Skip to comments.Arizona GOP governor reverses course after Betsy Ross flag controversy, now 'welcomes' Nike facility
Posted on 07/11/2019 7:18:18 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A little more than a week after pulling state incentives from Nike following its decision to pull its Betsy Ross Flag shoes after former NFL star Colin Kaepernick raised issues around them, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) reversed his stance.
Ducey tweeted Thursday welcoming a Nike facility to Goodyear, Ariz., saying the company will bring more than 500 jobs and $184 million to the state.
Ducey was one of many conservatives to publicly blast Nike and announced he would instruct the state to pull financial incentives for Nike after the company decided not to fully release a Betsy Ross flag sneaker.
Nikes decision was reportedly influenced by Kaepernick, who pointed out the flag's connection to the countrys era of slavery and the flag's current use as imagery associated with white nationalism.
Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike, Ducey wrote as part of a nine-tweet thread.
"Nike has made its decision, and now were making ours. Ive ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here," he continued in his July 2nd tweets.
Within days of those tweets, Ducey was spotted wearing Nikes out in public.
Pathetic. The Right has no balls.
Whatta a Weasel.
He might as well go get a job at the FBI.
Bush League Republicans have no balls.
WE have to stop electing them.
What a putz.
Skeletons in Ducey’s closet? That may have links to Epsien??
It is called courage of one’s convictions. You have it or you don’t. Obviously Ducey doesn’t have it.
What a loser.
Capitulating to the anti-Americans is beyond shameful. But the politicians make the same calculations as Nike did - anti Americanism pays.
Harsh reality, but true (at least at this point).
I’m surprised Ducey didn’t appoint Cindy McCain with this attitude.
Jeez, he should never have said anything. This is worse than if he’d kept quiet from the beginning.
I’m beginning to think elections are useless.
He’ll be ready in 2022 for a Senate seat. If he’s the best we got he should run.
Rush was talking about the Republicans in the past few years.......letting the left destroy the country and they sit there and grunt.....I’m paraphrasing of course but he’s right!! Once again, the President is taking on the whole world with very little help from his party.....I hate Republicans but I despise Demonrats!
Either skeletons or a huge contribution.
As an Arizonan who voted for him ONLY when the Dem running against him was a total disaster, I was surprised by his inirial showing of principle.
I am not surprised by his wimpishness.
Vote him out in the primary Arizonans.
Come now! Prostitutes negotiate the same way.
anti Americanism pays.
Dont doubt it, it is a mortal sin in the Catholic Church to renounce, defame and in any way express hatred for ones country
Its against the fourth commandment
One brings a great lack of grace in in this case.
Anti Americanism might pay financially as you claim
In the long run, as all evils, it will take
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