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#1 User is offline   MTP Reggie 

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:22 AM

Julián Castro, Beto O'Rourke back Nike, saying Betsy Ross flag is 'hurtful'
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
Fox News
07/04/2019

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Nike's decision to pull Betsy Ross flag sneaker has nothing to do with patriotism and is the worst kind of hypocrisy, says Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Republican member of the Armed Services Committee.

It was inevitable that the 2020 candidates would weigh in on the Betsy Ross flag-sneaker controversy.

Two Democratic hopefuls have expressed their support for Nike after the sportswear company pulled sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross-designed American flag ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The company did so after former NFL quarterback and Nike endorser Colin Kaepernick raised concerns about the shoes.

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro told CBS News on Wednesday that he was "glad to see" Nike remove the shoes from the shelves, comparing the "painful" symbol to the Confederate flag.

"There are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful," Castro explained. As an example, he cited "the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol."

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke also approved of Nike's decision, noting that "white nationalist groups" have "appropriated" the Betsy Ross flag.

"I think its really important to take into account the impression that kind of symbol would have for many of our fellow Americans," he said, according to Jewish Insider senior political reporter Ben Jacobs.

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

"Who are you going to vote for in 2020?"

"I don't know. It depends on their stance on overpriced footwear."
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:01 AM

View PostHieronymous, on 09 July 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

"Who are you going to vote for in 2020?"

"I don't know. It depends on their stance on overpriced footwear."

"Whoever hates the U.S. the most."
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:21 AM

Two douchebags, being their typical selves.

At least on the bright side these two <censored>s don't stand a snowball's chance in Hades at getting elected, so there's some relief.

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:59 AM

View PostHieronymous, on 09 July 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

"Who are you going to vote for in 2020?"


"I don't know. It depends on their stance on overpriced footwear."


:biglaugh:

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:03 PM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 09 July 2019 - 11:01 AM, said:

"Whoever hates the U.S. the most."


That'll be very difficult to differentiate, considering how much all leftists hate America.

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