Conservatives Suddenly Become Tom Brady Fans After QB Skips Out On White House Visit


Conservatives Suddenly Become Tom Brady Fans After QB Skips Out On White House Visit

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The New England Patriots visited the White House Thursday to be honored for winning the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks back in February. Nearly the entire team made it to the ceremony. However, there was one notable exception as starting quarterback, and face of the franchise, Tom Brady was a no-show as he had to attend to “family obligations.” The QB made trips to the White House after his previous three Super Bowl victories, which all occurred while George W. Bush was president.

It was only a matter of time before opportunistic conservatives took to the internet to declare Brady as a new Republican hero for refusing to meet with Obama.

Over at the Young Conservatives website, Joshua Riddle wrote a short blog celebrating Brady for deciding to skip out on the ceremony. Of course, he had to get a shot at Obama while saying Brady’s decision was a “no-brainer.”

You have the option of spending the day with your family or with the man responsible for wreaking havoc on this country, what do you do? If you’re Tom Brady (or any other sane person), that’s the biggest no-brainer of all time.

The small blurb, which mostly consisted of an excerpt from a Washington Post story detailing the QB’s no-show, had been shared over 11 thousand times on Facebook as of Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, right-wingers took to Twitter to declare their new found love for the four-time Super Bowl champ for sticking it to POTUS.

 

While Brady wasn’t in attendance Thursday afternoon, President Obama still made sure to throw a number of compliments his way, lauding him for the way he played during an exciting come-from-behind victory over Seattle as well as highlighting the remarkable stretch he’s had with head coach Bill Belichick.

There was, of course, Tom Brady, an all-time great who couldn’t be with us here today, but who engineered a pair of surgical fourth-quarter touchdown drives.

[T]hat’s the story of the Patriots over this past 15 years. There’s Belichick and Brady - the most successful player-coach tandem perhaps in NFL history. There’s “the Patriot Way” - a group that values teamwork and hard work above all else, which is why these guys are able to shine even if the spotlight is not on them. And it works. Since the 2001 season, they have four championships — more than any other franchise in that span. Six Super Bowl appearances - more than any other franchise. Twelve division titles - you get the picture. In a league that’s known for its parity, they have set a standard for excellence that we may not see again for a very long time.

At least per his public remarks, Obama didn’t appear to hold any grudges over Brady deciding to be elsewhere on Thursday. The President paid respect to the future Hall of Famer and gave him credit for his achievements.

Regardless if Brady’s reason for not showing up Thursday was legit or not, the right found themselves a new celeb to cheer. In the end, it is all about showing the current resident of the Oval Office disrespect.

 

Image via NBC Sports

 

40 Responses to "Conservatives Suddenly Become Tom Brady Fans After QB Skips Out On White House Visit"

  1. bebe   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Brady is a cheater, who cares what he thinks. Hes been hit in the head alot.

    • Bic   Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Obviously you do since you feel so strongly about it you commented.

  2. D   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Another reason to hate The Pats. Fine with me

  3. Freda P Jenkins   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    And still our PRESIDENT showed graciousness is recognizing this idiot (who jumps off cliffs) for his playing skills! Too bad playing skills do not equate to proper manners!!!

  4. Huh?   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    It says he had family obligations. Did any of these haters ask him if that was real? Maybe he did have family obligations. Any opportunity to put Obama down. Can’t believe their junior high attitudes. Grow up.

  5. staccee   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    He stuck it to himself showing his disrespect. But what else can you expect from a cheater and a so call hero that left his girlfrend while she was pregnant to hook up with a runway model. Republikkkans are known for dropping wives and girlfriend’s for newer ones.

  6. Reginald   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I wonder if tom brady is the only conservative on the team.

  7. Eddie Bryan   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Hard to believe Tom could be that disrespectful unless there was a serious problem. Blowing off or making a political comment just are not done in that manner. I think if Mr. Brady had issues with the President he would air them, much as Coach K did after his NCAA Championship victory.
    There should be there conservative hero. He sounded just like John McCain denouncing the President’s approach to ISIS. Coach K went to military school for a couple of years. Does that make him a General?

    • Charles L Freeman, Jr   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Exactly what issues with the president did Coach K air? Link to a verifiable source?

  8. SteveS   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    My message to the pathetic so called conservatives: fk u. What a bunch of repulsive, disgusting fkng assholes.

  9. Edgre Williams   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    He wasn’t missed, just like George Bush isn’t missed. Statistics show who was the best president and who cause thousands of young mens lives with 2 fake wars, Obama will travel the world when he’s finished. Unlike Bush, who if he leaves the country will risk war criminal arrest. If you make less then 6 figures and you’re a conservative, you’re either a idiot or racist.

  10. Cheryl lopez   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Tom who?

  11. Patti Evans   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I hope his disrespect for our President, follows him all the days of his life !

    • Rickie Clark   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      It will not phase him, As a person who played college football and coached for 29 years the mere idea of cheating to win a game goes against everything we try to teach our players. If you do anything to charge the integrity of the game that person is basically saying I can’t line down and beat you fairly. Cheating is just another word for weakness.

  12. Patti Evans   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I hope his disrespect follows him all the days of his life !

  13. Thelma Williams   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Who Cares?!!!

  14. nanya   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 9:25 am

    It was his mom and dad’s 50th anniversary numbskulls!

    • Willie Herring   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Who cares is right on point.Tom Brady together with other sports entertainment superstars do the right thing when they show youth,that their behavior is more about them than teamwork.It is unfortunate that Tom Brady fails to be considerate of his team off the field.It is shocking to the conscience how the ownership of the team allowed one player to taint the team spirit shown by other players.Perhaps the world today reflects the attitude of those who are selfish with regard to their objectives.Because Brady should have looked at this situation from all sides knowing there might be some in the NFL’s 360 program watching.

  15. Brooklyngirl   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Disrespectful!

  16. Alvin Ortiz   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 9:33 am

    it is so amazing the level of disrespect that is afforded our president. Karma’s a bitch though. I hope he’s happy being a hero to these heartless racist scumbag fake patriot conservatives.

  17. Angel Salas   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Damn people calm down!!! You people are acting very childish. There is no proof that he intentionally did that to disrespect the president. He did not make any comments. So stop being mad at him for no reason. The Patriots aren’t my team the 49ers are but you guys are acting stupid. Making threats and hoping something bad happens to Brady because he didn’t show up? Come on now! You people are so disrespectful and you people are what make the president obama look bad. You guys are so quick to shoot before you even know the truth you people aren’t any better than the republicans.

    F*ck all you… ashamed to be a liberal right now because of you people, you should always be respectful just like obama was you people are real shitty.

  18. PHOOEY(THE)RAT   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    WHO REALLY GIVES A FLYING-F#CK WHAT CHILDISH “ADULTS” WHO “PLAY” WITH “BALLS AND STICKS” FOR A LIVING (AND OTHERWISE) THINK ANYWAY? PLAYING PROFESSIONAL “SPORTS GAMES” IS IN THE “GRAND-SCALE” OF THINGS A TOTAL WASTE OF PERSONAL TIME, EMOTIONS, MONEY AND HUMAN ENERGY! IN MY OPINION. PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IS A RICH MANS THING. THEY HAVE THE MONEY AND TIME TO WASTE…

  19. Patti   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Not a big surprise from a pompous ass like Tom Brady. He fits the Republican mold so well. The disrespect this President has been shown is disgraceful. Makes me sad to think that our children are learning that this type of behavior is somehow acceptable.

  20. dan waits   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Just goes ta show ya – it doesn’t matter how much money ya make or how many super bowl rings ya got, if ya ain’t got good manners, you’re still a jerk

  21. PHOOEY(THE)RAT   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    HEY!!! SPORTS TEAM OWNERS!!! WHY NOT CREATE AND SUPPORT “PROFESSIONAL” TEAMS OF SKILLED-PEOPLE THAT CAN ACTUALLY TRAVEL AND DO THINGS THAT WILL MAKE THIS COUNTRY (U.S.A.) AND THE WORLD A MUCH BETTER AND SAFER PLACE FOR “ALL” OUR OF CHILDREN TO LIVE??? THE BETTER YOUR TEAM DOES THE BETTER YOU WILL LOOK!!! NO TEAM REALLY LOSES AND WE ALL WILL BENEFIT AND RESPECT YOU FOR IT. In my opinion.

  22. Mr-DJ   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Well we can surely see who still stands heads above the rest. I’m happy every morning I wake up and Obama is still President.

  23. Tom   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Brady went to Michigan, one of the most liberal places ever! Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden virtually started the anti-Vietnam war protest there.

  24. Chakra Dancer   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Mr. Brady seems to struggle with finding normalcy. Underinflated balls and over inflated ego. He’s a shoo-in to my Hall of Shame.

  25. Mr80   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    What would you expect from someone who would dump his own pregnant girlfriend.

  26. Jose Quishpe   Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    There has always been a hidden feeling on why Tom Brady did not appeal to me. I did not know why but finally I do. Glad he did not get to see President Obama. Putting football aside, Brady is the crying little baby idolized by those like him; conservatives.

  27. AnnieGam   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Anyone who could be married to that German mean b*tch Giselle Bundchen can’t have very good judgment anyway, so this disrespect for our President should come as no surprise.

    • Evan   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Umm…Giselle is Brazilian.

  28. Griffin Manning   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Brady shows his true colors as the racist that he is. He hates black people.

  29. Marcus   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Way out of line guys. His household is worth over a billion dollars, he’s got every right to be a conservative. It’s people who makes less than $100k a year who votes conservative that are stupid. He earned that right, just like the 4 Superbowl rings. He didn’t start any wars or killing any children. If he feels that it’s not worth his time to be a part of what most people deemed as a once in a lifetime opportunity, that’s his prerogative. We can’t all engineer last second game-winning touchdowns. If I was in his shoe and it was GWB, I’d skip it for putting my socks away or feeding my dog or something stupid, and not legitimate excuses like “parent’s anniversary.” It’s probably why you don’t see much charity work associated with his name, but so what? At least he’s not pretending to be something he isn’t, which is what Barak Obama tries to do. When you protect Wall Street and called yourself a Democrat, you’re lying through your skin.

  30. Raymond Conde   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 5:04 am

    what i heard about Brady to be Disrespectful not to show at the white house,wow!! what a low blow,hope they kick his ass during the season Games,what an asshole!!

  31. Jon Henderson   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Back when Clinton was president the Green bay packers came to the white house. Everyone came except the tight end..I forget his name. He was devoutly religious and refused to attend with Bill Clinton in the White House. A couple years later, this same tight end was awaiting trial for raping his children’s babysitter.

  32. Al Anderson   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    He probably is telling the truth. He went when G.W was president and anyone with an once of Intelligence knows Bush was the worst President since Reagan.

  33. tbone wig   Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    of course he is a republican he cheats just like bush did to when his first election screw pretty boy

  34. Joe   Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Tom apparently is a Smart man… and not Gruber… that in itself shows some Critical thinking ability…

  35. Joe   Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Wow.. a joke… just reading the posts here..