“This piece originally appeared at Newsmax.com”
Hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in all of sports. The Democratic Party has quickly learned that wielding the Major League Baseball “All-Star Game” for political purposes is also a very difficult thing to do.
Democrats recently tried a “surprise bunt” against Republicans in an effort to boycott the state of Georgia over their voting rights reform and new voter ID requirements.
It was supposed to help them prove, once again, that Republicans are big ol’ meanies heading into the 2022 elections. They thought they could catch the GOP off-guard, and score a couple runs in the race card game.
However, liberals stumbled on their way to first base and the GOP kept their eye on the ball.
The Democratic party, the woke establishment sports complex, big media, and corporations wound up doing their African-American base a disservice in their supposed efforts to help them.
These woke progressives are now moving the MLB’s “All-Star Game” from Atlanta — a city that is 51 percent African American — to Denver, a city that is 87 percent mostly-suburban white.
With that move will go economic opportunity that would have otherwise gone to minorities that Democrats claim they help.
In Atlanta, one-third of small business owners are black, and the city was recently rated a “top five best cities for Black-owned businesses” as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The urban landscape is a hot spot for black entrepreneurship as proven recently by the Georgia film industry, including Tyler Perry’s filmmaking dynasty which is based in peach state.
Instead of embracing that culture and taking a stand right there in Atlanta, liberals forced the MLB’s hand in move the game out of Atlanta.
There are just a few problems for woke progressives and their new location choice.
Colorado is a mostly-white, mostly-suburban state. Its population is 87 percent white, and its sprawling white-picket-fenced suburbs are the polar opposite of Atlanta’s urban scene.
The venue where the game will reportedly be played is Coors Field — which is named after a prominent, white, Republican family whose patriarch (Pete Coors) once entertained a U.S. Senate run as a — you guessed it — Republican. The Coors family has also donated to GOP politics in the state.
With the move to Colorado, Democrats are not exactly benefiting the minority, urban, Black American base they claim to serve.
For Georgia Republicans, however, they should be reminded that in politics the golden rule is to never interrupt your opponent when they’re making a mistake. This could help them in the long run as they double down on defending their new voting law.
As for Colorado? Well, the economy in the Mile High City is ready to capitalize off the left’s errors.
Jennifer Kerns is host of the new nationally-syndicated show, “All-American Radio with Jennifer Kerns.” She has served as a GOP strategist; spokeswoman for the California Republican Party; strategist for the Colorado Recalls over the Second Amendment; and writer/researcher for the most-watched U.S. Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle for FOX News. Read Jennifer Kerns’ Reports Here.