In case you hadn’t heard it yet, Bryce Harper is a “conservative hero”

has found himself an “interesting” piece online.

Okay, it isn’t interesting. It’s just more mindless drivel from a racist passing himself off as a “conservative”, but here goes:

Know what? You can read politics into too many things. Like this clown from the Daily Caller, who has decided that Bryce Harper is symbolic of some conservative rebirth, because he hustles and Jason Heyward is symbolic of liberalism because he’s lazy and complacent.

Normally that kind of construction is indicative of some sort of racism too — look at the industrious white man and the lazy black man! — but I think this guy is so enamored of seeing the political in everything that race isn’t even on his mind.

No, his idiocy is pretty much monomaniacally political:

“Bryce Harper is a conservative hero. The star rookie for the Washington Nationals has woken up Major League Baseball, and watching it unfold has reminded me of nothing so much as the collapse of the old political paradigms and the inevitable and upcoming rebirth of conservatism in November …”

Harper is “scrappy” — yes, he uses the word scrappy — because he took an extra base when he hit a single to right against the Braves. Heyward is some old awful liberal because he was slow getting to the ball:

“To me, the play carried even greater symbolic importance. Heyward’s bungle showed a complacency, if not indolence, that Harper threatens to destroy, but it also could be a metaphor for the collapse of the old liberal order. Heyward was like one of those public school teachers who, because they are a union member, can’t be fired and so are relegated to the “rubber room” to sit and read the paper and gather a check for the rest of their lives.”

Craig danced around it some, implying that this was purely politically motivated.

I disagree and think he hit the nail in the head with the other stuff. What the guy really was saying was “that white kid hustled his ass off and quite typically the lazy n***er slacked off”.

So I guess all those times Derek Jeter (of a mixed marriage), Ichiro Suzuki or any other non-white player hustled their ass off for the last decade it didn’t happen, huh? Harper just “invented it” I suppose.

Best of all, the clueless dolt overlooks some BIG points in the landscape of professional sports (you know, like revenue sharing).

As expected this one got some great discussions going on, as one Hardball Talk reader going by “fearlessleader” points out:

There’s no shortage of awesome comments on this article, but this may be my favorite:

“The Nationals picked Harper first overall because they had the worst record in baseball. They didn’t earn that pick through hard work, in fact they worked the least and were rewarded for it. That sounds like income redistribution to me. Bryce Harper is a socialist hero.”



One comment

  1. djpostl

    Lol a buddy of mine read this and sent me a great addendum:

    Bryce Harper “Kid Conservative,” just put his name in the record books ahead of “Mr. Slacker” Jason Hayward Saturday afternoon against the New York Yankees. Harper became the first teenager to go 0 for 7 with 5 strikeouts in a game. Heyward previously held the title going 0 for 5 a few years ago. Since Harper is the poster boy for spunky puritan work ethic and Hayward the industrious liberal slacker, I can conclude that that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiatis 9:11)

    Looks like the “scrappy guy” isn’t new young regime but a typical overhyped propaganda machine manufactured by the desperate right wing conservatives trying to take undue credit again. Just like they saved the auto industry (Mitt) or even saved America (Boehner), or even put the first colony on the moon (Gingrich).

    Yes, regardless how hard the conservative rhetoric tries to align itself with what they think is a revolution (Tea party, unfortunately still treadin’ on America’s progress), the truth always reveals itself. In this case I suppose the truth is obvious. It is unchanging and unquestionable. If Harper just got blanked by the Yanks and Hayward just got swept by the same Bronx Bombers, the truth is that findingunity in diversity leads to victory and New York exemplifies this truth. The proof is in the pudding, the Empire City is still the shining city on a hill.

    The Yankees symbolize the best of America’s values. A diverse culture unified as one team under the pinstripes. Capitalists to the core, a free market payroll mentality, but the spending is not what makes them great. The greatness is in the grit and expectation. They expect to win every year, they prepare to win every year, and people are cut and kept based on how they perform in the clutch. This is the best of America. How we perform in the clutch. So conservatives can have scrappy, what America needs is a guy who can come through when all looks bleak, when its 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth and we just need a base knock toextend the inning and start the rally. We need a guy with the “it” factor, who knows how to be calm in the midst of pressure, who can slow the game down in the most frenetic moments and make the big play. America needs in the immortal words of Bob Sheppard “number 2 Derek Jeter, number 2”.

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