americans should boycott Major League Baseball f*** you Major League Baseball you're not that important