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Derek Jeter voting for Obama.
ESPN.com ^ | 9/20/12 | Rick Reilly

Posted on 09/20/2012 5:55:49 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist

Me: Who are you voting for? Jeter: Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; jeter; obama; sports
Normally a guy who plays it close to the vest and shuns controversy like the plague, Jeter blasts out his presidential choice. This Yankee fan feels confused, as a hero becomes just another dumb athlete.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

A great baseball player,an economic moron. Life goes on.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Derek Jeter, proving he’s on dope.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

What’s a Derek Jeter?


4 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:37 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Sick and tired of these rich people who don’t live in this BS.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: BlueStateRightist

Sigh I loved Jeter he never really stated his politics but this doesn’t surprise me.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 6:00:35 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I’m devastated by this news. Or, maybe not.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 6:00:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BlueStateRightist

Sounds like Jeter’s been hanging with the Holly-weird crowd too much lately. He really needs to stick to what he knows best, playing ball.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT by ssaftler (With apologies to Gene Kranz: "Obama is not an option")
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To: BlueStateRightist

Just one more reason to hate the Stankees.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 6:02:46 PM PDT by GnL
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To: BlueStateRightist

It doesn’t surprise me at all that Jeter is liberal. Jeter is notorious for being a professional womanizer.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: BlueStateRightist

Just proves idiots can play baseball...


11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:05:14 PM PDT by wny
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To: Pinkbell

I don’t see the nexus. I was a womanizer before I got married. What exactly is the alternative?


12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Jeter is a great ball player.
And he should stick to that.
The same as Obama should stick to politics and not basket ball


13 posted on 09/20/2012 6:08:31 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

We can also file this one under “Who Give’s a Rat’s A&&?”


14 posted on 09/20/2012 6:09:31 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I have a Tshirt I wore in public *once*: ‘Yankees Suck, Jeter Swallows’.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: jwalsh07

I’m just saying he takes a very liberal attitude towards sex, so I’m not surpised he carries a liberal attitude towards other issues.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 6:11:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: BlueStateRightist

My Captain, My Captain .... A Traitor!

Breaks my Heart!!


17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: BlueStateRightist

Both biracial.

Race over logic.

Rich guys who hate the system who made them wealthy.

You can’t fight suicidal.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:14:39 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Noooooooooo!

I still love Jeter, but I can't help think that it's a racial thing because they're both half white/half black. But Jeter's father is a doctor, isn't he? How can he be for Obamacare? Yuck! Also, Jeter once made a comment that he didn't make his All-league team in HS once but did make All-state that same year. He implied it was a racial thing. But he always said he really looked up to Joe Torre and George Steinbrenner, who vote Republican, well Steinbrenner did when he was alive, would only still be voting if he was a Democrat. Sure he wasn't being sarcastic?

19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: BlueStateRightist

Beaned by one too many fastballs?


20 posted on 09/20/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Third Person

Who cares and who really cares? I don’t watch these clowns.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 6:23:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: BlueStateRightist

Rick Reilly is a lib. He tweeted: Jeter is part of the 47%.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 6:24:50 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Funny thing is, if you asked him why he’s voting for Obama he couldn’t elaborate. If you asked him which policies he agrees with Obama on he couldn’t provide an answer. He just knows he’s black. Or half black. Another Colin Powell.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: BlueStateRightist

Funny thing is, if you asked him why he’s voting for Obama he couldn’t elaborate. If you asked him which policies he agrees with Obama on he couldn’t provide an answer. He just knows he’s black. Or half black. Another Colin Powell.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 6:30:22 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: BlueStateRightist

Funny thing is, if you asked him why he’s voting for Obama he couldn’t elaborate. If you asked him which policies he agrees with Obama on he couldn’t provide an answer. He just knows he’s black. Or half black. Another Colin Powell.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 6:30:33 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: BlueStateRightist

The Rangers were no shows in the last two world series.

I told my friends, at least they beat the F’ing Yankees.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:32:24 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: BlueStateRightist

He’s black. Of course he’s voting for the party that fought a war to keep them in bondage. It’s what they do.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:38 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: BlueStateRightist

Why does this surprise anyone? These guys are on the “get rich” band wagon, and will be set for life before you know what happened. Meanwhile you trying to understand what happened to the hero that doesn’t give a diddly about you or what you think. The point is: Find a real hero. Don’t waste your time on these self centered egotists. Maybe someone who fought for our freedom at war, not a baseball player.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:50:32 PM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: BlueStateRightist
a man paid to play a kid's game thinks he knows something he hasn't a clue about, feh...
29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:59:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Don’t tell me. He’s voting for Soetoro because he doesn’t think he’s paying enough in taxes and wants to pay more but the Republicans won’t let him.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Interestingly, about 5 years ago Jeter was pressed by the State of New York to pay his income taxes as a resident of that state, as he was claiming residence in Florida. Fact: depending on the time of year, he DID live in both states, with residences in both the Tampa/St. Pete area and in Manhattan. Wonder why he was so interested in not “living” in NY? Sounds like a Republican at heart.

Ultimately, likely to eliminate a PR debacle, he agreed to pay his income taxes as a resident of New York City (the highest taxed locale in the country).


31 posted on 09/20/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: llevrok
The same as Obama should stick to politics and not basket ball.

Obama should stick to anything but public office.

32 posted on 09/20/2012 7:25:43 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

The right answer to this question whether you are an athlete or an entertainer is: “I don’t share who I vote for, that is my business in the voting booth...I don’t do politics in the open.”


33 posted on 09/20/2012 7:27:48 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Which 47% is that???

But .... he pays federal income taxes.

How can that be???

34 posted on 09/20/2012 7:32:20 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MacMattico

I worked with his dad for a short time. He is a psychologist, not medical. I’m not surprised, and it has nothing to do with race. The psychology profession is full of liberals. He also grew up in Kalamazoo, which is essentially a wannabe Ann Arbor. Not shocked a bit he would vote Democrat in any election.


35 posted on 09/20/2012 7:48:22 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Chipper

I bet he votes for Mitt


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The right answer to this question whether you are an athlete or an entertainer is: “I don’t share who I vote for, that is my business in the voting booth...I don’t do politics in the open.”

That’s why this is surprising. Not the way Jeter is voting - but that he responded to the question. He’s usually careful not to say anything objectionable.


37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:58:18 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: ssaftler

......”hanging with the Holly-weird crowd”......

Really?

Are you saying that the miscreants who inhabit Hollywood
are different than the miscreants who inhabit good old NYC?


38 posted on 09/20/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: BlueStateRightist

My brother in law lives in NJ but works out of an office in NYC. He’s only in that office maybe 12 times a month, but has to pay NYC income tax. We usually stay away at tax time— he’s not in a very good mood at that time!


39 posted on 09/20/2012 9:07:58 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: BlueStateRightist

He should have just said...miss


40 posted on 09/20/2012 9:13:17 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: dforest

Same - I haven’t watched baseball since they struck out the World Series.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 9:16:02 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Derek Jeter levels of psychotic greed and sordid materialism — this is how the Republican Party got such a bad name over the last 40 years. Obama can have him. Although I don’t think there is anything particularly controversial in the admission.


42 posted on 09/21/2012 12:08:01 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: BlueStateRightist
Me: Who are you voting for? Jeter: Obama.

Jeter: Dumba$$.

43 posted on 09/21/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Hope the Rangers kick their a$$ in the playoffs....again.


44 posted on 09/21/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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