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Legendary QB John Elway Tells FOX News Sunday Why Hes a Republican (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | February 2,2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:58 AM PST by Hojczyk

John Elway, former American football quarterback and is now the executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, was asked on FOX News Sunday why he was a Republican.

“Well, those are what my beliefs are. I believe you know as a country that we are given the opportunity to succeed or not succeed. And, I think for us to be able to, I don’t believe in safety nets, obviously we have to have some kind of safety nets, but I think… My philosophy is when you’re given the opportunity you take advantage of that and I think that’s when you get the best out of people.”

Elway went on to say he has no plans on running for public office. The Denver Broncos are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII tonight in New Jersey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4NuTSZfI9Q


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:58 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

He should run for the Senate. CO deserves a good Senator who is a winner.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:48:42 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Hojczyk
John Elway is a Republican???!!!

And, I think for us to be able to, I don’t believe in safety nets, obviously we have to have some kind of safety nets...

(sigh) Yep. He's a Republican.

Sometimes I think God hates us.

3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:56 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Hojczyk
He lived the middle class life style in Denver…Went to baseball and football with his kids just like are normal guy..Elway was never in any trouble that I know of…

You never heard about him in the off season..unless he was at a Hockey or Basketball game…He did like expensive cars..

4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:51:40 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Conservative professional quarterbacks make good politicians.

5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:52:33 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Why would you say that?

I’ve always known that Elway was a Republican.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:26 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Slyfox
Actually that's a picture of Jack Kemp you posted, not Elway.

Elway is down below...


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:49 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Hojczyk

There is nothing wrong with safety nets….they have to be limited and not expanded…like unemployment ..I think it was like six weeks when it first started..now under the Rats and RINOS it is forever.,.,.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:56 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: onyx
I was, how you say?, joking.

"I don't believe in safety nets, obviously we need safety nets, etc....."

Again, (sigh).

Is it asking too much for a Republican candidate who has a command of the English language? One who doesn't contradict himself in the space of one sentence?

9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:57:52 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Hojczyk
He did like expensive cars..

And according to many sources over the years, loose women.

10 posted on 02/02/2014 9:00:26 AM PST by fso301
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To: SamAdams76

I suspect he knows that...think a little bit, and you may get the point...


11 posted on 02/02/2014 9:00:52 AM PST by gogeo (The Republican Party is not ours, it is theirs.)
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To: gogeo

No big deal if she or he didn’t, I don’t expect everybody knows what John Elway looks like. I actually had to Google it because I didn’t think Elway had aged that much to look like Jack Kemp!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:21 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Hojczyk

I watched the interview clip and my guess is Elway is more aligned with the beltway Vichy Republicans than us here at FR.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 9:10:50 AM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Hojczyk

Safety nets used to be there as a temporary measure when someone found themselves in a difficult situation without other means of support. Now, it seems to be used to quell possible civil unrest from government policies causing difficult financial situations en masse. Therefore any possible solutions to these policies are being halted by the government itself in order to continue with the failed policies which are benefitting the few at the cost of the many. Until these policies are changed, our economy with continue to languish.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 9:12:06 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Hojczyk

If Denver wins today, Elway will have done what no football player has ever achieved. He really owes it to good people of Colorado to take his talents and values to the U.S. Senate, where he would be a formidable obstacle for the Commie RATs.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by montag813
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To: Hojczyk

Elway is also a refugee from his native state of California. He played high school football at Granada Hills High School and college football at Stanford. Elway, Tiger Woods, and John Lynch are a few of the native born high income athletes who got the hell out of Taxifornia. Maybe that 11% marginal California income tax rate has something to do with it.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 9:15:42 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: Hojczyk

Elway is an egotistical SOB. First, he drafts Tim Tebow with no intention of playing him. When Kyle Orton (yes, the same signed by Dallas in December)proves less than adequate, he is forced to play Tebow, who does nothing but win.

What does Elway do? He gets rid of Tebow so he can sign Peyton Manning, fresh off a season long injury and rehab. Manning is going to the Super Bowl with a chance to do something nobody has ever done - lead two different franchises to Super Bowl victory.

What’s Elway’s response? He won’t be the greatest quarterback ever. Greatest is in the eye of the beholder.

Yep, good RINO.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 9:20:03 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Entitlements are forever. Once established, they will only expand over time.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

So why is he not a Tea partier.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:16 AM PST by bergmeid (Omaha! Omaha!)
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To: Texas Eagle; Hojczyk; onyx
I met Elway several years ago and spent some little time talking to him and observing him over the course of a day in a group setting with other celebs, from sports figures to movies stars. At the time, I (not being any part of "sports fan") had not the faintest idea who he really was except for what little research I'd done on him the night before on the internet. Didn't expect to be impressed; I was figuring, "just another dumb football player."

I was wrong. He was eloquent, clearly very intelligent, had a great sense of humor and even of humility, and a very common-sense way of enjoying the challenge (learning to drive race cars from pro trainers) in front of him. Then and there I figured, "I bet this guy's a conservative." He just had that take, that joyous approach, to life. Then again, I've met several pro football players and basketball players and they were ALL unusually (I thought) intelligent and I would bet money, conservative. Somebody who is a human Clydesdale and a world-class athlete, is also probably going to be pretty damned smart, even if his general demeanor is of a big dumb ape!

20 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:20 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny
I was joking!

Heavens to Mergatroid. Lord, why do You vex me with such people.

21 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:40 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Finny

“When look at his horses’ face I want to hurt him” :Brian Bosworth.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 9:33:33 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy; Hojczyk

Safety nets are the business of churches and charitable organizations. The U.S. government has a different function, and when it presumes to take over the work that churches/charities are meant to do ... we see the moral, financial, and entitlement-mentality malaise that we have now.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 9:34:04 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
“When look at his horses’ face I want to hurt him” :Brian Bosworth.

So when is Bosworth going to be in the Hall of Fame?

24 posted on 02/02/2014 9:34:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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25 posted on 02/02/2014 9:34:40 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
“When look at his horses’ face I want to hurt him” :Brian Bosworth.

Two words, Brian, "Bo Jackson", ok?

26 posted on 02/02/2014 9:35:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Texas Eagle

I wasn’t picking on you — as a matter of fact, I happen to agree with your observation (his “no safety nets ... of course we need safety nets ...” *sigh*) and chuckled when I read your post! I was merely using this occasion to brag about having met him in person!!! {^) Lighten up, FRances!


27 posted on 02/02/2014 9:36:53 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: dfwgator

Elway should run this year on the condition that Mike Ditka goes against Durbin in Illinois. THAT would be entertaining. They did a commercial together years ago and I thought it up then.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 9:37:57 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Finny
Ah. Nice "Stripes" reference.

Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I'm wound too tightly sometimes. Perhaps if I take a moment to reflect on what is said and try to view the world through another's eyes I will come to understand that the same thing can be said in different ways and, perhaps, that will make me a more pleasant and well-balanced person.

Nahhhhhhhhh!

29 posted on 02/02/2014 9:40:16 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Hojczyk
And Payton Manning is one of the smartest business men there is. He bought half of the Papa John's franchises in Colorado just prior to the marijuana law passing.

He knew that pizza would be a big seller for the munchies!
30 posted on 02/02/2014 9:41:11 AM PST by jrg
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To: Texas Eagle

LOLOL!!! {^) Thanks for the second chuckle of the morning!!


31 posted on 02/02/2014 9:42:00 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: dfwgator
Two words, Brian, "Bo Jackson", ok?

I suppose a clip of Bo running over Bosworth like a piece of tissue is out there somewhere. Luckily I watched that game and saw it.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 9:44:26 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: NTHockey
Elway is an egotistical SOB. First, he drafts Tim Tebow with no intention of playing him.

I'm not an Elway fan but get your facts straight. Tebow was drafted the year before Elway took over.

33 posted on 02/02/2014 9:44:49 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Hojczyk

The real question is: Why did that smarmy Chris Wallace ask John Elway that question?


34 posted on 02/02/2014 9:52:53 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: NTHockey

Elway didn’t draft him. Elway took control in 2011. Tebow was Josh McDaniel’s guy.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 9:55:05 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Hojczyk

There is EVERYTHING wrong with gov. safety nets. EVERYTHING. The tiniest Gov safety net, WILL INEVITABLY AND ALWAYS grow to biblical proportions. I believe fully in safety nets... It’s called insurance and I pay for it.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 9:59:53 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Finny; Hojczyk; Texas Eagle
As a rule, quarterbacks are very smart, or at least the good ones are very smart . Thanks so much for relating your experience with Elway. I'm not surprised to learn that you found him quite engaging and intelligent. Like you, I've met my and known share of pro ball players also, (most through DrO) and all are college or university educated, conservative, and very much 'down to earth.'
37 posted on 02/02/2014 10:06:13 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Hojczyk
I heard Dan Marino tell Hannity he is a conservative also.
38 posted on 02/02/2014 10:44:56 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: montag813

whats he going to do today that no player ever did? he ain’t playing


39 posted on 02/02/2014 11:24:31 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: Finny

Wouldn’t you expect that from a Stanford grad?


40 posted on 02/02/2014 11:25:25 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: major-pelham
I suppose, if I'd have thought of it!

I do know of at least one Harvard grad who was an outright joke.

41 posted on 02/02/2014 11:31:28 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: ncfool

And thats not Elway. He is a morally repugnant womanizing piece of junk that makes Bill Clinton look like a model of good behavior. No thanks.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 11:33:25 AM PST by Mom MD (I)
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To: montag813

He owes the good people of Colorado nothing but to leave us alone.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 11:34:26 AM PST by Mom MD (I)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I believe fully in safety nets... It’s called insurance and I pay for it.

And family and church should be the next layers of safety nets, not big gov. For one thing they have the time and concern to notice if they are enabling bad behavior. Big gov doesn't care much, and paying gov-employees to care triples the taxpayer cost.

Republicans are motivated by healthy competition. Democrats don't think they can win fair and square so are motivated by envy/unhealthy competition. To be motivated by healthy competition people need to have a fair and reasonable chance of winning. To do that people need to play in the right league for their skill level. Not everyone can play at the top. By creating layered economic playing fields, most people can find a place to compete and win, and cherish American values of low taxes and freedom.

44 posted on 02/02/2014 12:12:30 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Darren McCarty; Starstruck

I suppose that Elway was a deaf, mute invisible man when the decision was made to draft Tebow.

McCarty - Red Wings fan or the player?


45 posted on 02/02/2014 12:16:17 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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46 posted on 02/02/2014 12:19:07 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Reeses

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47 posted on 02/02/2014 12:29:30 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: NTHockey

Sorry, but Josh McDaniels was picked out of the Patriots organization in 2009 and given pretty much control of the team because he was the hot commodity. After a 8-8 record in 2009 the 2010 draft was his. Elway may have had a slight say at that time but it wasn’t until the following year he was the man. You also have to remember Tebow was given the starting roll for the later part of 2011 under Elway’s reign. Getting Manning the following year and getting rid of Tebow seems to have panned out. I like Tebow but would have gone after Manning.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 12:44:26 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: NTHockey

Elway wasn’t executive of the team then.

I’m not the player, just a fan of the Red Wings with a similar last name.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 12:49:50 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: NTHockey

Arrogant is exactly what I see when I am exposed to Elway.

FWIW, I am a Manning fan, though for me Joe Montana is my all time favorite :)


50 posted on 02/02/2014 1:33:43 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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