One top Democrat made this insane comparison about national anthem protests

The last two months have seen the Left consolidate their grip on power in major American institutions.

Pro sports was the latest American mainstay to fall under the sway of the Left.

And now one top Democrat made this insane comparison about national anthem protests.

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel served as Barack Obama’s chief of staff and is one of the Left’s top strategists.

Initially in 2016, Emanuel opposed Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American national anthem protest.

But in a sign of how far the center of gravity in the Democrat Party shifted leftward, Emanuel told ABC’s The View that he is now an enthusiastic supporter of pro athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

Emanuel went so far as to compare disrespecting the flag to kneeling during religious services.

“Well, you know, when it first happened three years ago when Colin took a knee, I was, like, you know, you have to respect America, and I didn’t think that was appropriate. You know, at the religious services of the High Holy Days Jewish services, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we in the middle of services, do take a knee and bow to God in our humbleness and understand that we have work to do to live up to God’s image and doing God’s work. As I started to expand my reading in the Islamic faith, the Catholic faith, in key moments, one takes a knee in awe of both respect to God, but also humbly knowing that seeing God’s work here on earth is not done,” Emanuel began.

Emanuel once built the 2006 Democrat House majority by recruiting candidates who claimed to be pro-life and pro-gun.

But now – like all other Democrats – Emanuel adopts the language of the social justice Left that America is a racist and intolerant nation.

“When you step back and look at it, John Lewis, at the steps of the bridge, took a knee and Dr. King. Here a knee is out of respect to the flag and what it represents about America, not out of disrespect, but that America has fallen short of its promise. If you look at religions of many faiths, bowing is understanding humbly that our work is not done. So my view began to change thinking of it both as a Jew, as a key moment between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as we think about it as our work as we respect the flag, but that America has work to do to achieve the ideals that the flag represents,” Emanuel added.

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