Kelly Stafford, NFL Player’s Wife: Instead of Kneeling, ‘Let’s Stand United’

A woman’s Instagram post saying the national anthem is “not the national police song” has gone viral. Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, posted a picture of the American flag Wednesday on Instagram, calling the anthem “an exercise in how this country can endure and rise, how we can agree on its future potential, even while struggling with its present.”

“Well, you can’t have that opinion anymore,” Pat said on radio Thursday.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started sitting during the national anthem last year, calling it a protest against racial injustice in America. Since then, other pro football players have also elected to sit or kneel during the national anthem.

Stafford offered a kind criticism of the choice to sit or kneel and asked for unity and open-mindedness in her post, writing, “Let’s stand united against terrorists, against racism, against white supremacists, against killing of cops, against police brutality, against sex slave trafficking.. against anything that is not the ideal for this country. Let’s unite in the fact that God made us all unique and different and that is something we should cherish.”

The post has since drawn a backlash. On Thursday’s show, Glenn and Pat pointed out that social media is almost always destructive for this kind of attempt at discussion.

Glenn called Twitter a drug of sorts since people experience a dopamine rush when they get social media reactions.

“It’s the crack that makes you think you can fly,” Glenn said. “You’re taking a hit off of a drug.”

GLENN: So glad you're here. Not everybody is excited about the latest wave of national anthem protesters. One NFL player's wife, the Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, his wife Kelly made her opinion pretty loud and clear in an Instagram post this week. I don't know if you saw that. Pretty clear.

PAT: Yeah, she said something like the national -- I don't have it right in front of me. But she said the national anthem isn't the national police anthem.

I mean, that's so true. It's not about the police. It's -- it's about -- it's about pride in the country. And, you know, you mentioned that --

GLENN: Yeah, I'm not even sure it's about pride in the country.

PAT: I think it is. I mean, the way it was written from Francis Scott Key and the way it came about, I mean, that's definitely about love and pride in the country.

GLENN: Let's -- let's go through that in a minute. Because I'd like to go there.

Here's what she actually wrote: If you think the country can be better, stand for the ideal. If you think the answer is people showing unity, then stand with them. The anthem is not the national police song. The anthem is not the national racist song. The anthem is an exercise on how this country can endure and rise. How can we -- how we can agree on its future potential, even while struggling with its present.

PAT: That's great.

That's pretty great.

GLENN: That's -- that's great.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's great.

However, people were not happy with her.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I know. Well, you can't have that opinion anymore.

GLENN: No. No.

She -- she had to respond a couple of hours later: I meant no disrespect with my last post. If you know me personally, you know I love mostly everyone and I try to be as open as possible.

PAT: Look how they send people running for the hills.

JEFFY: They sure do.

PAT: It happens every time. Stop caving in to this stuff. People need to toughen up a little bit and realize Twitter is not reality. Okay? Twitter is the sedge pool of society.

JEFFY: I don't know that I agree with that.

PAT: It's the sewer of society. That's what it is: It's garbage.

GLENN: It is -- it is the -- it's the crack that makes you think you can fly. It's the crack that makes you think that you are invincible. You're -- you're -- you're -- you're taking a hit off of a drug. These -- these Facebook and Twitter -- this is nothing more than a drug that is making you feel like you are invincible. And --

PAT: And you are. Because you're anonymous. And you can say whatever you want.

GLENN: Yep. Nobody cares.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: It seems unless you disagree with the vast majority of people.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That happen to be reading that and sharing that with their friends. It's not reality. And you need to know what you believe. And then just let it go. Just let it go.

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.