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Whitlock: NFL owner Daniel Snyder crumbling beneath Washington’s house of cards

Daniel Snyder bought the wrong NFL team in the wrong city. He practices the wrong politics for the political football he purchased 23 years ago.

The midterm elections won’t save Dan Snyder. That’s my prediction.

There’s a false hope among political conservatives that a Republican landslide in the November elections will halt the persecution of American citizens who refuse to disavow the populist movement powered by Donald Trump.

The midterms will slow the persecution in some areas of the country, but nothing will change in our nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., is a leftist stronghold filled with government-dependent citizens and devout progressives. The political winds blow one direction in the District. It’s a headwind for Snyder.

The city’s newspaper of record, the Washington Post, had been tearing into Snyder long before Jeff Bezos gutted it of any semblance of objectivity and fairness. Snyder spent the first two decades of his ownership fighting the newspaper over his football team’s former nickname (Redskins). With that battle won, the Post has moved on to casting Snyder as the Harvey Weinstein of professional sports.

According to corporate media, Snyder is racist and sexist. Snyder keeps trying to make peace with enemies who have no interest in a negotiated settlement. He changed the team’s name to the Commanders, installed his wife as CEO, hired a black team president, a black general manager, and a Latino head coach and filled the organization’s senior leadership with four women.

Snyder is the poster boy of the left’s diversity, inclusion, and equity agenda.

It’s not enough. It never is.

The House of Representatives launched an investigation into Washington’s toxic work environment. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, no friend of Snyder’s, testified before the House yesterday.

Rashida Tlaib, the representative from Detroit, bashed Goodell for not removing Snyder from NFL ownership.

Snyder bought the wrong football team in the wrong city. He can’t win. He’s playing a never-ending road game. He’s surrounded by political people using him to make a point to Jerry Jones and every other pro sports owner.

You want to know why the NFL climbed into bed with the BLM-LGBTQ+ Alphabet Mafia? Look at what’s happening to Daniel Snyder.

That’s not written to suggest that Snyder is innocent of the allegations brought against him. Snyder is a rich and powerful man. Wealth and power corrupt. But Snyder is no more or less rich, powerful, and corrupt than Patriots owner Robert Kraft, the old man who likes rub-and-tugs.

Rich and powerful people, which includes our politicians, would rather virtue-signal about integrity than attempt to clean up and control their immoral behavior.

You follow? NFL owners, coaches, top executives, and high-profile players are all rich and powerful. They’re mostly men. They’re weak and live in a society that baits weakness. From the boardroom to the playing field, it’s a league filled with Deshaun Watsons and the 2010 version of Ben Roethlisberger.

Weak men with excess cash and free time. An idle mind is the devil’s playpen. For athletes and the people running athletic leagues, it’s wiser to buy Alphabet Mafia life insurance than run around uninsured.

Snyder had no insurance. He’s a hard-core conservative with a franchise attached to an area completely controlled by progressives. It was just a matter of time before he had a major accident and his wrongthink politics put him in the crosshairs.

When they’re done with Snyder, Jerry Jones will be next. Jones will be more difficult to take down. He’s based in Texas. He has allies throughout the state. He’s not playing an away game.

What’s going on with Snyder reminds me of one of my favorite TV shows, “House of Cards.”

The Kevin Spacey-fronted political drama was Netflix’s version of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Both shows depicted the evil men and women do in pursuit of political power. “Thrones” camouflaged its intent, weaving its narrative in fantasy with fire-breathing dragons, ice creatures, and a fictional world. “Cards” was more direct and relatable. Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, was a South Carolina senator willing to do anything to acquire the presidency. In season 1, Underwood murdered his mistress, a female reporter with too much ambition and too little street smarts.

Public allegations of Spacey’s predatory sexual nature ruined the final season and legacy of “House of Cards.” Netflix wrote Frank Underwood out of the script. And now it’s sort of taboo to discuss the greatness of “Cards.” The show isn’t treated like the “Cosby Show.” You can still watch “Cards” on Netflix, though.

I might rewatch it again.

Frank Underwood would be impressed with the way Democrat and Republican politicians are using Daniel Snyder to distract from true evil and corruption. Prosecutors are seeking a 30-to-55-year prison sentence for Ghislaine Maxwell, the sex trafficker who set up rich and powerful men with underage girls.

Politicians and corporate media have no interest in seeing or disclosing her client list. This is information that could show the public which of our politicians are compromised, susceptible to blackmail, and secret supporters of legalizing pedophilia. Maxwell’s client list could reveal the power source of the BLM-LGBTQ+ Alphabet Mafia.

Meanwhile, our politicians are pressuring the NFL to remove Daniel Snyder as an owner. It’s just another meaningless virtue signal.

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