by Jim Clayborn | RNN
Arizona’s no-holds-barred gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is on a one-person mission to correct course in the desert state. Guided by morality and the Constitution, she is not only speaking up forcefully and taking action, she is doing so in the correct way.
Katie Hobbs, on the other hand, her cowardly Democrat challenger, believes in nothing except raw power. After refusing to show up for a debate, Lake had the floor to herself in a one-on-one with the moderator. A debate would be preferred – as they should be mandatory for anyone seeking public office – but the opportunity allowed Lake to use the entire time to expand on her visions as governor.
One question came to the Super Bowl, which Arizona is slated to host in 2023. Lake would be sworn in a month before that spectacle, and has already stated her intentions to declare a border invasion once in office.
The left and media have already attacked that plan as “far-right” (despite 68% of Arizonans supporting it) and have called on the NFL to yank the Super Bowl from Arizona, should Lake prevail on November 8th.
The moderator then brought up Arizona’s refusal to acknowledge Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the threat of the NFL to back out in the early 1990s, and connected politics to sports again with Lake’s bold vision.
Take a look at how Lake deftly wades through the distractions and pointedly strikes at the heart of the matter:
It begins by Lake receiving the prompt: “You have stated for quite a while now, day one as governor, that you would declare an invasion at the southern border. Do you believe you have the legal authority to do that?”
“Absolutely,” Lake responded. “Article one, section 10, United States Constitution.” Boom; short and sweet, and 100% correct.
The moderator then, as mentioned before, brought up the NFL having stripped Arizona of a Super Bowl in the 1990s over their refusal to recognize Martin Luther King Day as a holiday.
“You would be sworn in a month from the Super Bowl being here,” Lake was told. “If the NFL were to threaten they’re going to pull the Super Bowl if you do that, would it make you waver in your decision?”
From here, the ball was teed up and Lake crushed it a mile down the fairway.
“You want to tell me that a bunch of football teams owned by billionaires are okay with fentanyl pouring across our border at a record level, killing our young people?” she asked.
“Number one killer right now is fentanyl, 18-45. It’s killing a generation of people. If the NFL is okay with that, then they ought to do some soul searching. I don’t think the NFL’s that stupid. I really don’t.”
She continued this line of thinking on Twitter: “If the NFL wants to play chicken over the 2023 Super Bowl, I can promise you that I win that game.”
Lake is absolutely correct on both counts. She has the authority to protect her state from what she’s calling an illegal invasion and border crisis, and she’s even more correct that the NFL would have its hands tied. Major League Baseball took their All-Star game out of Atlanta over pathetic woke virtue signaling, only to be blasted to smithereens by everyone – and belatedly the former champion of such a move Stavey Abrams – because it wrecked the local economy and cost the city $100 million dollars.
There is also the fact that the NFL wouldn’t have any time to act. Lake would be sworn in come January, and the game would be scheduled to kick off a month later. Does anyone really believe the NFL could and would demand tickets, flights, hotels, and various arrangements for the entire week would be scrubbed? I would like to see them try.