Loyal Opposition – Thanks, Coach


Great Britain’s lawmakers (Parliament) who are not in the party of the country’s prime minister are known as “back benchers” or the “loyal opposition,” emphasis on “loyal.”

A brief column in this week’s Sports Illustrated (January 30, 2017, page 18), provides us with an excellent example of loyal opposition as stated by Coach Greg Popovich of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. An Air Force veteran, he offered his thoughts on the state of the union:

“I’d just feel better if somebody was in that position that showed the maturity and psychological and emotional level of somebody that was his age. It’s dangerous, and it doesn’t do us any good. I hope he does a great job, but there’s a difference between respecting the office of the presidency and who occupies it. And that respect has to be earned. But, it’s hard to be respectful of someone when we all have kids and we’re watching him be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people….

“….But I felt great today watching the march in protest [of] how he has conducted himself, because it tells me I live in a country where a whole lot of people care. And we have to be vigilant to make sure that, although we all hope that he does good things for our country, that we don’t get embarrassed by him and roll back liberties that have been worked for [for] so long.”

Thanks, Coach…….

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2 thoughts on “Loyal Opposition – Thanks, Coach

  1. Great Coach, however anyone who can feel great watching that vulgar display of a disgusting group of mislead mutants displaying their lack of moral value has lost my respect. Those Marching naked with vagina’s on their heads are preaching maturity and psychological emotional levels? Please don’t insult my intelligence Coach. They obviously don’t respect the office of the President and I find it difficult to respect those that don’t.

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  2. I’ll stick to reading SI for their (oh, so often incorrect) forcasts of who’ll win the World Series. (Go Rays!)

    I’m also still very confused about the march the day after Inauguration Day. Was it an awareness march or a protest march?

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