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If MSNBC isn’t covering the story of Donald Sterling and The Clippers for the next month, he isn’t a Republican



Well, this is messed up.  Donald Sterling, the owner of the LA Clippers, went on a racist rant about his girlfriend not acting white enough, or something.  To be honest, it was hard to follow because the man makes absolutely no sense.

I loved this reaction from our friends at African American Conservatives:

I don’t know which political party Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling supports.

But if msnbc doesn’t focus on him exclusively for the next 2 weeks, if Rev. Al Sharpton and the NAACP don’t call for protests and demand Chris Paul and Blake Griffin quit the team, and if he isn’t forced to sell Clippers, he’s not a Republican.

Fortunately, we do now know the affiliation:

*Just for the record, Sterling’s record of political support is for two Democratic politicians: former California Governor Gray Davis and three-term Senator Bill Bradley.

So I guess that means we can expect the MSM to barely talk about this, right?

Also, here is Stephen A. Smith’s response:

 
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  • USMC

    I like Stephen. However he never once used the words racist or racism.

  • USMC

    she wont leave him.

    • Sickupandfed

      That’s what I’ve been wondering through all this!! Is she going to stay with him? The guys a gazillionaire and pays for the best make-up, clothes, hair stylists, etc! She won’t leave him! LOL!

      • USMC

        she is in it for the money.

  • James

    1) The page to which you linked says Sterling has only given $6,000 and nothing since the early 1990s.
    2) MSNBC is already covering the story, and Melissa Harris-Perry is going to have a discussion on it tomorrow.

    • Steve67

      And you can bet she won’t mention his political donations but if they were to Republicans she would, no matter how long ago it was.

  • Edward E

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Anti-Whites say there should be no White Countries✓

    Anti-Whites say there should be no White Towns✓

    Anti-Whites say there should be no White Neighborhoods✓

    Anti-Whites say there should be no White Anything✓

    Anti-Whites say there should be no White People✓

    Immigration = Colonization – “Diversity” = Fewer White Children

    “Multiculturalism” = WHITE GENOCIDE

    Anti-racist is a >codeword< for anti-White

    • Barryeod

      No, it isn’t.

    • rwpjr84

      This tired rhetoric again, really?

      No one say’s, verbatim, “Anti-racist”. Sure, people say they are against racism, and against racists, but they don’t use “anti-racist”.

      Anti – opposed to
      Racist – a person who believes a particular race is superior to another

      So, by your own definition, if you’re opposed to people thinking they’re racially superior to others, you’re opposed to white people. That is exactly what you said translates to. Does it not occur to you how ridiculous that is? It’s almost as if you’re calling white people racist, suggesting white’s are the only race that is racist, by your own terminology.

    • Madlants

      No Edward E. There are white people living in Africa and Asia too. People should be free to live wherever they want, as long as they do it legally.

    • The Right Fight

      Flagged as spam for violating Terms of Service … repetitive postings.

  • bweston112

    The 1990’s was 20 years AGO….Is that the best you “got”. Cliven Bundy was Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs., Friday, Saturday 2014….. He started MOOCHING 20 years ago

    • skydivepaul

      So you’ve seen the financial records yourself?

      • Barryeod

        You give him too much credit sir. I seriously doubt that USMC knows how to read a financial statement. It really bugs me that he uses the USMC tag.

        • markc4

          Foxtrot Yankee, Barryeod from another conservative USMC veteran.

        • USMC

          I am a Marine. Why does it bother you so much. BTW Skydivepaul wasnt responding to me. So i know you are incapable of reading comprehension. Since you dont like me using USMC just let it stand for something else other than United states Marine corp. It can stand for U Suck Massive C*cks.

          • Vandal111

            When I was on active duty as a jarhead we called ourselves Uncle Sams Misguided Children. It was done with tongue in cheek because all those I knew were proud to be Marines.

          • USMC

            I was in from 93-97 and stationed at Camp Lejeune. I have heard that one however it was not something we used, Semper fi Leatherneck

          • Vandal111

            Hopefully they had the drinking water situation taken care of by the time you were there. I was at Lejeune for 15 months in 66-67. The USMC finally decided I needed to earn my stripes and sent me to an exotic vacation spot in SE Asia for 13 months. And I thought the heat and humidity in NC was bad. Semper Fi

    • USMC

      Well if bundy is mooching he must be a democrat. You should besupporting him. I guess your not because he is an old white man.

      • Barryeod

        Your assumption that Democrats are moochers is dead wrong. For the past 60 years, the broader economy and the stock markets have performed better under democrat presidencies than under republican presidencies. That’s why I vote democrat. I don’t give him a pass just because he’s a democrat. He obviously didn’t vote for Obama just because he’s black. He supports democrats because democrats have better ides and real solutions. You are probably one of those “most ignorant” people who collect a Military pension and Social Security and medicare and Tricare benefits all while complaining about entitlement programs. Now that’s ignorance.

        • Mark Smith

          Cute, but Congress has more to do with economic policy than POTUS. Do you have a head injury? Besides, if you don’t have at least $25K in the stock market then how well the market does isn’t really your concern, nor is it the concern of the tens of millions of people who live paycheck to paycheck. Also, you have to pay into Social Security. You’d know that if you’d ever gotten a real paycheck.

        • Jamie Huff

          Check out the states where Republican governors are in office. Higher employment rates and surpluses. The broader economy? Have you seen all of the businesses closing? Are you too young to remember the Carter years? Republicans may not be perfect but they are better stewards of the economy. And before you bring up George Bush you might want to check the economic numbers before and after Democrats took control of both houses. Obama has made a lot of lofty promises and told a lot of lies but the reality is that the economy is staggering along.

          • Jerry Rotten

            Yes, he is too young and inexperienced enough to have been around during the Carter years. If he had, and his brain is still intact, he would never vote for another Democrat in his lifetime. Obama should have a similar affect, but the spin doctors are hard at work to erase the failures of this administration as quickly as they happen… which is often.

        • USMC

          you might be right on with the stock market issue. I really dont know. I dont keep up with it. That however blows the theory that republicans are in bed with the wall street bankers and Democrats are for the working people. The Dems pay lip service to the working man and the poor all the while taking in big paydays through crony capitalism

        • tsmith7559

          i guess you voted Reagan? based on the stock market

          • Jerry Rotten

            He wasn’t alive when Reagan was President.

          • icowrich

            I did. I voted for Reagan and Obama.

    • USMC

      Slavery was 150 years ago. Jim crow was 50 years ago. We still hearing about that from liberals like it was yesterday.

      • Barryeod

        USMC – Please use a different username when making ignorant posts. It’s embarrassing to those of us who served with honor.

        • Sam701

          What’s ignorant about the post? The chronology is accurate

          • Jamie Huff

            Just to keep up with “the chronology” today, as of this morning, black unemployment is still in the double figures, the black illegitimacy rate is over 70% and black abortions are sky high all thanks to Democrat policies. Slavery is still alive and well it’s just that the federal government is the new master. Keep voting for Democrats and it will stay that way.

        • USMC

          Are you insinuating I did not serve with honor? Please explain in great detail what is ignorant about my post. slavery ended in 1865-66. Jim Crow laws ended 1964-65. Can you subtract?

          • icowrich

            Jim Crow laws were forced to end by the feds. If the laws creep back in that direction, the feds will end them again.

          • USMC

            OK. Not sure what your point is.

          • icowrich

            My point is that these new state laws (ending Souls to the Polls, shortening voting hours, reducing the number of early voting days, etc.) are being struck down left and right. Attempts at Jim Crow policies haven’t ended. They just mostly fail.

            On other hand, they sometimes slip through. 6-7 hour voting lines in Florida’s 2012 elections come to mind…

          • USMC

            You know Obama won Florida. The real problem is our country is to big to vote the way we do.

          • icowrich

            Yes, I do know…and do you know why?

          • Delphi Programmer

            I’m sick and tired of people claiming that voter ID laws, hours that polls are open, early voting days, absentee ballots, etc., has anything to do with race. Explain to me how, I’d really like to be enlightened.

          • icowrich

            I’m for voter ID. I’m only against charging for ID cards (when they are a prerequisite to vote) and for making them a hassle to get. If the cards are easily had, I’m all for them.

            As for shrinking voting opportunities, they have disparate impact. There was a time, statistically, when early voting and especially absentee voting advantaged Republicans. It is only in recent years when those types of votes tilted Democratic. What a coincidence it is, then, that the GOP suddenly doesn’t like the types of voting that it, as a party, promoted for the last 40 years.

            Fortunately, the courts seem to be reversing most of these efforts, so I’m not overly concerned. Souls to the Polls, will, I believe, be preserved.

          • Jeffry Lebowski

            And let’s see your dataset that shows ID laws restrict anyone’s ability to vote. Funny how liberals claim we need no ID laws because there is no proof that their is voter fraud but scream and holler about voter suppression even though there is no evidence to support that either. Don’t pretend you give a rat’s azz about any “dataset”. I find it equally amusing when liberals scream “will of the people” when we talk about background checks for guns but suddenly the will of the people is meaningless when some state wants an ID law.

          • icowrich

            I’d show you that data set, except I’m in favor of voter ID laws, so I don’t feel the need to look up a set of data that have nothing to do with my position. What I’m against is charging for IDs or making getting them more of a hassle than is necessary.

            By the way, I’m also a pro-gun Texan, so your guilt by association doesn’t really apply to me.

            As far as background checks go, I’d be happy to make voting just the same as getting a gun. Let’s require ID for both, have background checks for both. Heck, you even have to register to vote, and in most states, you have to register weeks or months in advance.

          • USMC

            enlighten me

          • icowrich

            …about what, exactly?

          • BDD

            The lines wouldn’t be so long if the liberals only voted at the one precinct that they are registered at. It’s when they jump back on the bus and have to get to 3 or 4 other polling places that cause the backup. Out here in Washington State we fill out our ballot, drop them in the mail, and they get lost by the USPS.

          • icowrich

            I’m going to need your dataset on that claim. In Florida, the lines were long because they were designed be that long. What the GOP didn’t expect was for it to become a motivation for voter turnout.

          • BDD

            Here’s a dataset for you, in the last “election” registered voters in Philly went for Baracko 114%.

          • icowrich

            Do you even know what 114% means in that context?

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/2012fraud.asp

          • Robert L

            LOL a repub and numbers, whats your point, you can’t add or subtract and you simply ignore facts! Just go play in traffic ok?

          • BDD

            LOL, Time to scrape you “Baracko 2012′ sticker off of your bumper.

          • Robert L

            Did your mother have any children that lived?

          • BDD

            When your mother divorced your father, were they still brother and sister?

          • Vandal111

            Do you really believe that garbage you spewed out? How ignorant!

          • Jenelle Anderson

            I turn mine in at the local City Hall in Kirkland OR Bellevue OR Woodinville OR Redmond (4 King County Washington towns within 8 miles of my residence). I also have online verification from my voting precinct that they received my ballot. If you don’t put a stamp on something turned into the USPS, you didn’t read the instructions written on the top right corner of the envelope. That’s like blaming Hallmark you birthday cards got lost in the mail.

          • ML40

            Can you please stop infantilzing certain “groups”.It’s insulting and embarrassing. I know you think the “poor” and people of a certain skin pigmentation can’t show or can’t obtain an ID Start believing that ALL individuals are capable.

          • Getthetruth!

            Perhaps some research into the subject would lessen your chances of looking like a fool. But probably not.

          • icowrich

            Such as?

          • Sam701

            No he can’t. It’s because of that damn Common Core bullshit.

          • icowrich

            Ironic, given that I’m an English teacher who opposes common core.

          • USMC

            you’re definitely some kind of Hybrid I have never seen. That is not meant as an insult

          • icowrich

            I don’t take it as an insult at all. Perhaps it comes from being a Texan. We tend to think independently down here. For instance, we’re conservative, but we’re not anti-immigrant (remember Rick Perry on in-state tuition for non-citizens?). 40% of our Hispanics vote GOP. We aren’t as extreme as most people think.

            …or do you mean my opposition to common core? I just like having control over my curriculum, and I don’t see why districts can’t compete to develop the best results. I’m definitely pro-competition in that way. I also am for incentive pay and against the level of security that my profession has (too many teachers are immune being fired, no matter how bad they are).

          • USMC

            do you mean anti illegal immigrant?

          • icowrich

            No, I mean anti-immigrant. We have many non-citizen Hispanics who are here legally. Of course, we want them to become citizens, but not all of them are. Of the ones who are here illegally, however, we’d rather their children be educated than not. We’re pragmatic that way.

          • USMC

            I dont know any conservative that is anti immigrant. I am sure there are some but I dont know them. I am all for legal immigration and I would argue the overwhelming majority of Republicans are as well. However i say no to amnesty. If tx wants to educate the children of illegal immigrants then TX can do it. To me that is a state issue. However I do not think Illegal immigrants or their children should be eligible for any federal entitlement programs. That being said if we had fewer federal entitlement programs and a less intrusive federal govt amnesty would not be such a big deal.

          • icowrich

            I know plenty of conservatives who want to restrict in state tuition for citizens, only. It isn’t an issue here in Texas, but it has been a criticism that we’ve gotten from outside the state.

            On “amnesty,” it’s hard to answer your point, as many conservatives define “amnesty” as any legislation that addresses the issue, even when it involves paying hefty fines, getting in the back of the line, and waiting longer than legal immigrants do. This is why the whole issue is so confusing, since the actual definition of amnesty is that you wipe away all transgressions with no consequence to the transgressor.

            I agree state school tuition is a state issue, and I’ll add that the states that educate their “Dreamers” benefit both in terms of increased tax revenue and decreased prison populations. States that handle immigration well tend to reap the rewards. As is said, more than 40% of our Hispanics vote Republican. You won’t find a stat like that in any other state save Florida (for obvious reasons).

          • USMC

            I agree the amnesty issue is a very confusing and complicated. Such as many things in life.

      • rwpjr84

        We’re still hearing about that from Liberals?

        Funny, the people I remember hearing about slavery and Jim Crow laws most recently from are Cliven Bundy and Phil Robertson, respectively.

        • USMC

          Youre either deaf or just ignorant. When republicans try and pass voter ID laws they are accused of reenacting JIm Crow Laws. That just one example. I am sure you could find many more if just used that search tab at the top of your screen. You might actually have to go to a conservative website to see it though.

          • icowrich

            It’s more than just voter ID. I could get behind voter ID laws if the state would make the IDs, free, and easily accessible (by, say, putting a station in every public library). The laws that truly echo Jim Crow are the ones that target voting hours so that they happen during the work day only, not on Sunday (to shut down Souls to the Polls), and that reduce the number of polling stations in strategic areas.

            One thing we should all agree on is that voting should be accessible with no unreasonable barriers for anyone. Rand Paul seems to get that. I’m with him on that issue.

          • USMC

            For as long as I can remember election days have always been on tuesday for everybody regardless of race. I have never heard of soul to the polls. I will assume it is a reference to African Americans voting since you prefaced it with a reference to Jim Crow laws. I will agree that voting should be on a different day. However I dont think it should be on a certain day just so it would benefit one race over another.

          • icowrich

            Early voting happens for weeks prior to election day in most states. Souls to the Polls is the Sunday before election day, and traditionally African American churches have led their parishioners to polling stations as a group since long before you were born.

          • Jerry Rotten

            A standard gov’t ID is not an unreasonable standard to prove your right to vote. It’s required for SO MANY other benign functions in life that it’s ridiculous for anyone NOT to have one. And voting on Tuesdays makes it harder for working Americans to get to the polls. While laws require employers to allow time for voting, anyone that has been in the workforce for a while will tell you that some employers frown upon voting during the work day by saying things like “aren’t the polls open this evening?” All other public services, like buses and taxis and other forms of alternate transportation, are much more available during the week than they are on Sunday. For those that can’t get an ID for one reason or another, there are also absentee ballots. If that’s too high a standard to ensure the integrity of our voting system, then I would suggest that there are some people that don’t want to make enough effort to be part of the process.

          • icowrich

            “A standard gov’t ID is not an unreasonable standard to prove your right to vote.”

            I agree. I’m for voter ID laws, so long as they are easily available and free. I live in Texas. To get an ID here, you have to spend an entire day (a work day, at that) in line to get one. THAT is unacceptable. We could easily fix it so that you just go to your local public library and get one in 20 minutes. As soon as we do that, I’ll be perfectly happy with it. However, my conservative libertarian friends are worried that it will lead to a national ID card, which they don’t want at all.

            “It’s required for SO MANY other benign functions in life that it’s ridiculous for anyone NOT to have one.”

            But those “benign functions” aren’t a constitutional right. That’s why it’s so important that we get it right.

            “And voting on Tuesdays makes it harder for working Americans to get to the polls.”

            Agreed! Let’s make election day a national holiday.

            “there are also absentee ballots.”

            Yes, but, again, Republicans are trying to restrict the use of absentee ballots in Ohio, even as we speak: http://j.mp/1iqQxr1

          • Jerry Rotten

            I think we agree more than we disagree. Here’s another thing about which I’m sure we agree – there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The machinery, supplies and staff to make gov’t IDs more available to everyone, cost money. I would more strongly support a low fee that just covers the cost of making the ID card, rather than making it a revenue center, which is the tendency of gov’t functions. They never miss an opportunity to generate revenue above and beyond the costs of operation. By limiting the fee to just cover the cost of operation, I think that would make IDs easy enough, and cheap enough, for anyone to participate.
            On the absentee ballot issue, there is also fraud. Rather than getting rid of it, I would rather they move the deadline up to give registrars ample time to certify absentee ballots as legitimate. Simple enough?

          • icowrich

            “I would more strongly support a low fee that just covers the cost of making the ID card, rather than making it a revenue center, which is the tendency of gov’t functions.”

            The Supreme Court has been clear on this. You can’t make voting cost anything. If you want to pay for voter ID cards with taxes, that’s fine by me, but you can’t charge people for something that is a prerequisite to voting. You can’t make it an undue hassle, either. It’s just not constitutional.

            I do agree that ID fees (the driving kind, not the voting kind) should not be a profit center. Those sorts of fees are regressive. They hurt the poor far more than the rich. Frankly, I’d do away with those fees, entirely.

            “On the absentee ballot issue, there is also fraud. Rather than getting rid of it, I would rather they move the deadline up to give registrars ample time to certify absentee ballots as legitimate. Simple enough?”

            But they have ample time as it is. After all, it only matters when the election is close enough, and when elections get that close, then absentee ballots get full scrutiny. It’s just that they don’t get as much scrutiny when they wouldn’t have made a difference. That’s just fiscally responsible. Also, there’s nothing stopping the certification process from continuing beyond election day.

          • Jerry Rotten

            I think you’re casting too wide of a net when you imply that a gov’t issued ID is only for the purpose of voting. I’m not suggesting a voter ID card, I’m suggesting a personal ID card that are already available in lieu of a driver’s license, passport, SS card, etc. Make them more affordable by taking the revenue out of the system. The Supreme Court prohibits poll taxes and any costs directly related to voting, but because of the broad and general nature of an ID card, this would surely not be a consideration under those decisions.
            I think you’re being a little righteous in your opposition of the mechanisms to ensure “one person, one vote.” I strongly believe there is far more voter fraud than there are people affected by the slightest hurdle to prove their right to vote. Your feet being on US soil is not a high enough standard. I’m more offended when a person who clearly has the right to vote, is disenfranchise by having their vote cancelled by the mechanisms of voter fraud. Before you state any data about how few CONVICTIONS there are related to voter fraud, let’s at least be honest enough to admit there’s substantial fraud where a conviction isn’t possible. Groups that intentionally commit voter fraud, take great pains to cover their tracks. The number of convictions is so frighteningly small compared to the actual amount of fraud. When you show as much concern for the cancellation of legitimate votes as you do for the smaller number of “disenfranchised” voters as a result of some system that requires proof of their right to vote. you will have my respect.
            Having said that, I have my day in front of me and I need to get on with it. Perhaps we’ll have to agree to disagree on some points. Our standards for preserving the integrity of our most sacred right as Americans, appears to be different. Have a great day!!

          • icowrich

            “I’m not suggesting a voter ID card, I’m suggesting a personal ID card

            that are already available in lieu of a driver’s license, passport, SS card, etc.”

            Yes, I understand, but there needs to be at least one free and easily obtained option in that list. I don’t think that’s unreasonable.

            “The Supreme Court prohibits poll taxes and any costs directly related to voting, but because of the broad and general nature of an ID card, this would surely not be a consideration under those decisions.”

            No, the court has been clear that voting can’t be taxed, even indirectly.

            As for fraud, of course we should ferret it out and prosecute wherever possible. Strategic Allied Consulting comes to mind: http://j.mp/1mNtuMh

          • USMC

            Just because something is a constitutional right doesnt shouldnt mean we shouldn’t have at least a hint of integrity in the process.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            That’s why we have a two week waiting period and background checks, limitations on purchases, etc. on our Second Amendment Right. But any controls or demands on the right to vote, and it’s automatically racist against poor and black people.

          • standbehindtheyellowline

            “That’s why we have a two week waiting period and background checks, limitations on purchases, etc. on our Second Amendment Right.”
            In my state that is only if you are purchasing from a dealer. There is absolutely no waiting period, or back ground checks when purchasing at a gun show.

          • springbranchconservative

            Not completely true about Texas and availability of locations to get ID’s.

            Here is a link to what is happening in our great state.

            http://votetexas.gov/election-identification-certificate-mobile-stations

          • Jeffry Lebowski

            Your public library option would never work. There is not a public library in every small town anyway and none of them have people qualified to give out federal documents or do any of the checks necessary. Thanks to new Federal laws (brought about under this administration ironically) even getting your drivers license renewed is a pain in the arse. How would a federal ID be any different??

          • icowrich

            Agreed! All the more reason to put them in even more places, like local grocery stores, where you can already get things like car regestration stickers.

            And I never said I wanted a federal ID. I said that voter ID requirements may lead to federal IDs. We already have the SS card. All they need do is add a photo to it, and it’s done. If IDs are tied to voting in enough states, we’ll be just a step or two away from national ID cards.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Welfare office. DMV office. County courthouse….hey, great idea! Show up for jury duty with your photo ID and THEN you can vote.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Why do we have early voting for months before an election, long before the issues are done being debated, and someone may want to change their vote???

          • icowrich

            Months? Most early voting periods are in a range closer to 20 days, if that. If, however, you fear inconstancy and want to wait until the last minute, there’s nothing stopping you from waiting until the last day. If you change your mind after THAT, however, you’re out of luck.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            My point is that early voting fundamentally changes the process — people are now voting en masse before all of the facts are in.

          • icowrich

            And my point is that the facts are never all in. What’s important is that everyone gets to vote.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            No, what is important that everyone makes an INFORMED vote. Otherwise, it’s as if we are electing class president in the 10th grade. We need to stop treating voters like children and set reasonable expectations. (1) Vote in the last few days of the election after all available facts are in; (2) be responsible and get a photo ID so that the sanctity of your very own vote can be preserved and those not allowed to vote are excluded; (3) If we can’t do that, let everyone vote like they do on American Idol and lower the voting age to as young as you can operate a cell phone or iPad.

          • icowrich

            “Reasonable” in the eye of the beholder. In the Jim Crow south, it used to me an “able to recite Homer in Greek,” or able to pay a poll tax. There’s a reason these new attempts at restricting votes have been consistently struck down in state after state. The opportunity must be extended to the widest possible number of eligible voters. When a law falls short of that standard, it fails.

            Now, there ARE ways to implement voter ID in ways that ensure everyone can easily vote. There are reasonable periods of time in which to hold these votes, as well. They mostly involve staying open after working hours and over at least one weekend (especially, but not limited to the Sunday before the election). All of these policies can be made to work if only the crafters of the law WANT it to work. Often, they don’t. For them, if implementing voter ID doesn’t suppress turnout, then it was a failure.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Gotcha!

            You said: “Now, there ARE ways to implement voter ID in ways that ensure everyone can easily vote.”

            What I am saying is: “Now, there ARE ways to implement voter ID in ways that ensure everyone who is legally entitled can easily vote.”

            See the difference?

          • icowrich

            What I am saying is that “Now, there ARE ways to implement voter ID in ways that ensure everyone who is legally entitled TO VOTE can easily vote.” That means not standing in line for 7 hours. It means not having to miss work on a particular day in order to go and do it. It means reserving your only day off (be that a Sunday or a Saturday or some such day) to be able to go and vote. It means being able to go with your parishioners to the polling station if that is the tradition in your church.

            I don’t think that requires months. It does require one of every day in a week with extended hours. It also requires that any ID required to vote be available within 20 minutes of one’s home and with reasonable wait times (all day long at a DMV does not qualify as “easy”).

            This is something we should all agree upon.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            In Georgia, early voting starts 45 days before the election! For a Presidential election, that’s mid-September. Before most of all of the debates, and so much can happen in those final weeks — and one’s vote is already cast? Ridiculous.

          • icowrich

            Do you know why? Specifically, do you know why Republicans championed the cause of early voting in the 1970s?

            Hint: Think business travelers and military.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            I don’t know why you now say it’s a Republican thing. Who cares? The facts are that (1) people vote even before the debates; and (2) being able to vote for up to 45 days opens the door to voter fraud, where the same person is comfortable voting over and over on multiple identities. And that’s a fact.

          • icowrich

            Except the bar for voting with multiple identities is rather high. You have to know the other person’s name, his or her address, and whether s/he has already voted. If you get any of these elements wrong (especially the last one) your risk serious jail time…and for what? So your candidate can lose by 10,004 votes instead of 10,005? Voter identity fraud is inefficient and not worthwhile. And that’s a fact.

            A far more effective method is voter registration fraud, as was perpetrated by firms like Strategic Allied Consulting.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Don’t you mean ACORN?

          • icowrich

            ACORN? They haven’t existed for over 5 years. I mean Strategic Allied Consulting, which, unlike ACORN, was acting in an official capacity for a major political party. At any rate, that sort of fraud isn’t impacted by any of these new laws, even though they are far more effective than voter identity fraud.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Acorn doesn’t exist? Just because you put lipstick on a pig and change it’s dress doesn’t mean it ceases to exist and live and sleep in it’s own feces. Check out “Community Organizations International” and get back to me.

          • icowrich

            Look, if someone wants to create another video hoax like what happened with Acorn (http://j.mp/Ssv4JM), I’m sure it could be done. Alternatively, you could actually *prove* misconduct, as occurred with Strategic Allied Consulting, and then there would actually be charges (as there are with Strategic Allied Consulting). Short of that, however, you can’t (and shouldn’t) stop any outfit from registering voters.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Eric Holder doesn’t “charge” anyone who is a friend to the Obama Administration. And you SHOULD absolutely stop “outfits” from registering voters if they are influencing or insisting that they register to a particular party affiliation, or for any particular candidate.

            The State of California was recently registering to vote new sign-ups in the Medi-Cal portion of ObamaCare, with the party affiliation box pre-checked as Democrat. WRONG WRONG WRONG!

            The State certainly should be precluded from doing that, and the NRA should not insist on Republican voters, and ACORN should not insist on registering Democrats.

          • icowrich

            The reporting on these comment boards is worse than playing the telephone game. One person prechecked a box on a single voter registration form, and you act like the state did, systematically, to (presumably) thousands of forms. You see, THIS is why so few people give credence to Chicken Little “the sky is falling” panicked accusations, anymore. They just assume that every account of voter fraud has the same veracity as the story you just told.

            And that’s a shame, because if evidence of significant, systemic fraud ever should turn up, we might disbelieve it.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            And George Soros has nothing to do with voting machines.

          • icowrich

            You just made my point with that one.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Who is prosecuting SAC? Eric Holder’s justice department? And Lois Lerner walks free, while on average, Americans are audited by the IRS at a rate of about 1%. But if you donated to a Tea Party group, the number is more like 10%. IRS disclosed confidential tax returns of an anti Prop 8 group in California, which was a felony. No investigation, no charges, systematically ignored by Holder and Company. But let someone who doesn’t support the Administration step out of line? And the man come, and take you away!

          • icowrich

            I’m all for compelling testimony from Lerner (just as soon as we repeal the Fifth Amendment).

            Also, Holder won’t prosecute Democrats? I’m sure that will come as a surprise to Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Rosty was convicted in 1996 and thereafter pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Long before Holder headed up the Obama Justice Department.

            As for Blago, the media was all over the sensationalism of that case, because it involved Obama’s senate seat that was up for sale. They had no choice but to hang Blago. They have no trouble letting one of their own make the ultimate sacrifice for the cause — so long as that prisoner doesn’t have the goods to “sing like a canary” from the birdcage.

          • USMC

            Actually I have a problem with churches leading their parishioners to the polls. I not saying they cant do it. it just concerns me. I dont understand why anyone needs anyone else to lead them to the polls. It seems like it would be in ones own best interest to do it without persuasion. Yes early voting does happen. However it is different in different states. To vote early in my state you have to sign an affidavit saying that you are going to be either out of town or have some medical condition that will inhibit you from voting on election day. There are other exclusions as well. I dont claim to know them all. You cant vote early though just for the sake of voting early or not wanting to stand in line. It also concerns me that people vote in racial blocks or groups. People need to think like an individual instead of a herd mentality

          • icowrich

            I understand, but it’s the “I’m not saying they can’t do it” portion of your statement that is key. They have that right, and the right should not be denied them. You are free to shake your head in disapproval when you see groups of parishioners walking hand in hand to polls singing gospel songs, but we shouldn’t bar them from doing it.

            “You cant vote early though just for the sake of voting early or not wanting to stand in line.”

            Why not? What are they afraid of?

            “It also concerns me that people vote in racial blocks or groups. People need to think like an individual instead of a herd mentality”

            I agree with that, but none of it justifies taking measures to make it harder for those folks to vote. In my view the strategy backfires. When Florida took of those measures in 2012, African American turnout surged (yep, the 7 hour lines did not dissipate). Nobody expected Obama to win Florida (even Silver changed his mind on that state the day before the election). I’m convinced that the backlash from all of these new voting restrictions is what turned them out.

          • USMC

            When i said Im not saying they cant do it. I wasnt implying that i can say they cant do it. Noone is singling any group out and making it harder to vote. Your side just frames the argument that way to make it look racist.
            Would your concern be the same if African American’s primarily voted for Republicans? I find it hard to believe that it would. I dont like to frame issues in racial terms but it is difficult not to when that is all that is being thrown at you.

            “I’m convinced that the backlash from all of these new voting restrictions is what turned them out.”

            Those voting restrictions effect everybody not just black people and minorities. They effect both parties equally. Obviously the new laws also didnt have the effect of oppressing the vote you are claiming they would. African American still voted just like everybody else.

          • icowrich

            I’m not sure who you mean when you say “my side.” In my lifetime, I’ve voted for both parties equally, and have even voted Libertarian and Reform party a few times. I’m a swing voter, and the direction I go often depends who I think is the biggest threat at the time.

            “Would your concern be the same if African American’s primarily voted for Republicans?”

            We don’t have to guess. There was a time when African Americans DID vote primarily Republican. That started in the midst of the Civil War, and continued into the 1960s. It wasn’t until Dixiecrats started changing party affiliation that the African American vote also shifted. And, it just so happens that if I could go back to the 19th century and vote, I’d most certainly vote Republican along with my African American brothers and sisters. I might even march along with them in their Souls to the Polls march!

            As a matter of fact, I did vote Republican for many years. My first Democrat was John Kerry in 2004, so it took a lot to flip me.

            “Those voting restrictions effect everybody not just black people and minorities. They effect both parties equally.”

            Take a look at the voter line stats for Florida in 2012, again. You’ll find that the 6-7 hour voting lines did not occur in primarily Republican voting areas. Even nationally, African Americans waited an average of 23 minutes to vote, compared to 12 minutes for whites; Hispanics waited 19 minutes.

            Now, is that always intentional? No, I don’t think it is. Wealthier areas tend to have better facilities, just as a function of economics. Rural areas (which are much whiter than urban areas) are less densely populated. It is, to a large degree, coincidence. I’ve never uttered the word “racist” in these threads, nor do I. But a disparate impact is impossible to deny. When the same structural disadvantages impact the military vote, I am just as loud about their implications. Everyone has the right to vote, and every vote should count equally. That means equal access…for everyone.

          • USMC

            “Take a look at the voter line stats for Florida in 2012, again. You’ll
            find that the 6-7 hour voting lines did not occur in primarily
            Republican voting areas. Even nationally, African Americans waited an
            average of 23 minutes to vote, compared to 12 minutes for whites;
            Hispanics waited 19 minutes.”
            So if this happening in Democratic areas I dont understand how the blame can be placed on republican policies. When you live in a heavily populated area those things are more likely to happen. It is just a matter of supply and demand. I am not sure how Florida voting works but I would assume each district or county would be responsible for manning their voting facilities. You cant blame one area for the faults of another.

          • icowrich

            It’s a localized occurrence, but it is occurring due to statewide policies. Local precinct chairpeople don’t have the authority to determine the number of voting stations or the number of machines they get. The supervisor of elections, Mike Bennett, hasn’t denied any of this. He even said “I wouldn’t have any problem making it harder. I would want them to vote as badly as I want to vote. I want the people of the state of Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who’s willing to walk 200 miles…This should not be easy.”

            “When you live in a heavily populated area those things are more likely to happen.”

            I agree. But a good elections board would put more polling stations in more densely populated areas, would put more voting machines in each polling station, and would adjust dynamically depending on expected turnout. The most recent development has been to deny voters access to restrooms at polling stations (http://j.mp/1ir9u2I). Now, I ask you, is it reasonable to expect someone to stand in line for 7 hours without using a bathroom?

            Again, I don’t care about playing the blame game, here. It’s not like the GOP always benefits from these situations (in fact, I’m convinced that the backlash to these types of policies boosted minority turnout in Florida, thus giving the state to Obama). I just want these things fixed. No matter who benefits, making voting accessible to everybody is clearly a constitutional right.

          • USMC

            You used snopes in a previous post so here you go. http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/restroom.asp. Things are not always as simple as they sound. It is not some GOP conspiracy to suppress democratic voters. IMO litigious advocacy groups are to blame for the actions the COUNTY took. It was a county official that ordered this. An order he apparently had no authority to issue anyway.
            Let me be clear that I know that it is a constitutional right to vote and yes everyone that is eligible should have accessibility to voting. Key word eligible. You say you are convinced that the backlash to these type of policies boosted minority turnout and gave Obama the state. Then explain exactly how the GOP policies suppresses minority voters. The unexpected high turnout also might explain the inadequate resources and the long lines.
            I also read that miami dade county has 500 polling places. I Know that doesnt tell me how many machines they had in each place. However 500 seems pretty adequate.
            You say you want it fixed. I agree but how? No matter what system is implemented there will always be problems. Nothing on this earth is perfect.
            I searched Mike Bennett and he is the supervisor of elections in Mantatee County. He is not a statewide official. He is a republican with an majority of registered Republicans in his county. I would think if he is suppressing anyone’s vote it would be republicans who we can agree are not usually minorities. I hate using the word minority. We have to stop dividing people up by the color of their skin. I would also think he was using hyperbole in that comment and just expressing the importance of voting. He is not going to make people walk two hundred miles. Also read ML40 comment 11 posts down. He articulated this whole issue in a nutshell IMO.
            Maybe one way to fix it is to make voting a holiday especially in large metropolitan areas. Another way is to amend the constituion and allow the President to be elected by state legislatures or maybe by The US congress. I know that sounds extreme but it is a possibility. It would save alot of money and cut out polling problems. It would also make people pay more attention to who they elect on a state or federal level. Just suggestions. I am enjoying the back and forth even though we disagree.

          • icowrich

            I am aware of the facts in the snipes article, and I agree with it. As Snopes says, access to bathrooms is mixed. It should be at every polling station, or at least at every polling station where there may be long wait to vote. Better yet, there should be no long lines at all.

            And, yes, many Republicans did act poorly at the county level, but Rick Scott signed the bill that rolled back early voting days from 14 days to 8, eliminating Souls to the Polls day in the process. When voting rights organizations predicted that the bill would result in long voting lines, it was, of course denied. When the voting lines materialized, Gov. Scott acted surprised. The result, however, was eminently foreseeable.

            Let’s not forget that Rick Scott also personally called for and got a voter purge that knocked many legitimate voters off of the rolls: http://j.mp/1fnaog9

            “500 seems pretty adequate”

            Does look like adequacy, to you? http://j.mp/1isuRdW

          • USMC

            OK you have beat into submission it’s the Republicans fault.

          • sKeptiKtanK

            People should not be allowed to vote early, because the campaign isn’t over until election day. You could vote for a candidate a few days before election day, and then a taped conversation he had with his girlfriend which reveals him to be a racist could surface via a sleazy TV show, and then you would be sorry you voted for him.

          • icowrich

            You could just as easily change your mind after Election Day, and it would also be too late.

          • Jeffry Lebowski

            “Leading people to the polls” doesn’t sound like such a great thing to me. Voting should be an entirely independent act. And frankly, if you need to be encouraged to vote I don’t want you voting anyway. If you don’t care enough to go even slightly out of your way you are just going to vote for whomever you’re told to vote for anyway. Which is of course why democrats will do anything to ensure it continues.

          • rwpjr84

            Not deaf, not ignorant. Bundy made these comments last week, Robertson made his comments about Jim Crow a few months ago. Can you cite an example? Or are you “deaf or just ignorant”? Don’t tell me to go search for it myself, I gave you examples. Now give me yours.

        • phungi20

          We all need to remember that Jim Crow laws and segregation were imposed by Democrats, who also started the KKK. And are, by and large, the most racist people in the country.

          • LBJ

            They were imposed by “conservatives” – who aligned with the Democrat party. They left and headed to the GOP after LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.

      • Harry Reid

        Because we are still connected to it very much, that was nano second ago Archie Bunker, so keep sweeping reality under the rug

      • Daniel Branch

        I see. Stop talking about it and the fact that it happened will go away. I have a feeling you’d feel differently if you’re ancestors, just 3 generations ago, had to endure the same atrocities. I don’t use it as an excuse for anything, but I’ll be damned if I forget the plight of the people before me. And just like you, and I, honor those Americans who fought and sacrificed in wars abroad, I reserve the right to pay homage to those who were enslaved, raped and murdered on the road to equality right here at home. You’re ignorance doesn’t stem from your ability to do simple math; It is acutely evident in your narcissistic suggestion that a part of American history should never be discussed because you’re tired of hearing about it. wow

        • Joseph John Aguirre

          USMC’s comment was directed at the two idiots who snarked that the Clippers owner can’t be a democrat since he only donated $6000 to two democrats in the ’90’s. So time and history have no bearing on this one mans actions but they do in the case of slavery an Jim Crow. If you can follow the narrative you could have saved us Al the regurgitation of your ideology. So Daniel, how do you pay homage to the 70% school drop out rate amongst blacks? Or the 81% single mothers in the black community? 42% welfare recipients, Or the fact that 10% of the U.S. population is responsible for 38% of the reported crimes in this country? Or is this the obvious fact that you hope will go away if we stop talking about it?

          • USMC

            He blames conservatives and Republicans for his own parties failures

        • USMC

          I never said it shouldnt be discussed. It just shouldnt be used as an excuse at every turn.

      • snowboardpete

        Please remember it was the Democrats that brought us slavery over 150 years ago and Jim Crow over 50 years ago. The Dems fought against the civil rights act, which was first proposed by a Republican (President Dwight D. Eisenhower) and eventually passed only because of Republicans. Even Al Gore’s father was a racist and opposed the Civil Rights Act! Unfortunately the USA education system does not teach history!

        • icowrich

          Absolutely, which is why I would opposed the Southern Democrats back in the day. But who, might I ask, defends the Confederate flag, today?

        • USMC

          you’re preaching to the choir

        • Vandal111

          It was the Southern Democrats who were against civil rights. Most Northern Democrats were pro civil rights and most Republicans were pro civil rights. A few, mostly mid western Republicans had to be convinced to bread the Southern Democrats filibuster. After signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Johnson made the claim that the Democrats had lost the South to the Republicans because of the Act and that proved out to be an understatement. Those Southern Democrat racists overwhelmingly became Republicans. Sure there were a few politicians who stayed under the auspices of the Democrat party in the south, such as Wallace and Byrd, but were only reelected because they continued with their racist views.

          http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~bloevy/CivilRightsActOf1964/

      • jake

        USMC is a troll. Nobody that can use a keyboard can possibly this dumb. He wasn’t even trying to make sense.

        • USMC

          youre responding to one of my posts but you seem to be talking to someone else.

      • LBJ

        That’s because you tea bagging hillbillies are trying to bring both back.

        • USMC

          teabagging hillbillies. Thanks for the compliment

    • skydivepaul

      [bweston] Whatever makes you sleep better at night I guess. Have a good evening sir.

    • springbranchconservative

      He also gave to john Kerry in 2004.

  • BeansNRice

    Democrat. Must be a fluke.

  • Terry Spikes

    Black genocide equals war, famine, weaponized disease and food, oppression, slavery theft of land resources, history and culture false incarceration. White genocide equals THE BLACK PENIS!!! WTF? What planet is this?

    • Barryeod

      It’s scared white America.

      • Mark Smith

        You’re racist trash.

  • Will Buckingham

    So, MSNBC is ignoring this? Or you just hope they are ignoring this? Whoops. Reverend Al (and I am not a fan) seems to be pretty worked up. What channel is his show on again? Lemme think… I do admire how you all are not afraid to just make shit up. http://thesource.com/2014/04/26/reverend-al-sharpton-we-are-prepared-at-national-action-network-to-rally-in-front-of-the-nba-headquarters/

    • Steve67

      But did he mention that Sterling has a history of supporting Democrats? I am guessing no. You can bet he would if Sterling was Republican. That’s the point.

      • rwpjr84

        Honestly it’d be more relevant that he votes Democrat if, say Rachel Maddow for example (or whichever MSNBC goon you prefer, whatever the Sean Hannity opposite equivalent would be), was parading him on her show for a week, praising him as a patriot.

  • Barryeod

    This problem, like many others can be solved with medication. He should start taking the same medication that his girlfriend takes. I mean the drug that’s messing up her eyesight.

    • Mark Smith

      It’s called money.

  • MyrddinWilt

    Erm the liberal blogs are all lit up with this. Strange how conservatives leap to assume that there is a dual standard. Very few people can see how he keeps his franchise at this point.

    The guy is entitled to the opportunity to make an explanation for statements that were not intended as public. On the other hand very few people think he is going to be coming up with one unless it is ‘Alzheimer’s’.

    There have been fake uses of wiretaps and covert surveillance, see Breitbart/O’Keefe’s notorious fake scandals. But the Bundy tapes make clear that the guy wasn’t misquoted except to the extent that his tirade was actually rather worse than most accounts in the press suggested.

    • DesertDawg

      The liberal blogs jumped on this because they saw he was a rich business owner and with typical lefty stereotyping, assumed he was a Republican. They were wrong, and the story will fade.

      By the way, not a single Breitbart/O’Keefe investigation has ever been legitimately exposed as faked in any way. That is just a leftist lie to deflect from the uncomfortable truths.

      • JDH

        A Texas court called O’Keefe’s video on Battleground Texas “misleading political disinformation” in an order smacking him down and picking his lies apart. So WTF are you talking about? Is a Texas court not credible enough for you? Do you need a Jesus to come down on a cloud and tell you O’Keefe is a liar for it to be “legitimate?”

        • rwpjr84

          That’s all “DesertDawg” meant with his usage of “legitimate”. He knows that it’s been exposed, so he preemptively throws in “legitimate” to let you know that he doesn’t agree with the information that exists, therefore it’s not “legitimate”. Must be fun to assign your own definitions to words.

      • MyrddinWilt

        Ah so showing that the tapes were deceptively edited was not legitimate? Ah fact aren’t ‘legitimate’ in right wing swill.

      • tifosies

        O’Keefe settled out of court on his phony ACORN vids~paid $100k.
        ‘Breitbarting’ is defined as faking videos to forward a political agenda.
        Valiant effort though :)

  • Steve67

    All of you liberals who want to accuse Young Cons of jumping to conclusions and making assumptions are missing the point. It’s not just about whether or not MSNBC covers this story, but whether they will bring up his political affiliation. You know if this was the Maloof brothers in Sacramento who have a history of supporting Republican candidates they would definitely bring it up.

    • Jonathan Carter

      They would just say what Republicans should be saying, that this guy is racist and his comments are despicable. And him supporting two white Democrats means nothing. I’m sure he didn’t vote for Obama.

      • Adam L

        Wow, I saw you parroting this exact same line on the YAHOO comment section. Are you being paid to do this?

        http://sports.yahoo.com/news/clippers-considered-boycotting-game-4-against-warriors-in-wake-of-owner-s-alleged-comments-235601798.html?bcmt=comments-postbox

      • Adam L

        So the reply is being deleted, why?

      • Jerry Rotten

        You can’t “KNOW” anything about this man, other than what you’ve just read in the news. So your comments are pure conjecture to support your prejudice. If one were to use deductive reasoning, the fact that he supported two liberals is a small, but the only significant clue as to his political leanings – liberal. I might add that there are more liberal billionaires than there are conservative. He is racist, so perhaps he didn’t vote for Obama, but it appears he may be liberal – just like the liberals that formed the KKK.

        • Vandal111

          “liberals that formed the KKK”??? You made sense until that last sentence.

      • Elwood Blues

        I’m seriously thinking that you are borderline retarded. You “know” things based on pure bias, you’re “sure” of things because of race? Well, you certainly fit in PERFECTLY with your beloved Statists. Keep talking PLEASE!!!!

      • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

        I KNOW he voted for Obama. 90+% of Jews did.

  • Tage Larsen

    Your organization is a joke.

  • rwpjr84

    Doesn’t the timing on this “story” seem a bit suspect to anyone? This close to the Cliven Bundy racism controversy? Comments about someone who reportedly votes Democrat, from the ’90s, are being dug up…just now? Why now?

    All of this is a bit too convenient for me to believe that there wasn’t political motivation behind this making the news. I suppose it ultimately doesn’t matter to anyone that takes the time to think about it, being that no one was really praising Sterling as being a hero and closely linking their political affiliation to what he stands for, which is a big difference.

    But in all reality that probably won’t matter, it’s a no-win manipulation tactic. If media outlets don’t give this as much as attention to this story (never mind it happened in the 90s, never mind that no media figures or political groups were aligning with Sterling prior to the release of this) as the Bundy story, it’ll be “because they only report on racism when it’s a conservative”. If media outlets give it too much attention, then more and more people are aware of it, and being that it “just-so-happened” to occur right around the time of the Bundy controversy, they’ll naturally make that comparison between Republicans and Democrats and declare that both sides are racist.

    Not to defend Sterlings comments, if he made racist comments then he is no better than any person of any political affiliation to do so, and deserves to be reprimanded and ridiculed. But the timing of this “storys” release is just way too suspect for me to believe it’s a coincidence.

    • Madlants

      As someone who has been saying for a while that Bundy was in the wrong, and gotten in several arguments on here over it, I have to laugh at this. So Sterling is a plant for the Republicans, huh? And Kimathi was too, right? You know, The Irritated Genie, the guy who advocated killing white babies while he was working as an ICE employee? And got “punished” with a paid vacation before dropping out of the news very quickly? As Walter Matthau would say, it must be nice living in Never-Never Land. I’ll come visit you sometime.

      • rwpjr84

        I didn’t question the authenticity of this story, nor did I imply anyone to be a “plant”. I questioned the timing at which this story became “news”. Pay attention.

        • Madlants

          So the news should just not report it then? Is that what you’re saying?

          • rwpjr84

            Sterling first got into trouble for racist comments in 2003. Now he’s making racist comments in 2014. Are we shocked? Is this news? He’s already known as a racist by anyone that cared enough about him to learn about him beforehand. Why is it relevant again? Other than the fact it shares something in common with the “hot topic” of the week, racism. Do we even know when the tapes were recorded? Was it yesterday, recently? If not, why is TMZ getting their hands on the tapes just now?

            My point, and my only point is that the timing is suspect. I’m not saying anyone is a plant and I’m not saying it doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the news. I’m saying why is this news story about someone who we knew was racist over 10 years ago the 1st result on bings front page right now? If people weren’t already talking about Bundy, would it be that much of a news story?

          • rwpjr84

            Also I think the article title itself exemplifies my point on why this is front page news.

        • MyrddinWilt

          The story was timed to coincide with the Clippers making the playoffs. No conspiracy theory needed.

  • Jonathan Carter

    I don’t care if Donald Sterling is a extreme Liberal. He is a racist and everybody who knows about sports, already knew he was a racist. Republicans will not condemn his racist comments, but will blame Democrats and later Obama for villain fying the racist guy. If he was black and said “he doesn’t want white people at his game.” Republicans will quickly condemn him and send him racist death threats, but since he is racist towards black people, Republicans are on his side.

    • both ben and jerry

      Idk about the death threats, but yeah, they would put it on Fox News if a black said to not bring whites to the game. But only to prove that liberals are wrong when they say that only white ppl can be racist

      • Jonathan Carter

        Just look what happen to Hank Aaron recently. He said “Republicans are racist for how they treat Obama,” and Republicans sent Hank Aaron thousand of racist death threats.

        • both ben and jerry

          Ah. Well I guess they would send death threats then

        • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

          Did they say they were Republicans? Because down there in Atlanta, GA and the surrounding states, it was DEMOCRATS who refused to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. DEMOCRATS!!! Republicans were the party who carried the vote. So those who threatened Aaron, did their threats against him end with: “Signed, Racist Republican”???

    • Madlants

      What Republicans are on his side? I have yet to hear any Republican defend Sterling.

      • Jonathan Carter

        Many Republicans are defending his comments on blogs and websites, just like they did when Phil Robertson, Paula Deen, and Cliven Bundy.

        I remember Ayo Kimathi’s. Black political figures aren’t spared Kimathi’s anger. He calls President Barack Obama “a treasonous mulatto scum dweller … who will fight against reparations for Black people in amerikkka, but in favor of gay rights for freaks in amerikkka and Afrika.” Rev. Al Sharpton, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell are included on a list of enemies. He was fired.

        • Madlants

          Yeah, well good that he was fired. The fact that he was hired to begin with raises disturbing questions about the people who are supposed to keep us yokels who are too irresponsible to own guns safe. As for the defense of Sterling, please prove it with actual links. Even if they’re actually Republican (instead of you just assuming they are because they’re defending him), that doesn’t make them any less morons. And it doesn’t make him any less of a Democrat.

          • Jonathan Carter

            I still doubt he is a Democrat. All because he supported his two rich friends in a election doesn’t make him a Democrat. I’m sure this racist guy didn’t vote for Obama.

          • pete14789

            there is all kinds of racism there’s the kind where you say oooh this guy I like he’s not like “those” others….Ben Carson and Herman Cain are examples where republicans bash black they can find to the point where the refuse to state yes Obama was born in USA..these too they idolize so they can say…”look im not a racist”

      • pete14789

        its been early wait a few days

      • Andre Bonds

        What? The preemptive attacks on people who will be offended by Sterling’s comments started on conservative message boards 30 minutes after it hit the air.

        • Madlants

          A few random comments do not a mass Republican defense of Sterling make. Also, what’s your definition of “conservative message boards”? Stormfront? Links please, or you’re just blowing smoke.

          • Andre Bonds

            I didn’t say a mass Republican defense. I just said the attacks started. And what difference does it make which boards they are? If I provide the links are you going to then somehow magically change your belief or will it just be a waste time?

          • Madlants

            Change my beliefs to the belief that Republicans are inherently racist and Democrats inherently aren’t? What exactly are you trying to convince me of here? YOU made the claims that Republicans were defending Sterling. I’m asking you to prove your claim. It’s really easy to post a couple links, yet everyone responding to me hasn’t yet. It seems like a really weak attempt to shift the racism of Sterling to Republicans and Conservatives to further your own political agendas.

          • Andre Bonds

            https://www.facebook.com/billoreillyfnc

            That is just one. There are a number of conservative pundit blogs or Facebook pages that has CONSERVATIVES either pointing out racist black people, (as if that is justification), or making some excuse why it is not a big deal. There are people bring up double standards and saying the players need to give back the “racist money”. It gets even worse.

            If you are on some of these boards, you surely have read some of these comments.

          • Madlants

            I’m not on “some of these boards,” I guess. I’m not even really an O’Reilly fan. Anyway, I checked out your link. There are some comments defending Sterling on the billoreillyfnc facebook page. There are also comments calling Sterling a clown, a moron, a bitter old crab, and joking that he should be punished by having to take only white players on his team. You’re trying to shift the attention and blame to Republicans and conservatives (ALL Republicans and conservatives) and it’s a pretty lame attempt.

          • Andre Bonds

            “What Republicans are on his side? I have yet to hear any Republican defend Sterling.”

            I was simply pointing out that there were republicans defending him. Again, I don’t make sweeping generalizations of anyone. There is no such thing as “all” republicans or conservatives believing one way.

            You just don’t want to accept that SOME Republicans and conservatives are racist…and that others (even if they are not racist) defend racists….unless they are minorities who are racist. Whether you accept it or not…it is true.

          • Madlants

            I may have come off that way, but that wasn’t my intention. Jon Carter up there made broad accusations about “Republicans.” Not some Republicans, just Republicans. You arguing with me made me assume you were backing up his statement. It’s not hard to find wackjobs in any political party, especially online. Some are on this site. I hadn’t gone on O’Reilly’s facebook page, and I honestly hadn’t heard any Republicans defending Sterling before you posted the link. My point stands though; there’s no mass Republican defense of Sterling. My question is this: are you willing to admit to the other side of the coin, that many Democrats and liberals are much more lenient on and defensive of racists who are minorities?

          • Andre Bonds

            Absolutely not…and that is not because I am a Democrat or a Liberal…because I don’t consider myself either. What I see is “some” republicans/conservatives accusing people like Rev. Al, and Jesse of racism in order to attempt to point the finger at Dems/Libs because they realize that “white supremacy” is exclusive to the right currently. We are not talking before the “Southern Strategy” when all of the White supremacists were Democrat (well most). We are talking NOW.

            There are minority racists like the New Black Panther party, but I haven’t seen any Dems/Libs defend them who are not racist themselves. Rev. Wright is not racist. Because he said he hates white people because of what white people have done to natives and Africans does not make him racist (that is to believe that whites are inferior to Natives or Blacks), it makes him angry and ignorant. Those are 2 separate things. You have to understand he is old enough to have experience Jim Crow, segregation, and supremely ill treatment. Bitterness…although not the best thing….can be expected from some people right? Again, this is not defense of “racism” like the Black Panthers…it is an explanation of “Angry and bitter” minorities. If that is what you consider being more lenient on minority racists then it seems you and some other Conservatives believe racism is something that it is. I think some do it just to try to defend GOP/Conservatives and some really don’t understand what racism is. Either way you all are mistaken.

          • Madlants

            So hating a whole race of people is cool, as long as you do it for the right reasons, huh? As long as you’re bitter about something that happened 40 years ago? Horseshit. I also have to laugh at your line “There are minority racists like the New Black Panther party, but I haven’t seen any Dems/Libs defend them WHO ARE NOT RACIST THEMSELVES”. So I guess the ones who are racist themselves once again are okay. Wow. You’re moving the goalposts so much it’s ridiculous. Also, who made you grand master of what’s defined as racist and what’s not? I thought maybe we’d find some common ground, but that’s not gonna happen. This conversation is over. Good day.

          • Andre Bonds

            Who is it that you are saying hates an entire race? I get angry at my children all of the time …does that mean I hate them? Rev. Wright does NOT HATE white people…lol. You all try to drum that up so you can defend the racism that comes from the right. It is disingenuous.

            I never said ANY racist was ok, that goes for black , white, Dem, Gop…or whomever else. I am not sure where you came up with that.

            The DICTIONARY defines what racist is…is that ok with you?

            1.
            a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the varioushuman races determine cultural or individual achievement,usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and hasthe right to rule others.

  • pete14789

    wow 2 donations and one to an ex basketball player in over 50 years totaling $6000….what a die hard democrat he is

    • CJ

      True that hardly makes him a heavy contributor. That said, if it were to Ronald Reagan my guess it would probably make its way into the articles.

    • Shawn Cahoon

      Well consider that a CEO just lost his job over a $1000 donation from a few years ago…just saying.

      • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

        Republican CEO.

    • disqus_l5jsDXtahp

      no this is the way wealthy democrats operate—joe biden gave a total donatiion for the entire year of $5,500—-again, talks good but out for personal gain–like clinton/obama.

    • MPCpiano

      He doesn’t have to be a “die hard democrat.” Just a democrat.

      of course Democrats will go back to Romney when he was 15 years old to find a story about him.

    • kita123

      Well, it might have something with the fact he is a registered Republican. I love it….They try to hard and keep coming up empty. But I am surprised to see this type of story in a publication named Young Conservatives. They sound just like the old conservatives.

  • Madley

    First story this morning on Up with Steve Kornacki. Guests were former Clipper and Knick Charles Smith and Bob Costas.

  • lissa511

    You really don’t understand progressives, do you. MSNBC will cover the s*** out of this story regardless of Sterling’s politics.

    • pbab

      But they didn’t mention his politics because he is a democrat.

  • Harry Reid

    He was sued for housing discrimination, he is a conservative I don’t care how he votes or backs, his lips say GOP

    • MajorBummer

      “…I don’t care how he votes or backs, his lips say GOP…”. No democratic supporter can EVER be bigoted, right? Funny thing about message boards; the most divisive and bigoted comments I read come from the so-called “party of diversity”.

      • Harry Reid

        What you call bigot is realism. Progressives don’t discriminate on basis of your skin. If he backed dems it was because now lobbyist own the nation thanks to the GOP portion of the supreme court and Cit United and freedom of speech is cash. The territory of intolerance and money over lives is pure republican

        • UGH

          Now who’s judging a book by it’s cover?

        • pbab

          “If he backed Dems it was because of ….the GOP”. Libs just can’t admit the truth, Democrats and Republicans can be racists. Just like some blacks are racists. But ooh no, that can’t be said in public.

          • Andre Bonds

            Very few blacks are actually “racist”. Please find some blacks outside of the New Black Panther Party and some misguided NOi members who actually believe that black people are SUPERIOR to white people and point them out to me. You can find blacks who are angry or who indict SOME white people for the destruction they have caused and the excuses and justifications that are still made by some (most conservative) white people for said destruction, but Jesse, Al, or anyone else who pushes for EQUALITY are not racist for pointing out when racism is being perpetuated or practiced. That is a GOP myth that is used to keep the right emotional and unwilling to have a REAL conversation about race and racism in this country.

          • pbab

            I disagree. I’m white and have experienced racism from blacks in my life, both personally and in business. It’s not a matter of “superiority”, it’s a matter of irrational dislike based solely on
            skin color. I can’t give a “study” that indicates this, but I submit that blacks, whites, asians and all other races have a percentage of their population that are racists. There are certainly more white racists than any other group because of the larger population. But all races have the same percentage of bad elements. Why do I say this? Because we are all humans and have the same set of emotions.

            In general, we respond in much the same way to injustice being carried against us. If anything, blacks would be more prone to racism because of the tragic history and socio-economic situation. The same with Asians and their treatment by whites during the building of the railroads. Because of this history, it’s easy to assume that asians and blacks would naturally harbor resentment against whites that could quite easily lead to racism. But I don’t believe this to be true. Those generations died off and we are many generations removed from the days of slavery. I don’t believe that blacks are more racist than whites because of their history, but I also don’t believe blacks are more “virtuous” than whites in this regard. We are all human beings just trying to get by.

            And by the way, don’t believe the hype that conservatives
            get their talking points from Fox News any more than you get your talking points from MSNBC. Oh sure some do, but the majority don’t. We each experience life on our own terms and form our opinions based on our life experiences.

          • Andre Bonds

            Irrational dislike is NOT RACISM. That is bigotry. We can be bigoted about a host of things…fat people, skinny people, gay people, short people, Muslims, Christians, Jews ..etc.

            Racism is a belief that someone is inferior because of the color of their skin. There are plenty of “RACISTS” who don’t “dislike” the race they believe is inferior. There are white people who have black friends but still think that being white makes them superior. There are black people who have white friend who still believe that black people are superior. Hate, disdain, anger CAN BE components of racism…but they don’t have to be.

            I agree that blacks are not more virtuous. I do, however, believe blacks have a smaller percentage of racists. This is because White’s control most of the images, and information that demonizes black people. There is a self-hate in the black community because they started believing they are inferior because white are projected as superior in our country. White people have no such reason to hate themselves or their own skin color. If a white person suffers from self hate , it is definitely not because they believe black people are superior…lol.

            Yes, slavery has been over for a number of generations…but you have to remember that the Civil rights Act is less than 50 years old. My father and a 60% of baby boomers are STILL ALIVE. The blacks experienced being attacked by dogs, called the N word, segregation and mistreatment that happened to them. The whites did not all of a sudden change their feelings about black people because laws were passed. They just realized that it is not legal and socially unacceptable to EXPRESS how they really feel. So, yes my father’s generation still has some bitterness associated with how they were treated…but even that doesn’t lead them to the conclusion that they are “better than” white people as a whole…because they also recognize how many white people were instrumental in bringing about change for us. However, the older white people felt like they were better then…and most STILL DO…they just do it secretly now. As we get further from that era, there will be less resentment from blacks and less superiority from whites…but as it stands, we are in a delicate state that still has racists on both sides.

            Personal experiences SU.CK as a way to form opinions about the world around us. It is such a limited view that has such little information that it often times leads people to the wrong conclusions. We should compare and contrast our own experiences with the experiences of others AND scientific evidence to draw more truthful conclusions. I realize most people don’t operate like that….I am just saying that would do the best for us all.

          • pbab

            I agree with some of the things you say. Racism and bigotry are closely defined together. Some definitions have racism as a form of bigotry. Whatever the definition or the cause, we agree that all races have a portion of their population that fall into the definition.

            Personal experiences are the MOST prevalent way people form opinions. Reading and watching TV help form them, yes, but I submit the vast majority of opinions are not formed that way. For those younger people, perhaps a greater part of their opinions are formed from outside influences simply because they don’t have a long life history of personal experiences. Scientific evidence helps, but it’s getting to the point that much of science has a political slant depending on the bias of the authors. Not all of course, but much more now than say 30 years ago.

            Still, I think we can both agree that our opinions shouldn’t be formed from one source, We should keep an open mind and seek out other sources of information before forming an opinion.

            Thanks for the discussion

          • Andre Bonds

            I understand and respect what you believe, but think about this, people who live in primarily white communities who have RARELY been in contact with black people have opinions about black people. Black people who RARELY come in contact with white people have opinions about white people. I know poor and middle class people who have NEVER been in contact with anyone rich…but they have opinions about rich people. For those reasons, I am forced to believe that a good portion of what we believe about each other (racial or otherwise) comes from misinformation from T.V, other media, and poorly formed conclusions passed down between families and friends. Many times this misinformation predisposes us to make poor decisions even when it contradicts what we experience.

            Thanks. Take care.

        • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

          Lobbyists own the nation thanks to the GOP? The stupid unconstitutional law was put there in the first place by Democrats (progressives, as you call them), to silence industry and allow the UNIONS to control the country. Now the unions and industry (who create jobs and the economy, by the way), are on equal footing to fight. The problem with you libs is you only like a one sided argument. Too bad that your brand of justice did not prevail.

          • Harry Reid

            Unions are a joke. Just wear a T shirt that says I eat propaganda like a whale does plankton. Unions are on the endangered to extinction list. When they are gone and none left you imbeciles will say “Damn Unions they are causing all these problems” Unions like fair pay and income equality are a hit to big moneys wallet. The problem is human excrement like the Kochs and a web of corruption so wide and sick this nations freedom is gone, its the United States of Koch, keep eating the propaganda glutton
            Clarence Thomas is the sludge from the bottom of a porta potty. He never speaks, YEARS go by because big money works his lips and he knows his vote before a case appears because they order it

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            What a joke of a reply. Unions are far from dead. That’s why government employee unions bankrupted GM and Chrysler. That’s why the City of Detroit is bankrupt. That’s why public agencies and governments around the country cannot keep up with the union contracts, and collectively have billions upon billions of dollars in unfunded mandates to pay healthcare and retirement to retirees starting as young as age 50.

            That’s why we have cops, firefighters, and other government employees who retire at age 50 or 55 with 90-100% of their final highest salary as a retirement, plus tens of thousands of dollars a year in healthcare costs for the ex-employee and spouse! A great many of these retirements will ultimately pay out over $3 million to these employees before they die. THREE MILLION DOLLAR PENSION PLANS!

            Fair play and income equality my butt.

            The Koch’s are human excrement? Why? They support Republicans? Smaller government? More freedoms for businesses to expand? The Koch brothers employ over 100,000 people, not to mention additional jobs created at affiliated companies and in affiliated industries. How many jobs do Democrats in Washington create? What is the true unemployment in America? Human excrement? Because they employ 100,000 people?

            Do you think that George Soros in excrement? Dumba(ss).

          • harry reids

            I think Soros does the worst thing a conservative propaganda machine could stand, he gives to progressive causes. If you give to green for trees or something its not the same as warping and twisting every facet of government in this nation. The Koch corruption is sick sad and dangerous. You are a special kind of jackass. Not only have you picked the laziest do nothing justice but you embrace the standard BS spew from the machine that brings us mass deaths from deregulation and literally has destroyed freedom in this nation. Yeah ace unions are almost gone, ham up the three left here and their because that’s what a complete idiot does. That’s what a fool who checks integrity at the door so he can embrace greed and become a right nut. See if you have no goddamn integrity I don’t care how many jobs you create. If people die from your pollution and the government looses its integrity money is nothing. Lives and doing the right thing are always more important than your bottom line. If ever in arms reach of a Koch brother I relieve them of their teeth with a right hook, the least I can do for murdering polluting common thieves

          • Andre Bonds

            The Koch brothers are Satan’s spawn. The fact that you believe their incredible lies just because they are registered Republicans proves that people will vote against their own best interests just because they are emotionally attached to BS.

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Satan’s spawn? That’s funny. They employ hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans. Let’s kill them, close down their companies, and put all of those people out of work.

            Actually, Soros is Satan’s spawn. He produces nothing but wealth for himself by manipulating the money markets buying and short selling foreign currencies. In the grand scheme of things, I’ll take the Koch Brothers, who employ hundreds of thousands of people, over Soros, the money manipulator, any day of the week.

          • Andre Bonds

            Slaver masters employed millions of hard working Africans…should we have let them operate with impunity?

            Exploiting people and hijacking our Republic for greedy self interest is not sufficient to allow them to continue to hurt America and Americans. Soros is just as bad. I don’t care who they back or what their political affiliation (unlike most Americans), Greed is Greed, Buying, selling, and trading Congressman and Presidents is the act of Devils no matter what.

            Slaves stood on porches and in fields proclaiming how good “massa” was. There were slaves who fought to keep slavery in place. This Stockholm Syndrome applies today to the middle class and poor who spend most of their time trying to protect millionaires and billionaires because they are AFRAID they won’t have JOBS if we make these people operate with morals, ethics, and the well being of America over their own selfish and corrupt greed. Well, there would actually be MORE JOBS if the playing fields were level. That is the part that you all are missing.

          • Andre Bonds

            Yes Unions are on their way out, that is a sad thing. Without the ability to exert any power to negotiate with big business execs, the middle class will disappear, and the poor will become completely destitute and desperate. The middle class is not shrinking because of Unions…smh.

          • Andre Bonds

            You like two sided objective arguments?

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Of the top
            25 political contributors in the US for 2014 to date, here are the labor
            unions, and how the rest of the list breaks down:

            NationalEducation Association $7M, 90% to Dems,
            10% to Reps.

            Carpenters& Joiners Union $5M, 79% to Dems,
            21% to Reps.

            AmericanFederation of State/County Municipal Employees $3.2M, 100% to Dems,

            0% to Reps.

            AFL-CIO $2.6M, 81% to Dems,

            19% to Reps.

            Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $2M, 97% Dems,

            3% Reps.

            Operating Engineers Union $1.6M, 79% Dems,

            21% Reps.

            Laborers Union $1.5M, 90% Dems,

            10% Reps.

            Plumbers/Pipefitters Union $1.4M, 92% Dems,

            8% Reps.

            So of the top 25, 8 are labor unions, as shown above.
            Of the remaining top 25, only 9 were big, bad evil corporations. Of the remaining 8, 4 are trade associations, 2 political action committees, the Democratic Governors Association, and the
            City of New York.

            So don’t
            tell me unions are dead, are a myth, and have no influence. I don’t listen to nonsense. These numbers don’t lie.

          • Andre Bonds

            I didn’t say unions were dead. I asked if you liked 2 sided arguments, because if you do, it would mean you are objective. Is that the case?

          • http://SCOTUS.GOV/ JusticeThomas

            Reply was meant for another.

    • musiccitydawg

      Yeah and the NAACP was about to give him a Lifetime Achievement award next month. That just screams Conservative Republican doesn’t it?

    • dosx

      He is a liberal democrat. Sorry to bust your weak obot drone bubble.

  • icowrich

    “Records show Sterling has donated just $6,000, with no activity since the early 1990s. He supported Gray Davis early in his career, as well as Bill Bradley.”

    Even that was likely to position himself locally. I doubt he cares one way or another about politics. He’s a billionaire and hasn’t donated to anyone in 20 years.

  • Andy8
    • dosx

      No thanks. You can bet anything from MSNBC is just a story.

  • Steven Hill

    behold the real face of racism……. the Democrat party. When are African-American people going to wake up and realize they are being played?

    • knight4444

      Behold, the ALL SEEING ALL KNOWING WHITE republican! why don’t you tell everybody the advantages of AA being republicans?? listen mr. caucasian republican, don’t worry about AA, YOU worry about why your party has become a WHITE NATIONALIST PARTY!! worry about why your GREAT WHITE SAVIOURS keep getting CRUSHED!! worry about how your party routinely disrespects EVERYBODY other than WHITE- RICH- wanna be christian- MALES!! worry about that steven hil

    • Andre Bonds

      Steven, please explain why African-American people are being played, when it is poor and middle class white people who get Democrats elected nationally. Are they white Democrats not being played as well? And if they are, why aren’t you more concerned about them since voting white Democrats outnumber voting black Democrats by 500%?

  • musiccitydawg

    Of course he’s a Democrat. He’s a Jew from Chicago that changed his name from Tokowitz to Sterling and made all his money as a personal injury attorney.

    • PacificSage

      Yeah, he’s a jew, which are hated by christian conservatives. Like, duh……

      • sevines

        No, those of us who’ve actually read the New Testament, especially Paul’s admonitions in Romans 11, admire and even love the Jews. Liberal, secular Jews…that’s a different story, but we feel the same way about other liberal secularists.

      • musiccitydawg

        Yeah right, because it’s the Christian Conservatives calling for the division of Jerusalem and not the liberals. /sarcasm

  • pbab

    Do you think Bill Maher will start painting all Democrats as racists as he did Republicans on the Bundy incident? Don’t hold your breath

  • Truthiness

    Hey idiots…way to cite an outside source for your evidence that Sterling is a Democrat. Next time, just mosey on over to the FEC yourself and search. There, you’ll find that a Donald J. Sterling Jr. of Portland, Oregon did indeed donate money to Democrat Bill Bradley. Trouble is, the Clippers’ owner is Donald T. Sterling and doesn’t live in Oregon.

  • Wirth Road

    This sounds so fake. Are they reading from a script? Who argues like this? Taking turns speaking, and carefully pronouncing each word, hitting on all the social points, how did this private conversation get recorded in the first place? This is very suspicious.

  • info warrior

    Rachel Maddow will be all over this story. She enjoys exposing racists and making fun of them.

  • knight4444

    LMAO you republican types are hilarious!! I couldn’t care less if donald sterling called myself a democrat or republican!! his racist behavior is unacceptable!! it cracks me up that GOPers make racist comments on a hourly basis and you folks go straight into denial mode!! or start your FUX NEWS apologist parade! See this is exactly why republicans aren’t typically bright people! the democratic party doesn’t ”routinely” spout racist comments! theres bad apples in ANY group! I’ve NEVER said ALL republicans were bigots, BUT your side routinely says racist things! HELL you have a NEO CONFEDERATE entertainment network! FUX NEWS is registered as a ENTERTAINMENT network, NOT a NEWS organization! and limbaugh preaches hate on a daily basis! the GOP isn’t 90% caucasian by accident!! they openly court the white racist vote! BTW since 2008 you guys stopped your usually dog whistle racist stuff, it wide open now!! your “Barack The Magic Negro” song erased ALL doubt!! try reading what former federal judge richard cebull said about the presidents mother having SEX with a BLACK DOG to produce Barack!! the republican party!! you sure as HELL aren’t the party of Lincoln anymore!! you’ve become the democratic party of 1865!! educate yourselves! research the SOUTHERN STRATEGY!! you guys recruited those DIXIECRATS after 1969 just ask richard nixon!!

    • dosx

      Oh look an obot drone Alinsky “useful idiot” worth more buried and dead in a pile of crap than alive for the survival of this country. GRATS!

  • info warrior

    Chances are, he did not vote for the black guy in 2008 or 2012.

    he seems to be afraid of black men,

    • dosx

      We we do know that he only votes Democrat as a so-called registered R.

  • knight4444

    Heres something for our republican posters to think about, the FACE of this very website The Young Conservative has TWO caucasian males all throughout it’s pages, not a black , a hispanic an Asian!! not even a woman! just two caucasian guys!! that’s very telling isn’t it??? and isn’t it telling that they call themselves The Young Conservatives?? WHY? because the GOP membership is 47% over the age of 65??? lol the GOP isn’t a conservative party!! I challenge ANY republican to actually look up the definition of Conservative and tell me what it has to do with todays GOP!! William Buckley was a conservative!! not you fascist, oh I forgot, most republicans don’t know the definition of fascist either. And you wonder why your party got TRUCKED by over 8 MILLION votes in 2008 and over 5 MILLION votes in 2012, you need to pick your GREAT WHITE SAVIOURS a more judiciously LMAO

    • Bruce Boelter

      And the NBA has a minority of white players, despite the majority of people in the country being white. I guess they must be racists and we need to have affirmative action quota to make sure white players get equal representation.

      You really are a moron.

      • EdG1955

        And the NHL has less than 1% black players despite blacks making up 14% of the population. I guess they must be racists and we need to have affirmative action quota to make sure black players get equal representation.

        • Bruce Boelter

          Not the same. Blacks hate the cold weather.

          • EdG1955

            Right. That’s why so many live in Detroit and Chicago and New York City. The year-round sunshine and warm weather.

          • Bruce Boelter

            How many play for the Redwings? MORON.

          • EdG1955

            That figures. When your argument is disproved you resort to name calling. Very mature. Your mommy must be proud.

          • Bruce Boelter

            Can’t help it if you’re an idiot. Just call ‘em like I see ‘em.

            Can’t answer the question ‘eh?

  • PacificSage

    What a troll web page. LOL

  • DougH2

    Too late. Al and the MSNBC gang is already on his case. The NAACP has withdrawn the award.

  • joeyb

    You get this in every news story. School shooters, army shootings on bases ect. The left media blames a republican and sure enough we find out it is always a liberal dem. People who can’t see who the real racist in this country are really are stupid.

    • EdG1955

      But Donald Sterling is a Republican.

  • Guest

    Listen, I work, I have a daily 4.5 hour commute each day and still find time to vote on the designated Tuesday. If I can do it, so can everyone else, especially those that don’t work. There are just too many excuses of why not. Some of the same people who argue for free IDs, have no problem coming up with money for drugs. Instead of Obama giving out free phones to buy the election, he should have given out free federal ID cards.

  • Guest

    Sterling and his girlfriend are shameless people. Sterling should lose his basketball team and his girlfriend should be charged with illegal wiretapping and attempted blackmail. TMZ should also be charged for publishing an illegal wiretapped conversation.

  • Tomas
    • dosx

      Yet he votes democrat every time. Yah that’s the ticket.

      • Guest

        Regardless of ones politics, I highly doubt he ever voted for Obama, especially after his diatribe against blacks over the weekend.

  • Tomas

    Sorry guys he’s a republican and I’m sure you guys don’t want to go there with the political affiliation thing. Look around the net everyone is backing off of this story in terms of affiliation.

  • ajm
  • Truth

    Steven A Smith is an idiot. Hope that doesn’t make me a racist! How can you be a racist towards black people yet pay them millions of dollars? Talk about suppression! Could you argue blacks are racist against him as no one knows if the tape is legit, not doctored. His minority wife seems to be enjoying life, why isn’t she being beaten verbally? If she is why is she still with him? Sounds like she has the freedom to do as she pleases. The media coverage is sickening, Steven A Smith and others comments are equally sickening.

  • ProudLib

    He’s a registered Republican. Has been for years. Twenty years ago he gave about $6,000 to two Democrats, one being a retired NBA player.

  • ProudLib

    By the way, MSNBC was covering the story when he was being called a Democrat. Not that it matters what his party is anyway.

  • Adam Smith

    Hate to break it you, but this just in: Sterling is a registered Republican.

    Learn from Bundy and Sterling. Look before leaping.

  • MarineLV

    Hilarious conversation. Right now, Tuesday April 29th, 2014, the day of the breaking news of Donald Sterling getting banned for life from the Clippers and the NBA, all news channels currently, including MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and Al Jazeera America, at the 1PM PST, are doing a news piece on the Donald Sterling incident. The only news station avoiding it is Fox News. Right now Fox News is talking about extra fees being charged for overhead bins in airlines.

  • Thetacitvoice

    Here’s the funny: The media focuses on the words of individuals and labels that as hurtful….boo-hoo. What about the hate crimes, race motivated-violence that hurts, kills and ruins lives of families? Here are some to think about: 1. The white old man beaten into a coma by nice young black men and women…2. 67-year old white man shot execution style in south Daytona Fl. by two black people, their Grandmother also involved 3. Jul 28, 2013 – “This is for Trayvon Martin.” That’s what one of three black men told a white man before beating him, 4. “I hate white people,” said LeShawn Marten, a black man who attacked an older white man in New York’s Union Square….the examples go on and on. We worry about someone not giving black people basketball tickets?? We worry about a rancher so far removed from society making an observation? When we worried about lynching’s and cross burnings…that was justified. Refocus your efforts on the violence that is hurting people due to racial discrimination.

  • ConSt

    So, are you guys going to alter this article to reflect the truth?

    http://m.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/donald-sterling-republican-democrat-politics-nba-racism