Those Damn Pictures
Boss Tweed commenting on Thomas Nast’s cartoons
One of the most valuable things in politics is a one liner that everybody gets something that cuts through the minutia, the noise and the ” Squirrel!” moments to distract people. If you can deliver a line that immediately makes people understand what you are saying, one that instantly makes your point, it’s a thing of beauty.
The NFL lawsuit story can do that for the GOP:
For those not paying attention a lawsuit has been filed against the NFL over the distribution of Superbowl tickets this year
A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.
Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, says the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value. He says that means most fans must buy their tickets on the secondary market, where they can command thousands of dollars.
Finkelman’s lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Newark. It claims the NFL is violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
It may surprise you to learn, as the final weekend of the regular season approaches, that while the National Football League earned nearly $10 billion this year, it’s not a profit-seeking enterprise. It’s a non-profit organization entitled to a tax break from you and me just like the Pine Street Inn or The Home For Little Wanderers.
the NFL’s tax attorney, Jeremy Spector. He says the league office, according to U.S. tax code, is a nonprofit trade association, promoting football and serving as an agent and organizer for the 32 clubs. And it’s been that way since the 1940s.
Now while the whole question of Superbowl tickets might be interesting to some degree for our purposes all that matters is the fact the NFL is a non-profit.
The left and the MSM treat the non-profit sector as sacrosanct. All kinds of things from Media Matters to Planned Parenthood are “non-profits” and the media is forever pushing leftist individuals and groups as credible and morally superior because they are “non-profits”
As Glenn Reynolds put it years ago:
nonprofits are preponderantly left-leaning and the nonprofit sector provides a lot of lefty infrastructure
David Horwitz wrote a book on it
But getting this message through to the low information voters is very tough, when you try to challenge these guys and point out the money and te self interest involved you always tend to hear stuff like: That’s ridiclious they’re a non-profit or comparing them to some company saying: Who are going to believe a corporation or a non-profit group?
But now we have an answer.
The next time you are a conservative on a panel or on a show and the leftist host or a leftist guest brings up info from one of these “non-profits” and you dismiss it noting the money behind it or government grants etc and they come back with the moral superiority & credibility say this or something similar:
Yeah Non-profit, just like the NFL!
Short, snappy and makes the point.
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