When Football and Politics Collide

PolitiChicks.comOn the weekends, I enjoy football. It’s the three to four hours a week where politics and political ideology are put aside. People come together for the love of their team and to watch the greatest sport of all time – and yes, I know I’m being biased when I say that.

With campaign season in high gear, it’s nice to escape it every now and then, even if it’s only for a few hours once a week. This weekend, while watching my Packers kick the Panthers butt, an ad from Jerry Brown came on during the commercial break

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As soon as I heard his raspy voice, I looked up from my pizza.

“Greeeeaaaatttt,” I thought to myself. “Just what I wanted. Governor Moonbeam to interrupt my Sunday football.”

When I saw the ad, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. The ad was in favor of California’s Prop 1 and 2. Prop 1 is for a water bond and Prop 2 is labeled as the “Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act.” Basically, it’s a continuation of the same old liberal policies that have dominated California politics.

I began to think about it. Brown has $30 MILLION dollars in the bank between his campaign account and his pro-props 1 and 2 bank account. He can afford to do a state-wide ad buy. On the NFL network. In the NFL package. Thinking about how many views the ad was getting was mind-boggling. It’s actually a very smart political move and one very few politicians have enough money to do.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized something: 1) I wish Brown hadn’t infiltrated my football game, 2) How many more people would be conservative or registered Republicans if Republicans could garner that kind of money for ads of this nature? 3) If Republicans could garner that kind of money, would Liberals cry foul play and claim dirty money is in politics?

I guess we will never know. Until it eventually happens.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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