Dem Rep is Fuming Over Super Bowl Crowd’s Lackluster Reaction to Black National Anthem

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In 2024, it would seem that wokeness is just about everywhere. Fortunately, the masses aren’t nearly as accepting of it as the political left and woke themselves would like you to believe.

A perfect example of this happened on Super Bowl Sunday, just before the game began.

As usual, the National Football League began with a number of proceedings. First, the black national anthem was sung. Then, “God Bless America” was performed by Post Malone. And, saving the best for last, the National Anthem, sung by country star Reba McIntire.

While the National Anthem is sung at the start of every NFL game, the black national anthem, also known as “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” has been reserved for more auspicious occasions, such as the Super Bowl.

Basically, it’s a performative measure they’ve concocted to make themselves appear more woke or connected to all the right people.

But as usual, it creates more headaches than it’s worth.

Case and point is Democratic Representative Steve Cohen’s reaction to the Super Bowl crowd’s response to the black national anthem.

If you missed it, R&B singer Andra Day’s performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was great. She’s definitely not a bad singer.

And yet, the crowd’s reaction to her, or should I say the song, paled greatly in comparison to their response both during and after Reba’s performance of the actual National Anthem.

For that, Cohen is a bit upset.

As he wrote on his X account, “Very very few stood at the Super Bowl for ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ The Negro National Anthem. Not a pretty picture of Super Bowl crowd.”

First, I can’t miss his use of the term “negro,’ either. I mean, is this 1968 or what? He does know that the term is altogether considered politically incorrect and that 63 percent of his constituents are black, right?

But I digress…

So basically, he’s upset that his kind of wokeness (he’s a self-proclaimed “champion for justice and civil rights on the Judiciary Committee”) isn’t as popular as he thinks it should be.

Talk about performativity. And it seems all the world agrees.