I was on board with Kaepernick until...

But here is where Kaepernick lost me: His remarks to the press segued into a rant of the type you hear from the conservative right. He said: “I mean, you have Hillary who’s called black teens or black kids super predators. You have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. I mean, we have a presidential candidate [Hillary Clinton] who’s deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me, because if that was any other person, you’d be in prison.”

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To lump Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the same category is wrong, offensive and uninformed. Trump isn’t even in the same category as former President George W. Bush or former Vice President Dick Cheney. Donald Trump isn’t a Republican or even a conservative. He’s a rich, famous alleged businessman who has money to burn and a disturbing case of narcissism.

It’s irresponsible for Kaepernick to insinuate that Clinton should be in jail, with words that skirt close to the shouts of “Lock her up!” from the crowd during Gov. Chris Christie’s remarks at the Republican National Convention. After months of investigations into whether charges should be brought against Clinton for her use of a private email server, the FBI director James B. Comey said, “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

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