Not good. Sounds like Conservative is starting to take on a negative reaction the way the word liberal has. Barkley is outspoken but hardly a liberal. Some of the over-the-top bs that hypocrites in the conservative movement are doing is giving the Dems a chance to redefine conservatives as those who are unaccepting of others while tolerating the Larry Craigs and other pervs who want to be associated with conservativism.
Methinks he’s heard too much from Olberman; they’re counting down their IQ’s.
“Barkley is outspoken but hardly a liberal”
Ummm I love Charles myself, but here’s a man that was educated at one of our illustrious college campii and went straight into...
being coddled by the NBA for ga-jillions of dollars wholly unaffected by life as most of us live it.
His ideas of liberalism, socialism, conservatism and fake Christiaintiy has most likely been learned by what he’s heard from liberal professors (WHEN he attended class or was remotely conscious) at uppe crust cocktail parties or while playing play station with a bud.
NO idea what he’s been doing since retirement but I can’t IMAGINE it’s been much more productive as far as educating himself about conservatism!
He gets payed to play a game. Who cares what he has to say on anything?
*Starting* to? Are you kidding? The damage is long done. When Americans hear the word conservative, all they picture anymore are reactionary Christians who spend their lives fretting about other people's bodily functions. Porn, gays, sex, in vitro fertilization, drugs, vaccines, birth control--the government's primary function is to make sure people aren't exposed to any of this icky stuff. Oh, and throw in some anti-science for good measure. That's Conservatism, the new C-word. And people wonder why McCain's kicking ass in the Republican Party? Aiyaiyai.