Skip to comments.Bruins goalie skips White House ceremony honoring team in protest (Devoted Tea Partier)
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:36:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
I assumed at first that he was doing this because, in the eternal “Obama: incompetent or evil?” debate, he had come down on the side of the latter. But no. This doesn’t appear to be an anti-Hopenchange thing specifically.
Tim Thomas posted the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his decision to not attend a ceremony at the White House to honor the Bruins for their Stanley Cup win last June:
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT”
Meanwhile, at the White House:
During his speech, President Obama spoke glowingly about Thomas and his performance.
“This Stanley Cup was won by defense as much as by offense,” Obama said. “Tim Thomas posted two shutouts in the Stanley Cup Finals and set an all-time record for saves in the postseason and he also earned the honor being only the second American ever to be recognized as the Stanley Cup playoff’s MVP.”
Thomas is a devoted tea partier, to the point where he wears the Gadsden flag motto on his mask. Anyone know if he’s endorsed a candidate for president? I searched online but couldn’t find anything, although “not Romney” seems a safe bet.
HOORAY Tim Thomas!!! Workers of the world UNITE...along with employers, entrepreneurs, producers, etc., etc. It’s ABOUT TIME we kicked the f’n parasites, socialists, totalitarians, liars, criminals, thugs, elitists, fascists, scumbags, etc., etc. to the curb or the dustbin of history.
Makes me proud to be from the Boston area.
That said,go Pats.
I saw this earlier.
Tim done real good. He was clear in his intent without being a jerk about it.
Much better snub than James Harrison’s.
I'm with you on that, Mears.
Man. Makes me proud there is someone who won't sacrifice their principles for fifteen more minutes of fame.
And, yeah...GO PATS! (I'm GOING to Indianapolis, by hook or crook!)
Have fun at the game.
Life is short——go for it.
He only *plays* for Boston. He is *from* Flint, MI ... also hometown of one Michael Moore. Go figure.
Tim Thomas for U.S. Senate!
The real saying is life is short, eat dessert first..:O) I have a pillow that says that. Also life is like a snow storm, there are a lot of flakes in the world. The other is from a friend that says,,,you will always be my best friend, you know too much....life is short, laugh when ever you can....FR and freepers have a great sense of humor...
A native of Flint, Mich., Thomas wears a helmet adorned with the patriotic slogan Dont
Tread on Me and is a fan of conservative pundit Glenn
Beck, formerly of Fox News.
The puck-stoppers high-profile snub went viral as Tim Thomas became a trending topic on Twitter and Democrats hammered him, including lefty pundit Keith Olbermann, who fired off a tweet calling the goalie a fool.
Massachusetts Democratic Party spokesman Kevin Franck told the Herald: I think anyone who really cares about the lives, liberty and happiness of the American people wouldnt miss an opportunity to shake the hand of the man who got bin Laden.
Last year, retired Chicago Bears Hall of Fame lineman Dan Hampton said he was not a fan of the guy in the White House when he skipped a ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of the Bears 1986 Super Bowl title. In 1996, former Green Bay Packers and Boston College tight end Mark Chmura, a Republican, skipped a meet-and-greet with President Clinton on moral grounds, citing the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The same folks who defended the Dixie Chicks comments about W (admittedly made on foreign soil) have a problem with this.
Imagine in future:
(athlete) of the Stanley Cup winner refuses to meet up with Pres. Gingrich/Romney/Santorum/Paul etc
Wouldn’t they say, right on?
Nice job! His first, off-the cuff, comments when declining the invite was “Nah - I’ve seen enough hockey pucks for awhile.”
To “shake the hand of the man who got Bin Laden” would likely involve a trip to an American cemetery, as that man and many of his brothers are likely themselves dead, thanks to the Dumb Bastard and his sidekick’s gloating and victory lap after Bin Laden’s death...Mr Democrat spokeshole...
287 more days
you’ll like this story ping!
May God guide our course.
Do you have any comment to make on what you’ve posted, or have you read the article?
Of course the libtards that populate Boston media are ripping Thomas for choosing to stand up for what he believes.
The same idiots have short-term memory loss as they neglected to do the same when the metrosexual Obowmao lickspittle, Theo Epstein, former GM of the Red Sox, boycotted meeting Bush after a World Series win.
Meanwhile, we conservatives soldier on...
“He is *from* Flint, MI ... also hometown of one Michael Moore. Go figure.”
Flint is redeemed in my book for having Tim as a homeboy,but I consider all Boston athletes as important parts of our community,and the bragging rights that go with it.:-)
“The real saying is life is short, eat dessert first”
The closer I get to the end of my life the more I believe it.
You are right about Freepers and their sense of humor. I have more LOL moments here than at any other site.
Have a great evening,goat granny. (By the way,I’m Grammy to my grandkids who are growing up too fast :-)...)
Don’t forget to root for the Pats during the Superbowl. New York——yuk.
What? You don’t claim bragging rights for your politicians?
Don’t you have to wonder how these conservative athletes handle the celebrity social scene/culture of Boston. Probably by staying at home in one of the few red enclaves in the area. That’s what the more conservative Washington Redskins did, took little to no part of DC social life, hung out in VA.
“Dont you have to wonder how these conservative athletes handle the celebrity social scene/culture of Boston.”
If they avoid Boston,and the little ring around Boston, (Brookline,Cambridge,and Newton(my town)..)they should be okay.
Curt Schilling found a great town in the area——lots of them around.
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