This week, it’s the Olympics that have the right-wingers in a tizzy, upset by small examples of alleged “wokeness” from athletes to the Olympic organizers. Indeed, more than a few right-wingers are so offended that they’re actually cheering American losses in the games. What patriots they are!
The US Women’s Soccer team
After the US soccer team knelt in protest of police violence against black men before their first Olympic game, aleged American patriots started rooting for them to lose. When in fact they did lose to the Swedish team, right wingers from former Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo to Donald Trump himself were ecstatic, with some even suggesting that the team’s “wokeness” was the cause of the loss (“get woke, go broke”), despite the fact that this makes no fucking sense whatsoever.
Trump drew cheers for attacking the soccer team during a rally in Arkansas.
The US men’s basketball team
Right-wingers treated the American men’s basketball team with similar disdain, with one observer declaring the Americans to be “the most woke men’s basketball team in history,” a “collection of highly-paid social justice warriors – who for some reason are willing to put the USA across their chest but weren’t willing to stand for the anthem just last year.”
Right -wing “patriots” cheered when the team lost its first game. “It’s a good thing most of the USA men’s basketball players don’t care much for the United States — the nation they’re supposedly playing for at the Olympics,” wrote Rick Moran of PJMedia. “Otherwise, the Americans’ 83-76 drubbing at the hands of France might have really hurt.”
Weird how the athletes the right-wingers are getting mad at all seem to be black and/or female. Or trans. Probably just a strange coincidence.
The Olympics in general
Some right-wing outlets went beyond hating specific American athletes and teams for their alleged “wokeness.” They simply started rooting against the Olympics as a whole, reporting ecstatically on the poor ratings the games have been getting.
“Woke Olympics Score 33-Year LOW Ratings For Opening Ceremonies” read a headline on LifeZette, with the attached story declaring the poor results might just
be another example of ‘Go Woke, Go Broke.” … Why does nobody care? With the games being delayed a year, extremely limited access for spectators, and the leftist politics being injected into the games in the name of ‘justice,’ why should we?
Breitbart took it a step further:
Well, fuck you right back, dudes. This is what you’re missing.
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