The new Georgia election integrity law that seeks to restore voter confidence has resulted in an eruption of rage from Democrats and their activist allies. It’s no wonder, since a cornucopia of “irregularities” delivered the traditionally Republican state into the win column for Joe Biden.
In addition to tired accusations of racism, those who oppose democracy are resorting to the fearsome bullying that has marked this repressive era of “cancel culture”. They seek to harm Georgia economically by pressuring major sports organizations to abandon events that have already been scheduled.
The latest to come under fire is professional golf, after a prominent civil rights group mounted a pressure campaign to force the PGA to move The Master’s golf tournament elsewhere. It would be a starkly political departure from the picturesque scenery at Augusta National Golf Club, where it has been held since 1934.
In a statement issued by The National Black Justice Coalition, the organization called for all participating pro-golfers to refuse to participate in The Masters until SB 202 is repealed.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) executive director David J. Johns released a statement Friday calling for the boycott. https://t.co/v2Wwv7cbrU
— Golfweek (@golfweek) March 28, 2021
The group decries the law as being “an unacceptable attack on our democracy” and demanded that “companies that operate in Georgia must speak out against this restrictive law.”
The NBJC which describes its mission statement as being “dedicated to empowering Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people,” stated that “The PGA Tour and Masters Tournament have both made commitments to help diversify golf and address racial inequities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against Georgia’s new racist voter suppression law – but to also take action,” according to the statement.
That action would mean pulling the plug on The Masters until the tantrum-throwers get their way.
In an interview with Golfweek, NBJC Executive Director David L. Johns fumed; “Professional golf should not reward Georgia’s attacks on democracy and voting rights with the millions of dollars in revenue that the tournament generates and the prestige it brings to the State,” he said.
The push to cancel The Masters coincides with efforts by the Major League Baseball Players Association to have this year’s MLB All-Star Game moved out of Atlanta.
The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to be played in Atlanta this July. But in the wake of the Republican voter restrictions, the executive director of the MLB Players Association said the players are ready to discuss moving the exhibition out of Georgia. https://t.co/nL93yjhTSz
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 28, 2021
Democrats and their allies have poured vast sums of money into Georgia to ensure that elections are tilted in their favor, and aren’t going to go down without a fight.
No sooner had Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill into law than the entire Democrat network mobilized to falsely claim that free and fair elections were a throwback to “Jim Crow-era policies”.
Kemp warned that the woke mob would “will threaten, boycott, sue, demonize and team up with their friends in the national media to call me everything in the book,” and he has already been proven right.
The Masters is scheduled for April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club unless the PGA caves to the Democrats and their activist shock troops.