Have you ever wondered whether you’d shake Barack Obama’s hand if he extended it to you?
Could you shake the hand of a man who is actively destroying the last, best hope of Earth?
Three members of the legendary 1972 Miami Dolphins team have decided that that the answer is no, and in their case the invitation is not hypothetical.
The White House on Tuesday belatedly honored the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the NFL’s only undefeated team, but three members weren’t there because of their opposition to President Obama’s policies.
“We’ve got some real moral compass issues in Washington,” Hall of Fame center Jim Langer told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. “I don’t want to be in a room with those people and pretend I’m having a good time. I can’t do that. If that [angers] people, so be it.”
Former player Manny Fernandez won’t be traveling to the nation’s capital either.
“I’ll just say my views are diametrically opposed to the president’s,” he told the paper. “Enough said. Let’s leave it at that. I hope everyone enjoys the trip who goes.”
Former offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg added: “I want to be careful, because mom said if you have nothing good to say about someone, then don’t say anything. … I don’t have anything good to say about someone. … I just don’t believe in this administration at all. It would be hypocritical of me to be there.” <source>
I love the phrase “diametrically opposed” when someone openly declares their politics in reference to those of Barack Hussein Obama’s, because any patriot can only be that: diametrically opposed.
Did this snub by three champions tarnish the event for mr. Obama?
I hope so.