During Monday night's edition of the Tomi program on The Blaze, conservative host Tomi Lahren harshly criticized Colin Kaepernick -- quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers professional football team -- for refusing to stand during the performance of the National Anthem at the start of the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers the day before.
Lahren began her “Final Thoughts” segment by promising to “eviscerate” Kaepernick's “mouth diarrhea” before calling him a “whiny, indulgent, attention-seeking crybaby” and asserting that “if this country disgusts you so much, leave!”
“Our buddy Colin” decided not to stand and “show pride in a flag or a country that oppresses black people,” she stated before noting:
For him, it's bigger than football. He would be selfish to look the other way.
After all, according to Kaepernick, there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
Lahren then said she was going to “eviscerate” this “mouth diarrhea” sentence by sentence.
“Colin, I support the First Amendment,” she noted. “I support your right to freedom of speech and expression. Go for it, bud! It's this country, the country that you have so much disdain for, that allows you the right to speak your mind.”
“It also protects my right to shred you for it,” the host added.
“See, the National Anthem and our flag, they are not symbols of Black America, White America, Brown America or Purple America, for that matter,” she then stated. “There are patriots of every race that have fought and died for this country, and we honor the flag and sing the Anthem as a reminder.“
Lahren then suggested Kaepernick leave the nation since “I guarantee there are thousands and thousands of people around the world that would gladly take your spot because those that don't live under this flag are banging on the door to get in, not get out. Remember that.”
“Is our country perfect?” she asked. “No, but what have you done to make it better? What's your contribution? Sitting there like a fool?”
'What's selfish is you, buddy,” the host stated. “And what's your message to black kids, to people of color? That their biggest contribution to justice and self-fulfillment is to parade around with a chip on their shoulder like a victim?”
Lahren then inquired: “And Colin, how dare you sit there are blame white people for the problems of minority communities. After all, aren't you half-white? Didn't two white parents adopt you after yours weren't willing to raise you?”
“For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that's really something, isn't it?” she continued.
“Maybe you should also decline the paycheck from the white owner of your team or the white fans that buy your merchandise and fill the stands to watch you play,” Lahren asserted. “There's a statement I don't see you making anytime soon.”
“And Colin, who's getting away with murder?” she asked. “I'd like to see some evidence to back that up because that's a pretty strong claim.”
The host then noted:
It’s funny -- through that six-year career of yours, you choose to start sitting now? What changed to make you so resentful of your country? Please tell me how you're oppressed.
Is it because the black unemployment rate is double what it is for whites or the homicide rate or the dropout rate or the percentage of minority communities on food stamps?
“Well, we've had a black president for almost eight years now. Maybe he failed you,” she said. “You also have a black woman in charge of the Justice Department, Maybe she failed you, too. Or maybe it's the liberals, your saviors which have run your communities into the ground.”
“Where does the buck stop?” Lahren continued. “When will those in black communities take a step back and take some responsi-damn-bility for the problems in black communities? Because it seems to me blaming white people for all your problems might make you the racist.”
“But Colin, you don't care about any of that,” she asserted. “You're going to make a political statement.”
“But here's the deal, Colin,” the host declared. “I've got loved ones overseas right now fighting for your right to sit on a bench and bitch and moan about your perceived oppression while making $19 million a year to throw a ball, so show a little respect.”
As NewsBusters previously reported, an analyst on the ESPN cable channel claimed that only Trump supporters were offended by Kaepernick's protest. Meanwhile, the TV networks painted the quarterback's “anti-American rant” as taking a “stand” against racism.
Who knows what other liberal “protests” this will lead to during the National Football League season? Only time will tell.